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Poker Game Rules & Features     


Poker Rules

Adda52 offers the most popular variants of Community Card Poker- Texas hold’em and Omaha. On our website you can play No-Limit version of Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit variant of Omaha but the poker rules for both remain quite similar. Both these poker games begin with a forced wager where all poker players compete for a pot.

Poker Games Rules: Learn Basic Rules of poker at Adda52

Adda52 has its own customized poker game software with some of the best features in the poker industry. Some of the poker rules which players should know while playing the games at Adda52 are as below- 

  1. Rake Rules: While playing poker games on Adda52, a fee is deducted from each game by the house. This nominal fee is called the Rake is in accordance with international poker sites and is as per the industry norms. Rake charged varies in the various formats of cash games, tournaments and Sit and Go’s. You can read about detailed Rake Rules here.
  2. Type of Chips: A player needs chips to play on a game table. Following are the type of chips you can play with on the website:
    • Freeroll chips: Once the user sign up on the website, he gets 20000 freeroll chips instantly. After verifying the mobile number and email Id, player gets 100,000 and 50,000 chips respectively. Players can use these chips to play on practice tables to improve their skills. An existing user can claim freeroll chips in his account every 24 hours. You need to simply log-in in your account and click on “claim chips” to get the chips (upto 10000) in his account. These chips are non-redeemable and can be used only to play on freeroll tables.
    • Real Cash chips: Real Cash chips are needed to play on cash tables and tournaments. You can buy these chips by making payment on the website with debit card/credit card/net banking/Pay By Cash. Click here for more information about purchase and withdraw of Real Cash Chips.
    • Instant Bonus chips: Instant Bonus are given to users as prize money in Freeroll Tournament, Marketing Promotions and any other event wherein the entry is free.  Instant Bonus chips can be used to play on Real Cash tables (just like real cash chips). However these chips cannot be redeemed . Any winnings from Instant Bonus chips are considered as Real Cash chips and can be redeemed.
    • Locked Bonus chips: Locked Bonuses are given as Deposit Bonus whenever a user makes a deposit on the site through Net Banking / Cards (Bonus will be granted based on current offers running on the site). Locked Bonus chips can neither be used to play nor can be redeemed unless unlocked/released. You need to earn Loyalty Points to unlock these chips. The more you play on the cash tables, the more Loyalty Points you earn & hence your Locked Bonus chips releases faster. You can learn more about the Loyalty Program and release / unlocking process here.
    • VIP Chips: Players need to convert their Real Cash chips into VIP chips to play on VIP tables (high stake poker tables). Click here to get more information about Adda52 VIP tables.
  3. Turn Time: It is the time given to a player in which player needs to take action for his turn. This time varies across tables. If the player does not act within given turn time, he will get folded or checked depending upon the last player’s action.
  4. Disconnection: The website is not liable if a player gets disconnected or loses network during game play. A player's internet connectivity is his own problem and he is liable for any loss incurred because of the same. But to try to keep the player’s interest in mind, Adda52 has formulated certain rules that go about providing some protection to a player if he gets disconnected. Click here for more details about disconnection mechanism
  5. Table Stakes Rules: All games on Adda52 are played at "table stakes", meaning only the chips in play at the beginning of each hand can be used to bet and raise during the hand. A player cannot add more chips to his stack during the hand. A player can request for addon during the hand, but the request will get processed only after the hand ends. If a player doesn’t have enough chips to match a bet, then the poker feature of ‘All In’ comes into play. He is then eligible for that portion of the pot up to the point of his last wager.
