SFTB Picks – How It Works

Signing Up

Signing up for SFTB Picks is easy. Simply click ‘Register’ under the ‘Account’ drop down at the top of the page (or click here to sign up).

Select the SFTB Picks Free Account, and create your account. Be sure to use an email that you check regularly so that we can notify you of upcoming promotions as well as any cash prizes you collect.


Upon creation, you will be given 10 credits for use in our games. Each game has an entry fee between 1 and 500 credits, and credits will be deducted upon entry.

Win contests and build up your bankroll to enter more contests with real cash prizes.

Want more credits? You can visit our store and purchase credit packs that will allow you to quickly increase your credit bankroll in order to enter larger contests.

You’ll also receive 5 free credits for every day you play – so even if you lose, you have a second chance to keep playing.

Available Games

Go to our lobby to see the currently available games.


More games are added every day, and we currently feature a wide range of sports:

  • NFL Football
  • CFL Football
  • NCAA Football
  • NBA Basketball
  • NCAA Basketball
  • WNBA Basketball
  • Big3 3-on-3 Basketball
  • NCAA Basketball
  • NHL Hockey
  • MLB Baseball
  • Soccer (many international and club leagues)
  • PGA Tour Golf
  • Horse Racing (daily games from a specific track and stakes-only races)
  • WWE (PPV events)

Game Types

Sports from the Basement currently offers two game types:

Fantasy Games:

Fantasy Games are traditional daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests where you select a group of players and earn points based on their on-field performance in a variety of categories.

Team Picks Games:

Team Picks Games allows you to select teams you think will win by the most points. Points are awarded to you based on the point differential of the game only (ie. if a team wins by 7 points, they earn 7 points).

Featured Games

Every day, a 5-credit game will be featured – meaning you can win real cash money for only a 5 credit entry fee. Look for games labeled “FEATURED” in the lobby and enter as usual.

We also offer contests with higher entry fees that offer more real cash prizes. These games will often have fewer entrants, increasing your chance to win cash.

From time to time, we’ll also offer special contests with additional cash prizes, so keep a look out for those.


Entering a Game

From the lobby, click ‘Enter’ to enter a contest. Once on the entry screen, choose your players from the list by clicking the ‘+’ sign to add to your roster. Your roster must stay within the salary cap and must feature the correct number of players and positions.

SFTB Picks Entry

Once your roster is set, click ‘ENTER’ to save it. Use this screen to share the contest with your friends, or enter other contests.

Editing Your Entry

If you want to make changes to your lineup, simply click ‘Edit’ from the lobby. You can edit your entry up until the start time – usually the start of the first event in the slate.

Follow Along Live

You can see all your live contests by going to the ‘SFTB Picks Games’ navigation and going to ‘Live Games’. Here you can see your currently live contests, as well as your current ranking and score. Click ‘View’ to see more details of each contest.

SFTB Picks Live Contest

Here you can follow along and see each competitor and their entry, as well as your entry and each member of your lineup’s score.

See Your Game History

To see all your past contests, simply click ‘Game History’ in the ‘SFTB Picks Games’ Navigation item (or click here).

Winning Real Money

Once a contest is over, credits will be awarded to the winner(s). If a contest features real cash prizes as well as credits, an email will be sent to the email address on file for the winner(s). Cash payouts are made via PayPal in 3-5 business days. All contests are verified at closing, and any objections must be made within 24 hours of closing. Some statistics will be awarded only at the conclusion or verification of the game, so scores are only deemed “official” at closing.

The Fine Print

Using more than one account to create an advantage for yourself is strictly prohibited. SFTB runs duplication-detecting programs, and we will discontinue accounts, reverse cash winnings, and cancel all prizes to anyone involved.

All contests close at the start time of the first contest in the slate. In the event that a sports contest is canceled, all players in that contest will receive 0 points.

Stats used in our games come from a variety of trusted sources and in a variety of different methods and timelines. If you believe that the stats reported are incorrect, please contact us through this site within 24-hours of the close of the contest. We will investigate each reported instance, and correct any discrepancies.

Ties will result in a split of any credit or real cash winnings.

Players are salaried based upon their involvement with a given team. If a player changes teams after the publication of salaries, that player may be awarded ZERO points for their involvement. Check all player/team selections before saving your lineup.

Take a look at our lobby for all currently available games.

Sign up now to get started today!

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