Terms and Conditions
The most important is that, as seen fit by LPPL, any term / condition / rule may be overridden where LPPL deem it to be in the best interests of LPPL and / or fair play.
All LPPL members/players must adhere to the Terms and Conditions and Rules of LPPL, which may be amended at any time without prior notice.
It is a requirement for all members to provide and maintain a current working email address within their LPPL Membership, and membership is accepted by LPPL on the understanding that the content of such membership, including personal details, will be held by LPPL permanently and may be used by LPPL as they deem appropriate for the benefit of LPPL. All members must keep their personal membership details correct and up to date at all times - this is especially important for the booking of any travel or poker prizes (real name) and the posting of prizes (address).
All LPPL live events are played exclusively for League Points to qualify for Finals, unless otherwise advised, except the Finals which are played for points onto the annual National Championship and prizes and/or Reward Points - under no circumstances must the law be broken regarding money involved whilst playing in LPPL games in partner licensed venues, which allows for a maximum of £5 per player OR £100 in total within a 24 hour period in any pub - the landlord or pub manager is responsible for all 'monies' and the requirement to remain within the law on their premises.
Tournament Directors (TDs): All members/players are subject to any decisions made by LPPL or their official representatives, which includes TDs, full-time, part-time and casual employees. All decisions made, whether deviating from our Terms and Conditions or House Rules, will stand at our absolute discretion.
LPPL reserve the discretion to vary their terms, conditions, rules, prize offerings, competition/tournament offerings, winnings and planned events and dates (without restriction) as they see fit or need to and taking all circumstances into consideration - and at short notice - and terms may be changed or updated during relevant 'qualification periods', especially with Leaderboards and qualification 'numbers' for Finals which may be updated/confirmed, on an ongoing basis.
At times we may deviate from our own rules in the spirit of fairness and/or gamemanship for either one-off situations or to amend the rules following a specific belief that it will be in the best interests of the league.
LPPL reserve the right to impose sanctions on members/players where they consider any action or behaviour not to be in the best interests of LPPL, the venue and/or members/players. TDs have guidance on what sanctions can be imposed, but these will always be subject to LPPL approval - no TD has the right to personally impose sanctions.
LPPL reserve the right to 'put right' any mistake or 'overlook' in information, including after an event, and including any order via the online shop and also in the allocation and administration of Reward Points and products / prizes / costs within the Online Shop and in the administration and organising of events and processes, rules and arrangements leading up to such live and online events.
We reserve the right to share information with any online affiliate, sponsor or partner. LPPL 'employees' are not subject to restrictions to qualify for online finals/prizes etc that involve a requirement to play 'x' live events etc. By becoming a member of LPPL member/players agree that any online poker website that members/players join as an affiliate of LPPL will be requested to supply LPPL with details of their joining - members/players agree that full name and email address may be confirmed as having opened an online poker account, and that the LPPL website may display their 'online alias' alongside their LPPL details.
Online with Party Poker from 2020:
50% of buyins from all daily league games will be paid out manually by Party Poker to your player account usually within 2 days (which is why game payout tabs in the lobby for each game don’t show any prizes) to the top finishing players (it’s usually the next day - but for example, Mon games payout could be Wed, etc) / 50% retained by LPPL, from which of course prizes are paid.
The 'cut off' qualifying lines for Gold, Silver and Bronze Finals will be decided around 8th of the month, and if needed, qualifying lines will be adjusted 2 or 3 times throughout the month to keep in line with each individual leaderboard as the month progresses – qualifying lines will never 'decrease', but may 'increase' if adjustments are deemed desirable and we expect to review qualifying lines around 15th, 22nd and 28th of the month to ensure they remain both competitive and rewarding.
In keeping with the LPPL tradition of having 'Venue Champs' and 'Reserves' at Area Finals, with Party Poker we have also included a 'Finals Playoff' in addition to the Bronze, Silver and Gold Finals. Bronze, Silver and Gold Finals have a £0 buyin and all eligible players must register before the start time or otherwise lose their seat in their respective final. The Finals Playoffs have a £5+50p (1R/A) buyin retained by LPPL (with similar to regular games, 50% paid out - to the Top 3 players). Where a player qualifies to play in a 'higher' Final (eg, finish top 3 in Playoffs, or Bronze, and qualify to play in next highest final) then if that player goes on to win a higher value prize in the higher final, then ONLY that higher value prize is awarded - a player can only win one prize during a Finals Weekend, which will be the highest valued prize - this does NOT include any Grand Final Stack / Seat, which will still be awarded if a Silver Qualifer earns a seat in the Gold Final and wins a Grand Final Stack with a lesser valued prize than the Silver Final - in this instance they would win / retain the highest value prize PLUS get the Grand Final Stack / Seat.
