TaoFortune Award Rules
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY
(Last revised November 23, 2022)
THE PURCHASE OF PARTICIPATION IN THE TAOFORTUNE ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO GAME WITH NO VALUE AWARDED TO WINNERS, IS NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER, PARTICIPATE OR WIN PRIZES IN THIS PROMOTION. SUCH A PURCHASE WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The site offers to play Video games for fun and enjoyment. The site also offers free participation in Promotional games. Participation in Promotional games is possible through free online currency entries - Secret Coins. Secret Coins can be used to enter the game in order to win additional Secret Coins available to redeem for prizes.
PARTICIPATION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
1. About this promotion
1.1 This Promotion is intended to promote and advertise the sale of participation in the TaoFortune family of entertainment video games played individually or as you may choose, as tournament competitions for winner rankings only, by the means described under the heading below, “How to Enter.” The Sponsor of this promotion is A1 Development LLC, 3597 E Monarch Sky Lane Suite 240, PMB #2940, Meridian, Idaho 83646.
1.2 To purchase game play on the no-prize video games and to participate in them, you can register on the TaoFortune website (www.taofortune.com) (the “Website”) by establishing a user account.
1.3 The “Promotion” is the Website’s free game of chance promotion functionality with which you can connect to participate in this promotion, after you have registered and established a TaoFortune user account. No payment is required to do so. To participate in this promotion, you must register in your own name. The Sponsor will establish on the Website an account in your name. You will receive a unique account number to access your account through your mobile device or home computer.
1.4 On accessing your account you can view the balances current at the time, of:
- (1) prepayments applied to purchase participation in the family of TaoFortune no-prize entertainment video games, competitions and tournaments
- (2) accumulated promotional prize amounts currently available to either (a) purchase entertainment game participation, or (b) to distribute to you in cash. (You can not use promotional game winnings for extended participation in this promotion.)
1.5 The purchase of participation in TaoFortune no-prize entertainment games is not refundable.
1.6 This promotion begins November 22, 2022 and ends on November 22, 2023.
1.7 This promotion and all entries and entitlements to awards is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. This promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
2.1 Only persons who are at least eighteen years of age at the time of participation and who live in and participate in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South, Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin are eligible to participate in this promotion.
2.2 Participation from any state other than those named above is not allowed and is blocked. No promotional prize will be awarded to anyone outside of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South, Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
2.3 Additionally, employees and contractors of the Sponsor and members of and affiliates of the Sponsor, together with their respective families and persons living in their homes, are ineligible to participate in this promotion or win.
2.4 Only natural persons are eligible to purchase participation in TaoFortune entertainment video games, to participate in this promotion, and to receive any promotional prize.
2.5 The Sponsor has and reserves the right to verify at any time the identity, residence and place of participation of any TaoFortune registrant or account holder and to suspend or block access to any account holder’s account for any reason or with no reason.
2.6 Winning a prize is subject to the fulfillment of all requirements set forth in these Award Rules.
2.7 Participation in the Promotional games means the Participant's full and unconditional consent to these Award Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor.
2.8 Secret Coins may be confiscated if the Participant's user account is deactivated at the Participant's request or the Sponsor's decision.
3. How to enter
3.1 To enter this promotion, to participate in the promotional game and to complete your purchase of participation in TaoFortune no-prize entertainment video games, with the Sponsor’s assistance you must establish a user account with the Website, www.taofortune.com.
3.2 There is no charge to establish a user account. When your user account is established, you can prepay at any time and from time to time, for participation in TaoFortune no-prize entertainment video games, through the payment facility on the Website.
3.3 Schedule of charges for participation in TaoFortune no-prize video games is shown below:
|Price, USD||Tao Coins|
3.4 With each purchase of participation in TaoFortune no-prize entertainment video games you will receive entitlement to participate in the Promotion in the promotional video game for which the Sponsor offers cash prizes, at the rate of at least one hundred (100) Secret Coins for each dollar of purchase.
