Home Poker Game - Custom Rule Creator


INSTRUCTIONS: Select an option for each rule below. If you don't want the rule to apply then hit "none" and it won't show up. None of the fields are mandatory. Then click the button at the bottom when you are finished. When our results come up on the next page comes you can print it off or save it.

  Name of the Game
 
  Buy-In
  $
  Rebuys
  $

Select Deals
Players are allowed to make deals as long as no players are left out.
Players are not allowed to make deals.
None.
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Select Card visibility
Players have to keep their cards in view at all times.
None.
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Select Discussing Hands
Players are not allowed to discuss hands while the hand is in play.
Players are allowed to discuss hands while the hand is in play.
None.
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Select Cards Speak
The value of a hand is what the cards show, not what the player announces. Although a player deliberately and repetitively miscalling his hand with the intention of fooling other players can be penalized.
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Select Deck Changes
Players are not allowed to ask for deck changes.
Players are allowed to ask for deck changes.
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Select String Bet
No string bets allowed. When raising, a player must either put the amount of the raise out in one motion or state the raise amount. If the raise is unannounced then the raise must be made in one motion. If the raise is announced but no amount is announced “I raise” then the amount of the raise must be in one motion. If both the raise and the amount are announced "I raise 600" then the player can make several motions to put chips into the pot since there is no question about the details.
String bets are allowed.
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Select tables Stakes
Only the amount of chips the player has at the start of a hand is the amount available to wager - a player may not dip into his pocket for additional money in the middle of the hand. A player may put cash (or his wallet) into his stack before the start of the hand and have “cash play”.
Only the amount of chips the player has at the start of a hand is the amount available to wager - a player may not dip into his pocket for additional money in the middle of the hand. A player can't put cash into the pot - only chips.
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Select Cheating
Anyone caught cheating will be kicked out of the game.
None.
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Select Unprotected Hands
If a dealer kills an unprotected hand, the player can not do anything about it because it is his responsibility to protect his cards. An exception would be if a player raised and his raise had not been called yet, he would be entitled to receive his raise back.
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Select English Only At The table
Only English may be spoken at the table.
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Select Calling Time
A player can call time to think about his hand.
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Select Limit to the Number of Raises
There is a limit to 3 raises - even heads up.
There is a limit to 3 raises, except heads up when it is unlimited.
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Select Sitting Out
In a tournament, a player has the right to sit out as long as he wants as long as he posts his blinds. In a limit game, a player may sit out but needs to post a dead blind when sitting back in.
None.
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Select Verbal Declarations
If a player verbally announces a move then he will be required to play according to his verbal declarations - even if he has not moved his chips.
None.
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Select Showing Hands - When All-in
When a player is all-in, he has to show his cards.
None.
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Select Showing Hands - Who Shows First.
At the showdown: If everyone checks, then everyone must show their hand - in the order according to the button. If there is betting on the final round, then the player who puts in the final bet has to show first and the callers show next - in line with the button.
None.
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Select Showing Hands - Showing Your Cards To Others
At the showdown: You are not allowed to show your cards to another player. If you show your cards to 1 player then you need to show them to all players, whether it is during a hand or after.
None.
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Select Showing Hands - Asking To See Other Players Cards
At the showdown: A player may ask to see another players mucked cards if he thinks there has been cheating going on. If a player does it too much then it will be ruled that he is abusing the rule in order to unfairly get information about another player.
None.
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Select Showing Hands - Just Showing One
At the showdown: A player is allowed to show only one card to take down the pot. For example, if the board is JJ882, then he would show a J to indicate he had the nut full house, assuming it is good enough to win the pot.
At the showdown: You must show both cards in order to win the pot.
None.
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Select Killing Hands of Absent Players
A player must be at the table at the end of the showdown in order to have his hand live. If he is not AT the table when the last card is dealt to the button, the dealer will kill his hand. If the dealer does not kill the hand, it will still be considered dead. If he is the blind, his bet will be posted and his hand dead.
None.
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Select Rabbit Hunting
Rabbit hunting is allowed.
Rabbit hunting is not allowed.
None.
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Select Dealing
The player on the button will be dealing the cards.
There will be a designated dealer.
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Select Misdeals
Failure to shuffle and cut the deck before dealing. Dealing to the wrong player first.
