All Players participating in any APT event are required to fill in and sign the APT Player Registration / Release Form and present a valid ID upon registration as proof of identity and age.
The Asian Poker Tour will be implementing the Tournament Directors Association’s Rules(TDA Rules – 2011 Rules Version 1.0, July 30, 2011) for the duration of its tournaments and events. In addition, the below rules will also be implemented. Check out the complete APT & PokerTDA Tournament Rules
- Non-Smoking Rule
Players are not allowed to smoke in the tournament area, violating this rule will result in a penalty. Players caught smoking at the table will receive a one round penalty.
- Late Registrants
Late players being seated into an open seat after the start of a tournament/satellite will receive a full stack, will be dealt in immediately if possible.
- Close of Registration
Registration for the Main Event will close at the end of the second break while for all other tournaments/satellites it will be at the end of the first break unless stated otherwise.
- Determining the Button
At the start of the tournament and all redraws the button will be determined by a high card.
- Forward Motion Rule
Players moving chips in a forward motion (across their hole cards) maybe forced to put all of the chips in hand into the pot.
Tournaments/satellites paying 1 table or below a redraw will be done at two tables and the final table.
Tournaments/satellites paying 2 tables and above a re-draw will be done at 3 tables, 2 tables and the final table.
- Hand for Hand Play
Players will not be allowed to visit other tables during hand for hand play and are requested to stay at their tables.
Players caught visiting other tables during hand for hand will receive a One (1) round penalty immediately.
Players should not reveal their hand in an “All in and Call” situation or with a player/players all in after the action has been completed on the river card until requested by the Tournament Director.
- Re-Entry Policy
Players caught re-entering a non re-entry tournament will be disqualified, their chips will be taken out of play and no refunds will be entertained.
For same day re-entry tournaments/satellites, Players may only re-enter multiple times after they have been eliminated or have exhausted all their chips before the end of the FIRST break.
For day to day only re-entry tournaments, Players may only re-enter a new starting day after they have been eliminated or have exhausted all their chips in a previous starting day.
- Seat/s won through satellites hosted by the APT
All seat/s won through satellites hosted by the Asian Poker Tour are non-transferable and must be played on the specified date, if allocated. In the event that a player wins more than enough seats for the allowed starting days or qualifies through the FIRST starting day, cash will be awarded for the remaining seat/s
- *Revision of TDA rule No.2
When seated at a table with a foreigner, only English and/or the local language which can be understood by the dealers can be spoken with a hand in progress. Players violating this rule may receive a penalty. For events held in the Philippines, an English Only policy is applied.
- Deal-making is allowed in all APT tournaments, unless otherwise specified or announced in a specific tournament.
View the APT Rules on Deal Making in the complete APT & PokerTDA Tournament Rules