About Hosted Pools

We've been running office pools for close to 20 years now. What is now Hosted Pools came about when we wanted to move our annual football and hockey pools online, and were unable to find the formats we used for our pools anywhere. We decided to create a site for our own football and hockey pools, which we used for several seasons, before realizing others may find what we had set up useful as well. Thus, Hosted Pools was born in the summer of 2009. We are currently on the 2nd version of the site, as we worked to streamline many of our processes and make the site more mobile-friendly in 2013.

We are a small company based in London, ON, and host football and hockey pools for people from all over Canada and the United States. We pride ourselves on our prompt and courteous customer service, and doing everything we can to make your pool a positive experience for both pool managers and entrants alike. We're constantly tweaking and improving the site, as a result of user feedback to make it work for you.

Hosted Pools is for your entertainment only, and is not a gambling website. We do not run any pools for money, nor do we pay out prizes or handle money for your office pools. We do however charge a fee to use our service, and you can use our Pricing Tool to see how much running a pool with us would cost you.

If you ever have a question, or a suggestion don't hesitate to send us a message.


Testimonials

Thank you --again-- your customer service , which is so important, has been excellent.

Bruce Birnbaum - Kingston, PA (Oct 2013)

I just wanted to say how impressed I am with your website. It's been user friendly and you have excellent customer service. Thanks for running such a great site!!!

April Clendenin - Denver, CO (Sept 2013)

Site News

  • Nov 22, 2017 - We've added a Slack workspace to communicate with pool managers. You can find a link to our workspace at the bottom of the site. It's the hashtag looking icon under Connect With HostedPools. We will be integrating it with our Trello boards so you can keep tabs on what ideas are out there as well as what we're currently working on.
  • Nov 1, 2017 - We've moved some of the manager specific menu items into the Manager Tools dashboard to tidy up the menu on mobile devices. We're also adding some reports as well as a simple text editor for the pool note and pool emails to the Manager Tools as part of a revamp of that section.
  • Oct 26, 2017 - We're working on bringing pick reminders back to the site. New registrations will have the option to allow them when they register. All existing users will have them turned on by default but will be able to turn them off on the account page.
  • Sep 6, 2017 - The NFL has officially moved the Tampa Bay/Miami game to their mutual Week 11 bye. As a result, we have moved the game to Week 11 and it is no longer available for selection in Week 1. Any entries that had selected Tampa or Miami have had their selection cleared, and were sent an email notification to update their selection.