BetRivers And SugarHouse Wager A $500K NFL Pick’em Contest Will Be Big In PA

Written By Katie Kohler on August 6, 2019 - Last Updated on May 4, 2020

If preseason football sends you into a frenzy, then football bettors have a really sweet treat on Monday.

Sister sports betting sites PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers launched a $500,000 Pro Football Pick ‘Em Contest. There is a guaranteed $500,000 in cash prizes for top players. However, payouts will increase if the contest generates more than $500,000 in entry fees.

For the contest, entry fees are going directly into the prize pool. There is no vig.

How to play Pro Football Pick ‘Em

Each week of the NFL regular season, players pick the winners of Sunday and Monday pro football games. It is a straight pick’em; you are not picking against the spread like some other NFL contests.

Whoever picks the most winners at the end of the season collects the $125,000 prize. Five hundred winners will be paid out in cash at the end of the season, in addition to the top weekly score on each site earning $2,500 each week. Also, the biggest loser (aka the entrant with the most incorrect picks) will receive a $2,500 payout.

How to sign up for Pro Football Pick ‘Em

The early bird saves on the entry fee. It’s $125 for players who sign up before Aug. 15. After that date, the registration fee is $150. Players can sign up by visiting or You must have an active player account to enter the competition.

The deadline to sign-up for Pro Football Pick ‘Em is Sept. 8. Multiple entries are permitted, with up to 25 entries on each site.

Players ready to pick ’em must be in Pennsylvania when they submit picks each week in order to participate.

Note this fine print:

  • Contestants must make their weekly picks at the website/mobile app at which they entered the competition. (For clarity, if signed up at, a contestant must enter picks each week at

SugarHouse finishes first again

Sports betting in Pennsylvania is getting a Vegas flair with the state’s first pro football pick ’em contest.

Again, PlaySugarHouse beats competitors to market. In June, it was the first to launch online sports betting in Pennsylvania.

The 2019 NFL season marks the first season in Pennsylvania with legal online sports betting. It’s the reason this contest is offering players a rewarding way to show off their pro football knowledge” according to a press release.

“We are really excited about the upcoming NFL season and know our players are, too,” said President of Rush Street Interactive Richard Schwartz.  “We wanted to make this season even more thrilling for football fans by creating a pick’em game where huge cash prizes will be won. This innovative contest gives our players a fun way to get in on all the exhilarating sports betting action.”

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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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