At Barstool Bets, we are 100% free to play and you never have to transfer a single $1 into your Barstool Bets accounts. We offer daily free-to-enter contests where participants can spend a designated set of points per contest on sports bets for a fixed list of games.
The points concept is simple, each contest has its own starting balance of free points. Think of your points as dollars, so each winning bet is paid out in points and losing bets return nothing. The winner of the game is the player that has the most points at the end of the contest. All participants in each contest start with the same number of points. The number of free points added to your balance vary from contest to contest.
For example, if you enter a contest where the available balance is 1,000 points. You are free to use those points and wager on as many lines you wish before and during live contests. Once all of your points are used you can not place any additional bets on that specific contest until one of your bets pays out.
Viewing the Balance
Your available point balance is always visible at the top of contest pages and on the betslip. Existing point balances do not carry from contest to contest. Once a contest closes your balance is zero until you enter a new contest.
Increasing the Balance
You can accumulate points to your available point balance by winning bets during the live contest. Winning bets are paid out to your balance immediately and can be used for future bets during the same contest. Make sure you have push notifications enabled on the Barstool Bets app so you receive real-time updates on winning bets. The participants who earn the most points actively wager on lines throughout each contest. Additional lines can always be found by selecting "More Lines."
For example, the contest you entered had a starting balance of 1,000 points. You wagered all 1,000 points on the Texas Longhorns -2.5 1st Half Point Spread at +220. After betting all 1,000 points, your account will show zero with 1,000 “in-play." Once the bet wins, your account will be paid out immediately and have 3,200 available points (original 1,000 + 2,200). You are then free to use those points and wager on any available 2nd Half lines during the contest.
Point Betting Strategy
A winning contest strategy varies based on the type of contest you enter. To increase your chances of having the most points at the end of the contest, we recommend some combination of the following:
- Betting pre-match odds before the game begins
- Live betting in-game featured lines that will be paid the soonest
- Following the contest live leaderboard to help influence your wager risk
- Having a little luck
Here is one example of how a player can reach almost 50K balance points in a single contest:
This contest had a starting balance of 1,000 points. You wager all 1,000 points on the 1st Half line. Once the bet wins, your account will be paid out immediately. You then make and win 3 additional 2nd Half bets. Each time placing your entire available point balance on each subsequent bet.
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