Tournament House Rules

  1. All Orange City Poker Room rules will apply, except where specifically noted. OCRCC will follow TDA rules, unless specifically noted in the tournament house rules.
  2. Players will be eligible for a full refund up until the start of the first hand of the tournament.
  3. Management reserves the right to cancel an event before the start of the first hand.
  4. Players will have their seats randomly assigned by the Bravo system. Players may not request to sit on the same table or request a specific seat at the table. Management reserves the right to assign a certain seat number based on special needs or circumstances. Siblings, husbands/wives, etc. may be separated to protect the integrity of the game. 
  5. Players who are not present at the start of the tournament may be re-assigned seats in order to keep the tables balanced and may be an alternate if no seats are available.
  6. Seat assignments may not be changed unless approved by the Tournament Director.
  7. The best effort to open tables for tournament play will be made. Any alternates registered after the scheduled start time are not guaranteed a seat until availability opens.
  8. Contingent on availability, a new table will be opened for alternates when two or more are registered. 
  9. Spectators are not allowed within five feet of live tables or in the tournament area.
  10. Seat assignments can be approved at tournament director’s discretion. 
  11. Any player who pays for their tournament entry before registration ends (alternates) will get into the tournament when a seat becomes available.
  12. Tournament seats won in cash games are non-transferrable unless otherwise stated. If a player would like to transfer their tournament ticket, they must follow all OCRCC transfer ticket policy rules. There will be no accommodations made for any player that does not complete the transfer in the correct manner.
  13. All multi-table tournaments must have a minimum of 10 players in order to run. SNG’s not included.
  14. In no-limit tournaments, the minimum bet in any round shall be at least the amount of the big blind.
  15. Talking on your cell phone at the table is not allowed. Please step away from the table to use your cell phone. Texting is permitted if you are not involved in a hand. Any use of your phone while involved in a hand is prohibited (this includes surfing the web or listening to music).
  16. Forward motion rule will be in effect. See OCRCC House Rules
  17. A player who exposes his/her cards on purpose or shows them to any player at the table before the action is complete, even if the player is not in the hand or if a player verbally discloses the contents of their hand or advises another player how to play a hand, may be subject to penalties per TDA rule #71 and #72 under Etiquette and Penalties.
  18. If a player throws his/her cards off the table they will be subject to penalties with the 3rd offense resulting in expulsion from the tournament and forfeiture of all buy-ins, entry fees, and/or prizes.
  19. When raising please state your intentions. “Raise 600” for example will mean a raise of 600 on top of whatever the bet is.
  20. An oversized chip is just a call unless stated otherwise. 
  21. In no-limit, less than a full raise does not reopen the betting to a player who has already acted.
  22. It is a player’s responsibility to know the actions to them. If a player is facing a bet and throws out an under call (less than the bet they are facing), they will be required to make the full call amount of the opening bet. Per TDA rules, a player that receives misinformation from the dealer is still required to make and accept full responsibility for the call/action. TDA rules #40 and #46 under Bets and Raises.
  23. Players may not remove any Tournament Chips from the tournament area or from the poker room at any time. If any player is caught pocketing chips, they may be subject to permanent eviction from the property as well as criminal prosecution.
  24. When a tournament has eleven players left and the tournament is paying at least ten places, the table with five players will not play five handed for any more than half of a level. Once the amount of the half a level is complete and a player is not yet eliminated, the five handed table will now become six handed. The process will continue until there are ten players left. 
  25. When paying ten or more spots in a tournament, tournament play will be hand for hand until the “bubble” is knocked out and players are in the money.
  26. In a tournament paying out 10 players or less, when the tournament gets down to the final table, players will redraw for seats, then redraw for the button. Special events may redraw for seats at other times, as deemed by the tournament director.
  27. Play in special events will go to 9-handed tables with 5 tables remaining or at the discretion of the tournament director.
  28. In the event that a table is broken and there is not a seat for one player, one table will be made 11-handed until the next player is eliminated. If hand for hand play is longer than 30 minutes, the clock will then be paused until the next player is eliminated.
  29. The tournament clock will only be paused for a redraw of seats. The tournament clock will not stop during hand for hand play.
  30. OCRCC Poker Room allows chopping, but is not responsible for any deals made by players. In the event that there are additional prizes and the players cannot decide who will get the item(s) in the chop (trophies, freeroll seat, etc.), the prize will go to the player who has the most units at the time of the chop. 3rd party events may be excluded. Players may not chop until there are 12 or less players per state of Florida regulations.
  31. All tournament information is posted in the poker room including blinds, buy-in’s, starting units, dealer add-on’s, etc. Management reserves the right to change, alter, or cancel any tournament at any time.
  32. The floor person’s decisions are final.
  33. Tables and seats may be limited to a first come first serve basis. It is the tournament director’s discretion to open up another table if needed based on availability.