RealTime Fantasy Sports DFS Pickem Official Rules


The Game

RealTime Fantasy Sports DFS Pickem ("the Contest") is a fantasy sports contest by RealTime Fantasy Sports ("RTFS"). The Contest is a single player fantasy sports contest. The Contest offers fantasy contest with lineups from 2 to 5 players. The Contest is open to all players of all skill levels in the States where such contests are not prohibited.

The Administrator

RTFS will serve as the administrator for the Contest. RTFS will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise, rules violations, or any other questions or issues in connection with administration of the Contest. All commissioner decisions by RTFS are final. RTFS is solely responsible for collection and management of entry fees and distribution of any Contest prize payments.

Registration

You may sign up and play the Contest at anytime. You may play "RealTime Fantasy Sports DFS" for any of the available entry price points. As part of the Official Rules, all dollar amounts are in U.S. Dollars.

Fantasy players are limited to one account per person. Players may not have multiple accounts. Players with with more than one account will be disqualified at the discretion of RTFS.

By entering the Contest you accept and agree to be bound by all of the rules, terms and conditions, and notices posted on the Contest websites. RTFS may elect from time-to-time, in its sole discretion, to modify the rules and the terms and conditions applicable to the Contest and/or entries and participation in the Contests, including tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of RTFS which impairs the administration, security, fairness, or proper operation of the Contest. By continuing to participate in the Contest following such modifications, you acknowledge that you agree to be bound by and accept the modifications. You are encouraged to review the rules and terms and conditions regularly, as it is your responsibility to know the rules and terms and conditions before entering and participating in the Contest. The rules and terms and conditions herein, along with those appearing on the Contest pages, constitute the entire agreement between RTFS and you and supersede, in all respects, any and all prior understandings, agreements, arrangements and discussions, oral or written, between you and RTFS concerning the Contest. If any term, clause or provision set forth herein is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or operation of any other term, clause or provision and such invalid term, clause or provision shall be deemed to be severed from the remainder of the rules and terms and conditions applicable to participation in the Contest.

Eligibility

RealTime Fantasy Sports fantasy contest are open to:

  • Legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States (excluding residents of Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, and Washington) or legal residents of Washington D.C. and Canada.
  • Puerto Rico is expressly excluded.
  • Persons physically located in Connecticut, Indiana, Vermont, or Delaware are expressly excluded.
  • Persons physically located in Nevada and Ontario are excluded from daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests. Additional DFS game play restrictions may apply by state.
  • All participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the date of registration in the Contest. Except in Alabama and Nebraska where you must be nineteen (19) years of age or older and Arizona and Massachusetts where you must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
  • Void where prohibited.

Should state or province law change during the registration period for the Contest, RealTime Fantasy Sports may suspend new contest registrations from that state or province beginning after the effective or enforcement date of the law. The RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right to other remedies and actions as required by law.

Prohibited Participants

  • Any member, officer, employee or agent of RealTime Fantasy Sports Inc.
  • Any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the pricipal place of abode of member, officer, employee or agent of RealTime Fantasy Sports Inc.
  • Any owner or employee of an operator of a fantasy sports website offering paid contests, or any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of abode of such an owner or employee.
  • Any individual with access to non-public confidential information about contests of RealTime Fantasy Sports Inc.
  • Any amateur or professional athlete whose performance may be used to determine the outcome of a contest.
  • Any sports agent, team employee, referee, or league official associated with any sport or athletic event on which contests are based.
  • Any minor.

Deposits by Minors

Persuant to state law, deposits made by a minor will be refunded within no more than two business days of discovery of such deposits.

Refund Policy

Once a league entry has been completed by the Participant, the entry cannot be refunded or cancelled. All entries are FINAL. Should your account have Bonus credits, the Bonus credits will be cancelled at the time of a refund request. Any Contest fees and associated entry fees that have accrued, or which are scheduled to occur at the time of the refund request, will be deducted from your account balance before the refund is issued.

Entry Requirements and Restrictions

Entry lineups shall be composed of 2 to 5 players. A lineup must have at least 2 players and no more than 5 players to be valid. A player may only be selected one time in each entry lineup. Players may be selected to multiple entries subject to a limit of $200 for active entries including a single player.

