Betting

Foreign currency
You can bet in any currency you want but our interface shows bets in US dollars.

Bet
A game must have a minimum bet amount of $10. Your chances of succeeding in your weight-loss challenge are higher if you have your own money on the line. See this academic research as to why financial incentives work.

Choosing a bet amount
When choosing a bet amount, select one large enough to motivate you and enough to hurt if you lose, but not more than you can comfortably afford to lose. The host of your game sets the bet amount for all the players.  Everyone must bet the same amount.

Bet limit
In invite-only private games, you can bet from $10 to $999. We limit the bet amount to $100 if the game is open to anyone and doesn't require an invitation to join. If you would like to host a game with a bet amount higher than $999, please contact customer service.

Bets for Transformer
Players can place their bets on a monthly basis or in a single upfront payment.
  • Players who are paying monthly must keep an updated credit card on file with us. If the card expires or is declined when the next round is billed, the player will be notified by email to update the card. If the card is not updated within 48 hours, the player will be ejected from the game and forfeit any winnings.
  • As a reward for going "all-in" up front, players who elect to place their entire six-month bet at the start of the game will be charged for five rounds (instead of six). Over the course of the six rounds, "all-in" players thus end up contributing less into the pot than monthly-bet players but still receive an equal share of the pot if they win. Conversely, monthly-bet players retain the option to drop out mid-game.
  • Pots blend bets from monthly-bet players and all-in players. At the end of each round, the pot for that round is split evenly among all the winners of that round, regardless of their payment method.
  • Half of all bets go into the pot for Round 6 (the Grand Prize). The other half goes into Rounds 1-5. If a player betting monthly elects to drop out mid-game, the money they've contributed into the Round 6 pot remains in Round 6 pot.

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