HOSTS
"How do I ... ?"

 
 
"How do I ..."
 
 ... create (Host) a Pot?
 ... choose a pot's Rules?
 ... choose a pot's Terms?
 ... set up Host's Share?
 ... limit player's squares?
 ... open a pot for play?
 ... create a players list?
 ... invite players?
 ... invite more players?
 ... clear player's squares?
 ... close a pot?
 ... reopen a pot?
 ... lock a Pot?
 ... collect pledges?
 ... unlock squares?
 ... post event results?
 ... notify winners?
 ... email players?
 ... distribute winnings?
 ... set up a basketball pot?
 ... set up a NASCAR pot?
 ... set up a market pot?
 ... set up a charity raffle?
 ... set up a baby pot?
 ... set up a bowling pot?
 

... choose Rules?

Nearly everything on the "Host a Pot" page can be considered the pot's "Rules," but some Hosts use the Comments field to explain the pot's Terms for players.
 
Your pot's Rules - and the text you enter in the Comments field - are included in the invitation email that is sent by the system.
 
Use Quick Help
 
Quick Help, on the right panel of the "Host a Pot" page provides detailed, field-by-field assistance with choosing your pot Rules.
 

 
NOTE: Both Rules and comments appear on the game board page.
 
Give your Rules plenty of thought.
 
There are lots of ways to make a pot work. The Rules you choose depends on the type of event in play - football or basketball game, race, or market - and how many players might share the winnings.
 
Some tips for setting Rules:
  1. Save your rules. Once you set them up, be sure to save your rules so you can quickly use them next time.

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  3. On a football pot, don't combine "Overtime" with a "Final only" win period. This would mean that no square with double numbers (like 7&7) could possibly win your pot. "Overtime" is better for "Quarters" or "Halves" win periods, giving everyone a fair chance to win.

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  5. On a race pot, be sure the race includes at least 10 racers.
    NOTE: a race with only 8 racers means the numbers 9 and 0 cannot win.

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  7. On a race pot or market pot, consider using "No Teams" to increase the possible number of winners since there are no quarter scores for races or markets. "Final only" is the only logical choice for a race and market pots, unless point values are nil or winnings cannot be shared by two winners.

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  9. On a basketball pot, don't use the Bad Tie Consolation rule; it's really only useful for football pots because of the way football scoring works.

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