Read the Terms and Conditions carefully, as they detail the rules you have to follow while using the Royalgames.com Service.
1 Introduction. These Terms set out your rights and obligations and those of Midasplayer (Skills) Limited, registered in Malta with registration number OC-719 and its registered office at Aragon Business Centre, Level 4, Dragonara Road, St Julians STJ3140, Malta as a Malta branch of Midasplayer (Skills) Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with company number 858948 (“King”).
King is also referred to in these Terms as "we", "us" and “our”, in relation to the online skill games, paid subscription games and fun & social games (together the “Games”) and related services (together "the Games Service”) provided by us through this website (www.royalgames.com) or mobile application. By accessing this website and/or registering for the Games as a “Member”, you agree to these Terms. If you are not a Member you similarly confirm that you are bound by these Terms each time you access the Games. You may access these Terms at any time by using the link to these Terms on the bottom of the start page of the Games or where indicated in the mobile application. We may revise these Terms at any time in accordance with clause 25 below and your continued use of the Games or your account with King (an “Account”) shall be deemed irrevocable acceptance of those revisions.
We are not an internet service provider. To our online Games, you must have internet access and the skills required for web usage. To play our mobile Games you must have a mobile handset that is suitable for playing the Games. You will be responsible for the data charges that your mobile operator will charge you for playing our mobile Games. You should ask your mobile operator if you are unsure what these charges will be before you play.
KING SKILL GAMES CAN BE PLAYED TO WIN CASH PRIZES. YOU MAY NOT PLAY SKILL GAMES FOR CASH PRIZES UNLESS YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AND RESIDE IN AN APPROPRIATE JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE FOR YOU TO PLAY SKILL GAMES FOR MONEY.
IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PLAY EITHER SUBSCRIPTION GAMES OR FUN & SOCIAL GAMES TO WIN CASH PRIZES OR PRIZES THAT CAN BE EXCHANGED FOR CASH.
The Games and tournaments hosted by us will function best if your computer (or mobile phone, if applicable) meets the technical requirements described in the technical section of our FAQ’s. It is your sole responsibility to confirm the technical compatibility between your computer system and the Games.
2 The Games Service allows Members to play the Games and to participate in tournaments with other Members. The Games consist of three types of game. These are (A) Skill Games (B) Subscription Games and (C) Fun & Social Games. Specific terms relating to each of these are set out under the headings (A), (B) and (C) below.
You may only register for the Game Service using accurate and current information about yourself including your age, full name and surname, place of residence and a valid email address. You agree to only register one online Account and/or one mobile Account with us. If you hold an online Account and a mobile Account with us any balance that you hold in one Account will be held separately from the other. You understand and agree that if you provide inaccurate information to us we will close any Account that you may have with us.
(A) SKILL GAMES
King’s online skill games are games of pure skill and contain no chance element (“Skill Games”). Thus, when participating in a tournament with other Members, your speed and skill in playing the Skill Game is assessed against other Members, and the winner will be the Member who, through skill and judgement, scores the most points in the relevant Skill Game. You should familiarise yourself with each Skill Game, by reading the rules and instructions before you play.
King Skill Games can be either played for money to win cash prizes or played for free. You must join as a “Gold Member” to play Skill Games to win cash prizes.
3 Registration and Membership. To become a “Gold Member”, you must be at least 18 years old, register for the Skill Games, deposit funds with us and establish an Account with us. By registering to become a King Gold Member you expressly confirm that when playing any of our Skill Games for money that:
(a) you are at least 18 years of age;
(b) you are able to enter into a legally binding agreement with us;
(c) you are not located in a country, state or jurisdiction that does not allow you to play Skill Games for money (if you are not sure, you should check before you play any of our Skill Games for money);
(d) you are not a licensed bookmaker or a bookmaker’s agent, employee of ours or any associated company of ours and that you do not conduct a business of negotiating or receiving bets;
(e) you are not depositing money that does not belong to you, which has been gained from criminal or other illegal activity or with a credit, debit or charge card that does not belong to you;
(f) you are not bankrupt;
(g) you understand that you may lose money that you may pay to play a Skill Game and accept that you are fully responsible for any such loss;
(h) you will not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms; and
(i) if you are located in Estonia, you are at least 21 years of age.
You are solely responsible to ensure that national, state or other laws to which you are subject to do not adversely affect your right to participate in or play the Skill Games for money.
