DietBet: A DietBet is a contest to lose a percentage of your starting weight in a set amount of time. Players all bet money into the pot at the outset of the game. Winners split the pot.
Kickstarter: A Kickstarter is a contest to lose 4% of your starting weight in 4 weeks. Players all bet money into the pot at the outset of the game. Winners split the pot.
Transformer: A Transformer is a DietBet where players compete to lose 10% of their starting weight in six months.
Round: A Transformer is divided into six rounds. Each round has it’s own weight loss goal, bet, and pot.
Referee: A Referee (or Ref) is an agent of DietBet who manages official weigh-ins.
Bet: The bet for the game is collected by DietBet and kept in the pot until the end of the game. For Transformers, players have the option to pay the entire bet upfront or pay monthly by credit card and half of the bet goes into the pot for rounds 1-5, the other half goes into the pot for the final round.
Pot: The pot, minus DietBet's cut, is distributed to the winners after DietBet’s Referees finalize the round’s results.
Grand Prize: (Transformers) The grand prize is split among all players that qualify for Round 6, and successfully lose 10% of their starting weight at the end of the six rounds. It is comprised of half of the monthly bets for the first five rounds plus all of the Round 6 bets.
Unofficial Weigh-In: Unofficial weigh-ins are self-reported by players during the DietBet and do not require photos.
Official Weigh-Ins: Official weigh-ins are controlled by DietBet’s Referees and entail a photography-based weight-verification process set forth in the Rules. Only Official weigh-ins are used to determine winners. Members may submit weekly official weigh-ins for extra accountability and to be entered into our weekly prize drawing.
Lightweight clothing: Lightweight clothing is the dress code for official weigh-ins: lightweight indoor clothing with no shoes, belt, hat, or outerwear. Pockets must be empty. No pocketbooks, watches, or other accessories.
MVP: During the invite period of a DietBet, the MVP is the player who gets the most friends to join the game. There are daily MVPs and an overall MVP. The overall MVP may win additional prizes, depending on the game.