RunYourPool Pick5 500 Contest
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PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
ELIGIBLE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (EXCLUDING WASHINGTON AND
NEVADA) AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO, AS OF THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE AT LEAST 21
LLC DOES NOT PROVIDE SERVICES RELATED TO GAMBLING. THE SITE AND THIS CONTEST
ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY.
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ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE.
The RunYourPool Pick5 500 Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to individuals who are at
least 21 years old at the time of entry and are legal residents of the 50
United States or the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited or restricted
by law. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win a Prize: Employees,
contractors, representatives, agents, directors, and officers of BetterPool,
LLC (“Sponsor”), MGM Resorts International, and SCA Promotions, Inc. (collectively,
“Prize Providers”), their respective parent, subsidiary, or affiliated
companies, marketing agencies, and any other parties involved in the
administration of the Contest (“Contest Parties”) and each of the
immediate family members of such excluded individuals (i.e., spouses,
parents, children, and siblings and the “steps” of each); professional football
players; team owners, management and personnel; sports agents; league personnel;
and sports betting operators.
participating in this Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by these official
rules (“Official Rules”) and by the decisions of the Sponsor in all
matters relating to the Contest.
Entrants must create an account at www.RunYourPool.com (“Site”).
Compliance with the entry
requirements will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries
that violate these entry requirements, as determined by Sponsor in its sole
discretion, will be disqualified from the Contest.
The Entrant must be the
rightful owner of the e-mail address entered into the Contest. In the event of
a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the
natural person in whose name the applicable e-mail account is registered. In
the event of a discrepancy between the identity of the authorized account
holder, the “winner,” and the Entrant, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole
discretion, to determine whether the entry is valid or to declare the entry
invalid and select an alternate winner. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to
share the same email address. Only one account may be created per person. Any
attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than one account by using
multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or
any other methods will void that Entrant's entries and that Entrant may be
disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and
will result in disqualification.
Contest commences on September 3, 2021 at 8:00:01 Central Time and ends on
February 13, 2022 at 11:59:59 Central Time (“Contest Period”). Sponsor’s
computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest.
will be eighteen (18) weekly contests (each a “Weekly Contest”) during
the regular professional football season (the “Regular Season”), and
thirteen (13) playoff games, including the championship game of the professional
football season (each a “Playoff Game”, and collectively, the “Playoffs”)
during the Contest Period.
3. How to Play
Sponsor will post the professional
football team matchups (“Games”) and their point spreads on the Site no
later than 12:00 pm Eastern Time each Tuesday during the Contest Period. Entrants
may pick the outcomes of up to five (5) Games per Weekly Contest. All picks for
each of the five (5) Games must be made no later than 12:00 pm Eastern Time on Sundays (“Pick Deadline”). Picks for earlier games must be made by the respective scheduled kickoff time. Once posted, point spreads will not be
changed. Picks cannot be changed after the Pick Deadline.
for a given week received after the Pick Deadline for that week are ineligible.
A limit of one (1) entry is allowed for each Entrant for each Game. If an entry
file contains more than one (1) entry for a single Entrant for a given Game,
only the Entrant’s last entry submitted will be deemed an eligible entry.
will receive one (1) point for each correct outcome picked, and .5 points for a
push. Entrants will be able to see their point tally in their accounts on the
Each week, any Entrant who scores five (5) points by correctly
picking all five (5) games, will be entered into a drawing, where a winner will
be randomly selected to win $500 (“Weekly Drawing”).
The Entrant with the highest number of points at the end of the Regular
Season will win $5,000 (“1st Prize”).
The Entrant with the second-highest number of points at the end
of the Regular Season will win a three (3)-night stay at the MGM Grand in Las
Vegas, Nevada (“2nd Prize”).
If there is a
tie for 1st Prize, then the Entrant with the better record of correct outcomes
in week 18 will win 1st Prize. If more than one of the Entrants tied for 1st
Prize have the same record in week 18, then then the Entrant with the better
record of correct outcomes in week 17 will win 1st Prize, and so-on until the
tie is broken.
the Entrants with the top-25 highest number of points at the conclusion of the Regular
Season (each a “Playoff Participant”) will automatically be entered into
the playoff contest (the “Playoff Contest”). If there is a tie for 25th
place, then the Entrant with the better record of correct outcomes in week 18 will
advance to the Playoff Contest. If more than one of the Entrants tied for 25th
place have the same record in week 18, then then the Entrant with the better
record of correct outcomes in week 17 will advance to the Playoff Contest, and
so-on until the tie is broken.
Playoff Contest, matchups and points spreads will be posted on the Site, and Playoff
Participants will pick outcomes for each Playoff Game, each week. If a Playoff
Participant correctly picks all 13 Playoff Games (including the championship
Game), that Playoff Participant will win $500,000 (“Grand Prize”). If
more than one Playoff Participant correctly picks all 13 Playoff Games
(including the championship Game), those Playoff Participants will share the
Grand Prize equally.
If during the
Playoff Contest a Playoff Game is cancelled, Sponsor may substitute another
prediction or other statistic in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
4. Winner Selection
winners of the Weekly Drawing will be notified by message sent to the email
address or phone number Entrant used to create Entrant’s account on the Site no
later than Wednesday at 6:00 PM Central Time each week.
winners of the 1st Prize and 2nd Prize will be notified
by message sent to the email address or phone number Entrant used to create
Entrant’s account on the Site no later than Wednesday at 6:00 PM Central Time after
the last Game of the Regular Season.
winners of the Grand Prize will be notified by message sent to the email
address or phone number Entrant used to create Entrant’s account on the Site no
later than Wednesday at 6:00 PM Central Time after the championship Game.
