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Bet4theBest Rulebook

You’re keen to start winning, and you’re keen to start showing everyone that you’re the great undiscovered tactical mastermind.
But first, you want to know how it all works; the terminology we use, how we tally fantasy points, and how we calculate the winnings.

So, here’s the rulebook...

Useful definitions

In-game point system: The system used by Bet4theBest to award points based on the performance of the chosen team or players.

FF Rules: The fantasy football criterion used by Bet4theBest, which outlines the points awarded to players. These rules can be specific to a position or applicable to the entire team.

Contests: The various betting options offered by Bet4theBest.
Example: Player vs. Player Challenge.

Betting Pool: Bets with identical options/variants pooled together in a single pot.
Example: Fantasy Derby, £10, Everton to beat Liverpool (in terms of FF scores).

Contestant: Any person registered to a Bet4theBest account and participating in any Bet4theBest contest.

Player: Any football player officially registered to a team participating in real life matches featured on the Bet4theBest website week-to-week.
Example: Raheem Sterling, Man City.

GameWeek: The duration of any particular group of games, to be taken into consideration for matches played and bets placed.
Example: English Premier League, GameWeek 3.

Match: Real life football matches recognised by official leagues, championships and tournaments.

Contest Rules

Tournaments

Our fantasy football tournaments give contestants the chance to pick 11 players in their chosen league and enter into a betting pool. The more contestants in the pool, the higher the potential winnings.

If your team has picked up the most points in the pool at the end of the GameWeek, then you walk off with the prize.

Winnings are distributed as shown in the winnings distribution table below:

pos # 3 - 19 players 20 - 29 players 30 - 39 players 40 - 49 players 50 - 69 players 70 - 99 players 100 - 119 players 120 - 149 players 150 - 189 players 190 - 249 players 250 - 329 players 330 - 419 players 420 - 519 players 520 - 649 players 650 - 819 players 820 - 999 players 1000 - 1189 players 1190 - 1409 players 1410 - 1649 players 1650 + players
1 50.00 % 45.00 % 40.00 % 35.00 % 30.00 % 26.00 % 24.00 % 22.00 % 21.75 % 21.20 % 21.00 % 20.75 % 20.65 % 20.40 % 20.35 % 20.20 % 20.03 % 19.80 % 19.63 % 19.35 %
2 30.00 % 25.00 % 24.00 % 22.00 % 20.00 % 17.00 % 16.50 % 15.75 % 15.55 % 15.20 % 14.85 % 14.65 % 14.55 % 14.40 % 14.35 % 14.24 % 14.10 % 13.90 % 13.75 % 13.30 %
3 20.00 % 17.50 % 16.00 % 14.50 % 13.50 % 13.25 % 12.00 % 11.25 % 11.05 % 10.55 % 10.00 % 9.90 % 9.80 % 9.70 % 9.65 % 9.57 % 9.46 % 9.28 % 9.15 % 8.90 %
4 - 12.50 % 12.00 % 10.75 % 9.90 % 9.25 % 9.00 % 8.50 % 8.35 % 7.75 % 7.50 % 7.40 % 7.32 % 7.20 % 7.18 % 7.12 % 7.02 % 6.86 % 6.75 % 6.50 %
5 - - 8.00 % 7.50 % 7.00 % 6.85 % 6.00 % 5.75 % 5.60 % 5.45 % 5.30 % 5.20 % 5.12 % 4.95 % 4.90 % 4.84 % 4.76 % 4.64 % 4.55 % 4.48 %
6 - - - 5.75 % 5.50 % 5.15 % 4.90 % 4.70 % 4.60 % 4.35 % 4.10 % 3.95 % 3.89 % 3.75 % 3.72 % 3.68 % 3.61 % 3.51 % 3.43 % 3.40 %
7 - - - 4.50 % 4.40 % 3.75 % 3.70 % 3.50 % 3.40 % 3.25 % 3.00 % 2.95 % 2.90 % 2.80 % 2.75 % 2.71 % 2.65 % 2.57 % 2.51 % 2.49 %
8 - - - - 3.75 % 3.40 % 3.00 % 2.90 % 2.80 % 2.55 % 2.40 % 2.30 % 2.25 % 2.13 % 2.08 % 2.04 % 1.99 % 1.92 % 1.87 % 1.85 %
9 - - - - 3.20 % 2.90 % 2.60 % 2.50 % 2.45 % 2.10 % 2.05 % 1.95 % 1.90 % 1.80 % 1.76 % 1.72 % 1.68 % 1.62 % 1.59 % 1.57 %
10 - - - - 2.75 % 2.45 % 2.30 % 2.15 % 2.10 % 1.90 % 1.75 % 1.65 % 1.62 % 1.52 % 1.46 % 1.43 % 1.40 % 1.35 % 1.32 % 1.31 %
11 - 15 - - - - - 2.00 % 1.75 % 1.60 % 1.52 % 1.35 % 1.25 % 1.20 % 1.17 % 1.12 % 1.09 % 1.06 % 1.03 % 0.99 % 0.97 % 0.97 %
16 - 20 - - - - - - 1.45 % 1.40 % 1.20 % 1.08 % 0.98 % 0.90 % 0.86 % 0.75 % 0.73 % 0.69 % 0.67 % 0.64 % 0.62 % 0.62 %
21 - 25 - - - - - - - 1.20 % 1.00 % 0.85 % 0.70 % 0.65 % 0.61 % 0.55 % 0.52 % 0.48 % 0.45 % 0.42 % 0.41 % 0.41 %
26 - 30 - - - - - - - - 0.75 % 0.70 % 0.70 % 0.65 % 0.61 % 0.49 % 0.46 % 0.42 % 0.39 % 0.36 % 0.35 % 0.35 %
31 - 40 - - - - - - - - - 0.58 % 0.55 % 0.49 % 0.44 % 0.39 % 0.36 % 0.32 % 0.30 % 0.28 % 0.27 % 0.27 %
41 - 50 - - - - - - - - - - 0.44 % 0.40 % 0.36 % 0.32 % 0.28 % 0.25 % 0.24 % 0.22 % 0.21 % 0.21 %
51 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - - 0.34 % 0.31 % 0.28 % 0.24 % 0.21 % 0.19 % 0.18 % 0.17 % 0.17 %
61 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.27 % 0.25 % 0.20 % 0.18 % 0.17 % 0.16 % 0.15 % 0.15 %
71 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.22 % 0.18 % 0.17 % 0.16 % 0.15 % 0.14 % 0.13 %
91 - 110 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.17 % 0.16 % 0.15 % 0.14 % 0.13 % 0.12 %
111 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.15 % 0.14 % 0.13 % 0.12 % 0.11 %
131 - 150 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.13 % 0.12 % 0.11 % 0.10 %
151 - 180 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.11 % 0.10 % 0.09 %
181 - 210 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.09 % 0.08 %
211 - 250 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.07 %

