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$100,000 Showdown Tournament

$50,000 Xpressbet LIVE Tournament

Xpressbet Showdown takes place every April. It is Xpressbet’s biggest live-money handicapping tournament, with $100K in prizes on the line. Outplay your competitors in all 20 mandatory races over two days to win. The Top 10 earn cash prizes and all players are eligible for up to $50,000 in Sweep Bonuses!

Prizes

Weekly prizes awarded to top three finishers based on total mutuel payoffs:

  • 1st - $20,000
  • 2nd - $10,000
  • 3rd - $5,000
  • 4th - $3,000
  • 5th through 10th - $2,000 each
  • Sweep the Card Bonus - Any player who correctly selects the winners in all 10 mandatory races on either tournament day will win a $10,000 cash bonus.
  • Sweep the Meet Bonus - Any player who correctly selects the winners in all 10 mandatory races on both tournament days will win an additional $30,000 cash bonus ($50,000 total).

How To Play

  • You must register to play. There is a $300 registration fee.
    • Qualified Players: The top 30 qualified players from Xpressbet’s Beat the Host Championship Round and the top 30 qualifiers from Xpressbet LIVE will automatically be registered for Showdown with no fee. Players may qualify for up to two complimentary entries.
    • Non-Qualified Players: Non-qualified players must register with a $300 registration fee per-entry — deducted from the player’s wagering account. The registration fee is non-refundable.
    • Each Xpressbet account holder may register for up to two entries ($600 total).
  • The maximum number of entries, in any combination (tournament qualifications and paid registrations), per player, is two.
  • Showdown registration is open to Xpressbet account holders in good standing.
  • Players must make all 10 mandatory wagers each day to win any prize (20 wagers total).
  • Mandatory races will be posted by 5:00PM ET the day before the tournament for Saturday’s races and no later than 5:00PM ET on Saturday for Sunday’s races.
  • Player results are ranked according to total mutuel payoffs, and prizes are awarded to the highest ranked players.
  • Ties:
    • In the event of a tie for any cash prize, the prize for the tied position and the prize for the next position(s) will be split evenly among the tied players.
  • All decisions are final.


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Xpressbet Showdown Handicapping Tournament 2017 Official Rules

The Tournament

The Xpressbet Showdown Online Handicapping Tournament (“Showdown” or “Tournament”) is a two (2) day competition in which registered players attempt to earn the highest cumulative earnings based on single, $20 'live' Win wagers in each of twenty (20) mandatory races - ten (10) on Saturday, April 8 and ten (10) on Sunday, April 9 ($400 total wagers).

How To Enter

Qualifiers:
Sixty entries will automatically be registered for Showdown with no fee: the top 30 qualifiers from Xpressbet’s Beat the Host Championship Round and the top 30 qualifiers from the Xpressbet LIVE Tournament.

Non-Qualifiers:
Non-qualified players must register for the competition online following the instructions at www.xpressbet.com. There is a $300 registration fee per-entry, which will be deducted from the player’s wagering account. The registration fee is non-refundable.

Registration opens Friday, March 22, 2017.

Each account holder may register for a maximum of two entries at $300 each ($600 total) with one account per person permitted.

Showdown is open only to new and existing Xpressbet account holders in good standing.

Register Early. Xpressbet, LLC (“Xpressbet”) is not responsible for incomplete registration.

How To Play

Registered entrants place single, online, ‘live’ $20 win wager on one (1) horse in each of twenty (20) mandatory races, ten (10) on Saturday April 8, 2017 and ten (10) on Sunday April 9, 2017 ($400 total wagers).

Track and race information for the mandatory races will be available at www.xpressbet.com for Saturday races on Friday, April 7, 2016 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time and for Sunday races on Saturday, April 8, 2016 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Entrants must use their online Xpressbet wagering account to place wagers in order for the wagers to be eligible for the Tournament.

Wagers must be submitted online via Contest Wagerpad (click the link located on the regular Wagerpad) or via the Xpressbet Mobile Contest Wagerpad. Wagers submitted in any other manner will not count in the competition. Wagers placed by telephone do not qualify.

CANCELLATION OF ANY TOURNAMENT WAGERS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE TOURNAMENT.

In the event one of your selections is scratched, wait until the scratch is listed on the Contest Wagerpad and then wager on another horse in that race. DO NOT CANCEL TOURNAMENT WAGERS. THIS ACTION WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

Wagers on scratched horses earn zero in the competition. If a player notices that his horse is scratched in a particular race, he may submit a single $20 ‘live’ Win wager on another horse in that race via the Contest Wagerpad or Xpressbet Mobile Contest Wagerpad before wagering for that particular race closes. Wagers must be submitted via either Contest Wagerpad.
Please Note: The scratch of the original runner must appear on the Xpressbet Contest Wagerpad before a wager on another horse in the race will be accepted. Do Not Cancel Any Wagers.

How To Win

The winner of the Tournament will be selected from wagers placed by eligible registrants received during the Tournament period. Winner(s) will be determined solely based upon the total winnings of the 20 eligible wagers and tie-breaking procedures described below. Winner (s) will be determined by Xpressbet Management, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects.

Odds of winning are determined by number of eligible entries received for the Tournament.

Ties: in the event of a tie for any prize the prize for the tied position and the next position will be combined and the total will be divided evenly among all tied players.

All Decisions are final.

Winners will be notified via one of the following: email, US postal mail or telephone.

Prizes will be posted at www.xpressbet.com by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Prizes

1st: $20,000
2nd: $10,000
3rd: $5,000
4th: $3,000
5th – 10th: $2,000 each

SWEEP THE CARD BONUS

An Additional $30,000 will be awarded to any player who can Sweep both Saturday and Sunday cards. If two or more players qualify for any Sweep the Card Bonus, the prize(s) will be divided evenly between tied players.

Prizes will be in the form of wagering credits deposited to the winners’ Xpressbet wagering accounts. Wagering credits may only be withdrawn from an account in accordance with Xpressbet’s policies.

Things You Should Know

Player wagering accounts will be credited with winnings for all competition wagers and debited for all losing wagers.

Only online wagers on mandatory tracks and races which are submitted via the Contest Wagerpad or Xpressbet Mobile Contest Wagerpad are eligible for competition. Wagers submitted by any other method are not eligible for competition.

For Tournament scoring purposes, mutuel payoffs on winning selections will be capped at 20-1 ($420).

Entries must be made in accordance with these Official Rules; any other attempted form of entry will NOT be accepted.

Results for the competition will be posted on the Xpressbet web site, and winners will be notified by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Prizes will be awarded as soon as winner qualification is verified.

Prizes may not be substituted, transferred or assigned by participants.

Liability for any and all federal, state and local taxes rests solely with the prize winner.

For names of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by April 24, 2017 to: Xpressbet, LLC, 200 Racetrack Road, Building 26, Washington, PA 15301.

To Establish an Xpressbet Account

Xpressbet applications are accepted online at www.xpressbet.com; by calling toll-free 866.889.7737; or in-person at an Xpressbet center at any one of the following race tracks: Golden Gate Fields (Albany, CA), Hawthorne Race Course (Cicero, IL), Laurel Park (Baltimore, MD), Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore, MD), Portland Meadows (Portland, OR), Santa Anita Park (Arcadia, CA), Suffolk Downs (East Boston, MA), The Meadows (Meadowlands, PA) and Thistledown (Cleveland, OH). Follow all instructions, first providing your name, complete residential address (including zip code), telephone number, date of birth, social security number, drivers license number and state, email address and mailing address (if different from residential address). You will also be asked if you wish to receive email updates about Xpressbet, LLC.; you may complete and submit the application (and register for the Tournament) without consenting to receive such email updates. If submitting application online, indicate your preference by either retaining or removing the checkmark from the designated box. Then, select a username and password, security question and answer, and PIN and account password for your Xpressbet account. Upon completion of these steps, and valid identity check, you will be assigned a unique Xpressbet account number. As part of the application procedure, you may then also activate your Xpressbet account for wagering by depositing funds into the account. The Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use may be found at www.xpressbet.com by clicking on the appropriate links on the home page and certain other pages of the web site.

Once the application procedure has been completed and your Xpressbet account has been established, you may register for the Tournament by following instructions located on the home page of the Xpressbet web site located at www.xpressbet.com.

