Online Sportsbook’s Football Contests
Another season of football in both the college ranks and the pros in the NFL means another golden opportunity to make some money betting on the games. All the top online sportsbooks in the sports betting industry are gearing up for another run to the College Football Playoff Championship Game in early January and the NFL’s Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Along with a full board of betting action for each and every week of the football season, most online sportsbooks also offer weekly football contests to add even more excitement to the action on the field. Some of these contests are free to join if you have an active online betting account. Other contests may require an upfront entry fee, but the money up for grabs is well worth the investment.
Types of Football Contests
One of the most common contests for football season tests your overall handicapping skills. Each week you need to pick the winners of specified games against the spread. Points are awarded for every correct pick and added to your total score for the entire season. Some contests will award cash prizes at the halfway point and there are usually a set number of cash prizes for the players with the most points at the end of the regular season. There could be separate contests for college football and the NFL.
America’s Bookie provides a full array of sports betting contests for you to play. For more information regarding our sports betting contests. Sports Betting Contests
Another extremely popular contest for football is a survivor pool. Usually tied to the 17-week NFL regular season schedule, you need to pick one team to win straight-up each week. The catch is that you can only use a specific team once. If your team wins that week, you move on. If your team loses, you are out. Depending on the specific rules, a contestant may have to pick a different winner for all 17 weeks or simply be the last man standing among everyone that was entered. In case of ties, the total prize money is normally split among everyone still eligible to win.
Some football contests are tied to a specific day or time. There might be a Thursday night contest for college football and a Monday night football contest for the NFL. Some contests use the classic “squares” concept where each contestant gets a number for each side in a game. If the score at the end of a quarter, first half and the actual game match those two numbers, that person wins. This is purely a game of chance, but a fun way to try and win some extra cash or prizes.
Other Online Sportsbook Football Bonuses, Incentive & Promotions
Football is big business at any online bookie and they are always looking for ways to attract sports bettors to their sites. The most common offer on the table for new online betting accounts is a generous welcome bonus tied to your initial deposit. These offers are also tied to certain rollover requirements which is the number of times the amount of the initial deposit and bonus money must be bet.
Some books will give you a risk-free bet for trying out a new service such as mobile betting, a live in-game wager or a first-time crypto deposit. If you win that bet, there may be a rollover requirement to collect.
Reduced juice is a great way to extend your betting bankroll. Instead of paying the standard 10 percent commission to place a bet, that rate is reduced to five percent on certain betting options.
You can also earn cash back or a free play incentive when you refer your family, friends and acquaintances to the book where you place your bets. You bonus is tied to the initial deposit your referral makes to open a new account.