Terms and Conditions


Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully. If You do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, do not use this Website. Each visitor to the Website (a "User or You") who accesses this Website, or uses this Website, or downloads in any way, without limitation, any information, communications, files, text, graphics, software, and audio/visuals files (collectively the "Service") from this Website, or merely browses this Website, agrees to and is bound by these Terms and Conditions.

Provider reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse Service and access to any potential User. Provider reserves the right to amend the Website's Terms and Conditions at any time. In the event we do so, we will post the changes on this page and the date of the changes at the top of this page. Your continued use of the Website following such modifications signifies your acceptance of those modifications.


To be eligible to register and create an authorized player account ("Account"), You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age (or have reached the age of majority in the Jurisdiction in which You reside, if greater) and may not be a firm, business entity or institution. Employees, officers, directors, investors, agents, and representatives of Provider and their parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of their respective immediate family (defined as parents, spouse and children) and any person residing in the same household as such and sponsors and affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies of the Provider are NOT eligible to use or create an Account on the Website.

To open an account and/or participate in any tournament offered on the Site, you must be a natural person, at least 18 years old, who is assigned to the e-mail address submitted on your account registration form. If you are a U.S. resident, make sure you are not from one of the restricted states. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW


To use some of the Services you may be requested to create a User Account. To complete registration of a User Account you will be required to supply the certain personal information ("User Data"). It is the responsibility of the User to make sure that the information is accurate and complete and is updated when necessary. If the Company has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information is untrue or incomplete then it may suspend the relevant User Account and prohibit all current and future use of the Site by that User.

In order to create a User Account, you are required to submit a username and password. These details may be required upon subsequent entry to the Site. Each User is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of its User name and password and these must not be disclosed, assigned or sold to any third party. The Company hereby waives any and all liability in relation to any unauthorised use of any Users username and / or password.

The User must notify the Company of any changes in the details supplied at registration or of any unauthorised use of a username or password.

All User Data is processed in accordance with the Company's Privacy Policy as set out in Appendix B of these Conditions.

User Accounts

A. Account Responsibility

When you create Your Account, You represent that You are at least eighteen (18) years of age and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable Jurisdiction. You agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Website's registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. You may modify Your Registration Data by sending an email to . If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Provider has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Provider has the right to suspend or terminate Your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). You are responsible for paying all charges (plus applicable taxes) associated with the use of the Service under Your Account.

B. Secrecy Obligation.

To create an Account, You will need to submit Your e-mail address and select a unique username and password (the "Identifiers"). Usernames may not be derived either from email addresses or Internet sites, may not infringe upon the rights of third parties, and may not violate any rules of good conduct. For security reasons, passwords must differ from usernames and may be changed whenever You deem necessary. Passwords should not be sequences of consecutive numbers (i.e."2345678") or letters (i.e.: "ABCDEFG"). More specifically, a secure password should contain a combination of numbers, letters and, when possible, special characters. Passwords should be kept secret and periodically changed (every 2 months at the latest). Provider will not give Your password to any third party unless required to do so by law. Provider will never ask You for Your password via telephone or email.

Once You have selected the Identifiers for Your Account, it is Your responsibility to keep these Identifiers secure and confidential. Some or all of these Identifiers are required to access certain areas of the Website. In the event that You are concerned that Your Identifiers are no longer secure and confidential, You should immediately notify Provider by sending an e-mail to support@maingaming.co.za, whereupon new Identifiers may be selected and allocated and any future transactions under the previous Identifiers may be voided, at the sole discretion of Provider.

You may be required to confirm Your identity and personal information by providing additional verification documents as reasonably requested by the Provider. Your inability to provide such verification documents could result in Your access to the Website being suspended and all funds being locked to allow for further investigation. Without limiting the foregoing, any transactions made and accepted on the Website where Your Identifiers have been used and where You have not previously notified Provider as provided herein will be treated as valid and You will be responsible for the same, including any expenses incurred; Provider will not issue any form of compensation.

C. No Transfer

Only one Account is allowed per person. Your Account is not transferable. You may not allow any other person to access Your Account, accept Your winnings, or participate in any Tournament using Your Account information. Under no circumstances shall You allow or permit any other person or third party, including without limitation any person under the legal age to participate in a Tournament in Your applicable Jurisdiction, and in no event any person under the age of thirteen (13) years, to use or re-use Your Account or Your Identifiers in such a way that may breach the standards or laws in any 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 this section may be reported to the relevant authorities.

