Cash is King IX contest at BetPTC.com
The 4th Annual BetPTC Handicapper of the Year Award
Play for over $20,000 in Cash & Prizes
Win one of 2 Trips to the 2018 National Handicapping Championship (NHC) in Las Vegas!
Qualify for the “Bonus” Cash Pool!
Join BetPTC.com today, claim your sign-up bonus with promo code NHC, and get your account set up for our Cash is King IX event which is offering two guaranteed spots to the $2.8M National Handicapping Championship in February 2018.
"This will be one of the best opportunites of the year to qualify for the NHC in Vegas. Plus, as a real money tournament, you keep your winnings," stated Richard Nilsen, tournament director and 13x NHC qualifier.
Cash is King IX - Our Biggest, Best Real Money Contest ever at BetPTC.com
2 Spots to the $2.8M National Handicapping Championship (NHC) plus additional cash prizes & NHC Tour Points this November!
Please read the rules carefully. Any questions should be directed to rich.nilsen @ betptc.com
The BetPTC real-money tournament is back. Cash is King IX runs from Saturday, June 24 until the end of October*, with a championship finals November 11-12, 2017. Jump in and play at any time! For only a one-time $79 fee you can play in all of the contest weeks!
*Small break in August
This is a real-money contest so, in addition to any prizes, you keep whatever you win. But that's not all. In a tournament environment where takeouts can go as high as 30% or even more, this is the best value in the country!
The Cash is King contest at BetPTC.com takes away the inequities of traditional handicapping tournaments and lets you play how you want, on the tracks you want, with a very small, minimum amount of wagering.
It doesn't matter if you're a big bettor or a small bettor. Everyone has an equal chance to win the prizes in the one-of-a-kind "Cash is King" contest at BetPTC.com. If you are wagering with us on the weekends, you should be participating!
To qualify for contest scoring each Saturday, you must wager a minimum of only $150. Play your favorite tracks and make your favorite wagers, all using a bankroll that fits your budget. There are no mandatory tracks and no specific bets required. The contest is scored based on your return on investment (ROI), not on how much you wager.
WHY PLAY THIS CONTEST?
It's true. Traditional handicapping tournaments aren't for everyone. If the contest is filled with mandatory races at tracks you don't normally play, it slants the playing field toward others in the contest who play those circuits. Cash money contests often require large minimum wagering thresholds or entry fees that price most players out.
Over the course of 17 weekends we'll be paying back over 100% and over $20,000 in cash and prizes!
You can parlay a top two finish in this contest into a major score in Las Vegas in early 2018!
RULES & PRIZES
Finish in the top 3 on any Saturday feeder (dates listed below) or be among the top 3 who have not already won into our Finals and you qualify to compete in the November 11-12 Finals of Cash Is King IX. There will be a maximum of 48 members eligible to compete in the Finals where 2 spots to the NHC will be given away plus other great cash prizes and a "bonus" pool!
How is scoring calculated?
This is an R.O.I. (Return on Investment) based contest that utilizes your regular wagering during the course of the day. Prizes are based on ROI on the players' accounts. ROI is calculated by dividing wagering returns by the amount wagered. BetPTC rewards are not included in the calculation. For example, a player wagers $2,000 on a Saturday and his or her return is $3,000. The calculation for that Saturday is as follows: $3000/$2000 -1 = 50% ROI.
Contest Eligibility & Requirements
Customers who agree to these rules and wish to participate must complete the following two steps:
1) Register for the contest by completing the required registration form which allows for $79 to be deducted from your wagering account. The Registration Form can be found here on BetPTCBlog.com. Funds will be manually deducted from your BetPTC account and could take up to 24 hours. Please be sure to retain enough funds in your account for the withdrawal.
2) Wager $150 or more on any of the Saturdays during the contest dates, using a BetPTC.com wagering account in good standing.
3) Please note registration in the NHC Tour is required to win one of the two packages to Las Vegas for the 2018 NHC. If you are not an NHC Tour member (additional $50 fee required to the NTRA) please visit this link: www.ntra.com/nhc
Employees and vendors of BetPTC.com and their immediate families are not eligible.
At any time new players can join the contest by paying the entry fee and participating in the Saturday feeders.
How to Play
Wagers can be made online or by phone.
Wagers can be made on any type of bet that BetPTC accepts.
Wagers can be made on any tracks of the player's choice on any of the Saturdays during the contest date range. To qualify for contest play on a given Saturday, registered members must wager a minimum of $150 during the course of a contest day. There is no maximum limit to how much can be wagered.
Wagers for each Saturday begin with the racing day on Saturday late morning. Wagers made late on Friday night past Midnight ET will NOT count towards Saturday's scoring. And wagers made on Saturday racing that occur AFTER Midnight ET will count towards Saturday's scoring.
Weekly Prizes and the Championship Prizes are based on ROI on the players' accounts. ROI is calculated by dividing wagering returns by the amount wagered. BetPTC rewards are not included in the calculation. For example, a player wagers $2,000 on a Saturday and his or her return is $3,000. The calculation for that Saturday is as follows: $3000/$2000 -1 = 50% ROI.
A Weekly and Annual Leaderboard will be displayed on the BetPTC News page:
How to Win
Turn a profit on any given Saturday with a higher ROI than other BetPTC members who participate in the contest.
Every Saturday, June 24 – July 29 (6 Saturdays)
Three Week Break
Every Saturday, August 26th – October 28th (10 Saturdays)
FINALS WEEKEND: November 11-12, 2017
“Bonus” Prize Pool Contest: Friday, November 17, 2017
BONUS CASH POOL
Each Saturday the top THREE ROI finishers who have not already won into the Cash Is King IX Finals will earn their way into the Finals in mid November. However, once you qualify, there is a good reason to keep playing.
