Terms of Service
Virtual Digital Services Limited (the “Company”) is a company established under the laws of Malta and is part of the 888 corporate group. The Company's registration number is C90997 and has its registered office at Level G (Office 1/3241), Quantum House 75, Abate Rigord Street, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1120, Malta. The Company is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority (‘MGA’) under the Maltese Gaming Act 2018 for the purposes of operating and offering Internet gambling services including, but not limited to, casino, poker and sports betting. Such licence was issued on the 7th January 2019 with licence number MGA/B2C/543/2018. PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF SERVICE SET OUT HEREIN ("TERMS OF SERVICE") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY.
PLEASE NOTE: This User Agreement (as defined below) shall only apply to you if you play in any European Single Market member state, except for states which you play on a local license, for example, in Spain, Italy or Denmark.
PLEASE NOTE: If you play or register an account in the United Kingdom, this User Agreement (as defined below) shall not apply to you and you can find the applicable terms here.
PLEASE NOTE: If you play outside of a European Single Market member state or the United Kingdom, this User Agreement (as defined below) shall not apply to you and you can find the applicable terms here.
PLEASE NOTE: If you use one of our betting products while located in Ireland, the contracting party with respect to the User Agreement shall be 888 Ireland Limited and if you play in Ireland on one of our other games and products, the contracting party shall be Virtual Digital Services Limited. Therefore, any references to the "Company" with respect to the User Agreement shall be 888 Ireland Limited or Virtual Digital Services Limited, as applicable.
888 Ireland Limited is incorporated under the laws of Gibraltar and operates under the auspices of an Irish Remote Bookmaker's license.
The Company offers gambling services via its in-house brands (each an "In-House Brand"), various other brands and via third parties' brands as part of so called "white labels" (each a "White Label Brand"). In addition to offering its gambling services via the Internet (the "Internet Platform"), the Company may from time to time offer its services via alternative platforms such as (i) interactive television, (ii) mobile gambling platforms and (iii) in-flight entertainment platforms (each, an "Alternative Platform").
When you use the Company's gambling services either via the Internet Platform or an Alternative Platform, the Terms of Service shall apply to such use to such extent as is applicable to the circumstances.
- By registering with the Company and/or by using the Company's gambling services and/or by marking the "I accept these Terms and Conditions" box (or any other similar wording) and/or by downloading, installing or using the Software, you agree to be bound by the User Agreement in its entirety and without reservation. As such, the User Agreement constitutes a binding legal document between you and the Company and the Agreement shall govern your use of our gambling services at all times.
- The Company's software, which is available in either downloadable or non-download forms, and via either the Internet Platform or an Alternative Platform (the "Software"), allows you to use our gambling services (the "Services"). The Company reserves the right to suspend, modify, remove or add to the Services or Software in its sole discretion with immediate effect and without notice. The Company shall not be liable for any loss suffered by you resulting from any changes made and you shall have no claims against the Company in such regard.
- You shall access the Software and use the Services only via your own account and you may never access the Software or use the Services by means of another person's account. Should you attempt to use the Services by means of any other person's account, we will be entitled to immediately close all your accounts, retain all monies in such accounts and bar you from future use of the Services.
- If deemed applicable, the Company may decide in its sole discretion to prevent multiple accounts being registered or used by you or by anyone from the same family or living in the same household. The Company shall not be responsible in any way for preventing the registration of multiple accounts, but can take action, including retaining all monies in such accounts, on any person opening multiple accounts as required, including but not limited to situations where accounts are registered from the same household, regardless of the registration details provided at the time of opening such accounts.
2. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
- If you do not agree to any of the provisions of the User Agreement you should immediately stop using the Software and remove the Software from your computer and/or any other applicable device.
- We reserve the right to amend, modify, update and change any of the terms and conditions of the User Agreement from time to time. In the event that any such amendment, modification, update or change materially adversely effects your rights or obligations under the User Agreement, you shall be asked to accept the revised User Agreement and you shall not play on the Site until you have agreed to such amendment, modification, update or change, however you will still be able to withdraw any deposits which you have made on the Site. For any other amendment, modification, update or change to the User Agreement, we will notify you of such, by publishing the new version of the User Agreement on the relevant page of all In-House Brand and White Label Brand Internet sites. In such event, any modified version of the User Agreement will take effect 14 days after its publication on the Internet Site or earlier if required by any applicable law, regulation or directive and your continued use of the Services or the Software after the aforementioned period will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of such changes to the User Agreement. It remains your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the correct, current terms and conditions of the User Agreement and we advise you to check for updates on a regular basis
3. Compliance with Laws
- Internet gambling may not be legal in some jurisdictions. You understand and accept that the Company is unable to provide you with any legal advice or assurances in respect of your use of the Services and the Company makes no representations whatsoever as to the legality of the Services in your jurisdiction. Please verify the relevant laws in your jurisdiction before registering with the Company and using the Services.
- The Services are intended only for users who are not prohibited by the laws of any applicable jurisdiction from gambling on the Internet. The Company does not intend to enable you to contravene applicable law. You represent, warrant and agree to ensure that your use of the Software and the Services will comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations. The Company shall not be responsible for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Software and/or the Services by you. Please consult legal counsel in the applicable jurisdiction if you have any doubts about the legality of your use of the Software and the Services under the laws of any jurisdiction that applies to you. By accepting these terms, you agree to assist the Company, to the extent you are able, with its compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
- Persons located in certain countries which the Company does not service will not be eligible to open an account with the Company, make any deposits nor use the Services. Access from these countries to the Company's websites will be blocked. The Company reserves the right to change the list of countries from which it will not accept users of the Service from time to time in its sole discretion and any such change may have immediate effect.
4. Permitted Participation
- No-one under the age of 18 or the age of legal consent for engaging in the activities included in the Services under the laws of any jurisdiction, whichever is higher ("Legally of Age") may download the Software or use the Services under any circumstances and any person not Legally of Age who downloads the Software or uses the Services will be in breach of the terms of the User Agreement. The Company reserves the right to request proof of age at any stage, to verify that persons not Legally of Age are not using the Services. The Company may terminate your account and/or exclude you from using the Software or the Services if proof of age is not provided by you or if the Company suspects that you are not Legally of Age. The Company reserves the right to withhold any funds in your account until your age is verified.
- If on completion of the age verification process you are shown not to be Legally of Age or older we will close your account in accordance with applicable regulation and terminate the User Agreement.
- We reserve the right to verify your registration details, such as name, address, age, and payment methods used, at any time, by requesting certain documents. These documents shall typically include an identity card, proof of address such as a utility bill, and proof of your payment method, and can be uploaded through the Cashier. If deemed necessary, we may request that the said document copies are notarized, meaning that the documents are stamped and attested by a Public Notary. In the event our requests for documents are not completed by the member, the Company may at its sole discretion terminate the account, and withhold any funds that are present therein. Should the documents fail our internal security checks – for example, if we suspect that they have been tampered with, or are in any way provided to mislead or misrepresent – we shall be under no obligation to accept such documents as valid, and under no obligation to provide feedback on the exact nature of our findings with regards to these documents.
- When you use the Site you may be required to provide us with certain information regarding your source of funds, financial standing, occupation and other similar details. We reserve the right to restrict your account including without limitation the amount you may deposit into the account based on the information you provide, or if such information is not provided by you. We shall not be liable to you for any losses which you incur (i) prior to any such restriction being set; or (ii) on any other accounts you may have registered or which you reactivate whether prior or following any such restriction being set.
