Frequently Asked Questions
In Fantasy Cricket, you select players from both teams in a real life upcoming cricket match to put on your very own fantasy cricket team. You can then enter these teams into contests against teams created by other users. When the match starts, each player you chose will score points based on their performance in the match. Players score points for runs, wickets, catches, etc. If the sum of the points scored by the players on your team is higher than the sum of the points scored by your opponents teams, you'll win cash prizes.
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Yes. In the US the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) stated that Fantasy Sports, such as popularford, is considered a game of skill, and thus legal. However, it is optional for each state to be able to accept. That is why popularford is only available within some states, but not others. Within Canada, Fantasy sports contests are similarly considered a game of skill, and participation has always been legal. We are currently available in the following states in the United States: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington D.C, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and All Provinces of Canada except Ontario.
We launched and are approved to operate free and/or paid-entry DFS contests in Canada and close to 30 states throughout the US, with more and more to come! We maintain an active list below of states that can currently enter paid contests.
- Canada: All Territories except Ontario.
- United States: AK, AR, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, MN, MA, MD, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, NY, OK, OR, OH, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY.
You may play popularford if you are the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence (this is at least 18 in most states, and 21 years of age for activities related to our services in Massachusetts). If you install the app when you are in a state where popularford is legal but then go to a state where it isn't, you will be blocked from playing until you go to a state where it is legal.
Due to Google's rules, fantasy sports apps are only allowed on the Play Store from certain countries. Currently, the Play store only allows fantasy sports apps from the US, but not from Canada. If you are an android user and want to play popularford in Canada, you can download the app directly from our landing page: popularford.us/ca
As long as you are physically present in the US or Canada while using the popularford App, those living in the US or Canada on a Visa are allowed to play.
Yes, All cash prizes won in contests can be withdrawn via Paypal, Skrill, Check, or Bank Transfer.
popularford is capable of accepting deposits directly from most major credit card companies - including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, via direct bank transfer, and via Skrill. Just click on the “Profile” button at the bottom of the screen in the popularford app and click “Deposit”. If you are having trouble depositing, please try a different payment method or contact us.
A withdrawal request can be made at any time by visiting the popularford withdrawal page. Access this page via visiting the Account section under your Profile in the mobile app and selecting “Withdraw”. Contest winnings can be sent to a user's paypal account. If you don't have a paypal account, please Create One - It is free and easy. The minimum amount for an in-app withdrawal is $25. If you need to withdraw a smaller amount, please Contact Our Support Team. Please note that all funds may only be withdrawn in USD. If you are having trouble withdrawing funds, please contact support.
Withdraws are processed within 1-7 business days
- For Any international cricket match, Major T20 League (IPL, PSL, BBL etc.), or Indian domestic matches, we get scores from Espncricinfo/cricbuzz.
- For T10 matches and domestic matches of other countries, we get scores from Fancode.
- For Football, we get our scores from Sofascore. Please note that in football there are often stats corrections, and Sofascore can take some time to update, so the stats during the match, 1 hour after the match, and after 12 hour of the match might differ slightly for some matches.
On occasion, official scorers may issue a stat-correction after games have ended and the official scoring validation process has completed. These corrections are rare, but can occur days after a game is played. Therefore, any changes to official scoring that occur after contests have been finalized will not impact those finalized contests.
To play popularford a user will select 6 players from either team for any match in order to create their fantasy team. Each player will be assigned a credits value between 0-30 credits and the user will have a maximum of 100 credits to spend while creating their team.
When creating your fantasy team in the popularford app you will be allotted 100 credits to select your 6 players. Each player is assigned a credits value between 0 and 30 based on their skill level and recent performance, with top players costing more credits than less skilled players. Your 100 credits have no relationship to real life money, they are just an in-game currency you use each time you create a team.
The Play tab of the app shows matches that are offered on popularford. After you select a match, you will be shown a list of contests that you can enter. To see the details of any of these contests, which includes other popularford users that have entered, individual game details, payout information, etc, simply click the “info” button on the contest. To enter the contest, click on the “Enter" button. You will then be asked to select a team or multiple teams to enter into that contest. If the contest requires an entry fee, this will be deducted from your balance. If you have not yet created a team for the match, you will be required to create a new team.
Tap on the “My Contests" Tab. From here, you can view Upcoming contests, Live contests, and the History of contests that you've played.
- Upcoming Contests shows you the contests for which you have submitted entries, but that have not yet started. By clicking on a contest, you have the option to view and modify your lineup as well as see the contest details and other players competing against you. You will not be able to see your opponent's lineups until the contest goes live.
- Live Contests shows your contests that are for matches that are currently happening. Here, you can monitor the points that you score and the individual progress of both your and your opponent's players.
