Posting date: 25 May 2023 at 03:10h
Last updated: May 25, 2023 at 03:10h
Circa Sportsbook downtown Las Vegas. The operator promises record payouts in its Million and Survivor NFL Picks Contests. (Image:
Las Vegas Weekly
In 2022, roughly 4,700 contestants signed up for Circa Million IV, meaning the operator faced an overlay north of $1 million. Both contests have a $1,000 entry fee.
This year, there’s a limit of five Circa Million entries per person while Survivor participation is capped at 10 entries per player
.Circa Million DetailsSuccess in Circa Million is largely rooted in participants’ handicapping ability because it’s an against the spread contest.
Each player will make five professional football picks against the spread each week via the Circa Sports Nevada mobile app or in person at a Nevada Circa Sports location. One point will be awarded for each correct selection and one-half point for each push,” according to the statement.
Circa Sports offers mobile sports betting in Colorado and Iowa and soon Illinois in addition to Nevada, but picks for the contestants must be placed in Nevada. Various proxy services in Las Vegas cater to football contestant participants that reside in other states.
“$3.65 million will be allocated amongst places two through 100 and $300,000 of prizes per quarter will be awarded every four to five weeks. The last place booby prize winner will receive $100,000 and second-to-last place booby prize winner will receive $50,000,” added Circa Sports.
Circa Survivor Particulars
Circa Survivor often draws more entries than its Million counterpart because it requires players to select one NFL winner, not against the spread, each week. It’s not as easy as it seems. It’s not as highlighted by the fact that Survivor bled 56% of its entries in week one of the 2022 NFL campaign.
There are other details that make Survivor challenging, including the fact that participants can only select a team once over the course of the season. The contest is 20 weeks long, and not 17 like the NFL’s regular season. In Circa Survivor, the NFL’s Thanksgiving/Black Friday and Christmas Day slates are considered their own weeks.
“Entries are eliminated from the contest by selecting a team that subsequently loses or ties its game that week. Circa concluded that if more than one team remains after 20 legs the pool would be divided equally between all entries who successfully made a selection for the leg.