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Misfits Poker League Player Code of Conduct and Rules of the Game

Misfits Poker League takes great pride in offering a fun and exciting opportunity for players of all skill levels to learn and enjoy the game of poker.  The following rules allow us to accomplish this goal while also maintaining the highest quality level of service for everyone involved.
                         Thank you for your cooperation!

The Player Code of Conduct

  1. You must be 21 years of age to play in the Misfits Poker League.

  2. No wagering or gambling is permitted on any game or event sponsored by the Misfits Poker League and Misfits Entertainment. All Misfits Poker events are provided at NO CHARGE to the members of the league. There is no buy-in required for any event, ever! Violations of this rule will result in the permanent removal of the member(s) from the League, no exceptions.

  3. In order to be eligible to win prizes (Bar prizes, Tokens, or Nightly Promotions) members will be required to complete a one-time registration online at  https://misfitspokerleague.com/ or in person at any one of the locations that Misfits Poker League plays at throughout the week. Players must also register with the Free Poker Network (FPN) at https://freepokernetwork.com/

  4. While there is no formal dress code for the League, the League aligns its dress code with that of the venues in which it does business. We ask that all players follow suit in this regard.

  5. While you are not required to purchase anything at any venue, ALL outside food and beverage is strictly forbidden. NO EXCEPTIONS! This includes water bottles, flasks, etc. If a member brings any food or drink into a venue, they will be asked to discard the item(s) or return them to their vehicle. Refusal to remove the items may result in disqualification from that night’s play or further suspension from League play.

  6. BEHAVIOR:

    1. Language that is deemed abusive toward the Dealers, League Members, League Staff, or Venue Staff is not acceptable. Warnings and a one orbit penalty will be issued. These warnings are given once and are inclusive of all venues/leagues that Misfits Poker League conducts business with. If the behavior continues, the offending member will be subject to a minimum League suspension of fourteen (14) days, or permanent removal from the League.

    2. Rude, Harassing, or any inappropriate actions or comments toward the Dealers, League Members, League Management, or Venue Staff is not acceptable. A verbal warning  will be issued, and if applicable, a 2 (two) orbit penalty will be put in place. These warnings are given once and are inclusive of all venues/leagues that Misfits Poker League conducts business with. If the behavior continues, the offending member will be subject to a minimum League suspension of fourteen (14) days, or permanent removal from the League.

    3. Misfits Poker League asks that its members conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful toward the venue, its staff, and management at ALL TIMES regardless of any dispute you may have. Please bring any disputes immediately to the attention of the Tournament Host or League Management at the location so the issue can be properly addressed. Please understand that all venues have the right to refuse service to ANY League Member at ANY time, for ANY reason, and is at the sole discretion of the venue’s management/ownership.  Misfits Poker League considers a venues decision on any incidents to be final. These incidents may also be subject to League penalty, including suspension or removal from the League.

    4. Personal hygiene is a crucial part of being a part of any social activity. Should a player’s personal hygiene be a noticeable distraction for others at the table or in the venue, the player will be asked to leave and allowed to return upon remedying the issue. Should this be an ongoing issue, the member may be subject to disqualification and/or suspension.

  7. Any attempts to manipulate any part of a Misfits Poker League, Venue, or FPN promotion, “Bonus” program, or nightly scoring will result in an immediate removal from the league. This includes any behavior deemed unethical or complicit in an attempt to gain unfair advantage in any live or online game with the Misfits Poker League or FPN.

  8. Player’s engaging in improper actions, in game, at the table will be subject to a one (1) orbit penalty. This will be at the Tournament Host’s, Dealer’s, or League Management’s discretion. These actions include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Having more than one player to a hand.

    2. Discussing a hand while cards are live.

    3. Angle shooting.

    4. Delay of game.

    5. Touching other players cards/chips.

    6. Any other incident that the dealer deems necessary as to the fairness and smooth running of the game.

  9. Any official complaints can be brought to the attention of League Management. Please do so, so they may address your concern. Please keep in mind that League Management, Ownership and others acting on behalf of the League are always acting in the best interest of the League and its members. Acceptance of any decision given by League Management is implied.  Excessive or abusive use of this procedure, including repeated inquiries over the same subject matter will be considered harassment under Rule 6-1 of this Code of Conduct and members will be subject to the penalties therein.

  10. If a member is suspended or removed from the League that player will not be allowed to participate in any activities that are solely run by Misfits Poker League and deemed a part of League play.  While the venues that Misfits Poker League operates in are open to the public, suspended or permanently removed players are not allowed to occupy a venue where Misfits Poker League is actively conducting business.  Failure to comply will result in removal from the property by the Venue staff, management or ownership.

