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Last updated: 22nd February 2018

Sportsbet NRL & AFL Online Footy Tipping Competition Terms & Conditions of Entry (2018)

1. Information on how to enter and prizes forms part of these Terms & Conditions of Entry. These Terms and Conditions of Entry serve as separate Terms and Conditions of Entry for the Competitions being conducted for each of the Codes referred to herein where such a Competition is being conducted by Sportsbet on the Sportsbet Northern Territory Web Site server. Entry into the Competition is deemed to be an acknowledgement of these Terms and Conditions of Entry. Entries not complying with these Terms & Conditions of Entry are ineligible and Sportsbet reserves its absolute right to disqualify any Sportsbet Customer or Group from the Competition if any entries do not comply with these Terms & Conditions of Entry.

2. The Competition is open to Sportsbet Customers who have satisfied the requirements of the Sportsbet Membership Rules. Employees of Sportsbet and its agencies associated with this Competition and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. Entry into the Competition is free

3. The Competition is conducted on the Sportsbet Northern Territory Web Site server and is only open to current members of Sportsbet who have current customer accounts with Sportsbet ("Sportsbet Customer") and who have satisfied all standard Sportsbet regulatory identification requirements.

4. In these Terms & Conditions of Entry, unless the contrary intention appears, the following words and phrases have the meanings set out opposite them:

4.1. "Sportsbet" means Sportsbet Pty Ltd (ABN 87 088 326 612), the conductor of the Competition, with a registered office address of Suite 7, Brett Dixon House, Fannie Bay Race Course, Dick Ward Drive, Fannie Bay, 0820 Northern Territory and licensed to conduct the business of a Sports Bookmaker by the Northern Territory under the Racing & Betting Act NT 1993.

4.2. "Registered Participant" means a person who is eligible to participate in the Competition and registered to do so in accordance with Sportsbet's Membership Rules and these Terms and Conditions of Entry;

4.3. "Code" means the series of Matches of:

a) National Rugby League conducted by the National Rugby League ("NRL") between member teams of the NRL over the NRL Season;

b) Australian Rules Football conducted by the Australian Football League ("AFL") between member teams of the AFL over the AFL Season;

4.4. "Competition" means Sportsbet Football Tipping Competition whereby winning entries are based on the Results of Matches at the conclusion of the relevant Code's Rounds and Home and Away Season;

4.5. "Season" means the 2018 season of a relevant Code including Home and Away Season Rounds inclusive;

4.6. "Round" means a round of matches of the relevant Code conducted during that Code's Season;

4.7. "Home and Away Season" means a number of Rounds of which Matches are played between member teams of the respective Code of -

a) National Rugby League (NRL) consists of 26 rounds over the NRL Home and Away Season, inclusive of State of Origin series matches; or

b) Australian Rules Football (AFL) consists of 23 rounds over the AFL Home and Away Season;

4.8. "Match" means a single game, of and conducted by the relevant Code, between member teams of that Code;

4.9. "Margin Match" means the difference between the score of the winning and losing team for a nominated Margin Match where the Registered Participant is required to enter a winning margin. The nominated Margin Match will generally be listed as the final Match of each Code's Round. A Registered Participant is required to check Sportsbet's web site at www.sportsbet.com.au/tipping or the Sportsbet mobile telephone device web site at https://m.sportsbet.com.au/tipping or the Sportsbet App the week of the Round if a Margin Match is not nominated in advance of the Round;

4.10. "Margin Difference" means the number of points between the margin entered by the Registered Participant for the team they tip to win for a Margin Match and the actual margin for that Margin Match. If the Registered Participant has correctly tipped the winning team for the Margin Match, the Margin Difference will equal the difference between the actual margin and the margin entered by the Registered Participant. If the Registered Participant has incorrectly tipped the winning team for the Margin Match, the Margin Difference will equal the total of the actual winning margin plus the margin entered by the Registered Participant. For example: If Team A defeats Team B by 10 points, and you have selected Team A to win by 20 points, your Margin Difference for that Round is 10; and if you have selected Team B to win by 20 points, your Margin Difference for that Round is 30. Registered Participants equal on Score with a lower Margin Difference will be ranked higher than those with a higher Margin Difference subject to conditions 12 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17;

