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General

What is StarsDraft?

StarsDraft is a new type of fantasy sports that compresses traditional season long leagues into just one day or week. Sports fans enter a fantasy sports contest for real money, select a winning lineup, and earn cash when that lineup does well. On any given day, play as many contests as you want with as many different lineups as you want. We offer or soon plan to offer NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, and college football & basketball fantasy sports contests.

How does it work?

For a full description of how the site works, visit the how it works page.

How does Anonymous Head-to-Head work?

Each participant that enters an anonymous head-to-head match is randomly assigned an opponent from the participating player pool at the start of the contest. Opponents’ match ups are determined by the Java Secure RNG. Entries are matched in a randomly selected order with a randomly selected opposing lineup. If a user has entered with multiple entries, and two of their entries are randomly matched, we will attempt to rematch each of their entries on subsequent matching iterations. Matching occurs until all entries in the pool have been randomly matched. Unmatched entries will be cancelled and entry fees refunded to the user.

Why should I join StarsDraft?

We offer sports fans an opportunity to turn their knowledge of their favorite teams and players into real money. Play any time – we have new contests each and every day. Play with real money, or for free, and win large cash prizes. Play multiple sports, with multiple lineups, without any season-long commitments – games only last a day! Enjoy great product features that no other site offers.

Is StarsDraft legal?

Players physically located in Kansas,  New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia will be able to legally participate in our fantasy sports contests.

Who can play?

Players physically located in Kansas, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia will be able to legally participate in our fantasy sports contests.

Is my money and information safe?

Yes. At StarsDraft we understand how vital it is to keep your deposits and personal information safe. We’ve focused on enhancing your experience from day one, which is a key component of our corporate culture. We use segregated accounts to ensure we don’t mix your deposits with our operating accounts, and we utilize all necessary measures to ensure the safety and privacy of your personal information.

Can I refer friends to StarsDraft?

Yes. StarsDraft offers a referral program where you can earn 10 $2 entries into our Bankroll Builder contest for each friend you refer. Refer-A-Friend Terms and Conditions

What is free BANKROLL BUILDER?

BANKROLL BUILDER is a special contest offered to first time registrants and first time depositors. Users that meet the these requirements can play against our computer for a chance to win contest entry tickets. New registrations receive 5 free tickets to play the BANKROLL BUILDER. Depositing players receive an additional 5 free tickets to play the BANKROLL BUILDER. For more information please view the BANKROLL BUILDER  Terms and Conditions.

Are you a PokerStars or Victiv player?

Welcome to StarsDraft.com! To read about the Victiv.com and PokerStars.com partnership to form StarsDraft.com, please click here.

Deposit, Withdrawal, Bonus

Can I play for free?

Yes! StarsDraft offers free games called BANKROLL BUILDERS and freerolls. All you need to do is sign up for the site (no deposit required) and you can start entering into free contests immediately. The best part? You can even win real money that can be used to enter other contests.

How do I make a deposit?

To make a deposit, log in and select the ‘Deposit’ link located under your username. Choose one of the deposit methods we offer and enter the amount you’d like to deposit. The minimum deposit is $10 and the maximum deposit is $3,000 daily or $9,000 weekly.

How can I change my deposit limit?

If you are interested in changing your daily / weekly deposit limits, please send an email to support@StarsDraft.com.

What are Victi?

Victi is our loyalty rewards program used to award players for their participation on our website. You earn Victi every time you enter a real money contest, win or lose. The number of Victi earned for each contest is displayed in the contest info page when entering a contest. You can use your Victi earned to enter new contests for real money. Click here for full details.

How do I use my game tickets?

Tickets are entries into certain contests. The main types of tickets are Bankroll Builder tickets, which can be used to play against our computer for free.  The first five times you play the Bankroll Builder (just for signing up), you win a free entry into a $1 beginner only Head-to-Head Anonymous contest. For depositing, you receive an additional five entries to beat the Bankroll Builder. With these tickets, each time you beat our computer, you receive $2 cash tickets.  These tickets can be used to enter any contest with a buy-in of exactly $2.  We often run promotions that give away additional tickets to either certain contests or in ticket cash value.

