Official Documentation

Code of Conduct (Last Update: 11/25/13)
As used herein, "IPC" means Interstate Poker Club, its employees, contractors and/or approved representatives. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestions for revisions.

Behavior: All players are entitled to expect civility and courtesy from other players at every tournament. Any player who encounters behavior that is not civil, courteous, or is abusive in any way, is encouraged to immediately notify IPC.

Profanity: Any player who directs any profane and/or abusive language at another player, dealer, spectator, or tournament or venue staff member or who makes any profane and/or abusive comments about another player, dealer, spectator, or tournament or venue staff member will be penalized in accordance with Rule #. In particular, the use of the so-called "f-bomb" as well as derivatives of such and similarly offensive terms, will subject the offending player to penalties if they are directed at or refer to another player, dealer, spectator, or tournament or venue staff member. In IPC's sole and absolute discretion, it may impose at any time a zero-tolerance policy for profane language whether directed at another person or not.

Showboating: Excessive celebration through extended theatrics, inappropriate behavior, or physical actions, gestures, or conduct is discouraged and may be subject to penalty.

Etiquette: Having knowledge of and employing good poker etiquette shows that you have respect for your fellow poker players, your Tournament Director, and your Club. Examples of poor poker etiquette include, but are not limited to:

A) Splashing the pot
B) Slow rolling a winning hand
C) Repeated or excessive delay of game
D) Criticizing play
E) Repeatedly calling a clock on other players
F) Not paying attention to the action
G) Maintaining a sloppy or "dirty" chipstack
H) Asking to see mucked hands
I) Blaming the dealer
J) Excessive chatter
K) Touching another player's cards or chips

Repeated etiquette violations may result in penalties up to and including tournament disqualification.

Cheating: The competitive integrity of all tournament play within IPC is paramount. All players must adhere to the spirit and letter of the Official Rules and Policies of IPC which forbid play or any action that is illegal, unethical or constitutes cheating in any form.

Cheating is defined as any act a person engages in to break the established Tournament Rules or Club Policies in order to gain an advantage. Acts of cheating include, but are not limited to:

A) collusion*
B) chip dumping**
C) soft play***
D) chip stealing
E) card marking
F) card substitution
G) transferring chips from one event to another or one player to another
H) receiving or attempting to receive additional chips that have not been rightfully earned
I) allowing another player to use your Club ID Card/Number
J) use of another players Club ID Card/Number
K) use of any kind of cheating device
L) manipulating tournament data stored on IPC computers

*Collusion is defined as any agreement between or among two (2) or more players to engage in illegal or unethical acts against other participants.

**Chip dumping is defined as any agreement between or among two (2) or more players for one or more of the player’s to bet chips with the intent of increasing another player’s stack.

***Soft play is defined as any agreement between or among two (2) or more players to not bet or raise each other in order to minimize the number of chips lost by those players participating in the agreement.

Zero Tolerance: Any player(s) adjudged or determined by IPC to have been cheating will be immediately disqualified from the tournament and have his or her Club Membership permanently revoked.

Integrity: Anyone found to have engaged in or attempted to engage in any act that IPC believes in their sole and absolute discretion compromises or could compromise the competitive integrity of the club or tournament will be subject to penalties up to and including club expulsion.

Theft: Theft of IPC Property, including poker chips, cards, tables, or other supplies and/or equipment, whether attempted or achieved, or any attempt to deliberately damage, corrupt, or undermine the operation of any tournament may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. In such cases, IPC reserves the right to pursue legal action and seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.

Violations: Any and all violations of the Code of Conduct may be publicly disclosed in an effort to deter future violations and to assist others in identifying players who engage in play or action that has been deemed illegal, unethical, or constitutes cheating in any form.