Membership Agreement

SA Card House is a private, rake free, member’s only poker club. All persons utilizing SA Card House facilities must be a member in good standing.
Membership is a privilege and not a right. Membership may be revoked or suspended without notice for any reason whatsoever.

  1. Members agree to abide by SA Card House Rules, Regulations and Policies.
  2. SA Card House will conduct all games in a manner that meets the highest standards of fairness to its patrons.
  3. SA Card House 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 buy-ins and cash game chips are paid out to the members.
  4. SA Card House members shall conduct themselves with the highest level of class at all ti Inappropriate or abusive behavior towards staff or other members will be grounds for ejection, suspension and/or expulsion at SA Card House sole discretion.
  5. SA Card House uses a balanced table strategy and may implement a “must move” at its sole discreti New players will be added to existing games at the discretion of management.
  6. Tipping of Dealers with chips regardless of whether in play or not, is prohibited.
  7. Cash of any kind is never in play at SA Card House.
  8. SA Card House prohibits all illegal activities while on SA Card House property.
  9. 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.
  10. Seating is controlled by SA Card House 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.
  11. SA Card House 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. Offensive conduct of any kind will not be tolerated.
  12. The lawful open and concealed carry of firearms is permitt Persons wishing to exercise this right shall present a valid permit to SA Card House 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.
  13. 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 paged 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 Supervisor.
  14. Members agree that SA Card House management has the final word on who may play and the manner in which play is conducted.
  15. When players are seated in a poker game they must ante or post blinds as per type of game being played. If a player is dealt in by dealer error then the hand will be declared dead and play continues, otherwise the player must fulfill their obligation for the amount owed.
  16. New players arriving out of position in ALL games are not required to post the blinds.
  17. 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.
  18. Players may not take their chips with them when leaving the poker room; if players leave the poker room and return during the same operational day, they must verify the amount prior to leaving with the dealer and replace the same amount upon their return.
  19. 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 or she has an interest in.
  20. Players may not add to their table stakes once a hand has begun.
  21. Players are allowed one short buy-in (50% or more of original buy-in) for each full buy-in (adding less than the full buy-in amount is considered a short buy-in).
  22. 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.
  23. It is each player’s responsibility to protect his/her own hand and right to acti
  24. All losing hands will be mucked before the pot is awarded.
  25. The winning hand will remain face up until attire the pot has been awarded.
  26. A misdeal may be ruled for circumstances not covered here. The following will be ruled misdeals:
    1. The deal is out of position and it is discovered prior to the flop being turned.
    2. The first card is boxed or exposed
    3. If two or more down cards are exposed due to dealer error.
    4. If two or more boxed cards appear when the starting hands are dealt. (If it is discovered that there are boxed cards in the stub attire the completion of the deal, the action conti)
    5. Wrong number of cards on the deal in Stud games.
    6. 1st exposed card on one of the blinds is a misdeal.
    7. An exposed card in the flop is treated as a scrap piece of paper, unless it is the second boxed card, in which case it would be declared a misdeal.
  27. Once a new hand has begun no decision can be rendered regarding the previous hand.
  28. No one may play other player’s chips.
  29. No Player or Dealer is allowed to look through the discard pile.
  30. 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 ti
  31. 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 room.
  32. At the request of other players at the table, non-players may be asked not to stand or sit at the table.
  33. No beverage containers, food, books, etc., allowed on the poker table.
  34. The splitting of pots among players is not allowed, all hands must be played to completi
  35. 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.
  36. If a player shows one of his/her cards in an uncalled hand, that player is not required to show other card.
  37. A bet and three raises are allowed unless it is “heads up” before the “cap” (third raise) then players may make an unlimited number of raises in LIMIT play
  38. All raises must be at least equal to the size of the last bet, except in “all-in” situati
  39. Players must act in turn. A knock on the table constitutes a pass. To eliminate the possibility of forfeiture a player must call “time”, failure to stop the play prior to substantial action occurring may result in the right to act.
  40. Players who place a single chip into the betting perimeter that is larger than the bet to them are only calling the bet unless they announce “raise.”
  41. Any forward motion with chips across established BETTING LINE without declaring a value will be considered a RAISE
  42. String raises are not allowed. A player must either put out the full amount of the bet and raise at once or announce “raise.”
  43. Verbal statements in turn are binding; verbal statements out of turn may also be binding.
  44. If a player acts out of turn and their bet or raise influences action, that bet or raise must stay in the pot.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. All-in wagers are considered action only if the all-in amount is less than 50% of the betting structure. If the all-in amount is 50% or more of the betting structure it is considered a wager and may be called, completed or raised in LIMIT PLAY ONLY.
  48. 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.
  49. Players may request a table change from a floor person. However, they may enter the new table with the chips they had from last table.
  50. If a player requests a table change that player must move immediately when the seat becomes available.
  51. In any all-in situation a partial blind constitutes a full blind.
  52. 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 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).
  53. Only English will be permitted while a hand is in play.
  54. Using a phone, computer or tablet is prohibited at the poker table while a player is in a hand.
  55. Managements’ decisions are final.

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