What are satellite contest and tickets?

Satellite contests are smaller buy-in contests where users win tickets to enter larger buy-in contests (or other satellite contests if multi-tiered).  Satellite tickets won are only redeemable for entry into that satellite structure’s specific contest.  Any remaining satellite tickets that are not used by the end of that satellite event will be forfeited.

What is a bonus?

At certain times, players will be rewarded with a bonus for their participation on our website. Bonuses are rewards that convert into cash based on various user actions and subject to certain restrictions. Bonuses are not real money and cannot be withdrawn until they are earned. Players can earn their bonuses through entering and playing in real money competitions. Each bonus has different criteria attached to it, including expiration dates and redemption percentages. If you make a withdrawal that reduces your balance to a lower amount than your outstanding bonus balance, your bonus balance will be adjusted downwards. For more information, visit the bonus section of your account.

Why can't I play with my bonus immediately?

Bonuses are not the equivalent of cash until they have been earned. As you enter and play in real money competitions, your pending bonus will convert into real cash. Once you’ve converted portions of your bonus, you can enter competitions with that money or withdraw it from your account.

What are the First Deposit Bonus conditions?

We are currently running a 100% deposit bonus up to $250. On your initial deposit, we will match that dollar amount in bonus awards up to $250. You will find your current bonus balance under your My Account page. Your bonus balance will convert into real cash, displayed in your account balance, as you play real money contests.

The First Deposit Bonus clears at 2% of the buy-in amount paid for partaking in each real money contest. You earn your bonus in 10 cent increment. You have 180 days from the date of your first deposit to earn your entire bonus balance. Example: You deposit $100 for the first time on the website. Your account balance will show $100 — your bonus balance will show $100. If you play in $100 worth of contest buy-ins, you will convert $2.00 from your bonus balance into real cash.

How do I cash out?

Easy. Click the withdrawal button in the user account section at any time. To withdraw you’ll need to play at least 1 real money contest and request a withdrawal of at least $20. In order to ensure the protection of your information and prevent fraudulent activity, we will first refund your money up to the original deposit dollar amount via any original deposit methods that you used. We will then issue the remaining funds via your choice of the available withdrawal methods.

You are unable to withdraw the equivalent amount of your Bankroll Builder wins until you have reached at least $200 in total contests completed.

Lineup Edits & Payouts

When do lineup entries and edits close?

You can edit your lineups from within the lineups section of your dashboard. A user can enter multiple contests and edit their lineups as many times as they would like until the start of the first game in their contest. Immediately before the start of the first game in their contest, lineups and entries become locked. A user cannot withdraw their lineup from a competition that has filled all of the available entry slots. For example, if a contest has 3 entries out of 6 available spots, a user can withdraw their entry. If that contest fills with 6 entries out of 6 available spots, the competition is locked and a user may not withdraw their lineup; however, they can continue to edit their lineup until the first game in that contest starts.

Guaranteed Payout Contests

A user in a Guaranteed Payout contest can enter and edit their lineups as many times as they would like until approximately two minutes before the start of the first game in the contest. A user can withdraw their entry in a Guaranteed Payout until 1 hour before the first game in the contest starts.

Are the games scored live?

StarsDraft offers live-scoring during contests for entertainment purposes only; the outcomes of the actual contests are based on the final box score as provided by our statistics provider STATS LLC. Current and projected participant rankings and athlete and lineup point totals and stat lines shown during a live contest are not binding and can differ from the official box scores that will ultimately be used to determine final participant rankings. These official scores and results will be posted at the conclusion of each contest. Completed contests will be viewable from the History section of the dashboard. Contests shown in the Overview section are not yet complete, and their stats, projections, rankings, etc., are all unofficial.

