October 25, 2011

Yupool – Branded Sports Pools

Company-wide sports pools have become commonplace in all types of work environments – not just during March Madness or the NFL playoffs, but all throughout the year. Yupool is a web-app that helps businesses put together branded sports pools for employees, clients, and anyone else who wants to jump in and take part. 

If you’re used to putting together sports pools with a notebook or an Excel spreadsheet, then you’re about to see Yupool as a huge step forward. Select a plan based on the number of pools you’re organizing and the number of people who plan to participate. Within minutes of getting set up, you’ll be able to choose a custom subdomain where colleagues can visit to see how the pools are shaping up. Rather than having each participant send emails with their predictions and bets, Yupool gives everyone personal accounts and invites them to sign on and enter their predictions directly into the site. Predictions can be edited and amended at any time without distracting the organizer from his or her work. Yupool will process the latest results within seconds of a game ending, and colleagues can check out the group Yupool site to see where they stand and how much money they can expect to collect at the end of the season.

Yupool is a great solution for businesses that want to get their clients involved in the action as well, since its sports pool sites always look professional and branded. In fact, organizations can even add their own logos and choose their own colors if they wish. Offices that regularly host sports pools – and people who are sick of the hassle involved in setting everything up and keeping results updated on their own – should give Yupool a try.

Practical Uses:

  • Invite colleagues to participate in an upcoming NBA pool
  • Connect with clients and suppliers by encouraging them to join in on the fun
  • Spend less time keeping pool predictions organized and updated
  • Give colleagues a central website where they can see how their predictions are faring

Insider Tips:

  • Users with multiple pools can create separate sites for all the pools they’ve got going on
  • Participants earn points for predicting the number of points and game winners
  • Company-wide rankings are generated based on the results of each pool
  • New pools can be created even if a league’s season has already begun

What we liked:

  • Yupool is an app that companies can try out to promote cohesion and staff bonding
  • Points are automatically calculated to prevent computation errors
  • Company pools can be branded with logos and specific color schemes
  • Users can choose their own domains or select a Yupool subdomain

What we didn’t like:

  • Users can only create pools for leagues that are supported by Yupool
  • Companies with more than 10 pool participants will have to opt for an expensive paid plan


Company Info:

  • Launched: June 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Roosendaal, Netherlands
  • Founded by: Wouter Rosenkamp and Sander Geurts van Kessel
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Small plans are $89/month
  • Medium plans are $175/month
  • Large plans are $349/month
  • XL plans are $695/month
  • Custom plans with custom pricing

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