Fair Play Policy

This fair play policy (“Policy”), which forms an integral part of the terms and conditions that govern the use of Sportsindia11 (“Platform”), is intended to ensure that all Games played on the Platform adhere to high standards of fairness, competition, skill, and sportsmanship. Accordingly, the Policy sets out mandatory standards of conduct that is expected from users of the Platform (“Users” or “You”) and discloses, without limitation, specific measures implemented to ensure the aforesaid standards on the Platform.

Gonerve Fantasy Sports Pvt. Ltd (hereafter, “Sportsindia11”, or “We” or “Us” or “Our”) reserves the right to take necessary actions, determined at its sole discretion, to enforce this Policy on all Games occurring on the Platform, and hence Users are advised to read this Policy carefully before using playing a Game on the Platform.

1. Fair Play Violations

1.1   A fair play violation (“Fair Play Violation”) means any activity of a User that violates this Policy, and includes:

(i) activity that uses unfair means to manipulate the outcome of a Game on the Platform, irrespective of whether this is in favour of the User adopting such means;

(ii) activity that is fraudulent, illegal, or unfair activity, as determined by Sportsindia11 in its sole discretion;

(iii) activity that is intended solely to transfer funds from one person to another person, or between distinct sources, thereby amounting to money transferring;

(iv) activity that involves collusion between two or more players to achieve a result during a Game, thereby amounting to syndicate playing; and

(v) activity that falls under the Prohibited Conduct set out in Clause 2 below.

1.2   By registering on and using the Platform, Users agree that they will not indulge in any Fair Play Violation, by any means. Any User found guilty of a Fair Play Violation shall be subject to the consequences set out in Clause 3 below.

2. Prohibited Conduct

2.1   The following conduct is expressly prohibited on the Platform:

2.1.1   use of multiple accounts to play the same Game or at the same table, as may be applicable;

2.1.2   impersonating any person or entity or misrepresenting Your affiliation with any person or entity;

2.1.3   accessing the Sportsindia11 Account of other Users without their permission;

2.1.4   misrepresenting the source or identity of funds;

2.1.5   use of multiple accounts or colluding with other Users to unfairly achieve a collective outcome while playing any sports-based fantasy Game;

2.1.6   intentionally losing a particular round while playing Poker or Rummy or any Game on the Platform in order to deliberately transfer chips or winnings, as the case may be, to another User;

2.1.7   use or availing of any form of external assistance to play a Game on the Platform;

2.1.8   use of unauthorized components, create or use cheats, exploits, bots, hacks, or any other third-party software designed to modify, intercept, decrypt, or mine the Platform in any manner;

2.1.9   dissemination or uploading of spam, unlawful content, or any unauthorised communication to other players on the Platform, or employees of Sportsindia11;

2.1.10   use of the Platform as a means of money transfer between persons or separate accounts, or any conduct that may amount to money laundering or other unlawful activities under Indian law;

2.1.11   uploading any content to the Platform, or registering a user ID, which is racist, casteist, profane, vulgar, offensive, or unlawful in any manner.

2.2   Users must ensure that all KYC documentation submitted to Us is accurate and valid, and the submission of any false, forged, or other fraudulent documentation shall invite immediate termination of the Sportsindia11 Account, along with related legal action.

2.3   All communication must be strictly pertaining to matters related to the Platform, and Users found to be indulging in offensive or unlawful communication with any person on the Platform may be terminated and barred from accessing the Platform. The following types of communication is specifically prohibited:

2.3.1   Vulgar or abusive language, racist remarks, offensive comments about religion or caste;

2.3.2   Solicitation in any form by any player via the chat, begging, pestering and causing nuisance of any sort;

2.3.3   discussion regarding the purchase or sale of chips, or solicitation for the same;

2.3.4   flooding of chat window with recurring messages, or any sort of persistent or constant unwanted communication;

2.3.5   advertising or promotional activity, or attempt to promote products or services of third-parties;

2.3.6   malicious or defamatory content about the Platform or any of its other Users; and

2.3.7   revelation of personal details like email address, contact numbers, postal address, etc.

