These terms and conditions are the rules constituting and governing the relationship between the players and Unibet during the Unibet Open event, as stated herein and to which the parties agree upon.

Unibet International Ltd is a company duly registered on the 28th March 2000, under the laws of Malta;
Registration No. C 26127;
Registered Office and Business Address:
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The Unibet Open is a series of live €1,000 poker tournaments held around Europe. For the full schedule, please visit the Home tab. The four-day events are usually capped at 400 players, and are comprehensively covered live on the Unibet Open website.

  1. Each player may only win one package trip/seat to any Unibet Open event.
  2. Package trips/seats to the event are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash.
  3. Packages/seats won to a specific event may not be exchanged for a package/seat to a future Unibet Open event.
  4. The Unibet account holder will be allowed to do one direct buy-in for himself only.
  5. If you win a seat/package and you’re unable to attend the event, your prize will be forfeited.
  6. Packages are valued at a total of €3,000
  7. Seats (only) are valued at the equivalent of $1100
  8. Full package qualifiers will get €750 travel money into their poker accounts within 72h from qualification. Players are responsible for their own travel arrangements.
  9. No cash alternative will be offered if players win a package but do not require hotel accommodation.
  10. Hotel accommodation will be booked for 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis – only applicable for full package qualifiers. Players will be responsible for all additional charges to their room – internet, mini-bar, etc.
  11. Travel insurance cover is not included in the trip. Unibet strongly advises you to ensure that your current insurance policy covers your trip or that you purchase such insurance before travelling.
  12. Players who qualify for seats to Unibet Open events through Unibet promotions, satellites or sponsorship deals are restricted from wearing competitor branded apparel.
  13. Unibet qualified players may wear branded Unibet apparel or have the option of not wearing any branded apparel.
  14. Unibet sponsored players are required to wear Unibet branded apparel on the Final table at the Unibet Open.
  15. Players who are sponsored by competitors are required to adhere to the general terms regarding logos.
  16. This information may be found at www.unibetopen.com on the tournament information page.
  17. Each attending player must sign full Terms and Conditions document prior to participation at the Unibet Open tournament.
  18. Unibet reserves the right to change these conditions at any time.
  19. Unibet reserves the right to withdraw this campaign at any time.
  1. Entry into the European Open Poker Tournament (the “Tournament”) is open to Red Card members who register for the Tournament by i) paying the $1,100 USD entry fee which consists of the $1,020 Buy-In plus the $80 registration fee (collectively the “Tournament Fee”) to the Wynn poker cashier and ii) complete the necessary Tournament registration paperwork including but not limited to a Video and Photo Recording Release providing consent to be on a live streamed online broadcast as detailed below.
  2. Separate terms and conditions apply for Red Card membership. Please see the Red Card Desk for details.
  3. To be eligible to participate in the Tournament, the Tournament Fee must be paid in full prior to the start of level 10 on either Day 1A or Day 1B.
  4. Players are allowed one (1) re-entry into the Tournament per each starting day for a maximum total of two (2) re-entries. Re-entry Fees are equal to the Tournament Fee of $1,100 USD ($1,020 Buy-In plus the $80 registration fee).  The Re-Entry Fee must be paid in full prior to the start of Level 10 on either Day 1A or Day 1B by the participant for each re-entry.
  5. The Tournament Fee and Re-Entry Fee will only be accepted in the form of cash or Wynn Las Vegas gaming chips. Three percent (3%) of the $1,020 Buy-In of each Tournament Fee and Re-Entry Fee (“prize pool”) will be retained by Wynn Las Vegas as a service charge for poker staff.
  6. Prior to the start of the Tournament, Wynn Las Vegas reserves the right to cancel or modify the Tournament or any element thereof at any time, for any reason and without prior notice or liability.
  7. Tournament play will take place in the Wynn Las Vegas poker room and the Encore Player’s Lounge, located across from the Wynn Poker Room in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.
  8. Day One (1): There will be two (2) starting days of the Tournament.  The first starting day (“Day 1A”) will begin on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.  The second starting day (“Day 1B”) will begin on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.  Tournament play on Day 1A will conclude when approximately fifteen percent (15%) of the starting field remains. Tournament play on Day 1B will conclude when the tournament clock reaches the same time that Day 1A concluded.
  9. Day Two (2): Day 2 will begin on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. with the Tournament clock beginning at the time of Day 1A’s ending. Tournament play on Day 2 will conclude when the players for the final table have been determined.