- We reserve the right to perform background checks on any member and request any relevant documentation, for any reason, including (but not limited to) any investigation into the identity of the member, any credit checks performed on the member, or any enquiries into the member's personal history. The basis for such investigations will be dependent on the specific case, but could include (but is not limited to) verification of the member’s registration details, such as the name, address and age, occupation, verification of the member’s financial transactions, financial standing, and/or gaming activity. The Company is under no obligation to advise the member of such an investigation taking place. Such activities may include the use of specific third party companies, who perform the investigations as required. The Company may decide at its sole discretion to terminate a member’s account, and withhold all funds in such account, on the basis that such an investigation provides a negative or uncertain conclusion.
- We reserve the right to verify your identity at any time (and request that you provide us with certain documents) including without limitation on the earlier of your: (i) aggregate deposit(s) with the Site totaling in aggregate Euros 2,000; and (ii) aggregate withdrawal(s) with the Site equaling Euros 2,000. The Company may decide at its sole discretion to terminate a member’s account, and withhold all funds in such account, on the basis that such verification procedure provides a negative or uncertain conclusion.
- If you register with us in Germany solely in relation to data disclosure for verification of your identity you provide the following declaration:
"I hereby consent to the disclosure of my personal data to SCHUFA (SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, D-65201 Wiesbaden) for the purpose of verifying my identity. I understand that SCHUFA will then report the degree of conformity of the data provided by me with the data contained in its records as a percentage and, if applicable, further provide proof of verification evidenced by an identity card, executed by SCHUFA, or another contract partner in the past to 888 Germany Limited. On the basis of the results provided by SCHUFA, 888 Germany Limited may thus determine whether I am registered in SCHUFA's database at the address indicated by me. No further data will be exchanged. No alternative addresses will be reported, nor will my data be stored in the SCHUFA records. Only the fact that my address has been checked will be kept on record by SCHUFA. Further information is available at www.meineschufa.de."
888 Germany Limited is an entity within the 888 corporate group.
- During their engagement period and for a period of 24 months thereafter, no officer, director, employee, consultant or agent of the Company or any other company within its group of companies or its suppliers, vendors or white label partners is permitted to use the Services directly or indirectly, nor is any supplier or vendor. This restriction also applies to relatives of such persons and for this purpose 'relative' includes, but is not limited to, any of a spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling. Further, neither Gibraltarians nor residents of Gibraltar are permitted to download the Software or use the Services.
5. Information Technology/Intellectual Property
- The Company hereby grants you the non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable right to install and use the Software and all content derived from the Software, including, but not limited to, the copyright and all other intellectual property rights therein, in connection with the Services in accordance with the User Agreement. You may install the Software on a hard disk or other storage device and may make back up copies of the Software, provided that such back up copies are used only by you in connection with the Services through a computer of which you are the principal user. The Software's code, structure and organization are protected by intellectual property rights. You must not:
- copy, redistribute, publish, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, translate or make any attempt to access the source code to create derivate works of the source code, or otherwise;
- sell, assign, sublicense, transfer, distribute or lease the Software;
- make the Software available to any third party through a computer network or otherwise;
- export the Software to any country (whether by physical or electronic means); or
- use the Software in a manner prohibited by applicable laws or regulations.
(together the "Prohibited Activities").
- The brand names relating to the In-House Brands, the White Label Brands and the Sites (as defined below) and any other trademarks, service marks and/or trade names used by the Company either on its own behalf or together with its white label partners from time to time (the "Trade Marks") are the trademarks, service marks and/or trade names of the Company or any company within its group of companies or its licensors or its white label partners and these entities reserve all rights to such Trade Marks. In addition to the rights in the Trade Marks, the Company or any company within its group of companies and/or its licensors and/or its white label partners own the rights in all other content, including but not limited to the Software, images, pictures, graphics, photographs, animations, videos, music, audio and text available via the Software or on the Internet (the "Site Content") and the Site Content is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights. You hereby acknowledge that by using the Services or the Software you obtain no rights in the Trade Marks or the Site Content and you may only use the same in complete accordance with the User Agreement.
6. Your Representations and Undertakings
In consideration of the rights granted to you to use the Services and the Software, you represent, warrant, covenant and affirm that:
- You are Legally of Age as defined in the User Agreement, you are of sound mind and you are capable of taking responsibility for your own actions.
- All details provided by you to the Company either during the registration process or at any time thereafter, including as part of any payment deposit transaction and/or with regards to your occupation details are true, current, correct and complete and match the name(s) on the credit/debit card(s) or other payment accounts to be used to deposit or receive funds in your account. Without derogating from the aforementioned, should you use a credit/debit card or any other form of payment which is not in your private and personal name, we will presume that you have received complete and sufficient consent from the rightful owner and/or the person whom name is used on such payment instrument to make use of such payment instrument for the purposes herein, prior to your engagement with us. We shall not be obligated in any manner to examine such consent and shall bear no responsibility with respect to your representations hereunder.
You will promptly notify us of any changes to details previously provided by you to the Company which includes but is not limited to your source of funds, financial standing, occupation and other similar details. From time to time you may be requested to provide us with certain documents to verify the details of the credit card used by you to deposit money to your account. Depending on the outcome of these verification checks you may or may not be permitted to deposit further monies with the credit card previously used by you. Should any of the information that you provide to us be untrue, inaccurate, misleading or otherwise incomplete, you will be in breach of contract and we reserve the right to terminate your account immediately and/or prevent you from using the Software or the Services, in addition to any other action that we may choose to take.
- Your account with the Company is solely for your benefit. You shall not allow any third party (including a relative) to use your account, password or identity to access or use the Services or the Software and you shall be fully responsible for any activities undertaken on your account by a third party. You will not reveal your account username or password to any person and you shall take all steps to ensure that such details are not revealed to any person. You shall inform us immediately if you suspect that your account is being misused by a third party and/or any third party has access to your account username or password so that we may investigate such matter, and you will cooperate with us, as we may request, in the course of such investigation.
- You are responsible for the security of your username and password on your own PC or internet access location. If this username password combination is “hacked” from your computer, due to any viruses or malware that is present on the computer that you access your account with, this is your responsibility. You should report any possible hacking attempts or security breaches from your computer terminal immediately to the Company.
- You have verified and determined that your use of the Services does not violate any laws or regulations of any jurisdiction that applies to you.
- You fully understand the methods, rules and procedures of the Services and Internet gambling in general. You understand that it is your responsibility to ensure the details of bets and games are correct. You will not commit any acts or display any conduct that damages the reputation of the Company.
- You are fully aware that there is a risk of losing money when gambling by means of the Services and you are fully responsible for any such loss. You agree that your use of the Services is at your sole option, discretion and risk. In relation to your gambling losses you shall have no claims whatsoever against the Company or any company within the 888 group of companies or any White Label Brand or their respective directors, officers or employees.
- You acknowledge that the Software includes features provided by third parties which may be installed on your device as part of the Software and which may be automatically updated from time to time. Amongst others, such features may access your hand history which is stored on your own device, for the purpose of providing you with certain promotions and notifications. You may elect not to enable recording of your hand history or to uninstall the feature.
- You shall use our Internet sites (the "Sites"), the Services and the Software in complete accordance with the terms and conditions of the User Agreement, as amended from time to time, and you shall abide by all of the rules and instructions for playing the games that comprise the Services.
