How can I make a deal?
All players at the final table must select 'Yes' in the deal-making table module on the table. This pauses the game after the current hand and initiates the deal-making process.
At the end of the current hand, a group chat window pops up, and all the seated players discuss the deal. Seated players and railbirds can also see this chat window. Once the deal-making window is activated, the regular table chat is turned off.
The player with the most chips will have a slightly different chat window offering the ability to choose the deal structure or fill in a custom payout structure. If two players have the same number of chips, then the player that registered for the tournament first will see the leader chat window.
The players discuss the distribution of the deal and either agree or disagree to a payout structure. The chip leader must select a payout structure. If he or she chooses 'Custom Payout', the chip leader must fill in the custom payout amounts.
If the players do not agree, then the player with the most chips will select 'No Deal' and the game will continue. There is a time limit on how much time the players can have to agree on a deal. If this time limit is exceeded, then all the chat windows will close and the tournament will resume.
A player can leave the deal-making process at any time by clicking on 'Exit'. If this happens, the deal-making process will end for all players and the tournament will resume.
When there is an agreement on a deal structure, the chip leader selects 'Submit' and each player has the opportunity to confirm the deal.
If all players agree to the deal, the money will be immediately added to their accounts. Either the tournament continues (if there is any money remaining in the pot) or it ends (if all the money has been distributed). Additional deals can be made at any time using this same process.
Note: If a deal has been made and there is any money remaining in the prize pool, then that money will be paid out in the percentages specified by the tournament payout structure. So, if 1st place would get 50%, 2nd place 30% and 3rd place 20%, then the remaining prize pool will be paid out according to these percentages. For example, if there are only two players left in a game and a deal is made for a portion of the prize pool, then the remaining prize pool will be paid (50/80) to 1st place and (30/80) to second place.