  10. Day Three (3): Day 3 will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. and will conclude when a Tournament winner is declared.
  11. The final table will be played nine (9) handed.
  12. Play levels are forty (40) minutes on Day 1A and Day 1B and sixty (60) minutes on Day 2 and Day 3. On Day 1, there will be fifteen (15) minute breaks after every three (3) levels. On Day 2 and Day 3, there will be a 15 minute break after every two (2) levels.  Dinner break is after level 9 for one (1) hour, approximately 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day.
  13. The number of tables used will be determined by the total number of players. There will be a maximum of nine (9) players per table, subject to adjustments required at tournament staff discretion. Tournament Staff shall use its best efforts to uniformly distribute the number of players per table in accordance with Wynn/TDA rules.
  14. Each player will start with 20,000 in Tournament chips. Each player who purchases a re-entry will be give an additional 20,000 in Tournament chips. Tournament chips may not be used for any other purpose and must be returned to Wynn Las Vegas at the end of the Tournament. Tournament chips have no cash value.
  15. Tournament play will be No-Limit Texas Hold ′em. Each advancing player will take their Tournament chip stack with them to the next day of Tournament play.  A player must be present at the conclusion of play each day to verify and “bag” their own Tournament chip stack.  A bag without a player’s name may be removed from play.
  16. During Tournament play, there shall be one (1) table featured for live stream online viewing (“Feature Table”). Approximately every two (2) hours, a Tournament table in progress will be selected to be the Feature Table.  At the next applicable break, the players at the selected table will be moved to the Feature Table.  In accordance with the Video and Photo Recording Release, players refusing to move to the Feature Table will be disqualified and their Tournament chips removed from play.  The final table will take place at the Feature Table.
  17. Table and seat assignments will be randomly assigned for Day Two of the Tournament. There will be a redraw for the button placement at the beginning of Day Two.
  18. There will be a table and seat redraw when the Tournament reaches twenty-seven (27) players.
  19. At the conclusion of Day 2, the remaining nine (9) players will draw for their final table seat assignment. There will be a redraw for the button placement at the beginning of Day Three.
  20. Tournament play will use a dead button.
  21. Standard Poker Tournament Directors Association (TDA) and Wynn Las Vegas poker rules apply unless in conflict with the Tournament rules, in which case the Tournament rules shall prevail.
  22. The Floor Person or Tournament Director is to consider the best interests of the game and fairness as the top priority in the decision-making process. Unusual circumstances can, on occasion, dictate that decisions in the interest of fairness take priority over the technical interpretation of the rules.
  23. A player must be at their seat by the time the second card hits the dealer button on the initial dealing round or the player will have a dead hand. “At their seat” means within reach of the player’s chair.
  24. Chip stacks of registered players who have received a seat assignment will be put into play when the Tournament reaches capacity and alternate players are waiting.
  25. In the event a player is not in their seat once Tournament play begins on Day 2 or Day 3 they will be blinded off until they are eliminated from the Tournament.
  26. When raising, the player must either put the amount of the raise out in one motion or state their raise amount. If the player states the amount, the player may make more than one motion.
  27. All cards will be turned face up once a player is all-in and all action is complete.
  28. A player who exposes his cards during the play may incur a penalty, but will not have his hand killed.
  29. Anytime when facing a bet or a blind, placing a single oversized Tournament chip in the pot is a call if a raise isn’t first verbally declared. To raise with an oversized Tournament chip, raise must be declared before the Tournament chip hits the table surface. If raise is declared (but no amount), the raise is the maximum allowable for that Tournament chip. When not facing a bet or a blind, placing an oversized Tournament chip in the pot without declaration is a bet of the maximum for that Tournament chip.
  30. Verbal declarations as to the content of a player’s hand are not binding; however at management’s discretion, any player deliberately miscalling his hand may be penalized.
  31. Verbal declarations in turn are binding. Action out of turn may be binding.
  32. Dealers cannot kill a winning hand that was turned face up and was the winning hand.
  33. If a dealer kills an unprotected hand, the player will have no redress and will not be entitled to his money back.
  34. All Tournament chips must be visibly displayed at all times. Players shall not have Tournament chips out of sight at any time. A player who has Tournament chips in his/her pocket may forfeit those Tournament chips.
  35. A player who wants to talk on a cellular phone must step away from the table. Players may not use cellphones or handheld telecommunications devices while the player has a live hand in play. No cellphones or handheld telecommunications devices will be allowed at the Feature Table. At the Tournament Director’s discretion, this rule may be extended to other periods of Tournament play.
