1. CAN ALL TYPES OF CARDS BE PLAYED WITH THE SAME SELECTION SLIP?  

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.

2. WHAT HAPPENS IF A PARTICIPANT/TEAM DOES NOT PLAY FOR POOLS?  

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

3. HOW ARE TIES HANDLED FOR POOLS?

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.

4. WHAT IS THE TOTAL PRIZE PAYOUT FOR POOLS? 

POOLS has a set payout of 60%.

5. HOW MUCH CAN PLAYERS WAGER ON POOLS?

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.

6. WHEN IS THE CUTOFF TIME FOR WAGERING? 

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.

7. HOW DO YOU PLAY POOLS?

To play 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.

8. WHAT SPORTS ARE OFFERED ON POOLS?

All sports are offered on POOLS - baseball, college basketball, football, college football, hockey, soccer and car racing - at the time that events are available.

9. WHY IS THE VISITOR CREDITED WITH A WIN IF THERE IS A TIE?

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.

10. WHY IS THERE ONLY A SINGLE SET WAGER OF $5 FOR POOLS INSTEAD OF HAVING A RANGE OF WAGER AMOUNTS?

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.

11. HOW IS A BOX PLAY SELECTION MADE?

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.

12. HOW IS A WINNER OF A CAR RACE EVENT DETERMINED FOR POOLS?

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.