How do I subscribe?
Go to PLAY NOW and follow the steps listed there to download the client and create your account. Should you become a VDOG VIP via Step 3 of the PLAY NOW online process (or here), your membership begins immediately and will run through the same date of the next month. Click back to the top of FAQ.
Is it legal to play online poker?
In most states, online gambling is illegal. However, VDOGpoker, which operates under the subscription/sweepstakes rules, is different. With VDOGpoker, you sign up for a monthly membership. As a member, you can play in tournaments for free and win cash and prizes. You never lose money. Click back to the top of FAQ.
What can I win?
Depending on the tournament, you can win US Dollars, Arena Tournament Chips (ATC's or TC's) separately or in combinations.. Cash can be applied to membership fees, or used in the VDOG store on a variety of awesome merchandise that is soon to come. Arena Tournament Chips grant you access into the VDOG Arena to play ring games or Sit and Go tournaments. You can also play Mult-Table Tournaments located on the main lobby tournament window to build your ATC bankroll. ATC's can also be used to cashout by playing Sweepstakes Tournaments that pay US Dollars to winning players. Click back to the top of FAQ.
How do I know that VDOGpoker is fair?
In VDOGPoker, cards are dealt using a true random number generator, please see FAQ if the cards are random for more information on the card generation.
Players Affiliated with VDOG will always be identified with the VickiDOG icon seen on the right. Whenever VDOG staff cashes in tournaments, the money we win is added to a monthly second chance tournament where you have a second chance to win it again. Second Chance Tournaments are on the first friday of the month. Check out our Twitter or Facebook! Click back to the top of FAQ.
Are the cards random?
VDOGinc was founded by poker players who wanted a superb poker client that would deal cards as fairly as if you had a well shuffled deck in front of you. Unlike other sites that clearly use some type of action generator to create the card distribution, VDOG uses a random number generator to shuffle the cards... The RNG moves the cards around hundreds of times, more thoroughly shuffling than a live deck. There is no relation or weighted to be more likely to match the cards on the table or in players hands. We pride ourselves on the fact you are playing true poker. We often see in chat players mentioning it's like playing for real and none of those fake games.
You can be sure that the good and the bad beats will come at the same rate as if you were playing a live game. The bad beats are the only ones we remember though, right? Click back to the top of FAQ.
How do I collect my prizes?
For the complete regulations, please see section 7 of Terms and Conditions.
In summary, you earn as you win tournaments. To turn your winnings into tangible prizes, you first verify your identity, residency and age by submitting the appropriate documentation via email or USPS. Upon verification, you can choose to utilize your winnings to pay for VIP, in the Store or request a bank check payment. Checks are paid out minimally at the end of each month. A minimum of $20 is needed to request paymnet. We do encourage you to read the Terms and Conditions in its entirety, especially Section 7 in regards to capitalizing on your winnings. Click back to the top of FAQ.
What will happen if online poker becomes legal in the United States?
If online poker becomes legal in the United States, VDOG will be able to incorporate that style of play quickly into the software. Click back to the top of FAQ.
I forgot my password, how do I recover it?
♠ VDOG client password, open the client and press the lost password button to receive a recovery email.
Who do I contact to help me resolve an issue?
What is the Arena?
The Arena is an exclusive area where one can play live-action poker. To enter Arena games, players use Arena Tournament Chips (ATC's or TC's) which are awarded during scheduled monthly tournaments. Those tournament chips can be used in the Arena anytime of day or night to play ring games (e.g. 1-2 No Limit Holdem) and Sit-n-Goes. No need to wait for the next scheduled tournament! More information can be found on the Arena Introduction page. Click back to the top of FAQ.
Can I deposit money into my account or buy Arena Tournament Chips?
Not at this time. As with any subscription site, you are not allowed to add money to your account. There is no deposit needed to start playing and beyond if you pay membership fees, no money is required to play. Additionally, rules prohibit the creation of a second account. Click back to the top of FAQ.
If I bring players to the site is there anything in it for me?
How do I cancel my membership?
Why do I have a username and password for the chat and one for the client?
Chat is a separate web browser program. We recommend that you create the same username and password for both. It benefits you to minimally use the same username so that the people you meet on table chat recognize you in the chat room. Click back to the top of FAQ.
How are Tournament Points calculated and where can I view mine?
The formula for calculating the tournament points your receive each tournament is as follows:
Tournament Points Awarded = Total Players In Tournament - Players Still In Tournament After Eliminated
So, if 100 players registered in the tournament and you go out in 3rd place you get 100 - 2 = 98 points.
You can view your Tournament Point balance in the Cashier Window of the Poker Game Client. See if you are atop of the leader board. Click back to the top of FAQ.
I noticed the software did something it shouldn't, how can I let you know?