Terms of Service

This agreement, including addenda (collectively referred to as the "Agreement"), is between you (hereinafter referred to as “you”, "User" or "Player”) and the undersigned (hereinafter referred to as “Pool King” or “we”) in connection with the games, tournaments, software and services (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Services") provided by the Pool King network.

By registering with Pool King and participating in any Pool King games, tournaments, contests or promotions (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Contests”) or using any of Pool King’s Services, you explicitly agree to all of the following terms and conditions:

License

Subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, Pool King grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use any necessary software to use its Services on any single computer or electronic device at any given time, provided that you do not copy, modify, create derivative works of, reverse-engineer, decompile, reverse-assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, or sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right to the Services and do not allow any third party to do so. You agree not to modify the Services in any manner or form, or use any modified software or modified services for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Services.

Your Account and Security

Credentials: Once you have been allocated a unique username selected by you and your mobile number has been registered for receiving OTPs and other security code ("Credentials"), it is your responsibility to keep your mobile phone protected and the Credentials secure and confidential. This applies to your social media networking credentials if you access the Services from a social media network like, but not limited to, Facebook. In the event that you believe that your Credentials and/or device is no longer protected and confidential, you must immediately notify Pool King by sending an email to care@poolking.in so that new credentials may be allocated to you and any future transactions under the previous Credentials may be blocked, at the sole discretion of Pool King. All user information collected by Pool King is subject to our Privacy Policy.

No Transfer: Your account with Pool King is non-transferable. Under no circumstances shall you allow or permit any other person or third party, including, without limitation, your family and friends, to participate in tournaments, games or contests or use the Services using your Pool King account. In no event shall you allow any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to use or re-use your account or your Credentials in a way that may breach the laws in the jurisdiction where you are located and/or are a resident, or where such other person is located and/or is a resident. Any person found to have violated the terms and conditions in this section will not be entitled to any prizes or winnings and may be reported to relevant authorities.

Your Account, Your Responsibility: You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all use of the Services made with your Credentials and that you shall not disclose your account Credentials to any other person whosoever. Any unauthorized use of your Credentials shall be your responsibility and be deemed as use by you. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Pool King, along with its affiliates, managers, agents and directors, for any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages and costs (including attorneys' fees and expenses) arising from such use. Pool King cannot be held responsible if the safety or protection of your device is compromised, as ensuring full safety and proper functioning of your device is solely your responsibility.

Access through Social Media Networks: The Services can also be accessed through accounts with various social media networks. The Services are only available to people who are registered members of the social media networks through which they access the game and are in compliance with the policies or terms of use/terms of service of those social media networks. While creating your account with a social media network through which you will access the Services, you agree to

  1. provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself, and
  2. maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, updated and complete.

Users who have more than one account with a social media network may not access the Services using multiple accounts. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, outdated or incomplete, or Pool King has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, outdated or incomplete, Pool King has the right to suspend or terminate your account or prevent you from using the Services and refuse you any and all current or future use of the Services or any portion thereof.

Account and Rewards: All account holders/Users may be provided with free chips to play the game and/or enter tournaments that award players chips as prizes. You agree that:

