FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We created Quarter Poker for 1 reason, and 1 reason only: so the Internet can finally have a free poker site that's competitive. Until now, all free poker has been very sloppy. When nothing is at stake in poker, players approach the game like it’s a lottery with constant all-in bets. And that’s just not how poker is meant to be played. So to entice you to play like you would if real money was on the line, we give you, well, real money. It brings the element of skill back to free poker, and that makes the games competitive. And competitive poker is fun. Really fun.
The only thing is, you’re betting our money, not yours. And because you never pay anything, it’s all 100% legal. At Quarter Poker, you get to experience the enjoyment of real-money poker without ever risking a dime.
And if you ever make it to $50, we’ll let you cash out via PayPal. Not bad, eh?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- When you sign up for an account at Quarter Poker, we give you 25¢ to play with for Free.
- You try to turn your quarter into cash by playing in 6, 10, and 20 Person No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker tournaments.
- If you lose your quarter, you can reset your account balance back to 25¢ (limit once per day).
- If you make it to $50, you can cash out, and we’ll deposit the funds right into your Paypal account.
- Cash outs are granted at a 1:2 ratio. So if you have $50 in QP Chips, you ‘ll receive $25 in your PayPal account. $100 in QP Chips gets you a $50, and so on.
HOW DOES QUARTER POKER MAKE MONEY?
It doesn't. Well not yet. Eventually we will put advertising on the site to fund all of the money we pay out, but for now, we are funding it ourselves. We also built the site ourselves so we didn't have to pay a bunch of money for web development.
CAN I HAVE MORE THAN 1 ACCOUNT?
No. Only 1 account per household is allowed. And if you register more than 1 account and then make it to $50 with one of them, we won't honor your cashout. Then you're going to get mad because even though you cheated, you still put in a lot of time trying to make it to $50. Then you're going to ask us really nicely to let you cashout, but we're not going to. Then you're going to get really mad and send us a bunch of mean emails and write on forums that our site is a scam. Then we're going to cry a little because even though sticks and stones can break our bones, on the Internet words last forever. So please, for our sake and yours, stick to one account 🙂
WHAT DOES 'LOGIN FAILED WITH STATUS 2' MEAN?
Oh God. Please no. Not status 2! Just kidding. It's just an error you get if your user ID didn't get accessed. Refresh the page and you should be good.
I LOST MY QUARTER AND I ALREADY USED MY DAILY TOP UP. WHAT DO I DO?
Sorry, but you have to wait to play in the Quarter Poker games. It’s only a day, we think you’ll live. You can, however, play in the play money games with XCC.
WHAT ARE QPC?
QPC (Quarter Poker Chips) are the primary currency of QuarterPoker.com. They have a 1:1 ratio with US Currency. So $1 QPC is equal to 1 US Dollar.
WHAT ARE XCC?
XCC (Extra Credit Chips) are the play money of the site. These Sit & Go tournaments are just for fun and are there for players who lose their quarter but still want to play poker before their QPC top up is ready. It is also where players under 18 can play.
DO I HAVE TO BE 18-YEARS-OLD TO PLAY?
You must be at least 18 to play in the Quarter Poker games with QPC. However, anyone can play in the play money games with XCC.
I MADE IT TO $50! HOW DO I CASH OUT?
Congratulations! Please fill out the cash-out form here
, and we’ll process your request right away!
WHY DO I HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF ID WHEN I CASH OUT?
To prove that you live in the US and are over 18.
WHY IS THE CASHOUT RATIO 2:1?
Because eventually we will implement a membership program that allows you to cash out at a 1:1 ratio.
I DIDN'T UPLOAD AN AVATAR WHEN I SIGNED UP. HOW DO I DO THAT NOW?
In your profile page
. If you signed up via Facebook, your profile picture will be used, or you can upload a new one.
ARE THERE BOTS ON THE SITE?
Yes. For now, we will help populate the tournaments with poker bots so you don't have to wait forever to play a game. As soon as there are enough players to sustain the games organically, we will remove the bots.