The NFL season is in full swing, and so is one of the longest-running free football contests in Las Vegas. Throughout the 17-week season, Boyd Gaming is giving away $500,000 as a part of its $500,000 Pick The Pros contest.
In fact, Boyd Gaming is giving away $30,000 every week. This includes a minimum $10,000 guaranteed top prize each week. The top prize will go to the B Connected player loyalty club members who can pick the most winners from selected games during each week.
Picking weekly NFL winners
No point spreads are used in this contest; participants must predict outright winners.
In the event of a tie between two or three players, the $30,000 weekly prize will be split between them. However, if there are four or more winning entries in a week, a $10,000 top prize will go to the player who most accurately predicted the score in a selected tie-breaker game.
Additionally, if there is still a tie, the $10,000 prize will go to the earliest entry. The $20,000 in weekly prize money remaining will be split between the rest of the winning entries.
Free for B Connected members
B Connected player loyalty club members are allowed three free entries each week. However, Sapphire-level members receive an additional entry. Plus, Emerald card holders get two additional entries.
Additional bonus entries may be awarded through other marketing programs, but no player can have more than five in a week.
Contestants can enter their weekly picks at kiosks located inside participating Boyd Gaming properties between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Sunday local time.
A Quickpicks option is available at the kiosk, which will automatically make game random game selections. Additionally, there is a Home Team button, which will select home teams. Plus, there is a Favorites button, which will automatically select the teams favored at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. In the event there is no point spread set, the home team is considered the favorite.
The kiosks provide a printed copy of all entries, but this ticket is not required to claim a prize.
Boyd Gaming properties
Participating Boyd Gaming properties in Las Vegas include:
- The Orleans Hotel & Casino
- Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
- Suncoast Hotel & Casino
- Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas
- California Hotel Casino
- Fremont Hotel & Casino
- Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel
The $500,000 Pick The Pros contest runs through the 17-week regular season and not through the playoffs. Moreover, it is a weekly contest only, with no additional prizes for season-long success.
Contestants can check to see if they’ve won by swiping their B Connected card at a kiosk any time after 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Prizes less than $600 will be added to the contestant’s B Connected account in the form of points redeemable for cash back. All prizes of $600 or more must be validated by the sports book and cashed at the main casino cashier cage.
Winners become void if they are not claimed within 14 days of the weekly results being posted.