Terms and Conditions
GENERAL TERMS & BONUS TERMS
This is version 1.0 of the VIP Stakes General Terms & Bonus Terms, last updated on 25th April 2022
The following definitions are used in these terms and conditions:
"Bonus Terms" means the terms and conditions and/or rules with regard to promotions, bonuses and special offers which may apply to any part of the Services from time to time; Bonus Terms are set out in the section BONUS TERMS of this document, and for Your convenience, You can find them also via the link here Bonus Terms.
"Your Contact Details" are as defined in Paragraph 4.
"Download Terms" means any additional end user terms and conditions of use which You are required to confirm Your agreement to as part of the download and/or installation of any software which You may download in order to be able to use the Website.
"General Terms" means the terms and conditions set out in the section GENERAL TERMS of this document.
"Group" means in relation to any party, a company which is from time to time a subsidiary or the ultimate holding company of that party or another direct or indirect subsidiary of any such ultimate holding company.
"Rules" means the Betting Rules and the Game Rules specifically applicable to the relevant type of betting and/or gaming.
"Services" means, as appropriate, the services offered for the time being by VIP Stakes through the Website and/or via any mobile or tablet application.
"Website" means the website https://vipstakes.com or any page or section thereof for the time being.
"VIP Stakes" means Winzon Group LTD, (Reg. Nr. C89900) of MK Business Centre 115A, Floor 2, Valley road, BIRKIRKARA BKR 9022, Malta.
In addition, where You play any game or place a bet using the Services,
or otherwise use the Services, You agree to be bound by:
- any Rules;
- any Bonus Terms;
- any Download Terms; and
- any other terms, including Additional Terms, applicable to the Services and/or which You are required to confirm Your agreement to as part of the Services
In the event that there is any specific conflict or inconsistency
contract with VIP Stakes, the order of precedence
shall be as follows:
- the Bonus Terms;
- the Betting Rules;
- the Game Rules;
- the Additional Terms;
- the General Terms;
- the Download Terms.
- The following definitions are used in these terms and conditions:
- VIP Stakes; or
- in the case of terms and conditions relating to monies held in Your Account from time to time, to any VIP Stakes company which holds such money as trustee and shall (where appropriate) be deemed to include our agents, partners, and suppliers.
- These General Terms are not intended to create any partnership, agency or joint venture between VIP Stakes and “You”, “Client”, “Subscriber”, “Account Holder”, “Player” or “User”.
to notify You of, we will do so by such method of notification as we
may, in our discretion, deem to be appropriate, which may comprise:
- email (to the email address You have previously supplied us with);
- a message to Your Inbox on the Website; or
- notice on the Website.
OPENING YOUR ACCOUNT
- In order to place a bet or play a game using the Services, You will need to open an account with VIP Stakes ("Your Account" or "Account").
In order to open Your Account for use the Services, You can:
- click on Join now on the Website and follow the on-screen instructions;
- open by such other Account opening method as shall, from time to time be offered by VIP Stakes.
- Your Account will either be operated by VIP Stakes or by another company in its Group for and on behalf of itself and/or the relevant VIP Stakes company with whom You have contracted.
When You open Your Account, You will be asked to provide us with
personal information ("Your Contact Details"). .
- Under the Malta Gaming Authority license (“MGA license”) - the Player’s identity (name, surname), age (date of birth), permanent residential address and e-mail address or other means of contacting the Player by remote means.
- Under the gaming license issued by the Landesverwaltungsamt Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (“Germany license”), i.e., for players with residence in Germany - the Player’s identity (name, surname, maiden name), age (date of birth), place of birth, permanent residential address, e-mail address or other means of contacting the Player by remote means and payment account.
- If You do not wish Your Contact Details to be used by us and our business partners to contact You to inform You with marketing information relating to others of our goods, products, or services or those of our business partners, please indicate that this is the case by ticking the relevant box as instructed when You open an account on the Website or by informing Customer Services
In opening Your Account, You warrant that:
- You understand and accept the risk that, by using the Services, You may, as well as winning money, lose money;
- You are (a) over 18 years of age and (b) above the age at which gambling, or gaming activities are legal under the law or jurisdiction that applies to You ("Relevant Age");
- gambling is not illegal in the territory where You reside;
- You are legally able to enter into contracts;
- You have not been excluded from gambling; and
- You have not already had an Account closed by us at any of the websites operated by us and/or our Group or at Your request under Paragraph 33 (Responsible Gaming/Gambling). If You have managed to open the Account at any of the websites operated by us and/or our Group notwithstanding the prohibition set out in this Clause, (a) all bonuses, free bets and winnings accrued from such bonuses and free bets obtained using that Duplicate Account will be void and forfeited by You, and (b) we may, at our entire discretion, void all winnings and refund all deposits (less amounts in respect of void winnings) made in respect of such Account.
Your Account must be registered in Your own, correct, name and personal
details and it shall only be issued once for You and not duplicated
through any other person, family, household, address (postal and/or IP
and/or device ID and/or SIM card identifier), email address, or any
environment where computers (or other access devices) are shared (e.g.,
schools, workplaces, public libraries etc), computer (or other access
device), and/or account in respect of the Services. Any other accounts
which You open with us, or which are beneficially owned by You in
relation to the Services shall be "Duplicate Accounts". We may
close any Duplicate Account (but shall not be obliged to do so). If we
close a Duplicate Account:
- all bonuses, free bets and winnings accrued from such bonuses and free bets obtained using that Duplicate Account will be void and forfeited by You;
- we may, at our entire discretion, void all winnings and refund all deposits (less amounts in respect of void winnings) made in respect of that Duplicate Account and, to the extent not recovered by us from the relevant Duplicate Account, any amounts to be refunded to us by You in respect of a Duplicate Account may be recovered by us directly from any other of Your Accounts (including any other Duplicate Account); or
- we may, at our entire discretion, allow usage of the Duplicate Account to be deemed valid in which case all losses and stakes placed by or for You through the Duplicate Account shall be retained by us.
- Besides the avatars provided by us, You can also upload your own avatar image. You can use any image for your avatar as long as it's not an image someone else owns the copyright to, or an image that is obscene, indecent, abusive and or offensive. Avatar images that violate VIP Stakes terms will be removed without warning and Your Account might be blocked.
- We reserve the right to refuse certain Player registrations or close a Player account at our sole discretion, however any contractual obligations already made will be honoured.
- It shall not be permitted for any Players to sell, transfer and/or acquire accounts to/from other Players as well as transfer funds from one member’s account to another.
VERIFICATION OF YOUR IDENTITY; ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
You warrant that:
- You are the rightful owner of the money which You at any time deposit in Your Account and the money deposited is not derived from any activity which is illegal.
- Whilst we are undertaking any Checks from time to time, we may restrict You from withdrawing funds from Your Account and/or prevent access to all or certain parts of the Website. Please note that we may from time to time re-perform the Checks for regulatory, security or other business reasons. If any such restrictions cause You a problem, please contact Customer Services.
In certain circumstances we may have to contact You and ask You to
provide further information to us directly in order to complete the
Checks. For this purpose, we will be entitled, at our sole discretion,
to require that You provide us with a copy of your ID document , proof
of address, utility bills, bank details, bank statements, bank
references and other Know Your Client (“KYC”) documents and information
(notarised or certified copies may be requested if deemed necessary).
Until such information has been supplied to our satisfaction, we may prevent any activity to be undertaken by You in relation to the Account or we may, where we reasonably believe that deliberately incorrect information has been provided by You, keep any amount deposited on the Account following the closure of the Account by us.
Under the MGA license VIP Stakes will request for a
Player to be verified if deposits amount to 2000 EUR or the currency
equivalent or above, over a rolling period of 180 days. The Player’s
identity (name, surname), age (date of birth), permanent residential
address and e-mail address or other means of contacting the Player by
remote means need to be verified.
Under the Germany license VIP Stakes will request for a Player to be verified upon a Player’s account registration. The Player’s identity (name, surname, maiden name), age (date of birth), place of birth, permanent residential address, e-mail address or other means of contacting the Player by remote means and payment account need to be verified.
In all cases VIP Stakes will perform Politically Exposed Persons and Sanctions Lists checks upon a Player’s account registration, and repeatedly time after time as per VIP Stakes’s KYC requirements, anti-fraud measures and comply with anti-money laundering (“AML”) regulations.