  11. Enjoy yourself responsibility, you will be held accountable for your behavior regardless of your level of alcohol consumption.

  12. Illicit drugs are not allowed.  Consuming or dealing any illegal drugs will not be tolerated on venue premise(parking lots, bathrooms, etc.). You will be removed from the property and permanently removed from the League. Please note that while marijuana is a legal substance in the state of Nevada, it is illegal to consume (ie. smoke) such products in public venues. This includes all venues that Misfits Poker conducts business with. Failure to comply with this law will result in immediate removal from the League.

  13. Members will not be eligible to play in the League until the Member has acknowledged and agreed to the MPL Rules of the Game and MPL Code of Conduct.

  14. You hereby authorize Misfits Entertainment (Misfits Poker League) to utilize your contact data provided during the League online registration process at www.misfitspokerleague.com, for any communication via SMS, email, or voice call.  This data will remain private and will not be used by or sold to any other third parties. The information collected will be used for internal communication purposes as related to any events sponsored by or affiliated with Misfits Entertainment.

  15. Management reserves the right to make changes to the Member Code of Conduct, at its sole discretion.  Management also reserves the right to refuse service to, suspend, or remove any member from league play, without cause.

Rules of the Game

  1. All Misfit Poker League events are provided at NO CHARGE to the members of the league. There is no buy-in required for any event, ever!

  2. Dealer Appreciation:

    1. Because Misfits Poker League is a free league for its members, there are no requirements when it comes to tipping the dealers. HOWEVER, all League dealers are volunteers, and they graciously give up their spare time and knowledge to help us play and grow the game. THEREFORE, it is of utmost importance that we, as members, show our appreciation to these dealers. It is customary to tip $15-$20 per tournament played and $5 for every Bonus Game played. Again, this is a terrific way to show your appreciation to the dealers and makes for a wonderful poker experience for everyone. 100% of these funds are collected and managed by the Dealers themselves. Misfits Poker League LLC and/or Misfits Entertainment LLC retains or manages zero funds collected by the dealers.

    2. For those players who choose to participate in the Dealer Appreciation, the player will receive an additional 5K chip to their initial starting stack (3K) and also have the option to re-enter prior to the end of Level 8 and receive a 6K re-entry stack to do so.

    3. For those players who choose not to participate in the Dealer Appreciation will receive a starting stack (3K) and also have the option to re-enter prior to the end of Level 8 and receive a 3K re-entry stack to do so.

    4. There will be no Add-On opportunity for the Bonus Games. Again, tipping is a voluntary action and is greatly appreciated.

  3. Re-Entry:

    1. A player has the ability to re-enter the tournament once their starting stack, as well as any bonuses, and add-ons have been lost during the course of play.

    2. All players will forfeit the right to re-enter the tournament at the conclusion of Level 8.

    3. Players may not surrender any or all of their chips in order to re-enter the tournament. In order for a re-entry to occur all of the players chips must be lost during the course of play BEFORE the end of Level 8.

    4. If there are Alternates to the game, those players must be allowed into the game BEFORE any re-entries may occur. Please note that the games at all tables will stay at Level 8 (500/1000) until all alternates have been seated.

    5. If, at such time, there are players who have a re-entry but were unable to re-enter prior to the end of Level 8, will still be given the opportunity to re-enter once play resumes in Level 9.

  4. Late Registration:

    1. All MTT Games will have a late registration period that will end at the beginning of Level 5.  This means that players may still enter the tournament during the break between Level 4 and 5. Registration will be closed once the tournament clock has started at the beginning of Level 5.

    2. All Bonus Games will have a late registration period that will end at the beginning of Level 6

  5. English is the only language allowed at the table during game play.

  6. A player may not use their cell phone or tablet while they are actively involved in a hand. Cell phones and tablets are allowed at the table, but should they slow play, the player will be asked to put the device away.

  7. The Dealer will be responsible for running the game and all decisions made by the Dealer, Tournament Host(Floor), or League Management are final.

  8. The Tournament Dealer Association (TDA) rules will apply in most cases. Please keep in mind TDA is a guideline for poker rooms to use and always respect rule #1 which states the following: “The best interest of the game and fairness are top priorities in decision-making. Unusual circumstances occasionally dictate that common-sense decisions in the interest of fairness take priority over technical rules. Floor decisions are final.” Please note that the Misfits Poker League “Floor” can be any one or combination of Tournament Host, Dealer, or League Management.  To further familiarize yourself with the TDA Rules please visit

  9. If a player has any issue or challenge at the table regarding the rules of play, dealer behavior, or player behavior they may choose to call for the “Floor” and have their concerns addressed.  The Tournament Host and/or League Management will then address the issues and all decisions are considered final.