Each Participat's entry must also be comprised of players from at least 2 real-world teams. Any lineup that is comprised of players from less than 2 real-world teams will be declared invalid by RTFS.

All entries are final once submitted. Entries may not be edited or changed after submission.

Player lines may change through the day. However, when a lineup is submitted the entry is locked into the player line at the time the entry was submitted. If the player line moves, additional entries may be submitted with the new line, subject to play limits. For example, if at 9am a lineup is submitted with Garrett Cole 9.5 Ks OVER and the line moves to 8.5 Ks at 4pm, the entry will remain at the submitted 9.5 Ks. Additional entries can be submitted with the new 8.5 Ks player line.

DFS Pickem is only offered to players physically located in the following states and provinces: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory

Major League Baseball (MLB) Scoring

Pitcher Scoring

  • 5 pts per Win
  • 4 pts per Quality Start
  • -2 pt per Earned Run
  • 2.5 pt per Strike Out
  • 1 pt per Out Pitched

Hitter Scoring

  • 3 pt per Single
  • 5 pts per Double
  • 8 pts per Triple
  • 10 pts per Home Run
  • 2.5 pt per Run Batted In
  • 2.2 pt per Run Scored
  • 3 pt per Walk
  • 3 pt per Hit By Pitch
  • 5 pt per Stolen Base

Shohei Ohtani will receive fantasy points as a hitter only in all games played.

Entry Scoring and Payouts

Each player selection in a lineup will be scored as Win, Loss, Tie, or No-Play. Each player in a lineup will be scored after the final box score for the player's contest is received. This is usually 60 minutes following the conclusion of the contest but may be longer. All statistics are declared final for the player at this time. If a league or statistics bureau changes a statistics (such as an error to a hit or sack to a rushing play) at a future date, that change will no be reflected in the outcome of the player selection in a lineup. Additionally, those statistics revisions will not reverse, overturn, nor refund any contest entry. RTFS reserves the right to correct any obvious or technical errors in statistics or scoring and adjust the resulting payouts or refunds to reflect the correction.

A player selection in a lineup will be declared No-Play in the following instances:

Baseball

  • If a hitter does not start the game on the official lineup card.
  • If a game is postponed or suspended and the completion of that game does not occur on the original scheduled calendar day, players for the game will be treated as no-play.
  • Pitchers will only be declared no play if they do not appear in the game.

Shortened games that are still official games and all player selections from that game will be treated as a complete game.

All statistics and fantasy points include overtime, extra time, and extra innings unless otherwise stated. Participants in the Contest accept the risk of rainout, postponement, or cancellation of a game for any reason in any entry as part of the Contest.

Winning and Multipliers

Entries shall be declared winning entries and shall receive the prize payout if all player selections in the lineup are winners. If any player selections in a lineup are a loss, the whole entry is a loss.

Payouts include entry fee being paid back. Payout prizes for winning entries will be as follows:

  • 2 player lineup, 3 times entry fee.
  • 3 player lineup, 6 times entry fee.
  • 4 player lineup, 10 times entry fee.
  • 5 player lineup, 20 times entry fee.

If a lineup selection is a tie or a no-play, that selection will not count as a win or a loss and it will not count towards the payout multiplier.

For instance, if an entry has two wins and one tie or no-play it will be treated as a two pick entry win with a two pick multiplier. Any entry with a pick that is a loss with or without a tie or no-play will be treated as a loss.

If an entry has only one pick that is not a tie, the entry will be refunded if the pick is a win. A loss and a tie will be considered a loss. If an entry has one or fewer picks that is not a no-play, the entry will be voided and the full entry fee refunded.

Statistics Reporting

Scores and stats are updated immediately as they are received from our statistics provider (usually about every minute). Some events beyond RTFS' control can make this time longer. Thus, RTFS is not responsible for the timeliness and accuracy of the statistics.

Because the statistics are updated "live," some errors may occur. If so, statistical errors are usually corrected by our stats provider during the course of a game, but may take time to be corrected. If an error occurs and is not corrected, by the stats provider, RTFS will correct the stat, but only if the stat is clearly in error. If there is any doubt to the validity of the stat, RTFS will maintain the statistic given by its provider.

