- For The Group Admin
- What powers does an Admin have?
- Can I set any group betting rules?
- How do I invite mates to a group?
- Can new members join after the group has started betting?
- I'm an Admin, do member rules apply to me?
- What are the Top Up rules?
- Who can see my name and the group name?
- Can I remove a member from the group?
- Can my group have more than one Admin?
- I don't want to be an Admin, can I stay in the group as a member?
The group Admin names the group, sets the Buy-In amount, how much and when to Top Up as you go. The Admin also decides when to open betting for the first time, or resume betting after a Top Up. The Admin cannot change or cancel a group bet. There is one Admin per group at all times.
Betting from the group account is available to all members. This means any member can bet any time, on any event and bet any amount that doesn't exceed the group balance. If your group decides to take turns in placing a bet, or limit how much, when or how often to bet, you'll need to discuss and manage those rules amongst yourselves.
If you start a group you'll be prompted to invite mates to join by sending them the Join Code straight from your phone. This 6-digit code is unique to your group, does not change and is valid up until the group Admin chooses to start betting, or closes the group. Anyone who receives the Join Code can invite another member simply by quoting the code to them. To join the group, the recipient will need to enter this code when they sign in to Sportsbet Bet With Mates.
No, once the Admin selects 'Start Betting' the group is finalised with members that have transferred their Buy-In. Members that have received an invite to join but have not transferred their Buy-In, will not be able to join once betting has opened. Members can't be added to a group during a Top Up. To get others involved, you can start a new group.
I'm an Admin, do member rules apply to me?
Yes. As an Admin you're also a member of the group. You'll have to transfer the Buy-In and Top Up amounts like every other member. As the Admin, you'll be the first to transfer your Buy-In and Top Ups. Any limits you set as the Admin such as the Max Stake will apply equally to you.
As an Admin you can call for a Top Up at any time, as often as you like, for any amount between $5 and $99,999 per member. You can vary the amount with each Top Up, and there's no requirement for the group account balance to reach a certain level. You can resume betting at any time and end the opportunity for members to Top Up. Resuming betting will automatically remove any existing member that has not transferred the Top Up amount.
Who can see my name and the group name?
Your Bet With Mates screen name ('Your Name') and the name of your group ('Group Name') are visible only to other members of your group. An Admin can choose the group name and rename the group at any time. Any member can change their own Bet With Mates screen name any time in Settings. Your Name does not need to match your real name, Sportsbet personal username or bank account name. Sportsbet reserve the right to remove or alter names that may be offensive.
Can I remove a member from the group?
Once they have joined the group, members cannot be directly removed from the group. All members will be removed from a group, and the group closed, when only 2 members remain. If the Admin calls for a Top Up, any existing members that have not transferred the Top Up amount when the Admin resumes betting, will be automatically removed from the group.
No. Each group must have one Admin at all times. If the Admin leaves the group, an existing group member will automatically become the new Admin.
I don't want to be an Admin, can I stay in the group as a member?
No, the group Admin role can't be passed on to another member while you are a member of the group. If you leave the group a remaining member will automatically be assigned as the new Admin.
The Bet With Mates Social Contract
Importantly, it is solely the responsibility of the Group and its Members to decide, set and administer any particular Group betting protocols they see fit, including any betting limits imposed on Members (“Social Contract”). By using the Bet With Mates product, all Group Members acknowledge and agree that it is solely their responsibility to form the Social Contract in relation to the Group. The Group and/or Member(s) expressly acknowledge they have no recourse against Sportsbet nor the Northern Territory Racing Commission (and neither Sportsbet nor the Northern Territory Racing Commission will entertain or consider any complaint or dispute) in relation to any conduct by a Group Member which may be in breach of a Social Contract (including, without limitation, placing a bet, betting an amount in excess of any limit, or Cashing out a bet) on a Bet With Mates Group. For the avoidance of any doubt, this condition 5 will apply whether or not a Group has agreed any Social Contract or not.