- You are solely responsible for recording, paying and accounting to any relevant governmental, taxation or other authority for any tax or other levy that may be payable on any winnings paid to you.
- You acknowledge and agree that the Company may seek to publish the amounts you have won alongside your username on the Sites and/or through social networks for promotional purposes. We will not publish such information however without first having obtained your specific approval to do so. Certain games may also require the display of your username and the amounts that you have won or points you have accumulated to function properly (for example in-game leader boards). You agree that we may use your username and the amounts won as part of such in-game functionality without seeking further consent.
- You are solely responsible for any telecommunications networks and Internet access services and other consents and permissions required in connection with your use of the Software and the Services.
- You shall use the Services and the Software only in good faith towards both the Company and other players using the Services. In the event that the Company has reasonable suspicion that you have been using the Services or the Software in bad faith the Company shall have the right to terminate your account with the Services and any other accounts you may hold with the Company and the Company shall be entitled to retain all monies therein. You hereby expressly waive any future claims against the Company in such regard.
- You acknowledge that certain games and tables which are included in the Service are offered to you on a "shared basis", which enables users of the Service via the In House Brands, White Label Brands as well as users of third party platforms to play with one another. In such cases, you accept that you may play with or against other users, who may have different configurations to your own, this includes but is not limited to, different currencies and bet limits. You agree that, at the Company's sole discretion, you may be pooled into these shared games and tables and that, to the extent that you breach the User Agreement, the Company shall have the right to block you from playing both via the In House Brands and the White Label Brands.
- You acknowledge and agree that we offer progressive jackpots for certain games. A ‘progressive jackpot’ is a jackpot which increases in size as a result of contributions from monies staked by players who may be based in various countries. We may decommission a progressive jackpot at any time (including before the jackpot is won in certain circumstances). In the event that we decommission a jackpot across all of our brands before it is won and the game concerned is also offered to players who play in the UK, we may either: (i) use any outstanding contributions (from both UK and non-UK players) to fund a separate progressive jackpot which UK players are eligible to win; (ii) use any outstanding contributions from UK players to fund a separate progressive jackpot which only UK players are eligible to win; or (iii) refund UK players the amount of their outstanding contributions.
- You acknowledge and agree that should you choose to self-exclude from any of the Sites, you shall not be permitted to open or use a new account with any other Site operated by the Company during your selected self-exclusion period, until such self-exclusion has been lifted and the original account reopened. In the event you are in breach of the foregoing, we shall be entitled to block any new account you open with another Site, forfeit any funds therein, and we shall not be liable to refund to you any funds you may have wagered or won through such account. For more information regarding self-exclusion please see our Responsible Gaming Policy.
- You acknowledge that in relation to peer-to-peer gaming, you may be at a disadvantage in relation to other players as a result of technical issues, such as slower network speeds or slower end user device performance.
- You acknowledge that “live” TV events and other broadcasts may be delayed, resulting in other players possessing more up to date information in relation to the broadcasted events.
7. Prohibited Uses of the Sites and Services
- Illegal Funds and Unlawful Activities: You declare that the source of funds used by you for gambling on the Sites is not illegal and that you will not use the Services in any way as a money transfer system. You will not use the Services for any unlawful or fraudulent activity or prohibited transaction (including money laundering) under the laws of any jurisdiction that applies to you (in particular, the laws of Malta). If the Company has a reasonable suspicion that you may be engaging in or have engaged in fraudulent, unlawful or improper activity, including, without limitation, money laundering activities, or conduct otherwise in violation of the User Agreement, your access to the Services may be terminated immediately and/or your account blocked. If your account is terminated or blocked in such circumstances, the Company is under no obligation to refund to you any funds that may be in your account. In addition to terminating your access to the Services and/or blocking your account, the Company reserves the right to prevent you from accessing any of the Company's other websites or servers, or accessing any other services offered by the Company. The Company shall be entitled to inform relevant authorities, other online service providers and banks, credit card companies, electronic payment providers or other financial institutions (together "Interested Third Parties") of your identity and of any suspected unlawful, fraudulent or improper activity and you will cooperate fully with the Company to investigate any such activity. In the interests of fair play on our Sites it is prohibited to utilise any recognised betting techniques to circumvent the standard house edge in our games. If the game play on your account indicates that you are using such betting techniques we shall immediately block the account and retain any funds in said account.
- Circumvention: We have developed and employ sophisticated proprietary technology intended to seek out and identify users making fraudulent or unlawful use of the Services or Software. You shall not break into, access or attempt to break into or access or otherwise circumvent the Company's security measures. If, the Company believes, in its sole discretion, that you are in breach of this clause, the Company may terminate your access to the Services immediately and/or have your account blocked, and the Company may inform Interested Third Parties of your breach of this clause.
- Intentional Disconnection: You are not allowed to intentionally disconnect from a game while playing on the Sites. We have developed and employ elaborate methods which enable us to seek out and accurately identify users who carry out an intentional disconnection during a game. If, in the Company's sole discretion, you are in breach of this clause, the Company may terminate your access to the Services immediately and/or have your account blocked. If your account is terminated or blocked in such circumstances, the Company is under no obligation to refund to you any funds that may be in your account. In addition to terminating your access to the Services and/or blocking your account, the Company reserves the right to prevent you from accessing any of the Company's other websites or servers, or accessing any other services offered by the Company.
8. Your Account
- Your account is for your sole personal use only and shall not be used for any professional, business or commercial purpose.
- We take no responsibility for any third party access to your account and under no circumstances shall the Company be liable for any losses incurred by you as a result of misuse of your password by any person or for any unauthorized access to your account and all transactions where your user name and password have been entered correctly will be regarded as valid, whether or not authorized by you.
- Monies held in your account shall not attract any interest.
- Please note that we do not accept any cash deposits nor do we provide any cash withdrawals.
- If you do not log in to your account for a consecutive period of 365 days, your account will be considered a "dormant account". We will notify you 30 days before your account becomes a “dormant account” and inform you of any actions that will be taken by us in respect of the dormant account via the most current contact details you provided to us. Any positive cashable balance in a dormant account may be removed by us. However, you can at any time contact us to request access to any positive balance in your account before the account became a dormant account. Following your request and subject to verifying your identity, we will promptly consider any such request and we will restore access to your account and such positive balance where we are reasonably able to do so, or if we are not reasonably able to restore access to your account, we will refund the positive balance directly to you (subject to the terms of the Withdrawal Policy).
- The Company may, at any time, set off any positive balances in your account against any amount owed by you to us. By way of example, in the event that following the settlement of a bet in your account in relation to your use of our sports betting services a resettlement is required, the Company shall be entitled to deduct from your account any required amount of money.
- We may charge you a non-refundable fee in relation to any bet or deposit you make and/or win you receive. You expressly agree to pay such a fee, if charged, and acknowledge that this fee is imposed in order to offset the impact of taxes or duties including but not limited to VAT (or its equivalent in your location) or any gaming duty or betting duty including the sports betting tax under the German Race Bet and Lottery Act (Rennwett- und Lotteriegesetz, or its equivalent in your location) in connection with your gaming or betting activity which may be payable to your government in your location. You agree that we may identify your location for purpose of imposing such fees utilizing such means as we determine in our sole discretion, including internet protocol (IP) address, our records shall solely determine your location and you shall not be entitled to a refund of any fee charged to you in relation to such. Any fee in relation to your bets or deposits and/or wins will be detailed in the cashier and updated from time to time. For more information concerning the fees that may apply to your bets, deposits and/or wins please see here. You acknowledge that we may update the fees in relation to bets, deposits and/or wins from time to time and any modified version will take effect 14 days after its publication on the applicable Internet site or earlier if required by any applicable law, regulation or directive and your continued use of the Services or the Software after the aforementioned period will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of the changes.
