Wwin poker rules and regulations

Poker Rules

These rules apply to all games. The rules are almost identical to the ones used in Las Vegas casinos

In case of dissagreement the management decision is final

General terms
Hand ranking

The winning hand is always determined by the best hand made out of 5 cards. Aces are the strongest card, except in the straight A-2-3-4-5 when the Ace is counted as 1

If two or more players have the card of the same rank, the winning hand is the one with the stronger kicker

If the hand is still tied, kicker (stronges card) decides the winning hand

Example

Q-Q-Q-6-6 Wins Q-Q-Q-5-5
Kh-7h-5h-3h-2h Wins Qs-Js-Ts-8s-6s
A-A-K-T-6 Wins A-A-Q-J-5
J-J-J-A-Q Wins J-J-J-A-9

If there is an odd chip (1 cent) it goes to the winnign player left of the dealer

Buy-in
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Our games are played with stakes. This means that you can play only with chips that are available at your table in front of you. There are minimum buy-ins on each table and on PL and NL tables there is also a maximum buy-in.

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Example of minimum buyins:

Texas Hold'em/Omaha Fixed Limit

Limit Min Buy-In Max Buy-In
€ 0,02/0,04 € 0,10 € 8
€ 0,03/0,06 € 1,5 € 12
€ 0,05/0,10 € 2,5 € 20
€ 0,10/0,20 € 5 € 40
€ 0,15/0,30 € 7,5 € 60
€ 0,20/0,40 € 10 € 80
€ 0,25/0,50 € 12,50 € 100
€ 1/2 € 25 € 600
€ 2/4 € 50 € 600
€ 3/6 € 150 € 900
€ 5/10 € 250 € 1500
New Player

New player that wishes to join a game with blinds, needs to either wait for the big blind or invest the eaqual amount of the big blind to start playing from different positions.

Missed blinds
If you miss playing the blind in a particular round the house dealer asks if you want to post, that is, put in as many chips as are in the blind you missed.
All-in
When a player puts the last of their chips into a pot, that player is said to be all­in. An all-in player is not eligible to win more money from any other player then what he had at the table before the pot. The all­in player will be eligible for the main pot and if other players bet more there will be a side pot.
Server Problems

If there is a server crash before the tournament has started the registered players will get a refund of the buy-in and/or the entry fee within 24 hours. The tournament is started when the first hand of cards is dealt.

Limiti
General

In all limit games, raise has to at least the size of a previous Bet/Raise except if player is all in

Fixed Limit
On each table there is a limit that determines blinds and bets. Big blind is considered the lower limit in limit games ( for example €5/10 the big blind is €5). The lower limit is used in first two rounds of betting and the higher limit is used in the last two betting rounds. Maximum number of bets which can be done in one round is 4 (bet + 3 raises).
No Limit

in No limit games players can bet any amount in any moment. The only restriction is the amount of chips you have on the table. Minimum bet is eaqual to the big blind.

Pot Limit

In Pot Limit games, players are allowed to bet any amount at any time up to the size of the pot. The minimum bet is equal to the size of the big blind or the bring-in.

Rake
All out play money games are free. If you are playing for real money a small fee called rake is taken from the pot. Rake is taken only in pots where there had been a flop dealt. Only player that received whole cards (active players) are considered participants.
No Limit, Pot Limit and Fixed Limit:

Rake is defined by weighted contributed method which means that each player participates in rake proportionally with the amount he invested in the pot. Rake is a 5% fee from the pot where there was a flop up to the maximum of €3.