Instructions

  1. Choose your league
    Select your chosen league or cup tournament from the Bet4theBest selection (Example: English Premier League).
  2. Choose your team
    Pick your 11-a-side fantasy team including a goalkeeper, 3-5 defenders, 2-6 midfielders, 1-3 forwards and a team captain for double points or pick one of the teams you have already created
  3. Choose a tournament or create a custom one
    Finally, choose a tournament to compete in or create a custom one and invite your friends to participate. Remember – the bigger the pool, the bigger the prize!

Rules

  • Players must be selected before playing in any match during the GameWeek.
  • Contestants cannot select players whose teams do not play during the GameWeek.
  • A single team can be placed in multiple tournaments.
  • Multiple different teams can be placed in a single tournament.
  • In the event that two or more contestants are tied on the same points total, tie-break rules apply

Week Games

Every week, contestants can bet on the performance of teams against their match opponents, but forget about the final score – this one’s settled on the FF rules and the teams' real performance. Based on the upcoming fixture list in any given GameWeek, simply bet on a team to outshine its opponents.

Check form, analyse the odds, but remember – it’s the fantasy football points that decide whether you win or lose!

Instructions

  1. Choose your league
    Select your chosen league or cup tournament from the Bet4theBest selection (ie: English Premier League).
  2. Choose your side
    Pick the match you want to bet on and choose which side you think will score the most FF points.
  3. Choose your stake
    Place your bet. Our minimum stake is £1. Your bet will then be automatically pooled with similar bets and any winnings will be split in proportion to the initial stake.

Rules

  • In the event that both teams are tied on in-game points, goal difference, discipline and total time played, all stakes will be refunded in full.
  • Teams must be selected before playing during the GameWeek.
  • Contestants cannot select teams not playing a match during the GameWeek.

Fantasy Derbies

Contestants can bet on the performance of teams against their fiercest rivals every week, without the two teams in question playing each other in real life that week. So even if Man City are playing Stoke and Man Utd are playing Leicester, you can still pretend that it is Manchester derby weekend!After both teams have played their respective matches, points are awarded in accordance with the FF rules and contestants backing the team with the most in- game points take home the winnings.

