The Golden Nugget has decided to open to the public its Friday Football Showdown. Its a very interesting contest since the first 8 weeks are your typical contest making picks and receiving points for winners, but after week 8 it becomes a bracket contest with only the top 8 places advancing to the bracket round. 100% of the entry fees are returned as prize money. Contestants who make it to the bracket round receive $2,000 and an additional $1,000 if they win their first bracket. The remaining prize money will then be split by the eventual winner (75%) and the runner-up (25%).
Contestants make 7 selections a week against the spread, from all college and NFL sides and totals (excluding 1st half lines). The weekly card will be available 2 pm Wednesdays at the Nugget sportsbook. The first 6 selections are valued at 1 point each and the 7th which is designated as the Best Bet is worth 2 points. The 8 contestants with the highest point totals after 8 weeks advance to the Bracket Round.
The Entry Fee is $2,000. Registration is June 26 thru September 8 at 2 pm. Picks must be submitted by 2 pm every Friday. Proxies are permitted.
Vegas Football Proxy is offering proxy services for the contest. We will soon be putting the official rules up on the website. In the meantime, call (702) 767-1634 for more information or to make an appointment.