RealTime Daily ("the Contest") is a fantasy sports game by RealTime Fantasy Sports ("RTFS"). The Contest allows single day or several day (Thursday - Monday in the NFL) fantasy leagues. The Contest offers fantasy leagues with two styles of play (draft or salary cap), multiple price points, and varying league sizes. For all combinations of league sizes and price points the league prizes shall be clearly defined upfront prior to commencement of the league. The Contest is open to all players of all skill levels in the States where such contests are not prohibited. The rules for this Contest are outlined below.
RTFS will serve as the commissioner for all Contest leagues and 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.
You may sign up and play the Contest until the registration deadline of each Contest. You may play "RealTime Daily" for free or at any of the published entry price points. As part of the Official Rules, all dollar amounts are in U.S. Dollars. You may register and set up one unique account, but you may not have multiple accounts. If you set more than one account, you will be disqualified and removed, at the discretion of RTFS. You may play as many Contests as you like and enter as many Participating entries per Contest as you like provided each Participating entry meets the defined rules of each Contest. 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.
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:
Residents of Regulated U.S. States
Not Highly Experienced
Players will see each participant and their designation as determined by the laws and regulatory guidance of their own state of residence. For example, Missouri residents will see participants designated in accordance with Missouri statue and regulatory guidance. A definition of each state's definition of highly experienced may be found here.
All Other Players
Top 100 Player
Top 1000 Player
Ranked lower than Top 1000
For residents of non-regulated U.S. states participants will be ranked and designated by RealTime Fantasy Sports' traditional fantasy rankings. This ranking is based volume of play and success of the participants. An explanation of the rankings may be found here.
RTFS may, at times, provide additional incentive surrounding deposits into a Participant's account, including, but not limited to, partial to complete matching of deposited funds. Any bonus credit applied to a Participant's account can only be redeemed through game-play and cannot be cashed out or exchanged for any material value. Game-play required for redeeming bonus credits must be against the general pool of participants. RTFS reserves the right to evaluate validity game-play before redemption of bonus credits.
Once a league entry has been completed by the Participant, it cannot be reversed or cancelled. All entries are FINAL. Refunds will not be granted for incomplete, incorrect or injury impacted lineups. 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.
Rosters: Draft or Salary Cap
RTFS reserves the right to offer leagues with different entry price points, league sizes and payout percentages at any time in the Contest. All leagues in the Contest shall clearly state entry price point, league size, prize amounts and roster assembly method before participants join. The details for each league will be posted on the Contest website prior to commencement of a league.
The Contest has two types of draft leagues, Scheduled Drafts and Draft-and-Go's. Scheduled Drafts will begin their draft at the published start time, regardless of when the league fills. Draft-and-Go's will begin their draft five (5) minutes after the last Participating entry joins the league unless all Participants are logged into the draft and select the option to bypass the five-minute delay period.
After the last Participating entry has joined a league, the league will be locked in and the draft order will be randomly generated. The draft order is a random order of all Participating entries that have joined the league and is not affected by when Participants join the league. If your league does not have the required number of Participating entries, the league will be disbanded prior to the scheduled draft date and time. Once a draft league fills, no Participating entry may withdraw from the league and no refunds will be issued --No Exceptions. However, if a draft league has not filled, you may withdraw from the draft league before the final Participating entry has entered the league.
The draft will be an S-style draft with the Participant picking last in the first round, picking first in the second round and so on until the completion of the draft. For example:
During the draft, each Participant will have sixty (60) seconds per draft selection to skillfully select and draft a player based upon the Participant's knowledge of the player and his/her anticipated performance on a real-world team. Factors to be considered in drafting a player include the player's performance trends, health, record on particular playing surfaces, weather, matchup, and strength of opposition. The draft will have the same number of rounds as the roster size for the league. No backup or bench players will be selected.
During the live draft your auto-draft list will be used as a fail-safe backup in case your time limit expires before you make a pick. In the event you should fail to make a selection in the time allowed for your pick, RTFS will automatically draft a player for you. The player will be the top-ranked player on your auto draft list. Players drafted automatically will be selected from your auto-draft list in a manner that will fill out your Participating entry's roster before the end of the draft.
Participants are permitted to change or modify the roster for their entries after the completion of their draft. You can swap in or out players that have not played yet until their game start time. You cannot add a player on another Participant's entry to your entry within each unique draft Contest. Each player is unique to one single entry per unique draft Contest. You may only add players, who are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, following the completion of the draft provided the players meet the roster guidelines of the Contest, are available within your Contest, and their game start time has not passed even if the player has not yet taken part in the game. If the league entry deadline is 7 p.m. and you have a selected player in your lineup for a 10 p.m. game, you can swap him/her out when you find out s/he's a late scratch at 9 p.m. Should a game's start time be temporarily delayed by weather or any other circumstance, lineup changes must still be complete before the orignally scheduled start time, regardless of a delay in the actual start of the game.
If you attempt to swap a player and have not saved your modified team entry prior to that player's game beginning, your roster will continue with the previously entered player. All lineup swaps must be fully completed before each player's game begins. Participants' rosters are hidden from opponents until Contest start or real game start time. During game-play, only players whose game has already begun will be shown to your opponents.
Participants are required to assemble full rosters for their entries. Participants may not choose to have incomplete rosters.
No Participating entry's roster can be comprised of more than 4 players from a single real-world team. Each Participating entry's roster must also be comprised of players from at least 3 real-world teams. Any Participating entry's roster that is comprised of more than 4 players from a single real-world team or from players from less than 3 real-world teams will be rejected by RTFS.
Each Participant in the league shall have a salary cap for their entry. Participants may assemble any valid combination of players desired for their Participating entry. Each player will have a published salary, which will not change during the course of the Contest. The assembled roster for each entry in the Contest must have a total salary for all players on the roster that is less than or equal to the published salary cap for that Contest. Additionally, each assembled roster must abide by the position limits defined for the league.
Participants are permitted to change or modify the roster for their entries until the entry deadline for the league. Additionally, you can swap in or out players that have not played yet until their game start time. If the league entry deadline is 7 p.m. and you have a selected player in your lineup for a 10 p.m. game, you can swap him/her out when you find out s/he's a late scratch at 9 p.m. Participants have the opportunity to replace any player up until the player's game start time with a player whose game has not started. A player whose game has begun, even if the player has not yet taken part in the game, cannot be swapped. If you attempt to swap a player and have not saved your modified team entry prior to that player's game beginning, your roster will continue with the previously entered player. All lineup swaps must be fully completed before the scheduled start time of the player's game. Should a game's start time be temporarily delayed by weather or any other circumstance, lineup changes must still be complete before the orignally scheduled start time, regardless of a delay in the actual start of the game. Participants' rosters are hidden from opponents until Contest start or actual game start time. During game-play, only players whose game has already begun will be shown to your opponents.
Participants are required to assemble full rosters for their entries. Participants may not choose to have incomplete rosters in order to have players of higher salary on their roster.
Published player salaries and Contest salary caps will be the same for all teams in a league of the Contest. RTFS reserves the right to adjust salary of any player or the game salary cap for any reason at any time during the season, with the exception that changes will not be made during the term of a Contest. Salaries will generally be adjusted weekly in NFL leagues and, at various times, daily in MLB, NBA and NHL leagues with the new salaries becoming effective with the start of the next Contest.
If a game schedule as part of a Contest league is not played, postponed or rescheduled beyond midnight Eastern of its originally scheduled start time (for example a rainout in MLB) it will be removed from the league scoring and only the remaining games will be used to calculate scoring. For NFL contests if the game is postponed or rescheduled beyond midnight Eastern of the Tuesday of the following week it will be removed from the league scoring and only the remaining games will be used to calculate scoring.
If a game scheduled as part of a Contest is officially suspended and will resume on a separate day, such as tied MLB games after the 5th inning with weather or curfew issues, its scoring will only be included up to the point the game is suspended.
Participants in the Contest accept the risk of rainout, postponement or cancellation of a game for any reason in any league as part of the Contest.
If a real-life sports team is scheduled to play more than one game during the Contest term, only the first game scheduled will be used to calculate scoring. For example only the first game of an MLB double header will be used to calculate scoring. Should a double header be played but the first game of the double header is not in the Contest term, then the second game of the double header will be used to calculate scoring.
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 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, Sports Direct Inc., and users, members, subscribers, customers or participants.
If a league in the Contest does not have the required number of Participant entries at the entry deadline, the league will be disbanded and all entry fees paid will be credited to the Participant's account balance. A minimum of two (2) unique Participants are required for each league. Some leagues in the Contest allow a Participant's entry to be moved to a similar league in the Contest should their league not be filled by the entry deadline. At the time of entry submission, participants may opt into moving to a similar league or may opt out of moving to a similar league should their league not be full. If Participant opts out, all entry fees paid will be credited to the Participant's account balance.
The Contest consists of daily leagues available for multiple individual sporting events. The sporting events or games in each daily league shall be published when a league is advertised on the website. For some Contests, a daily league may include games on multiple days and/or multiple weekends.
Customers must register a personal account with RealTime Fantasy Sports in order to participate in any fantasy contest. Personal accounts must be verified using the customer's full, legal name, current address, date of birth and, when applicable, social security number (when claiming winnings of $600 or more.) RealTime Fantasy Sports uses a third-party verification system to authenticate customer's personal information. Customers may also validate their accounts by submitting an up-to-date photo ID (such as a driver's license) with the current address and date of birth clearly labeled. RealTime Fantasy Sports reserves the right to invalidate any personal account under suspicion of fraud or submission of invalid personal information.
Participants may close out their personal account if desired. In order for a personal account to be closed, participants must request all winnings from their account, and any outstanding credit balance must be refunded. Participants forfeit all unused bonus money upon closure of account. Participants may request re-opening of a closed account, but are subject to re-verification of account information.
Contest participants will not be eligible to receive prize payments until their personal account information has been verified. Prize payments will only be sent to the verified name and address on the personal account, no other name or address will accepted. If prize winner has moved, address information will have to be re-verified before payment can be sent.
All funds in verified, registered personal accounts are sole possession of that participant. Except in cases involving fraud (see section titled, "Fraud" below), withdrawals from a registered player's account by any individual other than the registered player 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 personal account per customer. Customers with more than one personal account may have any extra, or all, personal accounts revoked.
US Residents: Prize winnings of $600 or more per calednar year must be claimed as income. Participants receiving $600 or more in winnings are required to submit their social security number for tax purposes. This SSN will be verified using the participant's account information for validity. By February 15th of the next calendar year all participants receiving $600 or more in winnings will have a tax form 1099-MISC, detailing the taxable amount of their winnings, attached to their personal account. Participats will be notified via e-mail and online (when they access their personal account) 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 IRS. Per tax law, RealTime Fantasy Sports will provide a copy of the 1099-MISC to the IRS for their records.
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 1042S, detailing the amount of prize money withheld, attached to their personal account. Participats will be notified via e-mail and online (when they access their personal account) of the presence of the 1042S 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 1042S to the IRS for their records.
Each Contest shall clearly state the number of prize winners for each league. Some leagues will have a single first place winner. Other leagues may have multiple prize winners. Please note the published number of prize winners before joining a league. Prize amounts and the number of prize winners will be published in advance for all leagues and are not dependent on number of entries. The published number of prize winners for a league will not be changed during the Contest.
Points are earned based upon accumulated statistical performance of the multiple selected players. Points will not be awarded based on the score, point spread, or any performance of a single real-world player, any combination of such real-world teams, or solely on the single performance of any real-world player in a single game.
The first place finisher ("Winner") in each league is the Participant that scores the most total points during the Contest term. The second place finisher ("2nd Place") in each league is the Participant that scores the second most total points during the Contest term. 3rd place, 4th place and beyond shall be determined in the same manner if applicable.
Winners will not be determined based on the outcome of the score or performance of any single real-world team.
The number and monetary value of Contest Prizes will be determined and announced prior to the commencement of each league. In the event of a tie, the applicable prize will be divided evenly amongst the Participants that have tied. Contest prizes are generally determined one (1) hour after the last game of a Contest goes final, but shall be determined no later than 6:30 p.m. Eastern, on the day following the last event of the league.
Prizes will be awarded based on each Contest to each Participant's account. All prizes are non-transferable. Prizes will be credited to the winning Participant's account balance. Winners must meet eligibility requirements of each Contest.
RTFS may, at times, offer one or more salary-cap-style Contests with Guaranteed Prize Payment (GPP) structure. These Contests will pay out the complete prize structure listed within the Contest regardless of the Contest filling to full capacity or not. Participants are permitted to enter the GPP Contest as desired, up to the maximum number of entries as defined within the Contest.
Prize Winners will be notified by e-mail within 30 days after the official final results (and associated winners) are validated by RTFS at the conclusion of the Contest. Prize Winners will be posted on the Contest website after notification by RTFS. For multiple week contests, the conclusion of the Contest is defined as noon Eastern Time on the Thursday following the last day of competition in the league. 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 RTFS account. Prize Winners may use the balance in their accounts to purchase additional RTFS games or they may request a prize distribution via check or direct deposit, payable in U.S. Dollars. Prize Winners must complete an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (unless prohibited by law) to receive a prize distribution. In order to comply with United States tax law, for prize distributions of $600.00 USD or more during any calendar year the affidavit of eligibility must contain the Prize Winner's social security number or tax payer identification number. This includes any combined prize distribution from any RTFS games totaling $600.00 USD or more. 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 any RTFS games at any time in the future.
By accepting any prize, the winners grant permission to RTFS 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 dispute about the identity of any entrant, entries made online are declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at 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 RTFS with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.
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:
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 RTFS regarding all questions of sportsmanship. Sportsmanship broadly includes actions such as abusive postings and communication, dishonesty, colluding with other Participants in the league, deliberately choosing to start incomplete or weak lineups, and any other actions not conducive to decent, fair, and honest play. If a participant refuses to comply with the sportsmanship rules, or a participant has acted in an unsportsmanlike manner, RTFS reserves the right to disqualify the Participant and/or remove that Participant from the league without a refund and ban user from participation in any future Contests. All such decisions by RTFS will be final.
Game message/discussion boards, chat rooms, etc. are provided to facilitate communication with other participants and enhance the enjoyment of your Contest. RTFS does not permit posting or sending messages or images, to include logos, avatars and Participant names that could be construed as offensive to other participants. Inappropriate communication can also include spamming other participants with commercial offers and/or posting commercial messages on the Contest. Participants who violate these guidelines are subject to being restricted from posting in the Contest. Additionally, RTFS reserves the right to disqualify the participant and/or remove the participant from the league without a refund. All such decisions by RTFS will be final.
All participants are required to abide by RealTime Fantasy Sports's Official Policies.
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 RTFS which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. RTFS reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the registration process or operation of the Contest and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. RTFS 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. RTFS 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 web site, 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 WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE LEAGUES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, RTFS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
RTFS 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 RTFS or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. RTFS 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. RTFS is solely responsible for enacting, administering, enforcing the rules, and maintaining the integrity of the Contest. The Contest and web site 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 or NASCAR.
By participating in the Contest, you release and agree to hold harmless RTFS, its respective 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.
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 RTFS, which are final on all matters pertaining to the Contest. RTFS reserves the right to change the official rules at any time, in their sole discretion. Official rules are the rules posted on the Contest web site.
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 charge backs, etc. shall be disqualified from the Contest. RTFS reserves the right to seek legal remedies and restitution for all fraudulently acquired entries and for any transactions that defraud RTFS of Contest entry fees. Remedies and restitution may include administrative charges and attorney fees. Participants that obtain Contest entries by fraud or defraud RTFS shall forfeit all entries and all current and future Contest prizes without recourse or refund.