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Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Explained

Put your horse racing knowledge to the test in the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge for the chance to win your share of R10 000 in cash! This competition is completely free to enter for Hollywoodbets customers and offers amazing prizes to be won on Greyville and Scottsville race days. To win the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge, you’ll need to pick the winning horse in every race scheduled for the day. But loads more prizes are also awarded to those players who come the closest with their predictions in every Punters Challenge and finish in the Top 20 on the leaderboard. In this guide, you’ll discover how to play the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge – the rules, leaderboard, prizes and what you need to do to win!

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Explained

The Punters Challenge is a free-to-enter horse racing prediction game available to anyone with a Hollywoodbets account online. The aim of the game is to pick a winner from each of the races taking place on race day for a chance to win your share of R10 000! How it works is that you’ll receive points on the Punters Challenge leaderboard according to where your selections finish in the race, with bonus points awarded for every correct prediction.

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Rules

The rules for the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge are relatively straightforward and easy to follow. Points are awarded to players according to where their selected horses finish in each race. Even if your horse doesn’t win, you’ll still get points based on their finishing position.

Standard points – Points are awarded in the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge as follows: In a 12-horse race, 1st place will receive 12 points, 2nd place gets 11 points, 3rd place gets 10 points, and so on, all the way down to last place which receives 1 point. In a 7-horse race, the points work the same way, however, 1st place starts at 7 points, with 2nd place receiving 6 points, 3rd place receiving 5 points and so on, all the way down to last place which receives 1 point. 

Bonus points – When your horse wins, bonus points are awarded according to the Starting Price (SP) for your horse on Hollywoodbets. These are the odds available on-site at the start of the race. For example, if the Starting Price was 6/1, then an extra 7 points (6 + 1) will be added to your score on the Punters Challenge Leaderboard. In this way, it helps you even more to predict winning horses when the odds are big! 

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Prize Pool

There are daily and monthly prizes to be won in the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge. The prize pool works as follows:

  • In the daily competition, R10 000 is shared among the Top 20 finishers on the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge leaderboard.
  • A further R20 000 is divided between the Top 20 players in the monthly competition. Anyone who predicts every race winner on the card will get a life-changing Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge payout of R500 000.
  • And if no player predicts all the races correctly, an extra R25 000 is added to the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge prize pool for the following week.

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Payouts

If you’re lucky enough to be one of the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge winners, your cash will be paid directly into your online Hollywoodbets account by 12 pm on the day of each qualifying round.

How to Play the Punters Challenge on Hollywoodbets

Your first step should be to visit the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge website and use your Hollywoodbets login details to access your account. Once signed in, simply select a winning horse for each race of the day and submit your predictions at least 5 minutes before the start of the first race.

Here’s how to play the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge:

  1. Sign up and log in to your Hollywoodbets account.
  2. Select “Punters Challenge” near the top of the main menu. Alternatively, scroll down and click on “Horse Racing” and then select “Punters Challenge at the top of the menu.
  3. Enter your account number and password in the fields provided.
  4. Check the box agreeing to the terms and conditions and click “Submit” to proceed.
  5. Choose a unique username for the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge.
  6. Select the upcoming race meeting.
  7. Select a winner for every race of the day.
  8. Click “Submit” to confirm your selections. 

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Login

This competition is open to everyone, from the most experienced online players to brand-new fans of horse racing. All you need to enter the Punter Challenge is an online Hollywoodbets account. To start playing, sign up here and complete your Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge login which is the same as your Hollywoodbets username and password.

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Leaderboard

On the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge homepage, there is a daily and monthly leaderboard to keep you updated on the latest results. Here you can see the names of everyone competing in the race, their overall position and their points tally. You’ll need to place in the Top 20 on the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge leaderboard for the chance to win a cash prize worth up to R500 000!

How to Win the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge

While this competition is open to everyone, it definitely helps your chances of winning the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge if you’re interested in and follow horse racing. Like with all other forms of Sports Betting, working hard to study form, results and statistics can mean the difference between a winning or losing day! 

To win the Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge, you’ll either need to be extremely lucky or very methodical and thorough when it comes to your race handicapping. Seeing that luck is something out of your control, we recommend the following strategy: Mix up your selections to include enough favourites (or near-favourites) with one or two outsiders that will increase your points tally on winning races. Remember, predicting the winner of any race is good, but you’ll also want to try to score the most points possible with your Punters Challenge predictions, and that means selecting a few longshots here and there.

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Winners

Want to know if you’re one of the lucky Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge winners? You can visit the Punters Challenge homepage to see the latest lucky winners or search “Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge winners” on Google to see the names of the players and how much they won.

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Tips

Predicting the results of horse races is a tricky business but here are some Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge tips that can put you in a better position to win:

Review expert analysis

Hollywoodbets offers Punters Challenge tips on the Hollywoodbets Sports Blog. Racing pundits like Shaheen Shaw also give their best predictions for upcoming races on YouTube as well. Other platforms providing in-depth analysis include free WhatsApp groups like Pocket The Winner and sites like SA Racing Tips

Combine short and long-odds selections

If you want to play the odds rather than diving deep into horse racing analysis, we recommend picking a few favourites on the card (around EVS, 2/1, 3/1) and combining these with some horses further down the field (8/1, 10/1, 12/1). Although it’s tempting to make selections with massive odds of 60/1 or 70/1 so you can score more points if you win, we advise staying clear of these huge longshots in your Punters Challenge selections because the risk of losing is just too high!

Hollywoodbets Punters Challenge Terms and Conditions

Like any promotion on Hollywoodbets, the Punters Challenge comes with some terms and conditions. Make sure you read through these so you know all the fine print. Here are some of the main ones:

  • Open to all Hollywoodbets customers.
  • A single entry is free for registered players.
  • Players can enter at any point as long as it’s at least 5 minutes before the first race of the day.
  • Competition only applies to the Greyville and Scottsville racecourses or other venues selected by Hollywoodbets.

Hollywoodbets Horse Racing Resources

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