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How do I place a sports pick?

  1. Mouse over Play in the top-left corner of the top nav bar and select Make picks from the drop down menu.
  2. Select the desired pick type from the first row of tabs – STRAIGHT, PARLAY, TEASER.
  3. Select the sport from the second row of tabs.
  4. Select the team(s)/event(s) you would like to pick using the checkboxes.
  5. Select MAKE PICKS button from the PICKS box on the top right hand corner of your screen. 
  6. Choose which of your Balances you wish to pick from (default is Primary).
  7. Enter the amount you would like to risk, or the amount you wish to win.
  8. Select REVIEW PICKS button.
  9. Select MAKE PICKS button.

    For a detailed explanation of all the pick types available on SportsPlays, see How to Make Picks


How do I request a cash-out?

  1. Your primary balance must be $200 or more in order to request a cash cash-out.
  2. Once you have a primary balance of $200 or more, go to the cash-out page to initiate the process.
  3. We will process your request within a few days.
  4. When the cash-out is approved we will send payment via PayPalDwolla or Debit-Card deposit (via SquareCash).  Processing fees apply.
  5. Remember, Full Access members receive a 1 to 1 cash-out ratio as long as they were Full Access 30 days prior to reaching $100 total balance. Limited Access members receive a 0.5 to 1 cash-out ratio.
  6. Other rules apply including different rules for people located outside of the United States and Canada (see rules).


How do I enter and play in a contest?

  1. We have two types of contests: Public and Private. To see all available public contests mouse over Play in the top-left corner of the top nav bar and select Contests: Public from the drop down menu. To initiate a Private contest against friends, mouse over Play in the top-left corner of the top nav bar and select Contests: Friends Challenge from the drop down menu and then follow-the on-screen instructions.
  2. For Public contests, find a contest from the list and select enter to enter that contest. Note you can view the prizes for each contest by hovering over the yellow bag of money. You can view each contest’s rules by hovering over the white piece of paper.
  3. For Public contests, choose an entry method:  A) Full-Access Member B) Limited Access Member using bonus cash, or C) Limited Access Member who has sent in an entry card.
  4. Once you are entered in either Public or Private contests, select the place pick link. Select the pick(s) you would like to use for contest play and hit PLACE PICK button. Confirm your pick by selecting PLACE CONTEST PICK button.

For more details on SportsPlays Contests, see the Contest FAQ.


How do I see my pick(s) and results?

  1. Mouse over My Info in the top nav bar and select My picks from the drop down menu.
  2. Full Access Members may search for picks using filters located at the top of the page – Date & Time, Results, Type, Line/Odds, Sport and Pick Types.
  3. Scroll down the page to see all of your pick results.
  4. Mouse over the blue circles to see your pick type, the team match ups and event date & time.
  5. Mouse over the green + sign to enter a comment for the pick.
  6. Mouse over the red circle with an ‘x’ to forfeit your pick.
  7. Mouse over the orange square + sign to share your pick details with friends via Twitter, Email, Facebook or Myspace.


How do I get more money?                

  1. Mouse over Get More Ca$h in the top nav bar and select Ways to get cash.


How do I refer friends?

  1. Mouse over Friends in the top nav bar and select Refer-a-Friend from the drop down menu.
  2. Enter your friends’ names and email addresses in the provided fields and select the SEND button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Earn SportsPlays Bonus cash automatically as your friends use the site.