General Rules

1.1 General

1.1.1 All Mega Fan Games pool entries are placed with the game Collector and then remitted into pools operated by the Betting Limited, 3 Brook Street, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1AX, United Kingdom (‘Mega Fan’ is a brand name of Betting Limited)

1.1.2 All Betting Limited pool entries are subject to Betting Limited’s betting rules as amended from time to time.

1.1.3 All Betting Limited pool bets are ‘pool’ or ‘pari-mutuel’ type bets whereby the winning return is calculated by reference to the money staked in the pool and the eventual number of winning bets.

1.1.4 There are no maximum limits to the amount of money that can be staked or won on a Betting Limited pool bet. (The size of the pool provides a natural limit to the available winnings).

1.1.5 All British football matches will be subject to the Football Association. Overseas football matches will be subject to the equivalent regulatory body of the relevant country. Decisions of the relevant authority as to the running and outcome of events will apply to all Betting Limited bets.

1.1.6 The timing of the declaration of dividends shall entirely be at the discretion of Betting Limited.

1.1.7 Betting Limited reserves the right to rectify errors in accepted bets regardless as to the cause.

1.1.8 Subject to the preceding rules and once the official result has been announced, the declared dividend will stand regardless of any subsequent alteration to the official result.

1.1.9 Betting Limited is prohibited by law from accepting pool entries from persons under 16 years of age. Betting Limited will refuse to accept pool entries where it has reason to believe that the person placing them is doing so on behalf of persons under the age of 16. Any pool entries found to have been placed by or on behalf of a person under the age of 16 will be void.

1.1.10 In the event of a failure, for whatever reason, which prevents the declaration of a dividend, the stakes of the Betting Limited(s) Pool concerned may be refunded.

1.1.11 Bets accepted from overseas or third party pools are additionally subject to the betting rules relevant to those pools.

1.1.12 A customer may edit their team online up until the start of a match in which the edited player participates.

1.1.13 Bets ‘stand’ on players which do not participate in a game once the game has started.

1.1.14 Where a selected player in a customer’s team does not play in the match, a player of nearest equivalent value in the same playing position will be substituted into the customer’s team. If the customer’s team is below the budget ceiling it will be the nearest higher value player who still fits within budget, otherwise it will be the nearest lower value player.

1.1.15 In a pool that covers several games, if a player does not play in an event because their team has been knocked out in a previous round of the pool, the team selection stands, and that player accrues no more points.

1.1.16 All Betting Limited pool entries on a single game are void if a game does not take place on the day scheduled, unless otherwise advertised. The rules for multiple leg pool entries are as stated in the relevant section of the rules.

1.2 Placing pool entries

1.2.1 Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details. Terms for other outlets may vary.

1.2.2 All pool entries must be confirmed in the system together with full stakes paid not later than the start of the pool event (‘the start of the first match’).

1.2.3 Full stakes for the correct amount must be paid when bets are placed. Official tickets will be given as receipts and these should be checked carefully as errors cannot be rectified after the start of game concerned. Winning pool entries will only be paid in accordance with official tickets/receipts.

1.2.4 Customers must check their tickets/bet receipts as errors will not be rectified after ‘the start of the first match’.

1.2.5 Customers must check any change given from pool entries as claims for errors will not be considered once the customer has left the point of transaction.

1.3 Payments of winnings

1.3.1 Payment of winnings is subject to the Betting Limited’s general rules covering pool betting, which can be viewed at www.betting.co.uk/rules

1.3.2 Payment of winnings from pool entries placed via third parties is subject to the payment rules of the third party.

1.3.3 Customers must check payments as claims for errors will not be considered once the customer has left the point of transaction.

1.3.4 When there is an abandoned match, or hiatus resulting in an altered match result, payment will not be made until the official result is confirmed by the relevant authority. Otherwise payment is made at Betting Limited’s discretion on winning tickets when the dividend is declared.

1.3.5 In the event of an amended result, claims for additional payments on tickets previously surrendered must be made to the address below.

1.3.6 Betting Limited reserves the right to pay the whole or part of any winnings by cheque or bank transfer from the address below.

1.3.7 Payments may be claimed by posting the tickets to Customer Services, Betting Limited, 3 Brook Street, Bishops Waltham, Hants, SO32 1AX. Postal payments will normally be paid by cheque but customers may opt to have winnings paid direct to a UK bank account, or into a Betting Limited account, if full details are supplied.

1.3.8 Payments may be collected up to 6 months after purchase, after which time their validity lapses. Unclaimed payments from Great Britain will be remitted to a charity supporting sports and / or a charity supporting people with problem gambling habits.

1.4 Disputes

Every effort will be made by our staff and management to resolve any dispute which may arise, under the terms and conditions of these rules.

