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How It Works
Welcome to BubbleProtection.com home of the “new” bubble. Now the bubble is 5% of the total entrants in a tournament and BubbleProtection.com helps protect your tournament fee and poker site rake. Saving your bankroll lets you play more of your favorite tournaments!
Please familiarize yourself with the BubbleProtection.com website and review our current offerings of tournament coverage. New daily tournaments and new poker sites are being added to our protection coverage, so if you see that your favorite site or tournament isn’t covered please contact us and we will make our best effort to add them.
There is no protection coverage currently being offered to U.S. players due to the UIGEA restrictions. As soon as conditions allow for online play in the U.S. BubbleProtection.com will offer bubble protection to U.S. based players.
Here’s How It Works
The "bubble" is the last finishing position in a poker tournament before entering the tournament payout structure "in the money". Typically the "bubble" refers to a single or small number of positions outside the last finishing position. BubbleProtection.com covers a "new bubble" that is calculated at 5% of the total number of tournament entrants. By way of example, if one thousand players enter an online tournament, the "new bubble" covered by the Bubble Protection policy would be 50 positions (5% of total entrants) outside of the tournament payout structure.
At the BubbleProtection.com website a player simply types in his online player name (or names), and selects a tournament or tournaments from our insured daily tournament schedule. An automatic premium calculation will appear and ask the player if he wishes to purchase the protection. The player is asked to select payment type, register player information, agree to terms and conditions and the one time/one tournament policy is issued. Players have up to ten minutes after a tournament starts to purchase Bubble Protection.
BubbleProtection.com technology tracks all the insured players (policyholders) in the tournament and automatically verifies the players finishing position (according to the poker site standings) in real time. If the player finishes outside "the new bubble" or within the tournament payout structure at the end of the tournament the policy is then void and terminated. If, however, the player falls within "the new bubble" the player's account at BubbleProtection.com will be automatically credited the total of the tournament fee and the poker site rake fee. Accounts are credited within 30 minutes after the completion of a tournament.
It is the player's option to keep the credit balance on his BubbleProtection.com account or have the account balance or any amount in it returned to the player. Players can access their account and have any amount returned simply by requesting a check or a transfer through their Moneybookers account. All requests for payment will be processed and funds forwarded via the payment process of the player’s choice by 5:00 pm PST the next business day.
Just Follow These Simple Steps
Create Your BubbleProtection.com Account and Name
Go to the Create New Account icon on the home page and create your Bubble Protection.com account name, password and complete the necessary information. In order to accommodate multiple members of a household that play online poker, you are allowed to register up to three screen names per poker site. Any of the screen names you list will be available to purchase Bubble Protection. We will not share any of your information with anyone and specifically not with any online poker site that you play on. All your information is secure and is not sold or used by any third party.
Please note that Bubble Protection is limited to the player that is participating in the event. Any purchase of protection for a third party is in violation of our Terms and Conditions. Any purchase of protection for anyone other than the participant will result in account termination.
Choose The Tournaments You Want Protected
Choose the tournament or tournaments you wish to have protected. Every tournament covered shows the cost of bubble protection. Simply click on the “cart” button. You can purchase as many tournaments as you like on a daily basis. If you chose you can select tournament protection up to 24 hours in advance and as late as 10 minutes after an event is started.
Once you finalize your selections you will automatically go to the Cashier section for payment.
Purchase Bubble Protection
If this is the first time you are using BubbleProtection.com, choose the payment provider you wish to use. Fill in the necessary information for the payment provider. You can choose to leave any amount in your BubbleProtection.com account. Once you have established your BubbleProtection.com account you will not need to complete any payment provider information in the future.
Once you have made your purchases you will see them in your “cart”. Simply confirm your purchase by agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
Play Your Tournament
While you are playing your tournament our patented BubbleProtection.com technology tracks all the insured players (policyholders) in the tournament and automatically verifies the players finishing position (according to the poker site standings) in real time. If the player finishes outside "the new bubble" or within the tournament payout structure at the end of the tournament the policy is then void and terminated. If, however, the player falls within "the new bubble" the player's account at BubbleProtection.com will be automatically credited the total of the tournament fee and the poker site rake fee. The player does not need to make a claim. Accounts are credited within 30 minutes after the completion of a tournament.
Finish Your Tournament
You do not have to make a claim! Everything is done for you automatically at the end of the tournament. If you finish within “the new bubble” your account at BubbleProtection.com will be automatically credited the total of the tournament fee and the poker site rake fee. Your tournament entry fee and site fee have been protected by BubbleProtection.com.
It is always your option to keep the credit balance on account or have the account balance or any amount in it returned to you at any time.