In the event of further clarifications required VIP Stakes reserves the right to request for further documentation or authentication. Regardless of the above VIP Stakes reserves the right to request Player to be verified and undergo KYC procedure upon each withdrawal request to fulfil VIP Stakes’s KYC requirements, anti-fraud measures and comply with AML regulations.
It may be an offence for persons under the Relevant Age to make use of
the Website. If we are unable to confirm that You are the Relevant Age,
then we may suspend Your Account until such time that we are able to
confirm that You are the Relevant Age. If You are subsequently proven to
have been under the Relevant Age at the time You made any gambling or
gaming transactions with us, then:
- Your Account will be closed;
- all transactions made whilst You were underage, will be made void, and all related funds deposited by You will be returned by the payment method used for the deposit of such funds, wherever practicable;
- any deposits made whilst You were under the Relevant Age will be returned to You; and
- any winnings which You have accrued during such time when You were under the Relevant Age will be forfeited by You (and may be deducted from the amount of any deposit returned under Clause 5.6.3 and You will return to us on demand any such funds which have been withdrawn from Your Account.
- We comply with Maltese and European laws, regulations and guidelines for the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing. All transactions made by Players on our Website are checked to prevent money laundering, terrorist financing and other illegal activity.
- It is unlawful for a Player to deposit any sort of funds from ill-gotten means. We carry out monitoring procedures in regard to transactions in order to prevent money laundering. Whenever a transaction is deemed to be suspicious, we reserve the right to report it to the relevant authorities. Furthermore, in the event of any suspicious transactions/activities, we may suspend, block, or close the account(s) of the relevant Player(s) and withhold funds as may be required by law and/or by the competent authorities.
- You warrant that:
USERNAME, PASSWORD, PIN and CUSTOMER INFORMATION
- After opening Your Account, You must take all reasonable steps to avoid disclosing (whether deliberately or accidentally) Your username, password and/or Account number to anyone else, including ensuring that up-to-date security software is downloaded onto Your computer (or other access devices).
- All transactions made where Your username and password and/or Account number have been entered correctly will be regarded as valid, whether or not authorised by You, and we shall not be liable for any claims in the event that You disclose Your username, password or Account number to anyone else (whether deliberately or accidentally).
- If You have lost or forgotten Your Account details or have reason to believe that such details are known to an unauthorised third party, please contact us immediately for a replacement through Customer Services, details of which can be found in the Help page of the Website.
- You are advised to choose a strong and non-predictable password for your security.
DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS FROM YOUR ACCOUNT
If You wish to participate in the Services, You must deposit monies into
Your Account from an account or source of which You are the account
holder. Deposits are immediately credited to Your Account. Such monies
may (subject to Paragraph 5) then be used by You to place bets or play
games. Further details of how to deposit, withdraw and transfer funds
can be found in the Deposit page of the Help page of the Website. If You
use a payment method in respect of which You are not the account holder,
we reserve the right to treat any deposit into the Account as being
invalid (and any winnings arising from such deposit as void) pending the
satisfactory completion of all relevant Checks.
All real money deposits must be wagered 1 time before a withdrawal
can be made. E.g., if You deposit 25 EUR You must make 25 EUR worth
of wagers before a withdrawal may be requested.
VIP Stakes reserves the right to charge a 10% fee in case the Player requests a withdrawal without the Account turnover that is equal or more than the amount of funds deposited.
Additionally, regarding any withdrawal of the funds from the Player’s account, VIP Stakes reserves the right to charge a fee to the Player, which represents the costs VIP Stakes incurs in processing that payment to the Player (or a reasonable estimate of those costs). Such processing fee (if imposed) will be notified to the Player before withdrawing the Player's funds.
- Upon requesting a withdrawal all active bonuses and any winnings accrued from bonus funds or promotions will be removed from Your Account.
- All real money deposits must be wagered 1 time before a withdrawal can be made. E.g., if You deposit 25 EUR You must make 25 EUR worth of wagers before a withdrawal may be requested.
- You further agree not to make any chargebacks, reversals or otherwise cancel any deposits into Your Account, and in any such event to refund and compensate us for such unpaid deposits including any expenses incurred by us in the process of collecting Your deposit. For the avoidance of doubt, Your Account shall not be used by You as a bank account and, should we become aware of deposits into and withdrawals from Your Account without commensurate betting or gaming activity, we reserve the right to deduct an administration charge (whether or not we close or suspend the Account).
- Your Account is not a bank account and is therefore not insured, guaranteed, sponsored, or otherwise protected by any deposit or banking insurance system or by any other similar insurance system. Any monies deposited with us in Your Account shall not attract any interest. Monies deposited with us are held under a normal bank account and/or escrow account in the name of VIP Stakes or another VIP Stakes company, which holds the monies in the account on trust for You and other persons entitled. As such, in the event of our insolvency, You would be entitled to claim any monies held on trust for You in such an account, but You would have no protection under any statutory deposit guarantee scheme.
To the extent required by Your local law or tax or other authorities You
are responsible for reporting Your winnings and losses arising from the
For German players there is a legal requirement from the authority to charge tax on all online slots. The tax percentage is currently 5,3% for every play which will be added to the price, except on bets of 0,1 EUR of which there will be added 0,01 EUR.
You can set a deposit limit on Your Account in any one day. This limit
cannot be increased without giving us 24 hours' notice of Your wish to
increase Your deposit limit and only when 24 hours have elapsed from
Your request for such an increase will the increase apply. For details
of how to set up a deposit limit please contact Customer Services, or
(where Your Account is for the Website) set up the limit through the
Website by clicking on My Account, then Update Account Details. Any
confirmed reductions to your deposit limit will be of immediate effect.
Nevertheless, we reserve the right to set any maximum amount of funds that can be deposited per timeframe or transaction on Your Account.
Subject to Paragraph 13 (Closure of Your Account; Termination of the
any time provided that:
- all payments made into Your Account have been confirmed as cleared and none have been charged-back, reversed or otherwise cancelled;
- any Checks referred to in Paragraph 5 above have been completed by us to our satisfaction; and
- You have complied with any other relevant withdrawal conditions affecting Your Account (e.g., any applicable Bonus Terms).
- The minimum withdrawal amount is 25 EUR or the currency equivalent. Under the Germany license allowed currency is only EUR.
- On any withdrawal approved by us, provided that You give us sufficient information as to how the funds should be transferred to You, we will return the relevant funds to You in accordance with Clause 7.7 (less charges incurred, or any other amount required to be deducted from Your withdrawal in order to comply with any applicable law).
- We will attempt to accommodate Your request regarding the payment method and/or currency of payment of Your withdrawal. This, however, cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, we may process and pay withdrawals in a different payment method and/or currency than the one requested by You. Whenever possible, the withdrawal will be remitted to the same account from where the deposit originated (any charges associated with relevant payment methods are set out in the Withdrawal tab of the Website). Similarly, in certain cases, the currency of Your withdrawal may not be the currency in which Your deposit was made or that was otherwise requested by You.
- For any transaction, which requires a currency exchange, the applicable exchange rate will depend respectively, depending on the transaction type, either on Your bank/ payment processor or our payment processing system. Under the Germany license allowed currency is only EUR.
Inactive Account Fee. If Your Account is not used (no wager has been
recorded in Your Account) during the period of 12 months, Your Account
will be deemed as inactive. Once Your Account becomes inactive, we may
charge You a monthly maintenance fee of 5% of the Account balance,
subject to a minimum of 5 EUR or the currency equivalent per month
("Inactive Account Fee") and deduct the Inactive Account Fee from Your
The fee will be charged as long as the inactive Account has a positive balance or until such an Account will be reactivated. Following 12 months of uninterrupted inactivity, we will send a reminder mail to You via the e-mail address saved in Your Account details. After sending this reminder mail by us, You will have 30 days to perform wagering in Your Account. If no wagering is registered within this 30-days period, the Inactive Account Fee will be deducted from the balance. If the balance is less than 5 EUR or the currency equivalent, then the whole amount will be deducted.
After a period of 5 years the inactive Account will be classified as dormant. Any Player funds appropriated by VIP Stakes in terms of this Clause shall be used to fund responsible gaming endeavors, whether of VIP Stakes itself or of third parties. After failing to remit the funds to You, we will send a final notice to You informing that the funds will be appropriated by us if You do not provide a means for the funds to be remitted to You. Such notice will be sent to You through every means of communication available to us, including by post. We will prescribe the remaining funds in our favor after the lapse of 5 years from the date of final notice has been sent to You.
