Golden Nugget Ultimate Football Challenge

The Golden Nugget has once again changed the format of its football contest. This new version is called the Ultimate Football Challenge. It is a straight contest that runs for 17 weeks coinciding with the NFL season. Contestants participate by making 7 selections a week against the spread – you may choose from all college and NFL sides on the contest sheet.




Sign up Info

  • Entry fee is $1,000
  • 3 entry max. per contestant; must be 21 years old
  • Proxies are permitted to submit weekly picks
  • Out-of-state and in-state contestants may use proxies
  • Registration begins March 8th
  • Deadline to sign up is Tuesday September 3rd at 10pm

Contest Information

  • Pick 7 games a week against the spread
  • Pick NFL or College sides (excluding 1st half lines)
  • Lines come out 2pm on Wednesdays
  • Picks are due by 10pm on Fridays
  • Winning picks receive 1 point; ties receive 1/2 point
  • Click here for the Official Contest Rules

Prize Money

  • Amount of prize money is determined by number of entries
  • It is estimated that there will be 350-400 entries
  • 100% of all entry fees will be returned as prize money
  • Places 11-20 receive $1,000
  • The remaining prize money will distributed as per the contest rules
  • 1st Place: 40%
  • 2nd Place: 20%
  • 3rd Place: 10%
  • 4th-5th Place: 7% each
  • 6th-7th Place: 5% each
  • 8th-10th Place: 2% each
  • See the Official Contest Rules for more information