Euro Football Champion

Euro Football Champion is a virtual simulation based on the 2008 European Football Championship. The game comprises all league and knockout matches involving the 16 qualified teams for the European Championship.

A tournament starts with the group phase, in which the 4 respective teams from each of the 4 groups play against each other – hence each team plays 3 league matches in the qualifying stages. Points are awarded on a typical league basis, 3 for a win, 1 for a draw and zero for a loss. Then the top two teams from each group advance to the knockout phase. The number of teams is halved in each round of this phase until the last two teams meet in the European Championship final.

All league qualifying and knockout matches are one off games, including the final.
Normal Championship rules apply during the Knockout phase. If teams are drawn on scores extra time will be played – after which if teams are still drawn a penalty shootout will settle the result. 120 seconds are scheduled for each round. 75 seconds to make selections and place a bet and 45 seconds for the matches – in this process a unless specifically selected otherwise the top match available in the list is displayed as the featured match – plus the results for all matches. You can select your own feature match by clicking on the "Watch Match" button next to the match required: . After the last round of a tournament, the time until the start of the next tournament is displayed, i.e. 195 seconds. You can skip the final animation any time and thus have more time to place your bets for the next tournament. A complete tournament takes 20 minutes and 72 tournaments are played every day.

Placing bets

To place a bet simply click in the bar directly beneath the "Euro Football Champion" logo on "1x2", "+/- 2.5", "Winners" or "Groups" and select your preferred bet.

The 4 groups A-D are represented in 2 tables of 2 groups each. You will find the table for the knockout phase right next to it. Each team plays 3 qualification matches. The 1st round for groups A-B is played first and then the 1st round for groups C-D. Then the 2nd round for groups A-B is played and so on until the qualification matches have been completed and the knockout phase begins.

The time remaining until the matches of the current round start is displayed by means of a countdown symbol in the centre of the games screen.

Betting options

In Euro Football Champion you can bet on the outcome of individual matches, on group winners or the outright Euro Football Champion. There are a large number of betting options available, such as "1x2" (3Way bet - only the score after 90 minutes counts), "correct score" (exact result), "first scorer" (player to score the first goal in the respective match), "+/- 2.5" (more or less than 2.5 goals), as well as the "Winners" (Euro Football Champion) and "Groups" (group winner) – you can only bet on the last two options at the start of the tournament, i.e. before the qualification matches of the respective tournament have begun. You can access the "correct score" and the "first scorer" options via the "+51" button in the "1x2" bet field where you can choose from 51 additional betting options.

Click on the respective odds, which are listed under 1 (home win), X (draw) or 2 (away win) to bet on the outcome of an individual match of the round. Then select a stake and place the bet by clicking on "Bet now!".

Highlight the "Stake" field to enter the amount that you would like to wager (please use a decimal point and not a comma).

Euro Football Champion offers a wide range of multi (parlay) bets. You proceed in exactly the same way as you would with a single bet after selecting your combination.

Once you have placed your bets, they appear in the "Bet result" box at the right hand bottom corner of the pitch. By clicking on your bet in the "Bet result" box a pop-up will appear with information on the respective bet.

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Click on the odds for the team you would like to bet on.
Click on one of the buttons under "More" to access additional betting options (corrects score, first scorer). The figure shows you the number of options.
Additional betting options: more or less than 2.5 goals, tournament winners and group winners.
Countdown

Further information

A random generator produces the results for all the matches. If you move the cursor over a team, a pop-up will display the probability of that team scoring a certain number of goals. These probabilities - in conjunction with the random generator - directly influence the results of the matches.

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1 – home win (the first team wins)
X - draw
2 - away win (the second team wins)
Select the type of bet, enter your stake and click on "Bet now!"

In each round the results of the games will initially be displayed in summary form and then on the right hand side of the pitch in the respective tables for "Groups A-B", "Groups C-D" or "Results" which will include all 2nd stage knockout matches up to and including the Euro Football Champion.

You account balance will always be indicated at the bottom left hand corner of the games screen.

You will find the results of all the bets you placed in the "Bet result" field.

 
Account balance
Result tables
Bet results

 

In case there are any tie breakers required because of identical  points obtained, winners will be chosen in the following order:

  • Goal Difference  - descending
  • Goals For  - descending
  • Games Won  - descending
  • Odds  - ascending

 

Community Information

Euro Football Champion is a broadcast game – so you will be playing and getting the same results as everyone else! Information about the game being played is displayed in the Community Information box located on the middle right hand side of the games screen.

