Bitcoin Brackets Rules and Guidelines

Need further information about Nitrobetting Bracket contests? You have come to the right place! On this page, you will find everything you need to know about Nitrobetting Bracket contests, so you can begin joining them for a chance to win bitcoin or bitcoin free bet prizes.

You can visit Nitrobetting Bitcoin Bracket FAQs for more information or go straight to the Nitrobetting Bitcoin Bracket homepage to start making your picks.

  • Bitcoin Brackets contests that are Free Entry, Betslip Buy-in Entry, and Bitcoin (BTC) Buy-in are open to all players of Nitrobetting.
  • New, active, and inactive players from the sportsbook, poker, and casino are allowed to join the contests.
  • Players are required to log in to their Nitrobetting.eu account before they can join the contest/s and make selection/s.
  • Players can enter the Bitcoin Picks contests for Free or via Betslip Buy-in or Bitcoin Buy-ins. This will be explicitly stated in each contest.
  • This promo is only available to good-standing players of Nitrobetting; previously banned players are ineligible to win any prizes in this promo.
  • Players found to be multi-accounting or involved in any other fraudulent act for the purpose of circumventing the rules in this promo and other promos will be flagged and banned from this promo and other promos.
  • All users are required to make a first-time deposit (0.5mBTC minimum) and have an active account in order to receive any winnings from Nitrobetting poker freerolls, contests, promotional funds, and free bets including these Bitcoin Brackets contests. Prizes and winnings of free contest (no entry or fee required) carry a mandatory 3-time rollover. Users may be asked to activate 2FA to their accounts for security purposes.

  • Users will be asked to fill up a bracket in a given contest. 
  • The number of teams and rounds varies from contest to contest but users must pick from the opening round to the championship round to maximize their points in the contest.
  • Users are allowed to change their bracket selections multiple times up to the deadline.
  • Each contest will have different deadlines depending on the earliest start time of a game/event in that contest.  
  • All entries are final past that deadline and users will not be able to change their selections.
  • Contests will feature a sporting event or a combination of sporting events that will have a knockout format in multiple rounds.
  • Players are allowed to make their selections before the deadline.
  • Players are allowed to make changes to their selections before the deadline.
  • Players must save (done by hitting“Submit Entry”) their selections on the Bitcoin Brackets page. Failure to save could mean lost data and picks. Nitrobetting will not be responsible for lost data and picks if players are not able to save their picks.

  • The user(s) with the most points after the grading of all match-ups will win the Bracket Bitcoin contest. 
  • The user(s) can earn points by correctly predicting the match-up winners in a particular bracket. Each bracket and/or sport has a corresponding point system. (Please check the Bracket System scoring section.)
  • Players will earn points based on correct predictions of winning teams for a particular tournament.
  • Depending on the league or tournament, a winning team is decided after a single-elimination tournament (e.g. in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, NFL Playoffs) or after a series (e.g. in the NBA Playoffs or the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs).
  • Only scores from official sites of those tournaments and/or leagues will be considered when grading each matchup.
  • Special Bitcoin Brackets will use a different type and process of scoring results. (Please check the Bracket System scoring section.)
  • Players can gain points in each round with an escalating point system, wherein the points given in the latter rounds are higher than the ones in the previous and earlier rounds.

  • In case a contest is declared as a guaranteed event the payout amount will be the declared guaranteed prize amount stated regardless of the number of entries for that particular contest. 
  • In case the total prize pool is higher than the guaranteed amount declared, the total payout will be the higher amount between the prize pool set and the guaranteed amount will be awarded to the winners. 
  • The tournament fee will vary from contest to contest; set at a minimum of 0% and a maximum of 10% of the buy-in amount. 
  • Each contest will have a different preset payout/prize pool and will be explicitly stated in the contest details.
  • Prizes will be shared by all eligible winners unless otherwise noted. 
  • In most Bitcoin Bracket cases, a special tiered payout system will be applied and this will also be explicitly stated in the contest details, including up to what rankings earns the “in the money” (ITM) spot on the leaderboard.
  • In this setup, multiple winners will be declared with this special payout system (leaderboard ranking)  applied as the winnings of each eligible winner.  
  • In some cases, there will be a jackpot reward system for the winners. This will be explicitly stated in the contest details. If a user(s) hit the jackpot prize for that contest, all other payout systems will be voided. 
  • All winners’ accounts and entries will be up for verification before the awarding of the prizes.
  • All prizes will be awarded within 1-3 days after the end of the contest. If prizes are not awarded after three (3) days, users may send a support ticket.
  • Prizes and winnings will only be paid to active accounts (minimum deposit of 0.5mBTC required). Regular action and normal deposit activity
    will be required in order to disqualify bonus hunters and bonus abusers.
  • Standard rollover rules apply for all winnings from all free entry contests.
  • No rollover requirements for winners from the Betslip Buy-in and Bitcoin Buy-in contests. 
  • All prize pools will be paid in bitcoin at nitrobetting.eu sportsbook unless otherwise noted.
  • All prizes, in Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin (BTC) Free Bets, or any other kind of prize, will expire after 14 days from the date/time of the end of the contest. Any prizes will be voided if not awarded to the player’s account for any reason (e.g. account requirements not met by the player, unsettled account and entry disputes, etc) after this period.
  • All prizes allotted for disqualified players, either because of fraudulent activity in this promo or other promos and for breaking Nitrobetting’s main rules and guidelines will remain unawarded and within the exclusive control of Nitrobetting.