4.11. "Score" means the allocation of points to a Registered Participant for the correct selection of winning teams. One point is awarded for each correct selection of a winning team. Registered Participants with a higher Score will be ranked higher on a ladder. Registered Participants equal on Score with a lower Margin Difference, be it for a single Round and/or an Accumulative Margin difference, will be ranked higher on a ladder than those with higher Accumulative Margins subject to conditions 12 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17;

4.12. "Accumulative Margin" means the sum of the Margin Differences for all Margin Matches over the Home and Away Season. Registered Participants equal on Score with a lower Accumulative Margin will be ranked higher on a ladder than those with higher margin Accumulative Margins subject to conditions 12 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17;

4.13. "Ladder Ranking" means the position a Registered Participant is ranked on a Public Ladder for any Code;

4.14. "Away Team" means the team that is listed by the relevant Code as playing away from their home ground for that Match. If the Code does not nominate an Away Team, the Away Team will be team displayed on Sportsbet's web site at www.sportsbet.com.au/tipping on the right hand side;

4.15. "Home Team" means the team that is listed by the relevant Code as playing at their home ground for that Match. If the Code does not nominate a Home Team, the Home Team will be team displayed on Sportsbet's web site at on the left hand side;

4.16. "Quick Tip" - means the auto-generated selection of tips by nominating either "Favourite" or "Randomise".

4.17. "Favourite" - means, at the time of selection according to Sportsbet's odds for that Match, the team with the shorter head-to-head odds for that Match. In the event both teams for a Match share the same head-to-head odds, the tip selection for that Match will be allocated to the Home Team. In the event no head-to-head odds are available for a Match then the tip selection for that Match will be allocated to the Home Team.

4.18. "Randomise" - means a selection of tips picked at random for the Registered Participant.

4.19. "Cash Deposit" means an equivalent amount of value accredited to a Registered Participant's Sportsbet account which may be withdrawn from the Registered Participant's Sportsbet account in exchange for cash at the election of the Registered Participant unconditionally;

4.20. "Results" are the results of Matches as officially determined by the relevant Code in accordance with the rules of that Code following the completion of a Round;

4.21. "Private Group" means a group of 2 or more Sportsbet Customers who have entered the Competition under a collective registration and who may, by using the tipping results of those Sportsbet Customers, conduct a separate non-commercial private competition, the winner or winners of which may be eligible for prizes offered by the Group's Manager or other provider and which do not form part of the prizes offered by Sportsbet in this Competition;

4.22. "Northern Territory Web Site server" means the Web Site of Sportsbet at www.sportsbet.com.au/tipping or any Sportsbet 'milliondollartipping.com.au' white label web site or the Sportsbet mobile telephone device web site at https://m.sportsbet.com.au/tipping or the Million Dollar Tipping App accessible on the Internet through the World Wide Web as regulated by the Northern Territory Racing Commission in accordance with Sportsbet's license to conduct business as a Sports Bookmaker under the Northern Territory Racing and Betting Act;

4.23. The total prize pool for NRL and AFL competitions comprises cash prizes to the value of $480,000 (which includes the "Weekly Cash Prizes" and the "End of Season Cash Prizes" as detailed below) and bonus bet prizes to the value of $520,000 (to be distributed by Sportsbet in its discretion as prizes to Registered Participants throughout the course of the AFL and NRL seasons).

