WSOP Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
2020 World Series of Poker® Main Event
Participant Rules Acknowledgement, Release and Confidentiality Agreement
In consideration for the opportunity to participate in 2020 WORLD SERIES OF POKER MAIN EVENT on GGPoker Network (collectively, the “WSOP Main Event”), the registered player of WSOP Main Event (“Player”), hereby agrees as follows:
1. Official Rules Acknowledgement and Eligibility.
Player has read and agrees to comply with the Official Rules of the WSOP Main Event.
Player represents and warrants that Player is eligible to participate in the WSOP Main Event and is not prohibited from participating for any reason identified in the Official Rules. Player acknowledges that if Player is deemed ineligible for any reason, Player may be removed from any WSOP Main Event at any time and may be prohibited from participating in any future WSOP-affiliated tournaments or events.
2. Name, Voice & Likeness Release.
Player acknowledges that Caesars Interactive Entertainment, LLC (“CIE”), on its own and through authorized affiliated and third party designees, will be recording, photographing, videotaping, filming and creating other audio and/or visual works, programs, and depictions of or about the WSOP Events before, during, and after the events (the “Works”) and that CIE and its designees will be using and exploiting the Works, on a live or delayed basis by any means that include, but are not limited to, over-the-air and cable television; interactive television; single and multi-channel subscription and PPV television; high definition television; VOD (video-on-demand) and SVOD (subscription video-on-demand); streaming internet audio and video; EST (electronic sell-through) and home video; digital cinema, film, and other large-screen exhibition formats; AM and FM radio; satellite radio; digital and HD radio; social media platforms, mobile telephones and other mobile and personal digital devices; podcasts; print; and still photography.
In addition, the Works will be used for all types of advertising, publicity, and promotion for the WSOP Main Event, the programs and depictions of the Events distributed through the means listed above, and the host sites of the Events (but only in connection with advertising, publicity, and promotion of the Events staged at the host sites), including without limitation print, direct mail, e-mail, internet, social media, indoor and outdoor signage, radio, and television advertisements (collectively the “Promotions”). Player consents to being recorded, photographed, filmed and taped for the Works (including without limitation behind-the-scenes photography and film and audiotaped interviews with Player).
Player further consents to CIE’s, and its designees’ worldwide use and exploitation of Player’s name, voice, likeness, image, actions, statements, caricatures, nicknames, social media handles, signature, mannerisms, traits, speech, phrases, and other unique personal characteristics, (collectively the “Player’s Likeness”) as they appear in the Works and as they appear in any photographs, films or other audio and/or visual works of past or future WSOP Events, and to disclosure of Player’s strategies and hole cards, in the Works, and Promotions in perpetuity by any means and through any medium now known or hereinafter used – and without further authorization or compensation.
Player agrees that he/she will make no claim of any kind against CIE and its designees as a result of any of the uses described above, and Player irrevocably and unconditionally waives and releases CIE, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and designees, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, servants, employees, representatives, insurers, licensees, designees, assignees, successors in interest and invitees, from any and all claims arising out of such use, including, without limitation, any claims for invasion of privacy, infringement of Player’s right of publicity, false endorsement, defamation (including libel and slander) and any other personal and/or property rights of any kind or nature.
3. Player Wagering.
Player acknowledges that his or her name may be made public for betting purposes.
Players who reach the final day of play is prohibited from placing wagers on that event.
4. Ownership of the Performance.
Player’s appearance in the Works (the “Appearance”) shall be deemed a “work made for hire” for CIE. Accordingly, CIE shall be considered the author and the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in the Appearance and the Works.
In the event that all or any portion of the Appearance is found by a federal court of competent jurisdiction not to be a work‑for‑hire, Player hereby grants and assigns to CIE all worldwide rights of every kind and nature in and to the Appearance and authorizes the embodiment of Player’s Appearance and Player’s Likeness in the Works and Promotions.
CIE shall have the right, on its own and through authorized third parties, to change, alter, revise, edit, add to or subtract from the Appearance in CIE’s sole discretion, as well as the right to combine the Appearance with material furnished or created by others, and to use the Appearance in the Works and Promotions without any additional approvals or review by Player.