  • In Bitcoin Buy-in Bracket contests, users are required to spend a specific BTC amount for an entry.
  • The bitcoin amount will be deducted from the users’ Nitrobetting account and the balance will be reflected immediately if the buy-in is successful.
  • A tournament fee will be taken from the total buy-in entry and will not be part of the prize pool. 
  • The tournament fee will vary from contest to contest; set at a minimum of 0% and a maximum of 10% of the buy-in amount. 
  • The buy-in feature in any Bitcoin Buy-in contest will feature a secondary confirmation to warn the user that they are going to be entering a specific contest.
  • No refunds— any bitcoin buy-in confirmed by the system will be final and no refunds will be allowed, either directly from the contest system itself or from a request from the user later.
  • Each player is allowed to join any number of unique Bitcoin Brackets contests.
  • In some select Bitcoin Buy-in contests, only a group of qualified users are allowed to join and/or win the prize. The qualifying conditions will be pre-announced and other pre-set requirements before the launch of the said contest/s.

  • Nitrobetting reserves the right to void prizes of a contest and/or make cancellation if said contest’s integrity is undermined by malicious actions by a player or a number of players.
  • Any fraudulent act by a player or number of players, intentional or not, will result in disqualification of the involved players from the contest and subsequent ban from the Nitrobetting platform.
  • Any prizes earned by a player or number of players, if from a fraudulent act, will not be awarded and will be voided.
  • In case of a misgrade of a pick or picks in the contest, Nitrobetting will regrade that pick/s to the correct result and recompute the affected player/s’ points accordingly.
  • In case of a technical error in the contest system, Nitrobetting reserves the right to apply their own judgment in handling and weighing the options to resolve the issue. In the case where the judgment can/will affect multiple players, we try our hardest to ensure all decisions remain consistent across all player accounts.
  • If a game/s is postponed and rescheduled to a later date, all entries in the affected Bitcoin Brackets contest/s will still count as “live entries” for the announced date of the rescheduled game.
  • If a game/s is canceled or suspended, with no decision to reschedule that particular game, the entry in this selection will not be graded but other games will be graded as is.
  • In case of any minor or major disputes regarding the prizes, entry, requirements, and others, Nitrobetting will have the sole authority to judge in favor of what is fair for all users involved in the contest/s.
  • In case of any conflict with the rules of this contest and the Nitrobetting’ general Terms and Conditions and Rules, the latter will supersede the former at all times.

  • Each Bitcoin Brackets contest will have a preset open date and time. This will be announced soon after the teams and schedule of games are officially announced.
  • Each Bitcoin Brackets contest will have preset deadlines to make picks. This will be explicitly displayed on their respective pages and will depend on the start times of the first round of games for that particular league/tournament.
  • Each Bitcoin Brackets contest’s open date/time is subject to change. All brackets will only open at least an hour after the official opening bracket field has been determined.
  • Each Bitcoin Brackets contest’s close date/time is subject to change. Nitrobetting reserves the right to extend the deadline. The extension range will not go beyond after the first game of the tournament has been decided.
  • In some cases, the contests will open even before the main draw and before the official list of teams is completed. If a user selected a play-in matchup instead of a specific team, that player automatically is assigned with the winner of that matchup as his selection for the first round of the tournament.
    • Examples: First Four in NCAA Basketball and Play-in Tournament in the NBA

  • Players must place a prediction of a total combined score (or “My Combined Score), which will be used in the event that multiple players are tied for the points at the end of a tournament. This will be the first method (Tiebreaker No. 1) utilized to break a tie.
  • The game considered for “My Combined Score” will be the last game of that particular league/tournament (examples below);
    • In the NCAA Basketball Tournament this would be the NCAA National Tournament Championship Game;
    • In the NBA Playoffs, this would be the final game of the last series or the NBA Finals;
    • In the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, this would be the final game of the last series or the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.
  • This information will be used to determine the winner or better-ranking entry in the leaderboard in the event of a point-score tie after the grading of all rounds in a bracket. The closest prediction to the actual combined score will be declared the winner in the tiebreaker.
  • In case a player or multiple players fail to place a prediction (in My Combined Score); the default score prediction for the player/s would be zero (0).
  • In the event of any tie for any spot after utilizing Tiebreaker No. 1, the following rounds of that tournament will be considered (up to whichever is applicable to the particular league/tournament format);
    • Tiebreaker #2 – the higher points total in the “last four teams” round
    • Tiebreaker #3 – the higher points total in the “last eight teams” round
    • Tiebreaker #4 – the higher points total in the “last sixteen teams” round
    • Tiebreaker #5 – the higher points total in the “last thirty-two teams” round
    • Tiebreaker #6 – the higher points total in the “last sixty-four teams” round
      • If there are still ties even after utilizing all six tiebreaker processes, the prize pool will be shared equally among all owners of tied entries. (combined prize for involved spots in the payout board).

