Staking, backing, and escrow rules

Backing (stacking or escrow) is a mutually-agreed relationship where some, or all, of a player's winnings, are given to another player.

We allow such agreements between players to play on our site, but we will not:

  • Participate in settling such agreements.
  • Be involved in any dispute between parties.

How does this affect transfers?

  • Transfers are not allowed where the receiver withdraws the funds. The person who played and won money should withdraw the funds and make payment arrangements off-site.
  • Transfers are allowed where the receiver of the funds uses the funds on our platforms.

After the transfer or withdrawal, we'll review the players taking part in the backing agreement and can reject the transaction if we find abuse of our transfer system. In extreme cases, players could face account suspension or termination.

Affiliates cannot use their affiliate account for backing deals. Your playing account should be used.

Besides the financial rules described above, our rules on gameplay involving a backing relationship are very clear:

"If you are involved in staking, swaps, profit-sharing, or any kind of bankroll sharing agreement with another player, you may not play at the same cash game table or in the same Sit & Go tournament as that player."

We allow two players who have a backing arrangement to play in the same multi-table tournament. However, if both players meet at the same table, they must play against each other as aggressively as they would against any other player. They must make decisions in each of their own best interest, and not make plays that are intended to assist their partner or their results as a team.

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