D. Currency

All references to 'Rands' or 'R' on the Website are references to South African Rands. All transactions (including entry fees, deposits and withdrawals) will be denominated in Rands unless otherwise expressly stated. If You make a deposit that is denominated in a currency other than Rands, please be aware that the funds will be converted into GBP by our Payment Processors or Your financial institution and You may be charged a service fee for such conversion. Please also be aware that Payment Processors or Your financial institution may use different conversion rates for deposit and refund transactions. The conversion rate used is not under the control of the Provider and we recommend that You contact Your financial institution directly for more information.

E. Withdrawal Process

Users may request a withdrawal of funds from their Account at any time. The withdrawal process is designed to minimize customer fees and add an additional element of security to protect Users. In the ongoing pursuit of abolishing fraudulent behavior and Account hijacking, the Provider reserves the right to require the User or credit card company (if applicable) to submit verification of identification to ascertain the validity of a withdrawal request and the identity of the User. In the event Provider seeks verification for security reasons, Provider is authorized to withold funds until proof of identity can be confirmed. Your winnings are awarded to You in their entirety, and all federal, state, and local taxes due in connection with any winnings awarded to You are Your sole liability.

Each withdrawal of funds is subject to an administrative fee. Please refer to www.maingaming.com for more details. Withdrawal requests will be handled by the Provider in a timely fashion (5 business days). Account holders with pending deposits must wait until those funds clear before requesting a withdrawal. If You do not receive Your withdrawal within the time estimated, please contact us through the form on our contact page.

Any monies credited to your account for free, or won through free tournaments, cannot be withdrawn from the site until you have wagered them in a bet with another player or tournament.

F. Limitations on Account Activity

Provider may impose Rands amount limitations on the Account transactions in which You engage to fund Your activities on the Website. Provider may also impose limitations on the net Rands amount You may lose on the Website in any calendar month; should Your losses reach the designated limit, Your play in the Tournaments offered on the Website will be restricted until the beginning of the next calendar month. The Site reserves the right to change these Rands amount limitations at any time. Please contact to maingaming for more details

5. Acknowledgment of Proprietary Rights

By registering for an account and/or participating in any tournament or game offered on the Site, you acknowledge that all information contained on the Site 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 the Site. You may not modify, publish, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit this information, except that you may download one copy for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. The Site neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties. While the Site uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, the Site makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. The Site assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site.

Any communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by the Site or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, the Site is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to Site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information, without any additional compensation to you.

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site, including the names of all games and tournaments, are registered and unregistered Trademarks of the Site and/or others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of the Site or such third party that owns the Trademark displayed on the Site. Your misuse of any Trademark displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that the Site will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including but not limited to, the active pursuit of criminal prosecution and/or civil litigation where appropriate.

6. Promotional Activities

By registering for an account, you agree that the Site may display your username and tournament records and other information collected through the Site. By accepting any prize from the Site, you agree to allow the Site to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide, in any media and at any time, your name, picture, voice, likeness, and/or biographical information for promotional or related purposes without additional compensation.

7. Submissions

If you send comments, questions or suggestions, including, but not limited to, notes, text, drawings, or computer programs, to the Site, such submissions shall become, and shall remain, the sole property of the Site. No submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of the Site. The Site shall exclusively own all rights to, and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of, all such submissions without compensation to you.

8. Accuracy of Information

You represent and warrant that all information you supply to the Site is complete and accurate. Knowingly submitting incomplete or inaccurate information will result in immediate termination of your account and forfeiture of any prizes or winnings to which you may have otherwise been entitled

9. Privacy Policy

The Site will not intentionally disclose any personally identifying information about you (including information submitted on the application form, your social security number, your e-mail address, information obtained by the Site from cookies, and information regarding your IP address) to third parties without your consent except where the Site, in good faith, believes such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or other contractual provisions of the Site or to enforce these Terms and Conditions or other rules of the Site. Your acceptance of any prize from the Site constitutes consent for the Site's disclosure of personal information. The Site reserves the right to collect general demographic and other market information that does not personally identify you to any person without additional consent. The Site utilizes e-mails to notify you when you win tournaments, and to let you know of special promotions, events and policy changes. Registrants are automatically opted-in to receive all e-mails: promotional marketing e-mails, promotional partner e-mails, newsletters, fairness e-mails, fun (i.e. tournament- or game play- related) e-mails, and financial e-mails. you have the choice to receive these emails,contact customer support if you wish not to.

