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!