Rules of the House

Game Cancellation
  • Cash games

In the event of disruption where a hand of poker needs to be cancelled each player’s table balance will be returned to the amount they had at the start of the hand. All bets placed will be void.

  • Tournaments

Occasionally tournaments do not run. If you have registered for a tournament which we cancel you will be refunded the total cost plus any entry fee.

If we cancel a tournament after it has begun, we will follow the following guidelines:

Players eliminated before cancellation: no refunds

Players who were still in the tournament when it was cancelled:

 Before players reach the prize money:

  Buy-in and entry fee refund.

50%  of the remaining prize pool shared equally among all of the players.

50% distributed according to chip stacks.

When players reach the prize money:

 All players receive the prize associated with the number of players that remain in the tournament. For example there were 8 players left when the event cancelled: all players receive 8th place prize.

Remaining prize pool is distributed according to chip stacks.

Behavior

Just Behave!

Collusion will be punished. You will be excluded from all games. Keep our poker room clean and fair.
Treat others the way you like to be treated.
Keep the chat clean and friendly. You may find you lose your rights otherwise.
Online poker is a fast moving environment, let’s keep it that way and avoid slow play.
Fixed Limit Disconnection Rules

Should a player lose the connection to the Internet (disconnect) and fail to regain connection again before time runs out to complete his turn, he may 'disconnect protection'. In this case, the hand will be treated as all-in. If that happens, the player cannot make further bets during this round, nor can he win any more money from his opponents than is already in the pot.

To receive 'disconnect protection', the player must be on a real money limit cash-game table and 'disconnect protection' must be available on his account. If a 'disconnect protection' is used, it is deducted from his account. A player can receive more 'disconnect protections' by applying in the Riversource lobby, or by contacting the support team. Please note that Riversource reserves the right to restrict these at its own discretion.
NoLimit and PotLimit Disconnection Rules

Should a player lose the connection to the Internet (disconnect) and fail to regain connection again before time runs out to complete his turn, the hand will be folded by the system. If that happens, the player cannot make further bets during this round. Any money contributed towards the pot will be lost.

Shared Pots

In the event that a pot cannot be shared exactly down the middle, and there’s an odd chip left, the following rules will apply?

Texas Hold'em and Omaha: The player who made the last bet on the river, or the player sitting to the left of the dealer if no river bets are made gets it.

Omaha Hi Lo: The winning Hi-Hand gets it.

Antes and Blinds

Ante:

Each player must place a certain amount before the start of each game.

Blind:
In games with community cards, there are usually two blinds - the Small Blind and Big Blind. The value of the Big Blind is set at the lower limit of the table and the Small Blind is generally half the Big Blind. The player to the left of the dealer button is the Small Blind, and the next player is the Big Blind. These blinds are counted as the first betting round and are considered as "live", which means the player raise, even if no other player has chosen to do so.

Limits

In limit games, the lower limit is for the first two betting rounds, and then comes the higher limit. 7 Card Stud is the only exception. If any player after Fourth Street shows a pair, then the higher limit is used.
RAKE

A minimal fee is charged for service.

Rake Structure No-Limit and Pot-Limit

Rake Structure
2 seater 3-4 seater 5-6 seater 7-10 seater
limit Stakes % MAX % MAX % MAX % MAX
Micro 0.01 / 0.02 3.50% 0.30 3.50% 0.30 3.50% 0.30 3.50% 0.30
0.02 / 0.04 4.15% 0.50 4.15% 0.50 4.15% 1.00 4.15% 1.00
0.05 / 0.10 4.50% 0.50 4.50% 1.00 4.50% 1.50 4.50% 1.50
0.10 / 0.20 4.50% 0.50 4.50% 1.00 4.50% 2.00 4.50% 2.00
Low 0.25 / 0.50 4.50% 0.50 4.50% 1.50 4.50% 2.50 4.50% 2.50
0.50 / 1.00 4.50% 0.50 4.50% 1.50 4.50% 2.80 4.50% 2.80
Medium 1.00 / 2.00 4.50% 0.50
4.50% 1.50 4.50% 2.80 4.50% 2.80
2.00 / 4.00 4.50% 0.50
4.50% 1.50 4.50% 2.80 4.50% 2.80
3.00 / 6.00 4.50% 0.50
4.50% 1.50 4.50% 2.80 4.50% 2.80
High 4.00 / 8.00 4.50% 0.50
4.50% 1.50 4.50% 2.80 4.50% 2.80
5.00 / 10.00 4.50% 0.50
4.50% 1.50 4.50% 3.00 4.50% 3.00
10.00 / 20.00 4.50% 0.50
4.50% 1.50 4.50% 3.00 4.50% 3.00
25.00 / 50.00 4.50% 0.50
4.50% 2.00 4.50% 3.00 4.50% 3.00
50.00 / 100.00 4.50% 2.00
4.50% 3.00 4.50% 5.00 4.50% 5.00

Rake Structure Fixed-Limit

Rake Structure
2 seater 3-4 seater 5-6 seater 7-10 seater
limit Stakes % MAX % MAX % MAX % MAX
Micro 0.01 / 0.02 4.50% 0.01 4.50% 0.01 4.50% 0.01 4.50% 0.01
0.02 / 0.04 4.50% 0.01 4.50% 0.01 4.50% 0.01 4.50% 0.01
0.05 / 0.10 4.50% 0.04 4.50% 0.04 4.50% 0.04 4.50% 0.04
0.10 /0.20 4.50% 0.10 4.50% 0.10 4.50% 0.10 4.50% 0.10
Low 0.25 / 0.50 4.50% 0.16 4.50% 0.16 4.50% 0.16 4.50% 0.16
0.50 / 1.00 4.50% 0.40 4.50% 0.40 4.50% 0.40 4.50% 0.40
Medium 1.00 / 2.00 2.00% 0.50
3.00% 0.70 4.00% 0.80 4.00% 0.80
2.00 / 4.00 2.00% 0.50
3.00% 0.70 3.00% 1.25 3.00% 1.25
3.00 / 6.00 2.00% 0.50
3.00% 2.00 3.00% 3.00 3.00% 3.00
High 4.00 / 8.00 2.00% 0.50
3.00% 2.00 3.00% 3.00 3.00% 3.00
5.00 / 10.00 2.00% 0.50
3.00% 2.00 3.00% 3.00 3.00% 3.00
10.00 / 20.00 2.00% 0.50
2.50% 2.00 2.50% 3.00 2.50% 3.00
25.00 / 50.00 1.00% 1.00
1.00% 2.00 1.00% 3.00 1.00% 3.00
50.00 / 100.00 1.00% 1.00
1.00% 2.00 1.00% 3.00 1.00% 3.00