Player hereby waives any and all “moral rights” the Player may own related to the Works or the use or exploitation thereof as authorized herein.
5. Use of Real Name.
By registering in the WSOP Main Events, you also agree to GGPoker Network sharing your personal information with CIE, specifically, your full name, country of residence, country you are playing from, and your date of birth.
6. Cards Up Streaming
Player acknowledges that GGPoker Network and CIE will produce cards up contents throughout the WSOP Main Event on a delayed stream.
7. FCC Regulations.
During Player’s appearance at and participation in the WSOP Events, Player agrees to dress as directed by CIE and adhere to CIE’s restrictions on the use of headphones, clothing and any other items containing endorsements of any kind.
Player agrees that CIE shall have the sole and exclusive discretion to prohibit the wearing of any item by Player upon the premises during the WSOP Events and CIE may immediately disqualify Player from the WSOP Events for refusal to comply with the direction of CIE in this regard, without recourse of any kind or nature whatsoever by Player against CIE.
Player represents and warrants that Player has not accepted, and will not accept, any money, service or other valuable consideration from anyone for the inclusion of any matter in the Works, except to the extent that the same shall be approved by CIE in its sole discretion, and then only provided that the same shall be subject to applicable requirements of the U.S. Federal Communications Act.
8. Personal Information.
Player shall treat all information and material received or acquired during participation in the WSOP Events, including without limitation, WSOP Event outcomes; player identities; player winnings; operational methods; production locations (other than WSOP tournament rooms); Program, and Promotions content and release dates; and other information or materials designated by CIE as confidential (collectively the “Confidential Information”) as strictly confidential and shall not disclose any such information to any third party for a period of three (3) years from the conclusion of the WSOP Events.
Confidential Information shall not include any information:
(a) that is subsequently disclosed by CIE or its authorized designees to any person or entity on a nonconfidential basis;
(b) that the Player can show by documentary evidence was known to Player prior to the date of their disclosure to Player by CIE or that Player developed independent of access to the Confidential Information; or
(c) that becomes publicly known, by publication or otherwise, not due to any unauthorized act or omission of the Player or any other party having an obligation of confidentiality to CIE.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Player shall keep all trade secret information of CIE confidential unless and until authorized to disclose the trade secrets by CIE in a writing signed by an authorized officer of CIE.
CIE is not obligated to use the Appearance of Player in the Works or include the Player in Promotions in any territory. CIE may assign, transfer, or license its rights under this Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time to any third party.
This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement of the parties, and there are no other warranties, agreements or understandings between the parties, express or implied, as pertains to the subject matter herein.
Player acknowledges that he/she has relied on his/her own judgment or has been advised by an attorney of his/her choice prior to entering into this Agreement.
This Agreement may not be modified or amended in any manner except by a writing executed by Player and an authorized officer of CIE. Headings preceding the text, articles and sections of this Agreement have been used solely for reference and shall not be construed to affect the meaning, construction or effect of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be deemed executed and delivered within the State of Nevada, is made in contemplation of its interpretation and effect being construed in accordance with the laws of said State applicable to agreements fully executed and performed in said State, and it is expressly agreed that it shall be construed in accordance with the law of the State of Nevada without giving effect to the principles of the conflicts of laws.
All litigation arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Clark County, Nevada and the parties irrevocably consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction over them in Clark County, Nevada.
If Player files a lawsuit against CIE or any other individual or entity, involving this Agreement or related to Player’s removal from one or more WSOP Events, but Player does not prevail against each defendant, Player shall pay each prevailing defendant the costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys fees that it/he/she incurred in defending Player’s lawsuit.
Player agrees to execute such further documents consistent herewith and do such other acts as may be required by CIE or its licensees, designees, or representatives to evidence or effectuate CIE’s rights hereunder.
CIE shall not owe Player any fees or other monetary compensation in consideration for execution of this Agreement or in connection with CIE’s exercise of its rights hereunder.
The full and complete consideration provided to Player by CIE for execution of this Agreement is CIE’s agreement to permit player to participate in the WSOP Events under the terms and conditions herein described.