Types of bets

WIN

A WIN bet pays to the odds x the stake plus the original stake if the selection wins e.g.: €1 @ 10/1 = 10x1+1 = 11

Each Way

An Each Way bet has two parts. A Win bet and a Place bet. For the place part of the bet the selection can finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd for the user to receive a return.

The cost of an Each Way bet is 2 x stake, e.g.: €1 Each Way = €2.

The first part is the WIN part: odds x stake + stake – if the selection wins the competition at odds of 10/1, the payout is 10 x stake + stake = 11

The second part is the PLACE part, where the selection can finish in any of the first three positions: 1st, 2nd or 3rd. For this, the user receives reduced odds of 1/5th of the original winning odds, e.g.: odds divided by 5 plus stake = 10/1 divided by 5 plus stake = 2 + stake = return of 3.

From the above two examples, if a customer has €1 Each Way @ 10/1 and the selection wins, the return would be €11 for the win part and €3 for the place part, giving a total return of €14 from a €2 stake.

If the selection does not win but finishes in 2nd or 3rd place, the customer receives the place part of the bet, which, in this case, is €3.

Single

A Single is a bet on one selection. Your selection must be successful to have a return, for example: Arsenal to Win at Man Utd, Arsenal would have to win for your bet to be successful.

Double

A Double is one bet involving two selections in different events. For example: Liverpool to beat West Ham & Manchester United to beat Chelsea.

Both selections must be successful for the bet to win, with returns from the first reinvested on the second.

Treble

A Treble is one bet involving three selections in different events. For example: Everton to Win, Tottenham to Win & Aston Villa to Win.

Returns from the first are reinvested into the second and then into the third. All selections would all have to win for the bet to be successful.

Four-fold

A Four-fold is one bet involving four selections in different events. For example: Real Madrid to Win, Ajax to Win, AC Milan to Win & Monaco to Win.

All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.

Five-fold

A Five-fold is one bet involving five selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.

Six-fold

A Six-fold is one bet involving six selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.

Seven-Fold

A Seven-fold is one bet involving seven selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.

Eight-fold

An Eight-fold is one bet involving eight selections in different events. All selections must be successful for the bet to win. Winning returns are reinvested on successive selections.

Trixie

A Trixie consists of four bets involving three selections in different events, three doubles and one treble. Any two winning selections guarantee a return. For example: Chelsea to Win, Werder Breman to Win & Celtic to Win.

If any two of your selections win, one of the double bets gives a return. If all three of your selections win, all three of the doubles, and the treble give a return.

Patent

A Patent consists of seven bets involving three selections in different events, three singles, three doubles and one treble. Any one winning selection guarantees a return. For example: Lazio to Win, Inter Milan to Win & Roma to Win.

If any one of your selections wins, one of the single bets gives a return. If any two selections win, two of the single bets and one of the doubles give a return. If all three selections win, then all three singles, all three doubles and the treble give a return.

Yankee

A Yankee consists of 11 bets involving four selections in different events, six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return. For example: Real Betis to Win, Villareal to Win, Barcelona to Win & Recreativo to Win.

If any two of your selections win, one of the doubles gives a return. If any three selections win, three of the double bets and one of the trebles give a return. If all four selections win, then all six doubles, four trebles and the four-fold give a return.

Lucky 15

A Lucky 15 consists of 15 bets involving four selections in different events, four singles, six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold. Any one winning selection guarantees a return. For example: Austria Wein to Win, Gratkorn to Win, Admira Wacker to Win & Kaernten to Win.

If any one of your selections wins, one of the single bets gives a return. If any two of your selections win, two of the single bets and one of the doubles give a return. If any three selections win, three of the singles, three of the doubles and one of the trebles give a return. If all four selections win, then all four singles, six doubles, four trebles and the four-fold give a return.

Super Yankee

A Super Yankee consists of 26 bets involving five selections in different events, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five four-folds and one five-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.

Lucky 31

A Lucky 31 consists of 31 bets involving five selections in different events, five singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles and five four-folds and one five-fold. Any one winning selection guarantees a return.

Heinz

A Heinz consists of 57 bets involving 6 selections in different events, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, six five-folds and one six-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.

Lucky 63

A Lucky 63 consists of 63 bets involving six selections in different events, six singles, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, six five-folds and one six-fold. Any one winning selection guarantees a return.

Super Heinz

A Super Heinz consists of 120 bets involving seven selections in different events, 21 doubles, 35 trebles, 35 four-folds, 21 five-folds, seven six-folds and one seven-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.

Goliath

A Goliath consists of 247 bets involving eight selections in different events, 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 four-folds, 56 five-folds, 28 six-folds, eight seven-folds and one eight-fold. Any two winning selections guarantee a return.

Last modification date: 1/19/2015