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Chip Trick Competition Terms and Conditions ("Special Terms")

The following Special Terms form the information for the Chip Trick Competition ("Competition").

THIS COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. The promoter of the Competition is TSG Interactive Gaming Europe Limited ("Promoter", "we" or "us"), whose registered office is at Spinola Park, Level 2, Triq Mikiel Ang Borg, St Julians SPK 1000, Malta.
  2. By entering the Competition, participants ("Entrant(s)") a) agree to be bound by these Special Terms and the general terms and conditions for promotions ("General Terms") that apply to all promotions and competitions organised by the Promoter in connection with the PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu websites ("Site") and b) confirm that they meet all eligibility requirements for the Competition.
  3. The Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or any other social network.
  4. The Competition is not in conjunction with or tied to any other competition or promotions that may be running at the same time or other times.
  5. There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary to enter the Competition.

Who is eligible?

  1. Entrants must meet the eligibility requirements as specified in these Special Terms and the General Terms. Failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in an entry being invalid and/or forfeiture of any prize.
  2. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and have a verified and validated PokerStars.eu account on the Site. Proof of identification, age and address may be required at the request of the Promoter and the Promoter reserves the right to conduct any ID and security checks it sees fit to confirm Entrants comply with all eligibility requirements.
  3. Entrants must not permit or allow another person to take part in the Competition on their behalf.

How to qualify and how the Competition works

  1. In order to be eligible for the Promotion, Entrants must: (i) have a valid Twitter account which must not be set to “Protect Your Tweets” (as we will not be able to see the entry) and which must not be deactivated, suspended or otherwise unavailable for us to view the entry prior to selection of the winner (as set out at paragraph 10 below); (ii) at the time of selection of the winner, follow the PokerStars Twitter account @PokerStars (“PS Twitter Account”); and (iii) during the Entry Period (as defined at paragraph 11 below) tweet from your Twitter account a video of yourself performing a chip trick (“Entry Tweet”). Entry Tweets must mention @PokerStars, include the hashtag #thechiptrickchallenge and include the Entrant’s PokerStars username.
  2. Entrants must be careful to ensure that there are no spelling errors in their Entry Tweets, and we shall have no liability if we are unable to recognise an entry and/or a registered PokerStars username due to a spelling error relating to a mention, tag, hashtag or username.
    This is the only entry route to the Competition and entries that do not comply with the provisions of this paragraph 9 will not be eligible. Entrants may enter the Competition as many times as they wish.
    After the Entry Period has ended, the winner of the Competition will be decided by a panel of seven (7) judges, composed of professionals from the Social Media and Video Editing industry and Social Media Managers working for PokerStars. At least one of the judges will be independent of the Promoter. The winner will be the entrant who, in the opinion of the judging panel, has submitted the best video based on the following criteria:
    • Technical quality of the video
    • Comedy
    • Technical chip trick skills
    • Creativity
    The winner will be announced on Twitter on November 17, 2022 and will be contacted via Twitter Direct Message or email within 72 hours of selection. The selection of the winner in accordance with these Special Terms is final and binding and no correspondence relating to winner selection will be entered into by the Promoter.

Competition Dates

  1. The Competition starts when the Promoter has posted its first dedicated Competition post on Twitter on October 31, 2022 and closes on November 15, 2022 (“Entry Period”). The Promoter has no liability for any entry that is submitted outside the Entry Period. Further, the Promoter has no liability for any entry to a Competition that is not actually received by the Promoter before the Competition closes, whether due to human error on the part of the entrant and/or due to technical issues, network congestion or for any other reason.