Rake rules:
  • There is not Rake before the flop
  • Rake is 5%
  • Max Rake is 3 EUR
  • You have the right on rakeback for Ring games play. (SitnGos and tournaments are not ring games)
  • Tournament games do not count towards rakeback
Rakeback Rules
  • The players have the right to 30% of rakeback of contributed rake. Each rakeback is counted individually and is rounded to 2 decimals

Example of Rakeback calculation

Total pot is 30 EUR
Rake 5% = 1,5 EUR
Rakeback - total 30%*1,5 =0,45 EUR
Rakeback individual
How many players were in the pot and how many individually invested in the pot?
Example:
4 players , ( player A , player B, player C, player D)
player A = 10 EUR or 33,33% of pot
player B = 10 EUR or 33,33 % of pot
player C = 5 EUR or 16,66% of pot
player D = 5 EUR or 16,66% of pot
Individually per player
Player A (0,45*0,33) =0,14EUR
Player B (0,45*0,33) =0,14 EU
Player C (0,45*0,16) =0,07 EUR
Player D (0,45*0,16) =0,07 EUR
Texas Hold'em
Players
At the same table there can be 2, 6 or 9 players, defined by the table rules
Dealer
In Texas Hold'em the button determines the dealer and it moves clockwise.
Blinds
Texas Hold'em is a game with two blins ''Small Blind'' and ''Big Blind''. Before the cards are dealt players invest blinds in the pot. The player left of the dealer puts small blind and the next player in turn puts big blind.

Blinds are considered ''live'' bets. If you have put a blind in the pot you only have to put the difference if there is one between the blind and the current bet or raise. Players in blind can fold, call, check or raise.
Dealing
Every player gets 2 cards face down. These cards are called whole cards. After that comes the flop which is 3 cards face up. After that comes the turn which is another community card face up. The last community card is called the River or fifth street. This comes to 5 community cards that are face up.
Betting

In texas Holde'em there are 4 rounds of betting. The first round of betting is after all players receive 2 whole cards. In that round a player left of the big blind is first. In subsequent rounds the frist active player left of the dealer begins the action.

Showdown

If there is no more betting, after all cards had been dealt, showdown determined the winner. The hand with the strongest 5 cards wins the pot. Players can use 1 or 2 whole cards, but they can also play the board which means they are using all 5 community cards. If 2 or more players show the same hand, they split the pot.

If there was betting on the River, the player that made the last bet or raise has to show his hand first. If there was no betting, first remaining player left of the dealer show his hand.

Bonuses
Rakeback
Every player receives rakeback in amount of 30% of contributed rake every 1st in the month. Only play in Ring games counts.

Play in tournaments does not give rakeback
Rakeback Bonus

For monthly rakeback bigger than 300€ you will receive extra 50% on your montlhy rakeback.

The rakeback amount is added to your account each 1st in the month from 00:30 - 01:00 hours for the previous month.

Fraudolent Behaviour
  • Wwin management has the right to alter these rules without notice and all users must abide by the current rules, we advise that you check the rules regularely.

  • Wwin has the right to refuse any registration without further exaplanation.

  • Wwin has the right to close or block any existing account without prior explanation. In that case or in the case of self exclusion, the entire balance of the account will be returned to the user, unless it was discovered that there was fraudolent behavior or if it is suspected of such.

  • The user claims ful responsibility to abide by the local laws and regulations. Wwin does not take any responsibility in the case that the user is not holding by these rules.

  • The user commits to entering his complete and accurate personal information. Not providing the same infromation can result in disqualification, closing of account or confiscating money in account.

  • The user is solely responsible for his username and password. All activities connected to using the username or password is the sole reposnisibility of the user.

  • User account is personal and the user is fully responsible for obligations connected to his account and has full right to winnings and privilages.

  • If there is a dispute between the user and Wwin, all Wwin decisions are final, binding and conclusive in all questions.

  • Wwin is actively managing all possible ways to investigate suspicious caese of any behaviour that refers to fraud, colusion, money laundering or any other criminal behaviour of the user. Such a case can be sent to the responsible authorities as well.

  • Wwin has the right to actively research suspicious cases, all kinds of frauds, collusions, activities of money laundering or behaviour which goes against general rules and terms of playing on Wwin.com. This includes using Anti-fraud software and freezing of amounts in accounts while the investigation is in progress. The user admits to his balance being confiscated and account closed if it is determined that the user was infolved in such behaviour.

