Quick Rules With Screenshots
|CatchUp CoverAll is a blackout bingo game. To win CatchUp CoverAll, you must completely match the pattern on any one card and then click the "Bingo" button. Gold balls are worth bonus GV Rewards. (What are GV Rewards?)|
|At the start of each round, you have the chance to pick a pair of "Flip Flop" numbers for a special chat game and a Lucky Ball that could win you $25 (see full rules below). If you enter the current game late, you won't be able to make picks for that game. However, you will before the next game begins.|
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW AND IN QUEBEC.
How to Enter and Play
To enter the Promotion, log on to Gamesville at http://www.gamesville.com and follow the directions set forth in the registration area. You will be asked to provide your name, address, email address, and date of birth and other information. Once you have completed the online registration process, you can play any Gamesville Game. After you have registered as a Gamesville Member, to play any Gamesville Game visit http://www.gamesville.com, sign-in and click on your selection.
In CatchUp CoverAll the normal jackpot prize ranges from $100.00 to $1,000.00. The jackpot prize starts at $100.00, and increases by $1.00 approximately every 20 minutes for each consecutive game without a winner, with a maximum prize of $1,000.00. Once a winner for a game is declared, the prize for the next consecutive game resets to $100.00.
Double Jackpot Prize
The Double Jackpot Prize in CatchUp CoverAll is a feature of the Gamesville Gold service. The normal jackpot prize in CatchUp CoverAll is automatically doubled when won by eligible participants in CatchUp CoverAll, with a maximum value of $2,000.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY. To have access to the Double Jackpot Prize in CatchUp CoverAll available to Gamesville Gold Members, print your full name, Gamesville member name, complete mailing address, date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy), daytime phone number and e-mail address on a 3"x5" card and insert it in a #10 business size envelope with the correct postage affixed and mail it via regular mail to: "Gamesville CatchUp CoverAll Double Jackpot Game ", c/o Lycos, Inc., 100 Fifth Ave., Waltham, MA 02451-8703 ("Alternative Entry Method"). Limit one entry per person, per day. Entitlement to the program is effective for one month from the receipt of the entry. During the entitlement period, any jackpot prize you win while playing CatchUp Coverall will be automatically doubled, with a maximum potential prize of $2,000.
Bonus "Lucky Ball" Prize
CatchUp CoverAll includes an optional bonus game called "Lucky Ball" that can be played alongside the main game. In the moments before each game begins, you are presented with a grid of nine bingo balls (B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, B-7, B-8, B-9). To play, select one of the numbers by clicking on it and then click the submit button. You can see your Lucky Ball on the screen during the game, but cannot change your Lucky Ball mid-game, only before each game starts. NOTE: If you enter during an intermission, or after the current game has begun, you may not be eligible to play Lucky Ball. When someone wins the jackpot prize, up to four random players in that game, with the same current Lucky Ball choice as the winner, each wins $25.00 US as a bonus prize. If the winner has not selected a Lucky Ball, no one receives the bonus prize. If no one's Lucky Ball matches the Lucky Ball selected by the winner, no one receives the bonus prize.
Winner Notification, Verification, & Payment
The potential winner will be determined based on the first verifiable win claim submitted to Gamesville. Gamesville will notify potential winners by email and by posting the winner's name on a list of winners. Gamesville is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected notification. Email notifications and posting on winner lists do not constitute a guarantee of payment of any kind.
Eligible winners from Canada of Gamesville chance-based games and promotions will be required to answer a mathematical, time-limited question administered by telephone, mail or email in order to be declared a winner and claim their prize(s). Each potential winner may also be required to provide Gamesville with proof that the winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.
If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, fails to register a proper and current mailing address with Gamesville, or fails to return a completed and executed affidavit and release, within 60 days of the win event, the prize will be forfeited. If a potential winner is a Canadian resident, to be declared a winner, he or she must correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by phone or email. If the potential winner in Canada cannot be contacted and the skill test administered within ten (10) business days after the first attempt to contact such potential winner, the prize will be forfeited.
Winner consents to the use of his or her name and likeness for publicity and commercial purposes without limitation and without further compensation or consideration in perpetuity unless prohibited by law. Neither Lycos nor Gamesville is responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner.
The winner(s) will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the email address submitted during the registration process. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
Winnings are paid as checks, in U.S. dollars within sixty (60) business days after Gamesville's receipt of the completed affidavit and release. Winnings checks are mailed via the U.S. postal service to the confirmed mailing address on file with Gamesville. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, fails to register a proper and current mailing address with Gamesville, or fails to return a completed and executed affidavit and release, within sixty (60) days of the win event the prize will be forfeited. Any prize returned to Gamesville as undeliverable will be considered forfeited and will not be reissued. Win claims submitted for less than $5 will be assessed a $1 processing & handling fee. If multiple eligible unclaimed winnings are available, those winnings will automatically be combined into a single lump sum, where possible, to avoid the processing & handling fee. Neither Gamesville nor Lycos is responsible for lost, late, delayed, misdirected, incomplete or improper processing of mail and shall not assume liability for lost, damaged, or misdirected prizes. Gamesville reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted.
