|In this division, unless the
contrary intention appears:
- "Add-on" means a once-only purchase of an additional bank of tournament chips at a
specified time, purchased by the player during the play of the
- "Applicant" means an
applicant for entry to a poker tournament;
- "Breaking" means the
method by which the number of tournament tables are reduced as
players are eliminated from the tournament. Such method shall be at
the discretion of the tournament director;
- "Buy-in" means the
amount paid by the applicant to comprise a prize pool or prize pools;
- "Entry Fee" means the
amount paid by the applicant that may be retained by the casino
operator for administrative purposes or other related prize pools;
- "Player" means a
person accepted to participate in a tournament;
- "Re-buy" means the
purchase of an additional bank of tournament chips that may be
purchased by the player during a pre-determined time period of the
tournament whenever the player has less than the starting bank of
- "Secondary Tournament"
means a second chance competition open to players who have failed to
qualify for a subsequent session of play;
- "Session" means until
a designated number of players remain in the tournament or a set
time period or the play of a designated number of rounds of play at
the completion of which:
- (i) the winner and/or place-getter/s are determined, or
- (ii) the winner and/or place-getter/s advance to a further session, or
- (iii) the winner and/or place-getter/s advance to a final
- "Tournament" means a
competition based on the playing of Poker provided for in these
rules which provides all players with an equal chance of winning;
- "Tournament Chips"
means non-value chips approved by the Authority for use in the game
of tournament poker, and designated by the casino operator for use
in the tournament concerned; and
- "Tournament Director"
means a poker room supervisor or poker room management
representative, designated by the casino operator, who shall be
present while the tournament is in progress and be responsible for
the conduct of the tournament.
- 2.1 Subject to rule 2.2:
- (a) the general rules contained in
General Rules of
these rules; and
- (b) the rules of poker contained
in Poker Rules of these
- shall apply to the game of tournament
poker. Where there is an inconsistency between any rule contained in
this division and any of the general rules or the rules of poker,
the rules in this division shall prevail when tournament poker is
rules shall not apply to the game of tournament poker:
- (a) section 9 and rules 10.2,
10.4, 15.1 and 15.4 of General
- (b) section 8, and rules 11.1(a),
12.1(a), 13.1(a), 14.1(a), 15.1(a), 16.1(a), 17.1(a) of Poker
- 4.1 All wagers shall be made with
- 4.2 No player who has made a wager by
placing tournament chips on the layout shall handle, withdraw or
alter the wager except as permitted or required by these rules.
- 4.3 Subject to reasonable notice, the
tournament director may limit the time allowed to the players for
making their respective wagers. In the event of a player not acting
within the allotted time period, that player's hand may be declared
a dead hand. All wagers made by that player shall remain in the pot/s.
- 4.4 Where a player:
- (a) does not take an allotted seat
at the specified times as nominated by the tournament director;
- (b) is absent during play,
all antes, blinds, and forced bets
shall be deducted from his/her chip inventory. This player's
position at the table shall still be dealt in during the absence and
shall retain all rights as if the player were present at the table.
for Tournament Play
- 5.1 The tournament director shall be
present while the tournament is in progress.
- 5.2 At the beginning of each session
players shall be allocated a gaming table and a position at the
table at which to play. A player may wager on and control only the
position allocated to him/her.
- 5.3 At the request of the game
supervisor a player shall provide his/her name for recording
- 5.4 At the beginning of a session each
participating player shall hold an equivalent number of tournament
chips, which shall have been issued by the casino operator in
accordance with the conditions of entry to the tournament.
Alternatively each player may receive a numbered voucher which may
be exchanged for tournament chips at the table.
- 5.5 No player may lend or borrow
tournament chips during play.
- 5.6 No player may leave the table
while a session is in progress, except in an emergency or with the
consent of the tournament director. The tournament director may
approve a substitute player, nominated in person by the player, to
take that player's allotted seat during any session. There may only
be one substitution between the same players during a session of
- 5.7 All players shall at all times
keep their tournament chips in front of them and in clear view of
the other players and the game supervisor, until the session has
ended and the winner and/or place-getters, as the case may be, been
determined. The chips shall be kept in such a manner that the total
value of chips can be seen by the other players at the table.
- 5.8 Any player who pockets or
otherwise conceals chips, or removes chips from the table, during
tournament play may be disqualified.
- 5.9 No player may request advice
regarding his/her decisions of play from any other player or
spectator, and no such other player or spectator may offer such
advice, unless provided for in the rules.
- 6.1 The number of players to advance
to the next session shall be determined at the start of the
- 6.2 The winner/s of each session shall
be the player/s on each table with the highest value of chips at the
end of the session.
- 6.3 Should players be eliminated in
the same round, placings shall be awarded relative to the amount of
tournament chips the eliminated players contributed to the final pot/s.
- 6.4 Tournament chips in the possession
of a player at the end of a session of play shall remain the
property of the casino operator and be returned to the casino
operator at the end of the session at the table at which they were