If you decide to become a King Gold Member, or play a Skill Game for money, the Skill Games that can be played for money will be made immediately available for your use. As a result you will not have the right to cancel these Terms or to any refund of monies you pay once you have started to play a Skill Game and the applicability and enforceability of these terms and conditions shall not be affected by any “cooling-off” period once you have played a Skill Game for money.
If you are over 18 and located where it is legally permissible for you to play Skill Games for money and you are asked for and provide us with details of a credit, debit or charge card, PayPal account or short message service ("SMS"), you must ensure that (a) you are fully entitled to use that form of payment, and (b) it has available funds sufficient to cover the charges that you make.
You will not allow anyone else to use your login details or give them to anyone else. If you do, you accept full responsibility for the consequences of this and agree to fully indemnify and hold us harmless from any damage or harm that may result.
All deposits that you make with us from time to time shall be kept separate and distinct from our funds and shall be managed and administered by any one of our companies.
If no transaction has been recorded on your Account for thirty months, we will remit the balance in your Account to you. If we are unable to locate you, we reserve the right to donate such funds to a registered charity of our choice or as set out in clause 12. Our employees, investors and subsidiary companies are allowed to take part in tournaments for the purpose of testing the user experience, but may not withdraw money or cash for themselves.
4 Games, Winners and Prizes. The number of players participating in a tournament and their relative skills determine the result of all tournaments.
The Player status and Money section of our FAQs provide further information about how you can participate in our Skill Games tournaments as a practice player and a cash player. Our FAQs form part of these Terms so you should take the time to read and understand them.
The prize amount of all Skill Games cash prize tournaments will be disclosed at the outset of each tournament, except in cash progressive jackpot tournaments where the cash prize will be dependant upon the number of participants in the tournament. The indicated cash prize will be the total prize fund that will be distributed to the winning participants. A Skill Game tournament with a progressive cash jackpot tournament is open to as many players as wish to participate up to a certain time specified by us, and the prize associated with the tournament will increase as the number of participants admitted to the tournament increases.
Cash prizes will be deposited directly into a winning Gold Member's Account and will usually be available within thirty (30) minutes of a tournament's conclusion. Where a cash tournament ends before its scheduled closing, the prize for the tournament will be reduced to reflect the proportion borne by (a) the number of participants in the tournament when it closes, to (b) the maximum number of participants intended for that tournament.
Skill Game rules, scoring, controls and guidelines for all tournaments offered by us can be found at each specific Skill Game section. Any questions or comments regarding this information should be sent to our Customer Support using the dedicated form here.
At the conclusion of each tournament, we will list the Usernames and scores of the winners. The lists will only be available to the participants of the tournaments. We will also regularly update the site's various high scorer tables. For tournaments with substantial prizes the tournament conclusion and posting of winners may be delayed for up to 5 working days by us to allow for verification of result and prevention of abuse.
Any amounts that are mistakenly credited as winnings to your Account remain our property and will automatically be transferred from your Account upon the error being discovered. Any winnings mistakenly credited to your Account yet withdrawn by you will constitute a debt owed by you to us in the amount of such wrongfully attributed winnings.
Any bonuses that we may give you are not transferable and can only be used by you. Any “guest registration” or “fun money” play that we may provide does not contribute towards any bonus offers that we may offer. Any bonus offers that we may provide remain valid for as long as they are posted on our website unless otherwise stated by us.
On registration, and at other times that you make a deposit, we may grant your Account with additional bonus funds and/or credits (“Bonus Funds”). Bonus Funds can be used to play Skill Games but cannot be withdrawn. You will also be unable to withdraw any funds (including any winnings you make from Bonus Funds) from your online Account until you have spent at least four times the amount that you received in Bonus Funds playing our Games. You will be unable to withdraw any funds from your mobile Account until you have at least 2,000 credits. We do this to prevent deposits being withdrawn and then Skill Games being played using only Bonus Funds which we don’t think would be fair. Any amounts paid by us to you may only be paid into a PayPal account that is registered in your name
When you request your first withdrawal from your Account, we will ask you for (a) proof of your identity and (b) your email address. If you are unable to provide this to us, to our reasonable satisfaction we may be unable to pay your requested withdrawal to you. We reserve the right to request this information for subsequent withdrawals too.
We reserve the right to refuse to accept any promotional offers that we make to you and to withdraw them at any time. Any promotional offer that we make is subject to change by us at any time. Any additional terms and conditions that apply to a promotional offer will be displayed beneath it. By accepting a promotional offer and/or making use of a promotional offer, you are confirming that you agree to its terms and conditions.
