NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE.
Golden Hearts Gaming, Inc. ("Golden Hearts Gaming" or "Sponsor") operates the online games websites www.gamesville.com, www.bingozone.com, www.thebingozone.com and other similarly named websites (a "Website" or the "Websites"). Golden Hearts Gaming will offer various sweepstakes on the Websites (the "Sweepstakes").
In general terms, participation in any Sweepstakes offered on the Websites is subject to these official rules that address ALL sweepstakes offered on the Website ("Periodic Sweepstakes Rules"). The duration, timing, available prizing, odds of winning and all other specifics of participation in a given Sweepstakes will be governed by the official rules for that particular Sweepstakes ("Individual Sweepstakes Rules"). In the event of any inconsistency between the Periodic Sweepstakes Official Rules and the Individual Sweepstakes Rules, the Periodic Sweepstakes Rules will prevail, govern and control in all respects OTHER THAN the specifics of participation in a given Sweepstakes (as to which the applicable Individual Sweepstakes Rules will prevail, govern and control.)
Use of the Websites (including participation in Sweepstakes offered thereon) is subject to applicable laws and is void where prohibited by law.
The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents residing in the United States, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and The United Kingdom (Excluding, without limitation, Puerto Rico, other US Territories, US Military Installations, Australian States Of SA, NSW, And The ACT and the Canadian Province of Quebec) who are the age of majority in their state or province of residence or older prior to the Sweepstakes-Start. Void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and other US territories and US military installations. Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and each of their spouses regardless of where they live) or members of household of Gamesville.com , business partners, advertising, design, web development, web hosting and production agencies and print design/production agencies (the "Sweepstakes Entities") and anyone connected with the production or distribution of the Sweepstakes are not eligible to enter or be awarded a prize.
3. Account Creation.
To participate in the Sweepstakes, a person must first create a free user account ("User Account") on the Website www.gamesville.com. To create an account, follow these steps:
(a) Provide a username, your valid e-mail address, and a password.
You may also use your Facebook account information to create your user account on the Website; if you do so, you do not need to create a password.
In creating an account, you represent and warrant that all information provided is truthful as well as agree to be bound by the limit of one (1) account per person. Should Golden Hearts Gaming determine that any information is false or fraudulent or if you attempt to create multiple accounts and/or utilize multiple identities relative to account creation, such activities constitute tampering and your account(s) will be cancelled and you may be prohibited from future use of the Websites; and, in addition, Golden Hearts Gaming reserves the right to pursue any and all available legal remedies against you so as to protect its rights.
It is the accountholder's sole responsibility to periodically review his/her/their account information and update same as appropriate. Golden Hearts Gaming recommends that you allow up to five (5) business days for changes in account information to be reflected on the Website. Golden Hearts Gaming disclaims any liability arising from the accountholder's failure to maintain the currency and accuracy of his/her/their account information. The preceding includes, by way of example only, the receipt of a prize being delayed (or not received at all) due to inaccurate, incomplete, or invalid contact information.
It is the accountholder's sole responsibility to maintain the security of his/her/their password or his/her/their Facebook account information (as applicable). Golden Hearts Gaming recommends that you properly store your password (or your Facebook account information) so as to prevent disclosure, as your account will contain not only your personal information but any prize won by participating in Sweepstakes on the Website. Golden Hearts Gaming disclaims any liability arising from the accountholder's failure to safeguard his/her/their password (or his/her/their Facebook account information) and any resultant harm caused by unauthorized access to his/her/their account. If you believe that your account has been compromised, it is your sole responsibility to immediately report same to Golden Hearts Gaming using the functionality on the Website and to notify Facebook (if applicable). While Golden Hearts Gaming will endeavor to promptly deactivate your account, Golden Hearts Gaming disclaims any liability in conjunction therewith.
Any dispute as to the ownership of a given account will be resolved by Golden Hearts Gaming in its sole discretion. In making such determination, Golden Hearts Gaming shall take into account (but will not necessarily be bound by) the identification of the individual who is the authorized account holder of the of the e-mail address provided at the time of account creation. "Authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
4. How to Participate.
This Sweepstakes is only available to individuals with an active User Account. You will be required to complete the free registration at www.gamesville.com prior to being awarded any prize and will be required to supply a valid name, valid postal address and valid email address for which you are the authorized user, as well as select your title, age and password. There is no limit on entries to the Sweepstakes, Players may play as often as they like to receive more entries to win the sweepstakes. "Authorized user" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address. In the case of a dispute regarding who submitted a particular entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account. Entries must be made by an individual from a stand-alone computer and may not be made by proxy or any electronic/automated means such as script, bot, macro or any other similar software or program. All entries discovered to have been made in violation of these Official Rules will be deleted.
5. Winner Determination.
Winners will be determined in the manner specified in the Individual Sweepstakes Official Rules for each given Sweepstakes. IN ALL CASES, AWARD OF A PRIZE IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY GOLDEN HEARTS GAMING.
6. Timing, Prizes, Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") and Odds of Winning.
Timing: The Sweepstakes has a weekly seven (7) day period that begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), every Monday (Sweepstakes Start), ends at 11:59 p.m. ET, every Sunday (Sweepstakes End).
Prizes: Total ARV: $100 a week. A $50 Grand Prize, 2 $10 second prizes, and 6 $5 prizes. All prizes paid out as E-Gift Cards from Amazon or like retailer.
Odds of Winning is dependent on how many members have registered sweepstakes entries at the Sweepstakes End.
