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The DRF Bets Last Chance Challenge

OFFICIAL RULES

The Contest:

The DRF Bets Last Chance Challenge (“Contest”) is a competition in which any two (2) competitors whose total mutuel payoffs exceeds all other competitors’ total mutuel payoffs on Sunday, January 11, 2015 as further identified below will earn a trip to Las Vegas and a seat in the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship to be held January 23-25, 2015.  In order to win a seat, you must be an NHC Tour member prior to registering for the contest (go to NTRA.com to confirm your eligibility for NHC Tour membership, to provide the required membership information and to pay the annual $50 fee). No NHC Tour points will be awarded for this contest.

Players must register for the competition online by following instructions on

http://www.drf.com/store/Last-Chance-Challenge or www.xpressbet.com.

To Enter:

Participants must register for the DRF Bets Last Chance Challenge by following instructions on

http://www.drf.com/store/Last-Chance-Challenge or www.xpressbet.com and provide their username, password, email address (twice), and NHC Tour membership number. Participants must have a DRF Bets or Xpressbet account in good standing.  One (1) account per person.  One (1) registration per person.  There is a $50 entry fee to compete in the DRF Bets Last Chance Challenge (this is in addition to the $50 annual fee for the NHC Tour).

This prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.   If the first or second place finisher has already won two seats to the 2015 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship 16 through another NHC qualifying tournament, the corresponding Grand Prize Package will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the first or second place finishers.

If the first or second place finisher does not respond within 48 hours of first notification to one (1) of at least three (3) emails and/or telephone attempts to contact and confirm their acceptance of the corresponding Grand Prize package, that prize will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the first or second place finishers.

If a Grand Prize winner becomes unable to fill his/her seat at the 2015 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship at any time prior to January 19, 2015, the prize must be rescinded and the seat to the 2015 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, along with related airfare and hotel, will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the first and second place finishers.

The 2015 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship is a separate event run by the NTRA and entry into the DRF Bets Last Chance Challenge does not constitute entry into the 2015 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship. DRF Bets is not, and shall not be deemed, responsible for any aspect of the 2015 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, including any offering of or obligation to award or pay prizes in connection therewith. Under NHC rules applicable to the 2015 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship, a player must be a member of the NHC Tour to compete in that competition. Thus, you must become an NHC Tour member prior to registering for the DRF Bets Last Chance Challenge, and you must enter your Tour number at registration. Players can sign-up for the NHC Tour at NTRA.com. There is a one-time annual $50 fee to join the NHC Tour.  This fee must be paid prior to registering for the DRF Bets Last Chance Challenge and is the responsibility of player.

To win one of the two (2) Grand Prizes, a Player must exceed all other competitors' total mutuel payoffs during the contest (cited below) in order to earn a seat in the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship and other cash/prizes as described below.

To Play:

To compete, Players must use the Contest Wager Pad to make eight (8) online, “live” $10 Win wagers on the following tracks: Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park.  There are no mandatory races.  Players may only wager on one horse in each race in order for that race to count as a contest wager.   The two players with the highest mutuel payoffs at the end of the contest on Sunday, January 11, 2015 will be declared the winners. Certain jurisdictions may have withholdings that potentially would affect a player’s pari-mutuel payout.  For Tournament participants in these jurisdictions, the payouts for their Contest Wager(s) will reflect the actual payout they receive and will not be adjusted to match the payouts received by participants in jurisdictions that do not levy withholdings on winnings. Player accounts will be credited with winnings for all competition wagers and debited for all losing wagers. Players will retain their winnings following the conclusion of the contest. Only wagers submitted on Sunday, January 11, 2015 by using either the Contest Wager Pad or the Mobile Contest Wager Pad are eligible for competition. Wagers placed using the traditional, Non-Contest Wager Pad, Regular Mobile Wager Pad or Wagers placed by telephone do not qualify.  Wagers placed in any other manner do not count in the competition.  Contest Wager Pad is accessible from a link at the top of the Regular Wager Pad.

The winners will be determined by the highest mutuel payout when all races at the contest tracks are complete.  Registered entrants must use the Special Contest Wager Pad via their online or mobile wagering accounts to place contest wagers in order for the wagers to be eligible. Wagers submitted via the usual, Non-Contest wager pad will not count in the competition.  DO NOT CANCEL CONTEST WAGERS. THIS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE COMPETITION.

