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Kelly Stewart visits Golden Nugget Race & Sports Book Director Tony Miller at their brand new sportsbook to get the details on The Ultimate Football Challenge that includes both NFL and College Football sides and paying back 100% of the entry fees to the top 20 finishers (1st place will take home 40% of the prize pool).
Don’t live in the state of Nevada? No worries! You can use a proxy (don’t worry, proxies are not eligible to collect any prize money on behalf of the “Official Contestant”) and the official Proxy Service for the The Ultimate Football Challenge used by WagerTalk is Kelly in Vegas Proxy Service.
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ULTIMATE FOOTBALL CHALLENGE 2018 (Presented by the Golden Nugget Sports Book and hosted by The Las Vegas Sportsline, airing on ESPN Radio (1100 AM, 100.9 FM) Rules:
Registration opens at the Golden Nugget sports book at 12PM on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
An unlimited number of contestants are allowed to enter for $1,000 each. Each contestant will be allowed to purchase up to two entries. Each entry, regardless of whether the entrant purchases one or two entries, is a completely separate entity. Payment will be accepted in cash or Golden Nugget chips only.
The deadline to register at the Golden Nugget sports book is Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10PM.
All persons age 21 and over who are not excluded from the Golden Nugget sportsbook are eligible to enter the contest. Each contestant (and proxy if applicable) must provide valid government ID certifying their age and identity, and must also provide a Social Security number if applicable.
Each contestant must choose an entry name. The name can be an alias, or the contestant’s name if they so choose. All names are subject to approval of Golden Nugget management.
Contestants are allowed to designate up to two proxies who have the authority to enter weekly plays. Each contestant must designate their proxies, if they so choose, upon registering for the contest. No late proxy additions will be accepted. Only the contestant, and not the proxy, will be eligible to receive the prize money.
The Golden Nugget will record the contestants’ plays, with lines posted as of 2 PM on Wednesdays, on an official contest form.
For the seventeen weeks of the contest, each contestant makes seven selections against the spread, from all NFL sides and college sides – excluding first-half lines – posted on Golden Nugget contest sheets at 2PM on Wednesdays.
The deadline to submit selections each week is 10PM Fridays – this deadline is FIRM. If a contestant does not submit their picks in advance of the deadline, they will receive no points for the week.
Each winning selection will be worth one point, with a tied selection being worth half a point.
Only the ticket generated when the entrant submits their picks will be accepted as a valid entry.
Picks may not be voided once the contestant leaves the wagering counter.
All games selected must be played within one (1) day of original game date. If not played within one (1) day, contestant will get zero (0) points for that selection. Contestants are not permitted to play both sides of any one game.
All rules not explicitly stated above will be covered by existing Golden Nugget house rules.
The contest consists of seventeen weeks.
The first week’s games will open for play on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 2PM.
The final week’s plays will lock out on Friday, December 28, at 10PM.
All college and NFL games scheduled to take place between Wednesday at line release time and the close of play Monday which have lines at the time of each weekly release will be available for wagering.
A full 100% of the entry fees will be returned to contestants as prize money.
The top twenty finishers by total points will be the contest winners.
Finishers 11-20 will receive $1,000 each.
The top ten will receive a percentage of the remaining prize pool, as follows:
1st place: 40%
2nd place: 20%
3rd place: 10%
4th and 5th place: 7% each
6th and 7th place: 5% each
8th through 10th place: 2% each
In the event of a tie for any paying position, the total amount allotted to the tied positions will be divided equally among all players tying for the tied positions.
Any contestant whose actions threaten the integrity of the contest, as ruled by Golden Nugget sports book director Tony Miller, can be eliminated from the contest without a refund.
The contest schedule and weekly plays will be posted at the Golden Nugget sports book and GoldenNugget.com/lasvegas/ with the weekly schedule also posted at LVsportsnetwork.com and TheLasVegasSportsline.com.