Let’s Bet Sports unveils Fantasy Football League
- Authentic Premier League jerseys at stake
Guyana Lottery Company’s Let’s Bet Sports has added a Fantasy Football league to its options for the growing fan base. It was unveiled by Brand Ambassador Rawle Toney at the Lottery Company’s Robb Street branch on Friday.
Fantasy football is a game in which participants assemble an imaginary team of real life footballers and score points based on those players’ actual statistical performance or their perceived contribution on the field of play.
“Fantasy football has evolved in recent years from a simple recreational activity into a significant business due to exposure via the internet, and this is where Let’s Bet Sports comes into play, offering our clients something that they can benefit, outside of their customary wagers on various sports offered,” Toney said.
Participants are asked to select 11 players within a price budget; in this case with the Premier League, it’s £100 (imaginary figure).
There is a restriction on three players per club; a typical selection would be to select one goalkeeper, four defenders, four or three midfielders and two or three forwards.
The league will offer the chance to transfer players in and out of the team as the season progresses, in case of injury, suspension or loss of form.
Points are then gained or deducted depending on players’ performances. Points systems vary between games but typically, points are awarded for scoring a goal, making an assist, keeping a clean sheet, saving a penalty, goalkeeper saves three shots or more and if a team wins.
Points can be deducted for conceding a goal (goalkeepers and defenders only), receiving a yellow or red card, missing a penalty kick, scoring an own goal, getting substituted and if your team loses.
It must be noted, persons who endeavour to play must sign up to fantasy.premierleague.com and must to enter the code: HEA31M to join the Let’s Bet Sports League. Participants must be 18 years or older to join and are only allowed one entry into the league.
The player with the most points at the end of the match week will win an authentic fan jersey of their favourite Premier League team.
The player with the second-most points will win a $500 voucher to either play online, or at any lottery/Let’s Bet Sports agents’ countrywide.