Betcoin Poker Disconnection Policy

Last updated: January 19th, 2015

Disconnection protection is a tool which protects our players if their Internet connection is lost while they are involved in game.

If a player becomes disconnected from our server in the middle of a Poker hand, we will protect their bet and consider them All-In for the amount of bitcoin they currently have in the pot. This protects the player's bitcoin in the current hand while allowing other players to continue betting.

Disconnection protection is not to be used for any other purpose than a genuine disconnection. Misuse of this policy may result in the loss of the disconnection protection privilege, tournament disqualification or expulsion from the website.

Our software is designed to detect if a player is experiencing a genuine disconnection before employing the disconnection protection. Players who try to take advantage of disconnection protection by deliberately allowing themselves to be 'timed out' will be considered to have folded.

All players must accept the risk of disconnection. Disconnections can and do occur. In the event of a disconnection, it is necessary to log back on and continue playing as quickly as possible. Betcoin Poker.com does not accept responsibility for any disconnection on the part of a player.

If a player is disconnected during a hand and disconnection protection is available, they will be able to play for the part of the pot to which they have contributed. This means that the player can only win whatever amount was in the pot at the time of the disconnection. Betcoin Poker reserves the right to change its policy and make final decisions on all matters relating to disconnection at its own discretion. Betcoin Poker shall publish information regarding any policy changes and relevant decisions on its website.

REAL BITCOIN GAME DISCONNECTION PROTECTION
We currently offer disconnection protection on the Fixed Limit tables only.

Disconnection protection resets are allowed for a maximum of three times in a seven-day period of live game play. Before accepting the player's reset request, Betcoin Poker will check whether the player has used up their quota of resets. We will not reset the protection if the player has used their quota.

All players are limited to eight disconnection protections (three resets) within a seven-day period of live game play.

SIT AND GO MULTI-TABLE TOURNAMENT GAME DISCONNECTION PROTECTION
Disconnection protection is not available in any Sit & Go, Single-Table or Multi-Table tournament.

RING GAMES
Disconnects
If you are disconnected, therefore, unable to play your hand while having chips invested in the pot in a ring game, you may be given extra time to reconnect. The exact amount of extra time given depends on the type of game and the size of the pot at the time of your disconnection.

However, if you do not reconnect during this time, your hand will be folded. This will happen regardless of your investment in the pot or the strength of your hand. Betcoin Poker will not accept any responsibility for losses caused by disconnections.

Server Issues
All transactions, including pots won and lost, are credited to your Betcoin Poker account at the completion of each hand. In the event of an incompletely or incorrectly recorded hand (for whatever reason), the accounts of all player’s taking part in that hand will be restored to their status at the beginning of the hand in question. In this event, the hand will be declared a ‘misdeal’, with all associated blinds, antes and bets returned to the players.

TOURNAMENTS
Cancellation Policy
In the unlikely event that Betcoin Poker experiences a server crash, the hands and chip counts will be restored to what was dealt prior to the crash. Should the tournament need to be cancelled, players will receive bitcoin based upon chip counts at the time of the crash.

In late registration – If a Multi-table tournament is in late registration and is cancelled, all players will receive the following compensation (including players who have busted): A Tournament buy-ins, rebuys, re-entries and fees back. It will be as if the tournament had never been played.

Running (after late registration has closed) – If a Multi-table tournament is in a running state and not yet in the bitcoin is cancelled, players that have been eliminated from the tournament will not receive any compensation for the tournament. Players that remain in the tournament will receive the following compensation.
A. All buy-ins, rebuys and fees back.
B. The remaining prize pool (all guarantees are honored) will be distributed on a percentage basis according to each players chip stack, for example, there are 100,000 chips in play, the prize pool is 10 BTC. Each chip is worth 0.001 BTC or 1 mBTC, you have 25,000 chips when the tournament is cancelled. You will receive 2.5 BTC of the remaining prize pool.

In the bitcoin - If a Multi-table Tournament is in the bitcoin and is cancelled, players that have been eliminated from the tournament will not receive any compensation for the tournament. Players that remain in the tournament will receive the following compensation: A. All remaining players will receive the next minimum payout when the tournament is cancelled
B. The remaining prizepool will be distributed on a percentage basis according to each players chip stack

Satellites not in the bitcoin – If a satellite is in late registration or running state but with no prizes yet to be distributed is cancelled, all players will receive the following compensation (including players who have busted): Tournament buy-ins, rebuys, re-entries and fees back. It will be as if the satellite had never been played.

Satellites in the bitcoin – If a satellite has reached the payout stage and is cancelled, players that have been eliminated from the tournament will not receive any compensation for the tournament. All remaining players will receive the following compensation. The value of the seat will be turned into real bitcoin and will be divided evenly to all remaining players.

Play Bitcoin and Freeroll tournaments:
Cancelled tournaments without a real bitcoin buy-in are considered to have not been played. This includes play bitcoin tournaments, play bitcoin freerolls, and real bitcoin freerolls. The prize pools for these tournaments will not be redistributed, and no compensation will be awarded to players who are still in the tournament at the time of cancellation.

The tournaments disconnect protection and cancellation policy applies to all tournaments.

A Sit & Go tournament will be cancelled if all players have been disconnected and 30 games have been played before they can be reconnected. SnGs will be refunded in two ways if they are cancelled:
A. If all the original players in the SNG remain, (no players have busted out), all players will be equally refunded with their buy-in and fee.
B. If one or more players have busted from the SNG, players will have the prize pool divided amongst players, by chip count.

We reserve the right to cancel/amend/reschedule tournaments at any time, for any reason, with or without notice. We reserve the right to amend our poker tournament rules and policies at any time without notice. Such amendments will take effect as soon as they are listed in the 'Tournament Rules' section of the website. It is the player's sole responsibility to review the tournament rules and policies before entering a tournament.

The poker tournament rules and policies contained herein represent the complete understanding between the player and the site with respect to the player's activities at any tournament, except as otherwise specified in any poker tournament rules pertaining to a particular tournament, as posted on the website.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, all use of the website by a player is governed by the Terms of Service. In the event of any dispute, these Terms of Service will apply.

Should any dispute or situation arise, all decisions made by Betcoin Poker management are final.

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