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HomePokerTourney Poker Tournament Rule Book Version 11

The HomePokerTourney Poker Tournament Rule Book includes the HomePokerTourney Tournament Rules, Robert's Rules of Poker (Condensed Hold'em version), How To Play Hold'em, How To Deal Hold'em, and several charts. This poker rule book is all you will ever need to play a Texas Hold'em poker tournament.
Poker Rule Book (full-size, 19 pages ): poker-rule-book-hpt-11-fullsize.pdf
Poker Rule Book (booklet, 7 double-sided pages ): poker-rule-book-hpt-11-booklet.pdf

Robert’s Rules of Poker Version 11

This rule book is about as official as you get for poker.
Rule Book (full-size, 27 pages): roberts-rules-of-poker-fullsize.pdf
Rule Book (booklet, 9 double-sided pages): roberts-rules-of-poker-booklet.pdf
HPT web page: Robert's Rules of Poker Version 11
Robert's website:

The Tournament Directors Association Version 2011

The TDA is comprised of a group of poker room personnel from around the world whose objective is to draft a standardized set of rules for poker tournaments. The TDA meets annually to discuss the addition of new rules and to amend or eliminate current rules. The TDA forum is a great place to get answers to your poker rules questions from some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry.
TDA 2011 Rule Book (full-size, 5 pages): poker-tda-rule-book-fullsize.pdf
TDA 2011 Rule Book (booklet, 2 double-sided pages): poker-tda-rule-book-booklet.pdf
TDA website:

Mobile Poker Rules

Robert's Rules of Poker and the TDA Poker Rules are available in mobile format for viewing on your smart phone or tablet. These poker rules for mobile devices do not display any advertising and the file size has been kept to a minimum for quicker downloads. The first link is one page with links to both Robert's Rules of Poker and the TDA Poker Rules. The other two links are complete versions of each rule book in a large file.
Mobile Poker Rules Index
Mobile Robert's Rules of Poker
Mobile TDA Poker Rules

The World Series of Poker Rules and Guides

2011 WSOP Official Tournament Rules
2011 WSOP Dealer Guide
2011 WSOP Clerk Reference Guide
2011 WSOP Live Action Rules
2011 WSOP Employee Handbook
2010 Dealer Reference Guide
2007 Tournament Rules
WSOP website:

HomePokerTourney Tournament Rules

Three pages of poker tournament rules that cover such things as the buyin, rebuy, payout, blinds busting out, seating and moving players. These rules are also included in the Poker Tournament Rule Book.
MS Word doc file in zip format:
Tourney Rulebook (Full-size): poker-rulebook-tourney.pdf
Tourney Rule Book (Booklet): poker-rulebooklet-tourney.pdf

Robert's Rules of Poker for Home Games

These rules are only available from Robert's site. These are his standard sixty-two page rule book altered for home game play.

Poker Rules

Federation Internationale de Poker Association (FIDPA)
Hilton Poker Room Rule Book
Lucky Chances Casino Rule Book Project (1999)
Mohegan Sun Casino
R.O.P.E. Rules of Poker and Etiquette

Poker Rules Forums

TDA Forum

How to Deal Poker


Other Poker Tournament Rules My competition!

Dave's Guide to Poker Night
Mt. Dew Virus Tournament rules
The Home Game Poker rules
Waring Poker Tour rules

Home Game Rules Various poker rules
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Mike's Poker
Oresteen Home Rules for Poker

House Rules

Mike's House Rules

French Language Poker Rules

Poker rules in French (Word document - by Nicolas Bernard)
Blinds schedule poster in French (Excel document - by Nicolas Bernard)

Other Game Rules

Craps Pit
Pai Gow Rules
Online Baccarat Rules

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