League Rules

  1. Cost: Free tournaments, no buy in (dealers are volunteers, tips are appreciated and will help us keep good, competent dealers for your games).
  2. You must be at least 21 to play. No wagering of any kind on MPL games. Violators will be banned immediately.
  3. Dealer: the dealer will be responsible for running the game and all decisions made by the dealer/floor person are final.
  4. Seat selection: Players must choose a seat card from the dealer upon arrival. If you need special seating please let the dealer know. We will do our best to accommodate everyone.
  5. Structure: 2,000 in starting chips with blinds starting at 25/50 and 12 minute levels. *500 bonus chips for players arriving 30 minutes or more prior to the start of the 1st game and for the 1st game only.
  6. TDA rules will apply in most cases. Please keep in mind TDA is a guideline for poker rooms to use and always respect rule #1 which states the following: floor people (MPL lead dealer is considered floor in MPL games) are to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as top priorities in the decision making process. Unusual circumstances can on occasion dictate that decisions in the interest of fairness take priority over technical rules. The floor person’s decision is final.
  7. Language: English only to be spoken at the table.
  8. Chips: must be kept in plain view for all players to see.
  9. All in: cards will be turned face up when all players are all in, however, if there is side action still pending at the conclusion of the hand all cards must be turned face up.
  10. Color up: during color up, all odd chips will be rounded up. 25 chips will be removed at the beginning of level 3, 100 chips will be removed at the beginning of level 6.
  11. Use of cellphones: a player may not be on their phones while the player is actively involved in a hand. Phones are allowed at the table, but should they slow play, you will be asked to put the phone away.
  12. Eligible for Hand: A player must be at his seat by the time the last card has been dealt to all the players. If not, the hand will be killed by the dealer. (Note: a player that is within arm’s length of his seat, aware and paying attention to the game is considered at his seat: please keep in mind we are a bar league and be considerate of those that are simply ordering a drink/food from the car. A player may not at any time muck another player’s hand.
  13. Elimination: In an effort to keep the game going, once a player is eliminated from the game, we ask that they leave the table.
  14. Penalties: a one orbit penalty may be received for any of the following: dealer abuse, inappropriate language, more than one player to a hand, angle shooting, delay of game, touching other players cards/chips or any other incident that the dealer deems necessary to the fairness and smooth running of the game. Repeat offenders may be given a suspension/expulsion from the league.
  15. POINTS: these are determined by the number of players in each game and assigned in the order of knockout. For example: if there are 10 players in a game the first player eliminated would receive 1 point and would increase to 10 points for the winner of that game. These points will be tabulated and entered into the standings page no later than the next day and player will have 72 hours to contest. Also, 5 points will be given to each player who plays all three games at that location for the evening.
  16. Prizes: there must be a minimum of 8 players for the nightly prizes to be awarded.
  17. Schedule: the league will run as listed on the MPL website and is subject to change without notice.
  18. Food and beverage: while making a purchase at the bars is not mandatory, no outside food or beverage will be allowed at any of the locations. Players may be disqualified should they bring outside food and/or beverage into the location.
  19. Dress code: while there will be no formal dress code, we do ask players to keep in mind that we are playing our games in someone’s business and to dress respectfully. If the bars complain, you will be asked to leave.
  20. Contact info: playing in the league will require a one time registration; name. phone # and email address is all that is needed.
  21. Management reserves the right to make changes at its sole discretion. Management also reserves the right to refuse service to any player and suspend or bar any player from league play.
  22. Relax and have fun: the league rules are more relaxed than if you were in a regular poker room; our main objective is to create a fun, friendly atmosphere where players of all skill levels can enjoy a night out while doing something they enjoy and meeting new friends.