- The Company may from time to time implement a rounding policy in relation to monies deposited by or cashed-out to members where currency conversion is involved. The effect of this policy shall be that deposit or cash-out amounts in currencies other than US Dollars might be rounded up or down on conversion to or from US Dollars. By way of example only, if according to the exchange rate a 10 EUR deposit is converted by the Company into 13.61 USD then your account will be credited with 14.00 USD. Details of the rounding policy in effect from time to time will be available to you at the point that any monies are converted.
- As well as possessing the right to restrict your account including without limitation, restricting the amount you may deposit into the account, we reserve the right to limit or refuse any bet, stake or other wager made by you or through your account.
- Where the Software uses a third party application interface, not all the information relating to your past gambling activities will be displayed online.
- If you have a child who is not Legally of Age, you must take special care to ensure that they do not access the Services via your devices.
- You agree that you will not transfer funds from your account held with us to another account held with us by another person.
- The Company reserves the right to refuse to open an account or accept your registration.
- You must not sell or transfer your account with the Site to any other person nor acquire any account with the Site from any other player.
9. Payment Transactions and Payment Fraud
- Each user of the Service is fully responsible for paying all monies owed to the Company. You agree that you will not make or attempt to make any charge-backs, and/or deny or reverse any payment that you have made and you hereby agree that you will reimburse the Company for any charge-backs, denial or reversal of payments you make and any loss suffered by the Company as a consequence thereof. The Company may, at its sole discretion, cease to provide the Services or withhold payment to certain users or to users paying with certain credit cards.
- Virtual Digital Services Limited will process your payments and handle your funds and will therefore appear on your credit card statements (or on other payment statements as applicable). Subject to regulatory requirements, the Company may, from time to time, at its sole discretion and without notice, use any other company within the same corporate group to provide such services.
- We reserve the right to run credit checks on all users with third party credit agencies, on the basis of the information provided to us on registration.
- We reserve the right to use third party electronic payment processors and/or financial institutions to process payments made by and to you in connection with your use of the Services. To the extent that they do not conflict with the terms of the User Agreement, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of such third party electronic payment processors and/or financial institutions.
- In the case we have reasonable suspicion that a fraudulent payment is being made or received, including use of stolen credit cards, or any other fraudulent activity (including any charge-back or other reversal of a payment), we reserve the right to block or terminate a user's account, reverse any pay-out made and recover any winnings. We shall be entitled to inform any relevant authorities or entities (including credit reference agencies) of any payment fraud or otherwise unlawful activity, and may employ collection services to recover payments. However, under no circumstances shall the Company be liable for any unauthorized use of credit cards, irrespective of whether or not the credit cards were reported stolen.
- Our expectation is that our members will deposit in order to actively play with their own funds. On accounts where this does not seem to be the case, we reserve the right to enforce a wagering amount on your deposited funds, before allowing any withdrawal from said account. This wagering amount will be a multiplication of the total deposited funds, which we will specify depending on the case (for example 1 x the deposited amount). We reserve the right to require this wagering to be performed in specific games, and to exclude certain low risk bets or game types, at our discretion.
- The ways in which you can deposit into your account for the Sites as well as the relevant deposit limits (with such deposit limits being subject to the fourth bullet point of Section 4 and the Responsible Gaming Policy) can be found here.
- We reserve the right to charge you fees for handling your deposits and withdrawals to and from your account as may be detailed in the "Cashier" from time to time.
- We may block or close your account if we have reasonable grounds to believe you have used or attempted to use someone else’s payment method and that person has entered into a self-exclusion agreement with us.
- All promotions, bonuses or special offers are subject to promotion-specific terms and conditions and any complimentary bonus credited to your account must be used in adherence with such terms and conditions. Notwithstanding the modification provisions in Section 2, we reserve the right to withdraw or amend any promotion, bonus or special offer at any time including any terms and conditions thereof.
- In the event that the Company has reasonable suspicion that a user of the Service is abusing or attempting to abuse a bonus, offer or other promotion, or is likely to benefit through abuse or lack of good faith from a gambling policy adopted by the Company, then the Company may, at its sole discretion, deny, withhold or withdraw from any user any bonus, offer or promotion, or rescind any policy with respect to that user, either temporarily or permanently, or terminate that user's access to the Services and/or block that user's account.
- All users of the Services shall be entitled only to one welcome bonus. Members who make their first deposit with the Company or any of its white label partners, and who have or previously had an account with any of the Sites owned or operated by the Company, including both In-House Brands and White Label Brands, shall not be entitled to an additional welcome bonus, unless the Company decides otherwise at its absolute discretion.
- Your account is made up of both Available Funds (those that can be used in any applicable game or withdrawn subject to the Withdrawal Policy and which may also be referred to on the Sites as "Cash Balance" or "Deposit Balance") and Restricted Funds (the total of bonus funds that have not yet met the wagering requirement and any winnings associated with such bonus funds and which may also be referred to on the Sites as "Bonus Balance"). If you have both Available Funds and Restricted Funds in your account, the next wager you make will use Restricted Funds first. Available Funds will only be used once your Restricted Funds balance is zero. If you place a wager on casino games or the Pick’em game using Restricted Funds only and win you will receive, depending on your account currency, up to a maximum of $500/€500/£500 in winnings. If your winnings exceed $500/€500/£500 you will only receive $500/€500/£500. Such limitation on your winnings shall not apply to verified progressive jackpot winnings derived from Restricted Funds.
Please note that your deposit may not reach your account immediately, but may take a number of days until such deposit is processed by your payment processor and reaches your account. Until such time, such deposit shall not be considered as Available Funds.
- The jackpot prizes will not increase as a result of wagers made with Restricted funds, free spins, FreePlay and jackpot vouchers. Only wagers with Available funds shall increase the jackpot prizes
- In the event that the Company has reasonable suspicion that you have been taking unfair advantage of the Company's welcome bonuses or have executed any other act in bad faith in relation to a bonus promotion offered on any of the Sites owned and/or operated by the Company, the Company shall have the right to block or terminate your accounts with the Company and in such circumstances, the Company shall be under no obligation to refund to you any funds that may be in your account.
- If we have reasonable suspicion that an account or group of accounts are operating systematically – for example employing specific wagering techniques or wagering as a group, the Company shall have the right to block or terminate all accounts and in such circumstances, the Company shall be under no obligation to refund to you any funds that may be in your account.
- You may request the removal of a bonus from your account, but please be aware that this removal may include any winnings gained from such bonus.
- Please be advised that the 'confirm your ID' bonus is issued at the Company's discretion and therefore may not be available for all members who verify their identity with us. Notwithstanding the modification provisions in Section 2, we reserve the right to remove this bonus offer at any time. Certain criteria will be taken into consideration when determining which members will receive the verification bonus, such as registration country, deposit amount, deposit payment type, and other details of the account. Please contact [email protected] if you require further information on this specific bonus offer, and the eligibility of your account for it.