Inactive Account Fee will not be charged to an account which is deemed to be inactive following a self-exclusion requested by You throughout the period of self-exclusion, provided that after the period of self-exclusion lapses, Inactive Account Fee will be charged if You remain inactive after the lapse of the self-exclusion for the period of 3 months. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to close Your Account if Your self-exclusion period is greater than 6 months; in such case, if this does not infringe on applicable AML legislation, we will refund the remaining balance to You.
You may request reimbursement of Inactive Account Fees when You could not access Your Account due to health-related impediments, provided that in any such case, the onus shall be on You to provide adequate proof of such justification, in the absence of which we are not obliged to reimburse charged Inactive Account Fees.
- Player winnings are subject to maximum limits (i.e., maximum win cap) for each consecutive 7 calendar days, irrespective of the number of bets, the total stakes invested, or however placed. These maximums apply even if the level of potential winnings exceeds these amounts;
- Our maximum winnings for each Player in any consecutive 7 calendar days is 10,000 EUR or the currency equivalent (for the sake of clarity, in case the Player has won more than the maximum winning amount and/or within the period stated herein, the residual amount will be cancelled);
- It is the Player’s responsibility to follow up his/her number of bets, the total stakes invested or however placed, and maximum winnings he/she can gain within the period stated herein;
- The foregoing does not apply to winnings of progressive jackpots (jackpots are not available for players with residence in Germany and therefore this Clause is not applicable).
- Maximum Withdrawals. Unless specifically authorized by us in writing, Player may withdraw 10,000 EUR or the currency equivalent from his/her Account in every 30 calendar days period. All other winnings will be paid in monthly instalments of 10,000 EUR or the currency equivalent every 30 calendar days. Under the Germany license allowed currency is only EUR.
VIP Stakes shall not accept cash from a Player and
the payment methods currently available include:
a) credit cards;
b) debit cards;
c) electronic transfer;
d) wire transfer;
We reserve the right to change the accepted methods of payment at our sole discretion. We further reserve the right to accept certain methods of payment only subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions. We do not warrant that all methods of payment are available at all times. To verify which payment and withdrawal methods that are currently available, and the time lapse these takes to process kindly visit our Banking page/tab on the Website.
- If the Player uses payment through a virtual wallet, the e-mail address must be the same as the address sent to VIP Stakes during registration.
- Withdrawals are effected within 3-5 business days, if practicable, after receipt of the request, if the Player successfully passed verification and KYC procedures if such are requested by Payments department in line with these General Terms and subject to complying with AML regulations. In case, if there is a large winning (5000 EUR or the currency equivalent or more) or jackpot winning (jackpots are not available for players with residence in Germany and therefore this section of this Clause is not applicable), it may take longer to process the withdrawal request in order to verify the winning (with a third party where relevant) and to complete all required Checks.
- Subject to our discretion, a KYC procedure is carried on each withdrawal or whenever necessary.
- It is also important to note that there might be cases when a bank does not support withdrawals to VISA or Mastercard or when particular payment method does not support pay-outs. Any money We cannot deposit to Your payment method will be paid by an alternative method of Your choice. In such cases, please request your withdrawal by contacting the Payments department or Customer Services and provide them with the details necessary to process the withdrawal. For more information regarding withdrawal or deposit processing time and fees, please refer to the table on Banking page on the Website.
Money for which a withdrawal request has been made, shall not be wagered
in so far as the request has not yet been fulfilled. Furthermore, money
for which a withdrawal request has been made, and which has not yet been
paid out due to any withdrawal restriction imposed on the Player by us,
shall be paid out to the Player automatically and shall not require
further withdrawal requests.
For the avoidance of doubt, fees and any other charges deducted from the Account shall not be considered to amount to Players’ funds once these have been deducted (e.g., such fees and charges are no longer part of the Player’s funds).
- If the Account has been dormant, closed, blocked, or excluded for any reason and for any period of time You may contact our Customer Services to recover any pending funds that You might still have in the Account. Our Customer Services will immediately launch an investigation into the claim, and You will be contacted back with information of how the funds will be transferred back to You. If there is a dispute over the Account or the funds held within it, we will contact the competent authority for an opinion on the best way forward.
- We reserve the right to delay and/or stop the processing of a withdrawal until final approval has been received for any outstanding deposit transaction or in the event that Your original deposited funds are not received within 24 hours. If the original funds are not received within 24 hours all winnings will be cancelled.
- If You wish to participate in the Services, You must deposit monies into Your Account from an account or source of which You are the account holder. Deposits are immediately credited to Your Account. Such monies may (subject to Paragraph 5) then be used by You to place bets or play games. Further details of how to deposit, withdraw and transfer funds can be found in the Deposit page of the Help page of the Website. If You use a payment method in respect of which You are not the account holder, we reserve the right to treat any deposit into the Account as being invalid (and any winnings arising from such deposit as void) pending the satisfactory completion of all relevant Checks.
LEGAL USE OF THE WEBSITE
- Access to or use of the Website or any of the Services via the Website may not be legal for some or all residents of or persons in certain countries. We do not intend that the Website should be used for betting, gaming, or any other purposes by persons in countries in which such activities are illegal. The fact that the Website is accessible in any such country or appears in the official language of any such country shall not be construed as a representation or warranty with respect to the legality or otherwise of the access to and use of the Website, and the making of deposits or receipt of any winnings from Your Account. The availability of the Website does not constitute an offer, solicitation, or invitation by us for the use of or subscription to betting, gaming or other services in any jurisdiction in which such activities are prohibited by law.
There are several bases for the restriction of providing Services via
the Website to You as a Player, the most common are:
- Restrictions imposed by the respective country You are holding citizenship, or You are located (living or having a permanent or temporary residence) that either (a) prohibits its citizens from participating in online gambling or (b) prohibits to access to the online gambling services from its territory or (c) requires a specialized or local license to allow online gambling operations in Your country;
- Restrictions imposed by banks, payment service providers, and payment networks (like VISA and MasterCard), please note that even for supported countries we are not able to guarantee successful credit card payment processing in all cases, since banks and payment service providers issuing credit cards may block or reject such transactions at their discretion;
- Certain games may be unavailable in certain countries, as required by policies of game providers which may change from time to time;
- Our policies indicate that we do not offer our Services to the persons from non-reputable jurisdictions in respect of which there is an international call for counter-measures;
- Nevertheless, the above restrictions, we may at our own discretion to not offer our Services to the persons from one or several countries, which we may change time after time.
- The Players understand and accept that VIP Stakes is unable to provide them with any legal advice or assurances and that it is their sole responsibility to ensure that at all times they comply with the laws that govern them and that they have the complete legal right to play the Games. Any participation in the Games is at their sole option, discretion and risk. By playing the Games, they acknowledge that they do not find the Games or Services to be offensive, objectionable, unfair, or indecent in any way.
PLACING YOUR BET AND/OR GAMING USING THE SERVICES
- In order to place a bet or access a Service You should follow the instructions provided at the Help page.
- It is Your responsibility to ensure that the details of any bet, stake or similar transaction that You place using the Services (" Transaction ") are correct, i.e., when using the Website (either directly, through an application or otherwise) in accordance with the relevant Betting Rules or Game Rules, as appropriate.
- Your Transaction history can be accessed by You by clicking My Account on the Website, or through our Customer Services (including by opting to receive a written statement).
- Once a Transaction has been accepted by us, You cannot cancel the transaction unless we agree otherwise.
- We may, at our discretion (and provided that neither You nor we gain any unfair advantage), elect to accept a bet notwithstanding that the relevant event has begun. In respect of gaming, the relevant Rules shall set out the point at which no further stakes will be accepted by us.
- We reserve the right to adjust the minimum/maximum bets, stakes or similar transaction that You place using the Services per timeframe or transaction on Your Account.
- We may cancel or amend a Transaction pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph 5 (Verification of Your Identity), Paragraph 12 (Collusion, Cheating, Fraud and Criminal Activity) or Paragraph 19 (Errors or Omissions).
REMOTE GAMING OR BETTING
Where You are accessing the Services via an electronic form of
communication You should be aware that:
In relation to Your use of the Website for the placing of bets or
playing of games:
- You may be using a connection or equipment which is slower than such equipment used by others and this may affect Your performance in time critical events offered via the Website;
- You may encounter system flaws, faults, errors or service interruption which will be dealt with in accordance with Paragraph 18 (IT Failure);
- the Game Rules for each event or game offered via the Website are available and should be considered by You prior to Your use of the Services offered via the Website; and in relation to Your use of the Services, if You are betting on an "in running" event, You may not at any relevant time be able to see or otherwise be provided with the most up-to-date information in relation to the relevant event. We shall not be liable to You in respect of any losses suffered or costs incurred by You as a result of any delay in the transmission of information relating to any "in running" event.
- In relation to Your use of the Website for the placing of bets or playing of games:
- Where You are accessing the Services via an electronic form of communication You should be aware that:
MARKETING AND PROMOTION
In the event that a Player wins an amount equal to 3000 EUR or the currency equivalent or more, through the use of the Software or the Service, the Player agrees to give VIP Stakes the exclusive permanent and irrevocable right and authorization to use the Player’s name, photograph, and portrait in all media as part of VIP Stakes’s marketing and promotional needs, and for its Internet site(s), on a worldwide level, and to be fully cooperative with company representatives including support staff.
COLLUSION, CHEATING, FRAUD AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
- VIP Stakes prohibits Player collusion and takes measures to prohibit use of devices, such as robots, that distort normal games play.
The following practices (or any of them) in relation to the Services :
- abuse of bonuses or other promotions; and/or
- using unfair external factors or influences (commonly known as cheating); and/or
- taking unfair advantage (as defined in Clause 12.6.3);
- opening any Duplicate Accounts; and/or
- undertaking fraudulent practice or criminal activity (as defined in Clause 12.6),
- If You suspect a person is engaged in any Prohibited Practice, You shall as soon as reasonably practicably report it to us by e-mailing us or telephoning Customer Services.
- You agree that You shall not participate in or be connected with any form of Prohibited Practice in connection with Your access to or use of the Services.
- we have reasonable grounds to believe that You have participated in or have been connected with any form of Prohibited Practice (and the basis of our belief shall include the use by us (and by our gaming partners and our other suppliers) of any fraud, cheating and collusion detection practices which are used in the gambling and gaming industry at the relevant time); or
- You have placed bets and/or played online games with any other online provider of gambling services and are suspected (as a result of such play) of any Prohibited Practice or otherwise improper activity; or
- we become aware that You have "charged back" or denied any of the purchases or deposits that You made to Your Account; or
For the purposes of this Paragraph 12:
- a "fraudulent practice" means any fraudulent activity engaged in by You or by any person acting on Your behalf or in collusion with You, and shall include, without limitation: (a) fraudulent charge-backs; (b) the use by You or any other person who was participating in the same game as You at any time, of a stolen, cloned or otherwise unauthorised credit or debit card, as a source of funds; (c) the collusion by You with others in order to gain an unfair advantage (including through bonus schemes or similar incentives offered by us); (d) any attempt to register false or misleading account information; (e) any actual or attempted act by You which is reasonably deemed by us to be illegal in any applicable jurisdiction, made in bad faith, or intended to defraud us and/or circumvent any contractual or legal restrictions, regardless of whether such act or attempted act actually causes us any damage or harm;
- a "criminal activity" shall include, without limitation, money laundering and any offence under of the Gambling Act; and
an "unfair advantage" shall include, without limitation:
- the exploitation of a fault, loophole or error in our or any third party's software used by You in connection with the Services (including in respect of any game);
- the use of automated Players ('bots'), or other 3rd party software or analysis systems; or
- the exploitation by You, of an 'Error' as defined in Clause 18.1, in any case either to Your advantage and/or to the disadvantage of us or other.
- these practices all serve the result to distort the normal play of games.
- In exercising any of our rights under Clause 12.5 in relation to a Prohibited Practice, we shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that, while complying with our regulatory and other legal obligations, we exercise such rights in a manner which is fair to You and to our other customers.
- We reserve the right to inform relevant authorities, other online gaming or gambling operators, other online service providers and banks, credit card companies, electronic payment providers or other financial institutions of Your identity and of any suspected Prohibited Practice by You, and You shall cooperate fully with us to investigate any such activity.
- You can close Your Account temporarily or permanently at any time. The corresponding settings can be made in Your Account or by notifying Customer Services.
If you contact Customer Services, we will appreciate if You:
- indicate the period for which You wish to close Your Account, and
- state the reasons why You wish to close Your Account.
- In case Your Account is being closed temporarily, You still have limited access to Your Account and can view Your Account and place withdrawal requests (subject to Clause 13.5 and Clause 13.6), but you cannot make any deposits or place bets. The temporary account closure ends automatically after the specified period has expired. However, You can reactivate Your Account at any time according to Clause 13.7.
- In case Your Account is being closed permanently, we will return any outstanding balance in Your Account to You (subject to Clause 13.5 and Clause 13.6), and once Your Account has NIL balance, You will then no longer have access to Your Account. However, You can reactivate Your Account at any time by contacting Customer Services according to Clause 13.7.
- When repaying the outstanding balance on Your Account, we shall use the same method of payment that You provided upon registration of Your Account, or such other payment method as we may reasonably select.
- In the event of closure of Your Account because of gambling addiction (including but not limited to Paragraph 33) or if Your Account has been closed due to fraud (including but not limited to Paragraph 13) You acknowledge that You are prohibited from opening a new Account. We will not be liable if You manage to open a new Account, for such action nor for any direct or indirect consequential damages. We shall have the right to close, at any time, a new Account opened in breach of the requirement stated herein.
CLOSURE AND TERMINATION BY YOU
CLOSURE AND TERMINATION BY US
SUSPENSION BY US
ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SERVICES
- You are solely responsible for the supply and maintenance of all the computer (or other access device) equipment and telecommunications networks and internet access services that You need to use in order to access the Services. We will not be liable in any way whatsoever for any losses caused to You (whether resulting from loss of service, poor internet connectivity, insufficient bandwidth or otherwise) by the internet or any telecommunications service provider that You have engaged in order to access the Services. For the avoidance of doubt, VIP Stakes does not make any representation or give any warranty as to the compatibility of the Services with any particular 3rd party software or hardware, including (for the avoidance of doubt) 3rd party analysis or ‘Bot’ programmes which promise certain results from any of the Services.
- Under no circumstances should You use the Services for any purpose which is or is likely to be considered to be defamatory, abusive, obscene, unlawful, of a racist, sexist or other discriminatory nature, or which could cause offence. You must not use any abusive or aggressive language or images, swear, threaten, harass or abuse any other person, including other users, via the Website, or attempt to pass Yourself off as being any other person, or behave in such a manner towards any our staff used to provide the Services, Customer Services, or any helpdesk or support function which we make available to You.
- You shall use the Website for personal entertainment only and shall not be allowed to provide access or reproduce the Website or any part of it in any form whatsoever without our express consent, including creating links to it.
You shall be solely liable in respect of any content uploaded by You
onto the Website ("Uploaded Content") and, in uploading any such content
You represent and warrant that;
- You have obtained all necessary approvals, consents, licences and permissions required in respect of the Uploaded Content and that the reproduction of the Uploaded Content on the Website will not infringe the copyright, trademark, confidential information or any other intellectual property rights whatsoever of any third party;
- the Uploaded Content will not contain any material in breach of Clause 14.2 or any code in breach of Clause 14.3;
- the Uploaded Content will comply with all laws and regulations (including, in particular, those relating to data protection and privacy); and
- VIP Stakes is entitled to use and sub-licence the use of the Uploaded Content at its sole discretion.
- Any material (other than Software under Paragraph 16) downloaded by You from the Website shall be downloaded entirely at your own risk and VIP Stakes shall not be liable in respect of any loss of data or other damage caused by any such download.
- Where we have reason to believe that Your use of the Services is in breach of Clauses 14.2, 14.3, 14.4 or 14.5 we shall, without prejudice to any of our other rights, be entitled forthwith to remove from the Website any offending content.
BETTING AND GAMING TERMS
Expressions used in the betting and gaming industry are numerous. Where
appropriate, a glossary explaining the meaning of commonly used betting
and gaming expressions is available through the Help pages on the
Website. Should You be in any doubt as to the meaning of any expression,
- look up its meaning in the glossary in the relevant Help page relating to the event or game You are betting or gaming on;
- If You are still in any doubt, contact Customer Services for clarification; and
- not place any bet or game on any event until its meaning is understood to Your satisfaction, because we cannot accept any responsibility if You place a bet or game via the products offered via the Services in circumstances where You do not understand any of the terms involved in or relating to the bet or game.
