- The Basics
- Who Can Play
- How you can play
- General Rules for You
- What we can do
- Payment Rules
- Closing Your Account
- Dormant & Inactive Accounts
- Responsible gaming
- Miscarried and aborted Games
- How to Complain
- When talking to us
- When talking to each other
- Your Liability to Us
- Breaches, penalties and termination
- Anti-money laundering reporting
- Intellectual property
- Entire Agreement and Admissibility
- Applicable law, jurisdiction and language
- Betsson VIP club - Betsson’s Rewards Program
Welcome to Betsson. We want you to enjoy the time you spend here. As this is an online gaming and gambling website, there are a number of laws and regulations that regulate our activities. These rules are explained as clearly as possible in these terms and conditions (‘the Rules’).
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Betsson Rules. This is how we let you know what you can and can’t do on Betsson, how we will use your personal information and how we manage the Site. We have tried to keep the boring legal stuff to a minimum.
If you still have any questions after reading them, please get in touch.
2. The Basics
The Rules are a binding agreement between us and by clicking that you accept the Rules when creating your account you agree that you have read and accepted the Rules. If you do not agree with the Rules, you should not register or continue to use the Website. Everything changes and we may change these Rules at any time. Where we do so we will contact you and inform you in advance of the new Rules.
You will see the following terms used throughout the Rules:
"Bonus" shall cover all promotional offers that gift a tangible reward, including but not limited to: welcome offers, reload bonuses, deposit bonuses, free spins, free bets, and risk free bets.
“Games” are Casino, Live Casino, Poker, Sportsbook, Bingo, Scratch cards and any other game on our Site (including mobile or any other platform) and ’Game’ can mean any one of them. We can remove or add Games to the Site at any time.
“Rules” are these terms, conditions and rules which you agree to when using the Site.
“Site” www.betsson.com, and including, if applicable, any mobile and mobile application version thereof or any other subdomains of 'betsson.com'
“We” The Site is run by BML Group Limited, a company registered in Malta, under number C34836. The registered office is at Betsson Experience Centre, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Ta’Xbiex, XBX1027, Malta. BML Group Ltd forms part of Betsson Group.
“You” is you using the Site. “Your” has its usual meaning in relation to you.
“Your Account” is your player account on the Site.
As we provide online gaming, by law, we need to tell you the following:
We are licensed and regulated in Malta by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). This Site is operated under the following licences granted by the MGA:
- MGA/CL1/183/2004 (issued on 30th March 2011);
- MGA/CL1/566/2009 (issued on 9th January 2010);
- MGA/CL1/587/2009 (issued on 9th July 2009);
- MGA/CL1/770/2011 (issued on 19th November 2011);
- MGA/CL2/183/2004 (issued on 17th March 2009);
- MGA/CL3/183/2004 (issued on 17th March 2009);
- MGA/CL3/803/2012 (issued on 11th July 2012);
- MGA/CL1/836/2012 (issued on 08th Apr 2013);
- MGA/CL1/902/2013 (issued on 09th June 2014);
- MGA/CL1/1034/2014 (issued on 25th May 2015);
- MGA/CL1/1082/2015 (issued on 14th April 2015);
- MGA/CL1/1175/2016 (issued on 4th August 2016).
Games from Scientific Games are licensed by Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), under Jadestone Networks (Malta) - License number 136 C2A.
Games from IGT are licenced by Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), under IGT (Alderney 4) Ltd - Licence Number 38 C
Leander Games are Licenced by Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) under Xterra Games (Alderney) Limited- Licence Number 120 C2
5. Who Can Play
To play the Games on the Site, you must be:
- over 18 years of age or above the legal age for gambling in the country you are playing from;
- an actual person. You cannot be a company or other legal entity;
- playing the Games for yourself and in a non-professional capacity;
- legally allowed to play Games on the Site;
- not resident in Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Norfolk Island, N. Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, United Kingdom United States and its dependencies, military bases and territories including but not limited to Am. Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, N. Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.
6. How you can play
6.1.1 Click on “Open Account” button.
6.1.2 Accurately complete the registration form including:
- Your full name;
- Your current address;
- Your valid e-mail address;
- Your current country of residence;
- Your mobile number;
- Your date of birth;
- Your gender;
- Enter and confirm password; and
- Select currency you wish to play in.
6.1.4 You will then have to verify your e-mail address by clicking on the link received in your registration e-mail inbox or via SMS.
6.1.5 You can now log-in using your registered log-in details.
When you are ready to play, you need to deposit money into Your Account. You do this by:
- Clicking on “Deposit” on the Site;
- Selecting a bonus if applicable and desired
- Selecting Your payment method;
- Completing the information required for that payment method;
- Confirming that information is accurate by clicking on “Deposit”.
