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About Compete

Compete games offer you the opportunity to win Trickster Chips in competition with other real players. Trickster Chips have no cash value, and cannot be redeemed or refunded.

In addition to winning Trickster Chips, Compete games are:

  • Chosen by you from a public lobby
  • Always started from the beginning
  • Started with all real players
  • Available with full, preset, or no chat
  • Ad-free

Buy-in and Winnings

Compete games have a buy-in represented in Trickster Chips. This is your contribution toward the winnings plus a small entry fee. Once the game starts you’re committed to the buy-in, but you must finish and win the game to receive your winnings. At the end of the game, winnings are distributed evenly among winners (including tying players).

Starting a Game

All seats must be filled by real players before a game can start. Once all seats are filled, any player may click “Start Game” to begin play. Before this point, you may choose to explicitly “Leave Game” without losing your buy-in (closing the app or browser is not good enough). After the game starts you forfeit your buy-in if you leave.

Connection Issues

Certain actions such as switching tabs (in a browser), switching apps (on a phone or tablet), or losing Internet connectivity will disconnect you from a game. Before a game starts, we’ll briefly reserve your seat while disconnected to give you a chance to come back. After a game starts, your seat will be reserved until the end of the game, but the computer will play on your behalf until you return. You lose your buy-in if you don’t return to complete a game that has started.