Should a customer be dissatisfied with the decision and ruling offered by staff and management, or should a matter arise which is not covered by these rules, customers should write to Betting Limited at 3 Brook Street, Bishops Waltham, Hants, SO32 1AX explaining the details of their dispute.

In the event of the matter not then being resolved the customer may submit the dispute to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS), PO Box 62639, London, EC3P 3AS, telephone 020 7347 5883, or a mutually acceptable recognized body, for an independent ruling. Provided the facts are presented by all parties concerned the adjudicator’s decision in these cases will be binding on both parties.

Mega Fan Manager (MFM) Rules

2.1 Aim of the game

2.1.1 “Team 11” To have a team of eleven players with one selected to be the captain from the list of players competing in a particular pool event who will score the highest number of points in aggregate dependent on each player’s performance in a game when applied to the Scoring Matrix, such that the team(s) with the highest score is eligible for a Team Prize Pool dividend and the team(s) with both the highest score and the captain with the highest individual score is eligible for a Jackpot Prize Pool dividend. Each available player has a notional price, and the eleven players when their prices are aggregated must fit within a total budget of between 100 and 120 million. A team cost of 100 million or less will be eligible for full points. A team costing between 100 and 120 million will have their point total scaled in accordance with rule 5 below.

2.1.2 “Team 6” To have a team of six players with one selected to be the captain from the list of players competing in a particular pool event who will score the highest number of points in aggregate dependent on each player’s performance in a game when applied to the Scoring Matrix, such that the team(s) with the highest score is eligible for a Team Prize Pool dividend, and the team(s) with both the highest score and the captain with the highest individual score is eligible for a Jackpot Prize Pool dividend. Each available player has a notional price, and the eleven players when their prices are aggregated must fit within a total budget of between 65 and 75 million. A team cost of 65 million or less will be eligible for full points. A team costing between 65 and 75 million will have their point total scaled in accordance with rule 5 below.

2.2 Games / matches on which the pools are operated

A Mega Fan Manager pool event is available on games advertised on the website www.megafan.game from time to time. A pool event consists of a game or series of games which are included into an individual pool. The words “games” and “matches” can be used interchangeably when describing a pool event.

2.3 Entering your team

A pool unit stake is advertised at the point of sale, currently £2.00 for the Team 11 game and £5.00 for the Team 6 game, or may be such amount as is advertised at the point of transaction in other local currencies. Minimum total stake = 1/10 pool unit.

For the Global Pool, 75% of the amount staked will be attributed to the Team Pool, and 25% of the amount staked will be attributed to the Jackpot Pool. For the Local Pool 100% of the amount staked will be attributable to the Team Pool. The Local Pool has no Jackpot Pool.

Entries may be made by compiling your team online as advised by your Collector and presenting your team entry code to the Collector.

Entries may be made remotely using facilities provided for the purpose by Collector.

Mega Fan Manager entry forms may be used when entering the competition through a Collector and in betting shops and such other outlets where MFM is available. Call centre, text betting and internet entries are also available.

Form entries may be made by marking the player identification numbers of the selected players in the spaces provided for the appropriate player position.

Completed entries must be provided to the Collector and accepted into the system together with full stakes paid not later than ‘the start of the first match”.

An entry can also be compiled remotely through the notified remote link using the megafan.game application. This generates a team code which can be submitted by the Collector to place the entry.

An entry can only be placed through a remote system software link or equivalent remote mechanism to Betting Limited’s central pool systems.

2.4 Pool deduction rate

The default, and maximum current deduction rate for the Global Pool is 30% (The net pool from which prizes are declared is therefore 70% of the gross pool) The current deduction rate for the Local Pool is 0% (The net pool from which prizes are declared is therefore 100% of the gross pool).The pool deduction rate may from time to time be set at a different rate for specific pool events, and where this is the case the different rate will be advertised at the point of sale. Where a guaranteed minimum prize pool is advertised in connection with a specific pool event and pool type the deduction rate applies only once the minimum guarantee has been exceeded.

2.5 Scoring and calculation of winnings

Each player in a team will score points dependent on how well they play during a match. The way they score points is determined by the Scoring Matrix. The Scoring Matrix is published on www.megafan.game and also is available from the Collector. The Scoring Matrix may vary dependent on the pool event entered. Players may score points for the entire duration of the game which will include full-time, injury time and extra time only. For the avoidance of doubt points will not we scored for players during penalty shootouts. The Scoring Matrix may be consulted when choosing the players for your team.

The data which determines the Scoring Matrix is taken from an independent source not related to Betting Limited. The current MFM game uses data published by Opta, part of the Perform group. Other independent data suppliers may be used from time to time according to the game type and the Scoring Matrix.