Taxes

Liability for any and all federal, state and local taxes rests solely with the prize winner.

General Conditions

Xpressbet Showdown Handicapping Tournament ("Tournament") is offered only in the United States (where legal) and is open only to legal U.S. residents (of such jurisdictions where Tournament is lawfully offered), 18 years or older as of April 8, 2018 (21 in Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Iowa, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Washington). Employees, officers and directors (and their immediate families [parents, children, spouses and siblings] regardless of where they live and members of their same households [whether related or not]) of Xpressbet, LLC., its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies; and entities engaged in the development, distribution, implementation or administration of the Tournament are not eligible to enter. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

YOU MUST HAVE AN OPEN, VALID XPRESSBET OR DRF BETS ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT AND TO RECEIVE WAGERING CREDIT PRIZES. PERSONS WITH ACCOUNTS THAT ARE CLOSED (UPON THEIR OWN REQUEST) OR WITH ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE BEEN LOCKED (BECAUSE ACCOUNT IS NOT IN GOOD STANDING) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT OR RECEIVE WAGERING CREDIT PRIZES, UNLESS THEY RE-OPEN ACCOUNT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

YOU MUST HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS IN YOUR WAGERING ACCOUNT TO MAKE THE WAGERS REQUIRED BY THE TOURNAMENT. FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO FUND YOUR ACCOUNT, PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS POSTED ON THE XPRESSBET WEBSITE. OPERATORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIFFICULTIES THAT MAY ARISE IN FUNDING YOUR ACCOUNT OR HAVING THESE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR WAGERING DURING THE TOURNAMENT.

These are the official rules. This Tournament is subject to all applicable Federal and State laws and the rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with them.

In order to be eligible to receive prizes, the prize winner is obligated, and by entering agrees, to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, General Release of Liability, Indemnity and Publicity Consent (where legal), which is to be returned to Xpressbet within the indicated time period. Non-compliance with this requirement or return of prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, with an alternate winner being selected from all remaining eligible entries received for that drawing.

By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to the use of his or her name, voice, photo, biographical information and/or likeness for promotional/advertising/trade purposes by Xpressbet, LLC and will be required to participate in such publicity communications as Xpressbet, LLC requests without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Indemnification

By registering for the Tournament, each entrant (i) agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Xpressbet and the judges, which are final and binding in all respects; and (ii) releases and holds harmless Xpressbet, LLC, its parent company, affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or participation in this Tournament.

Limitations of Liability

Xpressbet, LLC assumes no liability for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Tournament including, without limitation, errors in the printing of the offer and official rules, selection, notification and announcement of the winners, or distribution of the prizes.

Xpressbet, LLC., its parent company, affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall assume no liability of any kind whatsoever in any cases in which their inability to act results from an event or situation beyond their control, including, but not limited to Acts of God, civil or military authority, acts of public enemy, war, riot, civil disturbance, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, strike, third party non-performance lockout, labor disturbance, or any other cause beyond the control of a party. In such event, Xpressbet, LLC reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Tournament and award the prizes, as set forth in Modification/Suspension/Termination below. No responsibility is assumed by Xpressbet, LLC for late, lost, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible registration submissions/phone calls/wagers, postage due mail, disconnected, inaudible, interrupted phone calls, any computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability or garbled or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/web site/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion or unauthorized human intervention. Xpressbet, LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Tournament or web site; to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions of Use of the web site, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Xpressbet, LLC. is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Tournament and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the web site.

Modification/Suspension/Termination

If, for any reason, the online and/or telephone component of the Tournament is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which Xpressbet, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the online and/or telephone components of the Tournament, Xpressbet reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend the online and/or telephone components of the Tournament and select the winners for all affected drawing(s) from all eligible deposit entries received by means other than via corrupted component(s) of the Tournament, all eligible wagers entries received via corrupted components of the Tournament prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Xpressbet and/or call-in entries received for such affected drawing(s) prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Xpressbet or by some other means determined by Xpressbet in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. In such event, notice will be posted at www.xpressbet.com.

SPONSORED BY: Xpressbet, LLC., 200 Racetrack Road, Building 26, Washington, PA 15301.

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