Instructions

  1. Choose your league
    Select your chosen league or cup tournament from the Bet4theBest selection (Example: English Premier League).
  2. Choose your side
    Pick your derby clash from the fantasy derby selections available and pick a side.
  3. Choose your stake
    Place your bet. Our minimum stake is £1. Your bet will then be automatically pooled alongside similar bets, with any winnings split in proportion to the initial stake.

Rules

  • In the event that both teams are tied on in-game points, goal difference, discipline and total time played, all stakes will be refunded in full.
  • Teams must be selected before either has played during the GameWeek.
  • Contestants cannot select teams not playing a match during the GameWeek.

Most Valuable Player (MVP)

Contestants can bet on which individual player will score the most points according to the FF rules in any given GameWeek. At the end of the GameWeek, contestants backing the player with the most in-game points win the pot – it’s as simple as that!

Instructions

  1. Choose your league
    Select your chosen league or cup tournament from the Bet4theBest selection (ie: English Premier League).
  2. Choose your MVP
    Pick the player you think will score the most FF points in any given GameWeek.
  3. Choose your stake
    Place your bet. Our minimum stake is £1. Your bet will then be automatically pooled with bets for the same player and any winnings will be split in proportion to the initial stake.

Rules

  • In the event that two or more players are tied on the same points total, winnings are split evenly between the winning contestants.
  • Players must be selected before playing their match during the GameWeek.
  • Contestants cannot select players not playing a match during the GameWeek

One on One Challenge

With One-on-One Challenge, contestants can compete directly against their friends, pitting the performance of their fantasy teams and fantasy version of favourite clubs and players against mates, family or colleagues for pre-agreed stakes.

After the real life fixtures have taken place, points are awarded in accordance with the FF rules. It’s simple - score the highest points total and take the prize.

Instructions

  1. Choose your league
    Select your chosen league or cup tournament from the Bet4theBest selection (ie: English Premier League).
  2. Choose your contest
    Pick your contest of choice to challenge your friend. Select the Challenge option in any contest (Tournament, Week Games, Fantasy Derbies, MVP).
  3. Invite your friend
    Place your bet and invite your friend. Once your Challenge is accepted, full details of your selection become available to both contestants.

Rules

  • Until the opposing contestant accepts the bet, it can be cancelled at any point and any stake wagered will be fully refunded.
  • The opposing contestant can accept the challenge for up to the amount proposed in the invitation.
  • Once the invited contestant has accepted the proposed bet, the bet is considered final and cannot be cancelled.
  • If a proposed bet is not accepted before the start of the last match of the GameWeek, the bet will be automatically cancelled and any stake will be fully refunded.
  • In the event that two players have tied, the amounts wagered by contestants are fully refunded without any commission being applied.
  • The choice of opponent is in the discretion of the contestant. Bet4theBest undertakes no risk in relation to the quality, status or value of either contestant.

Rules
General Rules

  • The FF Rules are applied to every player, whether as part of the starting line-up or a substitute, playing at least one minute during the GameWeek.
  • The minimum size of a bet is £1.00. Bet4theBest reserves the right to alter the size of the minimum or maximum stakes for all contests.
  • Contestants can only place bets before the first match involving any team or player selected within a GameWeek.
  • In-game points are awarded for the normal time duration of a match, stoppage/injury time as well as for extra time. Penalty shoot-outs do not contribute to the scoring process.
  • For each fantasy team, the total score is calculated as the sum of the scores of each selected player at the end of the GameWeek,
  • For every fantasy team, a captain and a vice-captain can be set by the contestant. If the captain plays at least one minute, his score shall be doubled. If the captain does not play in the GameWeek, the vice captain’s score shall be doubled instead. Watch out - negative scores are doubled as well!
Commision and Winnings

In consideration of the gaming services provided, Bet4theBest takes a commission calculated as follows:

  • 10% of the total amounts wagered in pre-set contests – Tournaments, Fantasy Derbies, Week Games and MVP.
  • 7.5% of the total amounts wagered in Private Tournament and one-on- one Challenge contests.

A couple of examples to demonstrate how winnings and commission is calculated are shown below:

Example 1

10 x £10 bets for Chelsea to beat Arsenal (in terms of in-game points)
8 x £10 bets for Arsenal to beat Chelsea (in terms of in-game points)
So the total pools would be £100 for Chelsea and £80 for Arsenal.

