The King of Covers: Rules

LEAGUE CONTESTS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, A COPY OF WHICH IS AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE, AND TO THE RULES BELOW. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND, IN PART, ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRANTS.

Enter our contests today and become eligible to win.

How to Register: Limit (1) username per person/email address. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

The user who signs up the user name is the only person eligible to win a prize, even if other persons log-in under the user name and make picks.

How and when should I make my contest picks?

Once registered, you can make your picks anytime during the week up until games start. You can select as many or as few games as you wish. Each wager can vary in units from 100 to 500. Once a wager is made on a particular side or total, you cannot wager that side or total again. The single wager limitation is to prevent unlimited picks from being made on a single game. Covers Contests units are not real money. You are not required to pay any money to participate in this contest. Units are just a way to grade the handicapping performance of all contestants.

Contest Rules
  • Prizes are awarded to the contestants with the most net units.  The prizes awarded vary from contest to contest.

  • Prize(s) will be awarded to one user per household at Cover’s discretion

  • Covers Media Group Ltd will make every effort to run the contest in a fair and efficient manner. However, certain events are beyond our control. For example, if Internet hardware or software problems cause us to lose entries, we are not liable. We reserve the right to void an entire week of the contest if we determine it is necessary in our sole discretion.

  • All prize winners must have a valid internet e-mail address. To be eligible to receive postal prizes, entrants must have a valid Postal Address. PO Boxes are not acceptable.

  • Cash prizes will be sent to any user who can provide a valid PayPal account.

  • For any league contest overall standings, members who are tied with equal units - the tie breaker rules are (1) winning percentage (2) Total number of picks (3) member who made the first pick within the contest (time stamp).

  • For weekly contest standings, when members are tied - the tie breaker system is as follows: (1) most wins for the week (2) member who got their first pick of the week in the earliest (time stamp).

  • Football Picks are “No Action” if a game does not go more than 55 minutes.

  • Over/Under Wagers are Voided for MLB games that do not complete 9 innings played (or 8.5 if the home team is winning).

  • The outcome on all MLB picks must be decided on original game date. Therefore selections on any MLB games which have been Suspended, are Voided.

What are the Covers Contests "House Rules"?

Lines are posted on the main scores and odds page, and you can make picks up until the time a game starts. Covers Contests has several contests, and you should consult the specific rules for each contest for more information. Some general things to note about our odds and contests: You can pick one team and one total per game. Once a pick is selected and submitted, it is final and cannot be changed.

  • You can vary the amount of your wager on the line or total between 100 and 500 units. Covers Contests units are not real money; they are just a way to grade the handicapping performance of all contestants.

  • For basketball and football games (sides and totals), the standard odds are to risk 110 units to win 100 units.

  • For MLB and NHL games, Covers Contests uses the moneyline. In other words, you pick the winner of the game using the odds posted. For instance, if you pick a team to win with -140 odds, you are risking 140 units to win 100. If you pick a team to win with +140 odds, you are risking 100 units to win 140.

  • The odds on totals are the same as side wagers, risk 110 units to win 100.

  • You are limited to one user name when playing League Contests. If a person is entering picks using more than one user name, that person is deemed not eligible to win any prizes.

  • >The user who signs up the user name is the only person eligible to win a prize, even if other persons log-in under the user name and make picks.

Miscellaneous Provisions:

If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use winner’s name and/or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its respective directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. 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 which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsors furthers reserve the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Caution: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent of the law.

Employees of Sponsor, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible.

WINNER'S LIST: For winner’s name, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address. All requests must be received before 30 days following the closing date for a given contest.

ATTN: Contest Winners Lists
Covers Media Group Ltd.
Victoria House
Victoria Place, Eyre Square
Galway, Ireland