There are some Gamesville games where ties are possible. In the event of a tie, where two or more players submit valid win claims during the same Game, the prize will be split evenly among the winners.
CatchUp CoverAll is open only to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the United Kingdom who are 18 years of age or the age of majority in their respective jurisdiction at the time of entry. All employees and officers and their immediate families (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent, or grandparent) or household members of Lycos, Inc., its parent, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents (collectively, "Lycos") and their advertising agencies are not eligible. Users who access Gamesville through WebTV are not eligible to win any game or prize. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW AND IN QUEBEC. Eligible winners from Canada of Gamesville chance-based games and promotions will be required to answer a mathematical, time-limited question administered by telephone, mail or email in order to be declared a winner and claim their prize(s).
Players are expressly prohibited from creating multiple Lycos IDs or Gamesville member names for use by the same person. Any violation will result in immediate suspension of all associated accounts.
By playing, each player accepts and agrees to be bound by these official rules, the Gamesville Official Rules and by the decisions of Lycos, which shall be final and binding in all respects. All federal, state, provincial and local laws apply.
Gamesville may prohibit you from participating in the Game, if at its sole discretion, you show a disregard for these official rules and the Gamesville Official Rules, or act (1) in an unsportsmanlike manner; (2) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other player or Gamesville or Lycos representative; or (3) in any other disruptive manner.
The use of software, machines, computers, scripts or any automated system to play Gamesville games ("Cheating") is strictly prohibited and may result in criminal liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Section 1030 of the United States Code. The accumulation of GV Rewards, sweepstakes entries, prizes, badges, or game points through Cheating is also strictly prohibited. Gamesville's determination of whether a user is Cheating is strictly at Gamesville's sole discretion.
Gamesville may terminate and permanently disqualify any entrant in any prize drawing or other activity on Gamesville who Gamesville, in its sole discretion, determines as being in violation of these Official Rules or the Lycos Network terms and conditions. If Gamesville terminates a player's account and/or disqualifies a player from the play of any Gamesville game, the player will immediately lose any right of access to any unawarded, unclaimed, or undelivered prizes; current or lifetime GV Rewards; and any other digital content associated with this account. All decisions by Gamesville are final and binding.
ANY ATTEMPT BY A MEMBER OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF GAMESVILLE IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, LYCOS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Limitations Of Liability
LYCOS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE REGISTRATIONS OR GAMES PLAY INFORMATION OR ENTRY OF INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY GAMESVILLE USERS OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN GAMESVILLE OR BY ANY TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE OPERATION OF LYCOS GAMESVILLE. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL LYCOS BE LIABLE TO ANY USER ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER'S USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON GAMESVILLE OR ANY OF THE GAMESVILLE GAMES. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF LYCOS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON GAMESVILLE OR ANY OF THE GAMESVILLE GAMES, FROM INABILITY TO USE GAMESVILLE OR TO PLAY ANY GAMESVILLE GAMES, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF GAMESVILLE OR ANY GAMESVILLE GAMES (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES). SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON GAMESVILLE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN LYCOS GAMESVILLE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON GAMESVILLE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN LYCOS GAMESVILLE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL LYCOS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACTS OF NATURE, FORCES, OR CAUSES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INTERNET FAILURES, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT FAILURES, TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FAILURES, OTHER EQUIPMENT FAILURES, ELECTRICAL POWER FAILURES, STRIKES, LABOR DISPUTES, RIOTS, INSURRECTIONS, CIVIL DISTURBANCES, SHORTAGES OF LABOR OR MATERIALS, FIRES, FLOODS, STORMS, EXPLOSIONS, ACTS OF GOD, WAR, GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS, ORDERS OF DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN COURTS OR TRIBUNALS, NON-PERFORMANCE OF THIRD PARTIES, OR LOSS OF OR FLUCTUATIONS IN HEAT, LIGHT, OR AIR CONDITIONING. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.
Disclaimer Of Warranties
GAMESVILLE AND ALL GAMESVILLE GAMES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LYCOS DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF GAMESVILLE AND ALL GAMESVILLE GAMES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, LYCOS DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL PRIZES, RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON GAMESVILLE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE LYCOS GAMESVILLE, AS WELL AS FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH GAMESVILLE OR THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN LYCOS GAMESVILLE. LYCOS DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL. LYCOS DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING OR ACCESSING ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL THROUGH LYCOS GAMESVILLE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.