1) Finish in the Top 3 on a Saturday event 3 or more times and you will get to play for thousands of dollars in extra cash. If you are the only player that finishes 3rd or higher on a Saturday feeder three times or more, then you would be guaranteed all of the funds from the added pool money designated for these contestants.
2) 48 Finalists (the top 3 weekly finishers x 16 Saturdays) will compete for cash and prizes the Finals weekend of November 11-12, 2017. Cash Is King IX one of the best opportunities of the year to qualify for the 'Big Dance.'
Weekly Prizes for the Cash Is King IX Contest
1st Place: Entry into the Cash Is King Finals on Nov. 11-12, 2017
2nd Place: Entry into the Cash Is King Finals on Nov. 11-12, 2017
3rd Place: Entry into the Cash Is King Finals on Nov. 11-12, 2017
Grand Prizes for the Cash Is King IX Championship Finals on November 11-12, 2017
Grand Prize:Title of BetPTC.com Handicapper of the Year. A Trip to the 2018 National Handicapping Championship (NHC) in Las Vegas to compete for over $2,800,000 in cash prizes. $500 for travel money. The full-package trip includes a hotel stay during the tournament at Treasure Island, along with other perks provided by the tournament host.
2nd Place: A Trip to the 2018 National Handicapping Championship (NHC) in Las Vegas to compete for over $2,800,000 in cash prizes. $500 for travel money. The full-package trip includes a hotel stay during the tournament at Treasure Island, along with other perks provided by the tournament host.
3rd Place: $750 in cash credited to BetPTC.com account.
4th-5th Places: $500 in cash credited to BetPTC.com account.
6th-7th Places: $250 in cash credited to BetPTC.com account.
Prizes will expand down to 12th place and prize money added and distributed throughout if no member is eligible for the following bonus prize pool (see below).
Additional "Bonus" Prize Pool
100% of the contest registration fees will be paid out. 80% of the contest registration fees will go towards the "Bonus" Prize Pool. The remaining 20% will be used towards the Finals prizes.
This bonus prize pool is specifically for the players who finish in the top 3 of any Saturday feeder three or more times. The “Bonus” Prize Pool participants will face off in competition on a select date later in the year.
For example, let's say that 100 people register at a cost of $79 each. That $6,320 in funds (80% of the entry fees) will go entirely to this bonus prize pool.
The "Bonus" Prize Pool will pay out as follows*:
Highest finish on November 17th: 50% of the Pool
2nd highest finish on November 17th: 30% of the Pool
3rd highest finish on November 17th: 20% of the Pool
For example, if only three players qualify for this "bonus" pool during the season, each person is guaranteed prize money in the Finals.
* based on 3 or more eligible players.
The "Bonus" Prize Pool if only 2 players are eligible:
Highest finish on November 17th: 70% of the Pool
2nd highest finish on November 17th: 30% of the Pool
The "Bonus" Prize Pool if only 1 player is eligible:
In the event that only one person becomes eligible for the bonus prize pool, they will be guaranteed the entire prize pool provided they meet the wagering requirement on November 17, 2017.
In the unlikely event that NO player finishes in the top 3 of the Saturday feeders, then the Championship prizes will expand down to 12th place and the money distributed throughout the top positions.
Wagering Rules for Finals
Cash Is King IX Championship Finals on November 11-12, 2017
Finalists must wager $250 or more over each day of the Nov. 11-12, 2017 weekend to be eligible for any of the prizes.
The top 24 players based on ROI on Saturday, November 11 will move on to compete on Sunday, November 12. The 24 players will enter day two with a clean slate (a zero ROI). In other words, Saturday’s score has no bearing on Sunday’s score. Sunday’s score alone will determine the overall winners of Cash Is King IX.
Sunday Finalists must wager $250 or more to be eligible for prize eligibility.
Wagering Rules for “Bonus” Prize Pool Funds
“Bonus” Prize Pool players only will compete on Friday, November 17, 2017. Participants must wager $200 or more on that day in order to be eligible for Bonus Pool prizes. This is an R.O.I. based, single-day contest which will determine the prize winners. If only one person is eligible for the “Bonus” Prize Pool they must still wager the required minimum threshold ($200) in order to claim their prize money.
Tiebreakers for Prizes:
If there is a tie for the weekly prize, the tie will go to the player who wagered the most money on that Saturday. If that still does not break the tie, then the player who cashed on the most individual bets will win the tie. If that still does not break the tie, a playoff date will be chosen for the two players to compete for the Finals spot.
Ties for the championship finals' prizes will be broken based on the player who participated in the most Saturdays throughout the year.
If this does not break the tie, the tie will be broken based on which player wagered the most amount of money over the course of the Finals' weekend. If this does not break the tie, the player with the highest gross ROI over the entire year will break the tie.
BetPTC may at times post information, commentary and/or selections of contest races when appropriate. BetPTC shall not be liable for any inaccurate, incomplete, or missing information that is posted. Such information is posted only to help players make their selections and any opinions or analysis posted by BetPTC regarding the outcome of the races should not be taken as a recommendation of which horses to select.
Each player agrees that BetPTC.com may use his or her name and picture for publicity if they are a prize winner without further compensation.
All Winners will be required to provide legally valid identification and sign a W9 tax form in order to claim the grand prize.
BetPTC reserves the right to change the contest schedule and rules without notice, or cancel the contest due to unforeseen events.
Rich Nilsen, Player Services manager at BetPTC.com, firstname.lastname@example.org