  36. English is the official Tournament language. Conversations between players in any other language will not be permitted while a hand is in play. Players in violation will receive a warning, and further instances may result in penalties up to disqualification and forfeiture of any prize.
  37. A penalty MAY be invoked if a player exposes any card with action pending, throws a card off the table, violates the one-player-to-a-hand rule, or similar incidents take place. Penalties WILL be invoked in cases of soft play, abuse, or disruptive behavior. Penalties available to the Tournament Director or Floor Person include verbal warnings and “missed hand” penalties. Except for a one-hand penalty, missed hand penalties will be assessed as follows: the offender will miss one hand for every player, including the offender, who is at the table when the penalty is given multiplied by the number of rounds specified in the penalty. For the period of the penalty, the offender shall remain away from the table but will continue to be dealt in. Tournament Director or Floor Person can assess a one-hand penalty, one-round, two-round, three-round, four-round penalty or disqualification. A player who is disqualified shall have his or her Tournament chips removed from play. Repeat infractions are subject to escalating penalties.
  38. Collusion between players will not be accepted by Wynn Las Vegas and will lead to disqualification.
  39. Wynn Las Vegas Management reserves the right to suspend the Tournament for review purposes in the event a Tournament chip count has been conducted and Wynn Las Vegas Management believes the Tournament chip count has been compromised.
  40. Smoking, including but not limited to vaping, is NOT permitted in the poker room or tournament area.
  41. In case of a dispute, it is the player’s responsibility to bring it to the attention of the Tournament Director or Floor Person before the next hand is dealt.
  42. Players and their guests must be at least 21 years of age.
  43. Wynn Las Vegas reserves the right to refuse entry to any individual.
  44. Wynn Las Vegas reserves the right to disqualify any person before, during or after the Tournament.
  45. Tournament Fees and Re-Entry Fees are non-transferable and non-refundable once player has taken a seat; subject to Management’s sole discretion.
  46. Winners are responsible for verifying prize payment amounts prior to signing prize payout slips and accepting prizes.
  47. Winners are responsible for any applicable taxes and all other fees.
  48. Winners must provide appropriate tax identification information including but not limited to, a valid government issued photo identification and a valid social security number (SSN) or individual tax identification number (ITIN). Nonresident aliens may be subject to a thirty percent (30%) withholding requirement.
  49. Tax form W-2G will be issued to all players winning in excess of $5,000, net of the Tournament Fee or Re-Entry Fee.
  50. Subject to the Gaming Control Board’s appeals process, all decisions made by Wynn Las Vegas Management or the Tournament Director regarding all aspects of the Tournament are considered final.
  51. Problem Gambling HelpLine 800.522.4700. Know your limits®.
  1. Each player may only win one package trip/seat to any Unibet Open event.
  2. Package trips/seats to the event are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash.
  3. Packages/seats won to a specific event may not be exchanged for a package/seat to a future Unibet Open event.
  4. The Unibet account holder will be allowed to do one direct buy-in for himself only.
  5. If you win a seat/package and you’re unable to attend the event, your prize will be forfeited.
  6. Packages are valued at a total of €2,000
  7. Seats (only) are valued at €1100
  8. Full package qualifiers will get €250 travel money into their poker accounts within 72h from qualification. Players are responsible for their own travel arrangements.
  9. No cash alternative will be offered if players win a package but do not require hotel accommodation.
  10. Hotel accommodation will be booked for 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis – only applicable for full package qualifiers. Players will be responsible for all additional charges to their room – internet, mini-bar, etc.
  11. Travel insurance cover is not included in the trip. Unibet strongly advises you to ensure that your current insurance policy covers your trip or that you purchase such insurance before travelling. 
  12. Players who qualify for seats to Unibet Open events through Unibet promotions, satellites or sponsorship deals are restricted from wearing competitor branded apparel.
  13. Unibet qualified players may wear branded Unibet apparel or have the option of not wearing any branded apparel.
  14. Unibet sponsored players are required to wear Unibet branded apparel on the Final table at the Unibet Open.
  15. Players who are sponsored by competitors are required to adhere to the general terms regarding logos. This information may be found at www.unibetopen.com on the tournament information page.
  16. Each attending player must sign full Terms and Conditions document prior to participation at the Unibet Open tournament.
  17. Unibet reserves the right to change these conditions at any time.
  18. Unibet reserves the right to withdraw this campaign at any time.