10. Posting a challenge:

You agree to appoint the Site as your agent for the communication of posted challenges; and for receipt of communications matching your challenges. Posting a challenge means that the challenge is open for acceptance by the Site's community.

You do not challenge the Site, you only challenge other users who are registered to use the Site's service. The Site does not accept challenges on our own behalf under any circumstances.

The Site will only allow you to post a challenge if you are in compliance with the terms and conditions. If the Site allows you to post a challenge and subsequently suspects that you are in breach of this agreement, we may, at our absolute discretion, void any challenges outstanding to your account and terminate your account.

You are entirely responsible for the information that you provide us concerning the challenge you post. We will not inquire into the reasonableness of any challenge you may post. We will not be liable for incorrect entries made by you on the the Site, including data input errors.

Once you have posted a challenge, you agree to leave that challenge open for acceptance, subject to termination of the offer by us or your valid cancellation/removal of the offer. The Site may determine, at our absolute discretion, when the Site is open for the posting of challenges and may close the Site at any time at our absolute discretion.

11. Accepted Challenges:

When you accept a challenge as posted on the Site, you are not challenging with the Site but with other registered users who use the Site. Once you have accepted a challenge, you constitute full acceptance of the challenge terms and your commitment to play in that game. You will have up to 1 hour prior to the scheduled match time to cancel the challenge. If you fail to cancel the challenge within that timeframe you are liable for the entry fee. If you fail to show up to a scheduled game or cancel within the allotted time you will lose by default. By accepting a challenge, you expressly state that you have read and understood the nature of the challenge and the terms under which each player will execute the challenge.

12. Chat, Message Board, and eMessage Policy

Rules of Conduct:

13. Game play

You may not (a) gain unauthorized access to the Site's systems or any account (other than your own), interfere with the communications, procedures or performance of the Site or deliberately damage or undermine the Site, (b) affect the outcome of your online game play on your platform by means of or with the assistance of automatic, macro, bots, automated programs, screen analysis utilities, any type of mods, memory readers or similar methods or to otherwise commit fraud in relation to the Site, or (c) alter the human skill component of any game played on your platform. Any attempt to do so will result in civil and/or criminal prosecution, termination of your user account and forfeiture of all winnings, bonuses and incentives to which you would otherwise be entitled.

The Site is not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, disconnects from your game play on your platform or any incorrect or inaccurate results that may be posted on your online game. The site, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate any person's account who tampers with their game results for the tournament entered, or who otherwise violates these rules. By entering, entrants accept and agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules.

14. Anti-Spam Policy

The Site is vigorous against the practice commonly referred to as "Spam". Users who are reported and whose claims of "Spam" are validated by the Site, will have their respective accounts either immediately TERMINATED or SUSPENDED, at the sole discretion of the Site. Additionally, any winnings (if any) may be voided at the sole discretion of the Site. The Site defines "Spam" as:

15. Limitations on Participation

You may establish only one account per person. The Site reserves the right to monitor any effort to establish multiple accounts; in the event the Site discovers that you have opened more than one account per person, all additional accounts will be closed without notice and continued violation will result in the termination of any and all of your accounts and the Site may void any associated winnings. The Site also reserves the right to deny access to anyone, including, but not limited to, those players who use proxy servers and/or IP addresses residing in certain geographical areas.

16. Abuse

Anyone who displays behavior which may be interpreted as the use of unfair methods on the Site, including but not limited to, the opening and/or use of multiple accounts, the use of unauthorized or altered software or hardware to assist play, intentionally poor play in certain games in order to achieve a broader competitive advantage (i.e. "sandbagging"), harassment of other participants, posting of objectionable material, any breach of these Terms and Conditions, or any breach of the security of your account or the Site (collectively, "Abuse"), shall be subject to immediate sanction (as determined by the Site in its sole discretion), up to and including account termination and blocking of Site access and, in the case of money laundering, disclosure to the appropriate authority, all winnings (if any) may be voided at the sole discretion of the Site.

