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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:

    What is Cap2Win?

    A:

    Cap2Win is a perpetual handicapping contest site. Every month is a brand new contest with cash (and other) prizes.

  • Q:

    Does it cost anything to play?

    A:

    No, playing is free. We are considering allowing participants to pay $1 per month to go into the prize pool, but for now we are asking our sponsors to provide the prize money.

  • Q:

    Do I have to make real wagers?

    A:

    No, your choices are captured in the Cap2Win database where results are tracked. You do not have to wager any real money to play.

  • Q:

    Why do I have to give you my email address?

    A:

    We need to provide users security so no one else can see their handicapping choices. We also do not want handicappers entering multiple times. Your email address will be kept confidential in accordance with E-ponies.com privacy policy.

  • Q:

    What is a star handicapper?

    A:

    Star ratings are given to each handicapper based on their monthly performance. Five stars is the highest and one star is the least. The star ratings are determined by return on investment for a straight $2 win bet on all of the handicapper's picks for that month.

  • Q:

    What is the star consensus?

    A:

    The star consensus is the consensus (most popular) choice in a given race for all handicappers with three or more stars. Keep in mind that many races will not have a star handicapper making a pick for that race.

  • Q:

    Why do E-ponies and Tip Tweets get to make more than four picks per day?

    A:

    E-ponies and Tip Tweets are system generated picks from our sister site at www.e-ponies.com. These picks are provided for your consideration but cannot win the contest.

  • Q:How is lifetime ROI different from monthly ROI?
    A:

    Lifetime ROI includes every wager you have ever placed on Cap2Win. Monthly ROI only considers up to the last twelve picks for the current month. If you make more than twelve picks in a month, all of them are included in your lifetime ROI but only the most recent twelve affect your standing in the contest for the month.

  • Q:

    What is the overall consensus?

    A:

    This is the consensus (most popular) choice in a given race for all handicappers. Keep in mind that not all races will have handicappers who have made a choice in that race.

  • Q:

    When are the standings updated?

    A:Every night around midnight the results are pumped into the database and the standings and star ratings are recalculate. If you see a mistake, you have 48 hours to bring it to the attention of the contest administrator at support@cap2win.com.
  • Q:

    How do I know if I have made enough picks to qualify for the prize money?

    A:

    Any time a handicapper reaches the minimum required (12) their star rating will turn to gold stars from red stars. If a player's stars are red it means they have still not reached the minimum.

  • Q:

    How wil the prize money be awarded?

    A:

    Please be advised that cash prizes are not allowed in some states. If the monthly winner comes from one of those states where the cash prize is prohibited we will find some other means of awarding a prize that conforms with state law. We encourage you to play anyway. For players in states where cash prizes are legal we will pay via PayPal.

  • Q:

    How do I use Cap2Win to help my handicapping?

    A:

    Just follow along on the "Coming Up" page. This page keeps a running display of all upcoming races, and choices from all of the Cap2Win handicappers.

  • Q:

    What are the rules of the contest?

    A:

    Rules are on a page all by themselves. Click here to read the rules.