What is Multi-Entry, Unique Lineup contests?

Multi-Entry, Unique Lineups is a contest format that allows an individual user to enter into the contest with multiple lineups; however, each of the lineups that they submit into that contest must be unique.

These contests are denoted by an MU icon in the lobby.

When are scoring revisions done?

The NFL will occasionally revise the official box scores after the final box score has been released. In this event, participant scores will not be updated and payment settlements will not be revised.

When do I receive my winning payouts?

All payouts are posted to your account balance as soon as the final game box score is provided to us by our stats provider, STATS LLC. This typically takes anywhere from 1 to 3 hours after the final game. If revisions are made after the final box scores are published, payouts will not be reversed or changed. If there is a delay in receiving the final box score statistics, then contest settlement may be delayed until the final stats are made available. If there is a tie at the end of the contest, users included in the tie will evenly split the related prize pool. For example, if two users tie for 1st place, and 1st place pays $20 and 2nd place pays $10, we add the combine places then split that among the tied parties. Each would receive $15.00. If the prize includes a ticket, the ticket’s cash value will be split according to the tie-breaker rules above. All additional cash prizes will also be split according to the logic above.

Account

How do I create an account?

To create an account, go to the StarsDraft homepage and enter the necessary information in the sign-up box or select either the Facebook or Google+ icon to register with your social media account.

Existing PokerStars player? You can also use your PokerStars credentials to easily join StarsDraft.com

Do I have to pay taxes on my winnings?

We are required to issue a 1099-MISC tax form (an IRS tax form for reporting miscellaneous income) to all players who generate net winnings greater than $600 for the calendar year. In order to ensure that we can issue you the required forms in a timely manner, we may need to ask a few necessary tax identification questions prior to the end of the year. Please know that the $600 threshold is based on net winnings, not the amount withdrawn from your account. An easy way to calculate net winnings is (withdrawals + ending account balance – deposits – beginning account balance). Don’t worry – we’ll track it for you, leaving you more time to focus on making money.

How do I delete my account?

While we’d hate to see you go, please send a request to support@StarsDraft.com to close your account.

Can I change my username?

No. Players can’t change their usernames. StarsDraft reserves the right to change a screen name at our discretion. If you have any questions, please send an email to support@StarsDraft.com.

How can I block myself from StarsDraft temporarily?

The people of StarsDraft are committed to assisting and protecting those who should not be playing at all, or who wish to limit the amount that they play. If you believe that playing games might be a hindrance to your life rather than a form of entertainment, please contact us at support@starsdraft.com to suspend your account.

To learn more about responsible gaming, we encourage you to visit a more detailed page by clicking here or to visit Gamblers Anonymous.

NFL Rules & Scoring

NFL Rules

StarsDraft’s NFL contests are held throughout the NFL regular season, including the playoffs. Each contest will include athletes from at least two real world sport events.

  • Each participant has a salary cap of $50,000 to draft a lineup of athletes.
  • Athletes are given a salary based on expected fantasy performance, and only athletes expected to compete in the NFL games included in the contest will be available to draft.
  • Once a contest is available in the lobby the athlete pool and salaries will not change.
  • Lineups can be edited up until the contests lock. Lineups lock at the start of the included NFL games.
  • Athletes will accumulate fantasy points based on their in-game performance (see Scoring).
  • At the end of the NFL games, participants with the highest fantasy point totals will be paid out according to the rules of the contest.

Team Lineups

  • In all standard NFL contests, each lineup will include 9 athletes. Athletes must be selected from teams in at least 2 different NFL games.
  • Each lineup consists of the following positions: QB, RB1, RB2, WR1, WR2, TE, FLEX1 (RB/WR/TE), FLEX2 (RB/WR/TE), and DEF.

