General Terms and Conditions
MegaDollarGames.com is an Internet entertainment content provider of popular, competitive multi-player skill-based games (Spades, BlackJack, Hearts, Darts, etc.) MegaDollarGames.com offers a peer-to-peer Internet destination where participants can play a variety of FREE skill-based games and/or can compete in fee-based Multi-player Tournaments. Much like in traditional land-based Tournaments, the players pay an entry fee for participating in online Tournament events, and may win cash prizes.
Players must review, accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and recognize the decisions of the site's administrators as final, before participating in any game or tournament. Details related to eligibility, registration, tax consequences are also covered. All rules, regulations, and payoffs contained herein are subject to change and revision by the management without prior written notice.
Terms and Conditions
Player should periodically review these. PLEASE READ ENTIRELY.
Age Restriction, 21 years or older.
Restricted States. Playing skill–based games for cash or prizes is prohibited in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, South Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Washington and Vermont. Individuals within these states cannot play at MegaDollarGames.com.
Free Play is Available to players of all States at our sister Site, MegaSkillGames.com. There is no cost to play and it offers great practice and bragging-rights to players.
There is no gambling or betting or wagering at MegaDollarGames.com. Our games are no different from carnival games, golf tournaments, tennis tournaments chess tournaments and other skill-based games that have been played for cash or prizes offline for a century or more – we just offer them online at MegaDollarGames.com.
The newest US Federal legislation of September 30, 2006 -- H.R.4411 "Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006" Sec. 5362 defines illegal betting or wagering as including "the purchase of a chance or opportunity to win a lottery or other prize (which opportunity to win is predominantly subject to chance)".
The scoring and ranking of players in our games is based predominantly upon the players' skill, not chance. There is some element of chance in all games. We have selected only games that are predominately skill based and have engineered our tournaments so all players have a level playing field and their scoring reflects and measures the players’ skill.
Appropriate data security standards and age and location verification requirements are in place and were designed intentionally to block access to minors and persons located in States that specifically prohibit Games of Skill as listed in this document.
Location Eligibility of Participants
To open an account and/or participate in any tournament offered on the Site, you must be at least 21 years of age, who is assigned to the e-mail address submitted on your account registration form. If a US citizen or resident alien - physically located in a U.S. state in which participation in the Tournaments offered on the Site is unrestricted by law:
Note: The Site makes no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, as to your legal right to participate in any tournament offered on the Site. You are subject to all laws of the state, province and/or country in which you reside and from which you access the Site and are solely responsible for obeying those laws. You agree the Site cannot be held liable, if laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation. As a guideline, in the U.S., rules governing Tournaments with entry fees and/or prizes are set up by each individual state, not by the federal government. Based on these 50 sets of laws, players CANNOT participate in fee-based Tournaments with prizes if they reside in the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, South Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Washington and Vermont. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
The Site reserves the right to monitor the location from which you access the Site and to block access from any jurisdiction in which participation is illegal or restricted.
Any player attempting a fraudulent registration, will be disqualified from play, denied prize-winnings, and if warranted, reported to the authorities.
Full Assumption of Risk of Loss and Indemnification
Players who choose to enter fee-based Tournaments do so at their own discretion and risk. As in any money-based game, there is the risk of loss of money. Players fully understands they can elect to play free games that are also available on our Site, or visit our free-to-play Sister Site, Megaskillgames.com
Player shall not participate in fee-based Tournaments (nor accept any Prize) if Player does not fully understand, agree to, become a party to, and shall abide by, without exception, all rules, regulations, terms and conditions contained herein and that such rules, regulations, terms and conditions may change from time-to-time.
On using our server and games, Players agree to be bound by the following:
Player is at least 21 years of the age.
Player understands that Player may play games FREE, or participate in fee-based Tournaments.
Player does not find our games or fee-based events offensive, objectionable, unfair or indecent.
You agree to hold Megadollargames’, its employees, officers, affiliates, directors, licensees, partners, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion or other agencies, and agents completely harmless and fully indemnify them from any and all costs, expenses, liabilities and all damages whatsoever that may arise as a result of Player's; (i) entry or use the Web site, (ii) use of any materials at the Web site, (iii) entry or participation in fee-based Tournaments, (iv) participation in the Game(s), or, (v) incurring Losses or the acceptance of any Prizes.
Governing Law and Disputes
These Terms and Conditions will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Oklahoma, irrespective of any principles of conflicts of law. You further agree that any disagreement, claim, controversy or dispute arising between you and MegaDollarGames (or its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, licensees, affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, etc.) shall be resolved and shall proceed only through arbitration. Any such arbitration will comply with and will be governed by the states’ provisions.
Entire and Unmodified Agreement
These Terms and Conditions, in connection with the other obligations and rules detailed in writing on the Site, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Site and cannot be modified by you and cannot be modified on an individual basis by any person affiliated, or claiming affiliation, with the Site.
Validity and Enforceability
If any portion of these Terms and Conditions is deemed void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
By registering for an account and/or participating in any Tournament offered on the Site, you agree that the Site is not responsible for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from use, access, or attempted use or access of the Site. You further agree that the Site is not liable for any damage, loss, or injury caused by downloading any information from the Site. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that the Site is not liable for any damage to your personal computer, any damage, loss, or corruption of data, or any consequential or incidental damages arising from use of the Site. In case of a malfunction, or temporary or permanent discontinuance of service that causes a temporary or permanent loss of your personal or financial data, including but not limited to the loss of your account information - the Site will be responsible solely for the repayment of the amount equal up to a maximum cost of your last confirmed entry fee (made within the last 30 days). In case of a malfunction or discontinuance of service for which the Site is directly responsible that causes you to be unable to complete a contest in which you have begun to participate, the Site will refund entry fee for that unfinished contest only. The Site reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether it is responsible for any such malfunction or discontinuance. The Site is not liable for any potential winnings from any unfinished contest or for any winnings that remain in your account at the time of any malfunction, disconnection, or discontinuance of service. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF SOFTWARE OR ABOUT ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION-PROVIDED 'AS IS' WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT.
Disputes must be initiated via the Contact Us link at www.megadollargames home page. If there is a valid reason to dispute the game, stop playing right away [even if it means disconnecting and forfeiting a game]. After that, report a game for a dispute as soon as possible. By continuing to play after the presumed error or a disputable event occurred, a player, thereby, agrees with the situation "as is". All game disputes are treated in a fair and impartial manner.
In the unlikely event of a server problem (hardware and/or software), a tournament or mini-tourney in play during the problem will be annulled. We will refund the entry fees to each player's account that was still in the tournament or mini-tourney at the time. This resolution treats all players fairly. If a player was eliminated from the multi-player tournament before the server problem, they are considered "out of the tournament" and do not receive an entry fee refund or any portion of the prize pool.
Management decisions in resolving game disputes are final.
Additional Limitations on Player Participation
You may establish only one account to participate in the activities offered on the Site. The Site reserves the right to monitor any effort to establish multiple accounts; in the event the Site discovers that you have opened more than one account, all your accounts can be terminated. You represent and warrant that all information you supply to the Site is complete and accurate. Submitting incomplete, false, or inaccurate information will result in immediate termination of your account and forfeiture of any prizes to which you are otherwise entitled. The Site imposes a dollar amount limitation on the credit card transactions in which you engage to fund your activities on the Site. The Site may also impose limitations on the net dollar amount you may lose on the Site during a specific period. Should your losses reach the internally-designated limit your play in Tournaments may be restricted. The Site reserves the right to change these dollar amount limitations at any time.
Accounts for individual use only
A player who makes a deposit to their Player Account becomes the sole owner and holder. Account Holders are solely responsible for all account obligations and entitled to all benefits. It is the responsibility of each account holder not to allow any other person to access your account, access the Site, accept any winnings, or participate in any tournament using your account information. Your account is not transferable to any other person. By registering and/or participating in any tournament offered on the Site, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Site harmless from or for any claims, liability, damages, and/or costs (including attorney fees) arising from any use of your account by any person.
Legality and Taxes
You are subject to all laws of the state, province and/or country in which you reside and from which you access the Site and are solely responsible for obeying those laws. It is the sole duty of each player to keep his/her account registration address current on our Site for compliance purposes. You agree the Site cannot be held liable if laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation. The Site makes no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, as to your legal right to participate in any tournament offered on the Site nor shall any person affiliated, or claiming affiliation, with the Site have authority to make any such representations or warranties. The Site reserves the right to monitor the location from which you access the Site and to block access from any jurisdiction in which participation is illegal or restricted.
The Site may require any participant receiving any prize to provide the Site with proof that he or she is eligible to participate. It is the policy of the Site, in compliance with United States Internal Revenue Service regulations, to send a Form 1099 to any person who wins in excess of $600 (USD) on the Site in any given year. However, you remain solely responsible for paying all federal and other taxes in accordance with the laws that apply in your state, province, and/or country of residence.
Acknowledgment of Proprietary Rights
By registering for an account and/or participating in any tournament offered on the Site, you acknowledge that all information contained on the Site may be protected, in all forms and media, by one or more valid copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that all such rights are owned by the Site. You may not modify, publish, or create derivative works from, or in any way exploit this information.
