How to play
Loserpool and Razorpool can be played forfree or against payment. As a consequence, players understand and acknowledgethat no purchase is necessary or required to play Loserpool Free-to-Play orRazorpool Free-to-Play.
Betting pools for Loserpool Free-to-Playand Razorpool Free-to-Play use fictional cash and fictional prize money (i.e.these amounts are not real money, cannot be withdrawn by players and do nothave a cash-out value).
To be able to play for money in either theLoserpool Premium or Razorpool Premium games , a player must register withCopperhead Media Ltd. and become an account holder.
Loserpool Free-to-Play Rules
These rules apply to Loserpool Free-to-Playand are subject to the General Betting Rules below.
Once a player has entered a Loserpool Free-to-Playpool, the player must continue making correct choices in each game week toremain eligible for a share of the Free-to-Play prize money for a given pool.
Players must choose a losing team prior tothe deadline shown on the schedule.
A player is able to change selectionswithout penalty up to the deadline set for any match. The deadline for each match will be set by CopperheadMedia. It may be that matches havedifferent deadlines in any game week and it is the responsibility of the playerto manage his or her choices.
Copperhead Media makes reasonable effortsto set out the schedule for the entire season in advance of the start of each bettingpool. It is possible that not all gamesof the season may be included in the Loserpool schedule and it is theresponsibility of the player to understand the impacts of the games that arenot included. Should errors or conflictsto a given schedule become apparent to the management of Copperhead Media, thecorrections will be made and a notice will be placed on the website.
We may allow unsuccessful players tore-enter a betting pool, or those late to enrol into a betting pool, inexchange for a fee (using fictional cash) that attempts to offset thereduced-risk advancement and inflates the betting pool’s prize money as if theplayer were successful to that point. Specific buy-in amounts will be determined within each betting pool.
Free-to-Play prize money will be awardedaccording to the rules set out in every pool. Generally, prize money will be awarded to the “last man standing” or toa small group of players who vote according to predetermined rules. No Free-to-Play prize money will be awardedin any betting pools that do not last at least three rounds. In such cases, the Free-to-Play prize moneywill be redistributed to other active betting pools, used in ad hoc prizes, disbursed back to playersor used on some other fashion to enhance players’ experience at the solediscretion of management.
Players may enter as many pools as theychoose. Copperhead Media supportsresponsible gaming and encourages players to set reasonable personal limitsseek out assistance should gaming become a problem.
Players must be at least 18 years of age toplay or as determined in the player’s home jurisdiction.
Copperhead Media reserves the right toprevent any individual player or players from prohibited jurisdictions fromentering any or all pools.
By entering any betting pool, the player certifiesand represents Copperhead Media, its agents, owners, contractors andaffiliates, that he or she is legally eligible to enter such pool andindemnifies Copperhead Media, its agents, owners, contractors and affiliatesfrom any loss, costs, fines, charges and other impacts as a result of anymisrepresentation with respect to that player’s eligability.
We have made reasonable efforts to createrules that anticipate and fairly determine each situation. However, where unanticipated situations ariseCopperhead Media will be the sole determining body of how to manage thesituation and will be rule based on its assessment of the best balance of theintegrity and viability of the game, fairness to the players in question,fairness to other players, and the law.
General Betting Rules
Subject to the other provisions of theserules, the pool for either Loserpool and/or Razorpool shall be the total stakesin respect of a particular set of matches as set out on the site.
In accordance with the Gambling Act 2005,the total prize fund for a given pool will be 60% percent of the total amountof the stakes entered in a given betting pool. The remaining amount of the total stakes entered into a betting poolshall be used by Copperhead Media to satisfy any pool betting duty and/or anyother taxes, duties or statutory deductions thereon, and our operatingexpenses.
All prize money paid out by CopperheadMedia is subject to review.
Each prize fund is divided amongst allwinning positions in proportion to the stakes paid.
Copperhead Media shall be entitled to roundpayments up or down at its discretion to a reasonably convenient payable sum.
If any payment is less than £20, Copperheadmay decide for administrative reasons that the relevant amount should not bepaid. If no prizes whatsoever are declared for the pool, the game will bedeclared void and the customer's stake will be refunded or, where possible (atCopperhead Media’s discretion), applied in full or in part as bet on behalf ofthe relevant player into an alternate selection of matches.
If Copperhead Media discovers more winnersafter a declared prize has been paid, Copperhead Media will still pay prizemoney to such persons, save that such prize money shall be calculated on thebasis of what such persons would be entitled to receive if their winning bet(together with all other post-declared payout winning bets) had been includedat the time at which the declared prize money was paid (i.e. according to anamended winning which was originally declared).
If asurplus of prize money is created in respect of a particular prize, CopperheadMedia will add any such surplus to the prize money available for distributionin respect of the other prizes.
If, in the opinion of Copperhead Media, itis not possible to administrate and distribute the prize money of a particularpool within a reasonable time due to circumstances beyond our reasonablecontrol, Copperhead Media may declare the game void in which case all relevantstakes will be refunded or, where possible (at Copperhead Media’s discretion),applied in full or in part as bet on behalf of the relevant player into thenext selection of matches.
Entries must be submitted by players withthe required stake (i.e. total sum paid by acustomer). No credit will beoffered by Copperhead Media to the customer. If the appropriate Stake does notaccompany an entry, that entry will not be valid.
