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    • #95770
      Scott AtkinsScott Atkins
      Keymaster

      SUMMARY

      Both Slow drafts and Live drafts are available immediately following the tournament selection show. These are completely free.

      The Basics
      4 Team Leagues
      16 Team Rosters

      Easy scoring system for each win:
      Round 1: 1 point (6 bonus points per upset)
      Round 2: 2 points (5 bonus points per upset)
      Round 3: 3 points (4 bonus points per upset)
      Round 4: 4 points (3 bonus points per upset)
      Round 5: 5 points (2 bonus points per upset)
      Round 6: 6 points (1 bonus point per upset)

      Upset is defined by a higher seed defeating a lower seed and has nothing to do with vegas point spreads.

      LEAGUE PRIZE Choose any One (1) of the Following – LIMIT TWO: One (1) Free Month of SeasonLong Membership One (1) Free Week of DFS Membership One (1) Free Weekend Pass of Sports Betting at VegasWhispers

      OVERALL PRIZES
      1st One (1) Free entry 2019 Online Championship
      2nd One (1) Free year of SeasonLong Membership or 100 in FFWC Game Credit
      3rd One (1) Free six months of SeasonLong Membership or 50 in FFWC Game Credit
      4th One (1) Free entry 2019 35 Starter League
      5th One (1) Free entry 2019 35 Starter League

      HISTORICAL
      #1 Seed vs #16 – 135-1 99.26% Win%
      #2 Seed vs #15 – 128-8 94.12% Win%
      #3 Seed vs #14 – 115-21 84.56% Win%
      #4 Seed vs #13 – 108-28 79.41% Win%
      #5 Seed vs #12 – 89-47 65.44% Win%
      #6 Seed vs #11 – 85-51 62.5% Win%
      #7 Seed vs #10 – 84-52 61.76% Win%
      #8 Seed vs #9 – 69-67 50.74% Win%

      2018 saw our 1st ever 1 seed go down to a 16 seed.
      #1 seeds have only advanced all four just one time ever.
      The lowest seed to win a championship was an 8 seed.

      OFFICIAL RULES

    • #96032
      Scott AtkinsScott Atkins
      Keymaster

      2019 MADNESS DRAFTING Official Rules

      1. Introduction

      Welcome to the 2019 Madness Drafting Contest Official Contest (the “Contest“), where you compete against other participants to see who is the best sports betting expert. Draft your 16-team Entry prior to the NCAA Tournament tip-off on Thursday March 21 at 11:30am eastern for a chance at weekly and overall prizes. Entries will be accepted starting March 17, 2019 immediately following the selection Sunday show. The Contest ends Monday April 8, 2019. (the “Contest Period“).

      No Cost
      The Contest is FREE to play. No purchase, wireless device or entry fee necessary to enter or win. If you are accessing this Contest via your wireless device, data rates may apply.

      If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a smart phone, tablet or other wireless device that allows you to access this Contest, you may play the Contest via any of those devices. If you decide to access the Contest via any of such wireless device, you may be charged data rates according to the Terms and Conditions of your Service Agreement with your wireless carrier. Each wireless carrier’s rate plan may vary, and participants should contact their wireless carrier for information on rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Contest.

      IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN SECTION 4 BELOW.

      The Administrator
      Fulltime Fantasy Sports LLC (“FTFS”) will serve as the Administrator of the Contest and will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding violations of the rules.

      Eligibility
      The Contest is open to persons who are: (a) Registered Users; (b) legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) (for purposes of clarity, Puerto Rico is expressly excluded); and (c) at least eighteen (18) years old or age of majority, whichever is older in state of residence, at the date of registration in the Contest. Participants from the United States must agree to the Fulltime Fantasy Terms of Use prior to participation. Void where prohibited by law.

      For purposes of these Official Rules, “Registered User” means a person who has successfully completed the registration form and has obtained a user Identification (“ID“) and associated password (“Password“) on the VegasWhispers website.

      If you are not a Registered User you may become a Registered User and obtain an ID and a Password by completing the PlayFFWC.com registration form. There is no fee or charge to you to become a Registered User.

      Employees of Fulltime Fantasy Sports LLC (the “Contest Entity“) and parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible to win. Immediate family member is defined as a parent, sibling or any person residing in the same household as an employee of the Contest Entity. Void where prohibited by law. Such excluded employees and/or family members may play, but WILL NOT be eligible to receive a Prize.

    • #96034
      Scott AtkinsScott Atkins
      Keymaster
      1. PlayingRegistered Users can sign up any time, during the Contest Period, by visiting the VegasWhispers.com page (the “Tournament site“) and follow the on screen instructions in order to enter. To enter the Contest participant will have to provide their personal information and their selection of entries. Participants may select one entry per week.
      • Drafting your team
        Use our contest lobby page found at PlayFFWC.com to enter the contest and proceed to the FFWC Draft Room where you will draft your team of 16 tournament teams. These drafts will be conducted as LIVE drafts with a one minute timer selection OR as Slow Drafts with a 2 Hour limit selection.

      The draft order will be assigned randomly by the league software as soon as the fourth team joins the league. The draft will be conducted serpentine style 1-4, 4-1, 1-4 etc. until all 64 teams have been selected.

      The draft order will be displayed at the top of the draft room screen.

      For your convenience a Queue is available. Selecting the Q next to any team name will allow you to queue up and rank teams you are interested in drafting. If you do not make a selection in time, the computer will first look at your queue and select the highest ranked team in your personal queue. If If you time out, and there are no teams available in your personal queue, the draft room will automatically select the highest seeded team remaining.

      • Play-in game

      The owner selecting this game will receive BOTH teams and the eventual winner who advances to the field of 64. 

      • Submitted Entries

      Each user is allowed one entry maximum per league of four and the entry must be drafted by a human participant. No tools or automated entries allowed. 

      • Scoring

      Each game is worth the value of the scoring assigned. For example, a win in round one is equal to one point. If the team scores an upset by seed, (not by vegas betting spread), that team will also receive bonus points equivalent to the posted scoring bonuses.

      • Round 1: 1 point (6 bonus points per upset)
      • Round 2: 2 points (5 bonus points per upset)
      • Round 3: 3 points (4 bonus points per upset)
      • Round 4: 4 points (3 bonus points per upset)
      • Round 5: 5 points (2 bonus points per upset)
      • Round 6: 6 points (1 bonus point per upset)

      By utilizing this scoring system, every upset (no matter the round) is equivalent to 7 total points.

      Deadlines
      You may sign up to play in the Contest for any posted draft time. Any entries found to be submitted after the deadline will be considered invalid and removed from the contest.

    • #96035
      Scott AtkinsScott Atkins
      Keymaster
      1. Prizes

      Grand Prize
      The eligible participant whose team scores the most starting lineup points over the entire season will be declared the Grand Prize Winner (the “Grand Prize Winner“) and will receive the one (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize“) to be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules. The Grand Prize consists of a 2019 Online Championship Entry (valued at $299). If the user is not eligible for play in the 2019 Online Championship due to any restrictions prohibiting entry, no cash value will be awarded and two additional months of VegasWhispers Premium will be awarded instead.

      If there is a tied score it goes to the tie-breaker. (Total Points scored in the final game). In the extremely unlikely event there is still a tie, each owner will receive three free months of Vegas Whispers Premium service (valued $447).

      Individual League Prizes

      The league winner will be awarded to the team that scores the most points according to the scoring system. The winner will receive their choice of the following:

      • One (1) Free Month of SeasonLong Membership at com
      • One (1) Free Week of DFS Membership at com
      • One (1) Free Weekend Pass of Sports Betting at VegasWhispers at com

      Please note: An individual may only win a maximum of two total individual league prizes.

      Overall Prizes

      All teams who draft are entered into an overall leaderboard. The team that scores the most points overall will be awarded the 2019 Madness Fantasy Champion.

      • 1st -One (1) Free entry 2019 Online Championship
      • 2nd -One (1) Free year of SeasonLong Membership at com or 100 in FFWC Game Credit
      • 3rd -One (1) Free six months of SeasonLong Membership at com or 50 in FFWC Game Credit
      • 4th -One (1) Free entry 2019 35 Starter League
      • 5th -One (1) Free entry 2019 35 Starter League

      Prizes deemed “free entries” or “game credits” have zero cash value and are only redeemable for future fantasy contests if they exist and if the user is eligible to participate at time of contest entry. Game credits are not transferable. 

      Prize Notification
      Each potential Prize Winner and the Grand Prize Winner (collectively, the “Winner(s)“), will be notified via email. The Winners will be notified within 14 days from the end of the Contest Period. Winners that reside in the U.S., are required to agree to the Fulltime Fantasy Sports Terms of Use prior to participating and/or claiming their Prize. Winners residing in Canada will be asked to complete and submit the Affidavit manually (instructions on how to proceed manually will be outlined on the Winner notification email). All Winners will need to complete and submit to FTFS an affidavit of eligibility and release (the “Affidavit“). Such Affidavit must include Winner’s social security number (or social issuance number if a resident of Canada) and include a copy of their current driver’s license or current government issued id (“Gov. ID“) when submitting their Affidavit. By completing such Affidavit, it will be understood that Winner has complied with the Contest Rules.

      Please note: Such Affidavit must be received by FTFS with their current Gov. ID no later than January 31, 2020.

      In the event Winner is deemed ineligible and/or does not claim their Prize by dates specified herein, an alternate Winner will be selected in accordance with these Official Rules. Only one attempt for a new alternate will be conducted. If attempts fail, Prize will be forfeited and Prize will not be awarded.

    • #96036
      Scott AtkinsScott Atkins
      Keymaster

      4. Legal Disclaimers

      All participants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and the legal disclaimers below, and by the decisions of FTFS, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Contest.

      General Conditions
      By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and by the decisions of FTFS, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Further, each entrant also acknowledges and agrees to the Fulltime Fantasy Sports LLC Terms of UsePrivacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference. Any and all taxes, if any, in relation to acceptance of a Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. No substitution or transfer of a Prize is permitted except by FTFS. FTFS reserves the right to substitute a Prize for one of equal or greater value.

      Except where prohibited by law, a Winner’s acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for the Contest Entities to use Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and address (city and state) worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. Entrants agree to FTFS’s use of their names and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

      All federal, state, local, and provincial laws and regulations apply.

      FTFS is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected on-line entries or transactions, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete Entry information whether caused by a contestant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions. FTFS reserves the right to halt or modify the Contest at any time during the Contest Period if events beyond their control compromise the Contest fairness or integrity. In the event that a scheduled NFL game and/or NFL game week is canceled or preempted for any reason, FTFS reserves the right to award no weekly points to the affected NFL teams for the games in question.

      FTFS is not responsible for typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of a Winner or the distribution of a Prize.

      FTFS, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participating in the Contest, refuse to award points or a Prize, and require the return of a Prize, if entrant engages in any conduct FTFS deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Contest or detrimental to other entrants. Such improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, falsifying personal information required during Contest registration or Prize claim, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating points or a Prize through methods such as automated computer scripts or other programming techniques, allowing others to use the entrant’s personal information for the purpose of accumulating points or a Prize, tampering with CBSI’s administration of this promotion, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise tamper with the computer programs on this Web site. Entrant further acknowledges that the forfeiture of a Prize and/or return of a Prize shall in no way prevent FTFS from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct.

      FTFS reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. This Contest is not affiliated with or endorsed by the NFL or any NFL team. This is a skill game designed to entertain and increase consumer awareness of, and interest in CBSSports.com.

      This Contest may not be used for any form of gambling, betting or wagering.

      Rules/Winner Information
      For the name of the Winners send a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by September 30, 2019 to “Winners list: 2019 Madness Fantasy Contest,” c/o Fulltime Fantasy Sports 848 N Rainbow Blvd #1157 Las Vegas, NV 89107.

      For a copy of the Official Rules send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the above address marked “Official Rules: 2019 Madness Fantasy Contest,” for receipt by September 30, 2019. Residents from VT may omit postage on the self-addressed envelope.

    • #96039
      Scott AtkinsScott Atkins
      Keymaster

      Internet
      If for any reason the Internet portion of the program 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 FTFS which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, FTFS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In such event, FTFS further reserves the right to award a Prize to the participant with the highest total weekly and overall score (tie breakers apply) from all eligible participants in the Contest as of termination date.

      FTFS 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, or alteration of, entries or transactions. FTFS is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry or transaction to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.

      Lost or Corrupted Entries
      The Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries or mail if applicable; or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. The Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by registration information submitted by end users or tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this 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 Contest.

      Damaged Property
      Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, injury or damage to any entrants or to any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from this Contest.

      CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, FTFS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH CONTESTANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

      In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

      Any Entry that is incomplete, late, or does not include a validly issued ID will be disqualified.

      In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, FTFS reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, FTFS shall have no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such an action.

      Contest Errors
      The Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Contest; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of this Contest; and/or (c) in these Official Rules including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Winners or the distribution of the Prizes. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules, Administrators reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity or error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

      Winners and Prizes
      The Contest Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, the selection and announcement of a Winner, the distribution of the Prizes, the acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of any part of a Prize and/or any injury or damage to any entrant’s or third person’s property related to or resulting from any part of a Prize or any part of this Contest.

    • #96040
      Scott AtkinsScott Atkins
      Keymaster

      Release and Indemnity
      Each entrant in the Contest, including, without limitation, a Winner, hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Contest Entities and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize, participation in this Contest and participation in any activity related to this Contest.

      Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties
      IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND/OR THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR THE CONTEST, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE AND/OR THE CONTEST. IN NO EVENT SHALL CBSI’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $100. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE CONTEST AND THE SERVICE INCLUDING THE PRIZESARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

      Binding Arbitration
      The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Contest. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of California, in the City of San Francisco.

      Governing Law and Jurisdiction
      THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Contest, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Nevada state and federal courts located in the City of Dover, and State of Delaware. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.

      Sponsor/Prize Provider/Administrator’s Mailing Address
      Fulltime Fantasy Sports LLC, 848 N Rainbow Blvd #1157 Las Vegas, NV 89107

       

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I'm pretty chill with a wife, 2 teenage boys and a dog. Here's the stuff somebody else wrote: Scott is VP at Sports Illustrated, Fantasy/Gambling. He's co-founder of FullTime Fantasy and host of the Fantasy Football World Championships, serving as Commissioner and Director of all FFWC leagues and contests. Previously, Scott founded the Fantasy Players Association, an industry watchdog group dedicated to player advocacy and regularly appears on ESPN Radio, SiriusXM and FNTSY. He contributes sports handicapping, dynasty rankings and NBA DFS advice and strategy on the FullTime forums.Scott has several 5 figure finishes including winning a DraftKings Atlantis qualifier (valued at over $70,000) and multiple $30,000+ finishes in NFL and NBA. A long-time high-stakes competitor and ranked #50 in the Fantasy Football World Rankings, Scott understands and teaches bankroll management through wise contest selections.You may remember him from the Red vs Blue Podcast, and was featured as a Dynasty "Greats of the Game" by DLF and FBG. He has played high stakes since it's inception and has enjoyed Top 10 finishes in both NFFC and FFPC as well as an RTSports Overall Championship.link: https://dynastyleaguefootball.com/2015/05/06/greats-of-the-game-scott-atkins/ link: http://subscribers.footballguys.com/2012/12interview_scottatkins.php