Credit Card and PayPal Use
Members must keep their personal account information (Name/Password) strictly confidential and are solely responsible for their account transactions. We utilize sophisticated encryption technology to ensure sensitive data is transferred securely. The Site is protected by trusted firewall systems, ensuring using your credit card on our Site is safe and secure. In order to maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we utilize appropriate electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
Any attempt to defraud the Site through the use of credit cards or other methods of payment, regardless of the outcome, or any failure by you to honor legitimate charges or requests for payment will result in immediate termination of your account, forfeiture of any prizes, and subject to civil and/or criminal prosecution.
You agree that the Site is not liable for any loss caused by any unauthorized use of your credit card or other method of payment by a third party (e.g. PayPal) in connection with this Site.
Free Promotional Bonuses
From time to time we offer FREE Promotional Bonuses as a reward for winning in free competitions or tournaments. The Bonuses are given free of charge and serve as a game bonus credit: although members cannot withdraw or transfer these, they can keep using them in a form of entry fees to compete in tournaments and win possible Prizes.
At registration, you are required to submit the following information: your user name, a password and your e-mail address. To participate in entry fee-based Tournaments, you are required to submit the following information: full name, permanent residential address, and credit card information. In addition, if your total winnings on the Site in any given year reach $600, the Site will request that you submit your social security number in order to send you a Form 1099, as required by Internal Revenue Service regulations. Failure to provide your social security number at that time will result in the Site's inability to credit your account for any winnings in excess of $600.
Accuracy of Information
You represent and warrant that all information you supply to the Site is complete and accurate. Knowingly submitting incomplete or inaccurate information will result in immediate termination of your account and forfeiture of any prizes to which you are otherwise entitled.
The Site only collects general demographic and other market information that does not personally identify you to any 3-rd party. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with your connection and to gather broad demographic usage information. The Site will not disclose any personally identifying information about you to third parties without your consent, except where the Site, in good faith, believes such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or to enforce these Terms and Conditions or other rules of the Site. Your acceptance of any prize from the Site constitutes consent for the Site's disclosure of personal information as described above. We monitor player traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop and enhance our Site and the Player experience.
Attempted Unauthorized Access or Tampering
By registering for an account and/or participating in any tournament offered on the Site, you agree that the Site is not responsible for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from tampering, or other unauthorized access or use of the Site or your account. Any attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site's systems or any account, interfere with procedures or performance of the Site, or deliberately damage or undermine the Site is subject to civil and/or criminal prosecution and will result in immediate termination of your account and forfeiture of any and all prizes.
Any attempt to participate in any Tournament or game offered on the Site by means of automatic, macro, programmed, computer-assisted or similar methods, or to otherwise commit fraud with regard to the Site, will result in civil and/or criminal prosecution, termination of your account, and forfeiture of any and all prizes.
By registering for an account, you agree that the Site may display your user name, state, profile picture, and tournament records. By accepting any prize from the Site, you agree to allow the Site to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide, in any media and at any time, your name and basic information like game(s) played and geography for promotional purposes without additional compensation.
By registering for an account and/or participating in any tournament offered on the Site, you agree not to use 'Spam' techniques to attempt to obtain referrals/affiliates to the Site. Engaging in 'Spam' techniques in connection with your participation on the Site will result in the immediate termination of your account and all your privileges.
Accounts not accessed for over 30 months may be purged. The Site also reserves the right to terminate your account or decline or limit your participation in any site activity for any reason, including, but not limited to harassment of other participants, posting of offensive material, making libelous statements, or any breach of the terms of the agreement between you and the Site, and any breach of the security of your account or the Site. Any violation of our Terms and Conditions by player and/or affiliate that includes but is not limited to spamming, promotion of illegal, offensive, pornographic material/content or any promotion of competing game sites will result in termination of account(s), forfeiture of any previously earned and future pending referral fees as well as liability for any additional damages suffered by us. By registering for an account and/or participating in any tournament offered on the Site, you consent to allow the Site to access your account information to investigate complaints or other allegations of abuse.
What We Expect from You-Your Responsibility
Registering for an account and/or participating in any tournament offered signifies your knowledge, understanding and full and unconditional acceptance of this agreement, in its’ most current version. The Site may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time; your continued use of the Site following such modifications signifies your acceptance of all those modifications. You are solely responsible periodically reviewing the Terms and Conditions for any such modifications.
If you have any questions about Terms & Conditions, you can contact us via Support@megadollargames.com and we would be glad to assist you. Your comments or questions are welcome anytime.
President and CEO, and the MegaDollarGames Staff