The Federation Internationale de Poker Association (FIDPA) is an international governing body for the sport of poker and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth. As the world’s largest independent organization providing support and information for the poker industry and its players, FIDPA educates, elevates, and connects the poker world on a global level.
FIDPA is focused on broadening and increasing participation in the sport by establishing an international standard. With the cooperation from leading industry professionals and players, FIDPA wrote, maintains, promotes and implements “The International Poker Rules” for use in card rooms and tournaments worldwide. “The International Poker Rules” were created for the benefit of the new, novice and professional poker players and the industry.
FIDPA provides a way for people to learn and play the game, as well as master and experience the sport, in the fairest and most enjoyable environments. FIDPA assists in developing and endorsing the world’s finest card rooms, sanctioning world class competitions and is the official resource for tournament organizers.
The International Poker Rules (The IP Rules) consist of 81 technical rules, policies and procedures and provide the poker industry and its players, with a standardized set of tournament guidelines to train, operate and play by.