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The RETURN of the NFL Mock Gambling Thread! [Pre-game info post]


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Some of you may remember back when I did this for IGN, most of you probably don't.  In any case, the stars have finally aligned in a way that I can bring this to D1P for the 2018 NFL season!

 

The Mock Gambling Thread is a competition that is a part gambling, part predicting, and part forecasting contest. The competition lasts for the entirety of the NFL season and is open to all regular board members.  Each player starts with fictitious $1,000 that you can gamble as much or as little as you like on the week's Feature Game. There are two ways to increase your cash:

 

1.  Bet on the outcome of the Featured Game each week (with the spread). The featured game will be chosen each week from among the nationally televised games with the line set from when I post the thread.

2. There will be a number of questions that will ask you to make predictions or to forecast certain outcomes across the NFL during the week. Correct answers earn you cash. You do not lose cash for wrong answers. The types of questions will vary each week, as will the amount of cash they can earn you.

 

The competition will continue through NFL season. At the conclusion of the Super Bowl the user with the most "cash" left will be the winner.

 

THE RULES
1. You make your bet and answer the questions simply by posting on the thread each week with your pick for the featured game along with your bet, followed by your answers to the prediction questions.

2. Everyone starts with $1,000. If a user doesn't start until week 3, they still start with $1,000. Your best bet it to get in early and play every week.

3. If you somehow reach $0 you are not out of the competition. You can't bet on the feature game during weeks that you are broke, but you can answer the prediction questions and hope to earn cash to gamble the following week.

4. IMPORTANT: I will set a deadline for getting your entries for the week in (usually before kick-off of that week's first game). It is imperative that you make your post before the deadline. The entry thread will be locked at the deadline so if you don't get your entry in by then you lose out on the chance to make money that week.

5. I work full time AND coach youth football AND go to school when I can AND have a near crippling gaming addiction AND probably drink too much. Responsibilities and personality flaws allowing, I will attempt to post the results and the next week's game/questions each Tuesday, as early as possible. Keep in mind though that there may be some wackiness here and there based on my schedule and hangovers. Pay attention.

6. For the official recording of stats/yardage NFL.com will be used. Whatever their site says on Tuesday morning is what counts.  No whining.

7. Accounts created within the current calendar month are not eligible to play and any entries from such accounts will not be considered.

 

Prize(s): The winner will be declared the Champion of the 1st D1P Edition of the Mock Gambling Thread and also take home a $50 NFLShop gift card so you can get some swag from your team!

 

WEEK 1 FEATURE GAME AND QUESTIONS WILL BE POSTED ON 9/4!

 

I will repost these rules with every new week's thread.  If you have any questions at all let me know!

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6 hours ago, Keyser_Soze said:

I had no idea what this was, but I'm somewhat intrigued after the bump. :p

It's fun, and besides fantasy football it's a good way to make games you may otherwise not be interested in....interesting. :P

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