If Chelsea achieves a higher FF score than Arsenal, each player who backed
Chelsea receives a tenth of the total funds (£180) minus a 10% commission.

Commission x Total pool x Indiv. Stake ratio = Winnings
(1-1/10) x (£100+£80) x (£10/£100) = (9/10)x(£180)x(1/10)
= £16.20

However, in instances where the winnings equal or fall below one tenth of the initial stake, no commission is taken.

Example 2

20 x £5 bets for Man City to beat Norwich (in terms of in-game points)
1 x £5 bet for Norwich to beat Man City (in terms of in-game points)
So the total pools would be £100 for Man City and £5 for Norwich.

Crucially, the ratio of the pooled totals, 5:100, is lower than the Bet4theBest pool-based commission rate of 1:10. As a result, no commission is deducted from the winnings.

If Man City achieves a higher FF score than Norwich, each player who backed Man City receives a twentieth of the total pooled funds (£105).

Total pool x Indiv. Stake ratio = Winnings
(£5 + £100) x 1 / 20 = £105 / 20
= £5.25
FF Rules

Player Scoring

The following rules are used for determining the in- game points achieved by a player in any given session.

# Rule description Goalkeeper Defender Midfielder Forward
01 For playing up to 60 minutes 1 1 1 1
02 For playing 60 minutes or more 2 2 2 2
03 For each goal scored 8 8 5 5
04 For each goal assist 5 5 2 1
05 For a clean sheet 3 3 1 -
06 For every 3 shots saved 2 2 1 1
07 For each penalty saved 5 - - -
08 For each penalty miss - -2 -2 -2
09 For every 3 goals conceded -1 -1 - -
10 For a yellow card (if no red card exists) -1 -1 -1 -1
11 For red card -3 -3 -3 -3
12 For each own goal -2 -2 -2 -2
13 For every 3 corners won 2 2 1 1
14 For every 3 shots off target - - -2 -2
15 For every 3 fouls won - - 1 2
16 For every 3 fouls committed -1 -1 -1 -
17 For every 2 offsides provoked - 1 - -

Tie-breaks

In cases where contestants achieve the same points totals through the in-game points system, the following tie-break rules shall apply in the following order of priority.

  1. Most points earned due to goals scored in the particular GameWeek.
  2. Fewest points lost due to goals conceded in the particular GameWeek.
  3. Fewest points lost due to yellow and red cards in the particular GameWeek.
  4. Most overall minutes played by the fantasy team in the particular GameWeek.

Tie-Break points are calculated on a 'team-level' and no double points are awarded to the captain or vice-captain of a team.

In the unlikely circumstance that the comparison is again tied after these rules have been applied, individual stakes will be refunded or distributed as specified in the contests section.

Squad Formation Rules

A fantasy team consisting of eleven players must contain:

  • 1 goalkeeper
  • 3 – 6 defenders
  • 2 – 6 midfielders
  • 1 – 3 forwards

A maximum of four players from the same team can be selected.

Cancellation Rules

If a match is postponed before kickoff by the relevant Football Association but is rescheduled for a date within the current GameWeek, it is reinstated into the Bet4theBest system without interruption.

If the match is postponed before kickoff and rescheduled for a date following the end of the GameWeek, it is considered cancelled for the current GameWeek and the cancellation rules are applied on the fantasy teams scoring and bets.

If the match is postponed, cancelled or interrupted after the 60th minute, the scoring rules will be applied normally according to the stats up to the interruption and it is considered completed.

If the postponed, cancelled or interrupted match is played for less than 60 minutes it is considered cancelled and the cancellation rules are applied on the fantasy teams scoring and bets.

If a fantasy football team consists of players whose matches are cancelled and the number of these players is less than 6 for an 11-a-side fantasy football team, then each of these players receives the average score of the rest of the team. The fantasy football team and all bet entries made with this team are considered valid.

If a fantasy football team consists of players whose matches are cancelled, and the number of these players is 6 or more for an 11-a-side fantasy football team, then the fantasy football team is considered invalid and the following rules apply for each contest:

  1. Tournament and MVP contest: Bet entries relating to fantasy football teams or individual players that are invalid are cancelled and the money placed on these entries is refunded to the contestants without any commission applied. The Betting Pool is then reduced accordingly.
  2. Week Games and Fantasy Derbies contests: If either fantasy football team in a week game or fantasy derby match is considered invalid, all related bet entries are cancelled and the money placed on these bets is refunded to the contestants without any commission applied.

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