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  1. The 'RakeTheRake King of Gamers Poker' tournament (the "Competition") is open to any new player who signs up for a PokerStars account through RakeTheRake from 13 December 2012. Players must be aged 18 and over. Proof of identity and age may be required.
  2. Fresh Egg LTD (the "Promoter") is the promoter of this competition and can be contacted via email at socialmedia@freshegg.com.
  3. The host of the competition is RakeTheRake.com and is known as the "Competition host" for the purposes of these terms and conditions.
  4. The competition will use a 3rd party service "PokerStars" to administer poker matches.
  5. The Competition is not open to employees or agencies of the Promoter, their group companies or family members or anyone else connected directly to the Competition host or to the Promoter.
  6. Using a false name or address will result in disqualification.


  1. Entry to the competition is obtained in the following way only: Complete the competition entry form at www.raketherake.com/king-of-gamers. A RakeTheRake and PokerStars account is required for entry in to the tournament.
  2. A person may enter only once per qualifying event, but may enter multiple qualifying events. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. You are responsible for the cost (if any) of sending your Competition entry to us.
  3. No responsibility is taken for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt.
  4. No purchase necessary.
  5. Entries made online using methods generated by a script or macro or the use of automated devices will not be counted.
  6. As part of the acceptance of entry, all players agree to abide by the rules of PokerStars, specifically those contained within the Terms of Service: http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/room/tos/
  7. Any player failing to adhere to the Terms of Service on PokerStars or breaking any rule of entry may be subject to immediate removal from the tournament.
  8. Players who wish to compete in a qualifier tournament will be required to sign up via the RakeTheRake.com website at least 5 days prior to the qualifier tournament. The cut off time and date for each qualifier tournament is Friday at 2am. Entries received after this time will NOT be entered in to the next qualifier tournament, but instead will be entered for the subsequent qualifier tournament. The last entry for the qualifiers will be February 1st and any entry received after this date will not be permitted to enter the qualifier tournaments.
  9. Entries in to each qualifier will be limited to a maximum of 27,000 players.

The Prize

  1. The Prize of the competition is a cash payment broken down in the following ways:
    1. Prize money up to the value of £250 will be distributed to each qualifying tournament based on PokerStars standard prize distribution model.
    2. Prize money for the grand final will total £5,000 and be distributed in the following way.
  • 1st place: £3,000
  • 2nd place: £1,500
  • 3rd place: £500
  • 4th place: £300
  • 5th place: £200
  1. The prize is not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
  2. The top five finishers in the grand final will be awarded prize money. The prize money for the qualifying tournaments will be distributed based on the standard PokerStars distribution model subject to a maximum combined total per qualifier of £250.
  3. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for other prizes and will be paid in UK sterling and in to the PokerStars account of the prize winners.
  4. The Promoter retains the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event the original prize offered is not available.
  5. The prize will be paid out within 30 days of the closure of the Competition; however The Promoter cannot guarantee delivery times and payment is dependent on players providing correct details.


  1. The Competition will run for five days over five weeks starting on January 16th 2013.
  2. The qualifier tournaments will be "free rolls". There is no payment to enter these.
  3. There will be 4 qualifying tournaments. Only the top two finishers in each qualifier tournament will be given a place in the grand final.
  4. The 4 qualifying tournaments run on:
    1. January 16th 2013
    2. January 23rd 2013
    3. January 30th 2013
    4. February 6th 2013
  5. The Competition closes after the final round of the grand final which takes place on February 13th 2013.
  6. Qualification to the grand final closes after the final hand is dealt on February 6th 2013 and no further qualification will be possible.
  7. Should a player not be able to attend the grand finals for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to fill the spot by inviting a reserve player who may or may not have played during the qualification process.
  8. There will be nine players in the Grand Final. This is made up of 8 qualifiers (2 from each qualifier tournament) and one professional poker player to be announced publicly on the RakeTheRake.com blog.
  9. If a player wins or finishes second in more than one qualifier, the place will be given to the next highest finisher in that qualifier. A player may NOT qualify for the grand final more than once, but can however compete in as many qualifiers as they would like to. All players are eligible for prize money in the qualifying tournaments regardless of whether they have qualified for the grand final and only the position is transferrable to the next highest finisher.

The winner

  1. The winner will be the player who remains in the competition the longest based on the rules of the game of Texas No Limit Holdem poker as seen here: http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/games/rules/
  2. Details of the winner can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address: Fresh Egg Ltd, 1-13 Buckingham Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1TH.
  3. The winner may be required for promotional activity and by entering the competition accepts that their name and address may be published or provided if requested as per the terms and conditions contained within.

Data protection & privacy

  1. Any personal data relating to entrants will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual's consent (other than the winning entry), other than the Promoter, the Competition Host and PokerStars. Data relating to entrants will be retained by the Promoter and Competition host for a reasonable period after the Competition closes to assist in operating competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries on the Competition.
  2. Information provided to enter the competition may be used, shared or published or used for publicity in a digital format and includes your name, your location and/or profile picture.
  3. If an Entrant does not wish for their personal information to be used for marketing purposes, a request to remove consent for personal information to be used for marketing purposes should be submitted in writing to the Competition host.


  1. The Competition Host reserves the right to cancel any tournament if it deems entries to be lower than expected.
  2. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude the liability of the Promoter or the Competition host for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence.
  3. The Promoter, PokerStars and the Competition Host accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Competition or accepting the prize. The Promoter further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Competition.
  4. The Promoter reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Competition with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters under its control is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. The Promoter shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.
  6. In the case of dispute, the Competition Host's decision is final.
  7. The Competition will be governed by English law.
  8. Promoter: Fresh Egg Ltd, 1-13 Buckingham Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1TH.

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