$10M In Guaranteed Prizes Up For Grabs In Circa Sports’ Football Contests

Written By Marc Meltzer on June 2, 2021
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Circa Sports will once again be home to two of the largest pro football contests in Nevada. This year, there’s a combined total of $10 million of guaranteed prizes available for contestants in the Circa Sports Million and Circa Survivor contests. This massive prize pool marks the all-time largest pro football contest guarantee in Nevada.

Once again, there’s no administration fee subtracted by Circa Sports. All of the money from contest entry fees will be returned to the participants who qualify for a prize. Any overages will be returned to contest winners.

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Circa Sports Million debuted in 2019. Last year, the company added the Circa Survivor contest. The popularity of the traditional pro football handicapping contest with the new survivor contest forced Circa Sports to up the ante this year. The combined guaranteed prize pools for both contests last year were less than half of this year.

“The demand for our contests in the past years was so high we knew we needed to come back bigger and better than ever,” said Stevens. “Last year we guaranteed $3 million in payouts for Circa Million and we’re pushing to $4 million this year. Survivor was $1 million, and we’re bringing it to $6 million this year for the largest survivor contest ever. With guaranteed prize money totaling $10 million, 2021 is going to be an exciting and competitive football betting season with Circa Sports.”

Sign-ups begin May 28 at all Circa Sports Nevada locations. Circa Sports has expanded with two more locations this year.

  • Circa Resort & Casino
  • Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
  • The D Las Vegas
  • Tuscany Suites & Casino
  • The Pass at Water Street

This year players with an existing Circa Sports mobile sports betting account can sign up for the contests without going into a casino. Contestants can submit picks on the Circa Sports app as well. Out-of-state residents can use a proxy to place weekly picks after signing up in person.

Circa Sports Million III season-long prize pool

For a $1,000 entry fee, Circa Million III has $4 million in total prizes. The contest winner will take home $1 million. The rest of the top 50 contest finishers will earn a piece of $1.9 million. The last place booby prize returns for the second year. The player who participates in the contest all season and finishes with the worst record will take home $100,000.

Here are the prizes available for season-long participants:

  • 1st place: $1,000,000
  • 2nd place: $325,000
  • 3rd place: $275,000
  • 4th place: $225,000
  • 5th place: $175,000
  • 6th place: $125,000
  • 7th place: $100,000
  • 8th place: $90,000
  • 9th place: $80,000
  • 10th place: $70,000
  • 11th place: $60,000
  • 12th place: $50,000
  • 13th place: $40,000
  • 14th place: $30,000
  • 15th place: $25,000

The 16th-50th place finishers will split $230,000. The contestant in last place will win a $100,000 prize.

Quarterly prizes for playing Circa Sports Million III

There will be no less than $250,000 distributed for prizes each “quarter” of the season. All together this is, at minimum, another million-dollar prize pool for Circa Sports Million III.

The prizes will go to the contestants with the best and worst point totals from each of the following segments of weeks:

  • Weeks 1-4
  • Weeks 5-9
  • Weeks 10-13
  • Weeks 14-18

Any overages from contest entries will be distributed quarterly to the participants with the highest point totals.

  • 1st place each quarter: $150,000+
  • 2nd place each quarter: $50,000
  • 3rd place each quarter: $25,000
  • Last place quarter booby prize: $25,000

How to play Circa Sports Million III

The prizes are available to anyone who enters Circa Sports Millions III. The contest entry fee is $1,000 each. Each participant may have up to three entries. Registration begins May 28 and ends at 2 pm on Saturday during NFL Week 1.

Contestants will make five (5) NFL picks against the spread each week. Each correct selection is worth one (1) point. A push is worth one-half (½) of a point.  If picks aren’t entered prior to the weekly deadlines, players receive zero (0) points.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 50 scores for the season. The top 3 scores within each quarter of the season, the last place season score, and the last place score within each quarter of the season will also receive cash prizes as detailed above.

Contest point spreads will be posted every Thursday around 10 am. Selections are due by 3 pm each Saturday for most weeks.  Point spreads will be posted at 10 am Wednesday during Thanksgiving week.

Full Circa Sports Million contest rules can be found here.

How much are Circa Survivor payouts?

Circa Survivor returns for its second season with $6 million total guaranteed payouts. The unique pro football survivor contest includes a $1 million “Undefeated Prize.”

Unlike most survivor contests, this competition will consist of up to 20 legs throughout the year instead of the traditional weekly games. Additionally, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day each stand as their own contest week.

To be eligible for the $1 million undefeated bonus prize, an entrant must select a team playing in the final game on Week 18. This is the last week of the season in both the Circa Survivor contest and the professional football schedule.

Like other similar contests, participants will choose one different team to win straight up each week. Players cannot pick the same team twice for the duration of the season. An entry loses when a selection is incorrect.

Entries are $1,000 each, with a maximum of six (6) entries per participant. Picks are due at 3 pm PT every Saturday or before kickoff of the selected game (whichever is earlier). There are a few exceptions:

Thanksgiving Day: picks are due by 10 pm PT the preceding Wednesday night
Christmas Day: picks are due by 10 pm PT the preceding Friday night
December 26th: picks are due by 9 am PT Sunday, December 26th

Full Circa Survivor contest rules can be found here.

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Marc grew up on the mean streets of the South Bronx. He’s the rare combination of Yankees and Jets fan which explains his often contrarian point of view. Marc is a freelance writer and social media consultant. Writing about steak, booze, gambling and Las Vegas is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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