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Staking, backing and escrow rules

Staking is a mutually-agreed relationship, where 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.

Transfers are not allowed where the receiver withdraws the funds. 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 on our platforms.

After a transfer or withdrawal, we will review the players involved in the staking agreement 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."

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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