1. How do I subscribe?

2. Is it legal to play online poker?

3. What can I win?

4. How do I know that VDOGpoker is fair?

5. Are the cards random?

6. How do I collect my prizes?

7. What will happen if online poker becomes legal in the United States?

8. I forgot my password, how do I recover it?

9. Who do I contact to help me resolve an issue?

10. What is the Arena? 

11. Can I deposit money into my account or buy arena chips?

12. If I bring players to the site is there anything in it for me?

13. How do I cancel my membership?

14. Why do I have a username and password for the website and one for the client?

15. How are Tournament Points calculated and where can I view mine?

 

FAQ Answered:

How do I subscribe?

Go to PLAY NOW and follow the 4 steps listed there to download the client and create your accounts (your poker login and your social web profile). 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?

In most tournaments, you can win Cashier Chips and Arena Tournament Chips.  Cashier Chips can be converted into cash, applied to membership fees, or used in the VDOG store on a variety of awesome merch.  Arena Tournament Chips grant you access into the VDOG Arena for exclusive events and larger prizes.  Click back to the top of FAQ.

How do I know that VDOGpoker is fair?

VDOG ShadesSMIn 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. Sometimes in the tournaments you will even see bounties on the VDOG affiliated players that will get transferred to your account if you are the player to knock us out of the tournament.Check out her 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 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.

♠ VDOGpoker.com password, follow this process to recover unsername and/or password for the website. Click back to the top of FAQ.

Who do I contact to help me resolve an issue?

Move your mouse down and to the right down there and you will find the blue help agent bar.  There will either be a VDOG affiliate to answer your questions live or you can leave a message.  Your second option is that you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Click back to the top of FAQ.

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 (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 paying membership fees, no money is required.  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?

We might have the most awesome buddy program out there!  So yes, there definitely is.  Here’s the gist of it: You tell your friend, associate, acquaintance, arch-enemy, whomever how awesome VDOGpoker is to play. When your friend registers, they give you credit by entering your poker client user name in the affiliate field.   The first 2 months that your affiliate is a VDOG VIP member, you will recieve $10 a month (thus up to $20 per affiliate) in membership fee credit.  Sign up 3 members every 2 months and your membership dues are taken care of for the year!     Click back to the top of FAQ.

How do I cancel my membership?

We’re sorry to see you go.  To help us improve, please let us know how your experience could have been better by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To cancel your next month’s membership, simply contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating you wish to no longer be a VDOG VIP.    Click back to the top of FAQ.

Why do I have a username and password for the website and one for the client?

They are 2 separate accounts because people can partake in our chat and forums and other social components without becoming a member that plays on the client.  We highly recommend creating the same username and password for your VDOGpoker.com and your VDOGpoker client.  It benefits you to minimally use the same username so that the people you meet playing the tournaments know who you are on VDOGpoker.com social forums.  We expect that VDOG Social, Forums and Chat  to grow in popularity in the long term and some almost immediately.

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 When Eliminated + 1

So, if 100 players registered in the tournament and you go out in 3rd place you get 100 - 2 + 1 = 99 points.

In a future release you will be able to view your earned Tournament Points in the Cashier Window of the Poker Game Client.  Currently you can only view them if you are on the leader board.