4.24. "Weekly Cash Prizes" shall mean a cumulative total of $115,000 of Cash Deposits issued to select winning Registered Participants per the AFL Code for the entire Home and Away Season and $130,000 of Cash Deposits issued to select winning Registered Participants per the NRL Code for the entire Home and Away Season. Subject to Conditions 11,12, 16 and 17 Weekly Cash Deposits amounts will be issued for each Code as follows:

a) Place 1 - $5,000 Cash Deposit per Code per Round of the Home and Away Season;

4.25. "End of Season Cash Prizes" shall mean a cumulative total of $117,500 of Cash Deposits issued to select winning Registered Participants per the AFL Code for the entire Home and Away Season and $117,500 of Cash Deposits issued to select winning Registered Participants per the NRL Code for the entire Home and Away Season. Subject to Conditions 13, 14, 16 and 17 End of Season Cash Deposits amounts will be issued for each Code as follows:

  • Place 1 - $50,000 Cash Deposit
  • Place 2 - $25,000 Cash Deposit
  • Place 3 - $10,000 Cash Deposit
  • Place 4 - $7,500 Cash Deposit
  • Place 5 - $5,000 Cash Deposit
  • Place 6 - $3,000 Cash Deposit
  • Place 7 - $2,000 Cash Deposit
  • Place 8 - $1,500 Cash Deposit
  • Place 9 - $1,000 Cash Deposit
  • Place 10 - $500 Cash Deposit
  • Places 11 to 20 ("End of Season Minor Prizes") $250 Cash Deposit issued to each of the Registered Participants
    Places 21 to 50 ("End of Season Minor Prizes") $100 Cash Deposit issued to each of the Registered Participants
  • Places 51 to 100 ("End of Season Minor Prizes") $50 Cash Deposit issued to each of the Registered Participants
  • Places 101 to 250 ("End of Season Minor Prizes") $25 Cash Deposit issued to each of the Registered Participants.

5. Entry into the Competition is available for the following Codes, if applicable:

  • from 21/02/2018 and closes on 30/08/2018 for the NRL Code;
  • from 21/02/2018 and closes on 24/08/2017 for the AFL Code;

6. To enter the Competition for a particular Code, a Participant must:

6.1 be a registered member of Sportsbet and become a Registered Participant by registering their details via the on-line registration form on the Sportsbet Web Site at www.sportsbet.com.au/register/now and satisfy the Sportsbet Membership Rules or become a registered member of Sportsbet by registering their details via the on-line registration form on any Corporate white label 'milliondollartipping.com.au' website or become a member of Sportsbet by registering their details via the on-line registration form at www.m.sportsbet.com.au or via the app;

6.2. register their tipping profile details via the on-line registration form using their existing Sportsbet account located on the Sportsbet Web Site at www.sportsbet.com.au/tipping/settings or via the on-line tipping profile registration form on any Corporate white label 'milliondollartipping.com.au' website or become a member of Sportsbet by registering their details via the on-line tipping profile registration form at www.m.sportsbet.com.au or via the app;

6.3. for each Round, make a selection of the teams the Registered Participant tips to win and the number of points margin by which they expect the correct winning team's score to exceed the losing team's score for the one nominated match each Round which requires a winning margin prediction and submit that entry via the Sportsbet Northern Territory Web Site server in the manner and within the time frames set out on the Sportsbet Web Site. A draw cannot be selected as a Match result selection.

7. A Sportsbet Customer may register their own personal details as per condition 6 for participation in the Competition. Sportsbet however reserves the right not to accept for registration or allow any such registration to continue for any Sportsbet Customer if the registration contains anything defamatory or is otherwise offensive in any way. More than one registration in the Competition per Customer is not permitted and any Customer with more than one Registration is not eligible to win a prize.

8. Once a Sportsbet Customer becomes a Registered Participant that person will be allocated one point towards their Score for each correct selection of a winning team. Registered Participants will be ranked by their Score, where the highest Score is the highest rank and then by their Margin where the lowest Margin is the highest rank. In the event of a Match in a given Round being drawn, cancelled, abandoned, not completed or not played for any reason and/or a Result or rescheduled date is not officially declared within thirty (30) days of the date the Match was originally scheduled to be played, it is treated as a win for both teams competing in that Match and one point will be awarded to all Registered Participants.

9. A Registered Participant can choose to use the 'Favourites' or 'Randomise' Quick Tip features to make their tipping selections. When using Quick Tip, the margin automatically applied for the applicable Margin Matches is 36 points for an AFL Margin Match and 8 points for an NRL Margin Match.