Scoring

  • Offensive athletes will accumulate fantasy points as follows:
    • Non-Passing Touchdowns (TDs) = +6
    • Passing Touchdowns (PTDs) = +4
    • 2pt Conversion (2PT) = +2
    • Reception (REC) = +0.5
    • Rushing Yards (RUYDs) = +0.1 point per yard
    • Receiving Yards (REYDs) = +0.1 point per yard
    • Passing Yards (PYDs) = +0.04 point per yard
    • Fumble Lost (FUM) = -1
    • Interception (INT) = -1
  • Defenses/Special Teams (DEF) will accumulate fantasy points as follows:
    • Shutout/Game Start = +12
    • Points Allowed (PA) = -0.5 per point allowed
    • Defensive/Special Teams Touchdown (TDs) = +6
    • Safety (SAF) = +4
    • Interception (INT) = +2
    • Fumble Recovery (FUM) = +2
    • Blocked Punt or FG (BLK) = +2
    • Sack = +1
    • Returned 2pt Conversion = +2
  • The following scoring plays will result in Points Allowed (PA) by your Defense/Special Teams (DEF):
    • Touchdowns: Rushing, Passing, Punt/Kick Return, Blocked Punt TDs
    • 2pt Conversions
    • Extra-points
    • Field-goals
  • Points Allowed (PA) will not include points scored while a team’s offense is on the field (i.e. points off offensive turnovers, or missed field goals returned for a touchdown).

How is an athlete's position determined?

An athlete’s position is determined by our statistics provider STATS LLC and is at our sole discretion. Athletes playing multiple positions will only be draftable at the position listed for that contest.

How do trades, free agents, and team bench work?

In the standard contest format, each athlete is drafted only for the NFL games included in the contest, and the included games do not span multiple NFL weeks. As a result there is no notion of trading of players, picking up free-agents, or having a team bench.

What if a game is postponed or canceled?

No points will be awarded to athletes in the event that a scheduled game is cancelled, preempted, or postponed to any time after the finish of the last regularly scheduled contest in the grouping.  NOTE: If the Bills vs. Jets game is not played before Monday, November 24th, all athletes in that contest will count as 0 points.

What happens if only part of a game is played?

If the NFL declares a game to be suspended, or otherwise partially complete, athletes will be rewarded only for the statistics they accumulate during the portion of the game played at the originally scheduled date.

NHL Rules & Scoring

NHL Rules

StarsDraft’s NHL contests are held throughout the NHL regular season, including the playoffs. Each contest will include athletes from at least two real world sport events.

  • Each participant has a salary cap of $50,000 to draft a lineup of athletes.
  • Athletes are given a salary based on expected fantasy performance, and only athletes expected to compete in the NHL games included in the contest will be available to draft.
  • Once a contest is available in the lobby the athlete pool and salaries will not change.
  • Lineups can be edited up until the contests lock. Lineups lock at the start of the included NHL games.
  • Athletes will accumulate fantasy points based on their in-game performance (see Scoring).
  • At the end of the NHL games, participants with the highest fantasy point totals will be paid out according to the rules of the contest.

Team Lineups

  • In all standard NHL contests, each lineup will include 9 athletes. Athletes must be selected from teams in at least 2 different NHL games. No lineup can contain more than 4 players from any given team (excluding the goalie).
  • Each lineup consists of the following positions:
    • 6 Forwards (LW/RW/C)
    • 2 Defense
    • 1 Goalie

Scoring

  • Players (Forwards and Defense)
    • Goal – Short Handed = +4
    • Goal = +3
    • Assist – Short Handed = +3
    • Assist = +2
    • Shot on Goal = +0.4
    • Shootout Goal = +0.5
  • Goalies
    • Shutout = +2
    • Saves = +0.3
    • Goals Against = -1

How is an athlete's position determined?

An athlete’s position is determined by our statistics provider STATS LLC and is at our sole discretion. Athletes playing multiple positions will only be draftable at the position listed for that contest.

How do trades, free agents, and team bench work?

In the standard contest format, each athlete is drafted only for the NHL games included in the contest. There is no notion of trading of players, picking up free-agents, or having a team bench.