Termination, Suspension Or Discontinuation Of Games
If, for any reason, Gamesville or any Gamesville game is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Lycos which corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of Lycos Gamesville, Lycos reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend Gamesville or any Gamesville game. Gamesville reserves the right to halt the play of a game or games at any time and for any duration of time due to situations beyond its control such as strikes, acts of God, etc. In the event that Lycos cancels, terminates, or suspends the Game or any Gamesville game pursuant to the Gamesville Official Rules or any specific game official rules, Lycos shall award all prizes pursuant to a method to be determined by Lycos in its sole discretion. In addition, Gamesville reserves the exclusive right, exercisable in its sole discretion, to add additional games, along with such games' official rules, to Gamesville at any time. Gamesville exclusive rights expressed herein shall include, without limitation, the right to restrict the operating code of Gamesville and the Gamesville games in order to prevent any unauthorized tampering with the operations or play of Gamesville and the Gamesville games or any unauthorized use of computer programs, scripts or any other devices intended to automate any aspect of play in any Gamesville game. All decisions made with respect to Gamesville, Gamesville games, these official rules and any other games specific official rules are the sole responsibility of Lycos.
Indemnification And Release
By registering with Gamesville or by playing Gamesville games, you agree to indemnify Lycos and hold Lycos harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, arising from or relating to your use or misuse of Lycos Gamesville, from any person's use of any account or password you maintain with Lycos Gamesville, regardless of whether such use is authorized by you, or from acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of any prize. By registering with Gamesville or by playing Gamesville games, you are hereby agreeing to release Lycos and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs, and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against Lycos, Lycos Gamesville, and/or any prize. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE ALL LAWS THAT MAY LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH RELEASES. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES
"A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IS KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
All taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the game winners. Lycos Gamesville, by law, may be required to withhold certain taxes or other assessments with respect to the prizes awarded on Gamesville and reserves the right to withhold any such applicable taxes with respect to such prizes. Non-U.S. residents are subject to United States tax withheld from winnings and are responsible for any local taxes. Lycos Gamesville must withhold the IRS foreign withholding tax for all non-U.S. winners, no matter the amount won, based on IRS regulations.
Winners List / Rules
You can view the winners list on the Gamesville Internet Site, located at http://www.gamesville.com.
This game is subject to these complete official rules and the Gamesville Official Rules. For a copy of these rules, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to Gamesville's CatchUp CoverAll Official Rules, c/o Lycos, Inc., 100 Fifth Ave., Waltham, MA 02451-8703. Residents of WA, VT and Canada may omit return postage.
Gamesville, 100 Fifth Ave., Waltham, MA 02451-8703
CatchUp CoverAll features two optional chat games that can be played alongside the main game. "Flip/Flop" is one of these chat games.
CatchUp CoverAll features two optional chat games that can be played alongside the main game. "Lucky Ball" is one of these chat games.
The Gold balls represent chances to win additional GV Rewards. If you daub numbers on your cards that match the gold bingo balls, you'll win bonus GV Rewards. NOTE: The numbers can appear in the stated pattern or outside the stated pattern.
No. If I daub outside the pattern (for example, to claim a Gold ball), you will not jeopardize your win.
Our system only checks to verify that you daub the balls that match the stated pattern, regardless of whether they're gold or not.
To win, what matters is that you daub the balls that match the stated pattern and click "Bingo" before the game ends.
In CatchUp CoverAll the normal jackpot prize ranges from $100.00 to $1,000.00. The Double Jackpot Prize in CatchUp CoverAll is a feature of the Gamesville Gold service where the normal jackpot prize in CatchUp CoverAll is automatically doubled, with a maximum value of $2,000. Membership definitely has its privileges!
To win, you must match the pattern indicated on any one card--that is, completely cover any one card.
If you have matched the winning pattern, and clicked the "BINGO" button, and your win is not accepted, please take a moment to check the numbers daubed on your card against those on the bingo board.
If you daubed a number on your cards that was not yet drawn, that number will not appear on the bingo board.
If you have verified that the numbers you daubed on your card(s) match the stated pattern and match the balls called on the bingo board--and that you clicked the "Bingo" button before time ran out for that game--please send a screenshot of the game to customer service. For information on taking a screenshot, see our "How to take a screenshot" FAQ.
Gamesville requires a constant connection between your computer and our servers. This is because the game on your computer is constantly "talking" with our servers, and vice versa, communicating information about GV Rewards, chat messages, balls called, and so on.
If anything interferes with that connection--for example, if your Internet Service Provider goes down for maintenance or experiences a network "hiccup"--you will not receive the latest ball called on your computer, even while others do on theirs. When the network interference on your end clears up, all the balls that have stacked up in those few seconds will come racing down toward you, making it seem like our bingo caller, Dickie, is suddenly on speed.
Your odds of winning a game are not diminished if you enter the game after it has already started.
When you enter a game in progress, you are automatically sent ALL the bingo balls you have missed since you last received one. So while you will need to "catch up" for a moment or two if you enter mid-game, you should quickly get right into the thick of things on an equal basis with everyone else playing that game.
(Of course, there are exceptions: For example, if you enter a game when virtually all balls have already been called -- meaning there are a scant few moments left in the game -- then the few moments it may take you to get caught up may keep you on the sidelines while players who have been in the game all along pounce on the one or two balls they need to win!)