Currently, ZenSports only offers DFS Contests for the National Football League (NFL). But we’ll be adding more leagues soon!
ZenSports makes it super easy to create your own DFS contest. We guide you through a 5 step process that takes about 20 seconds to complete.
To get started in creating your own contest, first tap the "Create Contest" button at the top of the Bets/Contests screen.
NOTE: If you are a customer not residing in the United States, you will see the screen below, which also includes the Create Bet button on the left:
NOTE: If you are a customer that does reside in the United States, you will see the screen below, which does not include the Create Bet button (since customers within the U.S. can't create or accept peer-to-peer sports bets within our app):
After tapping the Create Contest button, you will be brought to Step 1 of creating a contest. On Step 1, you will choose the Sport/League you are creating a contest for. Currently, only National Football League contests are available to create:
After choosing the league/sport in Step 1, you will choose the Contest Date/Time in Step 2. The Date/Time you choose determines when the contest will start, and what games, teams, and players you can draft for your lineups:
After choosing the contest date/time in Step 2, you'll be brought to Step 3, which is where you'll choose which currency that entry fees and prize money will be paid in, along with what the amount of the entry fee will actually be:
Currently you can create a contest in the following currencies:
- SPORTS utility tokens
- Bitcoin (BTC)
There are a ton of benefits, discounts, cash back, and rewards that you can earn when as the Maker, you set a contest to be in SPORTS tokens. Click here to see all of the great benefits that you and others will earn by creating contests in SPORTS tokens.
As the Maker of a contest, you will pay no service fee for each of your entries into that contest if you create the contest using SPORTS tokens. If you create the contest using BTC or USD, you will incur a 2% service fee for each of your entries. And Takers of a contest will pay lesser fees if you create the contest in SPORTS tokens as well. Takers will pay a 2% service fee if the contest was created in SPORTS, and a 4% service fee if the contest was created in BTC or USD.
See the following service fee schedules for more details: Fees Charged by ZenSports
After you've selected a currency, you can set the Entry Fee that each contestant must pay to enter the contest (screenshot above). You can set any value that you’d like for the Entry Fee, but keep in mind that creating a contest also requires you to enter into that contest and pay the Entry Fee. So you will need to have sufficient funds in the wallet for the currency that you selected before creating the contest.
After setting the Entry Fee, you now need to set the rules of the contest. There are 3 or 4 fields to set depending on how you fill in the rules:
Minimum # Contestants
The minimum number of contestants required to run the contest. If the contest does not meet this number, the contest will not run and all contestant entry fees will be refunded.
Maximum # Contestants
The maximum number of contestants that can enter. Once this number is reached, no new entries will be accepted.
As a Maker of a contest, you get to set the prize payout terms of the contest. You can choose from the following three prize structures:
- Winner Takes All -- 1st place wins the entire prize pool.
- 50/50 -- Entrants that finish in the top half of all contestants get an equal shares of the prize pool. If there are an odd number of contestants, the number of prize payouts is rounded down. For example, if there are 11 contestants, the top 5 get paid. If there are 31 entrants, the top 15 get paid, etc.
Top Finishers -- Set the amount of prize money allocated to each place by percentage of the total prize pool. For example, allocate 50% to first place, 25% to second, 15% to third, and 10% to fourth. Or any combination that adds up to 100%.
After setting the Contest Rules in step 4, you will be brought to the final step 5, where you'll allocate the prize money. Depending on what prize structure you selected in Step 4, you will get different screen options in Step 5
If you chose 50/50, Step 5 will be to confirm the amount of prize money each winner in the top half of the contest could potentially win:
If you chose Top Finishers, Step 5 will let you enter the % allocation each of the finishers will receive:
If you chose Winner Takes All, Step 5 will be to confirm the amount of prize money the first place winner could potentially receive:
When you’re done with the Prize money allocations, tap the CREATE button in the upper right corner to confirm the contest creation and your entry. After you’ve confirmed this, the contest will be created, you will be entered into the contest, funds will be deducted from your Available Balance for your entry, and you will be taken to the Create Lineup flow.