PRO*PICKS FAQ

GENERAL:

Q1:CAN ALL TYPES OF CARDS BE PLAYED WITH THE SAME SELECTION SLIP?
Q2:WHAT HAPPENS WITH EACH CARD TYPE IF A PARTICIPANT/TEAM DOES NOT PLAY?
Q3:HOW ARE TIES HANDLED FOR EACH CARD TYPE?
Q4:WHAT IS THE TOTAL PRIZE PAYOUT FOR EACH PRO*PICKS OPTION?
Q5:HOW MUCH CAN PLAYERS WAGER ON EACH PRO*PICKS OPTION?
Q6:WHEN IS THE CUT-OFF TIME FOR WAGERING?
Q7:WHAT SPORTS ARE OFFERED ON PICKS?

PICKS:

Q8:HOW IS PICKS PLAYED?
Q9:WHO DETERMINES WHAT THE FINAL RESULTS ARE FOR ASSIGNING POINTS?
Q10:HOW IS THE RANKING OF THE PARTICIPANTS FOR PICKS DETERMINED?
Q11:DO THE RANKINGS CHANGE?

PROPS:

Q12:HOW DO YOU PLAY "PROPS"?
Q13:WHO SETS THE ODDS FOR EACH PROPS EVENT?
Q14:WHAT SPORTS ARE OFFERED FOR PROPS?
Q15:ARE PROPS QUESTIONS ALWAYS THE SAME, AND HOW IS IT DETERMINED WHICH QUESTIONS TO USE?
Q16:WHAT DOES EACH OF THE PROPS ACRONYMS REPRESENT?
Q17:WHAT IS A "PUSH"?

POOLS:

Q18:HOW DO YOU PLAY "POOLS"?
Q19:WHAT SPORTS ARE OFFERED ON POOLS?
Q20:WHY IS THE VISITOR CREDITED WITH A WIN IF THERE IS A TIE?
Q21:WHY IS THERE ONLY A SINGLE SET WAGER OF $5 FOR POOLS INSTEAD OF HAVING A RANGE OF WAGER AMOUNTS?
Q22:HOW IS A BOX PLAY SELECTION MADE?
Q23:HOW IS A WINNER OF A CAR RACE EVENT DETERMINED FOR PRO*PICKS POOLS?

GENERAL:

Q1:  CAN ALL TYPES OF CARDS BE PLAYED WITH THE SAME SELECTION SLIP?
A: Yes. The same selection slip is to be used for each Card type, however, you can only wager on one Card per selection slip. The POOLS slip allows players to 'box' up to four events per slip, saving the need to fill out multiple selection slips.

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Q2:  WHAT HAPPENS WITH EACH CARD TYPE IF A PARTICIPANT/TEAM DOES NOT PLAY?
A:

In general, an event may be cancelled if it is not an official event as defined by the OLG, or if the game on which the event is based, is considered incomplete.

For PICKS Cards, an event that is cancelled or incomplete will have the odds set to 1.0 and the potential prize payout reduced to the next lower level.

For example, if the play type you picked is Top 3 and one event is cancelled or incomplete then your wager becomes a Top 2 play type. For a Top 3 with two events canceled or incomplete it becomes a Top 1 play type. It is the same for a Top 2 play type.

For POOLS Cards, both participants, the visitor and home, are credited with a win.

For PROPS Cards, if team does not play, the card is cancelled. If the participant does not play, the event is cancelled.


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Q3:  HOW ARE TIES HANDLED FOR EACH CARD TYPE?
A: For PICKS, if two or more Participants/Teams are tied, then the Participant/Team with the lower ranking on the Card will be deemed to be the winner of that event. (In PICKS, the rankings range from 1 which is the highest ranking down to 16 which is the lowest possible ranking). For POOLS, if the two Participant/Teams in an event tie, then the designated Visitor (V) will be deemed to be the winner of that event. For PROPS If the combined total points for the event is the same number as the over/under number, the event is considered a 'push' and the odds for that event for the over and under wager will be assigned an odds value of 1.00.

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Q4:  WHAT IS THE TOTAL PRIZE PAYOUT FOR EACH PRO*PICKS OPTION?
A: PICKS and PROPS are designed to pay back 60% of wagers on average, which is similar to PRO·LINE. POOLS has a set payout of 60%.

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Q5:  HOW MUCH CAN PLAYERS WAGER ON EACH PRO*PICKS OPTION?
A:

For PICKS and PROPS, wagers can range from a minimum of $2 to a maximum of $100.

For POOLS, a Single Play is $5. Players can also Box up to 4 events on a selection slip.
Box 1 = 2 separate selections and costs $10.
Box 2 = 4 separate selections and costs $20.
Box 3 = 8 separate selections and costs $40.
Box 4 = 16 separate selections and costs $80.


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Q6:  WHEN IS THE CUT-OFF TIME FOR WAGERING?
A: The cut-off time will be the Close Date (which includes close day and time) that is posted on the Card, and will usually coincide with the start of the first event for any of the participants on the card.

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Q7:  WHAT SPORTS ARE OFFERED ON PICKS?
A: Only Hockey participants are offered for PICKS wagering.

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PICKS:


Q8:  HOW IS PICKS PLAYED?
A:

Each week we will produce a number of "cards" of participants or teams to wager on. Each card will have up to 16 participants with each placed in an order of ranking. To play PICKS, you select the Participants/Teams that you think will finish as the Top 1, or Top 2 or Top 3 from the card. The Top 2 and Top 3 selections can finish in any order.

Each participant on the card earns a number of points and the participant with the greatest number of points is the winner of the card. Points are based on performance such goals scored in hockey and assists.