The Prize

  1. The winner of the Competition will receive a EPT Prague package worth €7,500 consisting of the following for the winner and one companion:
    • Entry to the Prague EPT Main Event, worth €5300 (December 12-18, 2022) for the winner only.
    • Accommodation for two (one room for the winner and companion to share) for 8 nights at the Hilton Hotel with breakfasts included.
    • €530 in travel expenses which will be credited to players’ Stars Account within 8 days after acceptance of the prize by the winner.
  1. If any element of the prize becomes unavailable, or if the winner is unable to use/take part in any element of the prize, for any reason beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control, the Promoter is not obliged to offer an alternative prize or any cash alternative or compensation. All elements of the prize are strictly non-transferable, non-exchangeable and may not be re-sold. No cash or any other alternative is available for any element of the prize. No alternative dates are available.
  2. Winner must sign up for a PokerStars Live account at the event to participate in the Prague EPT Main Event.
  3. The winner’s companion must be aged 18 or over.
  4. The prize does not include any costs, taxes, fees, expenses and/or arrangements not expressly specified in the prize description in paragraph 12. The winner and their companion are solely responsible for, and the Promoter will not be liable to reimburse the winner/their companion for, any such additional charges and expenses.
  5. If the cost of the winner’s travel expenses exceeds €530, the winner will be responsible for any additional amounts.
  6. It is the responsibility of the winner and their companion to check any requirements for the airline, hotel, event venue and any other supplier providing elements of the prize. The winner and their companion are bound by, and must comply with, any terms and conditions set out on their event and airline tickets and the rules, regulations, requirements and policies of the airline, hotel, event venue, event promoter and any other supplier connected with the prize. The Promoter is not responsible for any failure of the winner and/or their companion to gain entry or re-entry to the airline, hotel and/or event, or to participate in any element of the prize, due to any action/inaction on the part of the winner and/or their companion.
  7. It is the responsibility of the winner and their companion to check and ensure that they satisfy all customs, security and immigration requirements in relation to travel between Prague and their country of departure (including all requirements relating passports, visas and other documentation). The Promoter has no liability if the winner and/or their companion are refused entry because they do not satisfy such requirements and the winner/their companion are solely responsible for all costs associated with refused entry.
  8. It is the responsibility of the winner and their companion to check any government travel advisories relating to the travel destination and to determine what action to take in relation to any such advisories. The Promoter has no liability if the winner/their companion does not make such checks, if they choose to travel despite the advice given in any relevant advisory or if they choose not to travel on the advice given in any relevant advisory (in which case the Promoter will not be obliged to offer a substitute prize).
  9. It is the responsibility of the winner and their companion to check whether any vaccinations and/or prescription medicines are recommended or required prior to travel and the Promoter has no liability in this respect.
  10. It is the responsibility of the winner and their companion to take out their own travel insurance in connection with the prize. The Promoter will have no liability for any failure by the winner and/or their companion to take out travel insurance and/or to comply with the terms and conditions of their travel insurance policy.
  11. The Promoter has no liability for lost or stolen tickets, vouchers, certificates and/or other documentation connected with the prize.
  12. The winner and their companion must not do anything that may bring the the Promoter, any of its group companies or its commercial partners into disrepute. The Promoter reserves the right to take appropriate action (including the removal of any element of the prize) if the winner and/or their companion act in a way that the Promoter reasonably considers to bring the Promoter, any of its group companies or its commercial partners into disrepute.
  13. The Promoter is not liable for any loss, theft, damage or injury caused or sustained by the winner/their companion as a result of participating in the prize (except that the Promoter will be liable for death or personal injury arising from the Promoter’s negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation).

What else do Entrants need to know?

  1. All entrants retain the copyright in their entries and, upon entering the Competition (i) grant to the Promoter a a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual worldwide license to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, edit, adapt, modify, reformat and otherwise exploit, broadcast and publish their entries in whole or in part in any and all media to the extent the Promoter deems reasonably appropriate and (ii) waive their moral rights in their entries. 
  2. By entering the Competition, Entrants warrant that:
    • they are the person featuring in the video entry and they filmed the video themselves;
    • they own all intellectual property rights in their video and their video is original to them;
    • they have the right, power and authority to grant the license granted to the Promoter at paragraph 26 above;
    • the Competition entry and any acts done by the Promoter in accordance with the rights licensed to it under paragraph 26 above do not and will not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of any third party;
    • their entry does not contain anything that is illegal, racist, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening;
    • their entry does not violate any applicable law or regulation in the territory in which they reside; and
    • the video does not contain any viruses or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.
  1. The Promoter is under no obligation to exploit the rights in any video entry granted to it under paragraph 26 above. If the Promoter elects in its discretion to copy, adapt, publish and/or exploit any other rights granted to it in any video entry, it reserves the right to require such entrants to sign the Promoter’s standard release form.
  2. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify an Entrant and forfeit their prize where the Promoter has reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these Special Terms and/or the General Terms and/or any terms and conditions relating to participation in the tournaments and/or where an Entrant has gained unfair advantage in participating in the Competition and/or has used fraudulent means in connection with the Competition and/or the tournaments. The Promoter will be the final arbiter in any decisions, which will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into in this respect.
  3. If the Promoter wishes to promote the Competition and the prize winner for PR purposes, it will seek the winner’s consent and the winner may be asked to provide a quote about the win, their name, their town/city of residence and a photograph for publication on the Site and the Promoter’s social channels.
  4. The Promoter, its group companies and its agencies and contractors, shall not be liable for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software, failure of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, Twitter or at any website, including any injury to or resulting from participation or downloading of any materials in the Competition.
  5. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, the Promoter does not accept any liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any Entrant as a result of either participating in the Competition or not winning a prize.
  6. The information provided will only be used by the Promoter in connection with the Competition in accordance with the Privacy Policy available here.
  7. The Competition and these Special Terms shall be governed by laws of Malta and any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Malta.
  8. The invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability of the whole or any part of the Special Terms does not affect or impede the continued validity, legality and enforceability of the remainder of the Special Terms.
  9. If you have any questions about the Competition, contact our Help Centre.