17. Account Sweep

For any account that has been dormant, the Site reserves the right to assess a maintenance fee of the remaining balance on deposit. A dormant account is any account in which the user has not logged in or played any games (money or free) in three consecutive months

18. Withdrawal Requests

Users may request a withdrawal of funds from their available cash account balance in their Account at any time. Account holders with pending deposits must wait until those funds clear before requesting a withdrawal. Withdrawing privileges will also be revoked for security purposes when account fraud is suspected.

The minimum withdrawal is R10 or the player's entire balance (if less than R10). All withdrawals are subject to a withdrawal fee, A withdrawal fee ("Withdrawal Fee") of R1.50 applies to all the sites users, withdrawals take 5-10 business days

The withdrawal process is designed to minimize customer fees and add an additional element of security to protect Maingamings customers. In the ongoing pursuit of abolishing fraudulent behaviour and account hijacking, the Company reserves the right to require the Account User or credit card company (if applicable) to submit verification of identification to ascertain the validity of a withdrawal request and the identity of the User. Withdrawal payments will not be made until such verification is received; if the Company has not received verification within 10 days, the withdrawal request will be cancelled and the account in question will be suspended.

Your winnings are awarded to you in their entirety, local taxes due in connection with any winnings awarded to you are your sole liability.

19. Deposits

To participate in a Cash Game, you will be required to pay funds into your account by any of the methods permitted by the site from time to time. Such funds will be deposited into your account upon actual receipt of funds by the Company and/or its agents. Minimum and maximum limits may be applied to the payments into your account, depending upon your history with the site, the method of deposit, and other factors as determined solely by the Company. The Company is not a bank and funds are not insured by any government agency. No interest is payable on amounts on deposit in your account. All payments into your account must be from a payment source on which you are the named account holder. Refunds on accounts are permitted on condition that the user/team has not participated in any tournament/match arranged on the site, Should participants or teams have not played in any tournament/match they may claim for a full refund

20. Entry Fees and Prizes

When a User participates in a Cash Game, the entry fees for such Cash Games are immediately deducted from such User's Account balance. These funds paid by the User represent a payment to the Company made solely for facilities provided by the Maingaming site for the setting up and management of the Cash Game. By participating in a Cash Game and paying this fee to Maingaming, each User acknowledges that these funds are held by the Company for such services and that the User grants an irrevocable authority to pay the winner of the Cash Game the prize associated with such Cash Game.

Users must also be aware that the total entry fees paid by Users in any given Cash Game are not paid out as prizes as Maingaming retains part of the entry fees as a service fee on all Cash Games played. This fee allows for the continued service and maintenance of the Maingaming site and the development of additional features and content for the Maingaming site in the future. The amount of the prize (or prizes) for each Cash Game is displayed in the "Jackpot" field of the challenge card and varies depending on the Cash Game being played, the size of the entry fees, the number of prizes and the number of people playing in the Cash Game or Tournament. At present, the cash prizes in each game or tournament represent a percentage of the entry fees, and this percentage is is subject to change from time to time by the Company without notice to you.

21. Determination of Winners

The results and winners of each tournament offered on the Site will be determined by the Site, and such determinations are final. By registering and/or participating in any tournament, you agree to be bound by these determinations.

Limitation of Liability

22. General Disclaimer


The Site also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Site.

23. No Warranty


Although the Company intends on making the site available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, there can be no assurance that the site will be available without interruption. The Company reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend the site in whole or in part at any time.

24. Deposits

You agree that the Site is not liable for any loss caused by any unauthorized use of your credit card or other method of payment by a third party in connection with the Site. Any attempt to defraud the Site through the use of credit cards or other methods of payment, regardless of the outcome, or any failure by you to honor legitimate charges or requests for payment will result in immediate termination of your account, forfeiture of any prizes to which you are otherwise entitled, and active pursuit of civil litigation and/or criminal prosecution.

25. Hacking, Tampering, or Unauthorized Access

By registering for an account and/or participating in any tournament or game offered on the Site, you agree that the Site is not responsible for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from hacking, tampering, or other unauthorized access or use of the Site or your account.

