Mint Poker is a private, rake free, members only poker club. Membership is a privilege and not a right. Membership may be revoked or suspended without notice for any reason whatsoever.
1. All persons utilizing Mint Poker facilities must be a member in good standing. Members agree to abide by Mint Poker Rules, Regulations, Policies as well as the Mint Poker Code of Conduct.
2. Mint Poker will conduct all games in a manner that meets the highest standards of fairness to its patrons. It is with this in mind, that that Mint Poker has incorporated certain rules for poker games that are offered to the members.
3. Mint Poker is not responsible for the conduct of any player, but retains the right to refuse the use of the facilities to any player for any reason whatsoever. Offensive conduct of any kind will not be tolerated.
4. Mint Poker does not rake a pot or charge an entry fee for any cash game or tournament and receives no income from poker games. 100% of all tournament and cash game buy-ins are paid out to the members.
5. Mint Poker members shall conduct themselves with the highest level of class at all times. Inappropriate or abusive behavior towards staff or other members is grounds for ejection, suspension and/or expulsion at Mint Poker’s sole discretion.
6. The lawful open and concealed carry of firearms is permitted. Persons wishing to exercise this right must present a valid permit to Mint Poker management and a copy of said permit shall be kept on file. This is a privilege and not a right and may be revoked at any time, for any reason. Consumption of alcohol while armed is strictly prohibited.
7. There is a minimum of $20 for each Time Token purchase.
8. Each player is responsible for paying seat rental fees as long as they are assigned to a table. If a player is away from their seat, leaves for a meal break (max. 1 hour) or any other reason and intends to return, seat rental fees will accumulate. If a player is playing in a tournament they are still responsible for paying seat charges (s/c).
9. Time Tokens purchases are cash only and may not be purchased with chips. Chips may be cashed in for the purpose of purchasing Time Tokens, food & beverage, etc.
10. In cash games, time tokens are collected every 30 minutes from each player for usage of the Mint Poker facilities. Players at new games and new players entering an existing game must pay time when starting play, regardless of when the next time token collection is due. This may be waived at the discretion of Mint Poker management.
11. Time Tokens shall be placed prior to the start of the first hand after the :25 and :55 minute marks each hour. Players leaving at the top or bottom of the hour do not have to place a Time Token and may continue to play until the conclusion of their pre-paid time period.
12. A waiting list will be kept for all poker games. Players may reserve a seat by having their names placed on the list for the game of their choice. Players will be notified when a seat becomes available. An immediate response is expected. Once in a poker game a player may request a table change from a floor person.
13. Seating is controlled by Mint Poker Floor Supervisors. All players must check in to be seated in a cash game or tournament. Players may not change tables or join games without floor supervisor approval.
14. Players may request a table change from a floor person. However, they must enter the new table with a full buy-in, unless they are coming from a broken game of the same or higher limit. If a player requests a table change that player must move immediately when the seat becomes available and bring 100% of the player’s chips to the new table.
15. Mint Poker uses a balanced table strategy and may implement a “must move” at its sole discretion. New players will be added to existing games at the discretion of management.
16. Mint Poker cash game tables are 9 handed. If players are waiting, they may be offered a “courtesy seat” (the 10th seat). Players in a courtesy seat agree to move to a new or existing table at the request of Mint Poker staff.
17. Players must be seated at the time the second card is dealt to them or their hand will be mucked immediately.
18. Players not at the table will receive cards until they receive a missed blind button at which point they will be dealt around until they return.
19. Players who have paid both the small and big blinds and are leaving a game, may play their button hand if it is the first hand in a new time period.
20. Members agree that Mint Poker management has the final word on who may play and the manner in which play is conducted.
21. All poker games are table stakes and all players entering a poker game must make at least the minimum posted buy-in for that game. Cash of any kind is never in play at Mint Poker.
22. Tipping of Dealers with gaming chips regardless of whether in play or not, is prohibited.
23. Mint Poker prohibits all illegal activities while on Mint Poker property.
24. Mint Poker prohibits the settling of any debts not related to Mint Poker on the premises.
25. Management and floor persons reserve the right to make decisions that are in the best interest of the game, even though technical interpretation of the rules would dictate a contrary decision.
26. All chips must be cashed in before leaving the poker room. Players may not take their chips with them when leaving; if players leave the poker room and returns during the same operational day, they must verify the amount prior to leaving with the dealer and replace the same amount upon their return.
