Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89169

Section I - Tournament Registration And Entry:

1. As used herein, "Knockout" means KO Gaming LLC/ dba Knockout Poker Tour and its parent, affiliates and subsidiarie; and "Hard Rock" means Hard Rock Hotel Holdings, LLC, dba Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries. Knockout and/or Hard Rock reserve the right to refuse anyone entry into the tournament, in its sole and absolute discretion.

2. All entry fee's to the tournament will be sent directly from the participants to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and all prize money will be paid out from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to each individual winner.

3. Any person or entity paying a registration fee directly to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for himself, herself, or on behalf of another player, warrants and affirms that he/she/it is not engaged in illegal activity and that no funds derived from such activity will be used to pay the registration fee. Hard Rock will, in its sole and absolute discretion, determine its satisfaction with the warranty given anyone who registers for the tournament.

4. Entry into the Knockout Poker Tour (herein "Knockout Poker Tour" refers to all events from January 1st, 2015 through December 31st, 2015) is limited to players 21 years of age or older with proof of age that Hard Rock, acting in its sole and absolute discretion, deems appropriate.

5. One entry per person, per event, except for applicable re buy’s, as set forth in event descriptions. No teams, substitutes, transfers or assisted play. There shall be no refunds for any reason. Any variation from any aspect of this rule shall be in the sole and obsolete discretion of Hard Rocks.
6. Knockout and /or Hard Rock may limit the number of entries into the Knockout Poker Tour and may award entries in its sole and absolute discretion. Knockout intends to award a limited number of entries through satellite tournaments, third party marketing arrangements and or other promotional activities in its sole and absolute discretion.
7. Winners are responsible for any and all taxes, licenses, registrations and other fees.
8. Winners must show their valid picture identification ( Drivers license, State identification card, or Military identification card) at registration, and in order to collect prize. If participant is not a U.S. citizen, a current passport, consular identification or alien registration card is required.
9. Employees of Knockout and Hard Rock and their parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, owned, operated or managed properties, contractors hired for the operation of the Knockout Poker Tour or parent companies and immediate family members of such employees at director level or higher as determined by Knockout are not eligible to play in any Knockout events, unless approved in advance by Knockout and/or Hard Rock. Immediate Family is defined as: spouse, children, and any relative or other person residing in the employees place of residence.
10. Individuals who are excluded from casino facilities, either through a government program or by their own request, are not eligible.
11. Each participant must certify eligibility and pay or be paid in only US currency.
12. By submitting a Pre-Registration form to Knockout and Hard Rock for registration in and/or participation in the Knockout Poker Tour, such persons and/ or entities agree to these rules.
13. Participants must register prior to the start of the event at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169.
14. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
15. Entries will be retained for record keeping purposes in accordance with local legal requirements.

Section II - Tournament Scheduling:

1. Knockout Poker Tour tournament times are approximate. Knockout and/or Hard Rock reserves the right to change Knockout Poker Tour tournament times in its sole and absolute discretion.
2. Knockout and /or Hard Rock may cancel, modify, relocate or reschedule the Knockout Poker Tour tournament for any reason with prior notification to the appropriate gaming regulators, to the extent such is required.
3. Knockout and Hard Rock are not responsible for electronic transmission errors or delays resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, hardware, software, or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Knockout, users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may limit, restrict, or prevent a participants ability to participate in the tournament.
4. Knockout and Hard Rock are not responsible for injuries or losses arising or resulting from participation in the Knockout Poker Tour and is not liable for any acts or omissions by employees, whether negligent or willful, in the conduct of the Knockout Poker Tour, and is not liable in the event of any equipment or software malfunction.
5. If for any reason the tournament is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes within or beyond the control of Knockout or Hard Rock which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Knockout Poker Tour tournament, Knockout and/or Hard Rock reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the tournament.


Section III - Player Conduct And Tournament Integrity:

1. Knockout and/or Hard Rock may impose penalties upon any person who gives, makes, issues, authorizes or endorses any statement or action having, or designed to have, an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interest of the tournament as determined by Knockout, acting in its sole and obsolete discretion. This may include, but shall not be limited to expulsion from the event and property, forfeiture of a players entry fee(s) and/or loss of the right to participate in this or any other tournament conducted by Knockout or Hard Rock.
2. Knockout and/or Hard Rock may disqualify any person for any prize based upon fraud, dishonesty, violation of promotional rules or other misconduct while on the property or otherwise occurring in relation to the Knockout Poker Tour or as otherwise reasonable or necessary for Knockout and/or Hard Rock to comply with applicable statutes and regulations, in its sole and absolute discretion.

3. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any program or to undermine the legitimate operation of this tournament may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Knockout and/or Hard Rock reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.
4. All decisions regarding the interpretation of Knockout Poker Tour rules, player eligibility, scheduling and staging of the tournament, and penalties for misconduct lie solely with Knockout and/or Hard Rock, whose decisions are final.

5. Hard Rock employees will use reasonable commercial efforts to consider the best interest of the game and fairness as the top priority in the decision-making process, with the understanding that "best interest of the game and fairness" shall be determined by Hard Rock, acting in its sole and obsolete discretion. Unusual circumstances can, on occasion, dictate that the technical interpretation of the rules be balanced against the interest of fairness. Hard Rock's decision is final and non-appeal-able and shall not give rise to any claim for monetary damages, as each participant understands the very nature of poker is speculative and dependent on many factors, including but not limited to the cards dealt, the cards retained and the actions of other participants.

6. The Knockout Poker Tour is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including gaming, and all aspects of the Knockout Poker Tour are subject to the approval of appropriate regulatory authorities.

7. Tournament Rules and any and all changes in the rules and event descriptions for the Knockout Poker Tour from January 1st, 2009 through December 31st, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be available at the tournament facilities.

8. Where a situation arises which is not covered by these rules, Knockout and/or Hard Rock shall have the authority to render a judgment, including the imposition of a penalty, in accordance with the best interests of the tournament and the maintenance of its integrity and public confidence.

Section IV - Player Likeness And Image:

1. Prior to entering and playing in the Tournament, each participant must execute a Player Release Form. Failure to do so may, at the option of Knockouts subject the player to immediate disqualification at any point in the Tournament. If the player is disqualified he or she shall forfeit all entry fees and not be entitled to any Tournament prize monies or any other prize consideration that he or she may have qualified for at the point of disqualification.
2. Knockout and/or Hard Rock reserves the right at all times to ban any apparel or other means of advertising that contains obscene images or words or is otherwise deemed objectionable by Knockout. Knockout and/or Hard Rock also reserves the right to exclude any individual(s) acting in a disruptive or inappropriate manner.

Section V - Prizing And Seating:

1. Prizes and entries are non-transferable unless approved by Knockout and/or Hard Rock.
2. Prize structures depend upon number of entrants and are set forth in payout prize structure page.
3. Entrants will be assigned to a table and seat through a random computer selection.
4. If the participant is not present at the start of the tournament all forced antes and blinds bets will be removed from an absent players stack accordingly. If player shows up and still has chips remaining [s]he may play his or her chips.
5. Non-value chips are used for tournament play.
6. Knockout and/or Hard Rock reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the Knockout Poker Tour at any time, for any reason, subject to all applicable regulatory approval, provided that such modification shall not, as of the date of such modification, materially alter or change any participants prize already awarded.
7. No value tournament chips used for the tournament are the exclusive property Hard Rock Hotel And Casino and may not be removed from the tournament area.


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