Xpressbet Showdown Handicapping Tournament

$100,000 Xpressbet Showdown Tournament

Xpressbet Showdown is Xpressbet’s biggest live-money handicapping tournament, with $100,000 in prizes on the line. Outplay your competitors in all 20 mandatory races over two days to win. The top 10 players earn cash prizes and all players are eligible for up to $50,000 in Sweep Bonuses!

The tournament is held in April.


  • 1st - $20,000
  • 2nd - $10,000
  • 3rd - $5,000
  • 4th - $3,000
  • 5th through 10th - $2,000 each
  • Sweep the Card Bonus - Any player who correctly selects the winners in all 10 mandatory races on either tournament day will win a $10,000 cash bonus.
  • Sweep the Meet Bonus - Any player who correctly selects the winners in all 10 mandatory races on both tournament days will win an additional $30,000 cash bonus ($50,000 total).

How To Play

  • You must register to play. Registration begins March 22, 2017. There is a $300 registration fee.
    • Qualified Players: The top 30 qualified players from Xpressbet’s Beat the Host Championship Round and the top 30 qualifiers from Xpressbet LIVE will automatically be registered for Showdown with no fee. Players may qualify for up to two complimentary entries.
    • Non-Qualified Players: Non-qualified players must register with a $300 registration fee per-entry — deducted from the player’s wagering account. The registration fee is non-refundable.
    • Each Xpressbet account holder may register for up to two entries ($600 total).
  • The maximum number of entries, in any combination (tournament qualifications and paid registrations), per player, is two.
  • Showdown registration is open to Xpressbet account holders in good standing.
  • Players must make all 10 mandatory wagers each day to win any prize (20 wagers total).
  • Mandatory races will be posted here no later than Friday, April 7 at 5PM ET for Saturday’s races and no later than Saturday, April 8 at 5PM ET for Sunday’s races.
  • Player results are ranked according to total mutuel payoffs, and prizes are awarded to the highest ranked players.
  • Ties:
    • In the event of a tie for any cash prize, the prize for the tied position and the prize for the next position(s) will be split evenly among the tied players.
    • All decisions are final.

Things You Should Know

  • Contest wagers must be submitted via the Contest Wager Pad or the Mobile Contest Wager Pad only. No phone wagers.
  • Scratched horses count as zero in the competition. If a player has submitted a Contest Wager on a scratched horse, the player may submit a second single $20 Win wager on another horse in the race after the scratch has been processed. Once the scratch has been processed, the Contest Wager will automatically be cancelled and refunded. DO NOT CANCEL ANY CONTEST WAGERS. This will result in disqualification.
  • Mutuel payoffs are capped at 20-1 ($420) for contest scoring purposes.
  • Players’ wagering accounts will be credited with winnings for all competition wagers and debited for all losing wagers. Wagering credits may only be withdrawn from an account in accordance with Xpressbet’s policies.

Official Rules

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