  • All users accept that the winnings from playing can be canceled by the decision of Wwin, even if the user acted in good will if it is determined that the win came from fraudolent behaviour or any other activity which were not in terms with the rules and conditions and if it was a software malfunction.

  • Any kind of dispute will be settled between the client and Wwin under the court of Banja Luka, Bih.

Poker Terms Dictionary
  • Add-on - Some tournaments allow players the opportunity at a certain point to buy additional chips, called an add­on. This is different from a rebuy, because usually everyone still in the tournament is able to add­on. Add­ons usually mark the end of the rebuy period.

    All-in - When a player puts the last of their chips into a pot, that player is said to be all­in. An all-in player is not eligible to win more money from any other player then what he had at the table before the pot. The all­in player will be eligible for the main pot and if other players bet more there will be a side pot.

    Ante - A small forced bet that everyone at the table is required to pay before each hand. In games with an ante, these bets constitute the initial pot.

    Bankroll - The amount of money you have on the table. This is the maximum amount that you can lose or that anyone can win from you on any one hand.

    Bad Beat - The situation in which a very strong hand is beaten by an even stronger hand.

    Bet - To bet is to put money into the pot, usually by opening as later action in a round is a raise or a re­raise.

    Big Bet Poker - Pot limit and No limit poker is sometimes call Big Bet Poker. ''Big'' is refering to the size of the bet in regards to the pot, no matter the amount of money invloved. On our Poker page we call Big Bet Poker the limits of NL2000 and above.

    Bring-in - To bring in the betting is to make the first bet on the first round of a hand (not including blinds bets and antes).

    Button (dealerov button) - Usually "the button" refers specifically to the dealer button, used to mark the dealer position, or the player playing in that position.

    Buy-in - The amount of money with which you are entering the game is your buyin. In non tournament games this is the amount you receive in chips. In tournament, your buyin is the amount you have to pay to receive the starting chip stack.

    Big Blind - Big Blind is a determined amount which a player who is sitting on the second place clockwise from the dealer has to put in the pot, before the hands are dealt. Players who are joining a game in progress have to put Big Blinds, but they can also do this from any position.

    Call - Calling means paying the current bet. If the bet was €10 and raise €10, then calling means paying €20. Calling is the cheapest way to stay in the hand.

    Check - If there were no bets before you in a round you can check you big blind which is the same as calling a bet of €0 or you can fold.

    Check-Raise - When a player checks and then raises after another player had bet it is called a check raise. Usually a good hand is behind this with intention to raise the pot.

    Community card(s) - Face­up cards that are shared by all the players in a hand. Flop games, like Texas Hold’em or Omaha, have five community cards.

    Deal - To deal is to give out the cards during a hand. The person who does this is called the dealer. To be dealt in is to be given cards during a hand. To be dealt out or dealt around is not to be given cards.

    Deck - A set of playing cards. In most games, the deck consists of 52 cards.

    Discard - In a draw game, a card that was thrown away by a player, to be replaced by another card.

    Draw - Draw games are games where at some point during the hand you are allowed to discard some or all of your cards, to be replaced from the deck.

    Drawing Hand - An incomplete, but potentially strong hand. This usually refers to a hand where you have 4 out of 5 cards to make a straight (straight draw) or a flush (flush draw).

    Fixed limit - In limit poker, any betting structure in which the amount of the bet on each particular round is preset.

    Flop - A number of games, such as hold'em and omaha, are played with five community cards. The first three of these cards are dealt all at once, and are called the flop. Games with a flop can be called flop games.

    Flush - A poker hand consisting of five cards in the same suit.

    Fold - When a player surrenders his hand and no longer participates in the pot.

    Forced bet - A mandatory bet on the first round of play in a stud game, such as 7­card Stud.

