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$50,000 Beat the Host Handicapping Tournament

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$50,000 Xpressbet Beat the Host Tournament

$50,000 Xpressbet Beat the Host Tournament

Xpressbet’s Beat the Host handicapping tournament is a weekly competition between customers and handicapping experts in which a total of $50,000 cash is up for grabs. Beat the experts each Saturday in January and February to win $2,000 in weekly prizes and to qualify for the $10,000 Beat the Host Championship Round on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Tournament Date:

  • Beat the Host takes place every Saturday in January (January 4, 11, 18, 25) and February (February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29).
  • The Beat the Host Championship Round takes place Saturday, March 7, 2020.

Registration:

Registration is FREE and begins Friday, December 27, 2019. Register just once to play all nine Saturdays.

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Weekly Prizes

  • Weekly Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers based on total mutuel payoffs:
    • 1st - $1,000
    • 2nd - $750
    • 3rd - $250
    • Any player that Beats the Host once automatically qualifies for the $10,000 Beat the Host Championship Round.
  • Players can win multiple weekly prizes.
  • Ties
    • All ties between player and Host go to the Host. You must ‘Beat the Host’ to qualify for the Championship Round.
    • For ties between players, the cash prize for the tied position will be combined with that of the next position and the total will be evenly divided among all tied players.

Sweep the Host Bonus

  • $3,000 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 no player Sweeps the Host, the prize will be awarded to the player who is the last to lose to the Host in weekly competition.
  • If more than one person either Sweeps the Host, or if no one sweeps, the $3K is divided evenly.

Seasonal Prizes

  • Seasonal prizes are awarded to the top 10 finishers who cumulatively earn the most money throughout the nine-week tournament based on total mutuel payoffs:
    • 1st - $5,000
    • 2nd - $2,500
    • 3rd - $1,500
    • 4th - $1,000
    • 5th - 10th - $500
  • Ties
    • For ties between players, the cash prize for the tied position will be combined with that of the next position and the total will be evenly divided among all tied players.

Beat the Host Championship Round Prizes

  • Cash prizes are awarded to top four finishers based on total mutuel payoffs:
    • 1st - $5,000
    • 2nd - $2,500
    • 3rd - $1,500
    • 4th - $1,000

Tournament Format

  • Registration is free, but you must register to play. Register once to play all nine weeks, or join at any time before the Championship Round. Registration opens in December.
  • Place a ‘live’ $5 Win wager on one horse in each of the ten races ($50 total wagered) each Saturday of the tournament period.
  • Players are not required to bet all ten competition races.
  • Your goal is to exceed the host’s cumulative mutuel total.
  • Qualifying Rounds are every Saturday in January and February.
  • Competition races and host picks are posted each Friday by 5:00PM ET.
  • Championship Round is held on March 7, 2020.
  • Contest wagers must be submitted via the Contest Wager Pad or the Mobile Contest Wager Pad only. No phone wagers.

2020 Host Schedule

  • January 4 - Jeremy Plonk
  • January 11 - Millie Ball
  • January 18 - Jon White
  • January 25 - Jeff Siegel
  • February 1 - Steve Byk
  • February 8 - Ron Nicoletti
  • February 15 - Tom Quigley
  • February 22 - Acacia Courtney
  • February 29 - Eddie Olczyk

Things You Should Know:

  • Beat the Host competition is open only to Xpressbet account holders in good standing.
  • One (1) free registration per account holder only.
  • Each player may win more than one weekly cash prize, but can only qualify once for the Championship Round.
  • The Sweep the Host Bonus is awarded to any player who Beats the Host in all nine Qualifying weeks.
  • Player wagering accounts will be credited for all winning wagers and debited for all losing wagers.
  • Mutuel payoffs are capped at 20-1 ($105) for contest scoring purposes.
  • Scratched horses count 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.


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