Online Poker Rules

Hand Ranking

These rules apply to all our games. The rules used are almost identical to the rules used in a regular Las Vegas casino.

In the event of disputes between the players the management's decision will be final.

Buy-in

Our games are played with a table stake. That means that you are only playing with the chips you have in front of you at the table. There is a minimum buy-in at each table and on the PL and NL tables there is also a maximum buy-in.
Sample of minimum buy-ins:

Limit Min Buy-In Max Buy-In
Texas Hold'em/Omaha Fixed Limit
€ 0,25/0,50 € 3 Full bankroll
€ 1/2 € 10 Full bankroll
€ 2/4 € 20 Full bankroll
€ 3/6 € 30 Full bankroll
€ 5/10 € 50 Full bankroll

New player

A new player who wants to join a game played with blinds, must either come in on the big blind or will be required to post the equivalent of the big blind to start playing from other positions.

Missed blinds

A player that has missed a big blind can only come in on the big blind or will have to post this amount (live bet) to rejoin the game. Players that have missed both the small and the big blind must also post the equivalent of the small blind, or wait for his turn to post big blind. This money is considered as "dead" and goes directly to the pot.

All-in

If you have bet all of your available chips in a pot you are considered all-in. This means that you will remain in the pot until the showdown. A player that is all-in can only win as many chips from each player as he has put into the pot. If other players put in more chips a side pot will be created. More then one side pot can be created if several players are all-in.

Disconnect Protection

As a way to protect players from losses due to problems with their internet connection a system has been worked out to protect the players. This system is used by most card rooms on the Internet. It works as follows: If a player cannot act he will be treated as all-in if he has put money into the pot (if not his hand will be folded).

Every player will be allowed to be artificially all-in a fixed number of times per 24 hours. The all-ins should not be misused. If the management discovers that a player uses the option to be all-in to gain advantages, he will be warned and if it happens again his account will be closed. It is only possible to become artificially all-in in Fixed Limit and Spread Limit games, not in PL , ½PL and NL games, and only in cash games. We recommend that you only play higher limits if you have confirmed the reliability of your internet connection.

Server Crash

In case our server crashes, all players at the tables will have their money returned to their player accounts. All games that were running at the moment of the crash will be cancelled and all the chips in the pot returned to the players who participated. We are aware that this can be frustrating for some players, especially if you hold a big hand, but this is the only way to fairly deal with such occurrences.

Rank of Hands in Poker

The winning hand is always determined by the best five card hand. Aces count as the highest card, except in a straight A-2-3-4-5 when the Ace counts as 1 (except in 2-7 Draw), and in High/Low games, where Aces count both as the highest and lowest card.

Of course, in each variation, the pot can also be won by a player when all of his opponents fold their hands at any point before the showdown, leaving one player alone to claim the pot even though he may not actually have held the best hand!

High Poker

The best poker hand you can hold is the royal flush, followed by a straight flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind, two pair, one pair, and high card hand. The order in which cards are dealt or how they are displayed is irrelevant to the final value of the hand. For example, 7-7-K-A-5 is equivalent to A-K-7-7-5.
Poker hands are ranked the way they are because of one cold, hard fact: The more difficult it is, statistically speaking, to be dealt a particular poker hand in five cards, the higher it ranks on the scale of poker hands. Note that all poker hands eventually consist of five cards, regardless of the variation played.

High-Card Hands

A hand containing five unmatched cards, that is, lacking any of the combinations shown below, is valued by its highest ranking card. 3-9-K-7-10, is a "king-high" hand. When the highest ranking cards are identical, the next highest untied card wins. A-K-J-10-4 beats A-K-J-3-2.

High Card

One Pair

Two cards of equal rank and three unmatched cards. Example: 5-5-8-J-K. If two players are competing with one-pair hands, then the higher ranked of the pairs-aces highest, deuces lowest-wins the pot. And if two players have the same pair, then the highest side card would be used to determine the higher-ranking hand. 5-5-A-7-6 beats 5-5-K-Q-J, since the ace is a higher kicker than the king.

One Pair

Two Pair

Two pairs and an unmatched card. Example: 6-6-J-J-2. The highest pair of competing two-pair hands will win, or if the top pair is tied, then the second pair. If both pairs are equivalent, then the fifth card decides the winner. K-K-3-3-6 beats J-J-8-8-Q and K-K-2-2-A, but loses to K-K-3-3-9.