  6. Side Pot Rules: In a poker game where multiple players are playing a game and some of them are ‘All-in’ with their respective varying stacks, then there would be a situation where the bet has risen beyond the All in stake. This gives rise to a side pot. For example- with three players in a game, Player A, with a large stack, opens the betting round for 20. Player B only has 10. She calls the 10, going all in. Player C has 30, and thus can either call the full 20, re-raise to 30, or fold. Player C decides to "re-raise all-in" by betting his remaining stake. The bet is now 10 to Player A, who calls. Player A is the only player at the table with a remaining stack; he may not make any further bets in this hand. Because Player B can only win 10 from each of the other two players' 30 bets, thus 10 is taken from all players' bets and the 30 total is placed in the main pot. The 40 remaining, for which Players A and C are separately contesting, goes in a side pot. As no further bets can be made, the hand is now dealt to completion. Upon Showdown If Player B has the best hand overall she wins the main pot. Player A has the second-best hand, and wins the side pot. Player C loses the hand, and must "re-buy" if he wishes to be dealt in on subsequent hands. On the contrary if either Player A or C had the best over all hand then they would’ve taken both the Main as well as Side pot since they were contesting for both.
  7. Pot Split Rule: In situation of multiple players have the same cards at showdown, pot will be divided in equal share to all winners. In case the pot ends up being an odd number, the pot will be split amongst the winners as per the following example- if there are 4 winners with same hand and the pot amount is Rs. 31. Then firstly, equal amount to nearest even amount will be distributed amongst all 3 as whole amount i.e. Rs.7 which will be credited to all 4 players. Remaining Rs. 3 will be distributed amongst first 3 players starting from the left side of the dealer and the fourth player sitting farthest to the dealer's left will not receive share from this Rs.3 left. 
  8. Ratholing and Anti-Banking: A common practice that is seen amongst poker players is the act of exiting or taking a portion of their stack after winning a big pot. This is called Ratholing in poker and is disallowed at Adda52. It is unethical in poker to leave after winning a big pot, hedge some portion of the winnings and join the poker table back with lesser chips thus banking a few in their bankroll. To eliminate this practice, Adda52 has put some measures in place called Anti-Banking. Antibanking is activated for all table by default. In this any player who leaves a table with some stack, cannot join back that same table with lesser stack than his previous stack before 20 mins. For example- If Player A joined a table with buy-in 1000/4000 with 2000 chips and won another 3000 chips and decides to get up then cannot re-join that table with less than his new stack of 5000 chips before 20 minutes. There is no maximum buy-in cap for the player who re-joins the table. 
  9. Top Up: Top up is a feature provided to poker players who like to maintain a certain playing bankroll. If a player checks the auto top up button, then before each hand, his stack will be replenished to the maximum buy-in of that table. A player can manually choose to top up and the amount he tops up to will show after the end of any ongoing hand.
  10. Mucking and Teasing: All the non-folded players who have gone till the showdown have the option to not show their cards to the winner(Mucking) and other players on the table. However, the winner does not have this option as well as all the players who have gone all-in also do not have this option. Teasing is a feature wherein a winner can show either his one card or both the cards to all the other players who have folded before showdown. "Teasing" works when the player disables "automuck" option. The feature can only be used before showdown and by the active player only after other players have folded. Teasing is not available for SNG & MTT formats.
  11. Run it Twice:The option to run it twice occurs when everyone in the hand is all in. For example, if there were three players in the hand and only one of them was all in, running it twice would not be possible. Also to run it twice, every player in the hand must agree to run it twice. If one person decides not to run it twice, the remaining community cards left to be dealt will be dealt normally only once. It is much more common for a hand to be ran twice between two players heads up instead of a multi-pot with three or more, although it’s still possible.When two or more players are all in with community cards yet to be dealt and all of them agree to run it twice, the remaining community cards will be dealt twice. For example, when everyone in the hand is all in preflop and every player has agreed to run it twice, the community cards will be dealt twice. The first flop, turn and river will be dealt normally for half of pot and a second flop, turn and river will be dealt for the second half of the pot. Please note that only community cards are dealt twice and not hole cards.If the all ins occurred on the flop, only the turn and river would be dealt twice, not a new flop for the second board since the all in occurred on the flop. The same concept applies to the river. If players were all in on the turn and agreed to run it twice, only the river would be dealt twice. The first river and then another, each river with the four other community cards for half the pot. Run it Twice is applicable for No Limit Texas Holdem and Pot Limit Omaha game types and not available for Crazy Pineapple and Omaha Hi/Lo variants as of now. By default this feature remains 'on' and the player can disable it from the game area settings. Whether enabled or disabled, this preference will be saved and applicable when you log in next time.
