26. GAMING FACILITIES

26.1

The following terms apply only to Your use of the Gaming Facilities. Please note that in the event of any conflict between this Section 26 and the remaining Sections of these Terms and Conditions, the remaining Sections of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

26.2 Play Money and Real Money Games

By registering for the Gaming Facilities You will be able to access (through the Software (as defined below)) both 'play money' games and tournaments ('Play Money Games' or 'Play for Free Games' respectively) and 'real money' games and tournaments ('Real Money Games' or 'Play for Real Money Games' respectively), via the Gaming Facilities. No purchase is necessary or required to play the Play Money Games, save in respect to any cost You may incur to access the Gaming Facilities, charged by Your Internet service provider or telecommunications provider, and You may play the Play Money Games without betting money. We reserve the right to suspend, modify, remove and/or add any Gaming Facilities in its sole discretion with immediate effect by notifying You by e-mail and, to the extent permitted by law, We will not be liable for any such action.

26.3 Rules and Procedures of the Gaming Facilities

You must use the Gaming Facilities in accordance with the generally accepted game rules set out in the Game Rules section, and the procedures relevant to the Gaming Facilitiy You are using specifically set out in the Games section of the slotclub.de online site, including but not limited to the Promotions section, Tournaments section, Game Instructions & Rules section, the b'friends section, How to Play, Table Stakes, Tournaments, Tournament Rules, Poker Etiquette section and any other page that specifically relates to and governs any particular event, game or tournament ('Rules').

26.4 Cheating

26.4.1 Anti-Cheating Policy

We are committed to preventing the use of unfair practices in the Gaming Facilities, including but not limited to player collusion, non-human players (bots), chip-dumping, scripting and other forms of inappropriate behaviour that provide players with an unfair advantage (Unfair Advantage Policy) over other players on the site. We are also committed to detecting and preventing the use of software programs which are designed to enable artificial intelligence to play on Our Platforms including, but not limited to, opponent-profiling, cheating software or anything else that We deem enables You to have an unfair advantage over other players not using such programs or systems ('AI Software'). You acknowledge that We will take measures to detect and prevent the use of such programs and AI Software using methods (including but not limited to reading the list of currently running programs on a player's computer) and You agree not to use any AI Software and/or any such programs. In the event that We suspect that a player has been involved in any practices outlined in this Clause 26.4 or any other practices which We deem to be unfair or fraudulent, We reserve a right, in Our sole discretion, to block their account and permanently withhold available funds from within such accounts. No player shall have the right to require Us to take any other steps against players suspected of collusion, cheating, scripting or any other form of unfair or fraudulent behaviour. If a player has been cheated on by another player when using the Facilities, We shall only refund the amounts lost by the player as a result of being cheated in the event that We can locate the cheating account and access the funds in question. In the event that more than one player is affected by the cheating account and We can allocate that cheating account, then the remaining funds in the cheating account will be distributed on a pro-rata basis in accordance with the loss of each affected player.

26.4.2 Collusion and Cheating

Collusion occurs when two or more players attempt to gain an unfair advantage by sharing knowledge of their cards or other information. Any player who in our reasonable opinion colludes or attempts to collude with any other player while using the Facilities may be permanently banned from using the Facilities or the software, their account may be terminated immediately and We shall be entitled to retain all monies in such player's account. If You suspect that any player is colluding with another or cheating, please Contact Us.

26.4.3 Automatic Players (Bots)

The use of artificial intelligence which plays without human intervention or reduces the requirement of a human playing including, without limitation, “robots”, is strictly forbidden in connection with Our Facilities. All actions taken in relation to the Facilities by a player must be executed personally by players through the user interface accessible by use of the Facilities. If You suspect that any player is using any kind of artificial intelligence, please Contact Us.

26.4.4 Chip-Dumping

Chip dumping occurs when any player intentionally loses a hand in order to deliberately transfer his chips to another player. Any player who we reasonably suspect of participating or attempting to participate in chip-dumping with any other player, while using the Facilities may be permanently banned from using the Facilities and their account may be terminated immediately. If You suspect that any player is participating in chip dumping, please Contact Us.

26.5 Software

You may install and use the software We make available from the Platforms used to provide the Gaming Facilities (the 'Software') on a hard disk or other storage device and make back-up copies of the Software, provided that such use and back-up copying is only for Your own personal use in using the Gaming Facilities in accordance with these Agreements, and further, that such installation and use is made through a computer or other device of which You are the primary user. The Software's structure, organisation and code are the valuable trade secrets of the Group and/or its associated companies and/or its licensors. You obtain no rights to the Software except to use it in accordance with these Agreements. Save as expressly permitted by law, You are strictly prohibited from, and agree not to modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software or any part of it or to create, publish or distribute derivative works from the Software. You agree that the Software will not be shipped, transferred or exported into any country or used in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

26.6 Shared Games, Table and Database Platform

We reserve the right, but are not obliged, to run and utilise a shared table, server and database platform or system ('Shared Game/Table Platform') which enables Gaming Facilities users to play with players coming into the games, tables and tournaments from other websites and brands operating on the same Shared Game/Table Platform. If a Shared Game/Table Platform is used, You agree that You may be pooled into these common game/tables, at Our sole discretion, and that to the extent that You breach the Terms and Conditions of one site or brand that operates on the Shared Game/Table Platform, We may have You blocked, in part or full, from the entire system so that You may not play through any site or brand using or on the Shared Game/Table Platform. Without limitation to the restriction on having multiple Accounts with Us (please see Section 4), We may require that You only have one Account on the Shared Game/Table Platform if the same is used.

26.7 Play Money and Real Money Account Funding

'Play money' funds have no value and are kept separate from 'real money' funds. They are not transferable to a 'real money' account nor are they redeemable for any currency. We do not promise to accurately record the number of play money chips held by You, and Your play money chips may be lost at any time. Further, We reserve the right to set a maximum chip limit for play money Accounts.

26.8 Settlement of In-Game Disputes

You fully accept and agree that random number generator ('RNG') software will determine the shuffling and dealing of cards and other randomly generated events required in the Gaming Facilities. If there is a discrepancy between the result showing on the Software (as installed and operated on Your hardware) and Our server, the result showing on Our server shall govern the result. Moreover, You understand and agree that (without prejudice to Your other rights and remedies) Our records shall be the final authority in determining the terms of Your use of the Gaming Facilities, the activity resulting therefrom and the circumstances in which such activity occurred.

26.9 Real Money Game and Tournament Currency

Where a Real Money Game or tournament is only available in a currency which is different from Your Account Currency, You may in some cases be given the option to buy in to the same in the currency of the relevant game/tournament. Such buy-in (together with any winnings) will be subject to the terms and Exchange Rates offered by Us at the relevant time. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for further details. In all other cases You will only be permitted to place bets and wagers in Your Account currency.