In a game of Texas Hold'em, each player is dealt two cards face down, called the hole cards. Five more cards, called the community cards, are dealt face up in the middle of the game table over multiple rounds of betting. The objective is to use your hole cards in combination with the community cards to make the best possible five-card poker hand.
Poker Hand Rankings, from strongest to weakest, are as follows:
Yes, Poker is legal in India. The Supreme Court of India and various High Courts in India have expressed the view that a game can be classified as a "game of mere skill" when it primarily relies on the player's superior knowledge, training, attention, experience, and adroitness, even though there may be some inherent element of chance that cannot be completely eliminated. In such games, penalties cannot be imposed on individuals for participating. Poker qualifies as a game of skill because it necessitates the player to possess psychological skills, knowledge of statistics and probability, and strategic thinking abilities. Bets are made based on calculated odds and predictable outcomes.
Under the Indian Constitution, certain states are granted the authority to pass laws that regulate betting and gambling within their specific jurisdictions. In line with this constitutional power, several states have enacted legislation to prohibit gambling activities. These laws generally align with the provisions of the Public Gambling Act of 1867, which includes an exception for 'games of skill.' Where a State legislation on gambling exists, it prevails over the Public Gambling Act of 1867. Currently, individuals residing in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Nagaland, Telangana, Sikkim and Meghalaya are prohibited from engaging in poker gameplay.
Octro Poker is designed for individuals who are 18 years of age or older at the time of their membership application via the registration process on the website. Moreover, it is explicitly forbidden for any user below the age of 18 to participate. If an underage player provides deceitful or incorrect information about their actual age or identity, they may lose all their winnings, and there is a possibility of facing legal consequences.
Yes, you can win real money on Octro Poker by winning on cash tables or tournaments.
In poker, a rake refers to the fee or commission charged by the organiser for hosting or providing the platform to play the game. The percentage deducted is based on the money placed by a player in the pot. Every platform decides their own rake percentage, placed usually between 5%-10%.
A coin is a virtual currency on Octro Poker which is convertible to real cash on cash game table where 100 coins amount to Rs1.
Coins can be earned by following methods:
Coins can be used alongside real cash to play games on cash tables.
We are running both free-entry tournaments and tournaments with buy-ins, which you join to win rewards in coins or real cash. Just click on “Register” button against the tournament name which you want to join within the tournament schedule, which you can find on the main lobby
You can change your avatar by clicking on the “CUSTOMIZE” on the home screen. By clicking on “CUSTOMIZE”, you get various options to personalise your avatar. Additionally, you can also customize your avatar from within the game lobby by clicking on the avatar icon.
You can view your gameplay statistics by clicking on the “CUSTOMIZE” tile on the home screen. You can also compare your performance against other players on the table by tapping on another player’s avatar
You can check all the moves made during the game by accessing the “Dealer Chat” tab inside the Chat Box option located at the bottom left of the screen.
You may be experiencing poor internet connectivity. Please check your internet connection and try again. Ensure that you are using the latest version of our application. Alternatively, restart the app if needed. If it still doesn’t work, please reach out to our support team.
You might be getting a login error due to connectivity issues or you may have entered incorrect details. Please check your network strength once and ensure that you have a good network connection. Please also recheck the mobile number and the OTP which you have entered. Alternatively, close the application and restart it once. This might fix the issue. If you are still facing trouble, please feel free to contact our support team.
In case you don't receive OTP to verify your mobile number, we suggest you restart your Mobile & try again. If you still face the same issue, please contact customer care at [email protected]
If you have created an account using your mobile number, then you can simply login using your number.
Please contact the support team at [email protected] immediately and report the incident. The team will help you recover your account.
Compliance with KYC norms is easy and a one-time mandatory process. The objective of KYC guidelines is to prevent misuse of your identity and funds activity intentionally or unintentionally, by criminal elements.
If your Know Your Customer (KYC) verification is still in progress, it indicates that we are currently examining the provided information. In the meantime, you can still proceed with playing games and making deposits from your account
Your KYC might be rejected due to any of the following reasons:
The following documents are mandatory for KYC verification:
All documents must be under the same name. Any of the following can be used for address verification: Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter ID and Passport.