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Q9:  WHO DETERMINES WHAT THE FINAL RESULTS ARE FOR ASSIGNING POINTS?
A: OLG determines the final results. There are a variety of sources for statistical information that we will use in making our determination.

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Q10:  HOW IS THE RANKING OF THE PARTICIPANTS FOR PICKS DETERMINED?
A: OLG sets the rankings based on the likelihood of winning, popularity of the participants/teams and the expected level of wagering.

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Q11:  DO THE RANKINGS CHANGE?
A: No, the rankings are set when the card is issued and do not change. The rankings are only used for the Tie-Breaker rule.

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PROPS:

Q12:  HOW DO YOU PLAY "PROPS"?
A: To play PROPS, you wager on selections from a Card of "Over/Under"- type of questions, such as whether a football team's passing yards in a game will be over or under a pre-set number. You may choose from three to six events on which to wager and the amount you want to wager. To calculate the potential payout of your wager, multiply the odds (as indicated by OLG) of each of your predicted event outcomes.

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Q13:  WHO SETS THE ODDS FOR EACH PROPS EVENT?
A: OLG sets the odds for each event, based on a variety of sources.

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Q14:  WHAT SPORTS ARE OFFERED FOR PROPS?
A: PROPS offers football, baseball and hockey.

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Q15:  ARE PROPS QUESTIONS ALWAYS THE SAME, AND HOW IS IT DETERMINED WHICH QUESTIONS TO USE?
A: For the most part OLG uses a standard set of PROPS questions, although others could be added.

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Q16:  WHAT DOES EACH OF THE PROPS ACRONYMS REPRESENT?
A:
Longest Pass Complete LongstPC
Interceptions INTRCPNS
Rushing Yards RushYD
Longest Rush LngstRSH
Fumbles Lost FUMBLost
Field Goals Made FIELDGLM
Longest Field Goals Made LngstFGM
Longest Punt Return LngstPTR
QB Sacks Made QBscksM
1st Half Points FhalfPTS
2nd Half Points ShalfPTS
Complete Pass PassComp
Total Receptions TotRecpt
Reception Yardage RecYD
Passing Yards PassYD
Stolen Bases StlnBase
Strikeouts Strkouts
Hits Hits
Runs Batted In RunBatIn
Pitches Thrown PtchThrw
Flyouts Flyouts
Groundout Grndout
Left on Base LftOnBas
Shots on Goal SOG
Penalty Minutes PIM
Hits Hits
Goals Goals
Assists Assists
Saves Saves
Faceoffs Won FaceoffW
Blocked Shots BlockedS
Giveaways GiveAw
Takeaways TakeAw

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Q17:  WHAT IS A 'PUSH"?
A: If the combined total points for the event is the same number as the over/under number, the event is considered a 'push' and the odds for that event for the over and under wager will be assigned an odds value of 1.00.

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POOLS:

Q18:  HOW DO YOU PLAY "POOLS"?
A: To plays POOLS, you select a Visitor (V) or Home (H) win for ALL of the events listed on a Card. Wagers are set at $5 per card. The player or players with the most correct selections will win or share the prize pool. If there is a tie between two participant/teams, the team set as the Visitor (V) will be declared the winner for that event. Players have the option to 'box' up to four events on a single selection slip.

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Q19:  WHAT SPORTS ARE OFFERED ON POOLS"?
A: All sports are offered on POOLS - baseball, college basketball, football, college football, hockey, soccer and car racing - at the time that events are available.

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Q20:  WHY IS THE VISITOR CREDITED WITH A WIN IF THERE IS A TIE?
A: POOLS is played by predicting which teams will win from a slate of games. It's generally considered to be more difficult for a team to win when playing away rather than playing at home, and so for POOLS a win is credited to the Visitor when there is a tie.

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Q21:  WHY IS THERE ONLY A SINGLE SET WAGER OF $5 FOR POOLS INSTEAD OF HAVING A RANGE OF WAGER AMOUNTS?
A: Each of our sports games has unique features so that we can offer a range of wagering options to various customers. POOLS is a fun and easy way to wager on sports that many people are familiar with, and we expect that the single, low cost of $5 per ticket will be appealing to many people who might not want to wager more than that. A pre-set wager amount with an equal potential winning share is the most preferred design for games like this that are based on a pari-mutuel pool prize structure.

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Q22:  HOW IS A BOX PLAY SELECTION MADE?
A:

For convenience, there is now a Box Play option for players allowing them to box up to four events on a single selection slip.

For Box Play, choose both Visitor Win (V) and Home Win (H) for the number of events (up to four) you choose to box. For the remaining events, choose either Visitor Win (V) or Home Win (H). For a Box Play, players must mark the play type chosen on the selection slip (Box 1, Box 2, Box 3 or Box 4).

Box 1 = 2 separate selections and costs $10.
Box 2 = 4 separate selections and costs $20.
Box 3 = 8 separate selections and costs $40.
Box 4 = 16 separate selections and costs $80.


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Q23:  HOW IS A WINNER OF A CAR RACE EVENT DETERMINED FOR PRO*PICKS POOLS?
A:

A team is identified by a driver for the team and that driver must start the race (although he may then be replaced with another driver). Both teams must start the race in order for the event to be valid.

A winner of a car race event is determined in the following order of priority:

  • The team with the higher finishing position
  • If only one team is credited with a finishing position, that team will be the winner
  • If both teams finishing positions are tied, the team with the most completed laps wins
  • If both teams finishing positions and number of completed laps are tied, the Visitor will be the winner
  • If neither team has a finishing position, the team with the most completed laps wins
  • If neither team has a finishing position and have the same number of completed laps, the Visitor team will be the winner

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