SwCPoker Rules/FAQ


SwCPoker FAQ

  • Who are you, and what is SwCPoker?
    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. SwCPoker only transacts business in Bitcoin.  We make depositing and withdrawing Bitcoin fast and easy. [Full information available on our Bitcoin FAQ]
  • What is a Chip worth?
    1 Chip on SwCPoker is worth 0.001 BTC. This unit is also known as a milli-Bitcoin (mBTC). 1,000 Chips is equal to 1 Bitcoin.
  • What are the minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts?
    The minumum deposit amount is the smallest possible unit at SwCPoker: a very tiny 0.01 Chips (0.00001 BTC). The minimum withdrawal amount is just 20 chips (0.02 BTC). There is no withdrawal fee.
  • 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 SwCPoker 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, SwCPoker can securely, anonymously and quickly process chip 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?
    SwCPoker 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 rewards system called “Krill.” More information about Krill is available on our promotions page.
  • How much do you charge in rake?
    All units shown are Chips. 1 Chip on SwCPoker is worth 0.001 BTC.

    Fixed Limit / Mixed Limit Games
     Rake % 
     Max Rake 
     2 Players 
     3 Players 
     4+ Players 
     Up to 0.10/0.20   2.50%   0.05   0.08   0.14 
     0.20/0.40 to 1/2   1.50%   0.07   0.12   0.16 
     2/4 and up   1.00%   0.07   0.12   0.18 

    No Limit / Pot Limit Games
     Rake % 
     Max Rake 
     2 Players 
     3 Players 
     4+ Players 
     Up to to 0.05/0.10   2.50%   0.08   0.10   0.18 
     0.10/0.20 to 0.50/1   2.50%   0.10   0.12   0.18 
     1/2 and up   2.00%   0.10   0.12   0.20 


    No Limit / Pot Limit Heads-Up Tables
     Rake % 
     Max Rake 
     Up to 0.05/0.10   1.33%   0.10 
     0.10/0.20 to 0.50/1   1.00%   0.12 
     1/2 and up   1.00%   0.15 

    Chinese Poker
     Rake % 
     Max Rake 
     Up to 0.10/point   2.00%   0.10 
     0.2 to 1/point   2.00%   0.16 
     2/point and up   2.00%   0.20 

    No rake is collected in flop game hands that do not make it to the flop. This also applies to draw games (no draw, no rake) and stud games (no fourth street, no rake). Dealer’s Choice games are raked as NL/PL games.

    Our rakeback system, rewards and promotions make the rake on SwCPoker among the lowest in the world. Full rakeback and promotion details can be found on our promotions page.

  • Tournament Entry Fees
     Entry Fee 
     Guaranteed prize pool tournaments   6% 
     Non-guaranteed tournaments   5% or less 
     Sit & Gos   2% or less 

    Tournaments with a total buy-in lower than 0.10 chips have no entry fee.

  • How do I know my opponents aren’t cheating?
    SwCPoker monitors and vigilantly fights any collusion, cheating, or otherwise unfair gameplay. Additionally, you may email support@swcpoker.eu 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

  • 18+. No minors on the site.
    • All players age 18 and up are welcome.
  • 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.
  • Chat Rules
    • 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.
    • Chat is a privilege that can be revoked by management at will, or for the following violations.
      • Discussing a hand in progress, revealing your hole cards prematurely, or otherwise affecting gameplay is prohibited.
      • Spamming or flooding the chat is prohibited.
      • Illegal, malicious, and sexually explicit hyperlinks are prohibited.
      • Begging for chips at the table is prohibited.
    • Gross and/or repeated violations may result in 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.
  • Player-to-player Chip transfers are at your own risk.
    • SwCPoker management does not intervene in player disputes related to Chip transfers. All Chip transfers are at your own risk, and cannot be cancelled or reversed. Please exercise caution and good judgement before performing any player-to-player transfers in an anonymous poker room.
  • Cash Game Rules
    • One player to a hand.
    • Multiple players in the same home are welcome to play at SwCPoker, 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 the timer is prohibited.
    • In mixed games, players are expected to play by the spirit of the game, sitting in during all game types. It is fine 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.
    • You may unregister at any time before the start of the 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.
    • In freerolls (and only in freerolls), to increase the speed of play, players who are not present will be automatically removed from the table at the start of each new level.
  • Bots are not allowed
    • Bots are prohibited on SwCPoker. Please contact support@swcpoker.eu if you feel a bot is playing.
    • Management will vigilantly defend the integrity of the games.