  • Players will earn points based on correct predictions of winning teams in the NCAA Basketball Division I Tournament.
  • Points allotted for each correct prediction increase as the tournament progresses.
  • A maximum of 192 points (for the perfect bracket) is possible for the NCAA bracket.
  • The four (or “First Four”) play-in games are not counted in this bracket contest.
  • Scoring per Round in the NCAA Brackets:
    • First Round (or Round of 64) – 1 point (32 points max)
    • Second Round (or Round of 32) – 2 points (32 points max)
    • Sweet Sixteen (or Round of 16) – 4 points (32 points max)
    • Elite Eight (or Round of 8) – 8 points (32 points max)
    • Final Four (or Round of 4) – 16 points (32 points max)
    • National Championship (Round of 2) – 32 points (32 points max)

  • Players will earn points based on correct predictions of winning teams (series) in the NBA Playoffs or NBA Postseason.
  • Points earned for each correct prediction increase as the tournament progresses.
  • A maximum of 32 points (for the perfect bracket) is possible for the NBA bracket.
  • Scoring per Round in the NBA Brackets:
    • First Round (or Round of 16) – 1 point (8 points max)
    • Conference Semifinals (or Round of 8) – 2 points (8 points max)
    • Conference Finals (or Round of 4) – 4 points (8 points max)
    • NBA Finals (or Round of 2) – 8 points (8 points max)

  • Players will earn points based on correct predictions of winning teams (series) in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs or NHL Postseason.
  • Points earned for each correct prediction increase as the tournament progresses.
  • A maximum of 32 points (or the perfect bracket) is possible for the NHL bracket.
  • Scoring per Round in the NHL Brackets:
    • First Round (or Round of 16) – 1 point (8 points max)
    • Conference Semifinals (or Round of 8) – 2 points (8 points max)
    • Conference Finals (or Round of 4) – 4 points (8 points max)
    • Stanley Cup Finals (or Round of 2) – 8 points (8 points max)

  • Bitcoin Brackets will feature various special brackets not based on actual game results/scores or team/players’ performances.
  • The results or scores of the matchups in Special Bitcoin Brackets will be based on one or a combination of the following processes, among others
    • Polls via social media (Twitter or Facebook)
    • Polls via Nitrobetting News or Nitrobetting Chat
    • Polls via forum or other channels
    • Random draws
    • The results or scoring process(es) selected will be explicitly stated on that bracket’s page.
    • The polls will be open for voting at varying times/duration at the discretion of Nitrobetting.
    • In case of ties in the polls, Nitrobetting reserves the right to re-run the poll or decide on the winning pick via a random draw.
    • For tiebreaker purposes in using these polls, the “My Combined Score” prediction considered will be the total number of votes in that final poll for that bracket.
    • Points allotted for each correct prediction increase as the tournament progresses. A maximum of 192 points (for the perfect bracket) is possible for a 64-item field in any Special Bitcoin Brackets contest:

  • Round 1 (or Round of 64) – 1 point (32 points max)
  • Round 2 (or Round of 32) – 2 points (32 points max)
  • Round 3 (or Round of 16) – 4 points (32 points max)
  • Round 4 (or Round of 8) – 8 points (32 points max)
  • Round 5 (or Round of 4) – 16 points (32 points max)
  • Round 6 (or Round of 2) – 32 points (32 points max)

  • Round 1 (or Round of 32) – 1 points (16 points max)
  • Round 2 (or Round of 16) – 2 points (16 points max)
  • Round 3 (or Round of 8) – 4 points (16 points max)
  • Round 4 (or Round of 4) – 8 points (16 points max)
  • Round 5 (or Round of 2) – 16 points (16 points max)

  • Round 1 (or Round of 16) – 1 points (8 points max)
  • Round 2 (or Round of 8) – 2 points (8 points max)
  • Round 3 (or Round of 4) – 4 points (8 points max)
  • Round 4 (or Round of 2) – 8 points (8 points max)

  • Round 1 (or Round of 16) – 1 points (4 points max)
  • Round 2 (or Round of 8) – 2 points (4 points max)
  • Round 3 (or Round of 4) – 4 points (4 points max)