There is no 'drop down' on leaderboards, finals or prizes. Prizes won through LPPL are non-transferrable and all are valid to be used within 3 years - LPPL may offer a lower value cash alternative, broadly equivalent to what other players have previously paid for packages (but no longer possible as prizes are non-transferrable), but the emphasis remains on encouraging LPPL players to travel to prizewinner poker weekends etc. Any cash won as part of a package is paid on the first day of the actual trip. LPPL do not wish to offer a cash alternative, we wish you to go on the trip!
Prizes: All LPPL packages and prizes are valid to be redeemed for products available in the LPPL Online shop only, and are non-transferable with the exception being that a player may use any subsequent travel package for a partner / friend to travel with them and share accommodation. All packages and prizes are valid for winners' to use for 3 years, after which they will expire. Prizes that involve a specific time period must be taken during that time, if not they will be forfeited - alternatives prizes are not available. Prize packages will be added to your LPPL Member Account, and 'cash only' prizes paid by Party Poker direct to your PP player account in the week following the Finals Weekend. Once each league's 'qualifying line' (ie bottom of the Bronze Final) has been set, the Gold, Silver and Bronze qualifying numbers will be circa Gold 20-30% / Silver 30-40% / Bronze 30-40%, with number of games played, number of players with min games played etc taken into account to decide the final qualifying line for each separate league. All prizes are subject to availability and may be substituted at any time with an alternative prize as deemed suitable by LPPL - this is also the case when purchasing products from the LPPL shop up to and including delivery. Online Shop orders may take up to 28 days to deliver.
Publicity: Specific Terms and Conditions apply where public or private attendance at events is given as a prize (for example players entered to a regional, national or international tournament) - members must wear any provided LPPL-branded clothing and/or articles for the duration of the event (this includes all time spent on the property of the event both immediately prior to and immediately after the event - for a period covering 24 hours each side) and all PR/publicity associated, exclusively, which means no other branded clothing and/or articles can be worn without the express, written approval of LPPL. 'Worn' includes articles in your possession which are not actually worn, for example poker 'card guards', rucksacks etc.
At any event, players may be required to remove or conceal any item on their person that is deemed to be offensive or not appropriate and failure to do so will result in them being removed from the event and the premises and loss of any associated prize, expenses or rights.
At all LPPL events, or when representing LPPL in any event (including as a prize or purchased or officially travelling as part of LPPL) members agree to be photographed/videoed in any event held at any venue and agree to publication in all forms of media, such as but not limited to, flyers, brochures, the internet, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, TV etc and agree to waive any rights they may have in that regard.
PR and advertising from any and all events associated with LPPL in any way (the event itself or players/members) will be at the sole discretion of LPPL and all participants must comply with LPPL requests giving full authority to use for PR and advertising as LPPL deem necessary.
Any breach of the terms and conditions of LPPL will render any 'prize-winner' liable to forfeit or 're-pay' the prize (or its value and any associated costs or winnings) at the sole discretion of LPPL, or if the member has not 'won' their entry, then they will be removed from the event at the sole discretion and final decision of LPPL with total loss of a prize, expense or rights.
Any award for Leaderboard Top Dog and/or Area Final Champion will only be awarded once to any player - ie if someone wins Leaderboard Top Dog more than once they will only receive a reward (non-specific) on the first occasion.
LPPL will only use your personal details in connection with LPPL business. We may supply them to our official sponsors from time to time, but we will NEVER supply your information to anyone else, or use it inappropriately.
Use of the LPPL Website and Forum and media outlets such as posting on Facebook, using the LPPL Twitter account etc, is on condition of all past, present and future content becoming owned by LPPL who may at their discretion use it as as they deem appropriate for the benefit of LPPL.
The official means of communication by LPPL is via the LPPL Latest News, but this may be supplemented by the use of emails or social media / pm via the LPPL website. It is the responsibility of ALL players to ensure they remain up to date with changes to all aspects of LPPL, including rules, tournaments, prizes etc by consulting the LPPL News at least once per week. Changes to venue weekly/area final events are published via the venues and schedule page ONLY - the Latest News nor Forum is not a means of passing information on such occasions.