Poker

Bring your best poker face to the Bay

The poker room offers a variety of “spread limit” games and tournaments so you are sure to find what you are looking for. Play Texas Hold 'Em with old friends and meet some new ones!

Hours

THU & FRI: 4PM - Close

SAT: 12PM - Close

 

saturday, december 17

Starting:4Pm registration:3pm

$100 Buy In + $20 Optional Add-on

 

Every day in december

Excluding Dec 29,30,31

4pm-10PM

Daily High Hand in the Poker Room. Winners of the High Hand of the day will select a present from under the Christmas Tree!

december 31

7pm-12am

Player with the highest hand of the house will automatically win $200 and will receive a drawing ticket for the chance to win $1023 in Cash!

Bad Beat

Bad Beat Jackpot for the week of 12/8/2022:

Main: $36,772.03

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Live games will be up to 8 handed and tournament games will be up to 10 handed
  • At this time, the Poker Room is not accepting calls to reserve a seat.
  • In all cash games, the house will collect a 10% rake, with a max of $4 per hand on all games offered.
  • In all jackpot eligible games, the house will collect $1 for every $15, with a max of $2 per hand. This fee goes into the player pool.
  • A form 1099 is filed for all payouts over $600, excluding table winnings.
  • A form W2G withholding is filed for all poker tournaments with a payout (buy-in deducted) at or over $5000.
  • Any foreign player that wins more than $600 will be required to fill out a 1042-S form and abide by rules of that 1042-S
  • No tobacco use is permitted in the poker room, including vapes, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes.
  • English will be the only language permitted in the poker room.
  • Players are not allowed to eat at the poker table.
  • Cash does not play.
  • Only one player per hand.
  • Players must keep their cards and chips in view at all times.
  • It is the player’s responsibility to protect their cards at all times.
  • It is the player’s responsibility to protect their own action at all times by stopping the action before two or more players act behind them. If a player fails to protect their action, their hand remains live but forfeit their right to make a bet, in turn.
  • All out of turn bets will be binding if the action doesn’t change when play is corrected.
  • Any bet must be made in one forward motion. Angle shooting is not permitted.
  • String bets or string raises are not permitted.
  • Rabbit hunting is not permitted.
  • Verbal declaration in turn is binding (check, raise, fold, or call).
  • Any unfair “table talk” about a hand in progress is not permitted.
  • Abusive language or behavior is not permitted or tolerated. This includes arguing, shouting, verbally or physically threatening any other player in the poker room.
  • Management reserves the right to require any two players to play at different tables.
  • Management reserves the right to make decisions in the spirit of fairness, even if a strict interpretation of the rules may indicate a different ruling.
  • Tournament Buy Ins must be paid before you play in any poker tournament. If a player is on a standby list, they can wait until they receive a tournament seat.
  • A 10% house fee will be taken from all tournament prize pools, unless posted for a specific tournament.
  • Players are responsible to make sure they have the correct posted starting stack for every tournament.
  • Players are responsible for protecting their hands at all times. If cards are mucked for any reason, those cards are dead.  Any chips that are already in the pot will be forfeited.
  • Players are responsible for protecting their action at all times. If there is substantial action (bet, call, raise, or fold) by two or more players behind your action, your hand is declared dead by the dealer.  If play is checked behind missed action, the player who missed their action will be forced to check for that round of betting.
  • Cards and chips must be visible at all times. Cards must be kept on the table.
  • Card protects are allowed but must be significantly smaller than a playing card AND cannot have monetary value.
  • Largest denomination chips must be kept in clear view for all players. If the tournament director feels a player is hiding their largest denomination chips, intentionally, a penalty can be enforced.
  • Any single oversized chip put in the pot is a “call” unless it is a verbal raise.
  • If multiple players bust out of a tournament on the same hand then the order of finish will be determined by their tournament chip count before the start of the hand. Highest amount down to the lowest.
  • Any inappropriate play is subject to penalty. This includes abusive language towards a player/dealer, throwing cards, excessively swearing while at the table, or critiquing any other player’s action.
  • Intentionally exposing a card is illegal. If the tournament director feels a player is intentionally exposing cards that player is subject to a penalty.
  • Players are obligated to protect the other players at the table at all times. Therefore, whether in a hand or not, players may not disclose live or folded hands, comment on any action before the hand is complete, read a hand that hasn’t been tabled, or comment on any potential hands on the board. “Table talk” can be subject to a penalty.
  • Fortune Bay’s poker room has a three penalty rule that will be enforced. Player will be asked to leave the poker room, for one full orbit, if a penalty occurs. For a third penalty, player will be removed from the tournament and will not receive a refund.
  • Chopping the pot is at the discretion of the players. All tournaments will be played until a winner is declared. All applicable taxes and withholdings will be the responsibility of the player(s) who finish in a position where filings are required.
  • “Talking chop” should not hold up play of the game. If the tournament director feels that this is holding up play for other players at the table, a penalty can be enforced.
  • In all jackpot eligible games, the house will collect $1 for every $15, with a max of $2 per hand. The revenue generated is placed in a "Player Pool". This account is kept seperate from all other monies in the Casino.
  • Each day, all monies dropped into the "Player Pool will be put in two seperate accounts. 40% will be put into the "Bad Beat Jackpot" Pool, whlie the other 60% will be put into a "Promotional Pool" for Fortune Bay Casino posted jackpot amounts when the poker room opens. Of the total jackpot pool, 40% is taken for use in promotions (Free-Roll Tournaments, Giveaways, etc.)
  • Monies put into the "Bad Beat" jackpot pool will be dispersend into three different jackpot pools as follows:
    • 60% goes to the "Main" jackpot.
    • 25% goes to the "Secondary" jackpot.
    • 15% goes to the "Seed".
  • When the "Main" jackpot is awarded, the "Secondary" jackpot will become the "Main" jackpot and the "Seed" will become the "Secondary" Jackpot.
  • The Bad Beat jackpot shall applt to the game of Texas Hold 'Em only.
  • To qualify for the Bad Beat, a player with Aces full of 10s or better beaten by a player with Quads or better.
  • If the losing hand is a Full House, the player must have at lease one ace in their hole cards.
  • Both the losing hand and the winning hand must use both of their hole cards to create the highest possible hand.
  • In order for a hand to be eligible for the Bad Beat jackpot, the pot must meet a minimum of $15.
  • A minimum of four players must be seated and dealt in at the beginning of the hand in order to qualift for the Bad Beat jackpot.
  • All live hands must be shown at showdown.
  • Conversation by players about the jackpot during the play of a hand may cause the impending jackpot to be declared null and void.
  • Payouts of the Bad Beat jackpot are as follows:
    • 50% will be awarded to the Bad Beat hand (losing hand).
    • 25% will be awarded t the winner of the hand.
    • 25% will be awarded equally to the remaining players who were dealt in at the beginning of the hand. (Any player who gets up and revokes their chips from the table before the cards are shown at the showdown relinquished their rights to any share of a Bad Beat.)
  • Winners are requested to show valid ID and be 18 years or older. All winners will be required to fill out a Form 1099. Proper ID must be given at the time of the payout or it will be withheld until winner provides a valid ID. Any winners that win more than $10,000 are required to fill out a 103 form. Any foreign player that wins more than $600 will be required to fill out a 1042-S form.
  • In order to be eligible for jackpot play, participants must agree to allow usage of their name and related jackpot information for casino promotional purposes, including but not limited to, publication in gaming related periodicals.
  • Fortune Bay Casino poker room reserves the right to establish these rules and requlations surrounding any of the enhanced of promotional jackpot situations and may change these rules and regulations from time to time as it sees fit.

 



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