Wagers on scratched horses earn zero in the competition. If a player notices that his horse is scratched in a particular race he may submit a Win wager on another horse in that race before wagering closes for that particular race. The player must use the Special Contest Wager Pad or the Mobile Contest Wager Pad to submit all contest plays including replacement plays for scratched horses. Once a late scratch is processed by tote, the Special Contest Wager Pad will be available for submission of replacement wagers on scratched horses.

Entries must be made in accordance with these Official Rules; any other attempted form of entry will NOT be accepted. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like call-in or registration entry or wager methods will void all such entries by such methods, and result in disqualification of any entrant using such methods.

Notification of Winners:

Winners will be notified via one of the following: email or telephone no later than Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

Prizes/Odds of Winning:

Two (2) Grand Prize Packages and Eight (8) Runner-up Prizes will be awarded. 

Estimated odds of winning a prize, based on 250 participants, is 1/25.  The actual odds of winning will be determined by the total number of entries in the contest.

Grand Prize Package:

One (1) Grand Prize Package will be awarded to the First Place finisher - the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all other competitors.

One (1) Grand Prize Package will be awarded to the Second Place finisher - the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the First Place finisher.

The Grand Prize Package consists of:  one (1) seat in the 2015 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship to be held in Las Vegas, on a consecutive Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2015 (the specific dates of which will be selected by NTRA in its sole discretion); and a trip for one (1) person to Las Vegas, Nevada consisting of the following:

(i) an allowance of up to the total amount of five hundred dollars ($500) to be used for or towards coach-class airfare to and from Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport;

(ii) an allowance of up to the total amount of one hundred dollars ($100) to be used for or towards any ground transportation in connection with the trip; and

(iii) Four (4) nights / five (5) days standard room hotel accommodations for one (1) person at the host hotel for the NTRA National Handicapping Championship (which hotel shall be selected by NTRA in its sole discretion).

No NHC Tour points will be awarded for this contest.

Total retail value of each Grand Prize Package is approximately $1,223 USD. 

Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.

Runner Up Prizes:

“Third Prize”: The Third Prize consists of five-hundred dollars ($500 USD) to be deposited as a wagering credit, into the active DRF Bets or Xpressbet account of the winner.   The wagering credits can only be withdrawn in accordance with Xpressbet policies. One (1) Third Prize will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the Grand Prize Winners.

“Fourth Prize”: The Fourth Prize consists of three-hundred dollars ($300 USD) to be deposited as a wagering credit, into the active DRF Bets or Xpressbet account of the winner.   The wagering credits can only be withdrawn in accordance with Xpressbet policies. One (1) Third Prize will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the Grand Prize Winners or Third Prize Winner.

 “Fifth Prize”: The Fifth Prize consists of two-hundred dollars ($200 USD) to be deposited as a wagering credit, into the active DRF Bets or Xpressbet account of the winner.   The wagering credits can only be withdrawn in accordance with Xpressbet policies.  One (1) Fifth Prize will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the Grand Prize, Third, or Fourth Prize Winners.

 “Sixth Prize”: The Sixth Prize consists of one-hundred dollars ($100 USD) to be deposited as a wagering credit, into the active DRF Bets or Xpressbet account of the winner.   The wagering credits can only be withdrawn in accordance with Xpressbet policies. One (1) Sixth Prize will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the Grand Prize, Third, Fourth or Fifth Prize Winners.

 “Seventh Prize”: The Seventh Prize consists of one-hundred dollars ($100 USD) to be deposited as a wagering credit, into the active DRF Bets or Xpressbet account of the winner.   The wagering credits can only be withdrawn in accordance with Xpressbet policies.  One (1) Seventh Prize will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the Grand Prize, Third, Fourth, Fifth or Sixth Prize Winners.

“Eighth Prize”: The Eighth Prize consists of one-hundred dollars ($100 USD) to be deposited as a wagering credit, into the active DRF Bets or Xpressbet account of the winner.   The wagering credits can only be withdrawn in accordance with Xpressbet policies. One (1) Eighth Prize will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the Grand Prize, Third, Fourth Fifth, Sixth or Seventh Prize Winners.

“Ninth Prize”: The Ninth Prize consists of one-hundred dollars ($100 USD) to be deposited as a wagering credit, into the active DRF Bets or Xpressbet account of the winner.   The wagering credits can only be withdrawn in accordance with Xpressbet policies.  One (1) Ninth Prize will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the Grand Prize, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh or Eighth Prize Winners.

“Tenth Prize”: The Tenth Prize consists of one-hundred dollars ($100 USD) to be deposited as a wagering credit, into the active DRF Bets or Xpressbet account of the winner.   The wagering credits can only be withdrawn in accordance with Xpressbet policies.One (1) Ninth Prize will be awarded to the Player whose total mutual payoffs during the Contest exceeded the total mutual payoffs for all competitors other than the Grand Prize, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth or Ninth Prize Winners.

