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?
 

... collect pledges (arrange settlement)?

Inform your players of your settlement plan. The Host arranges for collecting pledges ("settlement") as part of the pot's Terms. Because the Host decides the value of points (if any) FootballPot.com does not manage pledge collection.
 
Some good settlement options:
  • Players submit pledges to Host. - Each player agrees to submit pledge(s) before numbers are drawn for the event. When all squares are claimed, the Host closes the pot and awaits settlement before drawing numbers.
     
    The Host keeps tabs on who contributes what and makes sure settlement is complete in time to draw numbers before the event.
     
    TIP: Giving players a specifc deadline (date and time) helps keep settlement on schedule.

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  • Players award winner(s) directly. - Players agree to submit pledges directly to the winner(s) after the event. Winner(s) keep tabs on who contributes what. This works well among players with close relationships who tend to award the winner promptly.

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  • Pre-settlement - Settle before opening the pot. Players submit pledges before they choose their squares. You can control the number of squares each player claims with the clear squares function.

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  • Hold an event watching party. - If all or most players watch the event together, they can submit settlement to the host of the party in advance or settle at the party.
     

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