The Betting Scene: Football Contests at Online Sports Books

With NFL football season upon us, online sportsbooks offer huge contests.

Online sportsbooks are offering more this year than we have seen in the past in terms of NFL football contests and sign-up bonuses. The books are hungry for customers after three months with no sports, so this year's offerings online give players the opportunity to cash in to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

NFL Contests at sports booksFor starters, WagerWeb has a great weekly NFL contest that pays the Top 10 players on the leaderboard with a free play. The top weekly prize is $500 and the runner-up gets $450! On top of these prizes, a perfect card yields a whopping $1000 free play prize. This weekly contest is free to enter but players must be active customers at An active player has made at least 20 plays since July 8th, 2020 or has made a deposit after August 25th, 2020. Players must get on board with WagerWeb prior to the 2020 NFL season to be eligible to play in the Weekly NFL Contest.

Industry giant BetOnline is offering three different NFL contests and starts off the contest feeding frenzy this weekend with a Kentucky Derby Props Contest! Horse racing enthusiasts have to pick 10 Derby prop bets for a shot at $10,000. The only requirement is to be a customer at and place at least $10 worth of wagers on Derby 146. As for football, there are two survivor contests, one for 100K and one for $10,000. The survivor contest for 10K is free to enter, but winner-take-all $100,000 NFL Survivor Contest costs BetOnline customers $25 per entry. Finally, they are giving players a shot at a $100,000 first place prize in their $250,000 Mega Contest. Head to to get involved before it's too late!

NFL contest for super bowlThe Race to the Super Bowl is the big contest being offered by Heritage Sports. In this contest, players must pick the winners of 20 NFL wagers chosen by Heritage. Similar to the OSGA Progressive Pick 'Em, the Race to the Super Bowl is two contests in one - The player or players who have the best weekly record will receive a $1,000 Free Play AND at the end of the regular NFL Season, Heritage will take players' 10 best weekly scores and the player with the highest point total will receive a $25,000 Free Bet on the Super Bowl! In addition, there will be a total of 25 prizes given out at the end of the 2020 NFL season. There is a also a Free Survivor Contest where the surviving pool member will get a prize of $1,000 for active members of

Both America's Bookie, BookMaker and Jazz Sports offer weekly NFL squares contests. Make a deposit at Monday thru Friday, and get a entry into their weekly football square pool, and chance to win HALF or ALL of your biggest deposit made that week. Jazz makes squares interesting with two different offerings - one uses one single set of numbers for each quarter, half and game result, and another in which Jazz reshuffles the numbers for each quarter, half and game. BookMaker runs squares all the time. They have  to buy a "square" for as little as $1 or as much as $100 on any of the offered sporting events. For football, the prizes increase and most NFL games will have squares offerings from

BetNOW is offer an NFL King of the Hill Contest for free for their active players. There is $10,000 in prizes every week with a $10,000 GRAND prize and additional $30,000 in cash prizes at the end of the 2020 NFL season. The player with the most amount of points will be the NFL King of the Hill and will be awarded with the $10,000 Grand Prize. Participants that place from 2nd-30th will get aa portion of $30,000 in cash prizes from

And, as we mentioned in the last Betting Scene, MyBookie has the biggest prize pool that we have seen. Their annual Super Contest, based on the popular Westgate Super Contest has increased the prize pool to a whopping 300K! Similar to what some other sportsbooks are doing, MyBookie also offers a $100,000 Survivor Pool and a smaller Super Contest. Head to and get started before the NFL season.

Finally, we are offering our popular NFL Progressive Pick 'Em for the 15th consecutive football season. Players pick all the games on the board straight-up with no point spread in the OSGA Pro Football Progressive Pick ‘Em, with the goal of picking all the games correctly. This year the OSGA NFL contest will feature different weekly prizes from top online sportsbooks to add to the fun.

Check back every week for The Betting Scene as we will highlight new items of interest in the world of online sports betting.

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