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Frequently Asked Questions

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+ Do I need an account to play on PlayerSX?

To participate on the PlayerSX website you must register for an account, be legally allowed to play in your country/state, and agree to the site’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

+ How do I sign up for a PlayerSX account?

Visit the Register page to create an account and start setting up your profile. You will be guided through the setup process. If you are unable to create an account due to age or regulatory restrictions in your country/state, you will not be allowed participate in PlayerSX at this time.

+ How do I access my PlayerSX account?

In order to view or manage your user account and portfolio, you must be signed in to the PlayerSX website. Visit the Log In page to gain access. If you do not have an account you must register for one.

+ What happens if I forgot my account password?

If you have forgotten your PlayerSX account password, you may reset it. You will need to enter the email address you used to sign up for the account, and a reset password link will be sent to that email address. Please add info@playersx.com to your address book or mark as a “safe sender” to ensure PlayerSX emails do not go to your junk or spam folder. You can also change your PlayerSX account password at any time.

Account Management

+ How do I enable or change my email notifications?

You can choose the types of PlayerSX email notifications you receive as well as their frequency. Update Your Email Preferences using your account settings so you can manage the notifications and make sure they work best for you.

+ How do I deposit or withdraw funds?

You can deposit funds or withdraw funds from your PlayerSX account using your account settings. Note that you must have a minimum balance of $20.00 USD in your PlayerSX account in order to withdraw funds. You also must have a valid account. All funds on PlayerSX are in USD, unless it is specifically stated otherwise.

+ Why do I need to provide my personal information for an account?

PlayerSX requires only the personal information that is mandated by regulations or to participate and interact with the site and PlayerSX staff. PlayerSX appreciates the need to protect the confidentiality and identity of its Players. PlayerSX will not, unless required by law or to provide you with improved services, knowingly distribute or allow access to this information by any person, entity and/or group outside of PlayerSX’s operations. For more information, please read the full PlayerSX Privacy Policy.

+ Does this site use real money?

Yes. The amounts and values shown on PlayerSX reflect actual currency value, currently the United States Dollar (USD), unless it is specifically stated otherwise. To complete player share purchase, trade, or sale transactions, you must have an active account, as well as an adequate balance, if applicable.

Game Play

+ How does PlayerSX work?

PlayerSX is a virtual online player stock exchange, where users can buy, sell or trade shares of professional athletes just like stocks on a real stock market. Some shares will provide a better return on investment than others, dependent upon several factors such as the performance of that athlete throughout the market session. Only shares of athletes on sports teams that move on to the post-season (seasonal markets) or win their game (daily markets) will retain a value and be paid out when the market closes.

+ What are 'Daily Markets'?

‘Daily Markets’, also called ‘Dailies’, refers to a special type of market session that is much shorter than the regular season-long (or ‘seasonal’) markets. This might include a single day session, a week-long session, or a post-season session that lasts for some other set amount of time. Currently on PlayerSX, NHL dailies are for Saturdays only, while NFL dailies are Sundays only. Please note these market formats are subject to change.

+ How often do I need to play in order to be successful?

PlayerSX was designed to be completely scalable to each user’s preferred playing frequency. This means you can choose to manage your portfolio and transactions as often as you like – as much as every day (even several times a day), on a weekly or semi-weekly basis, or as little as once throughout an entire seasonal market session. You can decide which approach is best for you – and even change it up at any time.

+ What is the best portfolio strategy?

PlayerSX is designed to meet the needs of many different users’ playing styles. This means that you can choose a more aggressive or “high-risk” portfolio, stick to a more conservative “low-risk” portfolio, or have a diversified portfolio that incorporates both strategies. Each method has its advantages and drawbacks, but only you can decide which strategy will afford you the most fun and potentially the most success.

+ Can I incorporate multiple sports/leagues in a single portfolio?

Yes! You can own player shares from any available, active league in your PlayerSX portfolio.

IPO Phase

+ What is the IPO?

The initial public offering (IPO) phase is the period in which an unlimited number of player shares can be purchased.

+ How long does the IPO last?

The IPO period varies for each sport and market, but typically ends during the second week of the regular season (seasonal markets) or before the first game of the day (daily markets). After the IPO has ended, player shares can only be bought, sold or traded between users, if they choose to do so.

+ Are there a limited number of shares per player?

During the initial IPO phase, no. There are unlimited shares available for each player. However, after the IPO has ended, the total number of shares available is fixed at the total amount purchased during the IPO. These player shares can then only be bought, sold, or traded between users during the regular season (seasonal markets).

Player Values & Payouts

+ What determines a player’s share value?

The PlayerSX algorithm uses a predictive model to try and forecast a player’s points output for the market session, and then factors in the odds of their team making the playoffs (seasonal markets) or winning their game (daily markets). That grade is then compared to other players of the same position and adjusted for the number of overall shares of that player, to determine their estimated share value.

+ How is the value of player shares determined during the season?

Current estimated share values suggest what the projected payout amount would be at that given moment and do not represent what the actual payout amount will be. However, the actual sale price of a player’s shares during the regular season (seasonal markets only) is determined solely by the buyer and seller. This free market concept means share values are affected by supply and demand as well as their perceived future value, so actual prices can fluctuate regardless of the current posted estimated share value.

