$60,000 Xpressbet Beat the Host Tournament
- Beat the Host is a weekly online handicapping competition for Xpressbet account holders. Qualifying Rounds begin Saturday, January 2, 2021 and are offered each Saturday in January and February. There are four ways to win:
- Top cumulative seasonal earners will win one of 5 Top Prizes:
Beat the Host at least once to qualify for the $15,000 Beat the Host Championship Round which will award 7 lucrative tournament seats:
- Two (2) Seats in the 2022 Pegasus World Cup Championship Betting Challenge ($6,000 value each).
- Three (3) Seats in the March 6, 2021 Ultimate Betting Challenge ($3,000 value each).
Top performers each week win a share of $2,000 in cash prizes ($4,000 prize money for Jan 23).
Top the host’s earnings in all 9 weeks to win or share in a $6,000 bonus.
- One (1) Seat to the 2022 Pegasus World Cup Championship Betting Challenge ($6,000 value each).
- Six (6) $1,500 Xpressbet Tournament Credits that can be used for entry to either the Xpressbet Florida Derby Challenge (March 27, 2021) or Xpressbet Santa Anita Derby Challenge (April 3, 2021).
- Beat the Host takes place every Saturday in January (January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) and February (February 6, 13, 20, 27).
- The Beat the Host Championship Round takes place Saturday, March 13, 2021.
- Host Schedule:
- Jan. 2 // Jeremy Plonk // Blogger & Handicapper Xpressbet.com
- Jan. 9 // Millie Ball // Reporter & Handicapper, XBTV.com
- Jan. 16 // Jon White // Morning Line Maker, Santa Anita Park
- Jan. 23 // Jeff Siegel // Handicapper & Analyst, Xpressbet.com
- Jan. 30 // 1/ST BET AI Picks // Artifical Intelligence, powered by Betmix
- Feb. 6 // Ron Nicoletti // Handicapper & Analyst GulfstreamPark.com
- Feb. 13 // Tom Quigley // Simulcast Host & VIP Concierge, Santa Anita
- Feb. 20 // Acacia Courtney // Handicapper & Analyst GulfstreamPark.com
- Feb. 27 // Eddie Olczyk // Reporter & Handicapper, NBC
- Registration is FREE and begins Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
- Register once to play all nine weeks, or join at any time before the Championship Round.
- One (1) free registration per account holder only.
- 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 contest races ($50 total wagered) each Saturday during the promo period.
- Competition races will be announced each Friday by 5:00PM ET.
- NEW FOR 2021: 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 13, 2021.
- Beat the Host Qualifying Rounds are held every Saturday in January and February.
- Beat the Host Championship Round is held on March 13, 2021.
- 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 ‘live’ 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 $15,000 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
- $6,000 Sweep the Host Bonus is awarded to any single player who exceeds the host’s cumulative mutuel total in all nine weeks of the Qualifying Round.
- If more than one person Sweeps the Host, the $6,000 is divided evenly between tied players.
- If no player Sweeps the Host, a $2,000 consolation prize will be awarded to the player that is the last to lose to the Host in weekly competition. The $2,000 consolation prize is divided evenly between tied players.
Cumulative Seasonal Prizes
- Players who cumulatively earn the most money throughout the entire 9-week Beat the Host competition will be rewarded accordingly:
- 1st - One Seat in the 2022 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship--$6,000 Value.
- 2nd - One Seat in the 2022 Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship--$6,000 Value.
- 3rd - One Seat in the Ultimate Betting Challenge Saturday, March 6, 2021--$3,000 Value.
- 4th - One Seat in the Ultimate Betting Challenge Saturday, March 6, 2021--$3,000 Value.
- 5th - One Seat in the Ultimate Betting Challenge Saturday, March 6, 2021--$3,000 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.