  12. Seat Preference: If there is a particular seat that you like to sit on a poker table, then adda52 gives you the option to choose that seat and the table will accordingly rotate to suit you. When you right click on another seat, 'Sit Here' option appears. If you select the option, your seat changes but the order of the players remains the same. All players rotate around the table but only you as the player who changed their places, can see the changes.
  13. Post to BB (Big Blind): New players who want to join an ongoing table can either wait for their turn to pay big blind to start playing or simply post the big blind to play immediately from next hand if they are not seated between small blind and big blind position. Under latter case, players will be dealt once the dealer  button passes them.
  14. Sit-Out: It means you hold your seat on table but will not be participating in the hand. Sit Out, allows you to return to the game when you’re ready by clicking ‘I am Back’ button. Your chip stack won’t be affected, but you may need to post a big blind upon returning to the game if you missed a Big Blind.
    • Ring games
      • Sitout: Player can go on Sitout for maximum 10 minutes by checking the ‘Sitout’ checkbox given in the game area. Player can return to seat by clicking ‘I am Back’ button. To sit again on the table, player may need to post a big blind upon returning to the game if you missed a Big Blind. If player fails to return to the table within 10 minutes period, he will be removed from the table.
      • Sitout Next BB: Once a player checks this option, he will be seated out before his turn to pay Big Blind. Player can rejoin the same table by clicking ‘I am back’ button within 10 min. This feature is only available for Ring Games.
      • Sitout All tables: If Player selects this option, he will be seated out on all ring game tables he is active on, from next hand. Player can rejoin the same table by clicking ‘I am back’ button given on game tables within 10 min. This feature is only available for Ring Games. 
    • Tournaments 
      • Sitout: Player needs to play blinds and pay antes even if he is on sit-out mode. There is no time limit for sitting out in a tournament. This means should you sit out, you will continue to post blinds and pay antes until you return, or run out of chips. User will also be made on sit-out immediately if he do not act within the given turn time.
  15. Chat: During game play, players can chat about the game and hold a healthy conversation. Certain types of chat not permitted include abuse, begging for chips, spamming, flooding, commercial activity, hand discussion leading to colluding, phishing. We understand that there may be players who wish to play poker in peace and thus there is an option to mute chat and also mute a few players. You can also report players indulging in malicious chat. Just expand the lower left chat panel on the table to go to "report issue" and mention the situation. Our team will look after the issue and take strict actions against the offenders.
  16. Player Notes: When you are at any table, select the "Notes" tab from the chat box in the bottom-left corner of the screen. You can select a player by clicking on the drop down arrow. This will drop down a list of all players at the table. You can select the player from the list and write notes in the space given below. You can access the notes anytime. Next time you are at a table with the same player, all you need to do is select the player from the drop down and all your previous notes will be shown in the box.
  17. Auto Re-buy: This feature allows the player to re-enter automatically in a re-buy tournament whenever his chip count goes down below a certain threshold. Click here for detailed info about auto-rebuy and auto addons can
  18. Private Table: You can create your own table on the website to invite and play with your friends or family. Click to know the steps to create private table
  19. History Replayer: Replayer or History Replayer feature allows the player to view recording of all hands he played within last three months. Replayer can be accessed through 'Options' as ‘History Replayer’ in game lobby or through ‘Replayer’ icon provided in game area top left corner. Currently Replayer feature is not available for any game type under Freeroll and Crazy Pineapple variant in Real section.
  20. Game History: Players can see their game history of past three months by selecting ‘Game History’ under ‘Options’ in the game lobby. Players can select the game format (Real/Tourney/SNG) and game type (Hold’em/Omaha/Omaha Hi-Lo/Crazy Pineapple) and check the  game logs for selected dates.