3.5 You can access the Promotion only through www.taofortune.com.
3.6 If you win an award, you can use the award only to purchase participation in TaoFortune no-prize video games and to claim an award in cash by bank wire transfer to your bank account disclosed in confidence to the Sponsor when you established your user account with the Website, www.taofortune.com.
3.7 Use of the game promotion entries (Secret Coins) will not reduce your entitlement to participate in TaoFortune no-prize entertainment video games.
4. How to enter for free (that is, without buying anything).
4.1 There are two ways to participate for free in the TaoFortune Promotion: (1)(a) by entering (in addition to your account number) your name and birth date as required to begin playing, and then (1)(b) by playing the no-prize play money game, using the seventy five thousand (75 000) coins for participation in the no-prize play-money game that your received on the day that you connected to the TaoFortune Website, (2) by mail.
4.2 Free entry by entering your name and birth date is limited to one thousand coins per twenty-four hour period.
4.3 Free entry request by United States Postal Service first class mail can be accessed as follows. For each complying request by United States Postal Service first class mail received by the Sponsor, the Sponsor will award one hundred (100) Secret Coins.
4.3.1 To request by mail: on a white piece of paper no smaller than three inches by five inches, legibly write by hand:
- (a) “TaoFortune Free Entry Request,”
- (b) your full legal name,
- (c) your date of birth,
- (d) the full street address of where you live,
- (e) your telephone number,
- (f) your email address,
- (g) your TaoFortune user account number.
Then write by hand on an envelope:
- (a) your return address
- (b)address byhand the envelope to TaoFortune Promotion, Free Entry Request, A1 Development LLC, 3597 E Monarch Sky Lane Suite 240, PMB #2940, Meridian, Idaho 83646.
4.3.2 Use the envelope that you hand-addressed to send your request by U.S. Postal Service mail per the address set out above.
4.3.3 Only one request may be mailed in an envelope.
4.3.4 Limit for individual requests by mail: 100 Secret Coins per complying stamped outer envelope containing a complying written request.
4.3.5 The sponsor will process each complying request by accurating free Secret Coins to participant’s TaoFortune account balance and by sending an email confirmation regarding the procedure outcome.
4.3.6 Free entry requests will be disqualified for any of:
- (1) illegibility,
- (2) inclusion one envelope of more than a single free entry request or inclusion with the free entry request of any other correspondence or other materials,
- (3) lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage due requests,
- (4) requests that in the sole opinion of the Sponsor are machine generated, in whole or in part, including (not limited to) postage affixed by postage meter or other device and further including the outer envelope,
- (5) requests received from any source other than United States Postal Service first class mail.
4.3.7 The decision regarding eligibility or disqualification of free entry requests shall be solely that of the Sponsor and shall be final.
4.3.8 Free entry requests received by the Sponsor become the Sponsor’s property upon receipt.
4.3.9 Ineligible and non-complying free entry requests will not be acknowledged.
4.3.10 Free Secret Coins have no cash value: they can not be used to purchase goods or services from any source or transferred from one person to another.
5. Prizes, Games, Winner Determination and Odds of Winning
5.1 Cash is available to eligible participants in the TaoFortune game promotion (but not to users of the TaoFortune no-prize entertainment video games) as a prize. Not every entry in the free game of chance promotion will win a prize.
5.2 Residents in the Website server are finite sets of electronic game pieces in a family of electronic finite deals of electronic game pieces. Each electronic game piece is associated with a specific prize value (some are zero) to be awarded. When you play the promotional game, each time you start a play, you withdraw one or more (as you may choose) of the electronic game pieces from the finite deal for each promotional entry credit that you used to start the play. (For example, if you commit thirty promotional game entry credits to start a play, the award for that play will be the sum of the prize values associated with each of the thirty electronic game pieces within the applicable finite deal of game pieces.)
