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Old 02-01-07, 13:10   #1
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The Competition

The competition has the purpose to gather the best bets of a certain day. It's for fun, but the competition can also be a good place for tipsters to find picks quicker than browsing all pages. You can place your Pick of the day and score points if it satisfies the conditions that are stated below. The competition lasts one month and in that period, a contestant must give exactly 10 picks. YOU CAN ENTER THE COMPETITION UNTIL IT IS POSSIBLE TO PICK TEN POD-s. It means, entering competition after only 9 days of the month left, is not possible. Every missing pick till 10 at the end of the month will be punished with -100 points per missing pick.
About the conditions

Anyone is free to open the new thread if we haven't posted the first message after 22.00cet (or GMT +1). But if you do so, you must add the sponsor's banner and text at the bottom of the message. You can copy the code by pressing the quote-button on earlier Pick of the day-threads or simply drag the mouse over sponsor text selecting it, then copy and paste it in the new POD thread's starting post. Eventual mistakes in the starting post will be corrected by the mods.

You can only give one pick per day. Your pick must be different to all other placed picks, but you can back another team/player in the same game as someone else has taken. For your pick to count, it must be posted at least 1 hour before the event starts.

You cannot back the same team/player as someone else even if you take a different bet type (for example handicap bet, different game total etc.) . Exceptions will be made only if your pick is similar to the one taken before, but only if time difference between the picks is not bigger than 10-15 minutes.

You can take only this bet types :
-1X2 bets
-Double chance
-Moneyline bets
-handicap bets (Asian and European handicaps) and
-Over/Under bets (Game total) !

Since October-2013 handicap draw bets are not allowed anymore in POD.

Specials for team sports (first half bets,first quarter, more goals in first half, anytime scorer,goal scored between 10-15 minute etc. etc), and halftime/fulltime bets are forbidden. This rules applies also for Tennis, Boxing, Snooker, Darts, although they are individual sports.
The exceptions will be made only for individual racing sports (like All Winter Sports, All Motor Sports, All Cycling, f.e.), where beside direct winner, it is allowed to take Podium Finish and H2H.

You can choose the games/events from the bookmakers listed above, but they must start before 10.00 CET the next day.
Events that start between 00:00 CET and 10:00 CET belong in the previous day's thread. Things to be clear, the events starting exactly at 10.00cet, do not belong to the previous POD day thread.
About Tennis picks starting time: every Tennis match has scheduled starting time at the bookies and that will be taken as valid starting time in POD. Matches that are scheduled to start prior 10.00cet and do started after 10.00cet will be counted as they started before 10.00cet. Unfinished Tennis matches will be settled as pending until they are finished or cancelled completly and then will be marked accordingly.

You must write the correct bookie and correct odds in the time of your posting.
If moderators of the competition need a proof about the correctness of the bookie and the odds, have right to ask it from the competitor that posted the pick.
A pick without comments will not be regarded as a valid pick. You must write why you have chosen the pick or at least give a link to your own prediction at Bettingadvice. Write your preview with your own words, copy/paste from other members or external sites is strongly forbiden, unless its obvious it is your writing there as well. It's not enough to write "Team A is much stronger, they will crush team B" or analysis based only on statistics. Have in mind that the purpose of the forum is to help other tipsters find good picks. Write sport,league or livescore link if you think it's necessary. Post your pick at least an hour before the game starts. When the game has finished, moderators will add the final result in your post.
You can not edit your posts in POD. If somehow you have forgot an important thing to write, like Odds, Bookie, Statistics or you have some errors that are important to be corrected, post a second post on time in the same thread with the correction in it.
YOU SHOULD ALSO ADD NUMBER OF PICKS MADE SO FAR AND SCORE TO EVERY POD MADE.
It should look like: (Pick #x, score: +xxx x/x).
Everyone knows his own statistics and should write it, regardless if his results of the previous days are marked or not.
If you have time, its a good thing you copy your pick/preview to the corresponding BA subforum, for the pick to be discussed further.

Scoring

A pick that was wrong will cost you 100 points. When you've made a correct pick, and it satisfied the conditions, you will gain 100(Odds-1) points. For example, a successful pick @ 1.85 will give you 85 points. This is the net profit if you had staked 100 units. Asian Handicaps will be calculated accoringly to the net profit. It is, however, allowed to pick odds above 2.80, but for the competition a maximum of 180 points holds. Obviously, this is done to avoid all-or-nothing attempts. The contestant that scores the highest number of points with 10 picks, will win the monthly competition.In case he fails to give 10 picks/month 100p-for every missing pick- will be deducted from his score.
To win Summer POD you MUST make 15 bets ! Hopefully we will have time to update the standings everyday, but there may be some delays from time to time.

Cancelled Bets

Regardless of every bookies policy in order for a bet to stand, the game (whatever sport) must end normally. If (for any reason) it is suspended then any picks on this game will be considered as VOID!
The exception will only be made if the POD competitor has "days trouble", or has no spare days for another POD pick and its not his fault (pick taken before postponement) that the event didn't started or finished. This way, the pick will counts as 0 in the statistics.

The prize

The winner(s) will recieve money prize. We will personally contact the winner as soon as the round has finished.


Disputes

The organisation reserves the right to exclude picks and contestants from the competition, when they feel it is necessary. Don't forget this competition is for fun in the first place, and honesty is the best policy. If you have questions, suggestions or comments about the competition or the standings, send a private message to one of the moderators .

No fighting over stolen picks or any other reason should take place in the competition. Those who have problems with other members should P.M. any of the moderators in order to solve the problem. FIGHTING IS PROHIBITED.

Good luck to all!!!!!

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From tomorrow, POINT BET is no longer an accepted bookie for this competition.
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Premier Bet are now removed from the accepted bookies due to their financial problems.
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5Dimes and Stan James added.
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The new rules since now:

1) voided bets will count into statistics if they are "naturally voided". It means that if you bet on -1 AH or over 3 goals and the match ends with 2-1 result - it will affect your stats by giving you 0 points for this bet

If the bet is voided because it doesn't follow the rules - it won't affect the stats. The reason of that is forbidding taking "bad" bets in purpose to have it automatically voided and finish the competition in front of other member.

2) The times of posting in proper threads are changed. Now - if a bet STARTS before 10:00 CET - it belongs to the previous thread. I think that this is clearer now, since you cannot estimate the ending time of some sporting events.

3) You CANNOT change the odds after you place the bet since now. Just like in reality.

4) Two new bookmakers added - but CG already wrote this.



These 4 rules are new since 2009 and they bring us closer to reality IMO. These are rather cosmetic changes, the basics of POD stay the same.
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Just a quick update so that their can be no complaints from June onwards:-

- no decent reasons/write up VOID

- handicaps - no mention of wether asian or european VOID

- no current stats in the post VOID
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Just a quick bump of this thread to make sure that everyone understands that taking part in POTD under 2 different usernames will lead to both accounts being removed from the competition.

PS. Yes, you know i mean you.
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FROM NEW SEASON YOU SHOULD ALSO ADD NUMBER OF PICKS MADE SO FAR AND SCORE TO EVERY POD MADE OTHERWISE YOUR PICK WILL BE VOID. It should look like: (Pick #x, score: +xxx x/x).
Just to remind you this rule.
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Two new bookmakers added, 188bet and SBOBet.

Those who play asian handicaps will like it.
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