We are under a strict duty as a gambling operator, in accordance with various laws and regulations, to ensure that you are who you claim to be and that the funds that you use to play are your funds and are earned legitimately. We may therefore perform third party searches against your name, compare the personal information you have provided or we otherwise hold against other databases and make such enquiries and request such information and documents as we require to validate your account and the funds being used to play in that account. Failure to provide any information asked of you to enable us to comply with our obligations under such laws and regulations (or providing incorrect information) will result in your account being closed and / or you being reported to the relevant regulatory body (including, without any further notice to you, criminal and serious crime monitoring / reporting agencies in any territory) .
6.4.1 We have a lot of games on the Site. Simply go to the games lobby and start playing by clicking on the game of your choice.
6.4.2 You must always play the Games on the Site in line with these Rules and any special Rules that apply to Games offered on the Site. Different Rules apply to different Games…. (Where such rules apply, please click on the link for each Game to see to the rules that apply to that Game):
6.5.1 We do not accept cancellations of bets or stakes on any Games except for in exceptional circumstances. Such cancellation is solely at our discretion.
6.5.2 We do not issue refunds except for in exceptional circumstances. This is solely at our discretion.
7. General Rules for You
7.1 You must register and play on your own behalf only and not on behalf of anyone else.
7.2 You must keep your login details secure and not share them with anyone. If you share them, even unintentionally, you are responsible for any abuse or misuse of your account.
7.3 You must keep you registration information up to date at all times.
7.4 If you realise that the information provided at registration is incorrect, you must tell us immediately or immediately amend your information.
7.5 It is your responsibility to know if your activity on the Site is legal in the country from which you are playing.
7.6 You are only allowed one account on this Site. If you have more than one account you must immediately tell us.
7.7 Only one account for each household is allowed. If you realise that there is more than one account at your household, you must immediately tell us.
7.8 You may play any game on the Site, as long as you have enough money on your account.
7.9 You are not allowed to transfer or receive funds from one account to another and /or to transfer, sell or buy accounts.
7.10 You agree that we can check you are who you claim to be. You agree to give us all documents we request to prove your registration information and payment details, such as (by way of example only) a copy of your passport, utility bills or bank statements.
7.11 You cannot use any technical error or vulnerability to your advantage. We will be entitled to cancel and reclaim all winnings gained in this manner.
7.12 You will not be involved in any fraudulent, collusive, fixing or other unlawful activity in relation to your (or third party) use of the Site. You shall not use any software assisted methods or techniques or hardware devices in aid of your participation of the Games on the Site.
7.13 You agree that we may also share your information with other people or businesses in order to carry out our business and deliver the Site to you.
7.14 You agree that all deposits/withdrawals made to/from your player account, are effected to/from bank account/s, debit/credit card/s or any other payment options available in your country, which belong solely to you and are in your name.
8. What we can do
8.1 We can refuse to open an account for any reason.
8.2 We can suspend or close your account for any breach or suspected breach of this Agreement or other valid reason. Upon closure of Your Account, the full balance in Your Account will be paid to you unless there is a reason for such funds to be withheld.
8.3 Whilst we understand that mistakes and typos happen, if we find the information given at the time of registration to be incorrect, this gives us the right to close Your Account and keep any funds in it. Likewise, if you fail to pass any personal identification verification procedures we will also close your account and withhold any winnings.
8.4 If you try to open any other account, on top of your first account, we will block or close the account. We may also block or close your first account. If we leave your first account open your remaining deposits from any other accounts, if any, will be transferred to your first account. We will deduct an administrative fee of 10% (minimum EUR 30) for every other account opened. We may also deduct further fees under these Rules.
8.5 If we find there is more than one account registered for your household we will block or close any accounts for that household.
8.6 We may share your personal and payment information with other people or businesses to check that you are who you say you are and for any verification procedures that we require.
8.7 We do not give credit, outside of bonuses or campaigns. Any balance on Your Account will not bear interest. We will not be treated as a financial institution.
8.8 If you are found to be using the Website in any way for which it is not intended in order to gain money, we will adjust Your Account to remove any money gained from such activity and the account may be permanently closed.
8.9 We can refuse, terminate or limit any bet or wager for any reason.
8.10 We will declare a bet or stake partially or fully void (and /or close Your Account) if we believe that any of the following apply:
- You, or people associated with you may have directly or indirectly influenced the outcome of an event;
- You, or people associated with you may have access to insider knowledge that can influence the outcome of an event;
- You, or people associated with you are engaged in arbitrage or matched betting;
- You and or people associated with you directly or indirectly ignore the Rules;
- The result of an event has been directly or indirectly affected by criminal activity;
- A significant change in odds happened, for example due to a public announcement in relation to an event;Bets have been offered, placed and/or accepted that we would not have accepted, due to a technical issue affecting the Site at that point in time or a mistake, misprint and/or anything which is outside our control.
8.12 If we suspect that you are involved in illegal or fraudulent activities relating to your use of the Site (or a third parties use of the Site) or are in trouble with creditors or are involved in any other behaviour detrimental to the Site, we may freeze or close Your Account and /or cancel stakes.