5.3 Each promotional game title and play level within the title has its own finite deal of electronic game pieces, each game piece with its own award value. The order of values within a deal is determined randomly. When an electronic game piece is withdrawn from the deal, it is not replaced until the finite deal is fully depleted. Then, to enable continuous game play, the deal is reconstituted with the same number and individual value of electronic game pieces but a different random order from which each electronic game piece is sequentially drawn. To view by title the number of deals in each title, specific by play level, and the number of game pieces with each value, click HERE. Several styles of game titles are available to the player.
5.4 Over and above the promotional prizes discussed above, participants in all promotional game titles are eligible to win an award from each of four progressive pools. These progressive prize pools are identified in the Website promotional game section as “Red,” “Silver,” “Gold,” and “Diamond.”
5.4.1 Each time a participant in the game promotion commits promotional credits to initiate a draw from the finite prize pool associated with any promotional game title, approximately two percent (2%), subject to rounding) of the credits committed are allocated not to the draw from the finite deal, but to the family of four progressive-prize pools. This allocation is not uniform across the four pools. Rather, allocation is shown in the table below, subject to rounding. When the total number of promotion points in each progressive pool reach the distribution trigger shown in the table below for the applicable pool, then each participant in the game promotion who is then active and who initiates the single play with a commitment of at lesast thirty (30) promotional game credits, becomes eligible for distribution of the entire contents of the pool. When all participants are eligible, all participants are informed, through artwork on the video screen before them during participation, that the pool is available for distribution to any participant who initiates a draw by committing to initiate the draw, at least thirty promotional points. When a progressive pool is available for distribution, on an ongoing basis, a random number generator polls each active account currently participating in the game promotion and triggers the award to one of the players according to the random number generator’s theoretical win percentage shown in the table below.
|PROGRESSIVE POOL||ALLOCATED CONTRIBUTION||DISTRIBUTION TRIGGER||THEORETICAL HIT PERCENTAGE (for every single play)|
Please note that the theoretical hit percentage noted above is the percentage of random number generator outputs that will result in a distribution award to one of the participants then active and eligible in the game promotion. Accordingly, from the point of view of the individual participant, precise odds of winning a distribution from a progressive pool can not be determined in advance of the actual distribution.
5.5 Only Games that have been played with Secret Coins provide the opportunity to win prizes that could be redeemed for real money. The specific prize that can be won while playing a specific Game will be shown on the Site within the individual interface of each Game.
5.6 Unless otherwise stated or required by Sponsor, any Secret Coins allocated to a Participant must be played through at least once before it can be redeemed for real money.
5.7 The maximum winnings that can be redeemed resulting from a prize that player has gotten for free (e.g. after playing Magic Boxes game) are limited to 25.00 per account. If using promotional entries awarded within a referral program to play games, the maximum winnings amount to be redeemed is limited to 50.00 winnings.
6. How to Claim a Prize
6.1 Winnings awarded from promotional game play may be used by means of your mobile device or personal computer to purchase game play of the Funrize no-prize entertainment video games. Alternatively, if the participant chooses, winnings awarded from game play may be used to redeem for real money at the rate of 1$ for each awarded 1.00 winning that is not used to purchase Coins to play no-prize entertainment video game, but is redeemed; provided however that only those who live in and participate from US excluding restricted states (Washington, Idaho, Wyoming) are eligible to use winnings to purchase Coins used in the entertainment video game or to redeem for real money.
6.2 To redeem for cash, the participant must have at least 25.00 awarded winnings that are available for cash redemption, (Awarded credits are not available to extend participation in the TaoFortune free game of chance promotion.)
6.3 A Participant’s Secret Coins balance is shown in the Participant’s User Account. Participants should be switched to Promotional Mode in order to see the Secret Coins balance.
6.4 To redeem awarded winnings for real money, at any time that your balance of winnings available for redemption is at least 25.00 winnings, click the “Redeem” button on the Website menu option and follow the prompts.