 REGULATIONS RELATED TO THE WEARING OF COMPETITOR LOGOS

  1. Players will be allowed to wear competitor logos/branding on their shirts only under the following conditions:
    1. One breast pocket logo no larger than 70 square cm;
    2. Two upper shirt sleeve logos no larger than 25 square cm (one on each sleeve);
    3. No other branding on any part of the clothing, caps, body or card protectors etc. will be allowed
  2. Unibet-sponsored players must wear logos/branding from the start of the tournament. This includes the final table.
  3. No more than two players on the final table may wear the logos of any third party engaged in a business that directly or indirectly competes with Unibet’s business or any of Unibet’s brands.
  4. Players who qualify for seats to Unibet Open events through Unibet promotions, satellites or sponsorship deals cannot wear competitor branded apparel. Unibet sponsored players are required to wear Unibet branded apparel on the final table at the Unibet Open.
  5. Unibet Open and the Tournament Director will have absolute discretion to approve or remove any logo, image or words on the players’ clothing and apparel, which in the opinion of Unibet Open or the Tournament Director contravenes the requirements of the broadcaster, Unibet Open or any regulatory body.

II. WINNINGS

  1. The payment of winnings is the responsibility of the Casino/Venue and shall be done according to the Casino rules. For security reasons, Unibet recommends to the Player to accept receipt of payment of winnings to their private bank account. The Player is responsible and assumes any risk related to carrying his winnings in cash.
  2. The Player shall be responsible for making payment of tax, if any in his country, relating to his winnings, if any, while participating in the Tournament.
  3. If for any reason the Tournament cannot be finished on Day 3 and the organisers are not able to announce the winner, the Tournament will continue online on the Unibet site within 14 days, at a time convenient for the final table players.

III. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: IMAGE RIGHTS, COPYRIGHTS

  1. Players participating in Unibet Open Tournaments are required to permit their image to be shown on television internationally, without restriction and in all forms of media. Entry into each tournament is taken as that player giving their consent to participate in the TV or other media coverage. Further-more, all consents under the UK Performers Rights Protection Acts 1958 to 1972, or under similar legislation in other countries of the world in connection with the player’s performance in any event forming part of the Unibet Open Tour, and the exploitation of the player’s performance in any event on the Unibet Open Tour by any means and in all media including (but not limited to) all forms of theatrical exhibition, television broadcast, internet, and videogram exploitation are hereby granted and assigned by the Player to Unibet.
  2. Any player participating in any event on a Unibet Open Tour acknowledges that all intellectual property rights including but not limited to copyright and image rights, in any pictures, film and/or video or other recordings of themselves taken or made in context of the ‘Unibet Open’ shall belong to Unibet on a worldwide and unlimited basis.
  3. The player warrants to Unibet that they are able to assign such rights and give such acknowledgement.
  4. The preliminary rounds, and the final table, will be filmed for transmission and broadcast as a delayed television series or live streaming on Unibet.com