Bonus Funds are not available to residents of the U.S.A, Canada or Malta.
If you provide materially misleading, inaccurate or incomplete information in your Account, we will be entitled to terminate your Account and cause you to forfeit any prizes you may have won as well as exercise any legal remedies we may have as a result of such conduct.
5 Accounts. A person may open only one online Account and one mobile Account, and each must be funded only by that person. We reserve the right to assess compliance with this requirement by checking for unique email addresses, real world addresses, credit card number and/or any other payment forms used to establish an Account.
If any Gold Member is discovered to have breached more than one online Account and one mobile Account, we reserve the right to close the relevant Account and consolidate all or part of the funds in any additional Accounts into the original, legitimate Account. The maximum amount transferred, if any, will not exceed the total amount of deposits, less any withdrawal requests that have been paid on the additional Accounts. All winnings will be forfeited. Furthermore, we have the right to deduct the reasonable transactions costs of doing this from the amounts being transferred to the original Account.
Continued breach may, at our discretion, result in the termination of all the relevant persons Accounts and banning from the Games and the Games Service. We reserve the right to terminate all affected Accounts if we conclude, acting reasonably, that a person controls or operates more than one online Account and one mobile Account.
We will not be liable to you for any loss that you may incur as a result of an unauthorised person accessing your Account and we accept no liability resulting from its unauthorised use, whether fraudulent or otherwise. As is usual, it is for you to ensure that your Account password is kept completely secret.
By opening an Account, you agree to allow us access to your Account to investigate complaints and/or other allegations of abuse.
At the termination of an Account, a sum equal to the remaining amount of funds that may be withdrawn in the Account will be returned to you once you have (a) proved your identity and (b) confirmed your email to us, to our reasonable satisfaction.. Deposits of funds made in the Account, less any withdrawals that have been made on the Account, will only be credited to a PayPal account that is registered in your name.
Where we have a serious and reasonable suspicion of fraudulent activity on an Account, we reserve the right to withhold the payment of withdrawable funds to a Gold Member until the end of the charge-back period which applies to the payment method used to pay in the relevant funds.
If your Account is inactive for six consecutive months or more, we reserve the right to charge a maintenance fee of $2.00 per month (the “Monthly Maintenance Fee”). After five or more months of inactivity we will notify you by email that if your Account remains inactive for one more month, the Monthly Maintenance Fee will be deducted from your Account each consecutive month after that that it remains inactive. The Monthly Maintenance Fee will not be deducted from your Account if there are no funds in your Account. However, if your Account has no funds and has been inactive for twelve or more consecutive months we reserve the right to close your Account. We will provide you with at least one month’s notice by email if we intend to close your Account for this reason.
6 Legality. We may monitor the location from which you appear to access the Games and, may use techniques which are intended to block access from any location in which participation in Skill Games may be illegal or restricted as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion from time to time. Accordingly, We may require a Gold Member receiving any prize to provide proof that he or she is eligible to participate and if we determine in our sole and absolute discretion that you are not eligible, we may refuse to award the prize or it may be deemed forfeit, either or both of which we may do at our own discretion.
You must comply with the laws which apply to you in the location you access the Skill Games from. If any laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation in Skill Games that can be played for money, then you must comply with those legal restrictions.
Prohibited US states - Cash Games. If you live in the following states you are not eligible to play Skill Games for money:
7 Fees. There are standard fees for all cash Accounts as follows: Playing fee: Approximately 25% of the entry cost for a Skill Game with a cash or progressive jackpot tournament represents a fee paid by you to us for hosting the Skill Game. The remaining 75% of the entry cost is not paid to us, but goes into the player's prize fund to be paid by players to the winner(s) of the Skill Games. See the section Money section of our FAQs for more details.
Withdrawal Fee: Each withdrawal from your Skill Game Account will incur a processing fee of up to $2 per request. If an Account balance (excluding any non-withdrawable funds) is lower than the withdrawal processing fee, the withdrawal request will not be completed.
When you credit your mobile Account with funds, the amount credited will be worth less than the amount that you paid. This is because you are charged a small transaction cost for making a deposit. The amount charged will be stated before you make payment.
We may add new or ancillary services from time to time which require the payment of fees either to us or a nominated third party on terms which will be provided to you at the time.