8.13 All transactions will be monitored and/or reviewed to prevent money laundering.
9. Payment Rules
9.1 Making Deposits
Payment methods can be found under both “My Account” and “Deposit” pages of the Site. The payment methods made available to you may change. Some payment methods may not be available in all countries.
When choosing a payment method you agree to the terms of that payment method and agree to any charges that apply and that the payment method is valid and that the payment account or card belongs to you and you have the right to use the payment method.
It is unlawful to deposit money which has been obtained illegally.
We accept payments made in EUR, SEK, NOK, DKK, USD, GBP, CSK, PLN or such other currency as is made available in the currency drop down from time to time. You must choose one currency as the currency of Your Account. Any payments received in a currency other than the one chosen by you will be converted into the currency of Your Account at the exchange rate we choose. Also, any exchange premiums are payable by you.
When payment is made using a credit card, we may request a certified copy of that credit card (front and back). Please ensure that only the first 6 digits and the last 4 digits of the card are visible and that the CVV /CVV2 number on the back of the card is also not visible.
We do not accept cash directly or cash delivered to any payment solution provider.
When the outcome of a Game you take part in is determined, or when we confirm the result of an event, any winnings will be made available to you on Your Account.
If we mistakenly credit Your Account with winnings that do not belong to you for any reason, these will be taken back from Your Account. If you have withdrawn these winnings before we become aware of this error, you must immediately inform us and will be required to pay this back. If you do not we will take all legal action available to us to recover this debt.
You may withdraw any amount up to the “Available to Bet” balance in Your Account by issuing a valid notice of withdrawal. Notices for withdrawals must be made on the Site only.
If you want to withdraw all your funds, you must first cancel any outstanding stakes.
You agree that funds in Your Account must only be used for playing the Games found on the Site. If you request a withdrawal without turning over an amount that is equal or more than the amount deposited we can charge a fee on this withdrawal. We can reject a withdrawal request if we suspect that funds are being withdrawn for any fraudulent or money laundering reasons.
Prior to accepting a withdrawal we may request that you provide legal identification for example certified copies of passports, ID cards or other such documentation as we feel is required in the circumstances. We may also carry out phone verification, face verification or other such verification as is required to ensure that you are who you say you are.
If you withdraw an amount which cumulatively exceeds EUR 2,000 (or the equivalent in Your Account currency) we will carry out additional verification procedures. We may also carry out these verification procedures even in case of lower withdrawals. Where withdrawal is to be made using a credit card, we may request a certified copy of that credit card (front and back).Please ensure that only the first 6 digits and the last 4 digits of the card are visible and that the CVV /CVV2 number on the back of the card is also not visible.
You may only withdraw the maximum amount of Euro 50,000 (or the equivalent in Your Account currency) in any twenty-four hour period unless a larger amount has been agreed by us.
All withdrawals must be done through the same payment method chosen by you when placing a deposit, unless we decide otherwise or are unable to do so. If you deposit using a number of payment methods, we reserve the right to split your withdrawal across such payment methods and process each part through the respective payment method at our discretion and in accordance with anti-money laundering policies and regulation.
We may request that you redirect your withdrawal or cancel it or request that it is redirected to a different method of withdrawal in accordance with anti-money laundering polices and/or regulation.
Cancellation of a withdrawal (whether this was made by you or us) does not entitle you to any compensation should you choose to play with the funds in Your Account before any withdrawal is completed.
If a chargeback on a card or depositing method you have used is requested by the payment method provider, we may take the following steps:
- We may block Your Account;
- We may take any such action as we are entitled to by law;
- A chargeback notice may be issued and sent to you, using your registration details;
- We will use the same payment method as chosen by you when placing a deposit in order to issue the chargeback;
The balance of Your Account may turn negative in cases of chargeback.
10. Closing Your Account
- You must first cancel any outstanding offers for stakes that you have made;
- You must contact support and specifically request for the closing of Your Account;
- We will transfer all funds from Your Account (subject to the deduction of relevant withdrawal charges).
10.4 If you are closing Your Account because you have a problem with gambling addiction please refer to our responsible gaming rules.
11. Dormant & Inactive Accounts
11.1 An inactive account is an account, having a real money balance that has not been accessed for an uninterrupted period of 12 months.
11.2 A dormant account is an account, having a real money balance that has not been accessed for an uninterrupted period of 30 Months.
11.3 Once Your Account is inactive, we will contact you via e-mail to inform you that we will charge a EUR 5.00 per month administrative fee, unless you log in to Your Account.
11.4 If, after we began charging Your Account with the administrative fee, you log-in before Your Account becomes dormant, Your Account will no longer be charged the administrative fee. You may also request a full refund of the administrative fees charged up until then by contacting support. The period of inactivity starts to run again from your last log-in date.
11.5 If Your Account becomes dormant and we are still unable to reach you, we, if required, in accordance with the applicable law (depending on where you are resident), shall transfer your remaining balance to the relevant regulatory body.
12.1 Any Bonus is only available once per person, family, household, address, e-mail address, credit card number, bank account, telephone number, computer/device and / or IP address.
12.2 Any “welcome” Bonuses are only available to new customers whom open an account on the Site and whom have never held an account on the Site before, have never received a welcome offer of any kind and whom are invited to take part in a welcome offer by virtue of it being specifically offered to them when they register on the Site.
12.3 Some bonuses must be manually activated by you in Your Account. Unless stated otherwise you can do this after logging into Your Account and depositing the amount required to access the Bonus. Such Bonuses can only be activated when real money is available in Your Account. If you play with any of your deposited funds prior to claiming the Bonus, lost funds cannot be used to activate the Bonus.
12.4 When you claim a Bonus, your real money, the Bonus and all winnings generated from them will remain as Bonus money and may not be withdrawn or wagered on other products until wagering requirements are met.
12.5 All Bonuses have a wagering requirement that needs to be completed within a given time frame before any potential winnings and/or bonuses can be withdrawn. Failure to meet the required wagering requirements and/or forfeit of an active Bonus for any reason may result in the forfeit of all winnings attained from Your real money as well as Your Bonus and bonus winnings attained throughout the wagering process of the Bonus. Any attempt to withdraw any funds prior to the complete fulfilment of the Bonus wagering requirement may result in the Bonus and any winnings attained (including winnings that originated from your real money used to get the Bonus) being forfeited.
12.6 Any evidence or reasonable suspicion that specific bets were placed on any Game (i.e. betting in proportions on different outcomes in the same hand to create "action") without risk will not qualify for any wagering requirement. Examples of bets without risk include betting on red and black simultaneously in Roulette, and betting player and banker simultaneously in Baccarat. If you are found to be colluding with other players, for example, one person betting on the player, the other betting on the banker, you will have your bets cancelled, account closed and all deposits made by you may be forfeited.
12.7 Where any Bonus is capable of (for example due to enhanced odds) giving you guaranteed or increased chances of profits irrespective of the outcome; and we have any evidence or reasonable suspicion that you have placed a bet or multiple bets (alone or in a group of players) across any of the websites belonging to Betsson Group on such a Bonus, then we may withdraw the Bonus and all winnings attained by you during the wagering of the Bonus and we may also close Your account and withhold all funds remaining on Your Account at our absolute discretion.
12.8 If you cancel the Bonus You will lose the Bonus and all winnings generated from the Bonus.
12.9 We have the right to refuse any player a Bonus or we may alter the Bonus (including cancellation), if we believe that:
- the Bonus is being abused (our definition of abuse includes but is not limited to a player making use of promotional offers without ever risking their own funds);
- technical issues have occurred in relation to the Bonus;
- the Bonus is, for any reason, not able to be conducted as planned.
12.11 All Bonuses are intended for recreational players and/or as tokens of appreciation to our customers and we therefore reserve the right to restrict eligibility to participate in all or part of any Bonus.
12.12 The maximum withdrawal amount allowed from winnings earned from any bonus or free spins offer before a deposit has been made is €100 or the equivalent in your account currency
12.13 Unless stated otherwise on the specific bonus landing pages, all Bonuses in Casino have got a max bet restriction in place of €6 per game round or €.50c bet per line (or currency equivalent) and failure to adhere to this max bet rule may result in account closure and forfeit of the Bonus and any winnings attained during the wagering of the Bonus. For currency equivalent, the following conversion rates shall apply unless specifically stated otherwise in the Bonus terms and conditions;
- SEK: €1 = 10kr
- NOK: €1 = 10kr
- GBP: €1 = £1
- USD: €1 = $1
- CZK: €1 = 25Kč
- PLN: €1 = 4.50zł
At any time, we may decide to review all records and play transactions and / or to monitor your use of any Bonus or Bonuses. If Irregular play is suspected, we reserve the right to disqualify you from any free spins promotion or Bonus or other form of promotion and / or withhold all deposits and / or winnings and / or close Your Account. Irregular play is considered bonus abuse and is not permitted on the Site. Irregular play can include (but is not limited to) low margin betting, equal betting, zero risk bets or hedge betting. These are considered Irregular Play when done purposely to exploit bonuses, in addition the following types of play are considered irregular play:
- increasing the balance and then changing Your gaming pattern significantly (bet, game type, bet structure or other pattern of betting) to complete any wagering requirements of any Bonus;
- using any betting system or placing even money bets on any game of chance, and / or
- using the “Double-Up” or gamble feature within a game to increase win values;
- increasing your balance after placing high value bets and thereafter proceeding to place bets of less than half of the prior bet value, in order to meet bonus wagering requirements;
- wagering on Games that do not contribute towards wagering requirements or games with a 0% wagering weight applied to them as specified in the specific bonus landing page terms;
- wagering on games with bonus money to build up value, lose the bonus and then cash out on the built up value with a secondary deposit.
13. Responsible gaming
13.1 Gambling can be addictive. If you need some help to overcome such addiction, kindly follow this link which will redirect you to our responsible gaming page on the Site. Please always gamble responsibly.
You may impose limits on Your Account. These limits are:
13.2.1 Net Deposit Limit
You may choose to limit your maximum losses. This limit will automatically block any further deposits made if the net deposit limit (deposits-withdrawals) set, has been exceeded for that selected time frame.
13.2.2. Session Time Limit
You may choose to limit the time you spend enjoying our Games. This pop up will appear reminding you of the time limit you imposed on yourself and will allow you to log you out of Your Account or continue enjoying our games. Kindly contact support to be able to set this limit.
If you change your mind, these limits can be changed by letting us know via e-mail. Increasing or revoking a limit shall have effect only after seven (7) days. Whereas decreasing a limit shall have effect immediately.
13.3 Reality Check
If you are resident outside of the United Kingdom only, when playing on casino Games on the Site, a pop up will appear which will pause your Game to remind you that you have been playing for one hour. This will be done every hour. This pop up will remind you of how much you lost and how much you won. You will then select to continue to enjoy our Games or log out.
This pop up might appear later than the automatic one hour schedule if your Game does not allow for temporary suspension. This pop up will appear immediately after your Game ends once you have come back to our lobby. We will not always be able to apply the Session Time Limit or Reality Check on the time promised. For example, if you play auto spin games, live games or games which are not hosted on our Site we will be unable to apply the Session Time Limit or Reality Check reminders until the game has finished or you return to our lobby.
You can deactivate the Reality Check at any time by opting-out on the pop up. If you would like to reactivate this, kindly contact support or refer to ‘My Account’ tab.
13.4 Self-Exclusion and Cool off
13.4.1 You may choose to completely exclude yourself from playing any of the Games on our Site. To do so you must login and go to the Self Exclusion page. For residents outside of the United Kingdom, you stipulate the period you wish to be self-excluded for and your account will automatically be reactivated. If you are resident in the United Kingdom, self-exclusion will apply for a minimum of 6 months and you must then contact customer support to have your account reactivated.
13.4.2 You will not be able to open any account with the Site should you opt for self-exclusion. You will also forfeit any entry into any competition or draw which was entered into prior to such self –exclusion as well as forfeiting any non-cash prizes or invitations which have been granted to you or offered to you prior to such self-exclusion but which have not yet been redeemed or utilised by you (for example, where tickets for an event have been offered but the event is to take place during a self-exclusion period, the invitation is automatically withdrawn upon self-exclusion) . This is to prevent gambling being promoted to you in a time where you have taken some time to assess your gambling behaviour.
If we believe that gambling will cause you financial or personal difficulties, we may close Your Account. You must not open a new Account. If you do so, it will be at your own risk and we cannot be held liable.
14. Miscarried and aborted Games
We do everything we can not to have any technical foul ups but this isn’t always possible. We therefore need to tell you the following:
14.1 We, our suppliers and / or licensors are not liable for any downtime, server disruptions, lagging, or any technical or political disturbance to game play. Refunds may be given solely at the discretion of the management;
14.2 We, our suppliers and / or licensors accept no liability for any damages or losses which are deemed or alleged to have arisen out of or in connection with the Site or its content, including and without limitation to:
- Delays or interruptions in operation or transmission;
- Loss or corruption of data;
- Communication or lines failure;
- Any site or content misuse;
- Any errors or omissions in content;
14.4 If your Game miscarries because of a failure of the system, we shall refund the amount wagered in your Game by crediting it to Your Account or, if Your Account no longer exists, by paying it to you directly, in an approved manner. If you have accrued credit at the time the Game got miscarried, the monetary value of the credit will be paid out to Your Account or, if Your Account no longer exists, it will be to you directly, in an approved manner;
14.5 We shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that our computer system enables your participation in a Game. If after you have made a wager game play is interrupted by a failure of the telecommunications system or a failure of your computer system, the Game will resume as at the exact time immediately before the interruption occurred. If however, such resumption is not possible we shall:
- Ensure that the game is terminated;
- Refund the amount of the wager to you by placing it in the Your Account.
15. How to Complain
15.1 Our aim is to give the best customer experience in the industry, therefore we hope that you should have no complaints. However, if in the off chance that you do, this is the way to do it.
15.2 So that we can deal with your complaint quickly, the complaint must contain clear information about your identity as well as all relevant details giving rise to the complaint. We will use best efforts to promptly resolve a reported matter and reach an amicable settlement.
15.3 Any claim you might have regarding any transaction must be made within six months after the transaction, payment and/or settlement took place/should have taken place; otherwise we will not consider the claim. Once a claim is received, we will review any queried or disputed transactions and let you know the outcome. Our decision on this is final, in simple terms, what we say goes.
15.4 If for some reason you don’t like what we say in relation to your complaint, and you are not a UK resident, you can contact the MGA on:
- Address: Building SCM 02-03, Level 4, SmartCity Malta, Ricasoli SCM1001, Malta;
- Call on: +356 25469000;
- Click here: http://www.mga.org.mt/support/online-gaming-support/
16. When talking to us
16.1 When you contact us, you will not make statements which:
- Are sexually explicit or grossly offensive;
- Use derogatory terms and/or incites hatred;
- Are abusive, defamatory or otherwise harasses, threatens or causes distress or inconvenience to our support agents.
17. When talking to each other
17.1 We may provide you with a chat facility to talk to other players. When contacting each other, you shall not make statements or transmit content which:
- Are sexually explicit or grossly offensive;
- Uses derogatory terms and/or incites hatred;
- Encourages or facilitates antisocial behaviour;
- Encourages or facilitates any illegal activities;
- Harasses, threatens or causes distress or inconvenience to other players;
- Influences other player’s actions through intimidation or abuse;
- Disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, make statements that are abusive, defamatory ,harassing or insulting to users of the Site;
- Advertise, promote or otherwise relate to any other online entities including forums;
- Is about the Site, or any other Internet site(s) connected to the Site and is untrue and/or malicious and/or damaging to the Site;
17.3 Any suspicious chats will be reported to the MGA. Be careful what you post.
17.4 We review all chats and keep a log and record of all statements. Your use of the chat facility should be for recreational and socialising purposes only.
17.5 If you breach any of the provisions relating to the chat facility, we may remove the chat room or immediately close Your Account. If we do, we shall refund any funds which may be in Your Account over and above any amount which may be owed to us (if any).
17.6 We will not be liable if damage arises out of such chat functionality. You agree to compensate us against any damage arising out of your illegal, unlawful or inappropriate conduct or arise out of violation of these chat rules.
You can read our Privacy Statement here. You should be aware that by acceptance of the Rules includes full acceptance of the terms of our Privacy Statement. We therefore ask that you read the Privacy Statement carefully.
19. Your Liability to Us
19.1 You enter the Site and participate in the Games at your own risk. The Site and the Games are provided ‘as is’. The only promises we make in relation to the Site are detailed in these rules. We do not warrant (in simple language, we do not legally promise) that:
- The software or the Site is fit for purpose and free from errors;
- The Site and/or Games will be accessible without interruptions;
19.3 You hereby agree to fully indemnify us (in simple language, compensate us for any loss) and directors, employees, partners, and service providers for any cost, expense, loss, damages, claims and liabilities howsoever caused that may arise in relation to your use of the Site or participation in the Games. If you don’t agree to this, you should not use the Site.
20. Breaches, penalties and termination
20.1 If we suspect that you have breached these Rules, we may refuse to open, suspend or close Your Account. We may also withhold any money in Your Account (including the deposit) and set off any money or damages due to us against the money in Your Account.
20.2 We also have the right to freeze or terminate Your Account or cancel any stakes if:
- We suspect that you are engaged in illegal or fraudulent activities;
- You are having problems with creditors or otherwise which are detrimental to our business.
21. Anti-money laundering reporting
21.1 As a gaming operator we need to comply with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and any associated Regulations. We shall check all transactions and report any suspicious transaction to the relevant competent authorities in Malta (or other such territory as may be relevant to your transactions).
21.2 If you become aware of any suspicious activity relating to any of the Games on the Site, you must report this to us immediately.
21.3 We may suspend, block or close Your Account and withhold funds, in accordance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
22. Intellectual property
22.1 We are the sole owner of the trademark ‘Betsson’ and the ‘Betsson’ logo. Any unauthorised use of the ‘Betsson’ trademark and the ’Betsson’ logo may result in prosecution.
22.2 www.betsson.com is our uniform resource locator and no unauthorised use may be made of this URL on any other Site or digital platform without our prior written consent. Links to the Site and any of the pages therein may not be included in any other Site without our prior written consent.
22.3 We are the owner or the rightful licensee of the rights to the technology, software and business systems used within the Site.
22.4 The contents and structure of the Site pages are subject to copyright © and database right in the name of BML Group Limited. All rights reserved. The copyright in this Site including all text, graphics, code, files and links belongs to us and the Site may not be reproduced, transmitted or stored in whole or in part without our written consent. Your registration and use of the Site does not confer any rights whatsoever to the intellectual property contained in the Site.
22.5 You agree not to use any automatic or manual device to monitor our web pages or any content therein. Any unauthorised use or reproduction may be prosecuted.
If any provision of these Rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed from these Rules and all other provisions shall remain in force unaffected by such severance.
24. Entire Agreement and Admissibility
24.1 The Rules are the entire agreement between us with respect to this Site and, except in the case of fraud, overrule all prior communication and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between us.
24.2 A printed version of these Rules and any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings.
We can assign or transfer this agreement. You cannot assign or transfer this agreement.
We hold all customer funds in a separate bank account. You must be aware that these funds are not protected in the case of insolvency and therefore in the event that we should go insolvent, your funds may not be returned to you.
27. Applicable law, jurisdiction and language
27.1 These Rules are governed by the Laws of Malta and the parties agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of the Maltese courts.
27.2 These Rules are published in a number of languages. It is only the English version that forms the legal basis of the relationship between us but all versions reflect the same principles. Translations into other languages are made as a service and in good faith, in the event of any discrepancy between an English version and a translation, the English version shall prevail.
28. Betsson VIP club - Betsson’s Rewards Program
28.1 When you successfully register on the Site, You automatically become a member of Betsson VIP Club. You will earn points when playing the Site’s games for real money, except when playing Poker by Microgaming.
28.2 Each time you play the Site’s games for real money you will earn VIP points. Different games award different amounts of VIP points. Click here to see how many VIP points You get for playing the different types of games.
28.3 Gaming on the Site for real money is the premium way to earn Betsson points. VIP points are converted into Betsson points based on Your status level, meaning the more VIP points You get during a month, the more Betsson points You will accumulate.
28.4 At the start of each month, We will determine how many Betsson points You have and You can then convert them into cash at Your convenience. As an example, all points that You earn throughout the entire month of March will become available for use on the 1st of April.
28.5 All Betsson points in one calendar month will determine Your member level the next month. The different Member levels within the Betsson VIP programme are Bronze, Silver and Gold.
28.6 The higher member level, the more Betsson points You will receive for gaming. The member levels are as follows:
28.6.1 Gold: 50 VIP Points = Betsson Points x 4. E.g. 100 VIP Points = 400 Betsson Points.
28.6.2 Silver: 15 VIP Points = Betsson Points x 2. E.g. 100 VIP Points = 200 Betsson Points.
28.6.3 Bronze: 0 VIP Points = Betsson Points x 1. e.g. 100 VIP Points = 100 Betsson Points.
28.7 The level of membership is determined on the first date of each month and is valid until the last date of the same month. If, on the 1st of April, You reach a Silver membership level, based on the Your gaming in March, You will stay on that level until the last day of April.
28.8 Betsson points can be exchanged for real money in the same currency You have selected to play with, on the Site. One Hundred (100) points is the minimum number of points that can be exchanged at one time. One Hundred (100) points Is worth the equivalent of €1.
28.9 You can exchange reward points into cash by going to “My Account”, choose “VIP Club Status” and select “Exchange Points”. You then enter the number of reward points You wish to exchange for cash and select ‘exchange’. Points will be exchanged for cash and added to Your Account immediately.
28.10 Points redeemed for real money will be added to Your account. You can then use the money to continue playing on our Site or withdraw the amount in full.
28.11 Withdrawing money exchanged from Betssons VIP club will incur the standard transaction fees as indicated by the withdrawal method you select.
28.12 Betsson points are valid for six (6) months after the date they become available. For example, the points You earn throughout the entire month of March will become available for use on the 1st of April. These are valid until the 30th of September. If You have not used them by then, they will expire and You will lose them.
28.13 From time to time the Site will run promotions that are only open to players who belong to the higher levels of the Reward Program.
28.14 The points You earn, be it VIP points or Betsson points are Yours and are non-transferable to others.
28.15 The points will be updated every 24 hours.
28.16 All necessary information regarding number of earned points and available points are shown in “My account page”.
28.17 For practical reasons all points are rounded to nearest decimal when presented. The underlying calculation is always based on two decimals meaning that payments and levels are based on two decimals calculations.
28.18 Your Betsson points are updated almost in real time. If You exchange reward points for cash, the transaction will show in Your transaction history at once.
28.19 The Site has the right to withhold or amend the promotion at any time without prior warning.
28.20 Betsson reserves the right to change the Rules including the rules for the Betsson Rewards Program (Betsson VIP Club) at any time, e.g. change the parameters for calculations of Points. If We suspect that You are engaged in illegal or fraudulent activities when using the Rewards Program or in breach with the Site T&Cs, We may freeze or terminate Your Member Account and/or a related at the Site’s absolute discretion.
Game Specific Rules
The Rules included in this section relate to specific Games. We sometimes use Games provided by other companies and they ask us to include these rules in our own Rules. There are sometimes Rules which are so specific to a Game, you only need to be aware of those Rules if you play that Game. All of these rules have been dropped in this section. By playing any of the Games you will be agreeing to these Game Rules.
1.1 Net Ent Casino Games
Our Casino is operated by BML Group Ltd. and regulated by the MGA under the Remote Gaming Regulations (LN176/2004) operating under the Licence MGA/CL1/183/2004. Our Casino is powered by Net Entertainment. We will not be responsible for any issues you have relating to game play, as Net Entertainment under its own gaming licence and in terms of Maltese law is responsible for all game play responsibilities.
All game play, both for real cash and practice play, on the Universal Monsters Slot Games (e.g. Frankenstein and Scarface) is prohibited from any territories outside of the below stated jurisdictions and all transactions relating to such unauthorized play will be voided: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom. The United States, its dependencies, military bases, territories and possessions are specifically excluded from the allowed territory.
1.2.1 Microgaming Poker Games
Poker by Microgaming is operated by BML Group Ltd. on the online poker network Microgaming made available by Prima Poker Ltd. Under licence with the MGA in Malta. Players from following countries are not allowed to play in Poker by Microgaming due to restrictions from the platform: :Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Belgium, China, Cuba, Denmark, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Norfolk Island, N. Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia UAE, Yemen, United Kingdom, United States and its dependencies, military bases and territories including but not limited to Am. Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, N. Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.
a. Prohibited Use of Poker Account
I. No bots/ artificial intelligence
You must not use bot software or artificial intelligence, whether commercially obtained or privately developed, when playing Poker on the Site. ’Bots’ are software programs or other devices which interfere with the game software to play poker, which need little or no human action. Bots may use rules or artificial intelligence to make playing decisions. We will actively look for such software on the player’s machine subject to the player’s consent. Consent will also establish that the player will not interfere with any of the detection mechanisms. This clause applies regardless of whether the bot is actually used in conjunction with the Games or otherwise.
II. No Prohibited Software
Other types of software are also prohibited, these include but are not limited to software which:
- Gives You any sort of unfair advantage;
- Shares hole cards among players or assists collusion or cheating in any way;
- Utilises a database of hands or player profiles which is shared between players;
- Reduces or eliminates the need for a human to make decisions (for example, tools which automatically fold specific starting hands);
- Is designed to datamine (i.e. gather hands or player profiles from the game client beyond which the player has observed from their own play) for any purpose whether personal or commercial. This also applies to any data which has been obtained by datamining, whether the data was obtained by the player themselves or by anyone else. You are furthermore prohibited from sharing of any legitimately gathered data with other players;
- Provides real-time advice on the action to take during play (including ICM analysis tools);
- Attempts to block any of our fraud and cheating detection mechanisms.
It is prohibited for players to act as a team, with or without prior explicit agreement, to the actual or possible detriment of other players in the game. You must
- Always play in your own best interests;
- Not work together with another player to gain an advantage;
- Not ‘soft play’ against friends – i.e. You must play against friends with the same technique/tactictis used with people you are not acquainted with;
- Not ‘chip dump’ – i.e. you must not intentionally lose hands or manipulate the gameplay in order to transfer funds to any other player;
- Not share card information with any other player;
- Not play in the same cash game or Sit ‘n’ Go tournament as any player in which they have a financial interest - i.e. they should not play in the same games as anyone with whom they have a staking, swap, profit sharing or bankroll sharing agreement;
- Not encourage any other player to collude.
Players must not share their account, under any circumstances, with any other person as this would tantamount to ‘Multiple Account Abuse’. It is thus prohibited for any player to gain an advantage by sharing accounts to disguise their playing style, or by ‘handing off’ tournaments to another player half-way through. Accordingly, a player may not use any account other than their own keep their credentials (alias, password, and any other information used to access the player’s account) secret and not reveal them to any other person.
V. No Gold Farming
It is strictly prohibited for a player to play poker on the behalf of an employer, perhaps being funded by the employer or playing according to a strategy provided by the employer. Gold Farms are considered to be sweatshops consisting of ‘human bots’ and are prohibited for similar reasons.
VI. No Angleshooting
Any attempt to gain an unfair advantage over other players, whether specifically prohibited by the rules or not, is strictly prohibited. Any activity that is designed to give a player an unfair advantage, but which may be allowed under a strict interpretation of the rules, due to a loophole or due to unintended software characteristics is still prohibited.
VII. No Problem Gamblers
It is prohibited for anybody with a gambling problem to sign up for an account or play under any circumstances. If a player discovers that s/he has a gambling problem, s/he is required to inform us and cease play immediately.
VIII. The Player’s Account Can Be Locked / Closed Without Prior Notice
We have the right to lock and/or permanently close the player’s account at our discretion and without prior notice. This is done with the aim of stopping fraudulently obtained funds from being withdrawn, performing investigations and for any other reason We deem it fit.
IX. The Funds in the Player’s Account Can Be Seized
In case of any violation of either the poker rules or Rules, We reserve the right to seize all of the funds in the player’s account, including deposited money, and to reverse any withdrawals that may be pending. This includes but is not limited to, obtaining funds fraudulently, cheating, and unethical play.
License numbers are available under clause 4.
1.4 Scratch Cards
License numbers are available under clause 4.
License numbers are available under clause 4.
1.6 Live Dealer Games
Live Dealer Games are operated and powered by Evolution Gaming under a license Evolution Gaming holds from the jurisdiction of Alderney 010 obtained on, 2nd March 2007. By taking part in any of the Live Dealer Games on the Site, You agree to be regulated by and subject to the licensing rules of Alderney. We do not control or manage the Live Dealer Games and they are therefore not offered under our licenses. We are authorised to promote and market Live Dealer Games operated by Evolution Gaming, to offer You access to such Games and enable You to transfer funds from/to your Account to/from Live Dealer Games. Evolution Gaming is solely responsible for the fairness of Live Dealer Games. We are not responsible for any game transaction in relation to participating in Live Dealer Games. FYI, Evolution Gaming broadcasts live events from Latvia.
1.7 Other Games
License numbers are available under clause 4.