Contests & Prize Breakdowns

Contest Start Date End Date
NFL 2016-2017 Jul 19 2016 Feb 13 2017
Pre Season
1st - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
2nd - $250 Cash - 1 @ $250 = $250
3rd - $150 Cash - 1 @ $150 = $150
4th - 20th - Covers Hat - 17 @ $10 = $170
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 30 @ $30 = $900
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $1970
Regular Season
1st - $3,000 Cash - 1 @ $3000 = $3000
2nd - $1,200 Cash - 1 @ $1200 = $1200
3rd - $600 Cash - 1 @ $600 = $600
4th - 20th - Covers Hoodie - 17 @ $36 = $612
21st - 30th - Money Clip & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 10 @ $12 = $120
31st - 40th - Mug & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 10 @ $8 = $80
41st - 100th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 60 @ $30 = $1800
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $7412
Playoffs
1st - $1,000 + Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
3rd - $300 Cash - 1 @ $300 = $300
4th-20th - Covers Money Clip - 17 @ $12 = $204
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 30 @ $30 = $900
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $2940
Weekly Prize
Weekly Prize - Covers Hat & $30 Covers Experts - 30 @ $10 = $300
Weekly - $100 Cash & $30 Covers Experts Credit. - 30 @ $130 = $3900
Weekly - Money Clip + $30 CE Credit - 30 @ $12 = $360
Total Prize Value
Total prize purse for the above contest (NFL 2016-2017) only is: $12,322.00
**Value of all cash and merchandise prizes includes shipping where applicable.
Contest Start Date End Date
AFL 2016 Mar 22 2016 Sep 7 2016
Full Season
1st - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
2nd - $250 Cash - 1 @ $250 = $250
3rd - $150 Cash - 1 @ $150 = $150
4th - 20th - Covers Hat - 17 @ $10 = $170
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $1070
Weekly Prize
Weekly - Covers Hat - 25 @ $10 = $250
Total Prize Value
Total prize purse for the above contest (AFL 2016) only is: $1,070.00
**Value of all cash and merchandise prizes includes shipping where applicable.
Contest Start Date End Date
WNBA 2016 May 9 2016 Oct 24 2016
Full Season
1st - $1,000 & Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
3rd - $250 Cash - 1 @ $250 = $250
4th - 20th - Covers Hat - 17 @ $10 = $170
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $1956
Weekly Prize
Weekly - Covers Hat - 24 @ $10 = $240
Total Prize Value
Total prize purse for the above contest (WNBA 2016) only is: $1,956.00
**Value of all cash and merchandise prizes includes shipping where applicable.
Contest Start Date End Date
CFL Full 2016 Jun 14 2016 Dec 5 2016
Full Season
1st - $1,000 & Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
3rd - $250 Cash - 1 @ $250 = $250
4th - 20th - Covers Hat - 17 @ $10 = $170
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $1956
Weekly Prize
Weekly - Covers Hat - 25 @ $10 = $250
Total Prize Value
Total prize purse for the above contest (CFL 2016) only is: $1,956.00
**Value of all cash and merchandise prizes includes shipping where applicable.
Contest Start Date End Date
NCAAF 2016 Aug 9 2016 Jan 10 2017
Regular Season
1st - $2,000 Cash - 1 @ $2000 = $2000
2nd - $1,000 Cash - 1 @ $1000 = $1000
3rd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
4th - 20th - Covers Hoodie - 17 @ $36 = $612
21st - 30th - Money Clip & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 10 @ $12 = $120
31st - 40th - Mug & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 10 @ $8 = $80
41st - 100th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 60 @ $30 = $1800
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $6112
Playoffs
1st - $1,000 Cash & Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
3rd - $300 Cash - 1 @ $300 = $300
4th - 20th - Covers Money Clip - 17 @ $12 = $204
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 30 @ $30 = $900
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $2940
Weekly Prize
Weekly - $100 Cash & $30 Covers Experts Credit. - 23 @ $30 = $690
Weekly - Money Clip & $30 Covers Experts Credit. - 23 @ $42 = $966
Total Prize Value
Total prize purse for the above contest (NCAAF 2016) only is: $9,052.00
**Value of all cash and merchandise prizes includes shipping where applicable.
Contest Start Date End Date
NHL 16'-17' Oct 10 2016 Apr 9 2017
Regular Season
1st - $1,000 & Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $500 - 1 @ $500 = $500
3rd - $250 - 1 @ $250 = $250
4th - 20th - Money Clip - 17 @ $12 = $204
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 30 @ $30 = $900
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $2890
Playoffs
1st - $1,000 + Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
3rd - $250 Cash - 1 @ $250 = $250
4th - 20th - Money Clip - 17 @ $8 = $136
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 30 @ $30 = $900
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $2822
Weekly Prize
Weekly Prize - Money Clip & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 26 @ $42 = $1092
Weekly Prize - Money Clip & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 26 @ $42 = $1092
Total Prize Value
Total prize purse for the above contest (NHL 2016-2017) only is: $5,712.00
**Value of all cash and merchandise prizes includes shipping where applicable.
Contest Start Date End Date