  1. Chips are for entertainment purposes only and are not redeemable or transferable for real money or prizes whatsoever and cannot be used for any purpose except as provided in this section. Play chips are not redeemable for any amount of real-world currency or monetary value at any time.
  2. Chips may be provided upon registration, like a bonus or daily lottery, as a free daily reload, in-game rewards or rewards in special promotions. If you do not log in and do not claim the daily chips reload, they are forfeited and are not recoverable on subsequent days. A day is defined as the 24-hour period from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Chip packages may also be purchased using real-world currency and/or by successfully taking advantage of special offers or promotions offered by Pool King or its partners.
  3. Purchases of any Virtual Currency and/or Real Currency, including, but not limited to, Pool King's chip packages, are purchases of a limited, non-transferable, revocable license. The license may be terminated immediately if your account is terminated for any reason, in Pool King's sole and absolute discretion, or if Pool King suddenly discontinues providing Services and/or alters the Services.
  4. You agree that granting of any Virtual Currency and/or Real Currency offered in a special offer or promotion or any award is dependent upon the successful completion of the said offer or promotion, as defined by Pool King or its affiliates providing the offer or promotion.
  5. You agree that all purchases of Virtual Currency and/or Real Currency on Pool King are final. No refunds will be provided for Virtual Currency and/or Real Currency purchases. You agree that Virtual Currency will be forfeited if your account is terminated for any reason, in Pool King's sole and absolute discretion, or if Pool King suddenly discontinues providing the Services and/or alters the Services.
  6. You acknowledge and agree that Pool King has no obligation to provide you with free chips and Pool King has the right to manage, control, modify and/or withdraw chips offered via daily reload, lotteries, in-game bonuses and other promotions, as it sees fit, at its sole discretion. Further, you agree that Pool King will have no liability to you based on Pool King's exercise of these rights.
  7. You agree that account balance in cash (real money), as well as chips, is non-transferable between Pool King accounts. Further, any play deemed unethical by Pool King in its sole discretion (including, without limitation, team play, soft play, sale of chips/transfer of cash between players or chip/cash dumping between accounts) may result in the applicable players’ accounts being terminated, their available balance in Pool King accounts being confiscated and further access to Pool King being suspended permanently with no obligation whatsoever to the applicable players.

Contests

  1. The Services and all Contests, including promotions, are subject to the laws governing such Contests. Such laws vary from state to state. All Contests, including promotions, are and shall be considered null and void if prohibited by the law in the jurisdiction where you are a resident.
  2. The winners of promotions/Contests shall be announced on the promotion/Contests pages. The winners of each promotion must claim their prizes within fifteen days of the end of the promotion. If the winners fail to do so, the prizes will be confiscated.
  3. You are subject to all laws of the state or province and the country in which you reside and from which you access Pool King Services, and you are solely responsible for obeying those laws. You agree that Pool King cannot be held liable if laws applicable to your state/province/country restrict or prohibit your participation.
  4. Pool King makes no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, about your legal right to participate in any promotions/Contests offered on Pool King, and no person affiliated, or claiming affiliation, with Pool King has authority to make any such representations or warranties.
  5. If Pool King determines that you have engaged or attempted to engage in fraudulent, unlawful or improper activity while using the Services, including, without limitation, engaging in any of the activities set forth above or any other game manipulation, Pool King may take any action that it sees fit, including immediately suspending or terminating your account.
  6. You are required to use the chat function only in a friendly and considerate way.
  7. Parental control protections, such as computer hardware, software or filtering services, are commercially available and may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to those under eighteen (18) years of age, or the legal age to participate in the Contests in the applicable Jurisdiction, whichever is higher.
  8. Internet issues may cause server interruptions and Pool King will endeavor to limit such interruptions during a game or contest, but Pool King does not take responsibility for any such problems or any losses occurring from such problems. The responsibility for a slow internet connection disrupting gameplay lies solely with the User. In case any losses arise as a result of a slow internet connection at the User's end, Pool King cannot be held liable.
  9. If Pool King, its parents, affiliates, managers, or directors determine that operating a promotion in whole or in part is not feasible for any reason, including, but not limited to, a change in the risk of operating the contests or insufficient participation in one or more of the tournaments or leaderboard contests, then Pool King may cancel or modify all or any of the promotions, and Pool King shall not owe the participating Users anything except the refund of the entry fee deposited for the contest by the participants. If technical difficulties compromise the platform’s integrity or Pool King’s ability to continue registration or play, Pool King reserves the right to terminate the promotion/Contests.
  10. Winners of promotions will be notified by email or inbound email to their social media network accounts. Pool King is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected notifications.
  11. The decision of Pool King management shall be final and binding in case of any disputes.
  12. Pool King further reserves the right to ask you to provide proof that you are eligible to participate and win prizes in Contests prior to the payment of any winnings or prizes. Proof of eligibility includes, but is not limited to, a copy of valid government-issued identification and proof of address. Pool king reserves the right to refuse to give any prizes won by you if you fail to provide proof of eligibility. Pool King also reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse any potential participants access to the Services.