+ Does every player retain their share value?

No. Only players on teams that make the playoffs (seasonal markets) or win their game (daily markets) will retain their share value at the time of payout. When the market closes, the money from players of teams that lose (daily markets) or fail to make the playoffs (seasonal markets) will be absorbed by the winning side of the market.

+ How is the payout amount calculated?

Only players on teams that make the playoffs (seasonal markets) or win their game (daily markets) will have their shares paid out. If a player’s team fails to do so, the payout amount for that player is $0.00 USD. For players on teams that make the playoffs (seasonal markets) or win their game (daily markets), the final payout amount for each share is influenced by the player’s performance compared to their PlayerSX prediction, the total amount of money absorbed from the losing market, and the total number of shares owned for that player.

+ Does the number of total shares purchased affect a player’s value?

Yes. Players with a larger number of shares purchased in the IPO phase will have their total value split more ways than a player who is less owned. Therefore, the final payout will be less than a similar player who is less owned. The PlayerSX algorithm ensures that a certain percentage of the share’s IPO value is retained, however, final payout amounts are directly related to the number of shares owned.

+ What happens if a player is traded to a different team?

The player’s estimated share value will be instantly affected based on the odds of their new team making the playoffs (seasonal markets) or winning their game (daily markets).

+ What happens if a player gets injured?

Share value is an estimation based on a player’s current performance, so an injured player’s share value will gradually decrease the more games that they miss.

Buying, Selling & Trading Shares

+ How do I sell or trade my player shares?

Selling and trading of player shares is available for seasonal markets only. In your Portfolio, find the player/shares you would like to sell or trade and click the corresponding “Sell” button. You can choose to sell as many of the shares you currently own as you’d like. Enter the price you would like to ask for each share, and the total asking price will be automatically calculated. Once you post the sale, it will appear on the Trading Floor page.

Other users can send a buy or trade offer for your player shares once your sale is posted. Check back regularly to see if someone has made you an offer, or enable email notifications. Once you receive an offer, a green “Offer Alert” notification will appear at the top of your screen if you are logged in.

Once you view your offer, you can choose to accept the offer or provide a counter offer. If you click ‘Accept Offer’, the sale/trade will be processed and the player shares will be removed from your account. If you click ‘Counter Offer’, you will be prompted to provide additional details of your counter offer for those shares.

+ Can I trade players between different leagues?

Yes! You can exchange shares of players from any available, active league in a PlayerSX player share transaction. For example, you can offer an NHL player share in exchange for an NFL player share. Please note this feature is available for seasonal markets only as daily markets do not support trading.

+ How do I accept an offer to purchase or trade for my player shares?

Click on the “View Offers” button to see your offers, or click on the “View” button next to a user’s offer in your portfolio to see what that user has offered for your player shares, and either accept or reject that offer. Once you accept an offer, any other outstanding offers will be automatically rejected and your trade offer will be removed from the Trading Floor. Player transactions are usually instantaneous.

If a user has offered you cash as part of their trade offer, once processed, this money will appear as credits in your PlayerSX account.

+ How do I buy player shares during the regular season?

After the IPO phase has ended, player shares can only be purchased from other users. Please note this feature is available for seasonal markets only. Browse the Trading Floor to find the player/shares you’d like to purchase. If there are no current postings for a specific player’s shares you’re looking for, you can add them to your Wanted List to let other users know you’re looking to buy or choose a different player’s shares to buy. Once you find the player/shares you’d like to purchase, click the “Buy” button. Once you click “Buy”, you must confirm the purchase for the posted asking price. The posting user will then either accept or reject your offer.

+ Do I need to complete a sale once it’s been posted, or can I change my mind?

You can choose not to process your sale at any point before you officially accept an offer. Even if you have already received offers for your player shares, you can cancel your sale post at any time by clicking the ‘x’ on the right side of your post. Any outstanding offers from other users will be automatically rejected and your post will be removed from the Trading Floor.

+ How do I trade for player shares?

Browse the Trading Floor to find the player/shares you’d like to trade for. If there are no current postings for a specific player’s shares, check back again later or choose a different player’s shares to trade for. If there are no current postings for a specific player’s shares you’re looking for, you can add them to your Wanted List to let other users to know you’re interested in a trade. Once you find the player/shares you’d like to trade for, click the “Trade” button. Once you click “Trade”, you must enter either:

  • The player and number of shares you’d like to offer in exchange for the posted asking price. You can offer shares of as many different players as you own, in exchange for a single player’s share(s). You can also choose to offer as many of each player’s shares that you currently own as you’d like.
  • An amount of cash. If you choose to use this feature, the money will be debited from your account. Once the trade is complete, this cash will appear as credit in the receiving user’s PlayerSX account.
  • Or, you can enter a combination of both player shares and cash.

+ How do I cancel a trade I’ve posted?

If you change your mind or make a mistake, you can cancel your sale/trade posting at any time. Just go to your Portfolio, under the Pending Trades section, find the offer, and click the “Cancel” button.

+ How long will my sale/trade posting appear for?

Once you post your player shares for sale/trade, your posting will immediately appear on the Trading Floor, and will remain there until the time you’ve set it to expire, until your sale/trade has been accepted, or until the market closes, whichever happens first.


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