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Golden Nugget Las Vegas Gears Up for the Return of the Ultimate Football Challenge This March

Get ready to score a touchdown at Golden Nugget Las Vegas with the return of the Ultimate Football Challenge at the Race and Sports Book. With some of the highest payouts in the city, Golden Nugget is the ultimate destination for fans to place bets all season long with registration starting Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

The format of the Ultimate Football Challenge allows contestants to make seven selections against the spread, from all NFL and college sides—excluding first-half lines—posted on Golden Nugget contest sheets at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

Listed below are the official rules of the Ultimate Football Challenge:
An unlimited number of contestants are allowed to enter for $1,000 each. Each contestant will be allowed to purchase up to three entries. Each entry, regardless of whether the entrant purchases one, two, or three entries, is a completely separate entity.

The final day to register at the Golden Nugget sports book is Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:00 p.m.

Each week the contestant will be required to submit selections in person by Friday at 10 p.m. The following point system will apply each week:

  • If a contestant does not submit their picks in advance of the deadline, they will receive zero 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.
  • All games selected must be played within one day of the original game date. 
  • If not played within one day, the contestant will get zero points for that selection.
  • Contestants are not permitted to play both sides of any one game.

The first week’s games will open for play on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. The final week’s plays will lockout on Friday, January 1, 2021, at 10:00 pm. For the first 16 weeks, 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.
The top twenty finishers by total points will be the contest winners. Finishers that place 11 through 20 will receive $1,000, each. The top ten will receive a percentage of the remaining prize pool with first place obtaining 40 percent, second place being awarded 20 percent and third place getting 10 percent. 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. New this year, guests can now submit their weekly selections through the Golden Nugget mobile sports app. For more information, visit or contact the Race and Sports Book. 


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