For help with most issues please read the FAQs below. If you can’t find an answer please submit a support ticket and we will address your issues promptly.
Is it free to play games on hotboxsports.com?
Hotbox Sports offers both free and entry fee games, some entry fee games have grand prizes of up to $1,000,000.00. You are welcome to continue playing in free contests on Hotbox Sports or try your best to win real money in our entry fee games.
Do I have to pay taxes on my Hotbox Sports winnings?
Yes, you do have to pay taxes on your net winnings from fantasy sports contests. We are required to issue a 1099 tax form to all players who have a net profit that exceeds $600 for a particular calendar year. We may ask for some of the necessary personal information prior to that. The $600 threshold is not based on withdrawals, but on net profit.
What is Hotbox Sports?
Hotbox Sports is a fantasy sports contest provider which lets you chose a fantasy team, see your results happen live and win cash prizes.
We offer contests for baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer (futbol), and more to come.
Are Hotbox Sports Contests legal?
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (“UIGEA”), the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), the Wire Act, and the federal Prohibition on Illegal Gambling all address “betting or wagering” on sporting events. The UIGEA, however, contains a specific exemption for fantasy sports contests fulfilling certain conditions:
Participants pay a one-time, non-refundable entry fee in exchange for the experience of participating in the Promotion.
All prizes and awards offered to winning participants must be established and made known to the participants in advance of the contest, and the value of those prizes and awards may not depend on the number of participants or the amount of any fees paid by those participants.
All winning outcomes must reflect the relative knowledge and skill of the participants and be determined predominantly by accumulated statistical results of the performance of individual athletes in multiple real-world sporting events.
Lastly, none of the results may be based on the outcome of the game, including the score, point-spread. The performance or performances of any single real-world team or any combination of such teams are not the deciding factors in our product.
I’ve lost my log in details, what can I do?
Follow the directions after clicking the forgot password button at login.
How do I delete my account?
Please contact [email protected]
Who can play?
You must be 18 years of age or over.
Unfortunately, if you are a resident of:
You cannot play Hotbox Sports Contests for real money. Those are based on the laws of those specific jurisdictions. We apologize!
For more information, please read our terms and conditions.
Where can I see contests I’ve entered?
Withdrawals and Refunds
Once a ticket has been purchased and submitted Hotbox Sports is not able to offer a refund for that ticket.
Withdrawals can be made at any time after 72 hours of initial deposit and can only be credited to the original payment method. Any winnings must be withdrawn and credited to a customer’s PayPal account, please allow 3 days to process, if you do not have a PayPal account, a check will be issued, please allow up to 14 business days for the check to be processed.
Rules and Scoring
Please read the specific rules for the contest you have entered.
The contest period has ended but I do not see my winnings?
We wait 72 hours after a contest period has ended to post official results and credit your account if you have any winnings.
What happens if any of the games are postponed or called off (cancelled)?
Any starter you have chosen for your lineup will receive a score of zero if his particular real life game has been cancelled, postponed or called off.
How are contest scores calculated?
See the scoring for the particular contest you have entered.
How do you deal with players scoring revisions?
We wait 72 hours for our stats feed to be checked for accuracy.
I’m having problems depositing money into my account, what can I do?
Please contact your bank or particular payment method to address this issue.
Are we allowed to change our lineup once we’ve entered a contest?
You can edit your lineup at any point until the start of the contest by clicking on the Ticket Status tab and clicking on Pre Contest.