Two Pair

Three of a Kind

Three cards of equal rank and two unmatched cards. Also called trips or a set. Example: Q-Q-Q-7-J. If two players hold a set, the higher ranked set will win, and if both players hold an equivalent set, then the highest odd card determines the winner. 7-7-7-4-2 beats 5-5-5-A-K, but loses to 7-7-7-9-5.

Three of a Kind

Straight

Five cards of mixed suits in sequence, but it may not wrap around the ace. For example, Q-J-10-9-8 of mixed suits is a straight, but Q-K-A-2-3 is not?it?s simply an ace-high hand. If two players hold straights, the higher straight card at the top end of the sequence will win. J-10-9-8-7 beats 5-4-3-2-A but would tie another player holding J-10-9-8-7.

Straight

Flush

Five cards of the same suit. Example: K-10-9-5-3, all in diamonds. If two players hold flushes, the player with the highest untied card wins. Suits have no relevance. Thus, Q-J-7-5-4 of diamonds beats Q-J-4-3-2 of spades.

Flush

Full House

Three of a kind and a pair. Example: 5-5-5-9-9. If two players hold full houses, the player with the higher three of a kind wins. J-J-J-8-8 beats 7-7-7-A-A.

Full House

Four of a Kind

Four cards of equal rank and an odd card. Also called quads. Example: K-K-K-K-3. If two players hold quads, the higher ranking quad will win the hand. K-K-K-K-3 beats 7-7-7-7-A and K-K-K-K-2.

Four of a Kind

Straight Flush

Five cards in sequence, all in the same suit. Example: 7-6-5-4-3, all in spades. If two straight flushes are competing, the one with the highest card wins.

Straight Flush

Royal Flush

The A-K-Q-J-10 of the same suit, the best hand possible. No royal flush is higher than another.

Royal Flush

Poker Betting Rules

Since winning money in poker is the objective, betting is a critical part of the game. For some reason, the structure of the betting seems to be the most difficult area for a new player to grasp.

When you make a bet in poker, your money goes into the middle of the table along with every other player’s bets. This collection of money in the middle of the table is called "the pot." Once a player puts money into the pot, it remains in the pot. You cannot retract your money from the pot once it is in. The winner of the hand collects the pot.

Fold, Bet, Call and Raise

There are four fundamental actions in betting that are common in all forms of poker: the fold, the call, the check and the raise.

Fold

If you wish to discontinue the hand and surrender the pot to your opponent(s), you fold. This is done by passing the hole cards to the dealer face-down. It is a breach of etiquette to reveal the hole cards to the table when folding if there are other players still in the hand. Folding is often called "mucking" or "to muck the cards." The folded cards go into a pile next to the dealer which is called the muck. All mucked cards do not play any further part in that particular hand.

The advantage of folding is that it costs nothing further. If you think your hand is a losing hand, you can fold and you will lose no more than you have already put in the pot. However, if you continue playing with a losing hand, it may cost you more money to reach the showdown with a slim chance for winning. Therefore, folding is a way of saving money when you are in a losing proposition - an important aspect of the game.

The disadvantage of folding is that your opponents may have been betting a hand that is weaker than yours. Therefore, when you fold instead of calling or raising, you may be throwing away the winning hand. In a sense, you are walking a tight-rope when you fold because you do not want to lose money on a losing hand, but you neither do you want to mistakenly throw away a winning hand. It is a fine balance at times, which is one of the reasons that poker is so exciting, intricate and challenging.

Check

This is used when you do not wish to bet and you are not required to call. Imagine that you are playing hold'em and the flop is dealt. The first player checks, the second player checks and it is now your turn. You can check too, simply because no one has bet. While you are not betting or calling when you check, you still remain in the hand. If you check and then a player behind you bets, you will then be obliged to match the bet (call), raise or fold. Accordingly, you cannot check if someone has already bet.

Call

Calling is the act of matching the size of the last bet. If a player bets $20 and it is your turn to act, you will need to call that $20 bet by putting $20 in the pot. Once you have called the bet, and any other players who are still vying for the pot have bet, the betting round is concluded and the next card is dealt. For example, if you are in a hold'em game and a player bets $50 on the flop, you can call by matching his bet and putting $50 in the pot. The betting round is then concluded and the dealer will then deal the turn. In other words, every betting round will end with a call.

If there are several players in a hand, all players must call the size of the last bet before the hand goes any further. Effectively, they are agreeing on a price by calling. For example, if players A, B, C and D are in a hand and player A bets $10 on the turn, players B, C and D will all have to "call" (match) this $10 bet before the river is dealt. However, if player A checks, player B bets $10 and player C raises to $20, Players D and A will have put $20 in total into the pot if they wish to remain in the game. Player B has already put $10 into the pot, so he only needs to put in another $10 to call player C's raise.