27. If a player runs out of chips during the course of a hand that player is eligible to play all-in for the portion of the pot in which he/she has an interest in.
28. Players may not add to their table stakes once a hand has begun.
29. Players are allowed one short buy-in (50% or more of original buy-in) for each full buy-in.
30. Cards must be kept on or above the table surface in plain view. Cards may not be removed from the edge of the table surface. Hands may be declared dead after an initial warning for violations.
31. It is each player’s responsibility to protect his/her own hand and right to action.
32. Once a card touches the muck that hand will be declared foul.
33. All losing hands will be mucked before the pot is awarded.
34. The winning hand will remain face up until after the pot has been awarded.
35. A misdeal may be ruled for circumstances not covered here. The following will be ruled misdeals:
a. The first or second card of the hand has been exposed by a dealer error.
b. Two or more cards have been exposed by the dealer.
c. Two or more boxed cards (improperly faced cards) are found.
d. Two or more extra cards have been dealt in the starting hands of a game.
e. An incorrect number of cards has been dealt to a player, except the top card may be dealt if it goes to the player in proper sequence.
f. Any card has been dealt out of the proper sequence (except an exposed card may be replaced by the burn card).
g. The button was out of position.
h. The first card was dealt to the wrong position.
i. Cards have been dealt to an empty seat or a player not entitled to a hand.
j. A player has been dealt out who is entitled to a hand. This player must be present at the table or have posted a blind or ante.
36. Once a new hand has begun no decision can be rendered in regard to the previous hand.
37. No one may play other player’s chips.
38. No “rabbit hunting”. Players and dealers are not allowed to look through the discard pile.
39. Cards speak. Winning hand must show all cards face up on the table. The player instituting the last action (checking or betting) must turn their hand over first. The house dealer will assist to the best of their ability in the reading of hands although it is each player’s responsibility to protect their own hand at all times.
40. A player miscalling a hand with the intent to cause another player to act on their hand risks forfeiture of the pot and/or expulsion from the poker club.
41. At the request of other players at the table, non-players may be asked not to stand or sit at the table.
42. There is no “insurance”, rebates, “pings”, chop pots, etc. Players may not “make a deal” and take chips back.
43. No beverage containers, food, books, etc., allowed on the poker table.
44. The splitting of pots among players is not allowed, all hands must be played to completion.
45. Show one show all. If any player shows his/her cards to another player at the table all other players at the table then has the right to see them upon request.
46. If a player shows one of his/her cards in an uncalled hand, that player is not required to show.
47. All raises must be at least equal to the size of the last bet, except in “all-in” situations.
48. Players must act in turn. To eliminate the possibility of forfeiture a player must call “time”, failure to stop the play prior to substantial action occurring will result in the forfeiture of the right to act. Substantial action is defined as two players acting on their hands (that is, by folding, calling, raising, checking, or betting).
49. Players who place a single chip into the betting perimeter that is larger than the bet to them are considered to be calling the bet unless they announce “raise.”
50. String raises are not allowed. A player must either put out the full amount of the bet and raise at once or announce “raise.”
51. Verbal statements in turn are binding; verbal statements out of turn are binding if the action does not change.
52. If a player acts out of turn and their bet or raise influences action, that bet or raise must stay in the pot.
53. A card found face up in the deck (boxed card) is treated as a scrap of paper. A card being treated as a scrap of paper is replaced by the next card below it in the deck.
54. If an irregular card or cards (cards of the same rank, different back color, etc.) appear during the course of a hand, all hands are dead and all action is void. If an irregular card(s) is discovered in the stub, all action for that hand and previous hands stand.
55. In no-limit play, even in an all-in situation, unless there is a full raise (100%), the betting is not re-opened to a player that has already acted.
56. In multiple-blind games, players must meet the total amount of their blind obligations every round, or they will receive a missed blind button.
57. In any all-in situation a partial blind constitutes a full blind.
58. In case of theft or natural disaster, Mint Poker is not responsible for any money or chips left on the table or funds deposited with the player’s bank (the cage).
59. Only English will be permitted while a hand is in play.
60. Mint Poker the latest version of Robert’s Rules of Poker for all cash games. Tournament Director’s Association (TDA) rules apply to all regular tournaments. See www.PokerTDA.com for current rules. Charity poker tournaments are conducted using Mint Poker’s Charity Poker Rules.
61. All Management decisions are final.