These terms and conditions are the rules constituting and governing the relationship between the players and the Caribbean Poker Tour named as CPT during the tour events, as stated herein and to which the parties agree upon. The CPT is a product of ICU Events Gmbh, a company duly registered under the laws of Austria.
I. REGULATIONS RELATED TO THE WEARING OF COMPETITOR LOGOS
- Players will be allowed to wear competitor logos/branding on their shirts only under the following conditions:
- One breast pocket logo no larger than 70 square cm;
- Two upper shirt sleeve logos no larger than 25 square cm (one on each sleeve);
- No other branding on any part of the clothing, caps, body or card protectors etc. will be allowed
- CPT 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 CPT or the Tournament Director contravenes the requirements of the broadcaster, CPT or any regulatory body.
III. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: IMAGE RIGHTS, COPYRIGHTS
- The payment of winnings is the responsibility of the Casino/Venue and shall be done according to the Casino rules. For security reasons, CPT 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.
- 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.
- If for any reason the Tournament cannot be finished and the organizers are not able to announce the winner, the Tournament will continue online on a named partner site within 14 days, at a time convenient for the final table players.
IV. GENERAL BEHAVIOUR
- Players participating in CPT 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 CPT, and the exploitation of the player’s performance in any event on the CPT by any means and in all media including (but not limited to) all forms of theatrical exhibition, television broadcast, internet, and video gram exploitation are hereby granted and assigned by the Player to CPT.
- Any player participating in any event on a CPT tournament 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 ‘Caribbean Poker Tour’ shall belong to CPT on a worldwide and unlimited basis.
- The player warrants to CPT that they are able to assign such rights and give such acknowledgement.
- The preliminary rounds, and the final table, will be filmed for transmission and broadcast as a delayed television series or live streaming worldwide!
V. POKER COMPLEMENTARY RULES
- Any player in any event at the Caribbean Poker Tour agrees to carry out any reasonable request by Caribbean Poker Tour during the event to assist in publicizing, televising or promoting the event.
- Any player playing in any event on the Caribbean Poker Tour 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.
- Players must make themselves available to attend press conferences and/or television interviews at any reasonable time during any event on the Caribbean Poker Tour if requested by Caribbean Poker Tour or the Tournament Director in charge!
- Caribbean Poker Tour 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 CPT will be the completion and signing of a release form detailing all the above and distributed at the individual events by CPT and the event organizers.
- CPT 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 CPT events.
- Players must sign this agreement prior to participation at the CPT 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.
VI. FINAL TABLE WEBCASTING WITH HOLE CARD CAMERAS
- Seating assignment will be determined by random draw and will not be transferable.
- A draw for the button will be held at each table at the beginning of the tournament and also at the final table.
- 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.
- 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.
- There will be no foreign chips allowed on the table except for a maximum of one card protector.
- When it is time to color 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.
- Betting will be in clockwise order and must be in turn.
- Verbal declarations in turn are binding. Action out of turn may be binding:
- If a player bets, raises or calls out of turn the bet stands.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Over-blinds (straddles) are not permitted in tournament play.
- 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.
- 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.
- All cards will be turned face up once a player is all in and all action is complete.
- Tournament play will use a ‘dead button’.
- 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.
- Players may not ask for deck changes.
- The one player to a hand role will be enforced.
- No “rabbit hunting” is allowed.
- 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.
- A player wanting to use a cellular phone must step away from the table.
- 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.
- Players who are not in the hand may not discuss the hand in play until all action is completed. Discussing discarded cards is not allowed.
- No player will be allowed to expose his or her cards during a hand.
- 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.
- Dealers cannot kill a winning hand that was turned face up and was obviously the winning hand.
- 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.
- 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.
- Management reserves the right to cancel or alter any event at its sole discretion in the best interest of the tournament or its players.
- Tournament tables will be kept balanced. Players will be moved from the big blind to the worst position.
- 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.
- 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.
- The use of bad language is strictly forbidden and will lead to penalties being imposed on the offending player(s).
- In the event of any disputes arising during any CPT event, the Tournament Director’s decision is final.
- 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.
- The Event will be filmed for transmission and live webcast by a production company.
- The Final Table of the Main Event will be filmed for live transmission with a minimum 20 minute delay with all cards visible, including Players’ hole cards.
- 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.
- All Players competing in the Main Event at the CPT 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.
- 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.
- Players competing at the Final Table with their hole cards visible agree to the following restrictions:
- 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 CPT 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In case of any medical or personal emergencies, disputes, or any other issue that arises, the decision of the Tournament Director is final.
- The organizers reserve the right to cancel or stop the webcast at any time and without notice.