MTTP poker league is run in accordance with the legislation set by the gambling commission and as such players are asked to ensure they do not breech current legislation. Venue TD’s will ensure that all MTTP bonuses remain within the legislation. The law currently allows a maximum of £5 per person maximum stake and £100 per venue maximum payout per day in a public house. A member’s only club allows a maximum of £10 per person maximum stake and £250 per venue maximum payout per day. Please note any player who contravenes this is putting the landlords’ license in jeopardy and risks sanctions up to and including being banned from the league. Pub management are ultimately responsible for all 'monies' on their premises. MTTPoker record all monies that change hands during our events and this information is viewable publically on our venue results page. An example can be found here http://www.mttpoker.com/tournament/64Gambling Commission Website Poker In Pubs Document (1.1 MB) Advice Document from the Gambling Commission (60.2 KB)
MTTP offer players the opportunity to stake and win small amounts of money at our nightly venues. Bonuses are run at the TD’s discretion as some venues may not operate the secret bounty or bounty chips. Bonus payouts will not exceed £100 per night in a public house & £250 per night in a member’s only club.
Players should always be supporting the venue as the pub / club are paying for the prizes given out by the league. We will always operate a Free To Play poker league but players who are not supporting the venue by purchasing drinks will not be allowed to participate in the bonuses.
Every venue will operate a PRIZE FUND. Each player has the option to put £1 towards this. Only those who pay the pound on the night have the opportunity to win the money. Dependant on value the prize fund will be paid out to the first 3 places per below table. This is subject to TD's discretion. Prize funds will be paid out on the evening. Should anyone finish in a winning position that has NOT paid into the prize fund the money will be paid out to the next highest finisher who HAS paid into the fund. Some venues may increase the PF value to between £2-£4 in place of running the Secret Bounty. This is done at the Td’s discretion.
Every venue will operate a QUADS bonus. Each player has the option to put £1 towards this. Only those who pay the pound on the night have the opportunity to win the money. The bonus will be paid out on any hand that is equivalent or higher to the card cut by the bar person @ the beginning of the evening. THE HAND DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PLAYED TO SHOWDOWN. Each Venue will operate this bonus and unclaimed monies will roll over to the following night in that venue. This will continue until the bonus is won. The bonus payout will not exceed the maximum allowable payout. i.e Prize Fund & Secret Bounty & Quads cannot exceed £100. Quads payout will be £100 - Prize Fund - Secret Bounty. Any money left over will be added to the following weeks Quads Bonus.
Most venues will operate a SECRET BOUNTY. Each player has the option to put £1 towards this. Only those who pay the pound on the night have the opportunity to win the money. The bonus will be paid out on the person who knocks out the secret bounty (IF THEY HAVE PAID INTO THE BOUNTY) or if the secret bounty wins the event he or she will win the bounty (IF THEY HAVE PAID INTO THE BOUNTY). A spare pack of cards will be used to determine the secret bounty. E.g. 18 players. 18 cards are held by the TD at the start of the night. As players are eliminated they will pick a card. Whoever turns the Ace of spades will be the secret bounty. The money will be paid to the player who knocks the secret bounty out.If the winning player hasn't taken part in the SB a card will be removed from the deck (not the ace of spades) and the bonus will continue.
Some venues may play a bounty chip system. Players purchase a bounty chip for £1 prior to the game commencing. A Player can win a bounty chip by knocking a player from the game and lose their chip by being knocked from the game. Players can only win or lose 1 chip at a time. All a players remaining bounty chips can be cashed in for £1 each when the player is eliminated from the game.
All players are bound by the rules of the MTTP poker league. The rules are a legal requirement of the league and are enforced by MTTP employees and Tournament Directors. A full copy of the rules is available on www.mttpoker.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All decisions made on the night of an event are binding; players do however have the right to confirm a ruling by emailing the above address. Please be advised that TD’s are volunteers who make decisions in the best interest of the game, sometimes these may deviate from the official MTTP rules. Rules may be amended at any time by MTTP.
MTTP and/or its representatives reserve the right to remove players from the event if their behaviour is not in the best interests of the league or the venue. Further sanctions may be imposed by MTTP if the behaviour of the player merits this. In serious cases this could include expulsion from the league.
MTTP offer cash prizes only. We do not believe it is in a player’s best interests to offer unwanted or overvalued equivalents such as holidays that have time restrictions. Prize winners will be paid in cash on the night of the event or by cheque.
Players who qualify for our regional finals can only win £100 per game they have played in that qualifying period, minus any winnings during those games. I.e. 8 games + Regional Final = £900 – any winnings during those 8 games. Any player who exceeds their allowance will have their prize money capped @ the legal payout limit.
Qualification for our national finals is based on points scored @ regional finals and qualifying periods throughout the year. There are no restrictions on qualification; it is purely a point’s based system. MTTP would hope that players who qualify would continue to support the league during the year but will not force players to continue playing once they have qualified.
Players winning entry to a poker tournament through an MTTP organised event must wear MTTP branded clothing if required to do so. This clothing should be worn for the duration of the tournament and players must agree to take part in any advertising / PR / Publicity associated with the event. Players agree to being photographed or filmed while participating in any MTTP event and to the publication of these images in all forms of media. Players agree to waive all rights in relation to these images
MTTP will only use your personal details in connection with MTTP business. Player’s details may be passed between MTTP and our affiliates or business partners. It is player’s responsibility to ensure their contact details are correct. Players who have qualified for regional and national finals will be contacted using their selected preference.
MTTP poker league has affiliated to Paddy Power to run online tournaments. By becoming a member of MTTP players registering for our affiliates must agree to their information being passed between MTTP and the affiliate. This may include details regarding player sign ups and activity.
Players must act in the best interest of the MTTP poker league at all times. Any player found to be canvassing MTTP venues or players for another poker league will forfeit his/her membership of the league. All players must be aged 18 and over.
MTTP will use the player’s forum and news sections of our website to inform players of changes to the league where possible. It is the responsibility of the player to ensure they check the website for amendments to the Rules and T&C's. All recent changes will be denoted by an asterisk and all updates will be dated. MTTP reserve the right to amend the league Rules and T&C's at any time.
All players entering online events run by MTTPoker in association with PaddyPowerPoker must adhere to the MTTPoker terms and conditions. Entry to any event is soley at the discretion of MTTPoker and any non MTTPoker member must gain the express permission of MTTPoker to take part prior to entering. MTTPoker events run through PaddyPower Poker are tied to MTTPokers affiliate code through PaddyPowerPoker, any player who gains entry without this affiliation will forfeit their rights in relation to any prize won.
Last amended 14th July 2010