Regular sports and racing betting, meets a poker tournament, meets fantasy sports – what do you get? TopBetta tournaments!
TopBetta tournaments are perfect for sports and racing punters of all sizes, perfect for poker players wanting to get involved in sports or racing betting and perfect for fantasy sports players looking for a change of pace.
Here’s how they work . . .
TopBetta tournaments cover a specific time frame filled with various sports and or racing events.
Players ‘buy-in’ to the tournaments for a set fee that varies from a Free Roll up to $1,000 and $2,000 entries.
TopBetta takes a small portion (usually around 10% ) of the players buy-in or the rake for you poker players. The rest of the cost of entry goes into the tournament ‘pot’ or ‘pool’ that everyone in that tournament will compete for.
After users pay their entry fee they are allocated a set amount of ‘bettabucks’.
Bettabucks are a fantasy currency that TopBetta uses in it’s tournaments.
Players can then place bets (just like regular betting) on the sports and racing markets allocated to that tournament using their bettabucks.
The aim of the game is to climb the leaderboard and get into the cash money. TopBetta tournaments pay out in different ways. Some are winner take all, some top three while some pay up to 25% of the field with the big cash reserved for those at the top of the pile.
TopBetta tournaments pay out in different ways. Often depending on the number of entrants in the tournament.Some are winner take all, some top three while some pay up to 25% of the field with the big cash reserved for those at the top of the pile.
Some tournaments are winner take all, some pay-out to the top three on the leaderboard while some pay out up to 25% of the field with the big cash reserved for those at the top of the pile.
Tournament players can reinvest their winnings on other sports or racing markets throughout the tournament in an attempt to ‘roll their winnings’ up and build a bigger stack of bettabucks.
Winners and place getters in TopBetta tournaments with 100+ participants typically turn their starting stack of bettabucks into at least 10 times what they started with.
The last few events or markets of a TopBetta tournament is where it really starts to get interesting.
Players can choose to continue betting and rolling their winnings or sit back and hope that the others place losing bets.
It’s always a helter-skelter finish with plenty of tactics and mathematical calculations coming into play.
Still not sure how it works? TopBetta brand ambassador Matthew Johns might be able to help!
How much does it cost? . . .
TopBetta has a range of tournament buy-in price points that cater for players of all levels.
Free Rolls, $1.25, $2.50, $6, $12, $23, $55, $110, $220, $1100, $2200
TopBetta runs free tournaments on a regular basis that all users can play. The high rollers get the chance to compete for large amounts of cash in the tournaments where the buy-in exceeds $110.
Types of tournaments
TopBetta started with just the stock standard format of tournaments but over the years have added some variations to the core product. They now do special racing tournaments that cover multiple days of racing meetings like the Melbourne Cup Carnival whereby the players stacks from each days carry-over to the next or final days.
They do quicker tournaments like quaddie legs and hour of power and even introduced Bet, Forget, Collect tournaments that have become very popular. These tournaments lock at the commencement of the first event and require players to place all of their bets before this time. Bet, Forget, Collect tournaments are perfect for those short on time but still wanting to enjoy the thrill of TopBetta tournaments.
Tricks of the trade
There are already some semi-professional players who make a great side income by playing TopBetta tournaments and as the prize pools grow so will the amount of players who make a nice side earn from playing.
Fantasy Stars has observed various tactics and tricks of the trade that the more successfully TopBetta tournament players employ.
- First things first, study the payout structure and make a plan from the outset
- Keep an eye on your opponants and try to profile some of your rivals so you know what they’ll likely do throughout the tournament
- Study the winning scores of similar tournaments and entry levels to get an idea of the score you need to shoot for, especially in Bet, Forget, Collect tournaments!
- If you’re shooting for the win, you’ll need to be aggressive and back your best bets in confidently
- Put extra time into studying the last few events in the tournament. This is where the most amount of people will be betting, where tactics on staking come into play and where finding winners is most important!