8 Unallocated Gold Member Funds. From time to time, we will hold funds which are not allocated to Gold Members. This may occur for a number of reasons including where a Gold Member’s winnings are forfeited, or if we are unable to place funds in an Account because it has already been closed by a Gold Member. We may use these funds for a variety of purposes including using them for “Freeroll tournaments” (these are free entry prize tournaments which are open to all Gold Players with qualifying skill rankings), donations to registered charities, developing and improving the Games and Games Service or anything else that we believe appropriate.
(B) Subscription Games
King’s online subscription games are games that Members can pay a regular monthly subscription to play (“Subscription Games”). Subscription Games cannot be played for cash prizes or prizes that can be exchanged for cash.
Members that subscribe to Subscription Games are offered a wider range of higher quality games that are not made available to Members that play King games for free (“Free Members”). Subscription Members are also awarded double the number of jewels when they play (compared to Free Members). Subscription Members are able to collect King awards and diplomas and have greater access to a wider range of community features than Free Members. Advertising will not be displayed to Subscription Members (except in the Fun & Social Games area).
Subscriptions Members will be automatically billed when their current subscription period ends for the same subscription period, unless automatic renewal is unselected through the “my account” section of the King website before automatic renewal.
Subscription Members that do not renew their subscription will revert to Free Member status when their subscription expires and will be offered a more limited range of King games and more limited community features, but will keep all the jewels, awards and diplomas that were won while a Subscription Member.
The monthly cost of playing Subscription Games is set out on the Subscription Games payment page and is payable in advance. The amount that you pay to subscribe for Subscription Games is refundable within 21 days of your first payment (minus a pro rata deduction for the amount of days that you have played Subscription Games). You are not entitled to a refund of the amount that you paid us to play Subscription Games after 21 days.
(C) Fun & Social Games
The ‘Fun & Social’ category of Games contains games of chance that can only be played for free. Fun & Social Games cannot be played for cash prizes or prizes that can be exchanged for cash.
The following applies to all Games
9 Relevance. The Games are intended to be used by Members for the purposes referred to in clause 2 above. Accordingly, Members must not:
- use the Games for any other purpose;
- place material on, or otherwise use, the Games for any business, advertising or commercial purpose;
or use your access to the Games, or information gathered from it, for the sending of unsolicited bulk email (also known as “spam”).
10 Operation of Games. We have the right to withdraw or modify one or more Games or aspects of the Games where we have legal or technical reasons to do so, including (a) privacy, data protection or other legal objections to the content or conduct of the Games, and (b) technical difficulties experienced by us or on the Internet. There may also be times when the Games become unavailable, whether on a scheduled or unscheduled basis. For security or other reasons, we may require you to change password or other information which facilitates access to the Games
11 Abuse of the Games. Members may not use unfair methods to play the Games. Any technique which allows a Member to use anything other than pure skill in the conduct of a Game is unfair for these purposes. Such techniques may include, but are not limited to, multiple online or mobile Accounts, the use of program codes or commands or any adapted hardware or software to assist play, the impersonation of another Member, or deliberately losing Games for the purpose of getting a competitive advantage. Further, Members must not do anything that may cause a disruption or malfunction of the Games.
12 Suspension and Termination for Breach. We reserve the right (a) to suspend or terminate any Member’s access to the Games, or parts of it, and (b) to forfeit from the relevant Account(s) all winnings (if the Member plays Skill Games for money), if the relevant Member or material appears to us to be in breach of any provision of these Terms. Forfeiture of winnings from Skill Games applies strictly where clauses 6 or 11 are breached; see clause 12 for how forfeited winnings are dealt with. Any person whose access has been suspended or terminated must not re-register for, or re-access, the Games without our prior written consent. You are responsible for everything that is done on or through your Account while you are logged in.
14 Prohibitions. You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not us, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available through the Games. We do not control Content posted on our website in relation to the Games by third parties, and as such, we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by playing the Games Service, you may be exposed to Content that you may consider to be offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content including, but not limited to any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available in relation to the Games.
You agree not to:
• upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
• use the Games to harm minors in any way;
• use the Games to impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
• forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Games;
• remove any proprietary notices from the Games Service;
• cause, permit or authorise the modification, creation of derivative works, or translation of the Games without our prior express written permission;
• use the Games for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or any manner not permitted by the licenses granted in these Terms;
• use the Games for fraudulent or abusive purposes;
• attempt to decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or hack the Games, or to defeat or overcome any encryption technology or security measures implemented by us with respect to the Games and/or data transmitted, processed or stored by us;
• harvest or collect any information about or regarding other Members or Members’ Accounts, including, but not limited to any personal information;
• upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
• upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
• upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes”, or any other form of solicitation;
• upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
• disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Games are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to compete in Games or engage in real time exchanges;
• interfere with or disrupt the Games or servers or networks connected to the Games, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Games;
• use the Games to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, and any regulations having the force of law; and/or
• use the Games to "stalk" or otherwise harass another.
