26. Provisions Relating to Specific Games
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 may not occupy more than one position at a poker table at any given time, though You may occupy one position at several tables at any given time.
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 one 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. In cases of suspected collusion, the Company shall be entitled to freeze the implicated players’ accounts pending investigation, and/or notify the proper authorities of the suspected activity. 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 that are reasonably determined to have been obtained as a result of collusion. We have developed and employ sophisticated proprietary technology intended to seek out and identify players acting in collusion. If the Company is informed during play about suspected collusive behavior, it may, in its sole discretion, terminate suspected players' access to the Service and/or block their 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chip-Dumping: Chip-dumping occurs when any player deliberately loses a hand in order to transfer his chips to another player. In cases of suspected chip-dumping, the Company shall be entitled to freeze the implicated players’ accounts pending investigation, and/or notify the proper authorities of the suspected activity. 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 your account is associated with poker fraud in any way – for example through Chip Dumping, or Collusion, We will be entitled to freeze your account pending investigation, and/or notify the proper authorities of the suspected activity, the outcome of which may result in the closure of all your accounts, You being barred from future use of the Services, and the forfeiture of funds reasonably determined to have been obtained as a result of such fraud.
Please carefully read the "Sports Betting Rules".
The Company reserves the right to withhold payments or void any bet(s) with respect to an event or game, 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) game 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 on any Site operated by the Company.
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.