- Your History shows all the contests that you have previously competed in. You can view how you and your opponents scored as well as the individual performance of each player that was selected.
No, popularford does not allow for a single person to maintain more than one account. This is set in-place to fortify Fair-Play, protecting other contestants against unfair advantages.
Once created, your username is here to stay! It is part of Fair-Play, to prevent users from altering their name once locked in-place.
When processing a deposit from most major credit card companies, an immediate hold less-than-or-equal-to the deposit amount will be placed on your account. Your balance will be updated immediately, however it will take 1 to 3 business days for the full amount to be charged to the card.
We really value your use of the platform, and we definitely
that games are better with friends!
To help you and your friends play together, we'd like to give you and your friend $10 Free to play with, when you invite them along! All you have to do is send them an invite via email, using your unique code, and when they signup. Once they make their first deposit, you will be rewarded $20.
The start time for the match on the popularford app will be extended side-by-side with delays such that the match in popularford App starts at the same time as the delayed real life match.
If you have a registered popularford account and are looking to close it permanently, Contact Us with your username and email address, and we can begin the process to suspend the account..
Within the US, if your popularford winnings (withdraws-deposits)
more than $600.00 USD in your personal financial year, you are required to
report it in your
annual earnings to the IRS. In order to help simplify this process,
we will send US residents via email who have won more than this amount a 1099
Tax Form, in
order to aid in your yearly filing.
If you are a registered popularford user receiving winnings outside of the United States, please be sure to check your local tax laws..
popularford will handle payments through our trusted partners Skrill, Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
Your lineup entry for a contest may be modified as many times as you choose, prior to the match starting. Once the match begins, players cannot be swapped out and the lineup is locked.
If your selected player doesn't play, that player will not accrue points. Once the game time arrives, players are locked regardless of participation in the match. Players will be marked Play/Out After starting lineups are announced, approximately 25 minutes before match start time. We strongly recommend you make sure to check your teams and make sure all of your players are playing.
If a match is cancelled, all contests for that match will be cancelled and all entry fees will be fully refunded.
- If a Test match is declared drawn with neither of the teams completing a single inning, the match will be canceled. However, if a Test match is declared drawn with either team (and not necessarily both) completing a single inning, the match will be considered to have completed.
- For T20 and ODI matches, if there is no result to the real life match, we will cancel the match and refund all entry fees. If a result is declared in the real life match, we will also declare the match in popularford and pay the the prize winnings as of the end of the match.
For in-depth scoring for all contests please visit our contest scoring page in-app.
Grand Leagues will run regardless of if they fill. Head to Head and Small leagues will be cancelled if they do not fill, and all entry fees will be refunded.
To create a team, simply click on a match then click the “create team” button. You will then select 6 players for your team. Each player is assigned a credits price and you have a maximum of 100 credits to use while selecting your team. You will select a captain that will score x2 points and a vice captain that will score x1.5 points.
Depending on what game type you're playing - either a Head to Head or Grand League/Small League - prizes for tied positions can vary:
- Head to Head: For a tie here, both of the participants split the total prize, 50/50.
- Grand Leagues / Small Leagues: This type is easier to explain by example. If 2nd place pays out at $100 USD and 3rd $50 USD, the two users tied for 2nd place would each win a prize of $75 USD. Effectively, a combination of the two prizes split evenly between the two participants.
Winnings usually show up in your account a few hours after the match ends. After Matches end, we verify player points to make sure points are accurately attributed. In some cases, however, this process can take up to 24 hours.
You have 4 popularford balances, total, unutilized, winnings, and bonus. Your total balance is simply the sum of your other three balances. Unutilized balance is cash deposited into your account that can be used to enter contests. Bonus cash is cash given to users via deposit bonuses; You can use 5% bonus cash to pay for contest entry fees. Winnings balance is cash won in contests. You can withdraw any winnings balance at any point in time. For more information, please watch this short video.
At popularford, we want each competitor in a contest to have a similar chance to their peers, relying on skill. Some features we've implemented to make sure that skill is the only factor in a contest include: preventing competitors from changing their usernames or having multiple accounts and the existence of Beginner Contests.
Other users on popularford are capable of seeing your profile photo, username. Otherwise, your account is completely private!
You can use unutilized, winnings, and bonus balance to enter contests. Bonus balance will be spent first, and can be used to pay up to 5% of contest entry fees. Next, unutilized balance will be spent to cover the remainder of the entry fee, if you have sufficient unutilized balance. Winnings balance will be spent last to cover entry fees if you can not fully cover the entry amount between your unutilized and bonus balances.
If you do not have a PayPal Account, we strongly recommend that you create one, as they are free to create and allow for instant transfers. Create a free account.
Within a couple of hours of the match ending, we will validate the scores and add any winnings into your account balance.