Employees of Pool King, its subsidiaries, associate companies and third-party service providers that have been employed by Pool King for the development, promotion, administration or execution of Contests as well as their families are not eligible to participate in any Pool King Contests.

Contest Fee

You can pay only up to 10% part of the entry fee from the Bonus Balance for a game/tournament. However, you can pay up to 100% of a cash game/tournament entry fee from your Deposit/Withdrawable balance.

Bonus Usage

Any bonus lying unused in a player's account for 60 days will get lapsed.

Tax & TDS on Winnings and Prizes

1. Any taxes applicable to Users’ winnings/rewards shall be paid by the Users.

2. TDS (tax deducted at source) is deductible on all winnings of Rs. Rs.10,000/- (ten thousand rupees) or above in a single contest.

3. As per the TDS rules of India, 30% TDS shall be deducted from the winnings of Rs.10,000/- or above in a single game. TDS shall be applicable to the winnings in whatever form they may be given away, including cash prizes and products.

4. Before releasing the winnings, Pool King shall deduct the TDS from the winnings amount that is Rs. 10,000 or above.

5. In case of a product given away as a prize, Pool King shall collect TDS from the winner before giving away the prize that is worth Rs. 10,000 or above, as provided by Section 194B read with Section 115BB of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

6. Winners will have to provide their PAN to Pool King so that Pool King can file the TDS deducted.

7. If TDS is applicable to a prize which is in the form of a product, it has to be paid within 15 days of winning the prize. If the winner fails to pay the TDS within 15 days, the winnings will be considered expired.

Virtual Gifts/Virtual Currencies: The Services may include a virtual, in-game currency ("Virtual Currency") including, but not limited to, coins, chips or points that may be purchased from Pool King for real money if you are a legal adult in your country of residence. The Services may also include virtual, in-game goods ("Virtual Gifts") that may be purchased from Pool King for real money or for Virtual Currency. Regardless of the terminology used, Virtual Currency or Virtual Goods may never be redeemed for real money, goods or other items of monetary value from Pool King or any other party. Virtual Gifts will have an expiration timestamp and Pool King, at its sole discretion, has the right to manage, modify and regulate expiration timestamps. Pool King reserves the sole right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any Virtual Gifts or Virtual Currency offered in the Services and Pool King shall have no liability to you or anyone else for Pool King’s exercise of such rights. Your use of Virtual Gifts and Virtual Currency is limited to a personal, revocable and non-transferable license within the Services. Selling Virtual Goods or Virtual Currencies outside of the Services in exchange for real money or other items of value is strictly prohibited and may result in a permanent termination of your Pool King account. All purchases of Virtual Gifts and Virtual Currencies are final. No refunds or exchanges are permitted. All Virtual Goods and Currencies shall be forfeited to Pool King if your account is terminated or suspended for any reason, in Pool King's sole and absolute discretion, or if Pool King discontinues providing the Services.

Usage Rules

As a condition of your use of and access to the Services, you agree to comply with all the usage rules delineated herein.

Service Fee

Pool King levies a service fee of 10% on all winnings in cash games.

Winnings

The user is allowed to withdraw the amount they wagered as their own entry fee and the amount received from the opponent as the result of winning a game.

If a part of the entry fee that you deposit comes from your bonus balance, that bonus part will be deducted from the winnings (in addition to the Pool King service fee) if you win the game. If your entry fee does not include any bonus amount, only the Pool King service fee will be deducted from the winnings if you win the game, irrespective of whether or not the entry fee deposited by your opponent included any bonus amount.

