Frequently Asked Questions

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Basics


What are daily fantasy sports?

Daily fantasy sports are like the traditional season-long fantasy sports model, but compressed into a daily (or multi-day) game. You draft a team made up of real-world athletes who then score fantasy points for your fantasy team based on real-world statistics. Fantasy points are awarded based on how well your players perform in each of several statistical categories within a single day (or handful of days). Since contests last just one day (or a few days), you can draft a whole new group of players almost every day.

What is a salary cap draft?

Where a DraftOrPass™ features a salary cap draft, you are given an allotment of fantasy dollars (“Salary Cap”) that you can use to select players (of varying monetary value) in order to fill your roster - without going over the Salary Cap. A player’s salary is recalculated for each DraftOrPass™ contest using a formula that factors in his/her past stats. The more productive a player is, the higher his salary will be. Note: you can have players in common with your opponent(s) in a salary cap contest.

What is a Pick’em With Goals contest?

In a Pick’em With Goals Contest, you must pick one player out of each of five (5) multiple choice pools (tiers). For each player you pick, you must also select a statistical goal for that player. The harder the goal, the more bonus points you can earn if your player achieves the given statistical goal.

Are the contests featured on the DraftOrPass™ website legal?

Short answer: Yes!
Longer answer: All of our contests are permitted under federal law in the United States (2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) and Canada. In most US States, the types of fantasy sports contests that we offer on the website are considered games of skill and, therefore, not illegal gambling under applicable state law. However, due to certain state law restrictions involving games of skill/chance, we can’t offer real money contests to residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Nevada and Washington, as well as Puerto Rico, the and where otherwise prohibited by law.

Who can play?

The DraftOrPass™ contests are available to legal residents of the United States and Canada (with restrictions applying to residents of the States of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Nevada and Washington, as well as Puerto Rico and where otherwise prohibited by law) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age (or the age of majority if higher) or nineteen (19) years of age for residents of Alabama and Nebraska.

What are DraftPoints?

DraftPoints are our frequent player points. You can receive two (2) DraftPoints for every Dollar ($1.00) spent on buy-ins for the DraftOrPass™ contests. As determined by DraftOrPass™ from time-to-time, DraftPoints can be redeemed on the website for buy-ins into DraftOrPass™ contests, merchandise and more.

How are deposit credits released?

Where you deposit funds into your account for the first time, and that deposit is for Twenty Dollars ($20.00) or more, you will be granted “Deposit Credits” in an amount equal to the deposited amount as follows: The Deposit Credits shall be released to your account when you pay for a buy-in for a DraftOrPass™ contest at a rate of four percent (4%) of the applicable buy-in amount, up to the total number of Deposit Credits.

Gameplay


Are opponents’ lineups available for view?

No. Each DraftOrPass™ contest entrant’s lineup remains hidden from the other entrants until the applicable scoring period begins.

What happens if there’s a statistical change after a real-world game has completed?

Short answer: Any changes made after the first final box score for each real-world game is released will not be taken into account for purposes of the DraftOrPass™ contests.
Longer answer: During each real-world game, we receive live scoring updates from our third-party statistics provider. After a game ends, our statistics provider provides us with a final box score, which we use to calculate the results for each DraftOrPass™ contest. However, the leagues and/or the statistics providers will occasionally revise box scores after the final box score has been released. In the event this occurs, the player scores in the DraftOrPass™ contests will not be updated and the settlements will not be revised. Please note: This is not the same situation as a case where a correction needs to be made after settlement due to a bug or issue with the DraftOrPass™ systems, data feed or the settlement process. In these cases, the settlement process (including payment) may be reversed and corrected.

How are players’ salaries calculated in salary cap drafts?

A player’s salary is recalculated for each DraftOrPass™ contest using a formula that factors in his/her past statistical performance. The more productive a player is, the higher his salary will be.

What happens if a real-world game is cancelled or postponed?

In the event that a scheduled real-world game is cancelled, preempted or postponed for any reason after the start of the DraftOrPass™ contest that includes such cancelled, preempted or postponed game, no points will be awarded for players in the cancelled, preempted or postponed game or event.

What happens if a real-world game is suspended?

A real-world game will be considered suspended if it is unfinished due to weather, time considerations or other intervening factor(s), but is either deemed to be an official game by the applicable league or is scheduled to be completed in the future. If a real-world game is suspended or shortened for any reason, the player statistics compiled prior to the end of the calendar day of the applicable game will count toward the DraftOrPass™ contest; provided, however, that any statistics generated on a later date when the suspended game is completed will not be included in the applicable DraftOrPass™ contest.

How late can I make a lineup change?

All rosters are locked, and no adjustments can be made, after the scheduled start time of the first game included in a DraftOrPass™ contest.

What happens in the event of a tie at the end of a DraftOrPass™ contest?

In the event that two (2) or more entrants finish in a tie for any of the winning point totals at the end of a DraftOrPass™ contest, the prize amounts shall be divided equally amongst all winners with the same point total as if each were a winner of that tier’s prize, as well as the prize(s) for the next tier or tiers (depending on the number of tied entrants). For example, if 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in a given DraftOrPass™ contest includes prizes of $500, $300 and $100, respectively, and two (2) entrants tie for first place, then those two (2) entrants shall receive $400 each ($500 + $300 divided by 2), and the entrant that finished in 3rd place shall receive $100 (with no 2nd place prize winner).

What are Double-Up and Triple-Up contests?

In connection with a Double-Up contest, if an entrant’s point total is in the top half of all entries in the applicable DraftOrPass™ contest, that entrant shall win, as a prize, an amount equal to the buy-in amount for that contest, less the administrative fee charged by DraftOrPass™, multiplied by two (2). In connection with a Triple-Up Contest, if an entrant’s point total is in the top one-third of all entries in the applicable DraftOrPass™ contest, that entrant shall win, as a prize, an amount equal to the buy-in amount for that contest, less the administrative fee charged by DraftOrPass™, multiplied by three (3).

What’s so special about guaranteed DraftOrPass™ contests?

A DraftOrPass™ contest that is not guaranteed that fails to fill to capacity by its start time will automatically be canceled and all associated buy-ins will be refunded in full. A guaranteed DraftOrPass™ contest, on the other hand, will run even if it does not fill to capacity, but attracts at least two (2) entrants. Guaranteed contests are marked with a ‘G’ badge next to the contest name on the website.

Why can’t I leave a non-guaranteed DraftOrPass™ contest after it is full?

Since we have to cancel non-guaranteed DraftOrPass™ contests that are not full when the contest scoring period begins, we want to ensure that a DraftOrPass™ contest that fills up will stay full. That way you don’t have to worry about an opponent opting out closer to game time, which would force the DraftOrPass™ contest to be cancelled.

What does it mean if a DraftOrPass™ contest is a Multi-Entry Contest?

You are allowed to enter multiple rosters into a Multi-Entry Contests (the specific number of entries varies by contest).

What if a player I selected to my roster doesn’t play in the applicable real-world game?

That player will receive 0 fantasy points in connection with the DraftOrPass™ contest.