    Freeroll - Freeroll tournaments are tournaments with no entry fee or initial buy­in.

    Full House - The poker hand consisting of one pair and three of a kind. E.g. 4­4­K­K­K (two fours and three kings). Deciding which hand is stronger one first looks on the three of a kind.

    Heads-up - Play between only two players. Our card room offer special heads­up tables.

    Kicker - In draw poker, a side card (one of a different rank) held, when drawing, with a pair or three of a kind, to disguise the hand or to try to improve the hand. In hold'em, the unpaired card that goes with a player's pair or three of a kind. Often, the rank of the kicker determines the winner of the pot.

    Main pot - When a player goes all­in in a table stakes game, that player is only eligible to win the main pot ­ the pot consisting of those bets they were able to match. Additional bets, placed in a side pot, are contested among the remaining players.

    Muck - The pile of discarded cards or the act of putting cards in this pile (and therefore taking them out of play).

    Nuts - The best possible hand at a given point in the game.

    Overcard - A hole card that is higher than all the community cards on the board.

    Pair - Two card of the same rank. E.g. J­J.

    Position ­ The player's location relative to the dealer.

    Post - Put up a blind (small blind or big blind). If you miss playing the blind in a particular round the house dealer asks if you want to post, that is, put in as many chips as are in the blind you missed. When the action gets to you, you have already called one bet, and, if the pot has not been raised, you do not have to put any more chips in the pot. You can, of course, raise in turn.

    Pot - All the money in the middle of the poker table that goes to the winner of the hand is the pot.

    Pot limit - Betting structure of a game in which you are allowed to bet up to the amount of the pot.

    Raise - After someone has opened betting in a round, to increase the amount of the bet is to raise. For example, if the betting limit is €5 and player A bets €5, player B can fold, call the €5, or raise it to €10.

    Rake - Chips taken from the pot by the card room as payment for hosting the game.

    Rang - Each card has a suit and a rank. A pair is two cards of the same rank.

    Rebuy - When you first sit down at a game, you buy in with a certain amount of money. Rebuying is what you do when you buy more chips before you leave. Rebuys are also allowed in some tournaments to players who fall below a certain point ­ often only up until a certain point and often limited to a fixed number of rebuys.

    River (Fifth street) - The last of five community cards in flop games, e.g. Texas Hold'em and Omaha. Sometimes also called Fifth street. Sometimes "river" is used to refer to the last card in nonflop games, such as 7­card Stud.

    Royal Flush - A poker hand consisting of a straight flush from A­10 (Ace to Ten). E.g. A­K­Q­J­10 (Ace­King­Queen­Jack­Ten) within the same suit.

    Showdown - When all the betting is done, if more than one player is still in the pot, a showdown is the process of figuring out who wins.

    Side pot - An auxiliary pot generated when one or more players run out of chips, and which those who ran out cannot win. This can lead to a situation in which the holder of the second best (or worse) hand can win more money in a pot than the holder of the best hand.

    Small Blind - The amount put in the pot by the person immediately to the left of the “dealer button" prior to the cards being dealt.

    Stack - The amount of money you have in front of you on the poker table (i.e., stack of chips). A stack can also refer to a particular number of chips.

    Steal the pot (bluffing) To win a pot through bluffing.

    Straight - A poker hand consisting of five cards in a straight rank order. E.g. 4­5­6­7­8.

    Straight Flush - A poker hand consisting of a straight and all the cards are in the same suit.

    Suit - One of the four groups of 13 cards into which a deck is divided: spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs.

    Table stakes - (1) The amount of money you have on the table. This is the maximum amount that you can lose or that anyone can win from you on any one hand.

    Bet - To bet is to put money into the pot, usually by opening as later action in a round is a raise or a re­raise.

    Turn (Fourth street) - The fourth of five community cards in flop games, e.g. In Texas Hold'em and Omaha it is called the turn. Sometimes it is also known as Fourth street.

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