Rules of these betting contests with buildt-in forum betting software is pretty simple.
You are automatically assigned to the contest IF you are logged into the forum. You need a forum username to participate. Not a user and want to particpate? Sign up using the appropriate link at the top of the forum. It does not cost you anything to participate.
. If your account in the forum is banned, or deleted, you can not participate further (banned users are banned for a reason). Delete users will lose all their details.
Software is third-party addons to the Vbulletin. It is not created, nor maintained by BA or BA staff. All results from the games are fetched from the thirs-party servers. In case of errors with bet settlements, there is a report error feature inside the betting area where people can report errors.
BA hold no responsibility for errors at third parties, but will do our best to correct eventual errors
The object of the contest is simple: Gather more points tan anyode else for the duration of the contest.
Point are gathered by predicting the outcome of a match as correct as possible. You get points for correctly betting the right outcome, and even more points for getting the scoreline right.
Points as follows:
Points for a completely wrong bet
Points correct match winner:
Points correct winner and goal difference:
Points correct winner and result
You are not losing points for failing to predict a match correctly, so there will be no negative points.
Can you see other people's bets?
Yes, but only after tha game has started, or after the game has finished. This is a setting in the admin area of the software, and is set this way to avoid cheating in the latter stages of a contest (where tactical motives may be the reason for your bet). Clicking on the clock to the left on each game will show you all other peoples bets on the game.
We may decide on very short notice to disable this view, so dont be surprised if it is not present one day..
What if I regret my bet, can I change it?
Yes, you can edit your bet up to match start. Dont gamble on it though, make up your mind and stick to it. If your watch is 1 min wrong, you'd come undone.
During the main season there will be a lot of leagues (England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, RUssia, etc). You can be a particpants of any of the leagues you want. You dont need to particpate in all of them. One is enough, but this is up to you.
You can set appropriate settings in the settings panel when entering the contest, so you can chose if you want email notifications of upcoming games (so you dont forget to bet on them). You can sort leagues you want to get notified about, etc. It is all in the left menu of the contest.
Matches will normally show 10 days in advance, though.
Prizes and payments
Each contest will be subject to a cash prize. Negotiations will start with bookmakers during the summer 2010 for the prizes for the various European leagues. Prizes will be properly advertised.
Usually you can expect prizes of around 500 EUR to share among the top 3 punters in each league.
Some big leagues will have bigger prizes, typically 1000 EUR to share on 3 winners.
Usually England Premier, Italy A, Spain Primera, Germany Bundes and other big leagues will have bigger prizes.
Until prizes are properly advertised, the contest is for bragging rights only.
Winners will be paid through Moneybookers or Neteller, or directly into a betting account at a bookmaker (if a bookmaker is sponsoring a contest). This will also be properly advertised at the start of the contest.
Where can I start betting?
If you are a registered forum users and logged in, go directly to: