2018 VSiN

BEAT THE SPREAD CHALLENGE

Official Rules

No entry fees required

The 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge is a contest based on the 2018 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament (the “Tournament”) designed for participants to demonstrate their skill at making correct selections against the spread on Tournament games. It will be played by accessing the VSiN.com web site and complying with the following Official Rules.

VSiN is an acronym for Vegas Stats and Information Network, which is owned and operated by the Vegas Sports Information Network, a Nevada corporation.

The 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge is not affiliated with or sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Participants in the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge shall be awarded points by making correct predictions as detailed below. A Grand Prize will be awarded to the Participant who has accumulated the most points at the conclusion of the Tournament. In addition, the Participant with the highest score in each individual round (not cumulative) for Rounds 1, 2 and 3 will receive a Prize.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, Participants must complete registration by thirty (30) minutes prior to the tip-off of the first game of the Tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The play-in games are not included in the contest. Participants may still register at any time during the Tournament, but will only be eligible for prizes for the Rounds of the Tournament that have not been completed, and will not be eligible for the Grand Prize. For instance, if a Participant registers within thirty (30) minutes of the tip-off of the first game to be played on Saturday, March 17, 2018 (the first day of the Second Round), he or she will not be eligible for the Grand Prize or the First-Round prizes, but will still be eligible for Second-Round prizes and beyond (except for the Grand Prize). The deadline for each Round always will be thirty (30) minutes prior to the tipoff of the first game for that Round.

Only those people who have an active annual subscription to VSiN’s Point Spread Weekly, which extends through the date of the NCAA Championship game, to be played on April 2, 2018, are eligible to participate, and are thereby entitled to one 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge entry.

There are no entry fees required to participate in the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge.

Registration for the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge shall begin on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. by accessing the VSiN.com web site and following the rules and procedures outlined on the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge contest page.

Participants, based on their skill, knowledge and understanding of the Tournament teams, must make their selections by choosing the team they feel will beat the posted spread. (If you are not familiar with the term “spread,” you might want to think of entering a different contest!)

As a tiebreaker, each Participant must also predict the point total for the Tournament Championship Game.

The 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge is open only to United States residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and Washington D.C., but is void in Alaska, Hawaii and elsewhere as may be prohibited by law. Participants must also be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of legal majority in their state of primary residence at time of registration. Each Participant must be either the rightful owner of the e-mail address identified in the Participant’s registration form or have specific permission to use the email address from the owner of the email account at the time of registration. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the decision of VSiN shall be final. Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of VSiN and its respective parent company, and their immediate family members, are ineligible to participate in the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge.

To participate in the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge, you must complete an entry form available on VSiN.com. The primary email address belonging to an annual subscriber to Point Spread Weekly, which extends through the NCAA Championship game, to be held on April 2, 2018, is allowed one contest entry. To register during the Tournament, access VSiN.com and follow the instructions to register for the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge.

Participants will make their predictions by selecting the team they feel will beat the spread. Spreads on each Tournament game will be based on the opening lines provided by VSiN oddsmakers. Participants will make their selections from the opening spreads for each Tournament game, which will be posted on the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge pages available only on VSiN.com. That means the lines for this contest will not change once posted to the bracket. Participants will also be asked to enter their prediction for the total points scored in a designated Tournament Game. This will serve as a tiebreaker and shall be used to determine the winners of any Round or the Grand Prize award in the event of a tie.

Participants must confirm that they have read, understand and agree to these Official Rules and click the “Register” button on the form to register their entry.

Participants will earn points based on correct predictions of teams covering or not covering the spread in the Tournament games. The four (4) play-in games (the First Four), scheduled to take place prior to the First Round of the Tournament, are NOT included in the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge. Points will be awarded as follows:

Tournament Round

Points

1 (First Round)

1 point for each correct selection (32 total points possible)

2 (Second Round)

1 point for each correct selection (16 total points possible)

3 (Sweet Sixteen)

1 point for each correct selection (8 total points possible)

4 (Elite Eight)

2 points for each correct selection (8 total points possible)

5 (Final Four)

4 points for each correct selection (8 total points possible)

6 (Championship)

8 points for correct selection (8 total points possible)

Note: Half of the points will be awarded if the game ends in a tie, or “push,” based on the point spread.

At the conclusion of the Tournament, Participants’ scores will be calculated and prizes will be awarded to the top scoring Participants as described below. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will apply as follows:

In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will apply as follows:

· Tiebreaker #1 - Closest to the total points scored by both teams in the final game; without exceeding/going over the total points scored

· Tiebreaker #2 – Closest to the total points scored by both teams in the final game; regardless of whether the Participant’s predicted point total exceeded the total points scored

· Tiebreaker #3 - Number of points scored in Round 1 by the contestant with the highest number of points scored in Round 1.

· Tiebreaker #4 - Number of points scored in Round 2 by the contestant with the highest number of points scored in Round 2.

· Tiebreaker #5 - Number of points scored in Round 3 by the contestant with the highest number of points scored in Round 3.

· Tiebreaker #6 - Number of points scored in Round 4 by the contestant with the highest number of points scored in Round 4.

· Tiebreaker #7 - Number of points scored in Round 5 by the contestant with the highest number of points scored in Round 5.

· Tiebreaker #8 - Number of points scored in Round 6 by the contestant with the highest number of points scored in Round 6.

· Tiebreaker #9 - Earliest date/time of Prediction submission based on the time stamp in our contest platform.

The Participant with the highest total point score at the end of the Tournament will be declared the Grand Prize winner. All winners will be notified via email at the email address listed in their Registration.

In case of ties for the Round 1-3 prize-winners, the tiebreakers will be as follows:

· Tiebreaker #1 - Closest to the total points scored in the 2 games involving the highest ranked teams in the East Regional in the rounds 1-3; without exceeding/going over the total points scored.

· Tiebreaker #2 - Closest to the total points scored in the 2 games involving the highest ranked teams in the East Regional in Rounds 1-3; regardless of whether the Participant’s predicted point total exceeded the total points scored.

Grand Prize –

Two nights at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, plus $5,000 in cash.

First Round Prize -

$250 in cash

Second Round Prize –

$250 in cash

Third Round Prize

$250 in cash

The 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, each Participant shall be bound by these Official Rules. By participating in this Challenge and/or by accepting any prize, each Participant agrees to release and indemnify VSiN, its respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers; each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals' respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the " Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge and/or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. Acceptance of a prize authorizes VSiN and their assigns to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, throughout the universe in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. If you are not an annual subscriber to VSiN’S Point Spread Weekly, you may still participate in the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge by sending a self-addressed, postage paid, return envelope for a copy of the rules and an entry form to: VSiN, 142 E. Ontario, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611, which must be received no later than Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Any personal information supplied by Participants will be subject to VSiN’s privacy policy. By participating in the 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge, all Participants grant Sponsor permission to share Participant’s email addresses and any other personally identifiable information for the purpose of contest administration and prize fulfillment.

For the list of winners or a copy of these Official Rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 2018 VSiN Beat The Spread Challenge, 142 E. Ontario, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60611.