Golden Nugget’s $1 Million Golden Gridiron Kicks Off

The NFL is back; so is Golden Nugget Atlantic City’s $1 Million Golden Gridiron game.

The $1 Million Golden Gridiron game runs through Dec. 30 this year, offering members of the Golden Nugget’s 24K Select club loyalty program the opportunity to win more than $250,000 in cash and free play. Of course, there’s also $1 million up for grabs for anyone who can pick at least 193 games correctly throughout the entire NFL regular season.

Fan Zone kiosks

24K Select members can enter by making picks for all Sunday and Monday NFL games at Fan Zone kiosks in the Main Atrium at Golden Nugget Atlantic City. Point spreads are not used. Picks must be made between Tuesdays and Sundays at noon local time.

Players can enter once a day for a total of six times per week. Only the best entry each week is used toward a player’s season-long tally.

Every week, the player with the most correct picks will earn $5,000 in cash. Second gets $1,500, and third earns $1,000. Additionally, all entries are put in a weekly draw for $7,500 in free play. That’s $50 in free play to 150 randomly selected participants every week.

Of course, entry into Golden Nugget Atlantic City’s $1 Million Golden Gridiron is free for all members of the 24K Select club.

In addition to picking winners, entrants are asked to choose a combined score in a selected game each week. In the event of a tie for the most winners picked, that score is used as a tiebreaker. If there is still a tie, whichever entry was submitted first takes the prize.


The names of all winning entries are posted on the Golden Nugget Gridiron website after 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Winners are also notified by email.

Cash winnings can be claimed at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City Casino Cage after 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Winners have 14 days to claim the prize.

Free Play is automatically loaded to all players’ 24K Select cards. It can be downloaded any time after 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Winners have 14 days to download Free Play as well.

The $1 million grand prize

There is only one $1 million grand prize. It is split among all players who pick at least 193 of the 233 Sunday and Monday NFL games in the 2018 season correctly. If no one manages that feat, no Grand Prize will be awarded.

The $1,000,000 is paid out as a 40-year annuity. That means 40 equal annual installments of $25,000 each.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City sports betting

Golden Nugget Atlantic City also launched sports betting at the facility on Aug. 15, allowing gamblers to bet on NFL games and other sports.

After running sports wagering at a temporary location, Golden Nugget opened The SportsBook at the end of August. The 2,500-square-foot sportsbook moved in where the poker room once was, just off the Main Atrium.

The facility features seating for over 100 people, 57 TVs (four of them big screens), nine self-service betting kiosks, and four ticket windows.