The following "Vegas Promotion" will be conducted by RakeTheRake Group (RTR) the "Company" as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees to the following:
Dates of Promotion: The Vegas Promotion will run from 00:01 GMT on 1st November 2013 to Midnight on 30th April 2014.
How to Enter: Only accounts tracked to RTR are eligible for this promotion.
To enter the Vegas Promotion, players must submit an entry from the promotion page. Once your receive a seat/package acknowledgment from us, your play will count towards that seat/package. All the rake or points earned must be at the same qualifying room. You cannot mix and match rooms.
The % returns of the Vegas Promotion are high and so (while qualifying), players will not be eligible for any additional promotions including (but not limited to) rakeback, VIP programmes, bonuses of any type, races, gifts etc. from the room through which they are attempting to win a seat/package (unless otherwise stated below).
William Hill players are still eligible for the RTR monthly rake race.
NB William Hill Players from the UK are NOT eligible for this promotion sorry!
As such a player should not cash in or spend points they earn at the room. If a player inadvertently receives any rakeback, VIP cashback, bonus or payment or any additional promotion prize, from RTR or the Poker room it is his/her duty to inform RTR immediately. That promotion/prize will then be removed/returned. If the player has already taken partial or full advantage of the promotion/prize, it will be clawed back by the room or offset against your progress in the Vegas Promotion and you will be required to rake more or earn additional points accordingly to meet the Event Seat/Package requirement.
Once you reach your target you must inform us. We will then check the numbers and you will then receive an acknowledgment from us if you have successfully met your target. If you have not met the target we will inform you. If successful you will then be moved back to your normal rakeback or VIP programme. If you do not contact us when you have reached your target, you will only be compensated at a rate of the lesser of 20% or the VIP programme equivalent for the extra rake.
If you reach your seat/package target but decide to try for a higher one then you can do so by contacting us with your intention and receiving an acknowledgment from us. You should be sure that you can then reach the next target.
If there is any cash element to your package, this will be deposited to your poker account upon verification of you reaching your target rake/points.
There will also be a private RTR party for you and one guest on Saturday 28th June 2014 (to be confirmed)
Casino permitting, there will also be a private RTR NLHE turbo tournament with fabulous prizes for all qualifiers who are present at the time of the tournament also on Saturday 28th June 2014 (tbc).
The hotel element of any package includes a 4 night stay at one of Las Vegas's top hotels (hotel to be confirmed). This 4 night stay can be booked around the relevant Event. Please note the RTR party and private tournament will be held on Saturday 28th June 2014. Since the Main Event is possibly longer than 4 nights, qualifiers will need to use the cash element of their prizes to book the extra nights' hotel stay.
THE 2014 SERIES EVENTS
The 2014 Events that you are qualifying for are as follows
Sunday 29th June - $1,000 - Event #54: No-Limit Hold'em
Monday 30th June - $2,500 - Event #56: No-Limit Hold'em
Tuesday 1st July - $5,000 - Event #57: No-Limit Hold'em
Thursday 3rd July - $10,000 - Event #61: Pot-Limit Omaha
Saturday 5th July - $10,000 - Event #62: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
These dates and Event Numbers are based on the 2013 Schedule and maybe subject to change. As soon as the 2014 schedule is released we will update the dates. In any event, qualifiers will have at least 2 months to book flights and accommodation where necessary. In the event that there is no $1,000 NLHE Event at all in the 2014 schedule, and instead the lowest entry fee is $1,500 players will be given the option to make up the difference in cash personally or to rake the necessary extra if time allows (or earn the necessary points). If neither is possible then the qualifier will be compensated for an amount equivalent to what they would have received under the regular rakeback or VIP programme during the qualification period.
CHANGING YOUR TARGET OR FALLING SHORT OF YOUR TARGET
Once you reach your seat/package target you must inform us. You will then be moved back to your normal rakeback or VIP programme. If you do not tell us ASAP, you will only be compensated at a rate of the 20% for the extra rake. So don't forget!
If you initially choose one seat/package target but decide to try for a higher one then you can do so by contacting us with your intention and receiving an acknowledgment from us. But make sure you can reach it the next target or you will only earn 20% on the extra rake if you don't make it!
If you initially opt for a high seat/package but feel you cannot make it, you can change to a lower target by contacting us with your intention and receiving an acknowledgment form us. However if you have already raked or earned points in excess of the lower seat/package target, you will only receive 20% of the value of the excess rake to your poker account. Example: You aim for V1 + Hotel and have raked $3,000. You decide you cannot reach $3999 and so opt for just the V1 seat which required $1,999 in rake. In this instance you will be awarded your seat only + 20% of the $1,001 extra rake.
If you fail to reach a seat/package target you will be rewarded with the next lowest target you did reach + 20% of the extra amount you have raked.
If you apply for any seat or package but do not even reach the V1 Seat Only target, you will receive 20% of any amount you have raked.
PUBLICITY & SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENTS
By entering the promotion all qualifying players agree to wear branding of the room they qualified through and an RTR patch on their shirt/jacket in full view while seated at the Event table and for any TV, photos and post Event interview opportunities. Players who do not wish to wear such patches should not opt in for this promotion. Players refusing to wear the patches as required will be liable for the cost of their entire seat/package.
By participating, where allowed by law, all participants and winner(s) grant the Company exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other Promotions and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating, where allowed by law, participants agree that the Company may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Promotion to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.
Participants must be at least 21 years at the start of the Events they are trying to qualify for. If you will be under 21 on that date then do not bother opting in.
A player can only win one seat/package.
TRANSFER OR EXCHANGE OF SEATS/PACKAGES
We will manually buy you in to the WSOP* events in Las Vegas. All seats/packages are strictly non-transferrable. There will be no exceptions so don't ask us. Seats can be redeemed with RTR for cash at 30% of the face value of the seat value. For example, a $1,000 NLHE seat can be exchanged for $300. Please note that 30% of face value will be equivalent to 12%-18% of actual rake so if you don't intend to go to Vegas, do not opt in for this promotion. If you do exchange your seat for cash, the hotel element of the package if there is one, will be exchanged for $250. All monies will be put in to the poker account of the room through which you qualified.
By participating, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Company, its employees and agents, the Vegas Promotion's sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Vegas Promotion, or from the use of any prize.
CONDUCT & DECISIONS
By participating in the Vegas Promotion, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Vegas Promotion, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behaviour is prohibited. The Company will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Vegas Promotion and the Company's decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Vegas Promotion is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to terminate the Vegas Promotion, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Company deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Company and are final. The Company may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.
Each participant may be required by Company to submit proof of eligibility to claim the promotional prize(s). The Company may substitute promotional prizes, amend the rules, or discontinue the Promotion at any time as may be posted on the website. The Vegas Promotion is subject to change at any time. The Vegas Promotion is a package of promotional prize(s) and cannot be segregated or otherwise separated by the participant.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales as are in force from time to time including, without limitation, the Electronic Communications Act, 2000 (C.7). By accepting this Agreement, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the location that we determine in our sole discretion in respect of any disputes arising out of, or connected with, this Agreement. Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent us from applying to the courts of any jurisdiction for such provisional or protective measures as are available under the laws of that jurisdiction.