The NFL season for 2021 will start on September 9, 2021. Besides football fanatics, those who are into sports betting are also looking forward to it. Football handicapping lets bettors join in the contest and pick the teams that they think will win the game for a chance of winning the pot money. The terms may vary from one challenge to another, but that is the general idea of it. If you are interested in betting, here are popular football handicapping challenges for the 2021 NFL season.
DraftKings Pro Football Millionaire Pick ’em
Most contests require you to register personally in a sportsbook. However, there are now those that allow online registration, and one of them is DraftKings Pro Football Millionaire Pick ’em. It’s considered the biggest pick’em tournament worldwide that operates online. Although web-based, you still need to register and make your pick from a state where it is regulated.
There is a limit of three entries per person with an entry fee of $1,500. The prize pool is $4 million, with the first place set to receive $1 million. The top 135 entries will get a prize. There is a rake of 6% per entry, which is equivalent to $90. Registration for the challenge is until September 12, 2021, at 1:00 pm. Pick the teams that will win for a game week, and you win if you have the most numbers of correct picks. You can also choose one bye week or a week where you will not choose to bet.
Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest
It was the first football handicapping challenge that started in 1989. The Westgate SuperBook SuperContest requires the participant to register personally at Westgate in Las Vegas. If planning to use a proxy, they need to sign up with the presence of the latter. The proxy can then do the picking for them, which is convenient for those who reside out of the state. The deadline for registration is a day earlier than DraftKings. It’s September 11, 2021, at 3:00 pm.
You need to pay $1,000 to enter the contest, and there is also a limit of three entries per individual. With the season extending to 18 weeks, the contest has six three-week challenges and three six-week challenges. Three winners for the six three-week challenge will win $75,000, $25,000, and $5,000, respectively. For the three six-week challenge, there will be five winners with the prizes $100,000, $50,000, $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 at stake. There is no rake for this challenge.
Circa Sports Million III
Circa is a close competitor of Westgate. The registration period ends on September 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm. The entry fee is $1,000 with every participant limited to only three entries. It also doesn’t have a rake. Each week, bettors must pick five games on the spread. The top 50 entries are guaranteed payment, with the first place taking home $1 million. Registration in person is also a must, and it allows proxy, although, like Westgate, both participant and proxy must be present when signing up.
Be sure to know the terms of each football handicapping challenge that you will join before signing up and betting to ensure that you understand how it works.