11. Obligations of the Company
- The Company has no obligation to check whether users are using the Services in accordance with the User Agreement, as updated from time to time.
- Under no circumstances shall the Company be obligated to investigate or pursue any complaints made by a player against any other player using the Services or to take any other action in connection therewith, or take any action against a player for any reason, including without limitation for violating the terms of the User Agreement. The Company may, at its sole discretion, decide to take appropriate action against any person it suspects of engaging in any unlawful behavior or otherwise violating the terms of the User Agreement, but is under no obligation to do so.
- The Company has no obligation to maintain account names or passwords. If you misplace, forget or lose your account name or password because of anything other than the Company's negligence, the Company shall not be liable.
12. NO WARRANTY
- THE SERVICES AND THE SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS". THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (WHETHER BY LAW, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COMPLETENESS OR ACCURACY OF THE SERVICES OR THE SOFTWARE OR INFRINGEMENT OF APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE USE, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE LIES WITH YOU.
- THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SOFTWARE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR BUGS OR REPRESENTS THE FULL FUNCTIONALITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OF THE MATERIALS OR AS TO RESULTS OR THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES.
- A MALFUNCTION VOIDS ALL PAYS. IN THE EVENT OF SYSTEMS OR COMMUNICATIONS ERRORS OR MALFUNCTIONS, BUGS OR VIRUSES RELATING TO ACCOUNT SETTLEMENT OR OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE SERVICES OR RESULTING IN LOSS OF DATA OR WINNINGS OR BONUSES OR ANYTHING ANALAGOUS THERETO BY YOU OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE, THE COMPANY SHALL IN NO WAY BE LIABLE TO YOU AND THE COMPANY SHALL VOID ALL GAMES IN QUESTION AND PAYMENTS (WHENEVER SUCH SYSTEMS OR COMMUNICATIONS ERRORS OR MALFUNCTIONS, BUGS OR VIRUSES ARE DISCOVERED) IN REALTION THERETO AND MAY TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION TO CORRECT SUCH ERRORS EXCEPT THAT THE COMPANY IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE ANY BACK UP NETWORK AND/OR SYSTEMS OR SIMILAR SERVICES.
- IF YOU RECEIVE ANY WINNINGS OR BONUSES (OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR BENEFIT) (“BENEFITS”) AS A RESULT OF ANY ERROR MADE BY US OR ON OUR BEHALF (WHETHER TECHNICAL OR MANUAL) IN CALCULATING, ALLOCATING OR DISTRIBUTING BENEFITS, WE MAY VOID THE BENEFITS AND, TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED OR BEEN CREDITED WITH A PAYMENT IN RESPECT OF THE SAME, YOU WILL REPAY THAT AMOUNT TO US OR WE MAY DEDUCT IT FROM YOUR ACCOUNT.
- THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS MADE BY YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY WITH WHOM YOU HAVE CONTRACTED TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE SERVER THAT HOSTS THE SITE.
13. Limitations of Liability
- You agree that you are free to choose whether to use the Services and do so at your sole option, discretion and risk.
- The Company shall not be liable to you or any third party in contract, tort, negligence, or otherwise, for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with your, or any third party's, use of the Software or the Services, whether direct or indirect, including, without limitation, damage for loss of business, loss of profits (including loss of or failure to receive anticipated winnings), business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary or consequential loss (even where we have been notified by you of the possibility of such loss or damage).
- The Company shall not be liable in contract, tort or otherwise, for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with your use, of any link contained on the Sites. The Company is not responsible for the content contained on any Internet site linked to from the Sites or via the Services.
- You confirm that the Company shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to, suspension of or discontinuance of the Software or the Services.
- Nothing in the User Agreement will operate so as to exclude any liability of the Company for death or personal injury that is caused by the Company's negligence.
- You agree that, in the event that the Software or Services fails to operate correctly as a result of, but not limited to, any delay or interruption in operation or transmission, any loss or corruption of data or communication or lines failure, any person's misuse of the Sites or its contents or any error or omission in content or any other factors beyond our control:
- the Company will not be responsible for any loss, including loss of winnings, that may result; and
- if any such errors result in an increase in winnings owed or paid to you, you shall not be entitled to the winnings falling within such increase. You shall immediately inform the Company of the error and shall repay any winnings credited to your account in error to the Company (as directed by the Company) or the Company may, at its discretion, deduct an amount equal to those winnings from your account or set off such amount against any money owed to you by the Company.
14. Breach of these terms and conditions
- You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold the Company, its white label partners and their respective companies and their respective officers, directors and employees harmless immediately on demand from and against all claims, demands liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees and any other charges whatsoever, howsoever caused, that may arise as a result:
- of any breach of the User Agreement by you;
- violation by you of any law or the rights of any third party;
- use by you of the Services or Software or use by any other person accessing the Services or Software using your user identification, whether or not with your authorization; or
- acceptance of any winnings.
15. Disputes and Complaints
- You accept and agree that the random number generator will determine the randomly generated events required in connection with the Services and where the result shown on the Software (as installed and operated by your hardware) conflicts with the result shown on our server, the result shown on our server shall in all circumstances take precedence. You understand and agree that (without prejudice to your other rights and remedies) the Company records shall be the final authority in determining the terms of your use of the Services and you shall have no right to dispute the Company's decisions in regard to such matters.
- No claims or disputes will be considered more than 7 business days after the date of the original transaction. You hereby undertake to raise such claims or disputes with the customer service department at [email protected] or via the support email relevant to a White Label Brand and to provide the Company with all the relevant information or evidence which the Company reasonably requires to review your claim or dispute.
- The Company’s support team will review your claim and provide you with its decision within 10 days of you submitting your claim or dispute. Such time frame may be extended by a further 10 days' if permitted by applicable regulation
- If you do not agree with the Company’s decision, you should contact our Support Manager to appeal the Company’s decision and provide the Company with all the relevant evidence in relation to your appeal promptly.
- The Support Manager will re-review your claim or dispute and provide you with the Company’s final and binding decision within 14 business days.
- In the event that the dispute is related to the outcome of a gambling transaction and you remain unsatisfied with the results of the above procedure, you may refer your dispute to an alternative dispute resolution procedure with eCOGRA. Where you refer your dispute to eCOGRA you are advised to do so promptly following receipt of our final decision. More information regarding eCOGRA’S dispute resolution services can be found here. For a dispute resolution form please see here.
- If you play in any EU member state, you can refer a gambling transaction dispute through the European Commission's Online Dispute Resolution Platform found at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.
- You can also escalate a complaint regarding the Services provided by us to you being unlawful, or the Services being provided by us in a manner which is not safe, fair, or transparent, with the MGA player support unit either through the MGA website https://www.mga.org.mt/support/online-gaming-support/ or by contacting them via email on [email protected].
16. Duration and Termination
- The User Agreement shall come into force immediately upon your completion of the registration process with the Company and shall continue in force unless and until terminated in accordance with its terms.
- We may terminate the User Agreement and your account (including your username and password) immediately without notice:
- if for any reason we decide to discontinue to provide the Services in general or specifically to you;
- if we believe that you have breached any of the terms of the User Agreement;
- if your use of the Services has been in any way improper or breaches the spirit of the User Agreement; or
- if your account is associated in any way with any existing account that has been terminated for breach of the User Agreement. If your account is associated with, or related to, existing blocked accounts, we may terminate your account, irrespective of the nature of this relationship, and the registration details provided on said accounts.