Team 11 entries where the total cost of the team is less than or equal to a notional 100 million (x) will score full points calculated by reference to the Scoring Matrix. Team entries where the total cost of the team exceeds 100 million but is less than or equal to 120 million (y) will have their points score scaled down by multiplying it by x divided by y to give their final score.

Team 6 entries where the total cost of the team is less than or equal to a notional 65 million (x) will score full points calculated by reference to the Scoring Matrix. Team entries where the total cost of the team exceeds 65 million but is less than or equal to 75 million (y) will have their points score scaled down by multiplying it by x divided by y to give their final score.
The Team Prize Pool game winner(s) will be the entry(ies) whose team has the highest tally of points (adjusted as necessary by scaling). If the winning entry for the Team Prize is a fractional pool unit, the prize will be a scaled down in proportion to the fraction of pool unit staked, and any residue in that team prize pool will be added to the next lower prize fund.

The Jackpot Prize Pool game winner(s) will be the entry(ies) whose team has the highest tally of points (adjusted as necessary by scaling) together with whose team captain also has the highest tally of points individually (adjusted as necessary by scaling). If the Jackpot Prize Pool has no winning entry, the value of the prize pool will rollover into the next notified Pool Event. If the winning entry for the Jackpot Prize is a fractional pool unit, the prize will be a scaled down in proportion to the fraction of pool unit staked, and any residue in the Jackpot Prize pool will rollover into the next notified Pool Event.

2.6 Calculation of prizes

2.6.1 Team Prize Pool: 2/3 of each MFM Team 11 and Team 6 Global Team Prize Pool will be allocated to the MFM Team 11 and Team 6 Global Team Prize Pool 1st prize win fund, 2/9 of the MFM Team 11 and Team 6 Global Team Prize Pool will be allocated to the Global Team Prize Pool 2nd prize win fund, and1/9 will be allocated to the MFM Team 11 and Team 6 3rd prize Global Team Prize Pool win fund.

1/1 of the Team 11 and Team 6 MFM Local Team Prize Pool will be allocated to the Local Pool win fund.

2.6.2 Jackpot Prize Pool: 1/1 of the Global Team 11 and Global Team 6 MFM Jackpot Prize Pool will be allocated to the Global Jackpot Prize Pool win fund.

2.6.3 If any Global or Local pool gross fund is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross fund unless the total of the money invested plus any money brought forward in that fund is greater than the guarantee.

Each net fund is then divided by the total number of winning tickets in that fund to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a single pool unit stake.

Only one dividend is declared for each fund. No prizes in aggregate may exceed the value of the gross pool for any pool event.

Where an entry has a fractional pool unit the prize will be calculated in proportion to the entry fraction.

Collectors may at their discretion add prizes, either monetary or in kind, to any of the prize funds.

2.7 Players in a MFM team who do not participate in matches

Entries are compiled by selecting individual players into a team from a squad of players available to play in a match or series of matches comprising a pool event. If for any reason a player is not selected to play in the first match of a pool event, they will be replaced by another player as detailed in rule 1.1.14. If for any reason a player is not selected for any subsequent match within a pool event their selection stands and they becoming non-point scoring contributors to the team aggregate score. They resume their point scoring status for any subsequent game within the pool event for which they later take part.

2.8 Team modification

An entry which has been submitted into a pool may be modified to the extent that a player may be changed for an alternative valid player, provided any change is made before the game in which the original player is scheduled to play commences. A team may only be modified online by registered users who provide both the receipt Team Identification Number and the receipt Verification Code. This facility is only available on selected pool events.

2.9 Void / abandoned matches

If any match of the MFM is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and it is not re-played on the same day, then the players participating in the match will be scored up to the point where the match is abandoned and the pool will be settled accordingly, i.e. every team with a player included in that match may be deemed to have a valid score attributable to the MFM prize funds, provided at least one match of the bet takes place.

If none of the matches of the MFM pool event takes place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

Provided at least one match in a pool event takes place, a dividend will be declared for the MFM prize funds in accordance with these rules.

If any matches in the MFM pool event are abandoned before the end of the match, Betting Limited reserves the right to declare the pool void before the completion of the other games included in the pool event.

2.10 Important information

These, Betting Limited’s rules, revoke all previous issued rules and are effective from 1st January 2017. Betting Limited reserves the right to alter any of the rules and conditions listed from time to time by re-publishing them in the usual manner and without prior notice.

Issued by Betting Limited, 3 Brook Street, Bishops Waltham, Hants. SO32 1AX. United Kingdom.
Please bet responsibly. For advice visit www.gambleaware.co.uk

Revision 2.0, published on 1st January 2017