Poker FAQ

Know more about the nuances and rules of the playing poker on our website.
When does a player sit out?

‘Sitting out’ is a feature that allows players to take a short break (s) from the game.

Sitting-out in Cash Games: If a player at any time has selected to ‘sit-out’ and he does not return thereby missing two rounds play, the system will automatically remove the player from his seat, consequently allowing that seat to be occupied by a waiting player.

Sit-out Management in tournament Games: If a player has opted for ‘sit-out’ during a tournament, the blind will be deducted from their chip balance during their big blind and small blinds. This will eventually result in a sitting-out player running out of chips and being eliminated from the tournament.

Players are ‘sitting-out’ and it is ruining the game continuity in tournaments! Is this allowed?

Yes, ‘sitting-out’ is allowed in tournaments. It is up to individual players how they use the sit-out option. In tournaments, to sit out is to automatically fold every hand that is being played, so it’s not wise to miss hands. However, poker players are human beings who sometimes need to make a phone call, visit the toilet or just stretch their legs after winning a big pot! Sitting out just allows someone to take a breather, while allowing for a seamless gaming experience for the players still at the table.

What happens if I get disconnected in the middle of hand during a cash game?

Disconnection from the game may occur due to various reasons and consequently, prevent a player from acting on time. To tide over this issue, an extra 60 seconds are given to a disconnected player to reconnect again.

If the player successfully reconnects in the allotted time, an extra 10 seconds will be given to the player to make the move and continue. If the player is still unable to connect, then his default action will be ‘check’. If checking isn’t allowed, his cards will be folded so that the other players can continue playing the hand.

If a disconnected player does not return within 2 rounds of play, he will be removed from the table and his seat will be made available to other people.

What happens if I get disconnected in the middle of a hand in a tournament?

If a player gets disconnected in a tournament, then his seat will be reserved and he can re-join anytime. However, his blinds and antes will continue to be posted until he runs out of chips and busts out.

What happens if the server crashes in the middle of a hand?

If the server crashes in middle of a hand, all the participants’ account balances will be restored to what they were at the beginning of the hand. The hand would be declared a misdeal with all the blinds, antes and bets placed in that specific hand returned to the corresponding players.

Why are there minimum and maximum buy-ins?

On Poker Magnet, minimum and maximum buy-ins are pre-set for each table. The minimum buy-in is generally 30 to 50 big blinds and the maximum buy in is generally 250 big blinds. This is to ensure that no short or very big stacks can buy in and ruin the game for everyone else.

Can customized notes be made for each player?

Yes, one can write personalized notes and set different colored rings for other people at the table. This enables one to keep track of how other people tend to play.

What’s the total amount in the pot?

The pot value is shown on the table and gets updated each time a player places a bet. The amount placed by the player will be added to the pot value and will be immediately visible to the other players and table observers along with any side pots that are created.

What is rake?

Rake is a scaled commission fee taken by the operator. Below is the rake structure for cash games at Poker Magnet.

Stakes – Holdem

Rake % for 5+ players

Rake % for 3-4 players

Rake % for Heads Up

Cap Amount

5 – 10

4.5%

3.0%

2.0%

50

10 – 20

4.5%

3.0%

2.0%

100

15 – 30

4.5%

3.0%

2.0%

150

25 – 50

4.5%

3.0%

2.0%

250

50 – 100

4.5%

2.5%

2.0%

500

50 – 100

4.5%

2.5%

2.0%

500

100 -200

4.5%

2.5%

2.0%

1000

100 -200

4.5%

2.5%

2.0%

1000

200 – 400

3%

2.0%

1.5%

1500

250 – 500

3%

2.0%

1.5%

2000

500 – 1000

2.5%

1.5%

1.0%

3000

1000 – 2000

2.5%

1.5%

1.0%

5000

Stakes – Omaha

Rake % for 5+ players

Rake % for 3-4 players

Rake % for Heads Up

Cap Amount

25 – 50

3.0%

2.50%

2.00%

250

50 – 100

3.0%

2.50%

2.00%

500

75 – 150

3.0%

2.50%

2.00%

750

100 -200

3.0%

2.50%

2.00%

1000

200 – 400

3.0%

2.50%

2.00%

1500

250 – 500

2.5%

2.00%

1.75%

2000

500 – 1000

2.0%

1.75%

1.50%

3000

1000 – 2000

2.0%

1.75%

1.50%

5000

Rake is automatically deducted by the software at the end of each hand.

Can I play for real money?

If you are above the age of 18 and have created a valid, confirmed account which meets all the requirements of our Terms of Service agreement, you’re eligible to play in the exciting real money cash games and tournaments that we host at Poker Magnet.

In order to play real money games, you would have to deposit a minimum of Rs 100 into your Poker Magnet account through our payment gateway. Click on cashier to add chips and cash out.

How do I register for a tournament?

A player can only register for a tournament before it starts, or shortly after. In the lobby, this will show up as ‘Registering’ or ‘Late Registration’. Taking part is easy; all you have to do is ensure you have the funds in your account and then click on ‘Register’.

Where can I see which tournaments I’ve registered for?

You can view them in the ‘registered tournaments’ section in the lobby.

What happens if a tournament gets canceled?

If a tournament gets canceled, all the registered players will be given their buy-ins back.

What are the terms of service?

Please read our Terms of service document for complete information.