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XPRESSBET BEAT THE HOST TOURNAMENT

    FOUR WAYS TO WIN

    1. Top three (3) performers each week win a share of $2,000 in cash prizes.
      • 1st: $1,000
      • 2nd Prize: $750
      • 3rd Prize: $250
    2. Top five (5) cumulative season-long earners will earn a seat to either:
      • The 2024 Pegasus World Cup Championship Betting Challenge ($6,000 value each)
      • The 2023 1/ST Ultimate Betting Challenge ($3,500 value each)
    3. Beat the Host at least once to qualify for the Beat the Host Championship Round which will award the top seven (7) finishers prizes including:
      • The top finisher receives a 2024 Pegasus World Cup Championship Betting Challenge seat ($6,000 value).
      • Top six (6) finishers receive a $1,500 Xpressbet Tournament Credit that can be used for entry to either the Xpressbet Florida Derby Challenge (April 1, 2023) or Xpressbet Santa Anita Derby Challenge (April 8, 2023).
    4. Top the host’s earnings in all 8 weeks to win or share in a $6,500 Sweep the Host bonus.

    TOURNAMENT DATES

    • Beat the Host takes place every Saturday in January and February.
    • Tournament & Host Schedule:
      • Saturday, January 7, 2023 - Jeremy Plonk (1/ST)
      • Saturday, January 14, 2023 - Millie Ball (Santa Anita & XBTV)
      • Saturday, January 21, 2023 - Brian Nadeau (Gulfstream Park)
      • Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Jeff Siegel (1/ST & XBTV)
      • Saturday, February 4, 2023 - Tom Quigley (Santa Anita)
      • Saturday, February 11, 2023 - Ron Nicoletti (Gulfstream Park)
      • Saturday, February 18, 2023 - Michelle Yu (Santa Anita & XBTV)
      • Saturday, February 25, 2023 - Eddie Olczyk (1/ST)
    • The Beat the Host Championship Round takes place Saturday, March 11, 2023.

    REGISTRATION

    • Registration is FREE and begins Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
    • One (1) free registration per account holder only.
    • Register once to play all eight weeks, or join at any time before the Championship Round.
    • Beat the Host at least once to qualify for the Beat the Host Championship Round
    • Beat the Host competition is open only to Xpressbet account holders in good standing.

    HOW TO PLAY

    • Place a ‘live’ $5 Win bet on one horse in each of ten (10) contest races ($50 total wagered) each Saturday during the promo period.
    • Competition races will be announced each Friday by 5:00PM ET.
    • BACK FOR 2023: The Host’s pick for each race will not be revealed until the race begins.
    • Your goal is to exceed the Host’s total mutuel payouts for his/her $5 Win bets. Beat the Host at least once to qualify for the Beat the Host Championship Round on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
      • Beat the Host Qualifying Rounds begin Saturday, January 7, 2023 and are held every subsequent Saturday in January and February.
      • Beat the Host Championship Round is held on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
    • Contest wagers must be submitted via the Contest Wager Pad or the Mobile Contest Wager Pad only. No phone wagers.
    • Player wagering accounts will be credited with winnings for all competition wagers and debited for all losing wagers.
    • Mutuel payoffs are capped at 20-1 ($105) for contest scoring purposes.
    • Scratched horses count as zero in the competition. If a player has submitted a Contest Wager on a scratched horse, he or she may submit a second single $5 Win wager on another horse in the race after the scratch has been processed by the tote.

    WEEKLY PRIZES

    • Players can win multiple weekly prizes.
    • Any player that Beats the Host once automatically qualifies for the Beat the Host Championship Round
    • Weekly Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers based on total mutuel payoffs:
      • 1st - $1,000
      • 2nd - $750
      • 3rd - $250

    SWEEP THE HOST BONUS

    • $6,500 Sweep the Host Bonus is awarded to any single player who exceeds the host’s cumulative mutuel total in all eight weeks of the Qualifying Round.
    • If more than one person Sweeps the Host, the $6,500 is divided evenly between tied players.
    • If no player Sweeps the Host, a $4,000 consolation prize will be awarded to the player(s) that are the last to lose to the Host in weekly competition. The $4,000 consolation prize is divided evenly between tied players.

    CUMULATIVE SEASON PRIZES

    • Players who cumulatively earn the most money throughout the entire 8-week Beat the Host competition will be rewarded accordingly:
      • 1st - One Seat in the 2024 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship--$6,000 Value.
      • 2nd - One Seat in the 2024 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship--$6,000 Value.
      • 3rd - One Seat in the 2023 1/ST Ultimate Betting Challenge--$3,500 Value.
      • 4th - One Seat in the 2023 1/ST Ultimate Betting Challenge--$3,500 Value.
      • 5th - One Seat in the 2023 1/ST Ultimate Betting Challenge--$3,500 Value.

    TIES FOR PRIZES

    • All weekly competition ties between player and host go to the host.
    • Prize for tied position and prize for next lowest position will be combined and the total will be divided evenly among all tied players.

    TIES FOR SEATS

    • First Tie-breaker--The player with the single highest winning mutuel payoff of all tied players will be ranked above the others.
    • If a tie still remains, the player with the second-highest single mutuel payoff of all tied players will be ranked above the others.
    • This process will continue until the tie is broken.

    FINAL TIE BREAKER

    • If two (2) or more players remain tied after the first tie-breaker procedure has been exhausted, the final tie breaker will go to the player who chronologically is first to register for the Beat the Host tournament.

BEAT THE HOST CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

  • Players who exceed the host’s cumulative mutuel total in any weekly competition automatically qualify for the XB Beat the Host Championship Round. Players may qualify for a maximum of one (1) seat each in the Championship Round.


  • CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND PRIZES

    • Tournament Seats are awarded to the Top seven (7) finishers based on total mutuel payoffs:
      • 1st - One Seat in the 2024 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship--$6,000 value.
      • 2nd - Choice of one seat: Florida Derby (April 1, 2023) or Santa Anita Derby (April 8, 2023) tournament--$1,500 value.
      • 3rd - Choice of one seat: Florida Derby (April 1, 2023) or Santa Anita Derby (April 8, 2023) tournament--$1,500 value.
      • 4th - Choice of one seat: Florida Derby (April 1, 2023) or Santa Anita Derby (April 8, 2023) tournament--$1,500 value.
      • 5th - Choice of one seat: Florida Derby (April 1, 2023) or Santa Anita Derby (April 8, 2023) tournament--$1,500 value.
      • 6th - Choice of one seat: Florida Derby (April 1, 2023) or Santa Anita Derby (April 8, 2023) tournament--$1,500 value.
      • 7th - Choice of one seat: Florida Derby (April 1, 2023) or Santa Anita Derby (April 8, 2023) tournament--$1,500 value.

2023 RESULTS/LEADERBOARDS

2022 RESULTS

    2022 CUMULATIVE SEASONAL RESULTS

    PLACEPLAYERSCOREPRIZE
    1Mark Mcguire$682.50'23 PWCBC
    2Steve Burns$615.00'23 PWCBC
    3Jon Lapczenski$610.00'23 UBC
    4Bryan Ingram$609.50'23 UBC
    5Paul Jannis$605.50'23 UBC

    2022 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

    PLACEPLAYERSCOREPRIZE
    1Thomas Ryan$207.50'23 PWCBC
    2David Bernat$170.00SA DERBY
    3Peter Cole$168.00FL DERBY
    4Jonathan Zvara$159.50SA DERBY
    5William Epp$157.50FL DERBY
    6Thomas Dillon$156.50FL DERBY
    7James Kubiszewski$156.50FL DERBY