Acceptance of Bets
Toconstitute an accepted entry or bet, such bet (and the match selections madefor that bet) must be recorded on Copperhead Media’s central computer system byClosing Time (defined below).
We will usually only accept bets before orup to the advertised kick off timeor to a time clearly shown on the Poolbetting page (the “Closing Time”). However we may choose to accept bets onthese markets within the first few minutes of a match if there has been noaction that would in our reasonable opinion significantly affect the outcome ofthe bet.
Any bet recorded as having been receivedafter Closing Time will not be accepted by Copperhead Media and will be invalid.
Any bet which is not made in accordancewith these rules will be invalid.
For the avoidance of doubt, CopperheadMedia has no responsibility, and accepts no liability of any kind whatsoever,for any bet (however submitted) or stake associated with a particular bet untilthe same are received and accepted by Copperhead Media in accordance with theserules.
Copperhead Media shall not be under anyobligation or have any responsibility to notify a player of a bet that isinvalid or void under these rules. In such circumstances, the stake shall berefunded or where possible (at Copperhead Media’s discretion), applied in fullor in part as bet on behalf of the relevant player into the next selection ofmatches.
Bets are settled on the result published bythe official governing body immediately after the match/event is finished. Anysubsequent corrections or amendments to this result will be reviewed on acase-by-case basis and all winnings paid out by Copperhead Media in suchcircumstances are subject to review.
Player/Team Withdrawn After the Official Start
If a player or team has taken any part inthe sporting event once it has officially started and then fails to completesuch an event for whatever reason, we will settle your bet as a loser.
If your team is no longer playing at thevenue advertised your bet will still stand unless the venue has been changed tothe opponent's ground. In the case of international matches the venue mustremain in the same country.
If a match is abandoned before full time,all bets on the match outcome will be voided unless an official result isdeclared by the official governing body of the event. What constitutes fulltime is determined by the rules of the specific sport; please refer to anyspecial rules or terms in relation to that sport.
If a match is postponed and rescheduled totake place within 48 hours of the original start time, the bet on the matchwill stand unless it has been cancelled by mutual consent prior to kick off. Ifthe match does not take place within 48hours of the original start time the betwill be void.
Should disconnection occur at any time, thegame(s) will continue and after reconnecting you will be able to see whether ornot your bet was successful by viewing your account history.
Copperhead Media reserves the right toamend these rules, as they apply to Loserpool, Razorpool, or any other gameoffered by Copperhead Media, without notice and/or suspend a game (or aparticular set of matches) in its sole discretion or in the event of war,earthquake, catastrophe, strikes or the occurrence of any other event beyond its reasonable control.
Any amendment to these rules will be postedonline at the Website and, for those who choose to receive email communicationfrom Copperhead Media, via direct email. A customer's continued participationin the game following such notification shall be deemed to constituteacceptance of the amended rules.
Copperhead Media will make reasonableendeavours to ensure accuracy of all information with respect to Loserpool,Razorpool, any other game offered by Copperhead Media, and any given matchlisting, however, Copperhead Media is not responsible for any typing, human orobvious error which leads to any errors or omissions, including (withoutlimitation) game dates, publishing estimated prize funds and pools orannouncing results other than those intended, or bets being taken whichcontravene these rules. Any such errorsshall be published on the Website. If any bet is taken in relation to such anerror, it shall be accepted on the basis of the corrected information.
Cheating, Collusion, Prohibited Acts, Etc.
Players acknowledge that they are bound bythe following with respect to prohibited acts:
The following is actsare expressly prohibited and will constitute a violation of these Rules and amaterial breach of a player’s Customer Agreement:
- Playing games offered by CopperheadMedia when underage;
- Fraud or attempt to defraud;
- Money laundering (including where thisis linked to terrorist funding);
- Involvement in collusion, matchrigging, or cheating of any kind (including obtaining any unfair advantage);
- Placing bets:
- which may breachthe governing rules of the relevant sport or event in question;
- which may jeopardise the integrity ofthe sport or event in question;
- on an event thathas already occurred or there is a clear indication of the likely outcome;
- on the basis of'inside information' known to the customer which is not in the public domain;
- Suspiciousbetting activity;
- You are in ajurisdiction (or a citizen of a jurisdiction) that makes the provision of theService to you or your use of the Service illegal;
- Any other criminal activity; and
- Opening duplicate account(s).
- You are connected to prohibited actselsewhere;
You are in breach of the CustomerAgreement or our Terms and Conditions;
wewill have the right at our sole discretion in respect of any Account held byyou to:
- Refuse a bet or any part of a betoffered to us;
- Void any accepted bets and withholdsettlement;
- Temporarily freezeyour Account(s) and prevent the use of the Service offered through our Website. Accounts may remain temporarily frozen if anyinternal or external investigations are ongoing;
- Permanently closeyour Account and terminate your Customer Agreement with Copperhead Media;
- Withhold all orpart of your Account balances or stakes (which are deemed to be forfeited byyou);
- Recover any affected or applicablebonuses, winnings, pay-outs or deposits;
- Seek compensationfor any unpaid deposits, including any expenses incurred by us the process ofcollecting a deposit;
- Inform the applicable authorities,regulator, or external parties (including other gambling operators) and supplythe relevant customer information.
Where we havereason to believe that a player (or a player’s Account) are connected to anysuch prohibited act(s), or otherwise we have reason to believe that: