Competitions and tournaments organized by "Us" on the website may be of several types including Cash Tournaments, Promotional Tournaments, and Practice Tournaments.
A. Practice Games:
Practice Tournaments are conducted to familiarize players with various games and rules of tournament play.
“You” understand and agree that if “You” win a Practice tournament, “You” do not receive any actual prizes or cash.
“You” may not hold Rummy Villa responsible for not being able to play a tournament for which “You” may be eligible. This includes but is not limited to situations where “You” are unable to log into “Your” account, due to “Your” account being under validation or “You” being in violation of any Terms or there being any disruption from your internet service provider.
B. Promotional Tournaments:
The Promotional Tournaments organized on the website shall be either free to join or may require "You" to use "Your" promotional chips that "You" accumulate while playing Promotional Tournaments.
The chips that "You" win in a Promotional Tournament can only be utilized by redeeming them for gifts and prizes that are offered by Rummy Villa at its discretion.
The chips won in Promotional Tournaments cannot be redeemed for cash.
The details of Promotional Tournaments may vary from time to time and Rummy Villa shall make its best efforts to publish this information on the website and additionally inform the relevant players via e-mail, or other means of communication but does not guarantee the same.
"You" may not hold Rummy Villa responsible for not being able to play a tournament for which "You" may be eligible. This includes but is not limited to situations where "You" are unable to log into "Your" account, due to "Your" account being under validation or "You" being in violation of any Terms or there being any disruption from your internet service provider.
C. Cash Tournaments:
Some tournaments may require "You" to pay a Buy In or entry fee, as described in the specific supplementary terms and conditions, which govern those tournaments. The amount of Buy In or entry fee may differ from tournament to tournament at the sole discretion of Rummy Villa.
Any applicable tax, levy or cess for any prize which "You" may win will be borne by "You".
"We" reserve the right to retain any amount from prizes or gifts as "We" may be required to pay as tax, as required by the applicable laws of India.
"Your" participation in tournaments and games made available on the website which require "You" to pay "BuyIn" or entry fees is subject to the additional following terms and conditions:
"You" must be 18 years of age or above to participate in paid games, tournaments and competitions offered on Rummy Villa and must truthfully state "Your" age while registering with "Us". "We" absolutely prohibit minors or those underage from participating in any of the games, tournaments and competition. "We" reserve the right to ask for proof of age from "You" and suspend "Your" account until satisfactory documentation is provided. Should "We" have reason to believe that "You" are less than 18 years of age, "You" will not be allowed to participate in any paid games, tournaments and competitions and your account will be deactivated.
All transactions for cash tournaments and games will be calculated in Indian rupees.
Once "You" register on "Our" website, "We" shall maintain an account for "You" to keep a record of all "Your" transactions with "Us". Payment of BuyIn/entry fees for any game/tournament has to be made through "Your" account. All cash prizes won by "You" are credited by "Us" into "Your" account.
"We" may specify maximum and minimum limits in the respect of the amount of money that you may be required to purchase in "Your" account for the purpose of paying BuyIn/entry fees as prescribed to participate in cash tournaments.
When making a payment, you are advised to ensure that the instrument used to make the payment is "Your" own and is used to add cash in "Your" cash account. "You" may not:
Use any payment instrument that "You" are not authorized to use, to transact on Rummy Villa.
Use Your payment instrument to transact on Rummy Villa using an account which does not belong to You.
In the event of any violation of the above, "We" reserve the right to fully investigate the matter, if necessary report the matter to appropriate authorities, and close "Your" account instantly. "We" reserve the right to retain the funds in "Your" account without applying them for the purpose for which they are paid, until "We" have suitably identified the source of payment and confirmed that the payment has been validly made or with due authorization.
When "You" make a payment on the website using any of the available modes of payment, "Your" payment is processed by a third party payment gateway and any information entered by "You" in this regard on such gateway is not visible to "Us".
"You" understand and agree that "We" have the right to cancel a transaction at any point of time solely according to "Our" discretion, without assigning any reasons. In the event that "You" have made any payment for which "You" have received no benefit, the transaction will be reversed and the money would be credited back to "Your" payment instrument.
"You" also understand and agree that a payment made through any mode of payment available on the website may be rejected by the payment gateway for reasons independent from "Our" own. "You" acknowledge and agree that Rummy Villa is not liable for any such non-processing or rejection of the payment for reasons not attributable to or beyond the control of Rummy Villa.
Rummy Villa assures "You" that any money held in "Your" account with "Us" paid by "You" or which may have accrued to "You" under these Terms is held in the nature of a trust with "Us" and will be utilized for the purpose of the Services or remitted to "You", as the case may be in due course. "You" acknowledge and agree that the monies deposited / paid by "You" in "Your" account shall not accrue interest.
Rummy Villa advises "You" to play responsibly on the website. Rummy Villa may therefore, from time to time, place restrictions on the amount of money "You" can add to "Your" Rummy Villa account, which "You" can spend as entry fee in various tournaments and games hosted on the website.
"You" acknowledge, understand, and agree that "Your" participation in the various tournaments and games available on the website will be subject to conditions regarding purchase of chips and that "You" will neither dispute nor question the same. Note that you can buy a minimum of 25 cash chips and a maximum of 10000 cash chips using our available payment options. This upper and lower limit for cash chips maybe altered by Rummy Villa at any time without giving a prior notice for the same.
"You" can choose to leave the table from a cash tournament by clicking on "Leave the Table" before registration for that tournament closes, and in such case "Your" entry fee will be credited back to "Your" account. Once registration for a tournament closes, no refund is possible and "You" shall not demand the same.
"You" understand and agree that once "You" join a tournament, the entry fee for that tournament will be debited from "Your" Rummy Villa cash account as a valid payment for "Your" participation in that cash tournament. If "You" subsequently choose to redeem from the cash tournament before registration close time, the entry fee will be credited back to "Your" Rummy Villa cash account.
Any cash prize won by "You" will be credited to "Your" Rummy Villa account. "You" agree that all Cash Withdrawal's "You" make are governed by the following conditions:
"You" can choose to redeem money from "Your" account at any time subject to bonus Cash Withdrawal's restrictions, as mentioned hereafter and notify "Us" of the same. Once notified, "We" may disburse the specified amount by cheque or electronic transfer based on the mode of Cash Withdrawal's selected by "You". "We" shall make "Our" best efforts to honor "Your" choice on the mode of Cash Withdrawal's, but reserve the right to disburse the specified amount to "You" by any means as may be determined by "Us".
"You" can make two free Cash Withdrawal's in a calendar month. Any subsequent/additional Cash Withdrawal's requests within the same month will attract applicable processing and service charges/tax which will be deducted from "Your" account. In the event that "You" do not have an adequate amount in "Your" account to pay the processing charge, "Your" Cash Withdrawal's will not be processed at that time. "You" are free to request a cash-out in the subsequent month, which will not be charged provided it is within your free Cash Withdrawal's limit.
"Your" registration details including "Your" name, using which "You" have registered on the website, must correspond with the name and other details on "Your" financial instrument used on the payment system. If this is not the case, "We" reserve the right to verify "Your" details to ensure that the financial instrument used for the transactions is not being misused. In this regard:
"We" may verify "Your" identification details and age from time and time.
At any point of time in "Our" transactions with "You", if "We" detect or have reasonable cause to suspect that "You" may be involved with identity fraud, "We" may withhold the purchase in "Your" account and bar "You" from further participation in any tournament available on Rummy Villa without prejudice to any other legal recourse "We" may have apart from notifying the relevant regulatory or law enforcement authorities where appropriate.
"Your" participation in tournaments or games made available on the website and any prize(s) "You" may win in such tournaments/games signifies that "You" agree and consent to the following:
"Your" registration on the website is restricted to a single user account, which will be used by "You" to avail of the Services provided on the website.
"You" are prohibited from creating or using multiple user IDs for registering on the website. If "We" have reason to believe that "You" have created multiple user IDs, "We" reserve the right to suspend "Your" account(s) until "We" have investigated the matter and have received adequate supporting documents from "You". "We" reserve the right to close all the additional accounts created by "You" and transfer all balances into the account first opened by "You". In addition, "We" reserve the right to ask for verification documents from "You".
"You" undertake to participate in the games/tournaments as an individual player.
Formation of teams and collusion between "You" and any other user(s) for participating in games/tournaments organized on the website is expressly forbidden and will result in "Us" cancelling the relevant accounts and debarring access to the Services for all users, who are members of such teams or have taken part in such collusion. By accepting the Terms, "You" agree that "You" will not play the games in partnership or by forming a team or by communicating with other players which may give undue benefit to "You" or other players. In case "You" are found to be involved in such activities, "We" reserve the right to withhold all the funds in "Your" account and make investigations to ascertain the extent of undue benefit derived by "You" and such others and to cancel and close "Your" account without any communication to "You".
"You" undertake that "You" yourself will play in all games/tournaments in which "You" have registered, and not use any software programs, bots, devices or any other form of external assistance to play. Any attempt to employ any such external assistance will result in "You" being debarred from further participation, cancellation of "Your" registration with "Us", and possible forfeiture of "Your" cash balance.
"You" agree and acknowledge that "We" will take all steps necessary to determine whether "Your" participation is in accordance with the Terms laid down herein. "We" may debar "You" from participation in any game/tournament organized by "Us", suspend "Your" account, prohibit "Your" access to the website and withhold any prizes that "You" may have won, should "We" have reasonable grounds to suspect that: "You" have indulged in any fraudulent activity; or have registered or have availed of the Services provided on the website using multiple user IDs or you have breached any of the Terms.
In the event of a disagreement or dispute between "You" and any other user(s) in a game, "Our" decision shall be final and binding on you and the other user(s). Subject to paragraph VII below, to be eligible to win a prize, "You" must be a resident of India and "You" must have accessed the Services and the website from India.
If "You" are a prize winner, resident in India and physically present in India while accessing the services of Rummy Villa but not an Indian citizen, "We" will remit "Your" winnings in Indian Rupees to the address provided by "You" for playing cash tournaments provided the address is within India. There may be, in such events, delays which "You" may find inordinate. "You", however, agree and acknowledge that such delays may not be within "Our" control and that "You" will wait for us to obtain necessary clearances and permissions for such remittances.
Any prize "You" win, accrues solely to "You" and will not be assigned or transferred to any third party by "Us".
If "You" are not a resident of India or do not access the website from India, "You" are prohibited from participating in cash or promotional tournaments on Rummy Villa. "Your" participation in such tournaments will be deemed to be in violation of these Terms. Subsequently, "You" will not be entitled to receive any prize that "You" might win in such tournaments. "We" shall have the right to fully investigate the matter, report the matter to appropriate authorities, and to take appropriate legal action.
If any prize is handed over to you in the form of a cheque and the cheque is not encashed within the validity period of the cheque, "We" will deem the cheque to have been lost. Any request for re-issue of the cheque will be approved or rejected at our discretion and if approved, will result in deduction of applicable processing charges from the amount of the cheque on re-issuance.
"We" do not take any responsibility for who "You" are matched up against in a tournament or at any time during which a tournament is in progress. The matching is done based on predefined and random computer generated criteria, which apply uniformly to one and all playing on the website. As a result, it is not within "Our" control to match specific players against each other.
"You" agree and acknowledge that "We" shall not be responsible for whom "You" play with in a tournament and that "You" will not request a change to or reversal of the outcome of the tournament based on the identity of your opponents or other players.
Rummy Villa offers its registered players with different types of bonus. These bonus Chips are obtained / released / encashed based on the following Terms and conditions:
Below given is the table that explains how the Bonus / Reload Bonus Release works:
Disbursement of Bonus: The Bonus will be disbursed in 4 portions. For instance, if you purchase Rs 500, you are eligible for a Bonus of Rs 500. You will receive Rs 125 as your first portion once you have played an aggregate amount of Rs 500, i.e. four times the first portion of the Bonus. Once you play for another Rs 500, we will credit another Rs 125 as bonus in your withdrawal balance and so on, till a maximum of Rs 500 Welcome Bonus has been credited.
Service Charge and Service Tax:
"We" currently levy a service charge of 15% on the BuyIn/entry fees paid by "You" for participating in cash games/tournaments available on the website.
The service charge levied is subject to change from time to time and "We" shall post notice of the same as soon as is feasible. "We" reserve the right to levy service charge at different rates for different cash tournaments/games organized by "Us".
In addition, we may charge service tax with applicable cesse's or levies on "Our" Services to the users as mandated by applicable laws in India.
"You" may invite a friend, acquaintance, or any other person to use the Services available on the website by clicking the appropriate links given in the website. Just choose "Your" email provider or social networking site(s) and invite "Your" friends to join Rummy Villa. All "Your" personal information is kept private and is not disclosed to anyone.
When "You" invite "Your" friends or acquaintances to subscribe to the website through the "Tell a Friend" feature, Rummy Villa uses third party websites to import "Your" address book containing the email addresses of such friends and acquaintances to which "You" can then choose to send invitations.
In addition to the right to initiate appropriate legal proceedings against "You" as well as notify the relevant regulatory or law enforcement authorities, "We" reserve the right to remove and delete any objectionable material and content from the website.
The Terms shall be governed and interpreted by, and construed in accordance with the laws of India. All disputes, differences, complaints etc., shall be subject to arbitration under the (Indian) Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 as amended from time to time. The place of arbitration shall be Hyderabad, Telangana, India and the language of arbitration shall be English. Arbitration shall be conducted by a sole arbitrator to be appointed by Rummy Villa and the concerned Player.
Subject to the arbitration agreement above, all disputes, complaints, differences etc. shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts at Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
People from many jurisdictions access the internet. "We" endeavor to stay current with the laws in every jurisdiction; however, there may be instances where, "We" do not receive prompt updates for every such jurisdiction. Please make sure that any activities you engage on the website are legal where you live. "You" agree to indemnify and hold harmless Rummy Villa from any claim, demand, damage, or loss including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of "Your" non-compliance with the laws of "Your" jurisdiction.