All stats for a given Contest are deemed final when the final box score is published at roughly one hour after the last event of the Contest goes final. Even if a statistics bureau or sports league changes a stat after this time, it will not be changed by RTFS. Nonetheless, RTFS reserves the right to change any stat at any time for any unforeseen reason.

RTFS is not responsible for any inaccuracies, representations, statements, graphics or content of materials that are uploaded onto the servers and website from other vendors, including but not limited to the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, PGA Tour, StatsPerform, SportRadar, and users, members, subscribers, customers or participants.

Contest Cancellation

RTFS also reserves the right to cancel DFS Pickem contests, in our sole discretion, without any restrictions including statistics failures, inaccuracies, falsified entries or malicious actions. If a contest is cancelled all paid entry fees for the affected lineup entries will be refunded.

Highly Experienced Players

Highly experienced fantasy players will be designated in the list of entries in each league. Players will be able to view the list of participants and their designation before joining any league. Designations will be displayed as follows:

Highly Experienced

Highly Experienced

Not Highly Experienced

State definitions of highly experienced may be found here.

RealTime Fantsy Sports Rankings

Top 100 Player

Top 1000 Player

Ranked lower than Top 1000

An explanation of the fantasy player rankings may be found here.

Fantasy players designated "highly experienced" or players inside the RealTime Fantasy Sports Top 1000 players are prohibited from participating daily fantasy (DFS) or season long fantasy contests advertised as beginner or novice-only.

Account Verification

Participants must create an account with RealTime Fantasy Sports in order to participate in any fantasy contest. Accounts must be verified using the participant's full, legal name, current address, date of birth. RealTime Fantasy Sports uses a third-party verification system to authenticate this personal information. Customers may also validate their accounts by submitting an up-to-date government issued ID (such as a driver's license) with the participant's current address and date of birth clearly displayed. RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right to close any account under suspicion of fraud or submission of invalid personal information.

Self-Exclusion

Participants may self-exclude themselves from participating in contest offer by RTFS.

  • Participants may exclude themselves from RTFS games at any time. Exclusion periods range from 1 week to permanent closure of the account.
  • During the exclusion period the participant may not access their account or participate in any contests.
  • In order for a participant to permanently close their account, all winnings must first be requested for payout to the verified address on the account.
  • Permanently closed accounts will have any credit balance refunded to the appropriate credit card and any bonus money will be permanently forfeited.
  • Participants can self-exclude by selecting the "Self-Exclusion" link located on their account information page, or by contacting RealTime Fantasy Sports support at 636-447-1170 or by e-mail at support@rtsports.com.
  • Closed accounts may only be re-opened by contacting RealTime Fantasy Sports support. Participants may not create a second account. Participants are limited to one account per customer, including closed accounts.
Cash Outs

Contest participants will not be eligible to receive prize cash outs until their account information has been verified. Cash out payments will only be sent to the verified name and address on the account, no other name or address will accepted. If a prize winner has moved, address information will need to be re-verified before a prize payout can be issued.

All funds in verified, registered accounts are sole possession of that participant. Except in cases involving fraud (see section titled, "Fraud" below). Withdrawals from a registered participants's account by any individual other than the registered participant is strictly prohibitied. These funds are not the property of RealTime Fantasy Sports Inc. and are not available to RealTime Fantasys Sports Inc.'s creditors.

One account per participant. Persons with more than one account may have any extra accounts closed by RealTime Fantasy Sports.

Taxes

US Residents

Net prize winnings of $600 or more per calednar year must be claimed as income. Participants receiving $600 USD or more in net winnings are required to submit their social security number ("SSN") for tax purposes. This SSN will be verified using the participant's account information for validity. RealTime Fantasy Sports will provide a copy of the 1099-MISC to the IRS for their records. Participants will be notified via e-mail and online of the presence of the 1099-MISC form. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to print out the form and include it in their tax return to the Unites States Internal Revenue Service ("IRS").