Any attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site's systems or any account, interfere with procedures or performance of the Site, or deliberately damage or undermine the Site is subject to civil and/or criminal prosecution and will result in immediate termination of your account and forfeiture of any prizes to which you are otherwise entitled.

Any attempt to participate in any tournament or game offered on the Site by means of automatic, macro, programmed, or similar methods, or to otherwise commit fraud with regard to the Site, will result in active pursuit of civil litigation and/or criminal prosecution, termination of your account, and forfeiture of all prizes to which you might otherwise be entitled.

26. Accounts for Individual Use Only

You, as the holder of your account, are solely responsible for all obligations and, assuming compliance with these Terms and Conditions, are entitled to all benefits accruing thereto. You may not allow any other person to access your account, access the Site, accept any winnings, or participate in any tournament using your account information. Your account is not transferable to any other person. By registering and/or participating in any tournament or game offered on the Site, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Site harmless from or for any claims, liability, damages, and/or costs (including attorneys' fees) arising from any use of your account by any person

27. Account Termination

The Site reserves the right to terminate your account, limit or prohibit your participation in any game or tournament.

By registering for an account and/or participating in any tournament or game offered on the Site, you consent to allow the Site to access your account information to investigate complaints or other allegations of abuse.

If applicable, all charged monies (deposits), less entry fees and withdrawals, will be returned to the player. All winnings (if any) may be voided at the sole discretion of the Site.

Any person whose access has been suspended or terminated must not re-register for, or re-access, the Games without our prior written consent. You are responsible for everything that is done on or through the Games while your Membership Account is logged on to the Games.

28.Code of Conduct

Fair Play & Security

Fair Play and Security are the two most important virtues of Maingaming and there are a number of measures in place to ensure that all players are treated fairly and to make certain that accounts are always kept secure.

Be warned: if you are found to be violating the Maingaming Code of Conduct, we may suspend or revoke your account or the funds in your Real Money Account, void your scores, change your Skill Rating, seize funds in your Real Money Account to repay Users who you have cheated against and/or commence civil and criminal legal proceedings against you. Maingaming may cooperate with legal authorities and third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong.

The following is a list of some of the measures in place to protect players:

The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any or all of the steps described above if the Company determines, acting reasonably, that: (i) you have breached any term of these Terms of Service; (ii) you are participating in any attempt to defraud the Company through the use of credit cards or other methods of payment, regardless of the outcome; (iii) you have failed to honour legitimate charges or requests for payment, or you have 'charged back' or denied any of the purchases or deposits that you made to your Account; (iv) you are participating in any attempt to cheat another User through collusion or other techniques, regardless of the outcome; or (v) you become bankrupt or subject to analogous proceedings anywhere in the world.

For breaches of the Terms of Service (including the Code of Conduct) that are deemed by the Company, in its sole discretion, to be unintentional or less serious, first time offenders may receive an initial warning and may have their Account suspended at the discretion of the Company. Repeat offenders will be deemed to be intentionally violating the Terms of Service.

If you are suspected of having violated the Code of Conduct, the Company reserves the right to suspend your Account, including any access to the Maingaming site, or freeze the funds in your Account and any Account balance or withdrawals pending for up to 6 months while an investigation shall occur.

The failure of the Company to enforce at any time any of the provisions of these Terms of Service, or the failure to require at any time performance by you of any of the provisions of these Terms of Service, shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provisions, nor in any way affect the right of the Company to enforce each and every such provision thereafter. The express waiver by the Company of any provision, condition or requirement of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.

Service Fee

Provider receives an administration fee for the creation of Tournaments, as well as for maintaining Your Account (the "Service Fee"). The Entry Fee is ten (10) percent of the combined Entry Fee for the particular Tournament. Once You select the type of Tournament in which You want to participate, the possible prize money displayed and the Entry Fee reflect the net winnings available to You after deduction of Provider's Entry Fee. Upon participation in a particular Tournament, You simultaneously and irrevocably authorize Provider to deduct the Service Fee from Your Account. If sufficient funds are not available, then You may not take part in the Tournament

30. Winners List and Rights of Publicity

You agree to the use by the Provider of Your username, photograph(s), likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and city and state address for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised without additional compensation, review or approval rights, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law, if You win a prize in a Tournament.