3. Consequences of Fair Play Violations

3.1   All Games on the Platform are monitored for Fair Play Violations, and detection of a Fair Play Violation may lead to the immediate freezing of the Sportsindia11 Accounts involved, including the funds therein, until the matter is resolved.

3.2   Users found engaging in Fair Play Violation may be permanently barred from accessing the Platform, their accounts blocked, and any funds therein frozen in accordance with this Policy. This includes the Users who profited from the Fair Play Violation, and Users who aided or colluded in committing the Fair Play Violation.

3.3   The balance funds of both Users guilty of Fair Play Violations will be frozen for a period of 180 days for review. Such review will cover all the Games the User played since the time of registering on the Platform, and is intended to, inter alia, ensure reparations for Genuinely Affected Users (defined in Clause 4.1 below).

3.4   Where the review pursuant to a Fair Play Violation indicates any financial losses to a Genuinely Affected User, the amount of such loss, and further penalties that Sportsindia11 may impose at its sole discretion, shall be recovered from the frozen funds of the concerned User; where such funds do not cover the due amounts, Sportsindia11 retains all rights to legally pursue available remedies to recover such amounts. Balance funds shall be released to the User in accordance with applicable law.

3.5   Sportsindia11 reserves the right to impose a penalty on Users guilty of a Fair Play Violation, which may extend up to 3X of the entry fees of all the Games witnessing a Fair Play Violation.

3.6   Sportsindia11 reserves the right to review any Game of any User at any point in time, and if any Game is found to be in violation of this Policy, then strict penalty and actions will be taken as per this Policy. There is no time limitation on the detection and actioning of a Fair Play Violation on the Platform.

4. Redressal for Genuinely Affected Users

4.1   For the purpose of this Policy, a “Genuinely Affected User” shall mean a User who is subject to a direct monetary impact during a sports-based fantasy Game, card Game or any other skill-based Cash Game available on the Platform on account of a Fair Play Violation by one or more of the other players in that Game.

3.2   Genuinely Affected Users may, after review and confirmation by the requisite risk management team of Sportsindia11, be eligible for a refund of their entry fees for the affected Game. Such refunds will be in accordance with the other policies governing the use of the Platform, including those relating to Game cancellation and refunds in Clause 6 below.

3.3   Genuinely Affected Users must report a Fair Play Violation within 72 (seventy-two) hours of the occurrence, via email to support@sportsindia11.com or via the help section provided on the Platform. Gamesraft’s risk management team shall investigate the reported Game and respond with the investigation within fourteen (14) days. The necessary action for valid cases will be taken as per the Game cancellation and refund policy.

5. Security Measures

5.1   Sportsindia11 has implemented a 24x7 monitoring mechanism, involving a team of experts and proprietary technology, to review Games played on the Platform for Fair Play Violations. However, we also rely on Users to report Fair Play Violations, in order to ensure swift redressal of such matters, and accordingly. You are encouraged to contact Us if you suspect a Fair Play Violation during any Game You participate in on the Platform.

5.2   Sportsindia11 and its partners make use of the Random Number Generator (RNG) algorithm in the game-play on the Platform, which has been accredited by a renowned testing lab (iTech Labs, which is IEC/ISO 17025 certified). Accordingly, international standards of randomisation are implemented on the Platform to ensure the fairness of each Game, including seating, shuffling, etc.

5.3   Sportsindia11 implements anti-collusion measures for all Games on the Platform which include but are not limited to randomized seating at tables and use of anti-fraud algorithms.

5.4   Information about the playing cards and game-moves are encrypted, thereby preventing any third party from viewing the same.

5.5   Advanced techniques have been employed to assess whether two (2) or more players on the table are colluding during a card Game. In case, the system finds out about any such Fair Play Violation happening on the table then an auto-alert is raised instantly.

5.6   An alert is automatically raised if there are any signs of Fair Play Violation.

6. Game Cancellation and Refund Policy

6.1   In the event, a sports-based fantasy Game or any other skill-based Cash Game available on the Platform is cancelled due to a technical error or any other reason solely attributable to Us, or on account of detection of a Fair Play Violation, the entry fee paid by all Genuinely Affected Users will be refunded.

6.2   In the event, a Rummy Cash Game is cancelled due to a technical error or any other reason solely attributable to the Platform, or on account of the detection of a Fair Play Violation, the following settlement policy shall be followed:

6.2.1  Points Rummy Cash Games

In the event of cancellation of a Points Rummy Cash Game, at any stage:

(i) The buy-in amount paid by all Genuinely Affected Users shall be refunded; and

(ii) the buy-in amount paid by Users indulging in the Fair Play Violation shall be forfeited, and a penalty may be levied on such Users in accordance with this Policy.

6.2.2   Pool Rummy Cash Games, Deals Rummy Cash Games, and Tournament Games

In the event of cancellation of a Pool Rummy Cash Game, Deals Rummy Cash Game, or a Tournament Game, at any stage:

(i) The entry fees paid by all Genuinely Affected Users shall be refunded, including the rebuy amount if any; and

(ii) the entry amount and rebuy amount, if any, paid by Users indulging in the Fair Play Violation shall be forfeit, and a penalty may be levied on such Users in accordance with this Policy.

6.3   In the event, a Poker Tournament is cancelled due to a technical error or any other reason solely attributable to the Platform, or on account of the detection of a Fair Play Violation, the following settlement policy shall be followed:

6.3.1   Rollback in Poker Tournaments

In the event of cancellation of a Poker Tournament prior to late registration ending:

(i)   The buy-in amount of all Genuinely Affected Users shall be refunded and;

(ii)   The buy-in amount paid by Users indulging in the Fair Play Violation shall be forfeited, and a penalty may be levied on such Users in accordance with this Policy.

For the purposes of this section, late registration shall mean the limited time period for which registration of Users is permitted after a Poker Tournament has commenced.

6.3.2   Rollforward in Poker Tournaments

(1)   In the event of cancellation of a Poker Tournament post late registration ending but prior to any User being in the money:

(ii) the remaining winnings are distributed amongst the Genuinely Affected Users based on the following formula:

a) fifty (50) percent of the winnings are distributed evenly amongst the Genuinely Affected Users and;

b) fifty (50) percent of the winnings are disturbed amongst the Genuinely Affected Users based on the chip count;

(iii)   the tournament fees paid by Users indulging in the Fair Play Violation shall be forfeited, and a penalty may be levied on such Users in accordance with this Policy.

(2)   In the event of cancellation of a Poker Tournament post any User being ‘in the money’:

(i) The tournament fees of all Genuinely Affected Users, shall be refunded and;

(ii) the remaining winnings are distributed amongst the Genuinely Affected Users based on the following formula:

a) every Genuinely Affected User shall receive the minimum guaranteed winnings; and

b) the remaining winnings are distributed amongst the Genuinely Affected Users based on the chip count.

(iii) the tournament fees paid by Users indulging in the Fair Play Violation shall be forfeited, and a penalty may be levied on such Users in accordance with this Policy.

(3)   For the purposes of this section “in the money” means an instance where any User is guaranteed winnings before the conclusion of a Poker tournament.

6.4   Refunds on account of such cancellations, where reviewed and confirmed by the Sportsindia11 team as merited in accordance with this Policy, will be made within fourteen (14) days.

Note: This Policy is subject to periodic review by Sportsindia11 that may result in updates, changes, and modifications, and thus You are advised to review this Policy periodically. The date on which this Policy was last updated is 7th September 2021.