Definitions

DietBet
A dietbet is a contest to lose a set percentage of your starting weight in a set amount of time. Players all bet money into the pot at the outset of the game. Winners split the pot. 

Kickstarter
A DietBet 4 is a dietbet where players compete to lose 4% of their starting weight in 28 days.  See complete rules for Dietbet 4.

Transformer
A DietBet 10 is a dietbet where players compete to lose 10% of their starting weight in six months. See complete rules for Dietbet 10.

Organizer
An Organizer creates a dietbet and sets the game’s start date and stakes. The Organizer also determines whether the dietbet is invitation-only (Private) or open to the public (Open-Access). The Organizer normally invites friends to participate and may also join the game as a player.

Referee
A Referee (or Ref) is an agent of DietBetter who manages official weigh-ins.

Pot
The pot is the sum of all bets in a dietbet. The pot, minus DietBet’s cut, is distributed to the winners after the game’s results are finalized by DietBet’s Referees.

Bonus Stakes
Bonus Stakes are non-monetary prizes or punishments that the Organizer can add to make the dietbet more fun and motivational, such as winners get extra vacation days or losers must clean the office refrigerator.

Hosted DietBet
A hosted dietbet is led by DietBet or a person chosen by DietBet.

Private DietBet
A private dietbet requires an invitation from the game’s Organizer, or one of its players, to join.

Open-Access DietBet
An open-access dietbet is a dietbet that is open to all eligible players.RefereeA Referee (or Ref) is an agent of DietBet who manages official weigh-ins.

Bets
Bets are collected by DietBet and kept in the pot until the end of the dietbet.

Pot
The pot is the sum of all bets in a dietbet. The pot, minus DietBet’s cut, is distributed to the winners after the game’s results are finalized by DietBet’s Referees.

Unofficial Weigh-Ins
Unofficial weigh-ins are self-reported by players during the dietbet and do not require photos.

Official Weigh-Ins
Official weigh-ins are controlled by DietBet’s Referees and entail a photography-based weight-verification process set forth in the Rules. Only Official weigh-ins are used to determine winners.

Airport Security Attire
Airport security attire is the dress code for official weigh-ins: light indoor clothing with no shoes, belt, hat, or outerwear. Pockets must be empty. No pocketbooks, watches, or other accessories.

Weigh-In Tokens
In Transformers and Maintainers, in between the initial and final weigh-ins, weigh-in Tokens must be used in order to complete official weigh-ins. They may be purchased during sign up or at any time during the game. Weigh-in Tokens are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Surprizes
In Transformers and Maintainers, Surprizes are prizes chosen by DietBet to reward those players that keep themselves accountable by weighing in regularly with weigh-in tokens. Examples of Surprizes include a FitBit, Apple watch, or home gym.

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