- for any other reasonable grounds we see fit.
- Save for as otherwise provided herein, on termination of the User Agreement any balance in your account will be returned to you within a reasonable time of your request, subject always to our right to deduct any amounts owed by you to us.
- You may terminate the User Agreement and your account (including your username and password) at any time by sending an email to us at [email protected] or via the support email relevant to a White Label Brand, such termination to take effect upon the Company terminating your account (including username and password), which shall occur within 7 calendar days after receipt by the Company of your email on our servers in Gibraltar, provided that you shall remain responsible for any activity on your account between sending us an email and the termination of your account by the Company.
- On termination of the User Agreement you shall:
- discontinue the use of the Software and the Services;
- pay all amounts due and owing to the Company; and
- remove and permanently delete the Software from your computer equipment and destroy all related documentation in your possession, custody, power or control.
- The right to terminate the User Agreement given by this clause shall not prejudice any other right or remedy of either party in respect of the breach concerned (if any) or any other breach.
- Upon the termination of the User Agreement for any reason, except as otherwise provided in the User Agreement and subject to any rights or obligations which have accrued prior to termination, neither party shall have any further obligation to the other under the User Agreement.
- In the event of our termination of the User Agreement on account of your breach of the Agreement, the Company will be under no obligation to refund to you any funds that may be in your account and you shall have no claims against the Company in such regard.
- If you have chosen to self-exclude yourself from our platform, we will close all accounts identified as belonging to you, all in accordance with our Responsible Gaming Policy. However, if you choose a temporary “Take a Break” period, your account will be closed only at the requested In House Brand or White Label Brand. It is your obligation to abide by this restriction for the duration of the set period.
- If you have previously had any issue with gaming addiction, financial difficulty, or any other such issue accounted for under our “Responsible Gaming” procedure, it is your responsibility to refrain from opening new accounts whilst such issue is in place. For example, if you have previously been blocked for a gaming addiction with any brand operated by the Company, it is your obligation to refrain from opening new accounts in any of the brands operated by the Company. If you do so, we will close all accounts as soon as detected. We are not obligated to refund to you any deposits or funds from the account that you opened whilst such issue was in place.
- Following termination of the User Agreement, the Company will honour its surviving contractual obligations under the User Agreement, subject to any applicable laws, regulations or directives, provided that no obligation shall survive for longer than necessary for it to survive in order to achieve its purpose.
- If any part of the User Agreement shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the rest of the User Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the User Agreement. In such cases, the part deemed invalid or unenforceable shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as closely as possible, the original intent of the parties.
- No waiver by us of any terms of the User Agreement shall be construed as a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of any terms of the User Agreement.
- Unless otherwise expressly stated, nothing in the User Agreement shall create or confer any rights or any other benefits to third parties.
- Nothing in the User Agreement shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, trust arrangement, fiduciary relationship or any other form of joint enterprise between you and us.
- The User Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Company and you relating to your use of the Software and the Services and supersedes any and all prior agreement between the Company and you in relation to the same. You confirm that, in agreeing to accept the User Agreement, you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the same has expressly been made a representation by the Company in the User Agreement.
- The Company reserves the right to transfer, assign, sublicense or pledge the User Agreement, in whole or in part, without your consent: (i) to any entity within the same corporate group as the Company, or (ii) in the event of a merger, sale of assets or other similar corporate transaction in which the Company may be involved in.
- You may not transfer, assign, sublicense or pledge in any manner whatsoever any of your rights or obligations under the User Agreement.
- Subject to applicable laws and regulation, the Company may outsource any or all of the Services it provides under the User Agreement to third parties.
- In the User Agreement, "you" or "your" or "user" or “player” means any person who uses the Services or the Software under the User Agreement. Unless otherwise stated, "we", "us" or "our" refers collectively to the Company and its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and contractors.
- Nothing in the User Agreement shall be construed so as to grant you any security interest whatsoever over the assets of the Company, including for the avoidance of doubt on any amounts standing to the credit of your account.
18. Gaming Regulations
The Company is regulated by the laws and gaming regulations of Malta or Ireland, as applicable. You acknowledge that the Company may be bound to disclose certain information about you and your account to the Maltese or the Irish authorities pursuant to such laws and regulations. For more information regarding the licensing status of Virtual Digital Services Limited and 888 Ireland Limited please see here.
19. Chat Feature
As part of your use of the Service the Company may provide you with a chat facility via which you will be able to communicate with other users of the Service. The Company reserves the right to review the chat and to keep a record of all statements made on such facility. Your use of the chat facility you is subject to the following rules:
- You shall not make any statements that are sexually explicit or grossly offensive, including expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred or profanity.
- You shall not make statements that are abusive, defamatory or harassing or insulting to other users of the Service.
- You shall not make statements that advertise, promote or otherwise relate to any other online entities.
- You shall not make statements about the Company or the Sites or any other Internet site connected to the Company that are untrue and/or malicious and/or damaging to the Company.
- We are fully aware that English is not the first language of many of our players worldwide. However, at this current time, our policy upholds that this is the only language permitted in our chat application.
In the event of your breaching any of the above provisions relating to the chat facility, the Company shall have the right to remove your chat privilege or even temporarily or permanently terminate your account. Upon such termination the Company shall refund to you any funds which may be in your account over and above any amount which may be owing to the Company at such time (if any).
We reserve the right to report any suspicious chat(s) to the relevant authorities.
PLEASE NOTE: When using the chat facility any personally identifiable information that you submit, can be read, collected, or used by other users of the same chat facility and could be used by third parties to send you unsolicited messages. The Company is not and shall not be responsible for the personally identifiable information that you choose to submit via the chat facility.
20. Customer Service Department and Special Promotions
- For service quality assurance calls made by you to the customer service department may be recorded.
- You hereby expressly consent to the Company using the contact details provided by you on registration to occasionally contact you directly in relation to your use of the Services or any other products or services offered by the Company, its partners or affiliates from time to time.
- The Company will not tolerate any abusive behavior exhibited by users of the Service to the Company's employees. In the event that the Company, in its sole discretion, deems that your behavior, via telephone, live chat, email or otherwise, has been abusive or derogatory towards any of the Company's employees, the Company shall have the right to block or terminate your account with the Company and in such circumstances, the Company shall be under no obligation to refund to you any funds that may be in your account.
- The Company may, from time to time, offer you special promotions. These promotions may be notified to you by various means, including but not limited to (i) email, (ii) telephone, (iii) SMS and (iv) additional windows opening from within the Software. Promotions begin at 00:00 and end at 23:59 GMT on specified dates, unless stated otherwise in the promotion's Terms & Conditions.
- We will provide you with an opt-out option in relation to various types of communications from the Company and should you choose to opt-out from communications the Company shall respect your wishes in such regard.
21. Exchange Rates
You hereby acknowledge and accept that jackpot and other promotional amounts may be displayed on the Site in one currency but actually paid to you in another currency. All currency conversions executed by the Company for the purposes of allowing you to deposit and cash-out money from your account shall be executed by the Company at an exchange rate comparable with daily commercial rates offered by banks and credit card companies.