15 Alerting us. If you see anything relating to the Games which appears to infringe these Terms, then please contact us to inform us of it by using the "Report Abuse" function, or by emailing us here.
16 The Refer-a-Friend Policy. The terms of any “Refer-a-Friend Policy” that we may make available to you will be provided to you separately to these Terms.
17 Withdrawal of material. We will remove any material on the Games which we determine in our sole discretion is capable of breaching any part of these Terms or which may bring the Games into disrepute. However, each user acknowledges that we do not actively monitor material which is contributed by Members on the Games, and we make no undertaking to do so.
18 Disclaimer and Release. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE (WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY), FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OF DATA, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER OR OTHER DEVICE FAILURE OR PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR THE GAMES, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES RESULTING THEREFROM, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
YOUR ONLY RIGHT WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROBLEMS OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE GAME SERVICE IS TO TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT AND DISCONTINUE ANY USE OF THE GAMES AND THE GAMES SERVICE.
19 Intellectual Property. You acknowledge that all copyright, trade marks, and other intellectual property rights in and relating to the Games, other than material which is contributed by Members, are owned by us. It can be easy to copy material that appears on websites, but this does not mean it is legal. Therefore, no-one may copy, distribute, show in public or create any derivative work from the Games, or any of the material which is found on the Games, unless properly licensed to do so by (a) us and (b) where material contributed by one or more Members is concerned, by the Member(s) in question.
By submitting any material to the Games Service, you:
- are representing that you are fully entitled to do so and you;
- grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-terminable licence to copy, modify, distribute, show in public and create derivative works from that material solely in the course of its processing and display on and through the Games Service in accordance with these Terms; and
- authorise us to adapt the relevant material in the course of doing so, and so waive your moral rights to object to any derogatory treatment, or to be identified as the author, of the material in question.
We grant you a limited licence to access and use the Games subject to these Terms. However, this licence does not allow you to make any commercial use or and derivative use of the Games (including any of its individual elements or content).
20 Maximum liability. Without limiting the preceding clause, during any period of twelve months, our aggregate liability under these Terms (whether arising in negligence, breach of contract or otherwise) will not under any circumstances exceed the greater of (a) $5, or (b) an amount equal to the sums you have paid into your Account during the relevant period of twelve months, regardless of the cause or form of action.
21 Non-excluded Liabilities. Nothing in these Terms limits our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, or any other liability which may not by law be excluded. Any statutory rights you may have as a consumer remain unaffected.
If (a) there is a technical failure of the Games which causes, as a result, a tournament to be uncompleted, and (b) it is determined by us with certainty that the responsibility for the failure lies completely within our control, then, after examining the cause of the malfunction, we will refund to your Account an amount up to the equivalent in entry costs that were charged to your Account for joining the particular tournament. We do not have any liability to pay winnings which may potentially have been won in an uncompleted tournament.
22 Indemnity. You agree to indemnify us against all liabilities, claims and expenses that may arise from any breach of these Terms by you or through any computer that you use to access the Games.
23 Assignment. We reserve the right to assign these Terms and to assign or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these Terms. You may not without our written consent assign or dispose of your Account or these Terms.
24 Entire Agreement. These Terms set out the whole of the agreement between us and you concerning the Games and they replace all earlier agreements and understandings with you, except for any fraud or fraudulent representation by either of us. A person who is not a party to these Terms has no right to rely upon or enforce any part of these Terms.
25 Changes to these Terms. We reserve the right to update these Terms from time to time. When we do so, we will notify you of this on the main screen of the Games, after which your continued use of the Games will constitute your acceptance of the new Terms commencing 30 days after the date of posting (or such later date as we indicate in the relevant posting). If you do not wish to be governed any new version of the Terms, you must notify us of this in writing on or before the date that the new version of the Terms will apply and from that date you must stop using the Games.
26 Severability. In the event that any part of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by judicial decree or decision, the remainder of these Terms shall remain valid and enforceable.
27 Law. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
28 Contact. You can contact us by email using the dedicated form here.
These terms and conditions were last updated on 5 February 2014.