IV. GENERAL BEHAVIOUR

  1. Any player in any event at the Unibet Open agrees to carry out any reasonable request by Unibet during the event to assist in publicizing, televising or promoting the event.
  2. Any player playing in any event on the Unibet Open agrees to disclose their hole cards to the hidden camera at the final table and any refusal to do so could lead to disqualification from the event with no prize money being awarded and no refunds given.
  3. Players must make themselves available to attend press conferences and/or television interviews at any reasonable time during any event on the Unibet Open tour if requested by Unibet or the Tournament Director.
  4. Unibet reserves the right to add or amend any tournament rules, as they feel appropriate. This will be done for the benefit of the game and all participants will be informed of such changes as and when they occur. A condition of entry into any tournament on the Unibet Open will be the completion and signing of a release form detailing all the above and distributed at the individual events by Unibet Open Tour and the event organisers.
  5. Unibet shall in no way be liable for any injuries, losses, damages or expenses suffered or incurred by any winner of a Package as a direct or indirect result of accepting the Package and participating in any Unibet Open events.
  6. Players must sign this agreement prior to participation at the Unibet Open tournament. The contract will be archived. Players’ data will not be used for any commercial purpose and will not be communicated to any third party.

V. POKER COMPLEMENTARY RULES

  1. Seating assignment will be determined by random draw and will not be transferable.
  2. A draw for the button will be held at each table at the beginning of the tournament and also at the final table.
  3. Players will be allocated the exact same number of chips as all other players and this amount bears no relation to the buy-in of the event.
  4. All chips must be visibly displayed at all times. A player’s highest denomination chips cannot be ‘hidden’ and must be visible at all times. Players may not have tournament chips in their pockets at any time. A player who has chips in his pocket will forfeit the chips and will receive a penalty as per (32). The forfeited chips will be taken out of play from the tournament.
  5. There will be no foreign chips allowed on the table except for a maximum of one card protector.
  6. When it is time to colour up chips, they will be raced off with a maximum of one chip going to any player. The chip race will always start in the No 1 seat. A player cannot be raced out of a tournament. In the event that a player has only one chip left, the regular race procedure will take place. If that player loses the race, he will be given one chip of the smallest denomination still in play.
  7. Betting will be in clockwise order and must be in turn.
  8. Verbal declarations in turn are binding. Action out of turn may be binding:
    1. If a player bets, raises or calls out of turn the bet stands.
    2. If the player who should have acted first chooses to bet more than the out-of-turn bet, the player who acted out of turn can either make up the difference to call, or take back his bet and fold, or re-raise.
  9. If a player puts in a raise of 50% or more of the previous bet, he will be required to make a full raise. The raise will be exactly the minimum raise allowed.
  10. An oversized chip placed in the pot before the flop with no verbal declaration will be considered a call; after the flop an oversized chip put into the pot will constitute the size of the bet.
  11. When raising, a player must put the amount of the raise out in one motion or state the raise amount. By stating the word ‘raise’ a player protects his right to raise, but the raise must be made in one additional motion unless the player states the amount of the raise.
  12. Over-blinds (straddles) are not permitted in tournament play.
  13. Under-raises are only permitted if a player is going “all-in”. Less than a full raise does not re-open the betting to a player who has already acted.
  14. Players must be in their seat when the dealer finishes the deal. If the player is not in their seat then the dealer will muck their hand immediately.
  15. All cards will be turned face up once a player is all in and all action is complete.
  16. Tournament play will use a ‘dead button’.
  17. When time has elapsed in a round and a new round is announced, the new limits apply to the next hand. A hand has begun with the first riffle.
  18. Players may not ask for deck changes.
  19. The one player to a hand role will be enforced.
  20. No “rabbit hunting” is allowed.
  21. A player who intentionally dodges his blinds when moving from a broken table may forfeit the blinds and incur a penalty. The money will be put into the next pot and considered dead money.
  22. A player wanting to use a cellular phone must step away from the table.
  23. Verbal declarations regarding your own hand are not binding and commenting on the possible contents of an opponent’s hand is allowed for the purposes of the televised tournament. However this only applies to players involved in the hand and not to players who have already passed their hand.
  24. Players who are not in the hand may not discuss the hand in play until all action is completed. Discussing cards discarded is not allowed.
  25. No player will be allowed to expose his or her cards during a hand.
  26. It is a player’s responsibility to protect his or her own hands at all times. If a dealer kills an unprotected hand, the player will have no redress and will not be entitled to his money back. An exception would be if a player raised and his raise had not been called yet, he would be entitled to receive his raise back.
  27. Dealers cannot kill a winning hand that was turned face up and was obviously the winning hand.
  28. Floor people are to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as top priority in the decision making process. Unusual circumstances can, on occasion, dictate that the technical interpretation of the roles be ignored in the interest of fairness. The floor manager’s decision is final.
  29. In the event that two or more players bust out “simultaneously” (as defined by the floor manager), the chip stacks that each player began the hand with will be used to determine finish order in the tournament. This includes players busting out simultaneously at different tables. Please note that this protocol is different to that used by the WSOP.
  30. Management reserves the right to cancel or alter any event at its sole discretion in the best interest of the tournament or its players.
  31. Tournament tables will be kept balanced. Players will be moved from the big blind to the worst position.
  32. Penalties available for use by the tournament director are 10, 20, 30 and 40 minutes away from the table and may be used with discretion. If these prove insufficient, a player may be disqualified. A player who is disqualified shall have his chips removed from play.
  33. The procedure for calling the clock shall be as follows: once a reasonable amount of time has passed and the clock is called for, a player will be given one minute to make a decision. If action has not been taken after 50 seconds have elapsed, there will be a 10-second countdown. If a player has not acted on his hand by the time the countdown is over, the hand will be dead.
  34. The use of bad language is strictly forbidden and will lead to penalties being imposed on the offending player(s).
  35. In the event of any disputes arising during any Unibet Open event, the Tournament Director’s decision is final.
  36. Any player who leaves a tournament at any stage, and for whatever reason, is deemed to have forfeited their game and, as such, is not entitled to claim entitlement to money on the basis of their position in that tournament.