22. Uninstall and Shortcut Additions
If you are using the download form of the Software and wish to have it uninstalled you will be able to do so via the Add/Remove Programs on your computer. Please note that upon installation of the Software the following shortcuts shall be added to your computer's desktop:
- Quick launch shortcut
- Desktop icon
- Client link from the Start Menu
- Brand folder with client and uninstall link from the Programs option on the Start Menu
- Client link from the Games option on the Start Menu
If you choose to uninstall the Software certain registration keys will remain on your computer in order to maintain responsible gaming rules, and/or monitor fraud attempts.
23. Minimum Hardware Requirements
The minimum recommended specifications for the download version are:
- For PC:
- OS - Windows Home Basic
- CPU - Pentium 1.8 GHz (or AMD equivalent)
- RAM - 760 Mb
- HD - 300 Mb available
- For Mac, once shall be applicable upon Company's sole discretion:
- OS version: Mac OS X 10.6.8
- CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- Memory: 4GB DDR2 667 MHz
- The non-download client is supported on the following browsers: Internet Explorer 10.0 and the latest version of Firefox, Safari and Chrome.
- In relation to the mobile application on the iPhone and iPad, We support version iOS 9.1 and above.
- In relation to the mobile application on the Android operating system the minimum requirements are:
- ARMv7 processor with vector FPU, minimum 550MHz, OpenGL ES 2.0, H.264 and AAC HW decoders
- Android™ 4.4 and above
- 1GB of RAM
Please note that we may discontinue support for outdated versions of the abovementioned hardware or software at our sole discretion.
24. Multi-Currency in Casino
If you have chosen to have your casino bankroll currency in GBP or EUR, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade all versions of casino that you may have installed to the latest version which provides full multi-currency functionality. Should you choose to enter an old casino version that has not yet been upgraded, there will be various inaccuracies in the display for which we take no responsibility whatsoever; For example, the game history of rounds played in your registered currency will appear with the wrong currency symbol and the correct history could be viewed only in the new casino version.
25. Governing Law
The User Agreement and the relationship between the parties shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of Malta and you irrevocably submit, for the benefit of the Company, to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Malta to settle any disputes (including claims for set off and counterclaims) which may arise in connection with the creation, validity, effect, interpretation or performance of, or the legal relationships established by, the User Agreement or otherwise arising in connection with the User Agreement.
26. Language Discrepancies
The User Agreement has been drafted in the English language.
In the event of any discrepancy between the meanings in this English language version of the User Agreement and the meanings in the translated version of this User Agreement which you have agreed to, the meaning in the User Agreement (in either English language version of the User Agreement or the translated version of this User Agreement which you have agreed to) which is most beneficial to you shall prevail.
27. Provisions Relating to Specific Games
You hereby agree that in the event of your winning a jackpot of 20,000 USD or more (or the equivalent in any other currency) in relation to the casino slots games, video slots, video poker or any other jackpot game or machine you will grant to the Company an irrevocable, exclusive and perpetual worldwide right and license, to use your name, photograph and likeness in any media, in connection with the marketing and promotion of the Company and the Site and you will fully cooperate with the Company's representatives in such regard.
The Company reserves the right, for a reasonable period of time, to review your jackpot win to ensure its validity.
Jackpot prizes may be awarded to the winners in up to 24 monthly installments if so decided by the Company at its sole discretion.
You hereby acknowledge that in order to play on our Live Casino a player must meet the following minimum hardware, software and connection requirements:
- 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium III or 100% compatible
- 1 GB RAM
- Keyboard, mouse
- Microsoft XP SP2 or higher
- SVGA graphics card capable of 800 x 600 resolution or higher
- Internet Explorer 8.0, Mozilla 2, Chrome 1/0/0154, Safari 3.0 or later
- Adobe Flash Player 9
- Connection: 256 kbps
Please note that we may discontinue support for outdated versions of the abovementioned hardware or software at our sole discretion.
You hereby agree that in the event that the Live Casino is disconnected due to unsuitable hardware, software and/or connection configurations on the player's part, we shall be under no obligation to refund such player and the Company will not be responsible for any loss, including loss of winnings, which may result.
You hereby acknowledge that all bets placed by you in relation to multi-player poker games are bets placed with other users and not bets placed with or against the Company. The Company does not assume any risk whatsoever for bets placed between you and any other user of the Service. The Company does not under any circumstances either place or accept bets itself.
You understand and agree that all of our multi-player poker games are public and therefore may be reviewed and published by other players, either at the time of the game or thereafter.
We provide multi-player poker games so as to provide a platform for users to play poker and to bet with each other using the Software. In consideration of this service we charge either:
- a commission (known as a rake) which is calculated in accordance with the House Rules; or
- a percentage of the "buy-in" fee for tournaments. For Blast Tournaments, please see here.
On a mobile or tablet device, you will only be able to play one poker game or tournament at a time.
Collusion: Collusion occurs when two or more players attempt to gain an unfair advantage which includes but is not limited to sharing knowledge of their cards or other information, and unless stated otherwise by the Company, by agreeing to split a prize-pool. Any player who colludes or attempts to collude with any other player while using the Service may be permanently banned from using the Service or the Software or any other related services of the Company, their account may be terminated immediately and the Company shall be entitled to retain all monies in such player's account. We have developed and employ sophisticated proprietary technology intended to seek out and identify players acting in collusion. If the Company is informed about suspected collusive behavior, it may, in its sole discretion, terminate suspected players' access to the Service and/or block their accounts and withhold all available funds from within the accounts. No player shall have the right to require the Company to take any other steps against players suspected of collusion, cheating or any other form of fraud.
If you suspect that any player is colluding with another or cheating, you can contact us via email at [email protected] or via the support email address relevant to a White Label Brand.
Chip-Dumping: Chip-dumping occurs when any player deliberately loses a hand in order to deliberately transfer his chips to another player. Any player who is involved in an act of chip-dumping or attempted chip-dumping while using the Service may be permanently banned from using the Service or the Software or any other related services of the Company and such player's account may be terminated immediately. If the Company is informed about suspected Chip-Dumping, it may, in its sole discretion, terminate suspected players' access to the Service and/or block their accounts and all monies in such player's account. In such circumstances the Company will be under no obligation to refund to the relevant player any funds that may be in the account at such time.
If we reasonably suspect that an account or group of accounts are operating systematically in order to gain an advantage over another player or to commit any act in bad faith in relation to the other players or the Company – for example employing specific techniques to disadvantage other players or playing as a group, the Company shall have the right to block or terminate all such accounts and in such circumstances, the Company shall be under no obligation to refund to you any funds that may be in your account.
Software Aids: Please note that in relation to any peer-to-peer games or any other games, you may not use any tools or software other than: (i) tools that provide you with basic game statistics and information that could be useful to beginners, such as hand strength and pot odds indication, (ii) tools which provide you with basic-level advice about the game such as opening hand charts, (iii) tracking software that calculates and displays in-game statistics which are intended to help you organise the information that he already has access to as a player at that specific table (apart from Snap games), and (iv) tools that improve your experience without influencing the game itself or providing any advice (for example enhanced display, keyboard shortcuts and improved visibility), (collectively "Permitted Aids"). For the avoidance of doubt, section (iv) shall not include any software program or external aid which, in our opinion, enables you to find a seat at a poker table or automatically seats you at a poker table.