When you reach the river, the showdown will occur if one player bets and the other player(s) call. If no one bets (i.e. everyone checks) then the showdown occurs at no additional cost to any player.

Raise

If a player has already made a bet, you can raise that bet. The size of your raise depends on the "structure" of the game. For example, in a hold'em game with a limit structure, a bet on the flop is fixed at a particular level. Let's say that all bets on the flop are fixed at $15. If a player bets $15, you can raise to $30 (call their $15 + bet another $15). In other words, every raise is an incremental increase of $15. If you raise, your opponent will then need to match your $15 raise if they wish to continue with their hand.

Alternatively, this player may raise you again, which is commonly referred to as reraising. To reraise, he will call your $15 raise and then raise another $15 himself. This means that he will have bet a total of $45. You would then have the options to fold, call or reraise again.

A note regarding reraises: Usually, there is a limit of three raises per betting round. Therefore, if player A bets $5 on the flop, player B raises to $10 (raise one), then player A reraises to $15 (raise two) and the player B reraises to $20 (raise three), that is as far as they can go. The player A cannot then reraise again to $25. He is forced to call that third and final raise and that concludes the betting

The Rules of Texas Hold'em

Players

Up to 10 players are allowed to play in the same table.

Dealer

In Texas Hold'em a button (the "dealer button") indicates who the dealer is. The deal moves clockwise between the players.

Blinds

Texas Hold'em is played with two blinds, the "small blind" and the "big blind". Before any cards are dealt the blinds must be posted. The player to the left of the dealer posts the small blind and the next player in turn posts the big blind.
The blinds are considered as "live" bets. If you have posted a blind you are only required to make up the difference, if any, between the blind and the current bet. The players in the blinds have the option to fold, call, check or raise in turn.

Deal

Each player receives 2 cards dealt face down. These 2 cards are called the "hole cards". After that there will be 3 community cards dealt face up on the board, "the flop". Then another community card, "the turn" or "fourth street" will be dealt. Finally the last community card, "the river" or "fifth street", will make it 5 cards showing on the board.

Betting order

In Texas Hold'em there are 4 betting rounds. The first betting round takes place after each player is dealt his hole cards. In this round the player to the left of the big blind is first to act. In the following betting rounds the first active player to the left of the dealer button starts the action.

Showdown

If no more betting takes place, after all the cards have been dealt out, there is a showdown to determine the winner. The best 5 card hand wins the pot. The players are allowed to use 1 or 2 of their hole cards, but they can also "play the board" meaning that they use all 5 cards on the board. If two or more players show the same hand they split the pot.
If there was betting on fifth street the player who made the last bet or raise must show his hand first. If there was no betting the first remaining player to the left of the dealer shows his hand first.

The Rules of Omaha High-Low / "Hi-Lo" / Eight or Better

Players

Up to 8 players are allowed to play in the same game.

Dealer

In Omaha H/L a button (the "dealer button") indicates who the dealer is. The deal moves clockwise between the players.

Blinds

Omaha H/L is played with two blinds, the "small blind" and the "big blind". Before any cards are dealt the blinds must be posted. The player to the left of the dealer posts the small blind and the next player in turn posts the big blind. The blinds are considered as "live" bets. If you have posted a blind you are only required to make up the difference, if any, between the blind and the current bet. The players in the blinds have the option to fold, call, check or raise in turn.

Deal

Each player receives 4 cards dealt face down. These 4 cards are called the "hole cards". After that there will be 3 community cards dealt face up on the board, "the flop". Then another community card, "the turn" or "fourth street" will be dealt. Finally the last community card, "the river" or "fifth street", will make it 5 cards showing on the board.

Betting order

In Omaha H/L there are 4 betting rounds. The first betting round takes place after each player is dealt his hole cards. In this round the player to the left of the big blind is first to act. In the following betting rounds the first active player to the left of the dealer button starts the action.

Showdown

If no more betting takes place, after all the cards have been dealt out, there is a showdown to determine the winner. The best 5 card hand wins the high pot and the lowest 5 card hand wins the low pot if the hand qualifies (see below). The players must use exactly 2 of their 4 hole cards and 3 community cards. If two or more players show the same winning hand they split the pot. If there was betting on fifth street the player who made the last bet or raise must show his hand first. If there was no betting the first remaining player to the left of the dealer shows his hand first.