Non-US residents

All prize winnings are succeptible to a 30% foreign winnings withholding. Withholdings will be deducted from prize distributions and sent to the IRS. By February 15th of the next calendar year all non-US residents will have a tax form 1042-S, detailing the amount of prize money withheld, attached to their personal account. Participants will be notified via e-mail and online (when they access their personal account) of the presence of the 1042-S form. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to print out the form and determine the amount, if any, that can be re-claimed. Per tax law, RealTime Fantasy Sports will provide a copy of the 1042-S to the IRS for their records.

Prize Notification

Full season Prize Winners will be notified by email within 48 hours after the official final results (and associated winners) are validated at the conclusion of the Contest. Prize Winners are also posted on the Contest web site. For full season or multiple week contests, the conclusion of the Contest is defined as noon Eastern time on either the Thursday following the last day of competition in the league or 2 business days following the last day of competition, whichever is the later date. For daily contests, the conclusion the Contest is defined as noon Eastern on the day following the last event of the Contest. Within 48 hours after the conclusion of the Contest all prize awards will be placed in the winner's RealTime Fantasy Sports account. Prize Winners may use the balance in their accounts to purchase additional RealTime Fantasy Sports games or they may request a prize distribution via check or direct deposit, payable in US Dollars. Prize Winners must complete an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (unless prohibited by law) to receive a prize distribution. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in non-payment. Prize Winners are not required to spend the balance in their account nor are they required to receive a prize distribution. Account balances do not expire and may be spent on RealTime Fantasy Sports games at any time in the future.

By accepting any prize, the winners grant permission to RealTime Fantasy Sports to use their names and/or likenesses for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law, and agree to execute a written consent. In the event of a dispute about the identity of any entrant, entries made online are declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner can be required to provide the sponsors with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.

Sportsmanship and Decency

Sportsmanship

By registering, you agree to abide by the general sportsmanship rules set forth in these rules and fantasy games in general. You further agree to accept and abide by the rulings and the decisions of RealTime Fantasy Sports regarding all questions of sportsmanship. Sportsmanship broadly includes actions such as abusive postings and communication, colluding with other teams in the league, deliberately choosing to start incomplete or weak lineups, free agent moves for reasons other than improvement of the owner's fantasy team, and any other actions not conducive to decent, fair, and honest play. If an owner refuses to comply with the sportsmanship rules, or that an owner has acted in an unsportsmanlike manner, RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right to disqualify the owner and/or remove that owner from the league without a refund. All decisions by RealTime Fantasy Sports will be final.

Inappropriate, Offensive, or Commercial Communication

The league message boards, league news and league email are provided to facilitate communication with other league owners and enhance the enjoyment of your league. RealTime Fantasy Sports does not permit posting or sending messages or images, to include logos, avatars and team names that could be construed as offensive to other owners. Inappropriate communication can also include spamming team owners with commercial offers and/or posting commercial messages on the league message board. Team owners who violate these guidelines are subject to being restricted from posting in the league. Additionally, RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right to disqualify the owner and/or remove that owner from the league without a refund. All decisions by RealTime Fantasy Sports will be final.

All participants are required to abide by the RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc. (RTFS) Official Policies. RTFS reserves the right to refuse participation for persons violating these terms.

Appeals

Accidental Drops

In season long fantasy contests, should a team accidentally drop a player or drop the incorrect player during a free agent transaction, the team may appeal to have the player reinstated to their team. The appeal for reinstatement must occur immediately, without exception. If the appeal is not submitted immediately, for any reason, the appeal will be denied. Submission of an appeal does not guarantee a ruling in favor of the team submitting the appeal. If the team owner is a repeat offender, deemed to be using the appeal to gain an advantage or the appeal is not submitted immediately, the appeal will be denied. RTFS reserves the right to deny any appeal.

Trades

In leagues that permit trading, owners may request a review of commissioner-approved trades or commissioner-rejected trades. Trade appeals must be submitted immediately after the trade was approved or rejected. If any delay in submission occurs, for any reason, the appeal will be denied. Upon submission of an appeal, the trade will be reviewed by a panel of fantasy football experts. Current injuries, bye weeks, season to date performance, team standings, and other factors will be considered. Trades that are overwhelmingly one-sided will be rejected. Trades that are arguably beneficial to both sides or arguably not overwhelmingly one-sided will be allowed to stand. Submission of an appeal does not guarantee a trade will be reversed. RTFS reserves the right to reverse any trade or let any trade stand.

All appeal decisions by RealTime Fantasy Sports are final.

Registering Complaints

Participants wishing to register complaints regarding whether his or her account has been misallocated, compromised, or otherwise mishandled may do so using the following methods:

  • Via form submission
  • Via e-mail, 7 days a week, at support@rtsports.com
  • Via phone, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM at 636-447-1170
  • Via US Mail to 514 Earth City Plaza Suite 223 Earth City, MO 63045

Please include full name, account information, contact number (daytime and evening) and description of your complaint. RealTime Fantasy Sports will access the given information and respond either via phone or e-mail within three (3) business days. RealTime Fantasy Sports will do everything in its power to resolve the situation.

Gambling Policy
  • RTFS games, contests and leagues are compliant with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 under the fantasy or simulation sports game provision.
  • RTFS is provided as a service for the use, entertainment and enjoyment of its users, subscribers, participants and visitors. RTFS is in no way encouraging or endorsing gambling, wagering or betting of any kind, whether legal or illegal.
  • All RTFS contests that award prizes are sports simulation games ("fantasy games") where the outcome of the game is based on the skill of the participants.
  • By agreeing to the Policies contained herein, any and all users, members, subscribers and participants agree to hold RealTime Fantasy Sports harmless for any action taken against them, whether legal or otherwise, for, or as a result of, gambling, wagering or betting of any kind.
  • If you feel you have a gambling problem or need help controlling your gambling habits, contact the National Council on Problem Gambling at 1-800-522-4700 or visit their website at http://www.ncpgambling.org.
Disclaimers

Internet/Technology Problems

If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of RealTime Fantasy Sports which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right to cancel the contest and issue full refunds to all participants.

RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the registration process or operations of the Contest and to cancel, terminates, modify or suspend the Contest. RealTime Fantasy Sports assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or allegation of entries. RealTime Fantasy Sports is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or user action to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in the Contest. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE LEAGUES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, REALTIME FANTASY SPORTS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Liability

RealTime Fantasy Sports is not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries; any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of RealTime Fantasy Sports or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. RealTime Fantasy Sports or any subsidiary or affiliated company of any of the foregoing, are not in any way responsible or liable for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in the Contest and/or acceptance and use of any prize won. RealTime Fantasy Sports is solely responsible for enacting, administering, enforcing the rules, and maintaining the integrity of the Contest. The Contest and website are not sponsored by, endorsed by, nor affiliated with, the National Football League, the National Football League Players Association, Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, National Basketball Association, the Professional Golfers Association, or NASCAR.

Release

By participating in the Contest, you release and agree to hold harmless RealTime Fantasy Sports, its sponsors, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries and losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

Official Rules

The Contest is subject to all United States laws, and to the Leagues official rules, and cannot be used in connection with any form of gambling. By entering the Contest, you agree to abide by the terms of the official rules and by the decisions of RealTime Fantasy Sports, which are final on all matters pertaining to the Contest. RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right to change the official rules at any time, in their sole discretion. Official rules are the rules posted on the Contest website.

Fraud

Entries into the Contest obtained via fraudulent means such as purchase with stolen credit card, fraudulent bank transaction, checks returned for insufficient funds, credit card chargebacks, etc. shall be disqualified from the Contest. Participants circumventing, attempting to circumvent or subverting the rules of the Contest shall be declared fraudulent and be disqualified from the Contest. RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right to seek legal remedies and restitution for all fraudulently acquired entries and for any transactions that defraud RealTime Fantasy Sports of Contest entry fees. Remedies and restitution may include administrative charges and attorney fees. Participants that obtain Contest entries by fraud or defraud RealTime Fantasy Sports shall forfeit all entries and all current and future Contest prizes without recourse or refund.

Terms for Apple iOS app

You acknowledge that these Terms are entered into between you and RTFS only, and that Apple is not a party to these Terms, and as between RTFS and Apple, it is RTFS that is responsible for the app and content.

You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance or any support services to you with respect to the App.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App.

Apple, and Apple's subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms. Upon your acceptance of the Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the Terms against you as a third party beneficiary thereof. There are no other third-party beneficiaries of the Terms.