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?
 

... create a players list?

A Host must have at least one list of email addresses. Only players on an "INVITED" email list can join a pot. This is how Hosts control who can play on their pots.
 
When a player tries to join a pot, the system checks to see if that player's email address is on an INVITED list of players. If yes, the player can join; if not, they can't.
 
To create a players list:
  1. Click Players Lists - Click the "Player's Lists" button in the user's group of buttons near the top of the left panel.
     

     
    The system displays the "Player's Email Lists" page.
     

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  3. Click "create email list" - Click the "create email list" button. The system displays the "Create Email List" page.
     

     
    Quick Help for the Create Email List page appears in the right panel.
     
    Click any field name under Quick Help for assistance with that field.
      

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  5. Name the list. - Use the "Name of the List" field to identify this list. Consider using a name that describes the players on this list, like "Office," "Family," "10 pt. squares," etc.

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  7. Enter email addresses. - Enter each email individually into the numbered single email fields, or paste a group of addresses into the "Bulk Email Entry" field.

  8.  
    • Email - Single email addresses

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    • Bulk Email Entry - A group of email addresses separated by spaces, commas, or semicolons.
     
  9. Click "Save" - Click the Save button at the bottom of the page to complete your list.
     
    NOTE: Each list can hold only 200 addresses. Each Host can have only 20 lists. If you need more capacity than 4,000 addresses, contact us: admin@footballpot.com