General Game Play & Tables
I start playing at community Poker
Tables (Ring Games)?
In the Lobby
select "Poker Tables", then choose
"Texas Hold'em" or "Omaha" Poker
from the tabs. Under each game tab
you can view all tables or specific
types (Limit, No Limit or Pot
Limit). To play at specific table,
click on a table and click open or
double click on the table name.
To join a table click on any of
the open seats designated by a chair
You will then be prompted to
enter the amount that you would like
to take to the table from your
If the table you want to play at
is full, you can go on a waiting
list (click the 'waiting list'
button). Your name will be added to
the bottom of the list and as seats
become available your name will move
up the list. Once at the top of the
list, if a seat becomes available
you will be notified and you can
You can play at up to 4 poker
tables at the same time, plus any
tournaments and blackjack. The
different tables will be accessible
from tabs across the top of the
interface (between the "cashier" and
are Sit N Go Tournaments?
Sit N Go
Tournaments are single table
tournaments that require a buy in
and entry fee. The buy-ins from all
players creates the prize pool. All
players who buy-in are given an
equal amount of chips and are
eliminated once all your chips are
lost. The winner is the last player
Bet on USA offers a large
variety of Texas Hold'em, Omaha and
Sit N Go Tournament rooms. Players
can also create custom Sit N Go
I make Custom Tables?
Tables are tables that are created
by players. Custom Tables can be
open to all players or they can be
password protected so that only
people invited by the table creator
To create a Custom Table:
Click on the Custom game tab and
then click on create in the bottom
left hand corner. A small window
will open where you need to
long do I have for my turn?
- Stakes (from
- Password (If
you enter a
wish to join
Only do this
if you want
- Click on
player is given 15 seconds for their
turn. If you don't make your time
and the timer bar runs out you will
be automatically folded and your
status changed to "sitting out".
If you want to get more
money to a table without leaving you
can click the "re-buy" button. This
will allow you to re-buy any amount
or up to the table limit. For limit
games you can not re-buy an amount
that will put your total on the
table over the table limit. You will
only be able to re-buy when you are
folded, between hands or sitting
out. You can not re-buy during a
hand that you are still playing in.
keep my seat at a table but not
play? (Sit Out)
If you tick the
"sit out" box you will keep your
seat at the table but will not be
included in the play until you
choose to "sit in". However, you can
only "sit out" at a table for 10
minutes before you are removed.
changed to Sitting Out when I didn't
If your status has
changed to "sitting out" and you did
not choose to "sit out" either you
did not make you turn in time or you
were disconnected. If you don't make
your turn in time you will be folded
and sat out.
If you have been disconnected
from the game you will be put "all
in dp". This means that you will not
bet anymore money or have anymore
turns, but you will be eligible to
win the pot up until the point when
you disconnected. If you have not
reconnected before the start of the
next hand your status will then be
changed to "sitting out".
Auto Post Blinds?
All players must
post small blinds and big blinds. If
a player has "auto post" selected
then their blinds will automatically
be paid when it is their turn to
post the blinds. If "auto post" is
not selected then the player will
have to click the "post sb" or "post
bb" button every time it is their
turn to post a blind. Selecting
"auto post" also speeds up game
"Auto post" is turned off by
default and can be turned on/off in
the "options" panel.
does IB (Initial Blind) and Wait for
BB (Big Blind) mean?
If you do not
have "auto post" selected when you
join or sit-in at a table you can
choose to "Post IB (Initial Blind)"
or "Wait for BB (Big Blind)". If you
choose "Wait for BB" then you will
not post any "initial blinds" (ib)
or "return blinds" (rb), but instead
wait until it is your turn to post
the "big blind" before being dealt
into the game. If you choose to
"Post IB" then you will be dealt
straight into the game and post an
By default "wait for BB" is not
selected and can be turned on/off in
the "options" panel, but can only be
turned on if "auto post" is not
does Show, Muck and Auto Muck mean?
If a player loses a showdown they
can choose to "muck" their cards.