Tie-Breaking Procedure:

For the Grand Prizes:

First Tie-breaker: The player with the highest single winning mutuel payoff of all tied players will be ranked above the others. Ties for this position and for all subsequent positions will be broken in the same manner.

Final Tie-Breaker: If two (2) or more players remain tied after the tie-breaker procedure has been implemented, the final tie-breaker will go to the player who chronologically signed up first for the Contest.

For Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Prize:

If two (2) or more players finish in a tie, the value of that prize will be divided equally among those tied players and deposited as a wagering credit, into the active DRF Bets or Xpressbet account of the winner.   The wagering credits can only be withdrawn in accordance with Xpressbet policies

All decisions of DRF Bets are final.

Legal and Eligibility:

DRF Bets Last Chance Challenge ("Contest") is offered only in the United States (where legal) and is open only to legal U.S. residents (of such jurisdictions where the Contest is lawfully offered) 18 years of age (21 in Alabama, Kansas, Iowa, North Dakota, New Hampshire and Washington) or older as of January 11, 2015 who reside in a state where pari-mutuel advance deposit wagering services currently are offered by DRF Bets/Xpressbet (for the list of states where DRF Bets/Xpressbet currently offers pari-mutuel advance deposit wagering services, see http://www.drf.com/store/drf-bets-sign-up-offer or http://www.xpressbet.com/StateRestrictions.  Employees, officers and directors (and their immediate families [parents, children, spouses and siblings] regardless of where they live and members of their same households [whether related or not]) of Daily Racing Form LLC, Xpressbet, LLC., or their parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies; and entities engaged in the development, distribution, implementation or administration of the Contest are not eligible to enter. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

YOU MUST HAVE AN OPEN, VALID DRF BETS OR XPRESSBET ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE CONTEST. PERSONS WITH ACCOUNTS THAT ARE CLOSED (UPON THEIR OWN REQUEST) OR WITH ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE BEEN LOCKED (BECAUSE ACCOUNT IS NOT IN GOOD STANDING) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONTEST, UNLESS THEY RE-OPEN ACCOUNT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

YOU MUST HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS IN YOUR WAGERING ACCOUNT TO MAKE THE WAGERS REQUIRED BY THE CONTEST. FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO FUND YOUR ACCOUNT, PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS POSTED AT THE ABOVE WEBSITES. OPERATORS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIFFICULTIES THAT MAY ARISE IN FUNDING YOUR ACCOUNT OR HAVING THESE FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR WAGERING DURING THE CONTEST.

According to 2014 NTRA rules, in order to win a seat in the 2015 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship a player must be a member of the NHC Tour http://www.ntra.com/en/nhc/become-a-member/.  If you plan to compete for an NHC Championship seat in a DRF Bets tournament, you must first become an NHC Tour member and enter your tour number at registration.

These are the official rules. This Contest subject to all applicable Federal and State laws and is subject to change without notice in order to comply with them.

To Establish a DRF Bets Account:

DRF Bets applications are accepted online at www.drf.com/bets; by calling toll-free 1-877-408-1999. When signing up at www.drf.com, you are required to first complete an application for drf.com before completing an application for DRF Bets. Follow all instructions, first providing your name, complete residential address (including zip code), telephone number, date of birth, social security number, drivers license number and state, email address and mailing address (if different from residential address). You will also be asked if you wish to receive email updates about Daily Racing Form and DRF Bets; you may complete and submit the application (and register for the Contest) without consenting to receive such email updates. If submitting application online, indicate your preference by either retaining or removing the checkmark from the designated box. Then, select a username and password, security question and answer, and PIN and account password for your DRF Bets account. Upon completion of these steps, and valid identity check, you will be assigned a unique DRF Bets account number. As part of the application procedure, you may then also activate your DRF Bets account for wagering by depositing funds into the account. The Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use may be found at www.drf.com/bets by clicking on the appropriate links on the home page and certain other pages of the website.

Once the application procedure has been completed and your DRF Bets account has been established, you may register for the Contest by following instructions located on the home page of the DRF Bets website located at www.drf.com/bets.