- Expressions used in the betting and gaming industry are numerous. Where appropriate, a glossary explaining the meaning of commonly used betting and gaming expressions is available through the Help pages on the Website. Should You be in any doubt as to the meaning of any expression, You should:
ALTERATION OF THE WEBSITE
We may, in our absolute discretion, alter or amend any product or service (including any prices offered) available through the Website at any time for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing provision of the Website, but without prejudice to any games and/or bets already in progress at the time of such amendment. From time to time, we may restrict You from accessing some parts of the Website for the purpose of maintenance of the Website and/or alteration or amendment of any of the games and/or products available through the Website.
THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
- It may be necessary to provide You with software ("Software") supplied by third parties to enable You to use the products offered through the Services, in particular our download Games products.
- It is Your responsibility to ensure that any Software is downloaded onto Your computer (or other access device) in a manner compatible with Your own computer's (or other access device’s) specific set-up. For the avoidance of doubt, we shall not be liable to the extent that the incorrect downloading of any Software has an adverse effect on the operation of Your computer (or other access device).
- Where problems occur in the software or hardware used by us to provide the Services, we will take all reasonable steps to remedy the problem as soon as practicable. Where such problems cause a game to be interrupted in circumstances where it cannot be restarted from exactly the same position without any detriment to You or other Players, we will take all reasonable steps to treat You in a fair manner (which may include reinstating the balance on Your Account to the position existing following completion of the last bet or game logged on VIP Stakes's server immediately prior to the occurrence of the problem).
If a game is started but miscarries due to a failure of our computer
operating system, and is unable to be resumed on the next login, we
- refund the amount wagered in the game to the Player by crediting it to the Player’s account or, if the account no longer exists, by paying it to the Player in an approved manner; and
- if the Player has an accrued credit at the time the game miscarries, credit to the Player’s account the monetary value of the credit or, if the account no longer exists, pay it to the Player in an approved manner;
- inform immediately the Authority of the circumstances of the incident;
- refrain from conducting a further game if the game is likely to be affected by the same failure.
- Provided that the Authority may, by written notice to the licensee, give the licensee other directions which the Authority considers appropriate in the circumstances.
- We do not accept any liability whatsoever for problems caused by the equipment which You or other Players are using to access the Services, or faults relating to Your or their internet service provider.
ERRORS OR OMISSIONS
A number of circumstances may arise where a bet or wager is accepted, or
a payment is made, by us in error. A non-exhaustive list of such
circumstances is as follows:
- where we mis-state any odds or terms of a bet or gaming wager to You as a result of obvious error or omission in inputting the information or setting up a market, or as a result of a computer (or other access device) malfunction;
where we have made a 'palpable error'. A palpable error occurs
- in relation to bets placed prior to an event taking place, the prices/terms offered are materially different from those available in the general market; or
- in relation to any event, the price/terms offered at the time the bet is placed are clearly incorrect given the probability of the event occurring;
- where we have continued to accept bets on a market which should have been suspended, including where the relevant event is in progress (except where 'in-running' bets are accepted) or had already finished (sometimes referred to as 'late bets');
- where an error has been made as a result of a Prohibited Practice under Clause 19.1;
- where we should not have accepted, or have the right to cancel or re-settle, a bet pursuant to the Betting Rules (for example due to 'Related Contingencies');
- where an error is made by us as to the amount of winnings/returns that are paid to You, including as a result of a manual or computer (or other access device) input error; or
- where an error has been made by us as to the amount of free bets and/or bonuses that are credited to Your Account, any such circumstances being referred to as an "Error".
We reserve the right to:
- correct any Error made on a bet placed and re-settle the same at the correct price or terms which were available or should have been available through VIP Stakes (absent the publishing error) at the time that the bet was placed, and the bet will be deemed to have taken place on the terms which were usual for that bet; or
- where it is not reasonably practicable to correct and re-settle under Clause 19.2.1 above, to declare the bet void and return Your stake into Your Account; or
- in circumstances where the Error has resulted from a Prohibited Practice, to take the steps set out in Clause 12.5.
- Any monies which are credited to Your Account or paid to You as a result of an Error shall be deemed, pending resolution under Clause 19.2, to be held by You on trust for us and shall be immediately repaid to us when a demand for payment is made by us to You. Where such circumstances exist, if You have monies in Your Account, we may reclaim these monies from Your Account pursuant to Clause 7.4. We agree that we shall use all reasonable endeavours to detect any Errors and inform You of them as soon as reasonably practicable.
- Neither we (including our employees or agents) nor our partners or suppliers shall be liable for any loss, including loss of winnings, that results from any Error by us or an error by You.
- You shall inform us as soon as reasonably practicable should You become aware of any Error.
- Where You have used monies which have been credited to Your Account or awarded to You as a result of an Error to place subsequent bets or play games, we may cancel such bets and/or withhold any winnings which You may have won with such monies, and if we have paid out on any such bets or gaming activities, such amounts shall be deemed to be held by You on trust for us and You shall be immediately repaid to us when a demand for payment is made by us to You.
- A number of circumstances may arise where a bet or wager is accepted, or a payment is made, by us in error. A non-exhaustive list of such circumstances is as follows:
EXCLUSION OF OUR LIABILITY
- Your access to and use of the Services is at Your sole option, discretion, and risk. We shall not be liable for any attempts by You to use the Services by methods, means or ways not intended by us.
SAVE AS PROVIDED IN OUR BETTING RULES AND SUBJECT TO CLAUSE 19.5, OUR
MAXIMUM LIABILITY (INCLUDING THAT OF OUR PARENT AND SUBSIDIARY
COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES)
ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES (OR ANY PART OF THE SERVICES AND
WHETHER UTILISING THE WEBSITE), WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES UNDER
BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, WILL BE
- (WHERE OUR LIABILITY RELATES TO A BET OR STAKE) THE AMOUNT OF THE BET OR STAKE PLACED BY YOU IN RESPECT OF WHICH OUR LIABILITY HAS ARISEN;
- (WHERE OUR LIABILITY RELATES TO THE MISAPPLICATION OF FUNDS) THE AMOUNT OF MONEY IN YOUR ACCOUNT THAT HAS BEEN MISPLACED BY US; AND
- (IN RESPECT OF ANY OTHER VIP Stakes LIABILITY) ONE THOUSAND EURO (1,000 EURO).
- In the event that VIP Stakes is found liable in any way, by a court of law and/or a similar authority, with legal competence and/or jurisdiction over VIP Stakes, then VIP Stakes’s liability is limited to the amount of ten thousand euros whichever is the lesser. Alternatively, when relevant and applicable, the amount recorded in the VIP Stakes Account or the amount transferred into or out of the VIP Stakes Account, whichever is the lesser.
WE (INCLUDING OUR PARENT AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS,
DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU, WHETHER
SUCH LIABILITY ARISES IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR
OTHERWISE, IN RESPECT OF ANY:
- LOSS OF DATA;
- LOSS OF PROFITS
- LOSS OF REVENUE;
- LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY;
- LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO GOODWILL OR REPUTATION;
- BUSINESS INTERRUPTION; OR
which we may have in respect of:
- fraud (including fraudulent misrepresentation); or
- death or personal injury caused by our negligence.
You will fully indemnify, defend, and hold us and our officers,
directors, employees, agents, contractors, and suppliers harmless from
and against any and all losses, costs, expenses, claims, demands,
liabilities and damages (including legal fees), however caused, that may
arise, whether or not reasonably foreseeable, as a result of or in
- the access to and use of the Services by You or by anyone else using Your username and password; and/or
- You will fully indemnify, defend, and hold us and our officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, and suppliers harmless from and against any and all losses, costs, expenses, claims, demands, liabilities and damages (including legal fees), however caused, that may arise, whether or not reasonably foreseeable, as a result of or in connection with:
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
- All website design, text, graphics, music, sound, photographs, video, the selection and arrangement thereof, software compilations, underlying source code, software and all other material contained forming any part of the Services are subject to copyright and other proprietary rights which are either owned by us or used under licence from third party rights owners. To the extent that any material comprised within the Services may be downloaded or printed then such material may be downloaded to a single device only (and hard copy portions may be printed) solely for Your own personal and non-commercial use.
- All intellectual property rights in the name "VIP Stakes", the logos, designs, trademarks, and other distinctive brand features of VIP Stakes and any content provided by VIP Stakes or any third party for inclusion on the Website vest in VIP Stakes or the applicable third party. You agree not to display or use such logos, designs, trademarks, and other distinctive brand features in any manner without our prior written consent.
VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You shall not:
- corrupt the Website;
- attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the servers on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website;
- flood the Website with information, multiple submissions or "spam";
- knowingly or negligently use any features which may affect the function of the Website in any way for example (but not limited to) releasing or propagating viruses, worms, trojans, logic bombs or similar material that is malicious or harmful;
- interfere or tamper with, remove or otherwise alter in any way, any information in any form which is included on the Website;
- attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack. We will report any suspected breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing Your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, Your right to use the Website will cease immediately.
- We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect Your computer (or other access device) equipment, computer (or other access device) programs, data or other proprietary material due to Your use of the Website or to Your downloading of any material posted on such Website, or on any website linked to the Website.
- You shall not:
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- We are required by law to comply with data protection requirements in the way in which we use any personal information collected from You in Your use of the Services. We therefore take very seriously our obligations in relation to the way in which we use Your personal information.
- When You use the Services, it will be necessary for us to collect certain information about You, including Your name and date of birth, Your Contact Details, and may also include information about Your marketing preferences (all of which shall be known as "Your Personal Information").
By providing us with Your Personal Information, You consent to our
processing Your Personal Information, including any of the same which is
- for other purposes where we need to process Your Personal Information for the purposes of operating the Services, including by sharing it with our service providers and agents for these purposes, for example to our providers of postal services, marketing services and customer services agents. We may also disclose Your Personal Information in order to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
- We will retain copies of any communications that You send to us (including copies of any emails) in order to maintain accurate records of the information that we have received from You.
USE OF 'COOKIES' ON THE WEBSITE
COMPLAINTS AND NOTICES
No claim or dispute with regard to:
- the acceptance or settlement of a bet which You have made using the Services will be considered more than seven (7) days after the date of the original transaction; and
- a game which You have played using the Services will be considered more than 12 (twelve) weeks after the date on which the relevant transaction or game play took place.
- Should You wish to make a complaint regarding the Services, as a first step You should as soon as reasonably practicably contact Customer Services about Your complaint, which will be escalated as necessary within our Customer Service team until resolution.
- You acknowledge that our random number generator will determine the outcome of the games played through the Services and You accept the outcomes of all such games. You further agree that in the unlikely event of a disagreement between the result that appears on Your screen and the game server used by VIP Stakes, the result that appears on the game server will prevail, and You acknowledge and agree that our records will be the final authority in determining the terms and circumstances of Your participation in the relevant online gaming activity and the results of this participation.
- When we wish to contact You, we may do so using any of Your Contact Details. Notices will be deemed to have been properly served and received by You immediately after an email is sent or after we have communicated with You directly by telephone (including where we leave You a voicemail), or three (3) days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped, and placed in the post; and in the case of an email, that such email was sent to the specified email address (if any) in Your Contact Details at the time that any such email was sent.
- You may address Your complaints via email to Customer Services at the Website and/or via phone both published on the site’s section named "Contact Us" and/or via Live Chat. VIP Stakes shall use its best efforts to resolve the complaint reported as soon as possible, but no later than 10 calendar days from the receipt of the complaint. The company will attempt to resolve all complaints promptly. Where the nature of the complaint is such that more time is necessary to complete it, such period may be extended by a further 10 calendar days. Where such extension is necessary, You will be informed within the first 10 calendar days from the date of receipt of the complaint that VIP Stakes shall be making use of such extension, and the reason or reasons why such extension is warranted.
Should You are not satisfied with the resolution of the complaint by us,
a further complaint may be addressed to EADR Ltd., European Alternative
Dispute Resolution(‘EADR’). EADR is an independent dispute resolution
center (“ADR entity”) set up to mitigate disputes between
customers and online gambling operators according to the MGA Alternative
Dispute Resolution Directive.
Complaints may be submitted online on the ADR entity’s website www.eadr.org, which provides with an accessible process for the submission of the application. Upon submission of application and supporting documents, the arbiter who is assigned the case may access an online calendar and set the due date for the case. Complaints may also be submitted offline by post at the ADR entity’s following address: 189/1, The Strand, Gzira GZR 1024, Malta.
Please note that according to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive the conclusions of the ADR entity acting in arbitration/ adjudication capacity, shall be binding upon both to us and You. The procedure before the ADR entity does not restrict the Player’s right to bring proceedings against Winzon Group LTD in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Should You have reason to believe that any aspect of the Services is
unlawful, or conducted in a manner which is not safe, fair or
transparent, You may contact:
- Under the MGA license - the Player Support Unit of the Malta Gaming Authority (Malta Gaming Authority, Building SCM 02-03, Level 4, SmartCity Malta, Ricasoli SCM1001, Malta) or to lodge a complaint via online gaming support form https://www.mga.org.mt/support/online-gaming-support;
- Under the Germany license - Landesverwaltungsamt Sachsen-Anhalt (Landesverwaltungsamt Sachsen Anhalt, Ernst-Kamieth-Straße 2, 06112 Halle (Saale), Germany).
- Without prejudice to the above, You may use the Online Dispute Resolution platform (https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr) to resolve dispute under the MGA license.
- No claim or dispute with regard to:
TRANSFER OF RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
- Our performance is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.
- If we fail to insist upon strict performance of any of Your obligations or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve You from compliance with such obligations.
- A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.
- In such cases, the part deemed invalid or unenforceable shall be amended in a manner consistent with the applicable law to reflect, as closely as possible, VIP Stakes's original intent.
LAW AND JURISDICTION
Financial limits – a Player may set financial limits mainly related to
deposits, wagers and/or losses by contacting our Customer Services or by
visiting My Account section. Once these limits are set the Player will
not be able to exceed these limits.
Limits can be amended at any time. Any limit implemented in terms of this Clause shall only be removed upon request of the relevant Player or upon expiry of the set duration and shall only be made less stringent upon request of the relevant Player.
A notice by the Player making more stringent a limit applicable to such Player or increasing the duration thereof shall be effective immediately upon its receipt by us. A notice by the Player making less stringent or removing any limit implemented in terms of this Clause shall be effective only after the lapse of 24 hours from the day on which we receive the notice.
Underage Gambling – it is illegal for anyone under the Relevant Age to
open an Account or to gamble on our Website.
- Under the MGA license we carry out age verification checks on all Players who use payment mechanisms which may be available to under the Relevant Age and additionally perform random age verification checks on Players using other forms of funding mechanisms.
- Under the Germany license we carry out age verification checks upon the Player’s account registration. Please note that anyone under the Relevant Age found to be using the Website will have any winnings forfeited and may also be reported to the authorities.
- Filtering Systems – filtering solutions allow parents to regulate access to the internet, based on chosen criteria. Parents can use filters to prevent their children from accessing, amongst other things, gambling websites. If You share Your computer with friends or family who are under the Relevant Age to register or bet on our Website, or have requested self-exclusion from gambling sites, please consider parental filtering solutions.
- Setting of Session Time Limits – a Player may set maximum session time limits by contacting our Customer Services or by visiting My Account section. Once these limits are set the Player will not be allowed to continue playing above the pre-set time limit in any one session.
Self-exclusion - for those Players, who feel that gambling is becoming a
problem, we provide a self-exclusion option (“self-exclusion”).
Under the MGA license a Player may exclude himself from playing for
a definite or indefinite period of time. Under the MGA license any
self-exclusion is offered:
(a) For all the games offered by us and
(b) Across all the means by which we provide the Services.
Since VIP Stakes requires separate Player registration, where we operate multiple brands, we will ensure self-exclusion to be implemented to Your activity on the brand on which You have requested self-exclusion, and Your requested self-exclusion shall be applicable to that individual brand.
In the event that a Player has been excluded by us in light of sufficient reasons, which indicate that the Player may have problem gambling issues, that Player shall be excluded across all brands operated by us.
Under the Germany license the following applies:
- You can apply for a player ban at any time in text form if You fear that You are at risk of gambling addiction or that You are otherwise exhibiting problematic gambling behaviour (self-blocking).
- VIP Stakes can exclude You from the gaming operation if there are indications that You are at risk of gambling addiction or are addicted to gambling. This is particularly the case if we know, based on the perception of our staff or based on reports from third parties, or must assume based on other factual indications, that You are at risk of gambling addiction or overindebted, are unable to meet Your financial obligations or are risking gambling stakes that are disproportionate to Your income or assets (third-party-blocking). Prior to a third-party blocking, You will have the opportunity to comment. The opportunity as well as any statement shall be documented.
