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Festival Game Rules

Cheltenham Open Festival Game Rules Nov 14th to Nov 16th

 

There are specific Festival Games for several of the big racing Festivals during the year.

  •  Members can start placing selections in the 2014 Cheltenham Open Festival Tipping Game from 1pm on Thursday 13th Nov.
  • For the Cheltenham Open Festival Game there will be a Daily Festival Game for each of the 3 days of the Festival

  • There will also be an Overall Festival Game encompassing all 3 days of Cheltenham Open. The Overall Festival Game scores will be made up of scores from each Daily Festival Game.

  • There will be prizes for the top 10 finishers in the Overall Festival Game at the end of the Festival and also prizes for the winner in each Daily Festival Game on each day of the Festival.

  • All registered users can play the Festival Game by clicking on the Cheltenham Open racecards and selecting "Festival Game" as the "Game Type" from 1pm on Thursday 13th Nov.

  • All users are issued with 100 virtual credits to bet with in each Daily Festival Game on each day of the Festival. To be in with a chance of winning a prize in a Daily Festival Game users must place at least 5 tips on any one day & cannot place more than three "20pt win" bets on horses with an SP of 16/1 or bigger.

  • To be in with a chance of winning a prize in the Overall Festival Game users must place at least an average of 4 tips per day over the whole Festival e.g.a minimum of 12 tips over a 5-day Festival, players do not however have to place a bet every day but if the requisite amount of tips are not placed over the entire Festival then said players will not be eligible for a prize.

  • If one or more of the days of the Festival is abandoned, then to be in with a chance of winning a prize in the Overall Festival Game users must place at least an average of 4 tips per day over the number of days of the Festival that do take place.

    Tips placed on any race that is rescheduled to a different date will be refunded as non-runners and will not stand for the rearranged race.

    Players can place a maximum of 10 bets each day, maximum stake on any one selection is 20 points, with 5 points being the smallest amount they can stake.

    Only one bet can be placed on on each horse on any one day in the Festival Game and players are limited to placing 20pts per race in the Festival Game.

  • The Maximum profit that can be made off any one virtual bet is 500pts

  • All each ways bets will be settled at 1/4 odds for a place with the exception of non-handicaps with 8 or more runners which will be settled at 1/5 odds. 
  • Races close 5 minutes before official starting time.

  • Competitors who select the winner will have their stake multiplied by the horse's starting price and added to their total score.

  • Competitors who select a loser will have their stake subtracted from their total score

  • Competitors who select a non-runner will have their stake returned to them after the race.

  • Scores will be updated throughout the day.

  • All results settled on Rules of Racing

  • In the event of any dispute Sporting Life's decision is final

  • In the event of a tie the winner is deemed to be the player that has picked the most winners. In the event of a tie at that stage we will divide the prize between the joint winners.

Best of luck,

Sporting Life Tipping Game Team

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