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Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge - Win a share of R10,000

  • The Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge is free to enter 
  • Win a share of R10,000
  • Available for every race meeting at Hollywoodbets Greyville and Hollywoodbets Scottsville
  • How to enter and make your selections

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge gives you the chance to win a share of R10,000 at every race meeting at Hollywoodbets Greyville and Hollywoodbets Scottsville. 

Free to play, you just need to be a Hollywoodbets member to take part make your selections for each meeting.

How To Enter & Points Scoring System


Pick one horse for each race on the card and receive points depending on where the selection finishes in a race, and how many runners there are in a race. 

In a 12-horse race, first position will receive 12 points, second position 11 points, third position 10 points all the way down to last position with 1 point. 

In a seven-horse race, first position will receive 7 points, second position will receive 6 points, etc. 

Bonus points are awarded for winning selections, where the Hollywoodbets Starting Price (SP) for that horse will be added to the points awarded.

Enter the Punters Challenge



Terms and Conditions


The Challenge will run for the foreseeable future.
This Challenge is open to all punters, registered as an account holder with Hollywoodbets.
A single entry is free for registered players.
Players who don’t have an account with Hollywoodbets will be redirected to the registration page and, on successful registration, their new login credentials will be used for the Punters’ Challenge competition.
Players can enter the challenge at any point.
Players will have the option to enter with their given name (as per the details on their betting account) or to create a non-de-plume to disguise their identity.
This challenge applies only to racing at Hollywoodbets Greyville and Hollywoodbets Scottsville.

Daily prize money of R10 000 for each of the scheduled race-meetings will be shared by the top 20 as follows:

Winner R4 000
2nd Place R2 000
3rd place R1 000
4th place R 500
5th to 10th place R 250
11th to 20th place R 100

In addition there will be a monthly prize of R20 000 each month, based on the overall cumulative points shared by the top 20 as follows:

Winner R8 000
2nd Place R4 000
3rd place R2 000
4th place R1 000
5th to 10th place R 500
11th to 20th place R 200

Where racing is curtailed for whatsoever reason during a month, then this monthly prize shall be pro-rated based on the number of meetings completed vs the total scheduled for the month.

Prize monies will be paid into the winners’ Hollywoodbets account only. There are no conditions applicable to this payment and funds may be withdrawn or used for betting at the discretion of the player.  Dead-heat rules apply to all place positions.
All or Nothing - a whopping R500 000 prize money will be paid to any player who picks all the winners on any race day*.  This is an all or nothing prize!  To top this, for every race meeting where the R500 000 is not won, a further R25 000 will be added to the pot. 
*The race day is defined as the full programme of events, all of which are completed and an official result declared for each race.

Points System - every point counts! Points are allocated according to the official finishing position of each horse in the race.  The number of points on offer is dependent on the number of horses participating (official runners) in the race. 
Points are awarded in accordance with the horses’ finishing positions i.e. in a 10-horse field, the winner will be awarded 10 points, 2nd 9 points and so on with the last horse being awarded 1 point.  Similarly, in a 16-horse field, the winner will be awarded 16 points and the last horse just a single point.
In addition, points will be awarded according to the price of the winner only.  The winning selection will get a bonus of the Hollywoodbets starting price.  If the winner of a 12-horse race starts at 12.5/1 (13.5) then the punters selecting the horse will be awarded 25.5 points (being 12 plus an additional 13.5 points for the starting price).
A horse/jockey combination must be declared a runner in the race to be awarded any points.
Where a dead-heat is declared for any position, then dead-heat rules will apply and the contestants will each receive half of the aggregated points on offer.  So, for example, a dead-heat for 3rd and 4th in the 10-horse race will see the affected horses each being awarded 7.5 points ((8+7)/2).
Where a dead-heat is declared for first, then dead-heat rules will apply to both the finishing position (as above) and the starting price bonus.  So, for example, a dead-heat for 1st and 2nd in the 10-horse race will see the affected horses each being awarded 9.5 points ((10+9)/2).  Where the one horse was priced at 9/1 and the other at 3/1, then the starting price bonus will be 5 (10/2) points to the former and 2 (4/2) points to the latter.
Where a horse is pulled up in a race, it will be considered to have finished last and will be awarded one point.  Where more than one horse is pulled up, then they shall share the bottom positions and shall share the points allocation.  For example if 2 horses are pulled up then they shall share 3 points (1+2).
Cumulative points awarded will be updated after each race and each race meeting.
Points earned at each race meeting will be totaled and the punters with the highest aggregate number of points for that meeting shall be awarded the prize money as detailed above.  In the event of a dead-heat for any of the top ten positions, then the dead-heat rules will apply.
Points earned at each race meeting over the month will be totaled and the punters with the highest aggregate number of points shall be awarded the prize money as detailed above.  In the event of a dead-heat for any of the top twenty positions, then the dead-heat rules will apply.
The final allocation of points shall be adjudicated and finalised by the Hollywoodbets team and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the process or the outcome.
Failure to make selections for a race meeting will result in zero points.
Scratchings and disqualifications - any selection of a scratching will be assigned the official tote favourite for the race.  
In the event there are dual tote favourites in a race, the highest placed finisher (of the tote favourites) will be assigned to the scratching.
A horse disqualified after having run a race will be deemed to have run last and will earn one point, with each horse that finished behind it being promoted.
Change of venue – if the venue changes (before 11 am on race day) then punters will have the option to retain their original selection or create new selections on a new selection grid. Where no new selections are made, the original selections will remain as valid selections.
Any race meeting rescheduled from its original date to another day shall be re-opened for selections prior to the rescheduled date. The original selections shall be voided and only the reselected entries shall apply.
Should the race meetings scheduled for any November or December date be postponed beyond the respective month end, all selections shall be void and the winner for the month shall be based on the results already processed.
Entries will only be accepted up until 5-minutes before the carded time of the first race. The meeting will be closed at that time and no selections will be accepted after that time for any reason whatsoever.
It is the responsibility of each entrant to pick, process and save their selections. Team members at Hollywoodbets and/or the independent developers of the punters’ challenge system cannot process entries on behalf of any other person for any reason whatsoever.  It is each person’s responsibility to ensure their selections are recorded before the closing time of the challenge.
Once selections are saved, they are final and cannot be changed.
The challenge is intended for recreational purposes only. Should any participant be suspected of abusing the spirit of the challenge, Hollywoodbets reserves the right to withdraw any prize money awarded. 
Hollywoodbets and its authorised agents reserve the right to vary, suspend, postpone or terminate the competition or any aspect thereof, for any reasons whatsoever and without notice. In such event, participants hereby waive any rights or expectations, which they may have against Hollywoodbets or its authorised agents and acknowledge that they will not have any recourse or claim of any nature against Hollywoodbets or its authorised agents.
Queries can be addressed to punterschallenge@hollywoodbets.net
Companies in the Hollywood Sportsbook Group are licensed betting operators. Hollywoodbets supports responsible gambling. No persons under the age of 18 years are permitted to gamble. Winners know when to stop. National Gambling toll-free counselling line 0800 006 008.
Every entrant participating in the competition shall be deemed to have acknowledged and accepted these terms and conditions and rules by virtue of their participation
This competition is OPEN to any persons who are directors, members, partners, employees, agents or consultants of Hollywoodbets or any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by Hollywoodbets or marketing service providers, or spouses, life partners, business partners or immediate family members of all of the above. However, any person associated with Hollywoodbets as indicated above will donate their winnings to the National Horse Care Unit and/or the Coastal Horse Care unit.
The official tipsters in the Winning Form Group publications will also form part of this Challenge. Should any of these tipsters win any prize, then that money shall be donated to the Horse Care Unit of their choice.  

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