Your winnings = entry fee x number of players − 10% service fee − bonus amount in your entry fee (if any)

Rooted Phones

Rooted devices are not allowed to gain access to the PoolKing application. You agree that your phone is in factory conditions and no hampering has been done to your device kernel and root folder.

Game Rules

1. Users are not allowed to put the app in the background of the device and/ or pull the notifications drawer while playing a game. Putting the app in background after warnings may result in losing the game.

2. Users can not remain disconnected from internet while playing a game. Disconnection may result in losing the game.

Queries/Complaints

Only queries/complaints about issues faced in the preceding 7 days will be addressed. Queries/Complaints about anything that took place more than 7 days before the receipt of the query/complaint will not be considered.

Authority: Pool King reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to add, modify or terminate the Services at any time without prior notice to you and without creating any obligation to you. Pool King reserves the right to change these terms periodically and to modify any or all rules of the Contests (including rules of tournaments) at any time without prior notice to you. You agree to review the Agreement periodically to become aware of such revisions and changes.

Multiple Accounts: You are not allowed to create, use or deposit money into more than one Pool King account. Players who are found to have multiple accounts or to have allowed multiple Users to access their accounts, whether directly or via a social media network, may face account suspension or revocation and forfeiture of their accumulated cash and chip balance. Pool King reserves the right to confiscate all amount balance in such Users’ Pool King accounts. Moreover, Pool King reserves the right to confiscate, at its sole discretion, any balance amount in the account of a User who is found to have misrepresented facts and terminate his/her account.

Legality: Users residing in Assam, Odisha or Telangana are not allowed to play pool games with cash. As these states’ gaming laws are not clear, Pool King does not allow players living in these states to play Pool King games with real money. However, players residing in these states can play our practice games for free, and we may permit them to play cash Pool King games in the future when these states’ gaming laws change or become clearer. In case a User is found to have misrepresented their state or area of residence or any other facts, Pool King reserves the right to confiscate, at its sole discretion, any amount that the said User might have in their Pool King account and terminate their account.

Code of Conduct

You agree that your content will not:

  1. include remarks that could unfairly influence the play of any games, tournaments or Contests.
  2. include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference or physical handicap.
  3. contain statements that harass or attack observers, individuals, companies or products.
  4. include obscene, lewd, slanderous, pornographic, abusive, violent, insulting, indecent, threatening or harassing language.
  5. promote violence or violate the privacy or property of any party.
  6. promote or advertise other products or companies or give links to third parties.
  7. promote or constitute illegal activity.

If any User is found in violation of any of the above listed points in the Code of Conduct, the cash balance and the chip balance in their account shall be confiscated by Pool King, at its sole discretion, and their account shall be terminated and their further access to Pool King shall be blocked permanently with no obligation whatsoever to the said User. Any of the following prohibited actions by Users, including, without limitation, abuse of other Users, participating in team play, soft play, transfer of cash and/or sale of chips between Users or cash and or chips dumping between accounts may result in the applicable Users’ cash balance and/or chips being confiscated, their accounts being terminated and their further access to Pool King being suspended permanently with no obligation to the applicable Users.

Fraudulent Behavior

If Pool King believes, in its sole discretion, that you have engaged in, or attempted to engage in, any act to cheat, use automated technology or otherwise unfairly alter your, your opponent’s or any other Players’ likelihood of winning, or to otherwise commit fraud with regard to the Services, then you shall forfeit to Pool King the whole amount available in your Pool King account as well as all prizes and winnings to which you may otherwise be entitled, and Pool King reserves the right to institute civil proceedings or file criminal proceedings against you and to report you to the relevant regulatory authorities.

User Content: The Services may invite you to participate in forums, polls, blogs, message boards and additional opportunities to create, display or publish content on Pool King and/or via the Services, including, but not limited to, text, photos, comments or personally identifiable information (collectively "User Content"). All User Content transmitted to Pool King shall be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Pool King in connection with the use of the Services shall be the exclusive property of Pool King. You agree that unless otherwise prohibited by law, Pool King may use, sell, exploit and disclose the ideas in any manner without restriction and without any compensation to you. You agree that you exclusively own the rights to your User Content, including the right to grant all of the rights and licenses in these Terms without Pool King incurring any third-party obligations or liability arising out of its exercise of the rights thereto granted herein by you.

