For years the only way for Americans to enjoy NFL Super Contests was if they lived in Nevada or a short drive away, but thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the U.S. gambling ban last year they’re now available on the internet. Last week we told you how to enter the MyBookie SuperContest for 2019 and were quite impressed with the size of their $100,000 prize, however, now another site has stepped up and blown that promotion right out of the water.
Please welcome the BetOnline Mega Pickem Contest for the 2019 NFL season that’s handing over a massive $250,000 in cash prizes to the winners at the end of the year. If you like long-term action and excitement that unfolds over a few months, you definitely don’t want to sleep on this promo.
The rules are pretty much identical to the ones you’d find for the Super Contest at the Westgate Sportsbook in Las Vegas, with a few little tweaks since it’s online. Every week you pick 5 games against the spread (ATS) and earn a point for each one that’s correct, obviously meaning the highest score possible is 85 points (5 games x 17 weeks). The contest continues until the end of the season and whoever is on top of the leaderboard takes a piece of the pie with 1st place receiving $100,000 and amounts then reducing accordingly for the next 39 players.
The entry fees are kind of hefty but when there’s a quarter of a million dollars on the line, they pretty much have to be. There’s a sliding price scale depending on how many entries you buy, with three different levels.
- 1 = $250 Each
- 2 or 3 = $200 Each
- 4 or 5 = $150 Each
Other rules to note are that the odds will not change once posted and all spreads will have a .5 on the end of them to avoid pushes. Also, if a game is postponed or cancelled it will count as a win in the standings so look long and hard at those Tampa Bay home games in September since they’re always hit with lightning storms in the 3rd quarter (seriously, go look it up).
The deadline to enter is September 8th so get it in gear and register at the BetOnline Sportsbook today to get entered. There’s simply nothing more enjoyable (or more enraging) than a 17 week battle involving professional football and handicapping, screaming at countless missed field goals along the way.
For anyone interested, here’s the full payout schedule for the BOL 2019 Mega Contest to get you in the mood: