The Golden Nugget has once again changed its football contest by scrapping the playoff format of the “Friday Football Showdown” and going a more traditional route with their new “Ultimate Football Challenge.”
The contest will now run for 17 weeks coinciding with the NFL Season. Entrants will choose 7 picks ATS per week and can choose from nearly every college and pro game on the board at the Nugget. It is sides only as they have down away with the choice for totals.
Another significant change is the entry fee which is now only $1,000. Players are allowed 2 entry maximum. There is 100% return of entry fees and the top 20 will receive payouts.
With the new format and the lower entry fee, I estimate that there will be about 200 entrants. Sign ups began on May 29th and will close on September 4th. We will be providing proxy services for the Golden Nugget again this year.