Your Responsibility: You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of Pool King or use any portion of the Pool King website or the Services for any commercial purposes.

You agree that you shall not:

  1. decompile, reverse-engineer, modify or attempt to discover any Software (source code) or other products or processes accessible through the Services to generate web pages or create any products whatsoever.
  2. engage in fraudulent behavior, either manually or with assistance from automatic players (bots) or external player assistance programs (EPA's) that are designed to provide an unfair advantage to players.
  3. create multiple User accounts with Pool King by automated means or under false identity or mislead others through your communications.
  4. reveal any personal or identifiable information about any User, observer, individual or company.
  5. transmit viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, cancelbots or any other malicious or invasive code or programs.
  6. ask other Players for cash and/or chips, Virtual Currencies or Virtual Goods.
  7. use chat rooms or common areas in such a way that they violate the Code of Conduct as delineated in these Terms of Service.
  8. sell the Services or any part thereof, including, but not limited to, Virtual Goods or Virtual Currency, User accounts and access to them in exchange for Real Currency or items of monetary value.
  9. tarnish, disparage or in any way attempt to harm Pool King or the Services.
  10. attempt to mask or obscure any Contests, promotions, banners or advertisements shown on Pool King or in the Services.
  11. attempt to decrypt or circumvent any security feature of the Services.

Verification: Whenever Pool King requests additional verification proof or documentation from you, including, without limitation, a copy of your passport, driver's license or utility bill, such materials must be sent by email, mail or such other means of communication specified by Pool King.

Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge that all information presented by Pool King may be protected, in all forms and media, by one or more valid copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that all such rights are owned by Pool King or its licensors. You may not modify, publish, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit this information, except as permitted by law. While Pool King makes reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, Pool King makes no warranties or representations about its veracity, accuracy or completeness. Pool King does not assume any liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Services.

Trademarks: The trademarks, logos, and Services marks (collectively "Trademarks") displayed on Pool King and in the Services are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Pool King, its affiliates or others. Nothing contained in the Services should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on Pool King or in the Services without the written permission of Pool King or such third party that owns the Trademark displayed on Pool King or in the Services. Pool King, Pool King logos and all game names are Trademarks of Poolking.in and may not be used without the express written permission of Pool King.

Enforceability

You and Pool King agree that if any portion of this Agreement is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not affect the validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision hereof or the validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any remaining provisions of the Terms herein.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Pool King, its subsidiaries or its licensors be responsible for any damages, loss of profits, data or other losses that result from your use of and/or access to the Services. You further acknowledge that you agree not to hold Pool King liable for the conduct of other third parties, which includes the services, policies and operators of external sites. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Pool King be liable for any special, incidental, direct or indirect damages whatsoever arising out of the use or misuse of the Services by you.

No Warranty

You may only use the Services or download any materials from Pool King at your own risk. All the Services are provided to you on an "as is" basis, and they do not have any kind of warranty, expressed or implied, including the implied warranty of merchantability, or non-infringement and fitness for a particular purpose. Regardless of the efforts to provide you with the Services of the highest quality and security, Pool King makes no warranty that the Services will be uninterrupted, error-free or virus-free. No information or advice, written or oral, obtained by you from Pool King shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the terms herein.

Termination of Account: You agree that Pool King, in its sole discretion, has the right to delete or deactivate your account and block your email or IP address and deny your access to or use of the Services immediately and without notice if you have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms and Conditions. Further, you agree that Pool King shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Services.

Governing Law

All the Terms and Conditions contained in this Agreement are to be interpreted strictly in accordance with the laws of Court. Any claim, dispute or controversy arising out of Pool King’s Terms of Service shall be resolved by the laws and jurisdiction of the civil courts of India.