  10. You must register (check-in) with the Tournament Host upon arrival at the venue.  It is the sole responsibility of the player to ensure that they are on the registration list.

  11. Seat selection will occur approximately 10 minutes before the start of each game. Each registered member will randomly select a seat card that assigns a Table Number and a Seat Number.  If you need special seating due to a physical or visual impairment, please let the Tournament Host know when you check-in. While preferred seating is not guaranteed , every effort will be made to accommodate everyone. Trading your seat card with another consenting player is permitted.

  12. A member that arrives no later than thirty (30) minutes prior to the noted start time of the game will receive a bonus chip valued at one thousand (1000).  This bonus chip is not transferable.

13. When a member refers a new player to the league, that new player

      registers with the league at  www.misfitspokerleague.com, that new player            will receive a “Welcome” one thousand (1000) bonus chip. The member who        made the referral will receive a one-time “Thank You” one  thousand (1000)

      bonus chip, with a maximum of two thousand (2000) chips possible. These            bonus chips are non-transferrable.

14. All members that wear any gear purchased                                                                  at www.shop.misfitspokerleague.com to a regularly scheduled League event        will receive a bonus chip valued at five hundred (500). This bonus chip is not          transferable.

15. All chips must be kept in plain view for all the players and dealer to see. The        larger denomination chips must be out front or visible on the top of another        chip stack.

16. Players’ cards must always be visible, and remain on the table, in front of the        rail. Cards removed from within the confines of the table are considered                dead and must be mucked.

17. All-In Situations: All hands will be tabled without delay once a player is all-in        and all betting action by all other players in the hand is complete. No player        who is either all-in or has called all betting action may muck his or her hand          without tabling. All hands in both the main and side pot(s) must be tabled            and are live. (TDA Rule 16)

18. Color-Up occurs immediately after Level 4 (100/200), all Green Chips (25), will        be removed from the table and immediately after Level 8 (500/1000), all                Black Chips (100), will be removed from the table. During color-up all odd              chips will be rounded up to the next denomination.

19. A player must be at their seat by the time the last card has been dealt to all          the players. If not, the dealer will kill the hand. A player that is within arm’s            length of their seat, aware and paying attention to the game is considered at        their seat. Please keep in mind we are a bar league and be considerate of            those that are simply ordering a drink/food from the bar. Dealer’s discretion          and decisions will be final regarding these situations.

20. A player may not at any time muck another player’s hand or touch other                players chips.

21. In an effort to keep the game going, once a player has been eliminated from        the game, we ask that they leave the table.  Active players with chip stacks            are only allowed to sit at the table. Players may sit or stand around a table            provided they are at least three (3) feet from the edge of the table and do            not interfere with the active players or dealer on the table. Please note that          this distance will be at the dealer’s discretion.

22. Each MPL location will have one(1) multi-table tournament. The starting time         for this tournament will be based on the venue. See all starting times and             locations at https://misfitspokerleague.com/locations/.  Each nightly                       tournament is designed to last approximately 3 ½ -4 hours.  Should the                 tournament end early and there is enough time remaining (approx. 90                   minutes), it will be at the Tournament Hosts discretion to offer a second                “Bonus” Tournament.

23. Each game will have a minimum of 6 players and players may be added at            any time to the game through the first 8 levels.

24. If a Tournament has reached the Final Table (Final 9 players) prior to the end        of Late Registration (Level 4), Late Registration will be closed to new players          at that time. Any players arriving at such a time will be eligible to play in any          additional “Bonus” Tournaments that may be offered.

25. If a player abandons their chip stack at any point prior to the end of Level 8,          the chip stack will be in play and blinded out until the next break at Level 4          or Level 8 whichever comes first, at that time the chip stacks will be removed        from play. If a player abandons their chip stack after Level 8, their chips will          be immediately removed from the field of play.  

26. The Standard Blind Structure will be utilized for the first tournament of the            night.  Any subsequent tournament will use the Bonus Game Blind Structure.

27. Enjoy and Have Fun!  While these rules take some time to learn please                  remember that this is a social league and a great opportunity to further your        knowledge and experience at the table while making friends and enjoying a        night out with great food and beverage. We welcome you to the Misfits                Poker Family and look forward to seeing you on the felt!

28. Misfits Poker League Management reserves the right to make any changes            necessary to these rules and guidelines at any time as they see fit. While                every effort will be made to notify members of any changes in advance,                changes may be made effective immediately without notice or recourse. So          please make it a point to personally review these rules often, for your own            benefit. Thank you.