- An application for a self-blocking or third-party blocking may also be submitted directly to the competent authority.
- VIP Stakes passes on all player blocks to the overarching blocking system for the protection of players and the fight against gambling addiction "OASIS GlüStV" (“Onlineabfrage Spielerstatus nach Glücksspielstaatsvertrag”).
- VIP Stakes will notify You without delay in text form that a block has been entered and inform You on the procedure for ending the block.
- The block will be at least for 1 year, unless You request a different period, which may not be less than 3 months. If a shorter period than 3 months is indicated, this will be deemed to be an indication of 3 months.
- In case of self-exclusion, You still have limited access to Your Account and can view Your Account and place withdrawal requests (subject to Clause 13.5 and Clause 13.6), but You cannot make any deposits or place bets. We will increase a self-exclusion period upon receiving a request from the relevant Player. A notice by the Player increasing the period of self-exclusion shall be effective immediately upon its receipt by us.
Under the MGA license the duration of a self-exclusion shall only be
decreased upon request of the relevant Player.
- A notice by the Player decreasing a definite period of self-exclusion shall be effective only after the lapse of not less than 24 hours from the day on which we receive the notice.
- A notice by the Player revoking an indefinite period of self-exclusion shall be effective only after the lapse of not less than 7 days from the day on which we receive the notice.
- Under the MGA license Your account will automatically re-open at the end of the selected self-exclusion period
Under the Germany license the block can be only lifted upon Your
- This also applies to blocks which are limited in time. The request can be made directly at the competent authority or to VIP Stakes. VIP Stakes will forward any written request to the competent authority.
- The unblocking shall take effect after entry, but not before 1 week has elapsed in the case of a self-blocking and not before 1 month has elapsed in the case of a third-party blocking, after receipt of the application by the authority. You will be informed accordingly.
- If You require any information relating to the facility of self-exclusion, please speak to Customer Services through the Help page or view our Responsible Gaming section.
- We will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure compliance with self-exclusion. However, self-exclusion requires the joint commitment of both You and VIP Stakes. During the self-exclusion period You must not attempt to try to open new accounts and You accept that we have no responsibility or liability whatsoever if You continue gambling and/or seek to use the Website and/or any of the websites operated by us and/or our Group, and we fail to recognise or determine that You have requested self-exclusion in circumstances which are beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, You opening a new account by using a different name, date of birth, address or by using other fraudulent activities.
- You are not entitled to open a new Account if You have had already an Account closed by Us at any of the websites operated by us and/or our Group or at Your request under Paragraph 33 (Responsible Gaming/Gambling), though We do not take responsibility if You have attempted and succeeded to open a new Account due to circumstances mentioned in Clause 33.5.9.
- Under the MGA license a Player may exclude himself from playing for a definite or indefinite period of time. Under the MGA license any self-exclusion is offered:
- VIP Stakes is committed to supporting Responsible Gambling initiatives. You may find more information on organisations which aid persons who have problem gambling issues by visiting our Responsible Gaming section on the Website.
- Financial limits – a Player may set financial limits mainly related to deposits, wagers and/or losses by contacting our Customer Services or by visiting My Account section. Once these limits are set the Player will not be able to exceed these limits.
Where we provide hyperlinks to other websites, we do so for information
purposes only. You use any such links at Your own risk, and we accept no
responsibility for the content or use of such websites, or for the
information contained on them. You may not link to this site, nor frame it
without our express permission.
- CONTACTING US
- VIP Stakes offers the User the possibility to chat in virtual chat rooms. The purpose of the chat rooms is to provide entertainment and communication among the user of the Games. All chat must be in English or the language specific for specially designed language tables. The User may only chat in a way that would be appropriate in a face-to-face meeting.
- We will not tolerate any derogatory, abusive or violent behaviour by you to any of our employees. Should You behave in any such manner (to be determined solely by us), we reserve the right to suspend and/or close Your Account, and/or take any other measures as deemed appropriate. You are not entitled to make untrue and/or malicious and/or damaging comments with regard to the Group's operation in any media or forum.
- All the conversations using the chat feature are recorded and stored.
- Any malicious chat will be reported to the relevant Authority.
- VIP Stakes reserves the right to remove chat rooms.
- Any games, where a chat feature is provided, it is done so in order to let Players interact on the games with other Players in collective conversations. Rules are applied to ensure that a pleasant atmosphere is maintained on the network, that no fraudulent activity is facilitated and that Players feel part of the community.
- VIP Stakes shall not be liable towards any Player using the chat functionality for any damage arising from other Players conduct. The Player shall release from liability and hold VIP Stakes harmless against any damage due to the Player’s illegal, unlawful or inappropriate conduct or arising out of the violation by the Player of the Chat Rules.
- All chat must be in English (except where intentionally allowed in a specified language). Chat must not contain disrespectful comments about other Players or any comments or expressions that may offend other Players. It is not allowed to violate the privacy or other rights of the fellow Players. Giving and asking of personal details in chat is prohibited. It is not allowed to use the chat feature to advertise or promote any product, service or offer.
- To report abusive chat please contact VIP Stakes support service.
- The chat feature is moderated or monitored by VIP Stakes, either automatically, or by human means.
- Collusion through the use of the chat feature or separate chat is prohibited.
- In case of breach of the Chat Rules, VIP Stakes will warn the Player. If the Player does not comply, then such Player may be excluded from the chat room. Player may also be excluded with immediate effect and without prior warning for unlimited time in sole decision of VIP Stakes.
- Promotions will also have specific terms applicable to them (“Key Terms & Conditions”), and we will make those clear to You prior to participating in that promotion. Any promotion-specific terms shall form part of these Bonus Terms.
- Except as expressly provided, in the event of any discrepancy or conflict between these Bonus Terms and any specific promotional terms, then the specific promotional terms shall prevail. By participating in any promotion, You agree to be bound by these Bonus Terms.
- Only Players who previously deposited are eligible to participate in the tournaments.
- Tournament prizes are paid in EUR and in real money with no wagering requirements attached. For players that hold accounts in a different currency, conversion rates of the European Central Bank will be applied.
- Tournament prizes are paid within 24 hours after the end of the tournament. If the prize is not credited automatically, please contact Customer Services. We will credit Your prize manually.
- Accounts that are closed, blocked, or self-excluded at the time when the tournament ends will not be paid.
- Tournament leader boards and prize pools can be shared across websites/ brands operated by Winzon Group LTD. Please refer to the Key Terms & Conditions to find out if that is the case.
- Tournament leader board points are equal to the total real money staked amount in EUR since the tournament started. Bonus money wagers do not count.
- When the tournament concludes, or restarts, results of a concluded tournament will be available on the page of the leader board for at least 24 hours, but no longer than until another tournament restart occurs.
- We reserve the right to review transactions and logs to investigate if the participation of a specific player is fair. Players who exploit this promotion in a way that we might deem abusive will be removed from the promotion with possible confiscation of winnings.
- Availability days/dates may apply. Game, country, loyalty level, and other restrictions may apply. Please refer to the Key Terms & Conditions of the tournament promotion.
- Cashback offers are available to all registered players, except for players from Sweden.
- Only Players who have previously deposited are eligible for the cashback offers.
- Some cashback promotions are invite-only. Players who qualify will receive an invite while on-site, or via email (does not apply to non-subscribed customers).
- Cashback is calculated from total real money losses in particular games after deduction of winnings generated from bonuses, tournaments, and other campaigns. Losses of bonus funds do not count towards the cashback calculations.
- Players must claim their cashback themselves on the 'My Bonuses' page.
- Cashback is paid in real money with no wagering requirements attached.
- Cashback is calculated from the moment of becoming eligible or from the moment it was claimed the last time, but not for more than 30 previous days.
- Cashback becomes available to be claimed 24 hours after becoming eligible, or 24 hours after the last claim.
- Cashback can only be claimed by active accounts. Customers that have a closed or self-excluded account will not be able to use this offer.
- Minimal loss requirements, availability days/dates, and game restrictions may apply. Please refer to Key Terms & Conditions of the cashback promotion.
- We withhold the right, at our discretion, to exclude any individual or individuals from participation in cashback promotion.
REFER A FRIEND
- By joining the Refer a Friend program, the Player agrees to the applicable terms and conditions.
- The Player becomes referred by You only when an account with the Website is registered through the link received from You. The link to invite other Players can be found on the dashboard of the Refer a Friend program (authorization required). Each Player has their own unique link.