10. A Registered Participant may make or change a selection of the team the Registered Participant tips to win for a given Match in a Round at any time prior to the scheduled starting time of that Match.

11. If a Registered Participant:

11.1. does not submit an entry for a given Match in a Round, then the Registered Participant's tip for that Match will be deemed to be for that of the team determined to be the Away Team to a maximum of five correct tips for that Round, in addition to any points awarded for any submitted tips for that Round;

11.2. does not submit an entry into the Competition for a given Round, the Registered Participant's tips for that Round will be deemed to be those of the teams determined to be the Away Teams to a maximum of five correct tips for that Round;

11.3. enters the Competition after the commencement of the first Round, then the Registered Participants tips for those Rounds that have been completed or have commenced will be deemed to be those of the teams determined to be the Away Teams to a maximum of five correct tips for each such Round. A Registered Participant cannot claim past Round retrospective Weekly Cash Prizes for past Rounds if entering the Competition after the completion of a Round but the Registered Participant is eligible for future Round prizes and End of Season prizes.

12. Weekly Cash Prizes winners for each Code will be determined by the Registered Participant's Score for that Round and then by their Margin Difference for the same Round. The Registered Participant(s) with the highest Round Score and lowest Margin Difference will have the highest Ladder Ranking and be deemed the winner(s) of the Weekly Cash Prizes for each Code. Where Registered Participants have identical Scores and identical Margin Differences for the same Round for a Code the Registered Participants will equally share the Weekly Cash Prizes subject to Conditions 11, 16 and 17.

13. End of Season Cash Prizes winners and the ladder ranking of end of season place winners for each Code will be determined by a Registered Participant's grand total Score for all Rounds in the Home and Away season and then by their Accumulative Margin. The Top 250 ranked Registered Participants with the Highest Score grand total and Lowest Accumulative Margin total at the end of the Home and Away season of each Code will have the highest Ladder Ranking and be deemed the winner(s) of the End of Season Cash Prizes for each Code. Where Top 250 ranked Registered Participants have identical Scores and identical Margin Differences at the end of the Home and Away season the Registered Participants will equally share the End of Season Cash Prizes subject to Condition 16. End of Season Cash Prizes and their values (if any) for end of season place winners for each Code are set out on the Web Site for the relevant Code. Therefore:

  • the Registered Participant(s) with the highest rank will be considered the first place winner; and
  • the Registered Participant(s) with the second highest rank will be considered the second place winner; and
  • the Registered Participant(s) with the third highest rank will be considered the third place winner; and
  • the Registered Participant(s) with the fourth highest rank will be considered the fourth place winner; and
  • the Registered Participant(s) with the fifth highest rank will be considered the fifth place winner; and
  • the Registered Participant(s) with the sixth highest rank will be considered the sixth place winner; and
  • the Registered Participant(s) with the seventh highest rank will be considered the seventh place winner; and
  • the Registered Participant(s) with the eighth highest rank will be considered the eighth place winner; and
  • the Registered Participant(s) with the ninth highest rank will be considered the ninth place winner; and
  • the Registered Participant(s) with the tenth highest rank will be considered the tenth place winner; and
  • the Registered Participants with the eleventh (11th) to two hundred and fiftieth (250h) highest ladder rank per Code will be eligible for End of Season Minor Cash Prizes.

14. End of Season Cash Prize winners will be determined on the dates and times listed below for the relevant Code, if applicable:

  • 03/09/2018 for the NRL Code;
  • 27/08/2018 for the AFL Code;

15. In the event of a draw or cessation or cancellation of the Code Competition then the Rules as applied by the Code will govern the result for this Competition.