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Select Dead Hands
There are cards missing from the deck.
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Select Dead Button - Small Blind Busts Out
If the big blind busts out then the blinds post their money as usual and the button is in the empty seat.
None.
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Select Dead Button - Big Blind Busts Out
If the big blind busts out then the current big blind will post their money as usual and there is a dead small blind.
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Select Minimum Raise
The minimum amount of a raise must be the amount of the previous raise, not the amount of the previous bet. If the blinds are 100 and 200 and the opener raises to 600. If the next player wants to raise, then the minimum raise is now TO 1,000. Because the previous raise was 400. The mimimum re-raise must now be 400.
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Select Side Pots
A player can only win from each player as many chips as he bets. This is called a main pot. A side pot is created with any subsequent bets.
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Select All-In On A Blind
The blinds are 500 and 1,000. The player who is going to post the big blind has 400 in chips. Another player raises to 1,000 and the small blind calls. There is a main pot of 1,200 (400+400+400) and a side pot of 1,200 (600+600).
None.
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Select Seating
Each table will seat a maximum of 10 players. Players will be distributed evenly between all the tables.
None.
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Select Drawing Seats
Lottery - Seat numbers are written down on a piece of paper and players will draw them.
Drawing Cards - Cards are set aside with the seats numbers (Aces count as 1) and are shuffled and picked by the players. Different suits represent different tables.
None.
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Select Arriving Late
Any player that has prepaid to get into the tournament will have to right to have his stack on the table and be blinded down and has the right to join the tournament at any point as long as he still has chips. The status of other players arriving late will be determined at the hosts discretion. He may elect the player to post all his historical blinds since the start of the tournament.
Any player that has prepaid to get into the tournament will have to right to have his stack on the table and be blinded down and has the right to join the tournament at any point as long as he still has chips. Any other players arriving late will not be allowed to play.
None.
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Select Drawing For The Button
Players will be dealt one card each and the highest card gets the button. A second card will be dealt to break a tie.
Players will be dealt one card each and the highest card gets the button. A second card will be dealt to break a tie.
None.
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Select Button Position
In a tourney you can never miss the BB so the button has to be adjusted. If there are 3 players left and the dealer gets eliminated then the button is placed after putting the BB in the right place. The next player due the BB gets the BB and the other player gets the button and the small blind. In heads-up play with two blinds, the small blind is on the button.
None.
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Select Tourney Ties
If two players (or more) are in-the-money in a tournament and they go all-in and both get knocked out then the player with the most chips will place higher than the player with less chips. If they both have an equal number of chips and both get knocked out then they will finish in a tie.
None.
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Select Moving Players
When the difference in the number of players is greater than 1 then a player must move from the bigger table to the smaller table. It should be the player who is on the Big Blind.
None.
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Select Color Up
The lowest denomination of chip in play will be removed from the table when it is no longer needed in the blind or ante structure.
None.
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Select Chip Race
When it is time to color-up chips, the extra chips will be raced off. Each player will receive 1 card for each odd chip. The player with the highest card (suits will break a tie) will be dealt a higher-denomination chip. There will be a maximum of one chip going to any player. A player cannot be raced out of a tournament. In the event that a player has only one chip left, the regular race procedure will take place. If that player loses the race, he will be given one higher-denomiation chip and will still play.
None.
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Select Bet Sizes
In limit games an oversized chip will be deemed to be a call if the player does not announce a raise. In no-limit an oversized chip before the flop is a call and after the flop an oversized chip by the initial bettor put in the pot will constitute the size of the bet.
None.
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Select Hand-For-Hand
Hand-for-hand may be implemented to keep players from slowing down the game. This is where a new hand is not dealt until all the hands at the other tables are done.
None.
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Select Penalties
The host may use such penalties as verbal warnings or 10 20, or 30 minutes away from the table which may be used with discretion.
None.
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Select Etiquette
No smoking.
No smoking inside. Smoke outside.
No swearing.
No sexist talk.
No rowdy behavior.
No drug use.
Drugs - 420 is OK.
No insulting players.
No reading the board out loud.
Please do not talk on your cell phone during a hand.
Please be at the table when the action is to you.
Please do not splash the pot.
Splashing the pot is OK.
Do not act out of turn.
Please pay attention to the hand if you are in it.
Do not turn over another players mucked cards without his permission.



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