- Referring yourself, creating multiple accounts, or exploiting this Promotion in any other abusive way is strictly prohibited and will result in a permanent block with confiscation of all fraudulently acquired funds.
- The Refer a Friend program pays a 1% (one percent) commission from real money stakes made by referred Players.
- Commission is paid only for gameplay with deposited funds when there is no active bonus on the Account.
- No commission will be paid for stakes made with free bonus winnings.
- Players can track their referred signups, depositors, as well as accumulated commission on the dashboard of the Refer a Friend campaign.
- Players can start using or withdrawing their accumulated commission only when they have referred at least 1 (one) depositor. (1 (one) referred Player who has made at least 1 (one) deposit).
- Only players who have previously deposited can withdraw their commission. Payment method restrictions may apply. Please refer to the Banking page.
- We withhold the right, at our discretion, to exclude any individual or individuals from participation in Refer a Friend program.
- Refer a Friend program is not available to and can't be benefited by players from Sweden.
- To claim any deposit bonus (unless otherwise specified), the Player must make a minimum deposit of 10 EUR/USD/CAD/NZD.
- Players must opt-in for the offer on the Deposit page before processing the deposit in order to be eligible for the chosen reward.
- Only 1 (one) bonus can be held at a time. If You opt in to a new promotion at a time when you already have an existing bonus, the bonus funds related to the existing bonus will be forfeited.
- Every deposit bonus has a required deposit amount or range of deposit amount that will trigger the bonus. The Website might block your deposit attempt if amount of the deposit does not meet requirements.
- All Welcome bonuses are restricted to the specific deposits to the Website only. Please refer to Key Terms & Conditions of the Promotion to find out which deposit it is.
- Country restrictions may apply to some bonus offers. Please refer to Key Terms & Conditions.
- In the rare event that the deposit bonus is not automatically granted after making a qualifying deposit, please contact our Customer Services before any bets are made, and we will manually grant You the bonus. Please note that our systems will not allow us to grant You the bonus if You place bets with Your qualifying deposit before the bonus is manually granted.
- Please note that if You have funds on both the cash balance and the bonus balance, the real money (e.g., cash balance) will get exhausted first. However, if no cash balance is available the bet placed in a bonus game will be deducted from the Player’s bonus balance.
- Any bonus can be removed prior to any wagering conditions being met. However, the bonus amount and winnings will be forfeited as a result. Please contact Customer Services to learn more or use the CANCEL BONUS button (X) inside the bonus balance window.
- We reserve the right to stop offering bonuses to Players who we deem have received an unproportionate level of bonuses based on their bonus release to deposit ratio and decline such player participation in any of our current/future promotional campaigns.
- All deposit bonuses (unless otherwise specified) as well as deposits that triggered them need to be wagered 40 (forty) times before the funds can be withdrawn, except for bonuses paid from free spins, which need to be wagered 60 (sixty) times the amount of bonus paid (unless otherwise specified).
- All no deposit bonuses (unless otherwise specified) need to be wagered 99 (ninety-nine) times before the funds can be withdrawn.
- Only fully settled bets (i.e., bets that result in a win or loss) will be counted towards wagering.
- Until the play-through requirements of the bonus funds have been met, funds can only be used on slot games that are marked with the BONUS tag (unless otherwise specified). Games shown without the BONUS tag are excluded from bonus play and may block Your attempt to make a bet in them, although we do not guarantee that such block is enforced, i.e., it is Your responsibility to ensure that You comply with the rule of this Clause.
- When accepting a deposit bonus, kindly remember that Your deposit is locked with the accepted bonus. This means that You have 2 (two) options, either to complete the wagering requirement of the bonus or cancel the bonus. If You choose to cancel the bonus, the bonus and all winnings attributed to the bonus will be lost. Wagering with both the bonus money and Your deposited cash will count towards the wagering requirement.
- Unless otherwise specified, all bonuses are valid for 30 (thirty) days from the moment they are issued.
- Bonus funds and winnings will be forfeited upon the expiry of the bonus.
- Until the play-through requirements of the bonus funds have been met, the maximum bet that can be placed is 5 EUR/USD/CAD/NZD (unless otherwise specified), except for players from Germany whose maximum bet is limited at 1 EUR/USD/CAD/NZD. This includes double-up wagers after the game round has been completed, for example, wagering winnings from X game round on red/black, and also in-game bonus features that can be purchased. Games may block Your attempt to make a higher bet in them.
- Conversion of the bonus balance to the cash balance resulting from completing requirements of a bonus or free spins (or a combination of bonus and free spins) for the deposit will be limited to the maximum value of 10 times the amount of deposit. For example, if You claim a particular bonus offer by depositing 50 EUR, Your maximum conversion of the bonus balance to the cash balance from that particular bonus offer will be limited to 500 EUR. Any winnings exceeding the limit will be forfeited. For the Players' convenience, the adjustment of the balance to these limits, if necessary, will be done automatically by the system when the conversion of the bonus balance to the cash balance is made.
- Withdrawal of any winnings made from a bonus or free spins for registration will be limited to the maximum value of 30 EUR/USD/CAD/NZD (unless otherwise specified). Any winnings exceeding this amount will be forfeited upon withdrawal request. We advise withdrawing your winnings first and then, if desired, making a new deposit to continue playing without such limits.
- Conversion of the bonus balance to the cash balance resulting from completing requirements of bonus or free spins without deposit will be limited to the maximum value of 30 EUR/USD/CAD/NZD (unless otherwise specified). For the Players' convenience, the adjustment of the balance to these limits, if required, will be done automatically by the system when the conversion of the bonus balance to the cash balance is made. The maximum withdrawal amount resulting from the conversion of the bonus balance to the cash balance will be limited to 5 such conversion amounts. Any winnings exceeding this amount will be forfeited.
- Any "free spin" or "bonus" winnings resulting from bonus funds after the bonus has been wagered, lost, or forfeited shall be removed.
- If we have reasonable grounds to suspect that a bonus is being claimed by or for the benefit of the same person more than once or by a group of people acting in concert, then it may withdraw the availability of any bonus or all bonuses to that customer or group of customers and/or void any wager funded by the bonus and remove any winnings from such wager.
- Kindly note that it's not allowed to use bonus funds purely to progress through the bonus stages and then final stages completed with cash bets when bonus funds have been released or forfeited. If such a tactic is adopted, we reserve the right to confiscate the winnings.
- The adaptation of "Bonus Hunting" by reaching a bonus feature, exiting the game to later go back and play the feature is not permitted. Doing this will result in confiscation of winnings related to this.
- If You use a promo code for a promotion You are not eligible for, You will not receive the bonus.
TERMS THAT APPLY TO ALL PROMOTIONS
- All offers to the Players are limited to 1 (one) per person, family, household address, email address, telephone number, same payment account number (e.g., debit or credit card, Neteller, etc.), IP, and shared computer, e.g., public library or workplace.
- Multiple accounts are not permitted. Creating more than 1 (one) account with us in order to claim any bonuses is deemed as Promotional Abuse and may result in confiscated funds.
- Regarding the bonuses and promotions, all times and dates are stated in UTC.
- If, while playing via our Website provided games, You win a sum regarded by us as worthy of publicity, You agree to make yourself available for any event of such nature arranged by us. While we protect all personal data entrusted to us, we reserve the right to use first names and the first initial of the last name in any of our announcements about promotion results or on the Website.
- All withdrawals will be subject to an internal audit before being processed. We reserve all rights to void bonuses or any winnings for failed audits. The Player hereby consents in advance to the same.
- If upon such a review, it appears that a Player(s) is (are) participating in strategies, taking advantage of any software or system bug or failure, or participating in any form of activity that we, in our sole and complete discretion deems to be abusive (“Promotion Abuse”), we reserve the right to revoke the entitlement of such a Player to receive or benefit from the promotion (and/or withhold the withdrawal of the proceeds of such abuse to the Player(s) in question).
Other cases of not permitted Promotion Abuse include but are not limited
- Using a proxy or a VPN or masking Your IP address;
- Playing more than 1 (one) game at a time;
- The wagering of bonus money on excluded or non-eligible games (games that are not marked by 'bonus' badge).
- If it's discovered that group Players are using the same betting patterns and are connected via (but not limited to) location, banking pattern or IP, device ID, we will at our own discretion have the mandate to confiscate bonus winnings and/or deposit.
- We reserve the right to stop providing any Promotion at any time, for example, for technical or regulatory reasons or for the reasonable prevention of fraud or to withdraw a particular Promotion at any time.