This means that they lost, but
choose not to show the other player
their cards. A player can only muck
if their turn comes after a winning
hand in the showdown. You can also
choose to "show" your cards even if
you have lost.
If a player has "auto muck"
selected then when they loose a
showdown their cards with
automatically be mucked if possible.
"Auto muck" is turned off by default
and can be turned on/off in the
If a player wins a pot
before all community cards have been
dealt they have the option to Rabbit
Hunt or "rabbit". To "rabbit" means
to have the remaining community
cards dealt to see what would have
happened if the players decided to
play on. When a player chooses to
"rabbit" they must also show the
rest of the players their cards.
You can only "rabbit" if you do
not have "auto muck" selected.
When it is not
your turn you will be given the
option of pre-selecting actions. If
you pre-select an action, when it is
your turn it will automatically do
that action. The pre-select action
box will appear above the hand
description box and will only be
visible when it is not your turn and
will only show available actions.
my view Game Stats and Hand History?
If you click on "stats" panel you
can see the number of hands you have
been dealt, how many you have won
and how long you have been playing.
By clicking the "more" button you
can see details on Action Stats,
Fold Stats and Win Stats.
To view your Hand History during
a game click on the "history"
button, located below the table. If
you want to see your hand histories
for all games, go to the "player
admin" and click on the "hand
history" button, then choose a date
and the hands from that day's games
will be displayed.
is the Pot and Rake?
The pot is
located in the centre of the table
(below any community cards). The
exact value of the pot is shown (in
brackets) plus any money that is
placed on the table during a betting
Our rake chart shows how we rake
our games. When playing, if a small
amount of the pot is moved to the
left of the board cards then a rake
has been taken. You will only be
counted in a raked hand if you have
contributed to the pot (bet or
posted a blind). Sit N Go
Tournaments also count towards rake.
Every $1 spent on tournament entry
fees = 1 raked hand (note - rake is
counted on the entry fee, not buy
keep notes on other players?
you click on another player a window
where you can type notes will
appear. Once you have added your
notes make sure you click "save
notes" then "close". Once you have
added some notes when you move your
mouse over that player the notes
will appear as a tooltip. Players
who have entered their details in
the cashier will have their country
also show up as a tooltip.
are Stars? And how do I get them?
The stars are awarded to loyal
players and represent a player's
ranking and accolades. Players earn
stars by accumulating points. Points
are earned by playing games, by
playing tournaments and by winning
good hands. Players can earn up to 3
bronze, silver or gold stars.
I hide my stars from other players?
Simply click on the 'Options' tab at
the bottom left of your screen. Tick
the 'Hide My Stars' box.
I get Trophies and Awards?
have won a freeroll then you can
choose to display a trophy or award
on your player box. If you win a
$200 Freeroll then you can display a
blue ribbon, if you win a $500
Freeroll you can display a medal and
ribbon, and if you win a $3000
Freeroll you can display a trophy.
play with a 4 Color Deck?
want to further distinguish the
suits then you can choose to use a 4
color deck. When at a table in the
"options" panel choose "4 color
deck". This option gives each suit a
different color: Spades stay black
and Hearts stay red, while Diamonds
become blue and Club become green.
do the different tournament tabs
Bet on USA holds a variety
of different tournaments. Each
tournament tab reflects the
tournament rules and conditions.
- Scheduled - these are tournaments
scheduled by Bet on USA to start
at a specific time. Bet on USA
Freerolls can be found under the
- Sit & Go - These are tournaments
that will only start once the
required number of players has been
reached. Registered Sit N Go
Tournaments are usually single table
- Satellites - These are
tournaments that 'feed' winners into
bigger tournaments. Satellites are
held in various stages leading up to
a large tournament such as a WPT,
WSOP or oddspoker.ag special event.
- Special - These are tournaments
arranged by third parties and hosted
by Bet on USA. For example if you
have a local Poker club, you may
like to hold an online tournament at
Bet on USA.