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SwC Poker FAQ

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SwC Poker FAQ

Who are you, and what is SwC Poker?

We are a small team of humans dedicated to building a secure, fair, low rake Bitcoin poker platform. We offer an honest, secure Bitcoin poker room. Player balances are denominated in Bitcoin, and all cash-ins and cash-outs are done via Bitcoin. No traditional currency is ever used. The organization chooses to remain anonymous. We’re committed to Bitcoin poker for the long haul.

What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a popular peer-to-peer digital crypto-currency that has been in use since 2009. SwC Poker only transacts business in Bitcoin.  We make depositing and withdrawing Bitcoin fast and easy. (More information is available on our Bitcoin FAQ page).

What Is a Chip Worth?

1 Chip on SwC Poker is worth 0.000001 BTC. This unit is also known as 1 bit, or 1 microBTC (μBTC). 1,000,000 chips is equal to 1 Bitcoin.

What are the Minimum Deposit & Withdrawal Amounts?

There is no minimum deposit. All deposits are credited, down to the smallest unit of Bitcoin, 1 satoshi, also expressed as 0.00000001 BTC or 0.01 SwC Poker chips. The minimum withdrawal amount is 500 chips.

How fast are deposits and withdrawals?‍

Deposits are credited after just 1 confirmation on the Bitcoin network. The time for this is variable, but averages 10-30 minutes. Withdrawals are processed regularly, averaging 3-6 hours.  On rare occasion, withdrawals may take up to 12 hours.‍

Do you require my dox/identification?‍

No. We at SwC Poker flatly reject the idea that an online poker room should require your personal information. We believe the online poker experience should be similar to a live cardroom, whereby players can buy chips, play, and cash out anonymously. By using Bitcoin, SwC Poker can securely, anonymously and quickly process transactions without requiring any documentation. Only an e-mail address is required to create and use an account.‍

Do you accept USA players? Other countries?‍

SwC Poker gladly accepts players worldwide.‍

Do you segregate player funds?‍

Yes. Player funds are never used for operating expenses. Players’ Bitcoins are held in several wallets of varying accessibility for security reasons.‍

Poker FAQ

Do you have a player point system like other poker sites?‍

Yes. We have a point system called “Krill.” The details can be found on our Krill Rewards Program page.‍

How much do you charge in rake?‍

All units shown are Chips. 1 Chip on SwC Poker is worth 0.000001 BTC. This unit is also known as 1 bit, or 1 microBTC (μBTC).No rake is collected in flop game hands that do not make it to the flop. This also applies to draw games (no first draw, no rake) and stud games (no fourth street, no rake).

Fixed Limit Games

Stakes Rake (%) Max Rake
2 Players 3 Players 4+ Players
Up to 5/10 4.00% 3 4 6
10/20 to 50/100 3.00% 15 20 30
100/200 to 500/1000 2.50% 30 45 100
1000/2000 and up 1.00% 40 70 120

No Limit & Pot Limit Games

Stakes Rake (%) Max Rake
2 Players 3 Players 4+ Players
Up to 0.10/0.20 0.00% 0 0 0
1/2 to 10/20 4.00% 25 40 80
25/50 and up 3.60% 50 80 120

No Limit Bad Beat Jackpot Games

The rake is 25% higher in qualifying Bad Beat Jackpot hands with 4 or more players. This extra portion of rake is entirely contributed to the jackpot.

2- and 3- handed games at Bad Beat Jackpot tables do not qualify for the jackpot, and do not rake higher than the normal rate.

Stakes Rake (%) Max Rake Rake (%) Max Rake
2 Players 3 Players   4+ Players
25/50 and up 3.60% 50 80 4.50% 150

No Limit & Pot Limit Heads-Up Tables

Stakes Rake (%) Max Rake
Up to to 10/20 3.00% 30
25/50 to 100/200 3.00% 50
200/400 and up 3.00% 60

Chinese Poker

Chinese Poker is played in rounds of multiple hands. Individual hands are not raked. At the end of each complete round, the player or players who won are charged rake on their net winnings in that round, according to the table below.

Stakes Rake (%) Max Rake
Up to 10/point 3.00% 50
25/point 3.00% 150
50/point to 100/point 3.00% 200
200/point and up 3.00% 350

Our rakeback system, rewards and promotions make the rake on SwC Poker among the lowest in the world. The rake at our cash tables is periodically reviewed and adjusted to remain in line with the value of Bitcoin. An archive of past rake schedules is maintained for reference.