The pot is split between the best hand for high and the best hand for low. Omaha H/L is played with an “8 or better” qualifier, which means that a hand must be, at worst, an 8 for low to be eligible to win the low portion of the pot.

The Rules of Omaha

Players

Up to 8 players are allowed to play in the same table.

Dealer

In Omaha a button (the "dealer button") indicates who the dealer is. The deal moves clockwise between the players.

Blinds

Omaha is played with two blinds, the "small blind" and the "big blind". Before any cards are dealt the blinds must be posted. The player to the left of the dealer posts the small blind and the next player in turn posts the big blind. The blinds are considered as "live" bets. If you have posted a blind you are only required to make up the difference, if any, between the blind and the current bet. The players in the blinds have the option to fold, call, check or raise in turn.

Deal

Each player receives 4 cards dealt face down. These 4 cards are called the "hole cards". After that there will be 3 community cards dealt face up on the board, "the flop". Then another community card, "the turn" or "fourth street" will be dealt. Finally the last community card, "the river" or "fifth street", will make it 5 cards showing on the board.

Betting order

In Omaha there are 4 betting rounds. The first betting round takes place after each player is dealt his hole cards. In this round the player to the left of the big blind is first to act. In the following betting rounds the first active player to the left of the dealer button starts the action.

Showdown

If no more betting takes place, after all the cards have been dealt out, there is a showdown to determine the winner. The best 5 card hand wins the pot. The players must use exactly 2 of their 4 hole cards and 3 community cards. If two or more players show the same hand they split the pot. If there was betting on fifth street the player who made the last bet or raise must show his hand first. If there was no betting the first remaining player to the left of the dealer shows his hand first.

The Rules of 7 Card Stud

Players

Up to 8 players are allowed to play in the same game.

Ante

7-card Stud is played with an ante. Before any cards are dealt the antes must be posted.

Deal

Each player receives 3 cards, two dealt face down and one face up. The cards you are dealt first are your "hole cards" and cannot be seen by the other players. This is indicated with grey background. After that there will be 3 more cards dealt face up and one card dealt face down to each remaining player.

Bring-in

The player showing the lowest card in fixed limit and the highest card in pot limit after the deal must make a forced bet (bring-in) that usually amounts to 2 x the ante or make a bet higher than that if the limit allows it. For the purposes of determining the bring-in, ties in card rank are broken by suit, with the order being spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs (in descending order). After the initial bring-in or bet is made action continuous clockwise until betting is completed for the round.

Betting order

In 7-card Stud there are 5 betting rounds. The first betting round takes place after each player is dealt his first three cards. Then a 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th card is dealt to each player and another betting round starts after each card. The player showing the highest hand on the board is first to act in each round.

Showdown

If no more betting takes place, after all the cards have been dealt out, there is a showdown to determine the winner. The best 5 card hand wins the pot (kickers count). If two or more players show the same hand they split the pot. If there is an odd chip it goes to the player nearest the dealer box. If there was betting on seventh street the player who made the last bet or raise must show his hand first. If there was no betting the player showing the highest hand on the board shows his hand first.

Special rules

If any player shows a pair on 4th street it is possible to bet/raise double the limit in Fixed Limit games. A maximum of 3 raises is allowed, no matter the size of each raise. If there are not enough cards left in the deck to deal every player his 7th card a community card is dealt face up in the middle of the table. In this case all the players use the same card as their 7th card and no betting is allowed on this round.

The Rules of 5 Card Draw

Players

Up to 6 players are allowed to play in the same game.

Dealer

In 5-card Draw a button (the "dealer button") indicates who the dealer is. The deal moves clockwise between the players.

Blinds

5-card Draw is played with two blinds, the "small blind" and the "big blind". Before any cards are dealt the blinds must be posted. The player to the left of the dealer posts the small blind and the next player in turn posts the big blind.

The blinds are considered as "live" bets. If you have posted a blind you are only required to make up the difference, if any, between the blind and the current bet. The players in the blinds have the option to fold, call, check or raise in turn.

Deal

Each player receives 5 cards dealt face down.

Draw

After the first betting round is completed each player is allowed to discard 0-5 cards and will draw new cards. Each player have 30 seconds to draw cards, if he fails to act within this time he will stand pat (draw 0 cards) and not be able to bet or raise the pot after the draw. To make the draw you click on the cards you want to discard and press the “Discard” button. The cards you have chosen to discard will be grey. Before you have pressed the “Discard” button you can change your selection by clicking on the grey card again.

