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 have a network of sites hosting football, hockey and NASCAR 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 - so if there's something you'd like to see added or changed, let us know.

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.


The site is a great tool to manage the pool, I especially liked the drop down that you made to allow the buyer to pick which player they are supporting. It made it easy to track sales and payments. After the sales were done, there was no effort on our end to manage the picks and track the results and standings.
I will definitely use this site again if I am in a fundraising position next season. Thanks again for all your help!

Teresa Anderson - Red Deer, AB

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

Bruce Birnbaum - Kingston, PA

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

Site News

  • Sep 21, 2018 - The 2018-2019 NHL Hockey is just over 2 weeks away now! We have pools rolling in daily and are pumped to get the season rolling. Set up your Survivor/Loser or Pick'em style pool today!
  • Jun 11, 2018 - Football Pools are now available for the 2018 NFL season! We now have 6 different offerings including Pick'em, Survivor, Loser, Margin, Pick 5/SuperContest and our new 20-Point Football. You can set up your pool today!
  • Jun 9, 2018 - We've brought back pick reminders for the 2018 season. You have to opt in when you create your entry and you should only receive them while your entry is still alive in elimination style pools. They will be sent on the morning of the first game each week.
  • 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.