Tournaments

Type Entry Fee
Sit & Gos 2% or less
Scheduled tournaments 5% or less
Guaranteed prize pool tournaments 6% or less

Tournaments with a total buy-in lower than 1 chip have no entry fee.

How do I know my opponents aren’t cheating?‍

SwC Poker monitors and vigilantly fights any collusion, cheating, or otherwise unfair gameplay. Additionally, you may email support@swcpoker.club if you observe anything you would like us to investigate. We reserve the right to handle cheating, collusion, or otherwise unfair play at our sole discretion. If you are uncomfortable with anonymous ring games, we offer heads-up tables.‍

Cardroom Rules

General Rules‍

  • Sale or transfer of accounts between players is prohibited.
  • Accounts may not change ownership. Purchasing or receiving an account from another player will result in its confiscation.‍
  • Usernames may not contain vulgar terms or racial epithets.
  • Player-to-player chip transfers are at your own risk. SwC Poker management does not intervene in player disputes related to chip transfers. Chip transfers cannot be cancelled or reversed. Please exercise caution and good judgement before performing any player-to-player transfers in an anonymous poker room.‍
  • Multiple players in the same home are welcome to play at SwC Poker, but not at the same cash tables, tournaments, or sit & gos.

Chat Rules‍

  • Chat is a privilege that can be revoked by management at will.‍ Verbally abusing players will not be tolerated.
  • Chat is uncensored, and is not necessarily in English.‍
  • Players are provided with an Ignore option to hide the chat of any player they do not wish to see.‍

    • a) Coarse language is permitted, but racial/sexual slurs and hate speech are prohibited.
    • b) Discussing a hand in progress, revealing your hole cards prematurely, or otherwise affecting gameplay is prohibited.‍
    • c) Spamming or flooding the chat is prohibited.‍
    • d) Illegal, malicious, and sexually explicit hyperlinks or chat is prohibited.‍
    • e) Referral codes, referral hyperlinks, and advertisements for external promotions or sites are prohibited.
    • f) Begging for chips at the table or in the lobby chat box is prohibited.‍

  • In addition to the rules listed above, a common sense policy should be used to determine what is considered inappropriate chat. Cases will be dealt with by management on an individual basis.

  • Players found to be using inappropriate chat will be given a warning, and will have their chat removed for one week.

  • A second violation will result in the removal of chat for one month.

  • Gross and/or repeated violations of prohibited behavior will result in a permanent loss of chat.

  • Do not use multiple accounts to evade a loss of chat, or to chat to a user who has ignored you. This may result in escalated consequences at the discretion of SwC management.‍

  • In general, 1st infraction = 1 week chat loss, 2nd infraction = 1 month chat loss, 3rd infraction = permanent chat loss.

  • Doxxing another player will result in permanent loss of chat.

Cash Game Rules‍‍

  • One player to a hand.
  • Multiple players in the same home are welcome to play at SwC Poker, but not at the same cash tables.
  • Fixed Limit games have a cap of 4 bets per street when the action is multi-way, and no cap when the action is heads up.
  • All games have a 1 hour “rathole timer”. Players returning to a table less than 1 hour after leaving it must sit with at least the amount they left with. Using a second account to evade this restriction is prohibited.
  • In mixed games, players are expected to play by the spirit of the game, sitting in during all game types. It is acceptable to occasionally miss a hand or a round, but it is not okay to always skip a particular game type or several game types (for example, sitting out all the stud games, or sitting out the big bet games). Management reserves the right to make decisions and potentially take punitive action in these cases.‍

Tournament Rules‍

  • One player to a hand.
  • Multiple players in the same home are welcome to play at SwC Poker, but not in the same tournaments or sit & gos.‍
  • You may unregister at any time before the start of a tournament and receive your buy-in back.‍
  • If a tournament is interrupted and cannot be completed, management will return buy-ins or distribute the prize pool at its discretion.‍
  • One account per person per tournament. Re-entering a tournament on a different account is prohibited.‍

Bots are Prohibited‍

Bots are prohibited on SwC Poker. Please contact support@swcpoker.club if you feel a bot is playing. Management will vigilantly defend the integrity of the games.‍

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