NBA Reg '16-'17 Oct 24 2016 Apr 12 2017
Regular Season
1st - $3500 - 1 @ $3500 = $3500
2nd - $1500 - 1 @ $1500 = $1500
3rd - $500 - 1 @ $500 = $500
4th - 20th - Hoodie - 17 @ $36 = $612
21st - 30th - Hat & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 10 @ $10 = $100
31st - 40th - Mug & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 10 @ $8 = $80
41st - 100th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 60 @ $30 = $1800
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $8092
Playoffs
1st - $1,000 + Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
3rd - $250 Cash - 1 @ $250 = $250
4th - 20th - Covers Hat - 17 @ $10 = $170
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 30 @ $30 = $900
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $2856
Weekly Prize
Weekly Prize - $100 Cash & $30 CE Credit - 25 @ $100 = $2500
Weekly Prize - Hat & $30 CE Credit - 25 @ $40 = $1000
Total Prize Value
Total prize purse for the above contest (NBA 2016-2017) only is: $10,948.00
**Value of all cash and merchandise prizes includes shipping where applicable.
Contest Start Date End Date
NCB 16'-17' Nov 7 2016 Apr 9 2017
Regular Season
1st - $2,000 Cash - 1 @ $2000 = $2000
2nd - $1,000 Cash - 1 @ $1000 = $1000
3rd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
21st - 30th - Hat & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 10 @ $10 = $100
4th - 20th - Covers Hoodie - 17 @ $36 = $612
31st - 40th - Mug & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 10 @ $8 = $80
41st - 100th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 60 @ $30 = $1800
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $6092
Playoffs
1st - $1,000 + Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $750 Cash - 1 @ $750 = $750
3rd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
4th - 20th - Covers Hat - 17 @ $10 = $170
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 30 @ $30 = $900
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $3356
Weekly Prize
Weekly Prize - Hat & $30 Covers Experts Credit - 22 @ $40 = $880
Weekly Prize - Hat & $30 CE Credit - 22 @ $40 = $880
Total Prize Value
Total prize purse for the above contest (NCAAB 2016-2017) only is: $9,448.00
**Value of all cash and merchandise prizes includes shipping where applicable.
Contest Start Date End Date
MLB 2017 Feb 20 2017 Nov 14 2017
Pre Season
1st - $1,000 & Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $600 - 1 @ $600 = $600
3rd - $250 - 1 @ $250 = $250
4th - 20th - Covers Money Clip - 17 @ $12 = $204
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 30 @ $30 = $900
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $2990
Regular Season
1st - $2,500 Cash - 1 @ $2500 = $2500
2nd - $1,000 Cash - 1 @ $1000 = $1000
3rd - $500 Cash - 1 @ $500 = $500
4th - 20th - Covers Hoodie - 17 @ $36 = $612
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 31 @ $30 = $930
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $5542
Playoffs
1st - $1,000 & Hoodie - 1 @ $1036 = $1036
2nd - $600 Cash - 1 @ $600 = $600
3rd - $250 Cash - 1 @ $250 = $250
4th - 20th - Covers Hat - 17 @ $10 = $170
21st - 50th - $30 Covers Experts Credit - 30 @ $30 = $900
Total prize purse for the above contest only is: $2956
Weekly Prize
Weekly - Money Clip + $30 CE Credit - 39 @ $42 = $1638
Weekly Prize - $100 Cash & $30 CE Credit - 39 @ $130 = $5070
Weekly Prize - Hat & $30 CE Credit - 39 @ $40 = $1560
Total Prize Value
Total prize purse for the above contest (MLB 2017) only is: $11,488.00
**Value of all cash and merchandise prizes includes shipping where applicable.
How to Claim Prizes
  • When you win a prize, an automatic email will be sent to you the next day asking for address verification and PayPal account (PayPal info required for cash prize winners ONLY). You must respond to this email within 5 days to claim your prize. If you ignore the email, no prize will be sent. After you respond, the merchandise prize will be sent by postal service and the cash prizes will be sent via PayPal.
  • If you provide us with any incorrect information, you forfeit any prize. Prizes cannot be sent to players who did not supply us with a valid mailing address (no PO Boxes), or valid email addresses. You are responsible to check your account information and make sure it is correct.
  • Prizes listed are subject to availability. We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equivalent value if necessary. All contestants are limited to 1 prize per week, and 3 prizes per year. The prize limits do not include prizes won in the Survivor Game that has separate rules.
  • Prize(s) will be awarded to one user per household at Cover’s discretion
  • You must verify that you are at least 18 years old to be eligible for any prize.
  • All winners of prizes valued at $500 or more must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity Release and Liability Releases within 10 days of first attempted notification. Non-compliance within this time period will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

The sponsor of all League Contests is Covers Media Group Ltd., whose mailing address is Victoria House, Victoria Place, Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland. Fax: 00-353-91-444237