16. Subject to conditions 11, 12, 13, 15 and 17 the intent of the Competition is that Weekly Cash Prizes winners and End of Season Cash Prizes winners who are equal on total points and equal on total margin for respective prizes periods will equally share prizes. Therefore in the event that:

16.1. two or more Registered Participants have an equal highest grand total Score and lowest Accumulative Margin that deems them eligible for a prize place rank, then all applicable eligible prize places will be combined and the resulting amount will be shared equally between those Registered Participants;

16.2. a place winning Registered Participant is unable to accept a prize for whatever reason, Sportsbet will award that prize to the Registered Participant or Registered Participants who would have met the eligibility criteria and been deemed the place winner or winners had the place winning Registered Participant not participated in the Competition.

17. Sportsbet and its agencies associated with this Competition are not liable and do not accept responsibility for:

17.1. a Registered Participant's tips that are not received or which are received and subsequently corrupted or rejected by the Northern Territory Web Site server, whether submitted by the Registered Participant or by an administrator if in respect of a Group participation. This explicitly includes any private or public tipping competition which use in any way or solely rely on the Northern Territory Web Site server as a means for collection and disbursement of data to their Registered Participants;

17.2. any lost, misdirected or corrupt emails to or from the Northern Territory Web Site server;

17.3. any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or personal injury suffered or sustained:

a) in connection with a Registered Participants participation in the Competition or the taking of a place, except that which cannot be excluded by law; and

b) relating to the conduct of the Competition however caused, including failure of the Northern Territory Web Site server or incorrect or corrupt data supplied by Sportsbet to Registered Participant.

18. Information about Registered Participants will be used by Sportsbet to assess and process registration in the Competition. If an applicant does not provide the required information, Sportsbet cannot process the registration. All entries become the property of Sportsbet and will be entered into a database. Information emanating from the Registered Participant's participation in the Competition is used by Sportsbet and its agencies associated with this Competition for the determination of winners and distribution of prizes, if any, awarded to a Registered Participant. Registered Participants consent to Sportsbet publishing their name or alias and accumulated winning team points in the results section of the Northern Territory Web Site. Sportsbet will not be held responsible for any loss of reputation, status or otherwise in connection with a Registered Participant's tipping selections and consequential results. It is a condition of entry that Registered Participants consent to these uses and disclosures of their information. Information about Registered Participants may also be used by Sportsbet, its agents, assignees, contractors and related companies, for the purposes of carrying out marketing, planning, product development and direct mail and promotional campaigns unless a Registered Participant otherwise withdraws their consent to the use of their information in this manner.

19. Notwithstanding Sportsbet's rights under condition 7 to not accept or to subsequently disqualify a Registered Participant or Group, Sportsbet will not be liable for any legal action arising out of any Group name being slanderous, defamatory or unsightly to the public at large or any similarly sounding or related group and any Registered Participant who uses a Group name which is subsequently found to be slanderous, defamatory or unsightly in any way will indemnify Sportsbet, its agents, assignees, contractors and related companies from any legal action, claim or dispute arising in relation thereto.

20. In the event there is a dispute or issue concerning or in any way arising out of or in relation to any aspect of the conduct, management or determination about the Competition, the decision of Sportsbet is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

21. In the event of any unclaimed prizes within three months, the prize will be allocated to the 2nd place winner or the third place winner if the 2nd place winner is not available, and so on.

22. All Top Ten Ranked End of Season Major Prize winners will be notified by phone and the Top Three Ranked End of Season Major Prize winners will be published on Sportsbet's Northern Territory web site for the NRL and AFL Codes respectively.

23. Prizes shall be deposited into the winner's Sportsbet Customer Northern Territory Account as maintained by Sportsbet on behalf of its customers.

24. Any tax liability arising as a result of accepting any prize is the responsibility of the winner.

25. Sportsbet reserves the right to change, add or alter any of the terms and conditions (other than the prizes) if in the absolute opinion of Sportsbet it is in the interest of the Competition and such change shall be notified to the Registered Participants by being placed on Sportsbet's Web Site and each Registered Participant shall be bound by such change, addition or alteration to the Terms and Conditions of Entry.

26. These Terms and Conditions of Entry form the basis of an agreement made between Sportsbet and all Registered Participants which is made and entered into in the Northern Territory

 

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