6.5 Prior to any prize redemptions:
6.5.1 The name on your credit or debit card or other payment method must match the name appearing on your User Account;
6.5.2 Your age, identity and all other required verification checks including but not limited to sources of funds and wealth should be completed;
6.5.3 For security reasons and for the prevention of money laundering, we will only authorize a redemption of prizes to a bank or bank account held in your name. If you provide account details which relate to a bank account held jointly between you and another person, you accept that any prizes will be paid into that joint account, and they may require you to supply additional documentation relating to the person who jointly holds the bank account with you so that we may identify and verify the join account holder.
6.6 Sponsor will not be responsible for any taxes or fees associated with a prize redemption. Participants are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or redemption.
6.7 All prize winnings are subject to verification of eligibility.
6.8 As a condition of award, prize winners may be required to show proof of eligibility and to provide such information as the Sponsor may require to make governmental filings (including and not limited to Internal Revenue Service Form 1099-MISC) that are required by law.
6.9 Entitlement to a prize is not transferable from the account holder to any other person.
6.10 Potential prize winners must comply with these Award Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
6.11 We process redemption requests as quickly as possible as soon as practicable, on a first-served basis. We can only process one prize redemption request for one person once every 24 hours.
6.12 By submitting a redemption request, you acknowledge and agree that the payment processing process may take up to 10 days in total.
6.13 We reserve the right to limit the prizes redemption to Participants up to 2,000.00 per day, at our sole discretion.
6.14 If a Member requests the closure of his/her account while having on it an amount of Secret Coins less than the minimum redemption limit, the Secret Coins will be confiscated as a result.
6.15 In the event one or more of a Participant’s redeem transactions is subject to a chargeback, all possible pending redeem requests will be canceled, and no further redeems will be allowed.
6.17 Redemptions via Amazon Gift Cards are limited to 400.00 per day.
6.18 TaoFortune presumes that all account and financial actions are made by the account owner. The user is obliged to inform administration about any known case of illegal use of their account by third parties as soon as possible. After this, the account will be suspended until the block is canceled by the verified user. TaoFortune is not responsible for actions committed by third parties before the account is suspended.
7. Other Terms and Conditions
7.1 This promotional game ends on the earliest of (a) the termination date set out above , or (b) when terminated by the Sponsor for the reasons stated below.
7.2 The Sponsor reserves the right to modify and/or terminate this promotion and to take such other measures that the Sponsor may deem necessary or appropriate, in its sole discretion, to preserve the integrity of the promotion or in the event that it or associated practices or equipment become corrupted, technically or otherwise. In such an event, prizes will be awarded only from Secret Coins received prior to the date and time of termination or modification.
7.3 Winners may be required, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, to execute and return to the Sponsor, an affidavit of eligibility form provided by the Sponsor and if the aggregate winnings in any calendar year exceed six hundred dollars ($600.00), an IRSFormW-9 on which the winner’s social security account number is posted.
7.4 If the potential winner cannot be contacted or fails to properly execute and return the affidavit of eligibility form within the required time period, that potential winner forfeits the prize.
7.5 Prizes paid (both used to purchase amusement game no-prize participation and used for a cash award) are taxable income to each participant, on a calendar annual aggregate basis, and reportable to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (and as may apply, to the state Department of Revenue) on an IRS form 1099 MISC.
7.6 Participating entrants release the Sponsor, together with all other businesses involved in this game promotion, together with the representatives, employees, officers, members, managers and directors of each, of all claims and liability related to participation in this game promotion.
7.7 Any game promotion notice, entry form or other writing, including (but not limited to) writings in electronic form, that contains an error (printing, human, technical or other) shall be deemed null and void.
7.8 TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OF THE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GAME PROMOTION, VOIDS ALL PLAY ON IT.
7.9 In case of a game malfunction during the play, all the following actions and game results will be voided. In particular, the winnings received may be canceled.
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