5. Prizes and Prize Claim
(1) five thousand dollar ($5,000) prize paid by ACH (ARV $5,000)
(1) three-(3)-night stay for winner and one (1) guest at the MGM Grand Hotel in
Las Vegas, Nevada (ARV $1,000,00). Prize includes one (1) hotel room. Guest
must be 21 or older. Booking dates subject to availability and blackout
dates. Booking may not be available on the specific dates requested and other booking
dates may be required for winner due to availability of accommodations. Winner
will be responsible for all expenses, including expenses for travel from winner’s
city of residence, transfers, or items of a personal nature, etc., and all
federal, state and other taxes. Airfare/ground transportation not included.
Eighteen (18) $500 prizes paid by ACH (ARV $500 each)
One (1) contingent five hundred thousand dollar ($500,000) Grand
Prize paid by ACH (ARV $500,000)
of winning depend on number of Entrants, and, except for the Weekly Drawing,
the ability of the Entrants to correctly pick the outcomes of the Games.
are subject to verification, including verification of age and residency. Prizes
are non-transferable and no Prize substitution is permitted, except at the sole
discretion of the Sponsor. If a Prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor
reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a Prize with one of
comparable or greater value. The value of the Prize will be taxable to
winners as income. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state,
local, or other applicable taxes associated with the acceptance and use of a Prize.
All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not
specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winner.
As a condition to receiving a
Prize, winners must sign and return any documents requested by Sponsor,
including but not limited to, an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability
release. Failure to sign and return any requested documents by the specified
return date will result in disqualification of the winner and the forfeiture of
all interest in a Prize. Winners will be issued an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of
the actual retail value of the applicable Prize and must submit a completed W9
to Sponsor for that purpose.
If a winner (i) is determined
to be ineligible, (ii) fails to respond to the initial verification message
within one (1) week of notification or after three (3) attempts (whichever
occurs first), (iii) fails to sign and return all requested documents by the
specified return date, the winner forfeits the prize in its entirety and an
alternate winner will be selected based upon the criteria above. If Sponsor has
selected two (2) potential winners pursuant to the procedure set forth above,
and none completes the requirements herein, then that prize will not be awarded.
prohibited by law, each winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission
for Sponsor, Prize Providers, and their respective agents a worldwide, royalty-free,
non-exclusive and sub-licensable right and license to use, distribute, and
publicly display the winner’s name and likeness in any way, at any time, in any
and all media, including for use in advertising and marketing, without
limitation, without any additional approval or consideration.
7. Limitation of Liability and Release
By participating in the Contest, Entrants
agree to release and hold harmless
the Contest Parties from
and against (a) late incorrect, incomplete or delayed entries all of which will
be void; (b) problems related to unauthorized human intervention or for
technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems,
servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines,
traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or for any other technical
problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed,
lost, delayed, incomplete, or misdirected communications, which may prevent the
receipt of an entry or otherwise limit an Entrant’s ability to participate in
this Contest; (c) any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, human or
otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without
limitation, errors or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the
administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of a
Prize or in any Contest-related materials; or (d) any other claim, liability,
or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or
damage to or loss of property, or liability for any taxes and fees, arising out
of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.
8. Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights
Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to
disqualify any individual who is responsible for tampering with the entry
process or otherwise acts in violation of these Official Rules. In addition,
any attempt by an individual, whether or not an Entrant, to deliberately
undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal
and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right
to seek damages and diligently pursue all remedies against any such individual
to the fullest extent permitted by law.
the event that (i) any portion of the Contest is compromised by virus, bugs,
non-authorized human intervention, hackers or other causes beyond the control
of Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts, or impairs the
administration, security, fairness or proper play of the game, (ii) any Games
are rescheduled or cancelled, or (iii) any other circumstances beyond Sponsor’s
control, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate
all or part of the Contest.
Any such necessary changes will be noted in on the Site
and in these Official Rules.
9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction/ ARBITRATION
The construction, validity, interpretation and
enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrants’ rights and obligations, or
the rights and obligations of the Contest Parties in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with,
the laws of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of
Except where prohibited by law, as a
condition of participating in this Contest, Entrant agrees that: (1) any
and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with
this Contest, or any Prize (or portion thereof) awarded, shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by
final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration
Association and held at a AAA regional office in Delaware; (2) the Federal
Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all
proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award
may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will Entrant
be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to
claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney fees; or
any other damages other than for Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e.,
costs associated with participating in this Contest), and Entrant further
waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
Any personally identifiable information collected during an
Entrant’s participation in the Contest may be used by Sponsor for the proper
administration and fulfillment of the Contest, and may also be used to send
marketing and promotional emails about Sponsor’s products and services to
Entrant. Entrant may opt out of such emails at any time. Eligibility to
participate in the Contest is not dependent upon Entrant’s consent to receive
emails and such consent will not affect Entrant’s chances of winning.
Sponsor shall have the right to post Entrant’s picks
along with Entrant’s user name on the Site.
11. Winner’s List
For the names of the winners, send an email to email@example.com.
Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the end of the Contest