To Establish an Xpressbet Account

Xpressbet  applications are accepted online at www.xpressbet.com; by calling toll-free 1-866-889-7737. When signing up at www.xpressbet.com, follow all instructions, first providing your name, complete residential address (including zip code), telephone number, date of birth, social security number, drivers license number and state, email address and mailing address (if different from residential address). You will also be asked if you wish to receive email updates about Xpressbet; you may complete and submit the application (and register for the Contest) without consenting to receive such email updates. If submitting application online, indicate your preference by either retaining or removing the checkmark from the designated box. Then, select a username and password, security question and answer, and PIN and account password for your Xpressbet account. Upon completion of these steps, and valid identity check, you will be assigned a unique Xpressbet account number. As part of the application procedure, you may then also activate your Xpressbet account for wagering by depositing funds into the account. The Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use may be found at http://www.xpressbet.com/Terms by clicking on the appropriate links on the home page and certain other pages of the website.

Once the application procedure has been completed and your Xpressbet account has been established, you may register for the Contest by following instructions located on the home page of the Xpressbet website located at www.xpressbet.com

Taxes:

Liability for any and all federal, state and local taxes rests solely with the prize winners.

General Conditions:

In order to be eligible to receive prizes, the prize winner is obligated, and by entering agrees, to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, General Release of Liability, Indemnity and Publicity Consent (where legal), which is to be returned to Daily Racing Form within the indicated time period. Non-compliance with this requirement or return of prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, with an alternate winner being selected from all remaining eligible entries received for that monthly competition.

By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to the use of his or her name, voice, photo, biographical information and/or likeness for promotional/advertising/trade purposes by Daily Racing Form, LLC and will be required to participate in such publicity communications as Daily Racing Form, LLC requests without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.

The winner shall be solely responsible for all taxes and fees or costs associated with the prize, including but not limited to any federal or state or other income tax, ground transportation (except as expressly stated above), airfare (except as expressly stated above), meals (except as expressly stated above), tax, gratuities, personal expenses and any other expenses not expressly specified herein. The winner shall solely be responsible for arranging transportation and obtaining any passports or other travel documents that may be required.

No substitutions of prizes will be allowed, except DRF Bets reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of comparable or greater value in the event a prize or any portion thereof becomes unavailable for any reason.

Indemnification:

By registering for the Contest, each entrant (i) agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of DRF Bets and the judges, which are final and binding in all respects; and (ii) releases and holds harmless DRF Bets, Daily Racing Form, LLC, Xpressbet, LLC., and their parent companies, affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or participation in this Contest.

Limitations of Liability:

Daily Racing Form, LLC and Xpressbet, LLC assume no liability for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest including, without limitation, errors in the printing of the offer and official rules, selection, notification and announcement of the winners, or distribution of the prizes. If for any reason Contest prize seats are not available Daily Racing Form reserves the right to substitute a cash prize of $2000 for each DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Seat. In such cases there will be no cash awards for airfare or ground transportation, and hotel accommodations will not be provided.

DRF Bets, Daily Racing Form, LLC, Xpressbet, LLC., and their parent companies, affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall assume no liability of any kind whatsoever in any cases in which their inability to act results from an event or situation beyond their control, including, but not limited to Acts of God, civil or military authority, acts of public enemy, war, riot, civil disturbance, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, strike, third party non-performance lockout, labor disturbance, or any other cause beyond the control of a party. In such event, Daily Racing Form, LLC reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest and award the prizes, as set forth in Modification/Suspension/Termination below. No responsibility is assumed by DRF Bets, Daily Racing Form, LLC or Xpressbet, LLC for late, lost, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible registration submissions/phone calls/wagers, postage due mail, disconnected, inaudible, interrupted phone calls, any computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability or garbled or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion or unauthorized human intervention. Daily Racing Form, LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website; to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions of Use of the website, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. DRF Bets, Daily Racing Form LLC and Xpressbet, LLC are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the website.

Modification/Suspension/Termination:

If, for any reason, the online and/or telephone component of the Contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which Daily Racing Form, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the online and/or telephone components of the Contest, Daily Racing Form reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend the online and/or telephone components of the Contest and select the winners for all affected monthly competitions from all eligible entries received by means other than via corrupted component(s) of the Contest, all eligible wagers entries received via corrupted components of the Contest prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Daily Racing Form and/or call-in entries received for such affected drawing(s) prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Daily Racing Form or by some other means determined by Daily Racing Form in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. In such event, notice will be posted at www.drf.com/bets.

Winners List:

For names of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by March 31, 2015 to: DRF Bets Last Chance Challenge, 708 Third Avenue, 12th floor, New York, NY 10017.

SPONSORED BY: Daily Racing Form, LLC. 708 Third Avenue, 12th floor, New York, NY 10017.