VI. FINAL TABLE WEBCASTING WITH HOLE CARD CAMERAS

  1. The Event will be filmed for transmission and live webcast by a production company.
  2. The Final Table of the Main Event will be filmed for live transmission with a 20 minute delay with all cards visible, including Players’ hole cards.
  3. In accordance with clause III. 1) and 2) all Players competing in the Event shall  permit the use of their image, name and voice without any restriction and in all media.
  4. All Players competing in the Main Event at the Unibet Open agree that their hole cards shall be disclosed and visible to members of the webcast production team within a dedicated, specified area at the Final Table.
  5. Refusal of any Player at the Final Table to disclose their hole cards could lead to disqualification from the Event. In such an event, Players shall not be entitled to any prize money  or refunds.
  6. Players competing at the Final Table with their hole cards visible agree to the following restrictions:
  7. The Players shall be sequestered and have no contact or communication with the “outside world” (including players already eliminated from the Event, spectators, and members of the casino or Unibet staff except for personnel necessary to the running of the tournament) from the start of the Final Table until they are eliminated, including during all breaks.
  8. The Players at the Final Table shall be provided with dedicated bathroom facilities, rest area, smoking room and restaurant for their use while they are sequestered.
  9. No electronic equipment or communication devices shall be used by the Players at the Final Table from the start of play until play has finished. All devices will be collected by casino personnel before play begins at the Final Table, and will be returned to the Players after play has finished.
  10. Players at the Final Table shall not communicate with anyone except other Players competing at the Final Table and staff from the start of play at the Final Table until play has ended.
  11. Any medical conditions or special requirements that could be relevant to these restrictions shall be reported to the Tournament Director before play commences at the Final Table.
  12. In case of any medical or personal emergencies, disputes, or any other issue that arises, the decision of the Tournament Director is final.
  13. The organisers reserve the right to cancel or stop the webcast at any time and without notice.