Texas Hold’em Poker Rules


Texas Hold’em poker is currently the most played poker game in the world with its No Limit version being most popular. Adda52 also offers No Limit Texas Hold’em poker to its Indian poker players keeping its popularity in mind. In this section you can learn the basic rules of No Limit Texas Hold’em. For a complete understanding of how to play poker you can visit our "how to play poker" section. For better understanding you can try playing with freeroll chips in our game lobby. Moreover, you can also take part in Freeroll poker tournaments to win exciting prizes e.g Iphone.


Basics of No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker

In No Limit Texas Hold'em, each player is dealt two cards (known as ‘hole cards’) that belong to them alone. Five community cards are dealt face-up in three rounds which collectively form the ‘board’. All players in the game can use these five shared community cards with their own hole cards to each make their best possible five-card poker hand. In No Limit Texas Hold'em, a player may use any combination of the seven cards available to make the best possible five-card poker hand, using zero, one or two of their private hole cards.

The minimum bet in a No Limit Texas Hold'em game is the same as the size of the big blind but there is no restriction on the amount they wish to bet. Players can always bet as much more as they want which can go up to all of their chips.

Minimum raise: In No Limit Texas Hold'em, the raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. For example, if the first player to act bets 10 then the second player must raise a minimum of 10 making it a total bet of 20.

Maximum raise: By the whole nature of No Limit Texas Hold’em there is ‘no limit’ on the maximum raise. This implies that the maximum raise can go up to the size of your stack (your chips on the table).In No Limit Hold'em, there is no ‘cap’ on the number of raises allowed.

Omaha Poker Rules

In India, after No Limit Texas Hold’em Omaha Poker is the most played game both online as well as offline. Omaha Poker is to a certain extent derived from Texas Hold’em itself. In Omaha Poker, each player is dealt four cards (known as ‘hole cards’) that belong to them alone. Five community cards are dealt face-up in three rounds which collectively form the ‘board’. All players in the game have to use two and only two of their hole cards and exactly three from the five shared community cards to make their best possible five-card poker hand. The other poker rules remain the same as Texas Hold’em in Omaha poker.

  1. Basics of Pot Limit Omaha Poker

  2. Omaha Poker has 3 broad types-

    • Pot Limit Omaha Poker

    • No Limit Omaha Poker

    • Fixed Limit Omaha Poker


Currently at Adda52 we offer Pot Limit Omaha(PLO) which is also the most popular form of Omaha poker. In Pot Limit Omaha Poker most of the game rules are the same as described for Texas Hold’em previously with the following few exceptions-

Similar to Texas Hold’em, the minimum bet in Pot Limit Omaha is the same as the size of the big blind, but players can always bet up to the size of the pot.

Minimum raise: The raise amount must be at least as much as the previous bet or raise in the same round. As an example, if the first player to act bets 5 then the second player must raise a minimum of 5 (total bet of 10).

Maximum raise: While the minimum raise in PLO is same as Texas Hold’em, it is the maximum raise where the difference arises. The maximum raise can only be done equal to the size of the pot. The size of the pot is the total amount of the active pot, plus all bets on the table, plus the amount the active player must first call before raising. Example: If the size of the pot is 100, and no one has bet in that particular betting round, a player may bet a maximum of 100. As action proceeds to the next player clockwise, that player can either fold, call 100, or raise any amount between the minimum (100 more) and the maximum. For this player the maximum bet will be 400. To explain this- the raiser would first need to call 100, thus bringing the pot size to 300, and then raise 300 more, making a total bet of 400. In Pot Limit Omaha just like Texas Hold’em there is no ‘cap’ on the number of raises allowed.

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