Poker – Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit the how to play section on the top right of the poker lobby page or click on https://about.mpl.live/how-to-play-poker/.
Yes, Poker (live or online) is legal in India. However, if you are a resident of Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, or Gujarat, you cannot play Poker on MPL. Further, if you live outside these states but have your Aadhar Card/Driving Licence/Passport registered from these states, you cannot play Online Poker games involving real money.
You need to download the MPL Pro android/iOS app and register as a user to play Poker on MPL.
Poker tables at MPL in the ‘Lobby’ are arranged according to the ‘buy-in’ amount and the ‘blind-structure’, so you can choose accordingly.
MPL is intended for players who are 18+ years old or above, and of the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction.
Indian residents under the age of 18 are not authorised to avail our services and products. MPL reserves the right to request proof of age at any stage to verify that minors are not using the service. We may ban/exclude a person from playing if proof of age is not provided or if the company suspects that a person using the service is under-age. Our services and products are also not intended for users connecting to our site from jurisdictions that say it is illegal to do so.
Any underage player who has provided dishonest or inaccurate information regarding their true age or identity may have all their winnings forfeited and could face criminal prosecution.
Yes. Our RNG+ has been carefully built and internationally certified by iTech Labs, Australia.
MPL’s RNG+ algorithm is cryptographically secure and uses an entropy pool fed by Lava Lamp hardware to ensure that the cards are unpredictable, non-repeatable and uniformly distributed.
MPL has a stringent security policy that is centered on transparency. We have made it impossible for anyone, including expert algorithms, to beat our maze of randomness to ensure tamper-proof gaming for everyone. The whole game, starting from the dealing of hole cards to the opening of community cards, is driven by our internationally-certified Random Number Generator Plus (RNG+) software over which there is no manual control.

Our RNG software has been certified by iTech Labs, Australia, which is one of the top international software certification labs in the world.
We understand that a bad run at Poker is frustrating at times, but we strongly believe in the fact that Poker in the long run is a mix of good and bad hands. There are players who have won a lot of money playing online poker at MPL. Our RNG+ ensures fair play!
Collusion in poker is the act of two or more people sitting at a poker table working together to win more money from other players. It is a negative practice and is strictly prohibited at MPL.
“Chip Dumping" occurs when one player intentionally loses chips to another player at the table. Chip dumping is strictly prohibited at MPL.
MPL’s anti-collusion regulations prohibit you and your friend from playing at the same cash table or same tournament.
It’s very easy playing online poker on MPL. This is what you need to do:
-Select the blinds you want to play: click the lobby with the mentioned big blind.
-Select the amount you want to sit with.
-Start playing.
Yes, you can play on as many tables as you want simultaneously on MPL.
We request our players to follow the basic playing etiquette of Poker. When you wish to leave a table:
-Select the “sit-out” option.
-Once it is acknowledged by our gaming software, you can ‘Sit Out’ from the table.
-Click the “leave table” button.
Note: In case the above steps are not properly followed, the table may continue and the balance might get deducted as Small Blind and Big Blind.
Yes, you can do so by clicking on the “sit-out” checkbox, present at the bottom of the game screen. At cash tables, the blinds will not be deducted while you are away. But in tournaments, the blinds will continue to be deducted until you come back.
A ‘Timer’ pops up next to a player’s seat, which shows the time available. The timer runs down and changes colour gradually from green to red.
As of now, players cannot request more time to make a decision during a hand for cash games or tournaments.
For No Limit and Pot Limit Poker games, there are different buy-in amounts for different tables. Standard tables have a maximum buy-in of 100 big blinds and a minimum buy-in of 20, 30, or 40 big blinds.
Note: All games are played on table stakes. Only the chips that you have on the table during a hand can be wagered in that hand.
At MPL, you can choose from No Limit Texas Holdem, Pot-Limit Omaha Poker and Pot-Limit Omaha 5 Poker.
In a No Limit Poker game, each player can bet or raise any amount up to and including their full stack (the total number of chips they possess at any given time) in any betting round.

