Preface: You can enjoy your favorite casino
activities without leaving home; just get our tokens (which we
call "Chips") and play your favorite casino games from
home. We've got poker, blackjack, slots and so much more. Additionally,
you can participate in our sweepstakes and win cash prizes based
on the number of Chips you collect. Participation in the sweepstakes
is optional and totally free. The official rules and regulations
are contained below.
1. Eligibility. Participation in the casino
style arcade and promotional sweepstakes (collectively the "Games")
located at this web site are open to persons who are over 18 years
of age and who are over the legal age of maturity pursuant to
applicable law ("Players"); provided that, the Game
is not otherwise prohibited, taxed or regulated under applicable
laws and regulations. Employees of the casino("Company")
and their licensees, distributors, affiliates, advertising or
other agencies, media partners, retailers and members of the immediate
families of each are not eligible to participate in the Game.
2. How to Play. The Game is played on the
"world wide web" via the Internet ("Website"
by using suitable browser software as posted on the home page).
Play is only allowed with Chips which are acquired through proper
means as set forth herein. ALL INFORMATION REGARDING PLAYERS IS
KEPT 100% CONFIDENTIAL AND IS NOT SOLD OR MADE AVAILABLE TO ANY
3. Prizes. Any prize(s) accumulated by playing
the Game shall be paid in United States Dollars ("Prize").
Prize will be based on the amount of Chips a Player possesses.
Players may receive US $1.00 for each 1.00 Chips possessed. For
example, if player has 146.78 Chips in his/her account, Player
wins a Prize amount of US $146.78 provided that he/she entered
the sweepstakes. Company may report and/or withhold any amount
from any Prize as required by law. Any federal, state and local
taxes and fees applicable in connection with any Prize awarded
are the sole responsibility of Player. Prizes cannot be transferred,
substituted or redeemed for any other prize. Prizes are subject
to verification and Player will be notified of such verification
request by electronic mail and may be required to sign and return
affidavits of eligibility and liability/publicity releases within
14 days of said notification or Prize may be forfeited.
4. How to Redeem Prizes. If eligible Player
desires to collect cash Prize, select and click "Casino Cashier"
from our Information Page and complete the requested information.
Eligible Player may elect to collect Prize at any time and there
is no requirement to play the Game in order for Player to make
such request. If Player requests Prize and has a positive chip
balance in his/her account, the Prize will be calculated as described
herein, and forwarded to Player after verification. By accepting
Prize, Player consents to use of his/her name for promotional
purposes without additional compensation except where prohibited
by law. Player, by acceptance of Prize, represents and warrants
compliance with all rules and regulations contained herein. Any
and all materials submitted for Prize claims become the property
of Company and shall not be returned.
5. Chips. Chips have no value in and of themselves.
Chips for use in the arcade may be obtained as provided by the
Company and/or its designees. Chips for use in the sweepstakes
are not sold or offered for sale and are provided free of any
charge or obligation. Player accumulates Chips by purchasing selected
merchandise from participating merchants, written request to company
as provided herein, purchasing Chips for use in the casino arcade,
or by other means as made available from time-to-time. Player
may not transfer, assign or convey his/her Account and/or Chips
to any third party for any purpose.
6. Participation, Verification. Player is
not required to participate and such participation, if elected
by Player, is at Player's sole option, discretion and risk. Materials
of the Game (whether electronically obtained or obtained by other
means) are automatically void if counterfeited, mutilated, forged,
altered and/or tampered with in any way, if illegible, mechanically
or electronically reproduced, obtained outside legitimate authorized
channels or if they contain printing, production, typographical,
mechanical electronic or other errors. All winners and/or materials
may be subjected to verification by an independent judging organization
before any Prize is awarded. Decisions of the judging organization
are final, binding and conclusive in all matters.
7. Winners List. For a list of major prize
winners on any given date, send, in a business size envelope via
First Class Mail, a hand printed request, on at least a 3 x 5
inch piece of paper, including your 1). First and Last Name; 2).
Term of Winnings; 3). Street Address; and 4). Email Address to:
Attn: Winners- Customer Service, c/o Barbacana, Apartado #4843,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Limit one (1) request per outer
envelope mailed. Improper requests will not be processed. Winners
list will be sent when game is over and prizes awarded.
8. Limitation of Liability. Company is not
liable for hardware and/or software malfunctions, bugs in any
form, nor attempts by Player to participate in the Game by methods
or ways not intended by Company. Company is not responsible for
lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, mutilated, misdirected
or postage due requests, Prize claims or entries. In no event,
including but not limited to gross negligence and/or willful misconduct,
is Company liable for more than direct damages. Company is not
required to maintain Player's Account Name or Password and if
Player misplaces, forgets, looses, or is otherwise unable to enter
the casino’s floor because of any error not directly attributable
to Company's gross and willful negligence, Player forfeits any
and all Chips that are in Player's Account. Liability for materials
of the Game containing any errors is limited to replacement.