Betting order

In 5-card Draw there are 2 betting rounds. The first betting round takes place after each player is dealt his 5 cards. In this round the player to the left of the big blind is first to act. In the next betting round, after the draw, the first active player to the left of the dealer button starts the action. Both players with and without a blind are allowed to raise the pot.

Showdown

If no more betting takes place, after all the cards have been dealt out, there is a showdown to determine the winner. The best 5 card hand wins the pot. If two or more players show the same hand they split the pot.

If there was betting after the draw the player who made the last bet or raise must show his hand first. If there was no betting, the first remaining player to the left of the dealer shows his hand first.

In the very rare event that there are insufficient cards remaining to complete the draw, the mucked and discarded cards are shuffled and used to complete the draw. A player will never get back his own discards but may receive another player’s discards.

The Rules of 5 Card Stud

Players

Up to 8 players are allowed to play on the same table.

Deal & Betting order

Place an ante on the table. The ante amount is set by the card room. Each Player is dealt two cards, one hole card and one card face-up. The Player with the lowest card showing by suit, must bring-in the betting. Suits are ranked from low to high - Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades. In the second round, another card is dealt face-up to all Players at the table. A round of betting follows.
This process continues until each Player has one hole card and four face-up cards.
After the last face-up card is dealt to each Player, a final round of betting follows. Remaining Players display their hole card. The highest hand wins.

Showdown

If no more betting takes place, after all the cards have been dealt out, there is a showdown to determine the winner. The best 5 card hand wins the pot. If two or more players show the same hand they split the pot.
If there was betting on fifth street the player who made the last bet or raise must show his hand first.

The Rules of Razz

Players

Up to 8 players are allowed to play on the same table. The object of Razz Poker is to make the lowest possible five-card hand from the seven cards you are dealt and win the pot. In Razz, straights and flushes are not considered. The best possible Razz Poker hand is 5-4-3-2-A.

Deal & Betting order

Place an ante on the table. The ante amount is set by the card room. Each Player is dealt three cards, two hole cards and one card face-up. The Player with the lowest card showing by suit, must bring-in the betting. Suits are ranked from low to high - Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades. A round of betting follows.
After all the Players have contributed the same amount into the pot, the fourth card, the Fourth Street, is dealt face-up and there is another round of betting.
At Fifth Street, in fixed limit games, the bets are at the higher amount whether or not a Pair is showing. At Sixth Street, the final face-up card is dealt.
The last phase of Razz is Seventh Street. The seventh card, the River Card, is dealt face down to all Players, followed by the final round of betting and the Showdown.

Showdown

If no more betting takes place, after all the cards have been dealt out, there is a showdown to determine the winner. The lowest 5 card hand wins the pot. If two or more players show the same hand they split the pot.
If there was betting on seventh street the player who made the last bet or raise must show his hand first.

Rake Structure

We receive compensation for hosting the poker games by taking "rake" of the pot.

The "Rake" is the percentage of the pot that goes to the house. 24hBet uses a fixed schedule for its rake, based on the number of players dealt in and the stakes being played:

If 5 or more players are dealt in, then the rake cap is 3 big blinds or €3, whichever is lower:

Blinds Cap
€0.01 / €0.02  €0.06
€0.02 / €0.04
 €0.12
€0.05 / €0.10  €0.30
€0.10 / €0.20  €0.60
€0.25 / €0.50  €1.50
€0.50 / €1.00 and higher  €3.00

If 3-4 players are dealt in, then the rake cap is 2 big blinds or €3, whichever is lower:

Blinds Cap
€0.01 / €0.02  €0.04
€0.02 / €0.04
 €0.08
€0.05 / €0.10  €0.20
€0.10 / €0.20  €0.40
€0.25 / €0.50  €1.00
€0.50 / €1.00  €2.00
€1.00 / €2.00 and higher  €3.00

If only 2 players are dealt in, then the rake cap is 1 big blindor €2, whichever is lower:

Blinds Cap
€0.01 / €0.02  €0.02
€0.02 / €0.04
 €0.04
€0.05 / €0.10  €0.10
€0.10 / €0.20  €0.20
€0.25 / €0.50  €0.50
€0.50 / €1.00 and higher  €1.00
€1.00 / €2.00 and higher  €2.00

Note: Our system collects €0.01 in rake for every €0.20 in the pot. This means that for a pot of €0.39 only €0.01 is collected in rake. This ‘rounding down’ means that the effective rake rate will be less than 5%, significantly so for some pots. No rake is taken from a pot of €0.19 or less.

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