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Staking, backing & escrow rules

We consider staking to be a mutually-agreed relationship, whereby some (or all) of a player's winnings are given to another player.

We allow staking and staking agreements between players to play on our site, but we will not:

  • participate in settling such agreements;
  • be involved in any dispute between parties.

We do not allow the misuse or abuse of our player-to-player transfer system e.g. transfer of funds solely to be withdrawn (the person who played and won money should withdraw the funds and make payment arrangements off-site). Transfers are allowed where the receiver of the funds uses the funds in order to play on our site. Upon making a transfer or withdrawal, players involved in a staking agreement will have their accounts reviewed and the transaction may be declined if we find an abuse of the transfer system. In extreme cases, players could face account suspension or termination.

Affiliates cannot use their affiliate account for staking deals (playing account should be used).

In addition to the financial rules described above, our rules on the gameplay involving a staking relationship are very clear:

"If you are involved in staking, swaps, profit-sharing, or any kind of bankroll sharing agreement with another player, you may not play at the same cash game table or in the same Sit & Go tournament as that player."

A copy of our Poker Room Rules is available in the How to Play section on our website.

We allow two players who have a staking arrangement to play in the same multi-table tournament. If both players meet at the same table, they must play against each other as aggressively as they would against any other player - they must make decisions in each of their own best interest (and not make plays that are intended to assist their partner or their results as a team).

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