What if a game is postponed or canceled?

No points will be awarded to athletes in the event that a scheduled game is cancelled, preempted, or postponed for any reason.

What happens if only part of a game is played?

If the NHL declares a game to be suspended, or otherwise partially complete, athletes will be rewarded only for the statistics they accumulate during the portion of the game played at the originally scheduled date.

NBA Rules & Scoring

NBA Rules

StarsDraft’s NBA contests are held throughout the NBA regular season, including the playoffs. Each contest will include athletes from at least two real world sport events.

  • Each participant has a salary cap of $50,000 to draft a lineup of athletes.
  • Athletes are given a salary based on expected fantasy performance, and only athletes expected to compete in the NBA games included in the contest will be available to draft.
  • Once a contest is available in the lobby the athlete pool and salaries will not change.
  • Lineups can be edited up until the contests lock. Lineups lock at the start of the included NBA games.
  • Athletes will accumulate fantasy points based on their in-game performance (see Scoring).
  • At the end of the NBA games, participants with the highest fantasy point totals will be paid out according to the rules of the contest.
  • Each NBA lineup will contain a substitute player position.  You choose this substitute player from a list of available athletes denoted by the Substitute tab or who have a salary of $5,000 or less.  This substitute player’s salary does not count against the salary cap.
  • Your Substitute player will only be used if he outscores any other player on your team.  Your team score is determined by your 8 highest scoring players.

Team Lineups

  • In all standard NBA contests, each lineup will include 9 athletes. Athletes must be selected from teams in at least 2 different NBA games.
  • Each lineup consists of the following positions:
    • 2 Guards (can be shooting or point)
    • 3 Forwards (can be power or small)
    • 1 Center
    • 2 Flex (any position)
    • 1 Substitute
  • Your Substitute player will only be used if he outscores any other player on your team.  Your team score is determined by your 8 highest scoring players.

What is a substitute?

The substitute position will be the final spot you lineup on your fantasy basketball team. Substitute players can be selected from any player in the pool that has a $5,000 salary or less. When selecting your substitute player, their salary will not count against your overall salary cap — the substitute position operates completely independently.

Once the games tip-off, your substitute player will only be used if he outscores any other player on your team. Your team score will be determined by the 8 highest scoring players out of your 9 man lineup. You will be able to monitor which of your players isn’t counting towards your overall team score (the lowest scorer of your 9 rostered players) based on which row is greyed out in our “Dashboard Contests” pages.

Scoring

  • Point +1
  • Rebound +1.25
  • Assist +1.25
  • Steal +2
  • Block +2
  • Turnover -.5

How is an athlete's position determined?

An athlete’s position is determined by our statistics provider STATS LLC and is at our sole discretion. Athletes playing multiple positions will only be draftable at the position listed for that contest.

What if a game is postponed or canceled?

No points will be awarded to athletes in the event that a scheduled game is cancelled, preempted, or postponed for any reason.

What happens if only part of a game is played?

If the NBA declares a game to be suspended, or otherwise partially complete, athletes will be rewarded only for the statistics they accumulate during the portion of the game played at the originally scheduled date.

PGA Rules & Scoring

PGA Rules

StarsDraft’s PGA contests are held throughout the entire PGA season. Each contest will include all known golfers for the upcoming PGA tournament rounds. PGA tournament fields can change after they are announced – these changes may not be reflected in the golfer pool.  

  • Each participant has a salary cap of $50,000 to draft a lineup of golfers.
  • Golfers are given a salary based on expected fantasy performance, and only golfers expected to compete in the PGA rounds for the contest will be available to draft.
  • Once a contest is available in the lobby the golfer pool and salaries will not change.
  • Lineups can be edited up until the contests lock. Lineups lock at the start time of the first PGA round included in each contest.
  • Golfers will accumulate fantasy points based on their in-game performance (see Scoring).
  • At the end of the PGA tournament, participants with the highest fantasy point totals will be paid out according to the rules of the contest.

