updated 7/18/18 - All Tracks are Eligible for Contest Play
clarification 11/7/18 - The ROI for the Finals is a cumulative figure covering both days. The ROI at the end of the two days will determine the prize winners.
Cash is King X contest at BetPTC.com
Win a Full Berth into the 2019 Pegasus Cup Betting Championship at either Gulfstream Park or Santa Anita (player choice) plus travel stipend
Play for $19,000 in Cash & Prizes
Become the 5th Annual BetPTC Handicapper of the Year
Qualify for the “Bonus” Cash Pool!
Join BetPTC.com today, claim your sign-up bonus with promo code PEG, and get your account set up for our Cash is King X event which is offering a full $12,000 entry into the lucrative Pegasus Cup Betting Championship in February 2019.
"As a real money tournament Cash Is King is the perfect practice grounds for the high-end bankroll contests," stated Richard Nilsen, tournament director and 15x NHC qualifier. “In addition to competing for the huge grand prize, you keep your winnings each week and play without incurring any high contest takeout.”
Cash is King X - The Best Real Money Contest at BetPTC.com
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 X runs from Saturday, July 21 until the end of October, with a championship finals November 10-11, 2018. Jump in and play at any time! For only a one-time $75 fee you can play in all 15 contest weeks!
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 $125 in contest wagering. 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 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.
You can parlay a top finish in this contest into a major score on 2019 Pegasus Cup day!
RULES & PRIZES
Finish in the top 3 on any Saturday feeder (dates listed below) and you qualify to compete in the November 10-11th Finals of Cash Is King X. There will be a maximum of 45 members eligible to compete in the Finals where a full berth to the PEGASUS CUP BETTING CHAMPIONSHIP will be given away plus thousands in other cash prizes! [In 2017 there were less than 30 in the finals]
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 makes $2,000 in contest-designated wagers 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 $75 to be deducted from your wagering account. The Registration Form can be found here. 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. Visit this link to register for the contest - one time
2) Wager $125 or more on any of the Saturdays during the contest dates, using a BetPTC.com wagering account in good standing.
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 qualifying feeders.
NEW! How to Play
Wagers can be only be made online through the contest platform at BetPTC.com. Players must check the box that indicates that they want the wager(s) included in their contest bets for the day. Wagers flagged as contest bets can not be cancelled or will result in disqualification of that player for that particular day.
Contestants can verify that a wager was properly designated as a contest bet by clicking on ‘Account Activity’ or by the ‘c’ indicator under the ‘Sent' or 'Queud Bets’ tab.
Wagers can be made on any type of bet that BetPTC accepts for all eligible tracks.
Eligible Contest tracks: All tracks racing on the contest date.
Wagers can be made on any track(s) 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 $125 in contest bets during the course of the 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.
A Weekly and Annual Leaderboard will be displayed via a link on the homepage at www.betptc.com
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, July 21 – October 27 (15 Saturdays)
FINALS WEEKEND: November 10-11, 2018
“Bonus” Prize Pool Contest: Friday, November 16, 2018
BONUS CASH POOL
Each Saturday the top THREE ROI finishers 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 $2,000 in bonus prize money. 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 bonus pool money designated for these contestants. That bonus pool is guaranteed at $2,000.
2) Up to 45 Finalists (the top 3 weekly finishers x 15 Saturdays) will compete for cash and prizes the Finals weekend of November 10-11, 2018. There are 39 Finalists for 2018.
Weekly Prizes for the Cash Is King X Contest
1st Place: Entry into the Cash Is King Finals on Nov. 10-11, 2018
2nd Place: Entry into the Cash Is King Finals on Nov. 10-11, 2018
3rd Place: Entry into the Cash Is King Finals on Nov. 10-11, 2018
Please note that at times during the contest period, BetPTC will offer ‘contests within a contest.’ Players who wager a specific, minimum amount of money (TBD) will be eligible for additional prizes that week. Contestants will be notified by email when these opportunities arise.
Grand Prizes for the Cash Is King X Championship Finals on November 10-11, 2018
Grand Prize: Title of BetPTC.com Handicapper of the Year. A Trip to the 2019 Pegasus Cup Betting Championship at Gulfstream Park or Santa Anita* to compete for over $400,000 in cash prizes. $500 for travel money will be deposited into the winner’s BetPTC account. The full entry includes other perks provided by the tournament host.
2nd Place: $2,000 in cash credited to BetPTC.com account.
3rd Place: $1,000 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). * The Pegasus entry must be played on-track at either facility.
$3,000 Bonus Prize Pool
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 Friday, November 16, 2018.
If registrations for Cash Is King reach 50 or more, the Bonus Prize Pool will increase to $3,000.
The "Bonus" Prize Pool will pay out as follows*:
Highest finish on November 16: $1,500 or 50% of the Prize pool
2nd highest finish on November 16: $900 or 30% of the Prize pool
3rd highest finish on November 16: $600 or 20% of the Prize pool
For example, if only three players qualify for this "bonus" pool during the season, each person is guaranteed prize money in the Bonus tournament provided that they meet the wagering requirements.
* based on 3 or more eligible players.
The "Bonus" Prize Pool if only 2 players are eligible:
Highest finish on November 16: $1,300 or 65% of the Prize pool
2nd highest finish on November 16: $700 or 35% of the Prize 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 $2,000 bonus prize pool provided they meet the wagering requirement on November 16, 2018.
In the unlikely event that NO player finishes in the top 3 of the Saturday feeders 3 times, 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 X Championship Finals on November 10-11, 2018
Finalists must wager $250 or more in contest bets over each day of the Nov. 10-11, 2018 weekend to be eligible for any of the prizes. The ROI for the Finals is a cumulative figure covering both days. The ROI at the end of the two days will determine the prize winners.
Wagering Rules for Bonus Prize Pool
“Bonus” Prize Pool players only will compete on Friday, November 16, 2018. 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.
BetPTC reserves the right to change the contest schedule and rules without notice, or cancel the contest due to unforeseen events.
Rich Nilsen, Director of Player Services at BetPTC.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
* turning a profit is not a requirement.