FAQs

Who can play?

Users must be 18+ years of age to play and deposit (19+ in Nebraska, 21+ in Massachusetts) and all users must have only 1 account. If a user is found to be less than 18 years old, their account will be banned and all their entries will be canceled and refunded. If a user is found to have more than 1 account, they will be subject to a ban at Boom’s discretion.

Currently, Boom is available in the following states:

• Alaska, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Boom reserves the right to restrict or refuse users for any reason without an explanation.

If a user is discovered to be violating or exploiting Boom's policies and/or terms of service, their accounts will be terminated, funds forfeited, and any unauthorized funds can be seized by Boom.


What happens if there is a cancellation and/or tie?

Cancellations

Each question cancellation reduces the amount of scored questions within an entry and regresses the entry payout down a pick.

• 5 picks in an entry regress to 4 picks
• 4 picks in an entry regress to 3 picks
• 3 picks in an entry regress to 2 picks
• If an entry has 2 picks remaining and one gets canceled, then the entry will be canceled and refunded.

After each cancellation the entry gets revalidated to make sure there is a valid amount of picks left and that the remaining eligible picks are all from 2 different teams. Entries that fail to meet these qualifications as a result of a cancellation will be canceled and refunded.

Questions where a player did not play are equal to cancellations. In the event of a player not playing in a matchup question, the entire question will be canceled. Below are the conditions for an inactive player:

• NFL/ CFB - if a player doesn't play a snap.
• NBA - if a player plays 0 minutes.
• MLB - if a player isn’t in the starting lineup (excluding pitchers). If a pitcher does not start but does enter the game in relief, that pitcher is considered active.
• NHL - if a player does not have at least 1 second time on ice (skater), if a player doesn’t start (goalie).
• Soccer - if a player doesn’t start.

Inactivity is subject to duration asked in the question (e.g, 1st Half, 2nd Half, etc). Shortened games that are deemed “official games” will be scored as usual.

If a game is postponed, questions for the game will be canceled. Boom may also cancel all questions for a game that has been suspended depending on the duration and time of the postponement.

Ties

Ties are considered as eligible questions. Each tied question regresses the entry payout down a pick.

• 5 picks in an entry regress to 4 picks
• 4 picks in an entry regress to 3 picks
• 3 picks in an entry regress to 2 picks
• If an entry has 2 picks remaining where one is correct and the other is a tie, the user is subject to a payout. However, if an entry has 2 picks remaining where one is a tie and the other is incorrect then the entry won’t have a payout. If all eligible picks in an entry are tied then the user will be refunded their entry fee.

Cancellations rules supersede ties in the event both occur in an entry.


How does Coverage work?

With Coverage, you are able to win even if one of your picks misses the mark. To play, enter the minimum required picks and turn on the Coverage toggle before submitting your entry.

Coverage Pay Table:

• 5/5 correct picks - 10x
• 4/5 correct picks - 2x
• 3/5 correct picks - 0.4x
• 4/4 correct picks - 5x
• 3/4 correct picks - 1.5x
• 3/3 correct picks - 2.25x
• 2/3 correct picks - 1.25x

Ties and cancellations will reduce the amount of scored questions within an entry and regress the entry payout down a pick.

For example:

• A 5 pick entry (10x) with a tie or cancellation will regress to a 4 pick entry (5x)
• A 5 pick entry (10x) with two ties or cancellations will regress to a 3 pick entry (2.25x)
• A 4 pick entry (5x) with a tie or cancellation will regress to a 3 pick entry (2.25x)

In the event of a tie or cancellation with a 3 pick coverage entry, the submission will turn into a regular 2 pick entry.

After each cancellation the entry gets revalidated to make sure there is a valid amount of picks left and that the remaining eligible picks are both from 2 different teams. Entries that fail to meet these qualifications as a result of a cancellation will be canceled and refunded.

If an entry has 2 picks remaining where one is correct and the other is a tie, the user is subject to a payout. However, if an entry has 2 picks remaining where one is a tie and the other is incorrect then the entry won’t have a payout. If all eligible picks in an entry are tied then the user will be refunded their entry fee.

Please refer to the rest of the How To Play rules to learn more about our rules for valid entries, ties, and cancellations.  


Can I edit or cancel my entry after submitting it?

Submitted entries are final. They cannot be canceled or edited for any reason.


What happens if there is a stat correction or data error?

If a stat correction occurs or the Boom scoring feed provides erroneous data, Boom reserves the right to evaluate the error’s impact on any resolved questions and entries. In the event there is a scoring error, Boom may resettle all impacted entries and adjust any payouts or losses from the incorrectly scored entries within 30 minutes of the game ending. If there are official stat corrections 30 minutes or more after the game has ended, those stats, entries and payouts will be determined by Boom in its sole and final discretion.