What is FaceOff?
FaceOff is a social gaming platform that allows you to challenge your friends using real odds on actual sporting events with a chance to win real prizes.
Is It Legal?
FaceOff does not offer sports betting or gambling, and it is not a pay for play fantasy game. Instead, FaceOff allows you to make challenges to other players on the outcomes of specific events or activities (sports related or not).
Challenges are made by staking virtual “FaceOff Chips.” You receive a certain number of FaceOff Chips for free when you register for an account. You can earn more FaceOff Chips by winning challenges against other players.
While there are various other ways to earn FaceOff Chips, you can always buy more using real money in order to play in more contests. But you cannot sell, redeem or trade FaceOff Chips for any real money or anything with real world value.
As a result, FaceOff does not provide illegal sports betting or gambling – because the FaceOff Chips you receive from a successful challenge are only for play on the site and do not have any real world value. FaceOff does give successful players an opportunity to win prizes with real world value, but only through skill based contests.
In order to be eligible to participate in a skill based contest offered on FaceOff, you must redeem your FaceOff Chips into points. Based on your success in the skill based game, you will receive the value of the prize based upon your achievement. Keep in mind you cannot use purchased FaceOff Chips to enter a skill based contest, only chips that are earned through things such as challenges.
The prize awarded in the skill based game is based only on your successful completion of the contest and not based upon the outcome of any sporting event or activity and not based on an element of chance. This results in FaceOff’s prize awarding contests being neither sports betting or gambling
While we believe the games offered on FaceOff are legal everywhere, we have chosen to exclude residents in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont in the skill based contests. That is to avoid possible questions in those jurisdictions about using the skill based contests to award prizes with real world value.
What Sports can I make Challenges on?
We offer Challenges on all major Sporting events from around the world. Everyday there will be a full slate of games to create Challenges from the college to professional level.
What makes FaceOff different from fantasy sports?
FaceOff is the only website in the world that lets you go head to head with your friends, using live odds for the chance to win real prizes, all in an interactive social setting. And, you decide what to do with the FaceOff Chips you win. Bank them for more social play or convert them to LeaderBoard points to win real money prizes.
How do I sign up for FaceOff?
Simply complete the fields on our registration page. All we need is your name, email address, a username of your creation, and you can start playing.
How do I edit my profile?
On the top right corner, hover over your user name to produce the drop down menu. Click “My Profile” and then click the “Settings” button below your username. Then click the Update button once your changes are complete.
Can I change my Username?
Typically no. However, we will review individual cases, please email email@example.com
How do I change my password?
You can update your password by going to the “My Profile” page and clicking the “Settings” button below your username. If you have forgotten your password, click on “Forgot My Password” on the Sign in page.
What happens when I choose to Self Exclude myself from FaceOff?
When you choose to self exclude yourself from FaceOff you will no longer be able to play or access the site for the specified amount of time. We will cease all email communication with you until your exclusion period has ended. If you need anything from us during that exclusion period please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Can I choose to exclude myself for the less than the stated six months? If so, how do I go about doing this?
You can choose the amount of time you would like to be self excluded from FaceOff. Just email us at email@example.com and we will assist you in doing so.
Can I log into my account at all if I am Self Excluded?
You will not be able to log in to your account for as long as you are self excluded.
How to Play?
For a detailed breakdown on how FaceOff works, click the link above to visit our “How to Play” page.
What’s with the skill based game?
In order to provide you with a unique experience on our social platform, a skill game is the final step for you to win real prizes. The better you do, the bigger your share of the prize becomes. We have developed 5 different sports games as fun and challenging way to win those prizes.
How to play the skill based game?
You have five (5) footballs. Points are determined by the cumulative score after all the kicks are taken. A missed field goal equates to 0 points. The closer the goal is to the center, the higher the score. A field goal perfectly down the middle is 100 points. The maximum is 100 points per kick and 500 overall.
You have five (5) Soccer balls. Points are determined by the cumulative score after all kicks are taken. A missed Free Kick equates to 0 points. The closer the goal is to the top corners of the net, the higher the score. A ball placed perfectly in the top corner is 100 points. The maximum score is 100 per kick and 500 overall.
You have five (5) Golf balls. Points are determined by the cumulative score after all swings are taken. A missed drive equates to 0 points. The closer the ball is to the hole, the higher the score. A hole in one is 100 points. The maximum score is 100 per swing and 500 overall.
You have five (5) baseballs pitched to you. Points are determined by the cumulative score after all swings have been taken. A swing and a miss equates to 0 points. The more homeruns you hit the higher the score. A homerun is 100 points. The maximum score is 100 per swing and 500 overall.
How do I access the skill based game after I’ve won a challenge?
After you’ve won a challenge, visit your “My Challenges” page. From there click the “Pending Games” or “History” tab and to the right of a challenge you’ve won should be a clickable link reading “Win More”. Clicking that will take you to the skill games lobby where you can choose which game you’d like to play.
Can I play the skill based game whenever I want?
No, you will have to win a challenge on FaceOff first. Then you will be invited to play the skill game. You can check if you have a skill game available by visiting your “Pending” tab on your “My Challenges” page.
What does Stake and Win mean?
Stake means how many chips you are willing to put on a particular challenge. The win field is automatically populated by live odds. The number in the Win field is how many chips you would win if victorious in this particular challenge.
What happens if I lose my challenge?
Your opponent will win however many chips you staked.
What happens if I don’t have enough chips available to accept a challenge?
You can decline that challenge or purchase additional FaceOff Chips. If you do not have enough FaceOff Chips to make a challenge, simply go to Purchase FaceOff Chips by hovering over your username in the top right corner and make a deposit.
I created a challenge by mistake, can I delete that challenge?
As long as it has not been accepted by your friend or another user on the open market it can be deleted. Please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can remove it for you.
Can I withdraw FaceOff Chips from my account?
You can only use them to play in social challenges or convert them to points in order to play in the skill based game. You will only be able to play the skill game with them after you have won a challenge. Keep in mind Chips purchased cannot be withdrawn until you have played through them.
Is there a limit on how many challenges I can make?
You just need to have a sufficient amount of FaceOff Chips in your Wallet to cover all active challenges. Other than that there is no limit.
What happens if a real life game is delayed or cancelled?
If a game is delayed, all challenges will continue as normal with the new date or time. If a game is cancelled, all challenges will be cancelled and chips being held up will be returned to your Wallet.
What happens if the odds change on a game I have an existing challenge on?
Once you have confirmed your challenge, the odds are set. If the odds change after you confirm a challenge, you still have the odds you were first confirmed with.
I don’t live in the United States. Can I play FaceOff?
At this time, FaceOff is only offered to residents of the United States.
Can all United States residents play on FaceOff?
At the moment we do not allow residents in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Vermont to play on FaceOff. However we hope to have that change in the future.
How can I find my friends on FaceOff?
On your Profile page, click the “Friends” tab and then use the search bar to find your friends by their real name or FaceOff username. You can also invite friends to join FaceOff through this link.
How can I see what my friends are up to?
Click on your friend’s profile from your “My Profile” page to see their upcoming challenges, wins, losses, and comments.
What is NOT allowed to be posted on My Profile or a friends Profile?
FaceOff encourages fun, bold sports related banter between friends. However, we will not tolerate posts that: Promote illegal material – harass, threaten or abuse others Solicit passwords – “phishing” posts – Junk posts, spam or otherwise unauthorized advertising – soliciting minors in any way – Any vulgar, disrespectful, racist, homophobic, sexually explicit, profane, or objectionable material. Any other material that FaceOff deems inappropriate if found to be in violation of the above, the player’s post may be removed and the player may be suspended or expelled from the platform. Any and all chips or prizes that are left unclaimed will be removed from the player.
Is my Profile public?
Your profile is public to anyone who is registered on FaceOff. Please be aware of this before you think of posting anything that may be sensitive to you.
Is there a minimum amount I can withdraw?
Yes, the minimum amount you can withdraw is $1.00. You will not be able to withdraw until you meet that threshold.
How do I buy FaceOff Chips?
Hover over your username in order to get the drop down menu appear. On that menu you will see the link marked “Buy FaceOff Chips.” This page will display various options to purchase chips. If you wish to purchase chips select the appropriate option and you will be directed to our payment gateway where you may complete the transaction.
What types of payments are accepted to purchase FaceOff Chips?
VISA, Mastercard (Credit & Debit) and PayPal are currently accepted.
How do I withdraw my prize?
Upon completion of the skill based game you will be provided with two options, to either purchase more chips with your prize funds or withdraw your prize funds. In order to withdraw the funds, follow the prompt to our withdrawal gateway and provide the appropriate card/bank information.
How long do withdrawals take to process?
Withdrawals should be processed immediately, however all transactions are subject to the necessary fraud and money laundering checks determined by your bank provider as well as ours.
How will I receive my funds from a withdrawal?
Your funds will be sent straight to your PayPal account that you have provided the details for.
Do I have to pay taxes on my prizes?
If a single prize is valued at over $600 on FaceOff, we are required to request your SSN for tax purposes.