Additional Tournament Information

The Seasons:

Misfits Poker has chosen to align itself with the Free Poker Network (FPN).  This alliance allows Misfits Poker to have access to a great many benefits for all the members of the league.  Misfits Poker will utilize the same “Seasonal” structure that the FPN uses.

Winter Season: January 1st - March 31st

Spring Season: April 1st - June 30th            

Summer Season: July 1st – September 30th

Fall Season: October 1st – December 31st

 

The Game:

The game is No-Limit Texas Hold’em. Each night there will be one multi-table formatted (MTT) event at each venue. This means that all players will be seated and we will play down to one winner for the night. The following structure will be used.  This “Standard” structure is designed for 20-30 players over a 4-4.5 hour time span, based on the venue start time.  Should this Standard tournament be completed in 2 hours or less, or there is a table available to use; at the Tournament Hosts discretion, a second much shorter tournament may be played following the “Turbo” Structure listed below.

 

Standard Structure:

Minimum Number of Players:    6

Level Time:         15 minutes

Break Time:        10 Minutes

Starting Stack:   3000 Chips

Optional Dealer Appreciation Add-On (Suggested $15-$20 Tip):  5000 chips

Re-Entry:

Players may re-enter the tournament after their first elimination. Players will only be allowed one(1) re-entry opportunity and can do so immediately upon their first elimination(see below for exceptions). This re-entry will solely be at the discretion of the player.  This re-entry will be at no cost to the player and will consist of the player receiving a single starting stack of 3000 chips(if No Dealer Appreciation), 6000 chips(with Dealer Appreciation).  It is the players’ responsibility to notify the Tournament Host at the time of re-entry of the tournament. The Tournament Host will then assign a seat to the player.

 

Prizes:

  1. Players will be awarded points that will be included in their FPN Monthly and Season Totals.

  2. The Top 3 finishers of the Bonus Game will receive a code to play in the Weekly Online Qualifier.

  3. Winners of the Nightly MTT Game will also receive an invitation to the Tournament of Champions (Full Starting Stack).

  4. If applicable, the winner will also receive a bar prize to be determined by each venue.

  5. Additional prizes may be awarded to the Top 3 finishers at the discretion of Misfits Management.

 

Alternates for Standard Structure:

There are no substitutes for games played during League play.  If there are Alternate Players waiting to be seated, players will not be allowed to re-enter the tournament immediately and must wait to re-enter once all the Alternate Players have been seated.  A player who has been eliminated, but has not had the opportunity to re-enter, will be given that opportunity even after the end of Level 8(Late Registration and Re-entry Cut-off) once all Alternates have been seated.  Re-entries will then be allowed to re-enter in the same order that they were eliminated in. This process will be at the sole discretion of the Tournament Host.

If Alternate players have not been seated by the end of Level 8, the scheduled break will occur.  After the break, untimed play will continue at Level 8 Blinds (500/1000) until all Alternates have entered the game.  Once all Alternates have been seated all tables will play one additional hand at Level 8 and then STOP PLAY. Once that hand has been completed by all tables, the Tournament Host will reset the timer to 15 minutes and Level 9 with Blinds (1000/2000) will commence.

 

Breaks:

The Breaks structure and time is designed to encourage members to engage show the venue your patronage. What you spend in a venue not only helps the venue but is vital in assisting the League in maintaining quality relationships with the current and future venues.  These break times are at the discretion of the Tournament Host and may be adjusted accordingly.

 

Turbo Structure:

 

Minimum Number of Players:    6

Level Time:         12 Minutes

Break Time:        None

Starting Stack:   2000 Chips

Late Registration: Until the beginning of Level 5

Optional Dealer Appreciation Add-On (Suggested $5 Tip): 1000 Chips

           

Re-Entry for Turbo Structure:

There are no re-entries available for the Turbo Structure.

 

Prizes for Turbo Structure:

  1. Players will be awarded points that will be included in their FPN Monthly and Season Totals.

  2. The Top 3 finishers of the Bonus Game will receive a code to play in the Weekly Online Qualifier.

  3. Winners of the Bonus Game will also receive an invitation to the Tournament of Champions. This also includes a 1000 chip stack.

  4. No additional prizes or awards will be given for the Bonus Game.

 

Alternates For Turbo Structure:

There are no substitutes for games played during League play.  Alternates may become necessary due to lack of seats available. These alternates will be seated by the Tournament Host once a seat becomes available. If there are still alternates at the end of Level 4, Level 4 will remain in untimed play until all alternates have been seated. When Level 4 officially ends and untimed play begins, no further alternates may be added to the list. Once the last alternate is seated the table will deal one final hand at Level 4, then continue play at Level 5, Blinds (400/800) with a fresh 15 minute timer.

