XPRESSBET BEAT THE HOST TOURNAMENT
- Top three (3) performers each week win a share of $2,000 in cash prizes.
Top five (5) cumulative season-long earners will earn a seat to either:
- 1st: $1,000
- 2nd Prize: $750
- 3rd Prize: $250
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 2024 Pegasus World Cup Championship Betting Challenge ($6,000 value each)
- The 2023 1/ST Ultimate Betting Challenge ($3,500 value each)
Top the host’s earnings in all 8 weeks to win or share in a $6,500 Sweep the Host bonus.
- 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).
- 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 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.
- 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.