All taxes on prize monies are solely the winner's responsibility. If prize monies exceed $599.99 in a given calendar year, winner must complete and execute an IRS W9 Tax Form with their Social Security Number so that Golden Hearts Gaming may issue the winner an IRS 1099 Tax Form and report the winner's receipt of prize monies to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with applicable law. Refusal to return the completed/executed IRS W9 Tax Form upon Golden Hearts Gaming's request may result in forfeiture of prize with such refusal resulting in cancellation of account and prohibition of future use of the Websites.
Acceptance of the prize grants to Sponsor and its designees the right to publicize winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or likeness and prize information in any media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Winner agrees to execute any and all documents requested by Sponsor to convey such rights to own all the results thereof. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to obligate Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use of any and every nature and kind.
You indemnify, release and agree to hold harmless Golden Hearts Gaming and Sponsor's Affiliates; as well as Facebook, Inc. from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property arising out of or relating to your use of the Websites (including any Sweepstakes) and acceptance, possession, receipt or use/misuse of prizes (as applicable).
10. Force Majeure
If, for any reason, a Website or a Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, epidemic/pandemic, riot, strike, civil commotion, governmental regulation or any other causes beyond the control of Golden Hearts Gaming which, in its sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of such promotional game, Golden Hearts Gaming reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend such affected Sweepstakes making prize(s) available for same in a manner which is fair, equitable and in accordance with the applicable Individual Sweepstakes Official Rules, as determined by Golden Hearts Gaming in its sole discretion.
Without in any way limiting the foregoing, should a Sweepstakes be cancelled outright, the liability of Golden Hearts Gaming shall be limited to return to participants in such affected Sweepstakes of the GVs or sweepstakes entries used to participate in same.
11.Additional Limitations of Liability.
Golden Hearts Gaming is not responsible for:
(a) communications (whether sent to or sent by an individual) or participation in any Sweepstakes, which are late, lost, garbled, incomplete, inaccessible/blocked, corrupted, jumbled, misdirected, delayed or damaged, regardless of cause, all of which are void;
(b) incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized on the Website including in any promotional game offered thereon, regardless of cause;
(c) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of any function or feature of the Website or communications (whether sent to or sent by an individual);
(d) any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, programming or failure of communications (whether sent to or sent by an individual) on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website (including but not limited to the Website) or any combination thereof.
(e) any injury or damage to user's or to any person's computer or mobile device (or any information/materials stored therein) related to or resulting from downloading materials from the Website or using the Website including participating in any Sweepstakes offered thereon.
In the event of any inconsistency between these Periodic Sweepstakes Official Rules and the content of any materials advertising the Website or any Sweepstakes offered thereon, these Periodic Sweepstakes Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control in all respects.
The failure of Golden Hearts Gaming to enforce any provision of these Periodic Sweepstakes Official Rules in a given instance shall not constitute the ongoing waiver of such provision. The Sweepstakes offered on the Website are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE, UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY PROMOTIONAL GAME OFFERED THEREON) OR OTHERWISE ATTEMPT TO DEFRAUD GOLDEN HEARTS GAMING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY SWEEPSTAKES OFFERED THEREON) WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF ACCOUNT, PROHIBITION FROM FUTURE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND, IN SUCH INSTANCE, GOLDEN HEARTS GAMING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ALL AVAILABLE LEGAL REMEDIES AGAINST SUCH PERSON.
13. Disputes & Choice of Law
As fully set forth in the Terms & Conditions, participants understand and agree that:
(a) Any claims or disputes regarding any use of the Website or participation in an Sweepstakes, these Periodic Sweepstakes Official Rules or the Individual Sweepstakes Rules for any Sweepstakes will be resolved pursuant to the internal, substantive law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to choice of law/conflict of law principles which would result in the application of the law of any jurisdiction other than that of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts;
(b) ANY CLAIMS OR DISPUTES REGARDING ANY SWEEPSTAKES, THESE PERIODIC OFFICIAL RULES OR THE INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES FOR ANY SWEEPSTAKES WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND NOT IN A COURT OF LAW VIA TRIAL BY JURY.
Such arbitration will be conducted before a one-member panel of JAMS pursuant to the procedural rules of JAMS subject to certain limitations, including (i) the arbitration award shall be limited to actual costs incurred by the claimant and excludes punitive damages, injunctions or any other forms of relief; (ii) the arbitration proceeding will take place in Boston, Massachusetts; and (iii) any claim or dispute will be resolved individually and NOT as part of a class or group. The arbitration proceeding shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. § 1-16) with the judgment of the arbitrator being enforceable in any United States Federal Court. If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal by a tribunal of competent jurisdiction, or conflicts with the rules of JAMS, the invalid/unenforceable/illegal provision will be stricken and replaced with a substitute provision which best captures the original intent of Golden Hearts Gaming and is valid, enforceable and legal, with the balance of this arbitration provision remaining in effect. If, however, (iii) above is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal by a tribunal of competent jurisdiction, then this arbitration provision shall be void in its entirety; and, in such case, any claim or dispute must be brought in either the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (situate in Boston) or Massachusetts State Court (situate in Suffolk County.)
The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Golden Hearts Gaming Inc.,
Golden Hearts Gaming Inc. P.O. Box 121230 Boston, MA 02112
All trademarks are the property of the Sponsor or their respective owners. The awarding of various prizes does not imply any participation in, or endorsement of, any Sweepstakes by their producer, issuer or sales channel.
Last Updated: October 1, 2020