Mystery and Management Bounties:

Prior to the start of any game, the Tournament Host will randomly select a seat card based on the maximum number of players at Table 1.  That seat or the seat closest to it, will become the Mystery Bounty.  The “TH” will notify all other dealers who are working the game and when that player is knocked out, the player who knocked the “Mystery Bounty” player will immediately receive a 1000 chip. 

Should a member of Management be present and playing in the Tournament, it shall be known that each member of management will have a 1000 chip bounty on themselves, to be collected in the same manner as the Mystery Bounty. This will be at the discretion of the Management and/or Tournament Host.

 

Members of Management:

Once members of Management have been eliminated from the tournament, it is at their own discretion whether or not to re-enter the tournament.  Members of Management shall not be eligible to receive Bar Prizes. Management reserves the right to assist the Tournament Host at any time.  Management will be eligible to earn points toward the League Championship and FPN Weekly and Monthly entries into the online qualifiers. They will also be eligible to participate fully in the High Roller Tournament qualifications as well as the Misfits Tournament of Champions

 

League Play: 

Each venue will be considered its own “league”.  Each League will have a Season Champion determined by the total number of points earned over the course of a season. 

 

This Champion will receive a seat in the current FPN Promotional Championship, qualify for a seat in the Misfits Tournament of Champions (MTOC), receive a FPN “League Championship” Medallion, and a Misfits Poker “League Championship” Medallion, and a Misfits Poker Cash Prize, amount TBD.

The Top 10% (rounded up) of the Season standings in each League will also directly qualify for a seat in the current FPN Promotional Championship.

 

FPN Promotions:

The FPN typically runs promotions over the course of 2 consecutive seasons. These promotions involve live League Championship play and a live Tournament of Champions, as well as Online Weekly and Monthly tournaments that are used as qualifiers for the current promotions National Championships.

 

These promotions are at the sole discretion of the FPN. Misfits Poker has no control over what they decide to offer, including qualifications, tournament play, or prizes therein.

 

Weekly and Monthly Qualifier Bonus:

The Top 3 players in each nightly game will receive an invite to the Weekly Promotional Online qualifier, and the Top 20% players from each Monthly Leaderboard get an invite to the Monthly Promotional Online qualifier.

The Winner of the Weekly Promotional Online qualifier receives a seat in the current FPN Promotional Championship, and a cash prize determined by the FPN. The Top 9 qualifiers of the Weekly Promotional Online Tournament also receive an invitation to the Monthly Promotional Online Tournament.

The Top 5 finishers of the Monthly Promotional Online Tournament receives a cash prize, if any, determined by the FPN and a seat in the current FPN Promotional Championship.

These online qualifying tournaments are offered by the FPN and are subject to change without notice.

 

Misfits Tournament of Champions (MTOC):

These tournaments will be played in the month immediately following the end  of the current FPN Promotion.

 

The following is a list of ways that a player can qualify for a seat in this tournament:

  1. Win a League Championship by finishing first in total points at a venue (league) over the course of the given season.

  2. Win any single game over the course of the season(s). Both Standard MTT (Full Starting Stack Awarded) and Bonus Games (1000 Chip Stack awarded) qualify.

If a player qualifies with multiple wins in one or more leagues or is Champion in multiple leagues, that player will receive an additional starting stack for each for the MTOC, with a maximum of three (3) starting stacks available to each qualified player.

The Misfits Tournament of Champions (MTOC) will be held at each Venue (some Venues/Regions will combine their TOC events, this will be at the Management Team’s discretion). Winners earn an FPN TOC Medallion, a Seat in current FPN Promotional Championship PLUS $200 Travel Voucher (Paid in cash by FPN).

There will be no substitutes or alternates available for these tournaments.

 

 

Misfits High Roller Tournament(MHR):

At the conclusion of each season MPL will host a “High Roller” Tournament that will consist of the Top 3 players from each venue that purchased the most food and beverage at that location (Gaming and Tips are not included in the totals). 

 

This will be tracked by each player getting a receipt at the time of purchase, legibly writing their name on that receipt, and turning that receipt into a dealer. 

 

Receipts must be used within the season that they were accrued and may not be carried over to the following season.

 

A player may only qualify for one seat at this tournament. There are no substitutes for this tournament.

 

 

Earning Points:

 

Point distribution will be according to the FPN Standard Scoring System(Update 8/11/23) seen in the charts below.  In addition, each player that does not reach the lowest payout level, based on the total number of players, will receive 20 points for participating.  This chart represents the Top 30% of Total Players receiving points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Game Payouts

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