You may not use any software program, robot or external aid, which is endowed with artificial intelligence or which is not included in the Permitted Aids list (as set out above) (regardless of whether you are actually using the Software). Examples of such prohibited tools, software and external aids are: (i) tools and services that allow for any type of collusion between players, such as showing cards, (ii) tools that assist players to select games in accordance with player identity, (iii) tools or websites that reveal and share information about other players against their will, such as game statistics and overall earnings, (iv) any type of tool that performs any action on behalf of a player at the table, (v) any tool or program that collects information about other players at the tables in the player’s absence, (vi) any tool or program that provides game advice in real time based on the actions of the other players at the table; or (vii) any software program or external aid which, in our opinion, enables you to find a seat at a poker table or automatically seats you at a poker table (collectively “Software Aids”). In the event that we deem that any Software Aid has been used, we reserve the right to take any action we see fit, including immediately blocking access to the Services to the offending user, terminating such user's account and seizing all monies held in such account.
Abuse of the "Sit Out" Feature: The “Sit Out” feature is only intended for taking short breaks between extended periods of play. It is not intended for use while no play is taking place at the table, or for waiting on players to join or leave the table. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to take action against players "sitting out" for excessive periods of time. Players who repeatedly abuse the "Sit Out" feature may be restricted from participating in our poker games either temporarily or indefinitely.
Fraudulent Behaviour: In case of any investigation relating to suspected fraudulent behaviour with regard to poker play involving your account and any other players, we will investigate any such activity, and take any action we reasonably believe is necessary (including blocking said accounts and retaining any funds therein). We are under no obligation to provide details of the investigation and/or funds retained, or whether this has affected your account in any way. We will cooperate with any competent authority investigating such an incident, and funds will be retained by us, until we have received sufficient instructions from the competent authority to either unblock said accounts, or release any portion of the retained funds back to the accounts affected.
Payment Disputes: Each user of the Service is fully responsible for paying any and all monies owed by it to other users of the Service and/or the Company. Any claim which a user of the Service may have for payment of winnings to it in respect of losing bets placed by another user of the Service are against that other user and not the Company. The Company is in no way responsible to pay you if any user of the Service fails to pay his debts for whatever reason, or for taking any action whatsoever against such users. All disputes that arise between users of the Service, including those relating to payment fraud, are not the responsibility of the Company.
If your account is associated with poker fraud in any way – for example through Chip Dumping, Collusion – your account may be terminated, and we will be under no obligation to refund to you the funds from your account. This is irrespective of whether your account can be proven as intentionally receiving funds from a fraudulent user.
In the event of a poker fraud investigation we are under no obligation to accept any explanation provided for the receipt or use of fraudulent funds. If such an investigation is resolved, and your account is reopened, we may choose to remove the amount of fraudulent funds from your bankroll.
No player shall have the right to require the Company to take any steps against players suspected of collusion, cheating or any other form of fraud. The Company will not provide information with regards to investigations or any subsequent outcome. You are fully aware that there is a risk of losing money when gambling by means of the Services and you are fully responsible for any such loss. You agree that your use of the Services is at your sole option, discretion and risk. Other than as stated herein, in relation to your losses you shall have no claims whatsoever against the Company and any of its affiliated entities or any white label partner or their respective directors, officers or employees.
In order to play at the live poker video tables, you will need to have a video camera attached to your computer and click on any table with the webcam icon in the poker lobby.
Players who sit out in a live poker game will be removed from the video table in order to free up the seat for other players on the waiting list (if such waiting list is not empty).
We reserve the right to limit the number of players "viewing" the live poker video tables and change such number from time to time at our sole discretion.
Your use of the live poker video tables is subject to the following rules:
- You shall not make any statements or otherwise behave in a manner that is sexually explicit or grossly offensive, including any expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred or profanity around the table.
- You shall not make any statements or otherwise behave in a manner that is abusive, defamatory or harassing or insulting to other players at the table.
- You shall not make statements or otherwise behave in any manner that attempts to exploit the game for purposes of advertising or promoting any commercial or private interests.
In the event of your breaching any of the above provisions relating to misconduct at the live poker video tables, the Company shall have the right to remove you from the poker room or take any other action deemed necessary, including either temporary suspension or permanent termination of your account. In addition, the Company has the right to deny prizes in promotions related to poker video tables to any entrants that it deems have breached any of the rules, including deliberately covering or obstructing the camera.
Nevertheless, the Company shall not be responsible for any images posted on the webcams or for comments by our members thereon, and we will not be held liable for any perceived insult or injury. The Company is not required to monitor such images and comments, or to inform you of any actions taken against a member once a complaint has been made.
Your participation in the live poker video table will be deemed to be your agreement for the Company to use your name, audio, likeness, image and country for promotional and marketing purposes as it sees fit without the requirement for any payment and you hereby grant the Company the right to do so.
You acknowledge and agree that the Company may film and photograph the poker tables as well as stream live videos from same on the Sites.
You further understand and agree that by entering the live poker table any other players at the table will also be able to use and publish your image and audio without the Company's control and you shall have no claims against the Company in such regard.
Please carefully read the "888sport Sports Betting Rules".
The Company or its affiliate within the 888 corporate group, as applicable, is a member of the European Sports Security Association ("ESSA"), a non-profit making organisation that monitors irregular betting patterns and possible instances of event manipulation. As part of that membership, the Company or its affiliate, as applicable, is a full participant in its early warning system which is geared towards identifying any such betting behaviour.
In the event of a warning being received by the Company, the Company holds the right, in its absolute discretion, to:
(i) suspend the offering of any event or series of events in any of its markets; and
(ii) delay and/or withhold payment on any event or series of events in any of its markets, until the integrity of such event or series of events has been confirmed by the relevant sports federation via ESSA.
Further, in the case of active event manipulation being confirmed as having taken place on any event or series of events by ESSA, acting in conjunction with the appropriate sports governing bodies, the Company holds the right, in its absolute discretion, to suspend any bets placed on such events, either by any individual identified by ESSA as having possessed insider betting knowledge or information or by any other individual who in the reasonable opinion of the Company is connected to, acting in conjunction with or in any way involved with such individual.
The Company reserves the right to withhold payments or void any bet(s) with respect to an event or match, if we have reasonable suspicion or evidence that the following has occurred: (i) the integrity of the event has been questioned; (ii) the betting prices have been manipulated; or (iii) match or event rigging has taken place. Such evidence may include but not be limited to size, volume, or pattern of bets placed with the Company or its affiliates within the 888 corporate group on any Site operated by the Company or any of its affiliates.
If we reasonably believe that any suspicious betting or wagering activity has occurred on your account, such account may be suspended by the Company until any relevant investigation is completed.
If we reasonably suspect that a member is abusing any of our deposit related bonuses in any way, we may choose to terminate the account, and any related accounts across our Services, and withhold any funds from such accounts. A suspicion of abuse may be based on the repeated patterns of deposit/cashout/redeposit purely intended to gain the deposit related bonus.
If we reasonably suspect that the member is abusing our free sites and free games offers, we may choose to terminate the account, and any related accounts across our Services, and withhold any funds from such accounts. If we reasonably suspect that the member is abusing the spirit of the free games sites – for example, by playing repeatedly only with free games, or by purchasing all the tickets for a free game, we may choose to close the account, and any related accounts across our Services, and withhold any funds from such accounts.
If we have reason to suspect that an account or group of accounts are operating systematically – for example employing specific wagering techniques or wagering as a group, the Company shall have the right to block or terminate all accounts and in such circumstances, the Company shall be under no obligation to refund to you any funds that may be in your account.
Last updated: March, 2019
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