GAMES

Gridiron Gambler

Game Description

This is a game originally devised by 4 people (the founding fathers) in order to prevent gambling withdrawal when a bookie was no longer available.  It combines the fun of gambling with less risk and no chance to loose your shirt or get your legs broken.

It is basically like gambling, except no money is paid out for individual bets.  Instead, players in your league will all compete for an entire season to see who can build the biggest pot by the end of the season.  Payouts are determined on a season-long basis, determined by your league manager.

Each gambler makes bets ranging from their league minimum bet (set my league manager) up to half of their pot each week of the regular season (weeks 1-17).  You decide how much you are willing to wager on each game (as long as they are in the correct increments set by your league manager) and do not exceed one half of your pot.  You can bet on as many games as your money allows.  And since you can never bet your entire pot on a single game, you can never lose all of your money.  But being risky pays off, the largest pot at the end of the year wins.  And since you can only bet half of your pot each week, the larger pot you have, the more you can risk!

Game Notes

This game can be played for both NFL and NCAAF.

The entry fee is determined by your league manager. At the present time, the website does not collect the entry fees. This will have to be settled outside of the website. The league manager, however, will enter into the website which players have paid, unlock the player and allow them to make their picks.

Useful Terms To Know

Bet – A fictitious amount of money (not a real bet) that comes from your total pot (the league manager sets the minimum bet and the percentage of the total pot that can be bet each week).

Pot – Your fictitious bankroll of money to gamble with.  The starting amount and percentage is set by the league manager.  You can only bet up to half of your pot in any week (all games from Tuesday through Monday night).  This is done to prevent gamblers from losing all their money early in the season. The pot is rounded down to the nearest $5 increment for ease of bookkeeping (e.g., if your % was set at 50%, and you had $415 in your pot, then you could wager $205 at the most (half of $415 is $207.50, rounded down to the nearest $5).

Push – A push is where the game ends with the favorite winning by the line amount. This is considered “No Bet”. Lines with a half point can never end in a push.  If a game ends in a push (tie with the spread) then the original bet amount is returned to the gambler’s pot as if he never made the bet.

Nom de Wager – Your gambling alias, or team name.

Rickshaw – Something you won’t see on NBC’s Olympics coverage.

Pigskin Pickem

Game Description

In Pigskin Pick’em, you are competing against all other members of your league to earn the best record.  You will choose the winner of each game against the spread each week and the week’s end you will accumulate a win/loss/push record.  At the end of the season, the player with the best record wins.

You must make all your picks on the website each week.  If you don’t pick a winner for a game, that game counts as a loss.

Game Notes

This game can be played for only NFL at the present time.

The entry fee is determined by your league manager. At the present time, the website does not collect the entry fees. This will have to be settled outside of the website. The league manager, however, will enter into the website which players have paid. This will unlock the player, and allow them to make their picks.

Evil Eliminator

Game Description

Evil Eliminator is known by many names, such as Knockout, Survivor, Suicide, etc…  In this game, it is simply a win-and-move-on survivor pool game.

Each week, you must select a team from the list of NFL teams.  If that team WINS, you will move on to the next week.  If you don’t pick a team for a week, that week counts as a loss, and you are eliminated from the game, and will not make any more picks for the remainder of the season.

NOTE:  A tie is not a win!  This has happened before.  Just ask Donovan McNabb.  Your team must WIN in order for you to move on to the next week.

Each NFL team can only be selected once per season, so choose wisely.  To make it all year, you would have to choose 17 different teams to win each of the 17 weeks of the season.

The final player standing is the winner of the pool.  If more than one player makes it all the way through the season without losing, then those players will all split the pot evenly amongst themselves.

Game Notes

This game can be played for only NFL at the present time.

The entry fee is determined by your league manager. At the present time, the website does not collect the entry fees. This will have to be settled outside of the website. The league manager, however, will enter into the website which players have paid. This will unlock the player, and allow them to make their picks.

Confidence Chaos

Game Description

Confidence Chaos combines a little of both Gridiron Gambler and Pigskin Pickem. It is the best of both worlds.

You will select the winners of each game every week (against the spread of course), and then assign a confidence level to that game based on how confident you are in your pick. If there are 14 games on the schedule that week, then you will assign numbers 1-14 to the games.

The winner you are most confident in, you would place a confidence level of 14 (or the max that week) on, and the game that you are least confident in your selection, you will place a 1 on.

You will score points for each game you get right. So if you get 5 games right, and have assigned them confidence levels of 2,6,9,11,14, then your total score that week would be 42. You will accumulate points throughout the year and try to finish with the most points. It’s simple!

Game Notes

This game can be played for only NFL at the present time.

The entry fee is determined by your league manager. At the present time, the website does not collect the entry fees. This will have to be settled outside of the website. The league manager, however, will enter into the website which players have paid. This will unlock the player, and allow them to make their picks.