Saturday, March 1, 2014

FFPC Introduces Hard Caps To All Tournaments

FFPC Introduces Hard Caps To All Tournaments

When the FFPC announced a guaranteed prize pool, they realized they had to stick to that number according to the federal law known as the UIGEA, which governs fantasy sports. That can become problematic when entries drastically exceed expectations or fall short of them. Changing prize structure, even upward, is a questionable practice according to this law.

 So they now have a solution that they feel will really benefit and protect the FFPC player as well as be 100 percent in compliance. The FFPC will now put what they call a “hard cap” on entries for all FFPC contests, leagues and tournaments across the board. It is important to remember that since it is never possible to truly project participation, their hard cap numbers will be higher than what they actually project for final entries.

For example,  hard cap for the 2014 FFPC Main Event will be 1596 teams, while they optimistically project 1400 teams to participate, a 200-team increase from last year.

The benefits for players are as follows:
  1. Transparency: You will now see the maximum amount of teams that you can possibly compete against before joining any tournament. No surprises if they exceed projected entries.
  2. Simplicity: If they hit their cap, registrations close immediately. No messing around with adding teams or changing the prize pool.
  3. Player-friendly: If they sell less than the cap number, players still get the benefit of the larger guaranteed prize pool-and less competition!
  4. Protection: Keeping the prize pool untouched and capping entries means players are fully protected under the guidelines of federal law that permits fantasy football as a game of skill.

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