9. Void Where Prohibited. Game is subject
to any and all applicable laws. Game is void wherever prohibited,
regulated or taxed. Company makes no representations or warranties,
express or implied, as to the legalities of Player's participation
in the Game nor are any of Company's employees, licensees, distributors,
wholesalers, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional
or other agencies, media partners, agents or retailers authorized
to make such representations or warranties.
10. No Purchase Necessary. There is absolutely
no purchase necessary to play the Game. To receive 1.00 Free Chips
with no obligation, send, in a business size envelope via First
Class Mail, a hand printed request, on at least a 3 x 5 inch piece
of paper, including your 1). First and Last Name; 2). Street Address;
and 3). Email Address to: Attn: Cashier - Customer Service, c/o
Barbacana, Apartado #4843, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Limit one (1) request per outer envelope mailed. Request must
be hand printed (no photocopies or mechanically reproduced requests
allowed). International postage may be required. Improper requests
will not be acknowledged. Valid requests will be processed and
sent to you, by email, within 3 to 6 weeks.
11. Term, Termination, Forfeiture. Game begins
on May 1, 1998 and ends on December 31, 2001 and any and all Chips,
wherever they may be held, become irrevocably null, void and non
redeemable for Prize. If Player does not enter Website by "logging
in" to Player's account by using Player's Account Name and
Password for a period of sixty (60) days, all Chips on Player's
Account are forfeited provided, however, such requirement for
log-in and entry is not and does not constitute any requirement
whatsoever for Player to play any game or participate in any activity
at the Website. Company reserves the right to cancel Player's
Account for any reason, with or without cause, and issue a Prize
based upon the amount in Player's Account at the time of such
12. Disputes. Any dispute(s), claim(s) and/or
cause of action(s) whatsoever including, without limitation, dispute(s),
claim(s) and/or cause of action(s) arising out of or relating
to the Game, Prize, Company and/or any other matter and/or materials
contained on the Website shall be governed by the laws of the
Dominican Republic with jurisdiction in Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic, and shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration
under the rules of arbitration existing in the Dominican Republic.
The prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney
fees and court costs, but in no event shall the arbitrator have
the authority to award punitive, consequential, special, incidental,
proximate and/or indirect damages against Company.
13. Amendments, Merger, and Written Copy. The
rules, regulations, terms and conditions contained herein and/or
on the Website may be modified and/or amended unilaterally by
Company's posting such modifications and/or amendments in the
"Rules & Regulations" section of the Website. The
rules, regulations, terms and conditions herein represent the
complete, final and exclusive agreement between the Player and
Company and supersedes and merges all prior agreements, representations
and understanding between Player and Company. To obtain a written
copy of the Official Rules and Regulations, please print this
page directly from your web browser or send in a business size
envelope, via First Class Mail, a hand printed request, on at
least 3 x 5 inch piece of paper, including your: 1) First and
Last Name; 2) Your Full Street Address; and 3) Your Email Address,
to: Attn: Official Rules, Customer Service, c/o Barbacana, Apartado
#4843, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Limit one (1) per request
mailed. Incomplete requests will not be processed.
14. Player Agrees and Becomes Party to these
Rules. By registering, opening or re using a Player Account,
entering the casino Floor, participation in the Game, or acceptance
of any Prize, Player hereby represents, warrants and certifies
all of the following:
a. Player fully understands, agrees to, becomes
party to and shall abide by all rules, regulations, terms and
conditions contained herein and as modified and/or amended from
time to time. If not, then Player will not participate in the
Game, open an account, use or re use the Website.
b. Player is over 18 years of age and is
over the legal age of maturity pursuant to applicable law.
c. Player shall not allow any other person
or third party access to the Website via Player's Account Name,
Password or Account.
d. Player does not find the Game offensive,
objectionable, unfair or indecent, Player understands that Game
is for entertainment value only and Player understands and acknowledges
that no purchase is necessary or required to play the Game.
e. Player's interest in the Game is personal
and not professional and Player is entering the Website solely
for his/her own personal enjoyment and Player understands that
any other use or re use is strictly prohibited.
f. Player understands that the casino and
Chips are the trademarks, service marks and/or tradenames of Company
and Player obtains no right to use such terms, graphics, text,
concepts or methodologies, by using the Website and the materials
contained therein and/or herein.
h. Player fully understands, either through
personal knowledge or qualified legal advice, the standards and
laws, as such standards and laws are related to and/or applicable
to Player's use and/or re use of the Game and the Website and
Player acknowledges and agree that he/she is solely responsible
for his/her actions that may violate any such standard or law,
and in addition, as a consequence for such violation, Player's
access to the Website may be terminated.
i. Player shall hold Company, its officers,
director, employees and agents harmless and shall fully indemnify
the same from any and all costs, expenses, liabilities and damages
whatsoever arising as a result of Player's: 1) entry, use or re
use of the Website; 2) participation in the Game; and 3) Acceptance
j. Player shall periodically, no less than
once a month, review these Official Rules and Regulations as posted
on the Website.