28. GAMING FACILITIES
28.1. The following terms apply only to Your use of the Gaming Facilities. Please note that in the event of any conflict between this Section 28 and the remaining Sections of these Terms and Conditions, the remaining Sections of these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.
28.2. Play Money and Real Money Games
By registering for the Gaming Facilities You will be able to access (through the Software (as defined below)) both 'play money' games and tournaments ('Play Money Games' or 'Play for Free Games' respectively) and 'real money' games and tournaments ('Real Money Games' or 'Play for Real Money Games' respectively), via the Gaming Facilities. No purchase is necessary or required to play the Play Money Games, save in respect to any cost You may incur to access the Gaming Facilities, charged by Your Internet service provider or telecommunications provider, and You may play the Play Money Games without betting money. We reserve the right to suspend, modify, remove and/or add any Gaming Facility in its sole discretion with immediate effect and by notifying You by email and, to the extent permitted by law, We will not be liable for any such action.
28.3. Rules and Procedures of the Gaming Facilities
You must use the Gaming Services in accordance with the generally accepted games rules set out in the Game Rules section, and the procedures relevant to the Gaming Service You are using specifically set out in the Games section of the PartyCasino.com online site, including but not limited to the Promotions section, Tournaments section, Game Instructions & Rules section, the Tell a Friend section, How to Play, Table Stakes, Tournaments, Tournament Rules, and any other page that specifically relates to and governs any particular event, game or tournament ('Rules').
We are committed to preventing the use of unfair practices in the Gaming Facility, including but not limited to player collusion. We are also committed to detecting and preventing the use of software programs which are designed to enable artificial intelligence to play on Our Platforms including, but not limited to, opponent-profiling, cheating software or anything else that We deem enables You to have an unfair advantage over other players not using such programs or systems ('AI Software'). You acknowledge that We will take measures to detect and prevent the use of such programs and AI Software using methods (including but not limited to reading the list of currently running programs on a player's computer) and You agree not to use any AI Software and/or any such programs. Go to Our Unfair Advantage Policy.
The use of Bot software programs is prohibited and We deem its use detrimental to other players. Our software may perform any or all of the following functions in order to detect the use of illicit automated programs and ensure that We maintain a 'cheat free' environment for all users: (1) scan Your list of active software applications while You are using the Facilities; (2) scan Your list of active processes while You are using the Facilities; and (3) scan the files in Your Facilities and site-related program folders to ensure that only 'non-hacked' versions of Our software are being used. If any of the foregoing processes reveals a suspect application or process, Our software may scan the files associated with the suspect application or process and compile a composite mesh (i.e., a profile that characterizes the files associated with the application or process) to be matched against profiles for known illicit automated programs. Our software will not perform any random search of large portions of Your hard drive, equipment or files, and it will not transmit any information to Us or to any third party other than the information necessary to identify use of illicit automated programs as described above. Our software will not alter any files or information on Your computer or other equipment and will not interfere with the operation of any of Your applications. You may terminate use of Our software at any time by uninstalling Our software package. We rely on legitimate interest to carry out this processing and We aim to provide a safe and fair gaming platform for all Our players. You can review Our privacy notice here.
You may install and use the software We make available from the Platforms used to provide the Gaming Facilities (the 'Software') on a hard disk or other storage device and make backup copies of the Software, provided that such use and backup copying is only for Your own personal use in using the Gaming Facilities in accordance with these Agreements, and further, that such installation and use is made through a computer or other device of which You are the primary user. The Software's structure, organisation and code are the valuable trade secrets of the Group and/or its associated companies and/or its licensors. You obtain no rights to the Software except to use it in accordance with these Agreements. Save as expressly permitted by law, You are strictly prohibited from, and agree not to modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software or any part of it or to create, publish or distribute derivative works from the Software. You agree that the Software will not be shipped, transferred or exported into any country or used in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
28.6. Shared Games, Table and Database Platform
We reserve the right, but are not obliged, to run and utilise a shared table, server and database platform or system ('Shared Game/Table Platform') which enables Gaming Facility users to play with players coming into the games, tables and tournaments from other websites and brands operating on the same Shared Game/Table Platform. If a Shared Game/Table Platform is used, You agree that You may be pooled into these common game/tables, at Our sole discretion, and that to the extent that You breach the terms and conditions of one site or brand that operates on the Shared Game/Table Platform, We may have You blocked, in part or full, from the entire system so that You may not play through any site or brand using or on the Shared Game/Table Platform. Without limitation to the restriction on having multiple Accounts with Us (please see Section 4), We may require that You only have one Account on the Shared Game/Table Platform if the same is used.
28.7. Play Money and Real Money Account Funding
'Play money' funds have no value and are kept separate from 'real money' funds. They are not transferable to a 'real money' account nor are they redeemable for any currency. We do not promise to accurately record the number of play money chips held by You and Your play money chips may be lost at any time. Further, We reserve the right to set a maximum chip limit for play money Accounts.
28.8. Settlement of In-Game Disputes
You fully accept and agree that random number generator ('RNG') software will determine the shuffling and dealing of cards and other randomly generated events required in the Gaming Facilities. If there is a discrepancy between the result showing on the Software (as installed and operated on Your hardware) and Our server, the result showing on Our server shall govern the result. Moreover, You understand and agree that (without prejudice to Your other rights and remedies) Our records shall be the final authority in determining the terms of Your use of the Gaming Facilities, the activity resulting therefrom and the circumstances in which such activity occurred.
28.9. Real Money Game and Tournament Currency
Where a Real Money Game or tournament is only available in a currency which is different from Your Account Currency You may in some cases be given the option to buy-in to the same in the currency of the relevant game/tournament. Such buy-in (together with any winnings) will be subject to the terms and Exchange Rates offered by Us at the relevant time. Please see Currency Converter and Frequently Asked Questions for further details. In all other cases You will only be permitted to place bets and wagers in Your Account currency.