This is a list of league rules for table play mechanics.
Each player is dealt two cards, one at a time in rotation starting with the player to the left of the dealer. If a card is exposed to any player other than the intended recipient, then it is turned up for all to see and replaced after all players have received their two cards. If multiple cards are exposed during a single deal, then the deal is voided and the deck reshuffled and re-dealt.
After the first round of betting, the first three community cards are flopped after one card from the deck is “burned”. If a card was needed to replace an exposed card in step 1, then no card is burned.
After the second round of betting, the fourth community card is flopped after one card from the deck is “burned”.
After the third round of betting, the final (fifth) community card is flopped after one card from the deck is “burned”.
Any “burn” cards exposed to any player in the hand are shown to all players in the hand.
If cards are dealt incorrectly but are not revealed, then the cards are adjusted to be correct with an effort to preserve the right sequence.
If a player is not at the table when it is their turn to deal, then the player to their right will deal for them.
Small and big blinds are posted to the left of the dealer each hand.
Raises must be at least the amount of the previous raise. The big blind is considered the initial raise. If the blinds are $100/$200, then the minimum raise is $200 for a total bet of $400. Subsequent raises must also be at least $200 for a total bet of $600. Since this is a no limit game, there is no maximum raise amount.
If a player announces a raise and does not place enough chips in the pot, then he is required to add chips to make the bet a valid raise.
If a player does not announce a raise but places chips in the pot less than a valid raise, then his bet is corrected to the minimum valid raise.
The most any player can win in any pot from any other player is the total of their chips at the beginning of the hand. Side pots are created based on this rule if more than 2 players are in the pot. Multiple side pots can be created if multiple players are all in.
Verbal bets are binding. If you place $2000 in the pot but announce a $1000 raise, then the raise is $1000.
If you do not announce a raise and only place one chip in the pot, then it is assumed that you are calling and not raising. The chips are adjusted in the pot to reflect the call.
If you call or bet out of turn, your bet is returned to you until it is your turn. Additionally, players are granted the right to make more fun of you than normal.
Seating and Combining Tables
Initial seats are a random draw except for the host. The host may choose their seat before any other seats are determined.
Tables will be balanced so that no table has more than 1 player than any other table. The host will select which table will lose a player to balance the seating. When possible and reasonable, the player seated behind the dealer at the table losing a player will be moved to be behind the dealer at the receiving table.
When the player count reaches 16, seating will be redrawn for all remaining players at 2 tables.
When the player count reaches 9, seating will be redrawn for all remaining players at the final table.