Golden Nugget Ultimate Football Challenge

The Golden Nugget Ultimate Football Challenge runs for 18 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 ups – Begin 6/30/23 

  • Entry fee is $1,000 – 3 entry max. per contestant
  • Must be 21 years old and must sign up in person
  • Proxies are permitted to submit weekly picks
  • Registration begins on July 1st
  • Deadline to sign up is September 6th 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 300-400 entries
  • 97% 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