In a Pot Limit Poker game, each player can bet or raise by any amount up to and including the size of the total pot at that time.
The minimum bet for both No Limit and Pot Limit games is equal to the big blind.
You can play No Limit Texas Holdem Poker in the following game formats at MPL:
-Ring Games: In this format, the players enter with a Buy-in amount and are free to leave at any time with their remaining chips. 2 to 9 players can be accommodated on a table. There are also tables with 6-max capacity.
-Tournaments: Coming Soon.
In case you get disconnected while playing cash (non-tournament) games on MPL, the application will automatically try to reconnect you (if your Internet connection is still working). Once the reconnection process is complete, you can resume playing on the tables where you were playing before disconnection.
As the application tries to reconnect you to the game, extra time will be allowed for the disconnected player to get back in the game. If you do not reconnect within the extra time, your action is taken as 'check' if it is allowed. If 'check' is not allowed, your hand is automatically folded by the system.
If a player fails to act within the allotted time while being connected, the hand is folded by the system.
The amount of extra time may vary depending on the game, but the concept is the same throughout – when faced with a decision in a larger pot, more time is given to return due to a disconnection.
All transactions, including pots won and lost, are posted to your MPL account at the completion of each hand. In the unlikely event of a server crash, which prevents completion of a hand, the hands in progress in every cash game will be restored by rolling back these hands as if they had not happened.
At MPL, the hand strength of every hand you play is shown at the top left corner of the table.
Yes, you can. When playing at a table, go to ‘Table Settings’ and uncheck the ‘Game Sound’ option.
Yes, you can do so by clicking Hand History.
We request you to log-out and log-in again. Should the issue persist, please contact Customer Care.
Yes, you can muck any hand at our tables except the winning hand. If you play your hand to the showdown and you are holding the winning hand, it will always automatically be shown. This feature protects you from accidentally mucking a winning hand.
No. If you play your hand to the showdown and you hold the winning hand, it will always automatically be shown. This feature protects you from accidentally mucking a winner.
Players involved in unfair game play activity will have their MPL account blocked permanently and their winnings and/or balance will be forfeited. MPL has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards any unfair means.
We encourage players to report instances of chip dumping/collusion/soft play by taking a screenshot of some of the hands played, User ID and cash table or tournament details and contacting our Customer Care. We will investigate and ensure action if unfair gameplay is confirmed.
The money in the Poker wallet is used to play Poker on MPL. When the user does not have enough balance in their poker wallet and wants to join a table, the required amount is automatically deducted from the MPL Wallet and transferred to the Poker wallet and from there to the Poker table.
When leaving a table, the money from the Poker table is credited to the Poker wallet. This happens after the round in which the player left the table ends. (Please note- Only by pressing the Red “LEAVE TABLE” button will a user be removed from the table. The exit button will only bring the user back to the lobby and the user will not leave his seat on the table)
Money from the Poker wallet can be withdrawn to the MPL wallet by clicking the “TRANSFER” button. The entire poker wallet balance must be withdrawn in one go and a player must not be playing on any table while withdrawing the balance. TDS will be deducted if Net Winnings for the Poker cycle is Rs 10,000 or more.

Net Winnings of Poker cycle = Transfer amount - Sum of all money added to Poker Wallet from MPL Wallet since the last transfer from poker wallet.
In Poker, changing the username is not permitted.
On MPL, you always play against another player, never against the house. MPL receives compensation by charging a fee or ‘rake’, a small amount from each cash game pot. For the exact rake information please click the table info button on the Poker table present on the top right corner of the Poker table.
In Poker, the buck or dealer button is a marker used to indicate the player who is dealing or the player who acts last on that deal. The dealer button indicates the player who is set to act last after the cards are dealt.
At any of our tables, the full amount of the pot, including all current bets, is always displayed numerically in the middle of the table.
This could be due to a technical glitch, but we have you covered.
-In case it is a server issue, we will release all pending payments as and when we restart our server.
-You can also share the Hand ID of the table to get the Buy-Out credited manually.
If you get disconnected while playing, the software shall automatically try to connect you (if your Internet connection is working fine). As soon as the reconnection process is complete, you can resume playing on the tables where you were playing before disconnection.
While the software tries to reconnect you back, it also provides extra time to allow you to take your turn. If you do not connect back within the extra time, your action is taken as 'check' if 'check' is allowed. If 'check' is not allowed, your cards are folded.
For any games that start after you get disconnected, you are kept on the table but not made part of the game. This is done to ensure that you do not have any risk to the chips that you brought to the table.
MPL recommends a fast and stable broadband internet connection for the best gaming experience.
MPL Poker is currently only available on the MPL app. We are working to bring MPL poker on iOS and Desktop. Keep watching this space.
A player’s account is banned only when there is a case of fraud including, but not limited to, chip dumping, collusion, soft play etc. If a player is found to be involved in such malpractices, their account will be banned for life and cannot be accessed by the player. If you feel your ban is a mistake, contact our Customer Care.
There is a reason why MPL is India’s first cryptographically secure online poker RNG+ platform. Our RNG+ algorithm uses an entropy pool fed by Lava Lamp hardware to ensure that the cards are unpredictable, non-repeatable and uniformly distributed. This means a platform so unpredictable and devoid of human interference that it becomes impossible even for the brightest minds or machines to beat it.
In short, our RNG+ software cannot be doctored, altered, changed, adjusted or interfered with. Fair play is guaranteed, always.
MPL does not use any house players or robots. We also do not hire any individuals to play on our site.