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Squawka Selector: A free-to-play game with guaranteed cash winners with every pot

By Harry Edwards

Published: 9:13, 29 May 2024 | Updated: 10:25, 4 June 2024

Saturday’s Champions League final is another chance to win cash prizes with Squawka Selector, the brand-new free-to-play game where you can make money off your football knowledge.

Unlike similar free games, with Squawka Selector there will be guaranteed winners for every cash prize pot. This weekend’s top prize is £500. You could take home a share (or all) of that by successfully predicting a range of in-game events during the big Champions League showdown between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

How does it work?

With every pot we select games and set questions. Your aim is to score as many points as you can through predictions. For example, what do you fancy for the full-time result? Which players do you expect to see carded? Will a headed goal be scored? Think of it as a bet builder. Except you don’t have to put down any money.

Squawka Selector is a leaderboard-based game. You’ll compete with rival players and your prize will depend on the number of points you score. The leaderboard ranking points totals is updated in real-time, meaning you can track your score in-game.

You must be over 18 and a UK resident to play Squawka Selector. For more information on responsible gambling, visit GambleAware.org. Full Ts&Cs here.

So what can you win?

The prize pots vary each time. By way of example, here’s what’s up for grabs on Sunday 19th May.

  • First place: £500
  • Runner-up: £100
  • Third-place: £50
  • Top-10 finish: £10 (each*)

These are prize pots, so players tied on points will share the cash. *For instance, a prize pot of £70 will be shared by every player who finishes between fourth and joint-10th. Click here for a more detailed breakdown on how points are awarded.


Introducing Squawka Selector! Guaranteed cash-prize winners with our brand new free-to-play game

  • Click here to register for Squawka Selector
  • Sign up and press ‘Join’ on the next available pot
  • Correctly predict outcomes like Full Time Result and Anytime Goalscorer to score points
  • Track your progress in real-time with our live leaderboard
  • Plus opt-in for marketing & play Squawka Selector for a chance to win tickets to the Community Shield!

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When can I play Squawka Selector?

For the upcoming weekend, prizes will be paid out according to your score across Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid.

How does the scoring work?

 

For each Selector, you make predictions based on a series of questions. The final result is determined by the outcomes after 90 minutes plus injury time. Nothing beyond this (e.g. extra-time or penalties) counts toward points totals.

You can modify your selections as much as you like up until the deadline for the Selector round in question.

Points earned vary depending on question difficulty. For each correctly predicted question, you will receive specified points. Incorrect answers score zero points.

  • 4 points: Player To Score, Player To Be Carded
  • 3 points: Full Time Result
  • 2 points: Both Teams To Score, 3 Or More Goals, Goal To Be Scored From The 80th Minute, Goal To Be Scored In The First 20 Minutes, Any Player To Score A Header, Any Player To Score From Outside The Box

Your total score is the sum of all correct predictions in the Selector Pot.

If you finish in a cash-winning position, Squawka will contact you directly to arrange payment. If you finish in a position that pays in free bets, Squawka will also reach out directly to organise distribution.

Scoring Rules and Definitions

  • In-Play Scoring: In-play scoring is provided for the enjoyment of all Squawka users, but official scoring occurs only after the Selector pot is finalised.
  • Results Viewing: Once finalised, you can see previous results in the ‘Selector History’ section.
  • Score Adjustments: Official data might occasionally be altered by data providers (such as Opta) after a Selector pot is settled. These adjustments are rare, but they can occur. Any changes made to official scores after a Selector is settled will not impact previously settled pots, and payouts already honoured will remain intact.
  • Data Provider Contact: If you have concerns about the data, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance. Official statistics from Opta are used in the scoring system.

Tiebreakers

  • Equal Scores: If multiple players finish a Selector with the same score and qualify for a prize, the prize money will be divided equally among them.
  • Shared Prizes: When the number of players with tied scores exceeds the number of available prize positions, the prize pool will be combined and equally divided among those players.
  • Position Sharing: Players with tied scores will share their positions, meaning that multiple players can jointly finish first, second, or third. The next player will be classified as finishing in the subsequent position.

Examples:

  • Example 1: Winner Takes All with 2 Players:
    • If the game is “winner takes all” with a £100 prize pool and two players finish with the most points, the prize pool will be divided equally between them. Each player will receive £50.
  • Example 2: Winner Takes All with 5 Players:
    • If five players finish with the most points in a “winner takes all” game with a £100 prize pool, each player will receive £20 after the pool is shared equally.
  • Example 3: Tiered Prizes with 2 Players Tied for First:
    • If the game pays £100 for first place, £50 for second place, and £30 for third place, and two players finish tied for the most points:
    • They will be considered joint first and joint second.
    • The first and second-place prizes will be combined and split equally, resulting in each player receiving £75.
  • Example 4: Tiered Prizes with 10 Players Tied:
    • If the game offers £100 for first place, £50 for second place, and £30 for third place, and ten players tie for the most points:
    • All 10 players will share joint first, second, and third places.
    • The prize money for all three tiers will be combined (£100 + £50 + £30 = £180) and shared equally.
    • Each of the 10 players will receive £18.

Postponed Fixtures

  • This is down to Squawka’s discretion, but if a fixture is cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled, it will likely be void in the Selector.
  • If multiple fixtures are affected, Squawka will decide whether to continue the Selector or void it entirely.

Incomplete Fixtures

Fixtures that are not completed will be void for all players, and no points will be awarded for that fixture.

Scoring

Points are awarded for questions based on the standard 90-minute game duration, including stoppage time but excluding extra time or penalty shootouts.

Cards

Only yellow cards issued to players count toward the card totals. Cards given to coaches/staff are not included.

The maximum number of cards a player can receive is two:

  • Two yellows leading to a red equals two cards.
  • Straight red cards equal one card.

Goal Timing Definitions

A question for goals scored before or after a defined time will follow one rule set. Here are some specific examples:

  • Goal Scored in the First 20 Minutes:
    • A goal scored at 20:00 or later is not within the first 20 minutes.
    • Goals scored on or before 19:59 fall within this period.
  • Goal Scored From the 80th Minute:
    • Goals scored from 79:00 onwards are classified as “from the 80th minute.”

Disclaimer

These game rules are subject to change. Squawka reserves the right to modify them at any time without prior notice.

Full Terms & Conditions

These game rules are effective from 19th May 2024.

1. Introduction

1.1 Please read these Terms and Conditions. They contain important information about the legal agreement between you and us with respect to the use of Squawka services. The Terms and Conditions also tell you (the customer) who we (Squawka) are, how we will provide services to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. 

1.2 If you, the player, do not agree with these Terms and Conditions then you should not open an account with Squawka or use any of our services.

1.3 If you use any Squawka services, then you will have to be deemed to have understood and accepted these terms.

1.4 Any reference to “you”, “your”, “user” or “customer” refers to any person who is a registered customer who uses Squawka services.

1.5 Any reference to “we”, “our”, “us” or “company” refers to Moneta Communications, a limited liability company registered in England, with the company number 05208625, whose registered office is 1 Mark Square, Mark Square, London, England, EC2A 4EG.

1.6 We may need to change these Terms and Conditions to ensure ongoing compliance with applicable law and regulatory requirements. Minor changes will be updated in this document, labelled “Terms and Conditions”. Any significant changes will be informed to you via a message on the platform when you log into your account.

1.7 If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us at [email protected].

2. Opening an Account

2.1 You must be 18 years of age or older and be a resident of the United Kingdom to play Squawka Selector. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 or anyone who is not a resident of the United Kingdom to use our platform. If we discover that you are under 18 or that you are not a resident of the United Kingdom at any time then all of your active entries will be voided and your account will be closed. Any and all winnings will be voided.

2.2 Accounts can only be opened via the Squawka website. Requests to open an account in any other format will not be accepted.

2.3 You must ensure that the personal details you provide to us on opening your account are correct, complete and accurate. If any of your personal details change, you can let us know or alternatively, update them via the website. 

2.4 Our Privacy Policy sets out the personal data we collect about you and describes what we do with this data.

3. Closure, Suspension and Termination of Accounts

3.1 We reserve the right to suspend or close your account at any time for any reason set out in these terms and conditions. In addition, any violation of our services or service rules shall be deemed a breach of this agreement.

3.2 You have the right to close your account at any time. Once your account has been deleted, you cannot get it back. This means that if you have outstanding Selectors, these shall be forfeited and you will not receive any of the relevant outstanding prizes.

3.3 Suspension and Termination: Failure to comply with any of our terms and conditions, game rules or privacy policy constitutes a material breach of agreement between us for the use of the services and may result in us taking all or any of the following actions:

  • 3.3.1 Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our platform.
  • 3.3.2 Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the platform.
  • 3.3.3 Disqualification from an active Selector and cancellation of your right to claim any winnings.
  • 3.3.4 Issue of a warning to you.
  • 3.3.5 Disclosure of information to law enforcement authorities or third-party complainants as we.
  • 3.3.6 Disclosure of your identity to any third-party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our platform constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, rights to privacy or other legal rights.

4. Prize Money

4.1 The allocation of prize winnings vary depending on the Selector, number of entrants and the rules set by Squawka. See the specific pot information tab for more information on payout structures.

4.2 If Squawka have reason to believe that a series of entries by separate customers in respect of the same pot have been made by or for the same individual or syndicate of individuals, we reserve the right to void all entries and without the payment of any winnings, pending the outcome of an investigation into the matter.

4.3 We reserve the right to alter, suspend or remove any of our services at any time, without prior notice.

4.4 All winnings will be made via a Paypal transaction.

4.5 Squawka will be in touch within 48 hours to confirm the First Name, Last Name and Email Address linked to your Paypal account to complete this transaction. You will have seven days from our initial email to claim your prize. The name must match the First & Last name attached to your Squawka Selector account.

4.6 Once Confirmed, Squawka will execute the transaction within one working day.

5. Dealing with Errors, IT Failures and Bugs

5.1 We do not guarantee that our service will be free from bugs or viruses. Circumstances may arise where there is a fault or failure in one of our systems.

5.2 When an error occurs, after a period of investigation and where possible, we will act to resolve the issue in a timely manner.

  • Example actions that could be taken include, but are not limited to:
    • 5.2.1 Voiding entries to Selector that should not have been accessible.
    • 5.2.2 Altering payout calculations.
    • 5.2.3 Contacting you, when time allows, to provide you with information relating to the error and the steps that will be taken in response to it.

5.3 If you become aware of an error on any of our systems, you should inform us as soon as reasonably possible.

5.4 Continued exploitation of an error in our system may result in your account being suspended or terminated.

5.5 We reserve the right to void the entire Selector, individual entrants and game outcomes where we deem it appropriate and in the collective best interest of the players in the Selector.

6. Intellectual Property Rights

6.1 All text, design, graphics, music, sound, imagery, video, the selection and arrangement thereof, software, underlying source code and all other material contained or forming and part of our website, including all intellectual property rights in the name “Squawka”, logos, designs, trademarks and other distinctive features of the brand are subject to copyright and other proprietary rights which are either owned by us or used by us under licence agreement from third-party rights owners or software suppliers.

6.2 You must not copy, store, publish, rent, licence, sell, distribute, alter, add to, delete, remove or tamper with any part of our website, or any part of it that includes intellectual property rights affixed to the website, any proprietary software comprising the website and any software made available for download without our prior written consent.

6.3 Under no circumstances will the use of our website grant you any interest in intellectual property rights owned by us or owned by any of our third-parties.

7. Our Liability

7.1 We will not be liable for any customer, any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • 7.1.1 Use of, or inability to use, our services.
  • 7.1.2 Use of, or reliance on any content displayed via our services.
  • 7.1.3 Failure of any equipment or software, wherever located or administered, or whether under our direct control or not, that may prevent the operation of our services, impede services, impede the placing of bets or the acceptance of bets, or prevent you from being able to contact us.
  • 7.1.4 Loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue.
  • 7.1.5 Business interruption.
  • 7.1.6 Loss of anticipated savings.
  • 7.1.7 Loss of business opportunities, goodwill or reputation.
  • 7.1.8 Any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

7.2 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or restrict our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, for fraud or where the exclusion or restriction is precluded by applicable law.

7.3 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial of service attack, or any other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material to your use of our services or to your downloading of any content on it or on any website linked to it.

7.4 We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

7.5 Nothing in these terms and conditions shall affect your statutory rights (which include, for example, that we will provide our services to a reasonable standard and within a reasonable time).

8. Assignment

8.1 You may not assign or transfer any of your rights or obligations under these terms and conditions. We may at any time and in our sole discretion assign or transfer any of our rights or obligations under these terms and conditions to any member of our group (which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries) and/or to any third-party in conjunction with the transfer of all or part of our business and assets. We will inform you of any transfer and assignment of a contract, whether in full or in part, on the platform and will require you to indicate that you accept the transfer and/or assignment before you continue to use our services.

9. Waiver

9.1 If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these terms and conditions, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and does not mean that you do not have to comply with these terms and conditions. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will waive any later default by you.

10. Indemnity

10.1 You agree to hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees harmless from any liabilities, claims, losses, or damages (including legal fees), caused as a result of your negligence or other fault, that may arise as a result or in correlation with an inappropriate or unauthorised access to and use of the services by you or by anyone else using your account or breach by you of any of the terms and conditions stated.

11. Linking to our services

11.1 You may link to our services, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

  • 11.2 You must not establish a link in any way that suggests to other stakeholders that there is an association, approval or endorsement between us when none exists.
  • 11.3 You must not establish a link to our services on any website that is not owned by you.
  • 11.4 Our services must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
  • 11.5 We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

12. Severance

12.1 Each of the provisions of these terms and conditions operates separately. If any provision (or part of a provision) of these terms and conditions is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

13. Entire Agreement

13.1 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between us and you in relation to your use of our services, and supersedes all prior agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between us, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

14. Third Parties

14.1 Where our software contains links and resources to external sources provided by third parties, these are provided for informational purposes only. We do not have control over any of the content shown on any third party resource.

  • 14.2 Except where explicitly stated, these terms and conditions are between you and us. They are not intended to give rights to any third party beneficiary. No third-party will have the rights to enforce any provision of these terms.