Team Lineups

  • In all standard PGA contests, each lineup will include 7 athletes.
  • PGA team scores will be calculated by taking the 5 highest scoring golfers of the 7 golfers selected.

Scoring

  • Double-eagle +15
  • Hole-in-one +14
  • Eagle +9
  • Birdie +5
  • Par +2
  • Bogey: -1
  • Double bogey: -4
  • Triple bogey: -7
  • Quadruple bogey or worse: -10
  • Playoff Win Bonus: +5

Playoff Scoring

In the event of a playoff, the playoff winner will be awarded a 5-point bonus. Points will not be accumulated for each hole during playoff play.

What if a game is postponed or canceled?

No points will be awarded to athletes in the event that a scheduled round is cancelled, preempted, or postponed for any reason.

What happens if only part of a tournament is played?

If the PGA declares a game to be indefinitely suspended, or otherwise partially complete, athletes will be rewarded only for the statistics they accumulate during the portion of the game played at the originally scheduled date.

What happens during a weather delay?

Contests will remain active during weather delays. Scoring updates will occur again once play resumes.

MLB Rules & Scoring

MLB Rules

StarsDraft’s MLB contests are held throughout the MLB regular season, including the playoffs. Each contest will include athletes from at least two real world sport events.

  • Each participant has a salary cap of $50,000 to draft a lineup of athletes.
  • Athletes are given a salary based on expected fantasy performance, and only athletes expected to compete in the MLB games included in the contest will be available to draft.
  • Once a contest is available in the lobby the athlete pool and salaries will not change.
  • Lineups can be edited up until the contests lock. Lineups lock at the start of the included MLB games.
  • Athletes will accumulate fantasy points based on their in-game performance (see Scoring).
  • At the end of the MLB games, participants with the highest fantasy point totals will be paid out according to the rules of the contest.
  • Each MLB lineup will contain a Pinch Hitter position.  You choose this Pinch Hitter from a list of available athletes denoted by the Pinch Hitter tab.
  • Your Pinch Hitter will only be used if he outscores any other batter on your team.  Your team score is determined by your 7 highest scoring batters and your pitching staff.

Team Lineups

  • In all standard MLB contests, each lineup will include 9 athletes. Athletes must be selected from teams in at least 2 different MLB games.
  • Each lineup consists of the following positions:
    • Pitching Staff (starting pitcher and bullpen)
    • 4 Infielders (1st base, 2nd base, short stop, 3rd base and catcher)
    • 3 Outfielders (left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder)
    • Pinch Hitter (any position except pitchers and bullpen)
  • Your Pinch Hitter will only be used if he outscores any other batter on your team.  Your team score is determined by your 7 highest scoring batters and pitching staff.

Scoring

Batters Scoring

  • RBI / Run Scored +1 pts.
  • Base Hit / Walk / Hit By Pitch +1.25 pts.
  • Double +2 pts.
  • Triple +3 pts.
  • Home Run +5 pts.
  • Stolen Base +1 pts.
  • Caught Stealing -1 pts.

Pitchers Scoring

  • Innings Pitched +2.25 pts.
  • Strikeout +0.40 pts.
  • Earned Runs -2 pts.
  • Hit or hit equivalent (hit, walk, HBP) -0.25 pts.
  • Shutout +1 pts.
  • No Hitter +2 pts.
  • Complete Game +2 pts.
  • Perfect Game +5 pts.

How is an athlete's position determined?

An athlete’s position is determined by our statistics provider STATS LLC and is at our sole discretion. Athletes playing multiple positions will only be draftable at the position listed for that contest.

What if a game is postponed or canceled?

No points will be awarded to athletes in the event that a scheduled game is cancelled, preempted, or postponed for any reason.

What happens if only part of a game is played?

If the MLB declares a game to be suspended, or otherwise partially complete, athletes will be rewarded only for the statistics they accumulate during the portion of the game played at the originally scheduled date.