Octro Poker is committed towards providing a safe and fair gaming experience to all our users. In case any violation observed by our team, your account may be temporarily or permanently suspended. These are the most common violations which might lead to suspension:
Using your account to cheat or hack the game
Using your account for any illegal activity
Posting objectionable and offensive information
Using multiple accounts to use the service
Using the account for commercial activity
If you believe your account has been wrongfully suspended, please contact the support team at [email protected]. The team will review the case and take appropriate action.
You can choose to be updated about activities and events by switching on the “Push Notifications” button from the Settings menu.
You can view your Transaction history within “My Transactions” under “Cashier” section. Under “My Transactions”, click on “Deposit” to check all the deposits you made in your Octro Poker account and on “Withdraw” to check the detailed history of all your withdrawals.
You can deposit money in your Octro Poker account by the following below mentioned steps:
No, KYC verification is not mandatory to make a deposit
Payment options available on Octro Poker are:
Click on “My Transactions” followed by “Withdraw” to check the status of all your withdrawals.
You can withdraw a minimum of ₹50 from your Octro Poker account.
No, there is no capping on the amount you can withdraw per calendar day.
Incase of any discrepancy we shall alert you of the status via Email and our support team will actively help to resolve your issue. An SMS/Call will be placed to alert you as well.
Octro Poker will only your Bank Account Number, uploaded KYC documents, email ID and phone number. Octro Poker DOES NOT ask for your OTP or CVV or any other authentication details. The information provided by you to us is secure, encrypted and unattainable. For any further assistance please contact us at [email protected]
Ensuring a fair and an authentic poker experience is of prime importance to us. Octro Poker is a fair and trusted gaming platform, and our card dealing algorithm generates a sequence which is completely random, thus ensuring that the outcome of the game is completely random and does not follow any pattern.
Any gameplay manipulation by any unfair means is considered as unfair gameplay. Engaging in various actions that include but are not limited to chip dumping, collusion, soft play, abusive behaviour on chat, misuse of chat for discussing hands, having multiple accounts, employing BOTS, etc., will be regarded as unfair gameplay.
If a player engages in any form of illegal or unfair activity on Octro Poker, we reserve the right to take appropriate actions based on the specific circumstances. These actions may include issuing warnings, temporarily blocking the player for a duration determined by us, removing players from cash tables, prohibiting their participation in ongoing or future tournaments, blocking immediate access, seizing all funds, chips, bonuses from their accounts, and, if necessary, pursuing legal action in accordance with applicable jurisdictional laws against the player.
Octro Poker condemns any such behaviour exhibited by a user. If you experience any such incident, kindly take a screenshot and report the matter to our support team at [email protected]
Creating or using more than one account to use the service is in violation of our terms and conditions. You can only use one account. Any attempt to use multiple accounts might result in termination of the services and suspension of all such accounts.
If you are using or have established multiple accounts, it is necessary for you to send an email to [email protected] from your registered email address, providing a list of all your Octro Poker accounts. We will thoroughly examine the situation and inform you of the appropriate resolution.
Instant Bonus is an amount which the user can use instantly to play any game (MTT & Cash tables).
Bonus is an additional amount added to your Locked bonus balance when you make a deposit. Bonus is directly non-playable, i.e., you cannot play a game with it directly. It can be unlocked by wagering money on cash game tables and will be credited against the rake generated.
You need to play cash games to unlock this bonus. The Locked Bonus will be released against rake generated from cash games played by you from the time you make a deposit, until the date of bonus expiry.
All the available deposit offers will be listed under the “Add Money” section of the “Cashier”. When you enter a deposit amount, the deposit offer will be auto-applied to the purchase.
Only one deposit offer can be applied at a time while making a deposit.
Few reasons due to which you may be unable to use the deposit offer code are:
Yes, bonus will have an expiry which will be mentioned at the time of deposit.
You get a referral bonus of up to 1 Lakh Octro Coins for referring Octro Poker to your friends. The coins can be redeemed to earn real cash by playing in cash games.