Offers Free $1 Million Pick’Em Contest To Colorado Football Fans

Written By Ian St. Clair on 08/17/2020 - Last Updated on January 19, 2021

The excitement over the Denver Broncos is back, and wants fans to cash in.

The licensed Colorado sportsbook, owned by the Carousel Group, launched a “$1 Million Pro Football Pick ‘Em” contest that is open to state residents and is free to enter. isn’t live in Colorado yet but plans to be on Sept. 1.

Colorado is the start of an ambitious national sports betting plan for the Carousel Group and Once it’s live in Colorado, the goal is to have licenses in five other states by the end of 2021.

Initially, hopes to settle into New Jersey toward the end of 2020.

The Carousel Group has a market deal for Colorado betting with Johnny Nolon’s Casino in Cripple Creek.

The group will provide the online sportsbook mobile betting app for customers within Colorado state lines.

According to a press release, the pick’em contest began on Aug. 7.

Carousel Group CEO Daniel Graetzer said in the release:

“We want to start building brand awareness in Colorado and what better way to do that than offer a $1 million prize with no cost to participants. We hope this creates some excitement for the upcoming football season and we really hope a Coloradan walks away with the grand prize.” pick’em contest

The great news for Broncos Country and NFL fans is there’s no purchase or payment necessary to enter or win the pick’em contest.

As to how it works …

… The release states the contest focuses on Week 1 of the NFL regular season. The Broncos open the season at home in the second game of the Monday Night Football doubleheader against the Tennessee Titans.

Contestants must pick against the spread and over/under selections for the 16 games to start the 2020 season. Anyone who correctly picks all 32 outcomes will win the $1 million prize.

In the event the $1 million isn’t awarded, the five contestants with the best records will share $10,000 in prizes.

  • First place — $5,000
  • Second place — $3,000
  • Third place — $1,000
  • Fourth place — $500
  • Fifth place — $500

Graetzer said in the release:

“Sports fans and bettors in the great state of Colorado should keep an eye out for upcoming promotions as we move closer to our sportsbook launch on Sept. 1. We know we’re entering a highly competitive market, but we’re excited to show Colorado and the U.S. what we have in store in terms of a uniquely attractive product.”

NFL promos

As the Broncos season inches closer, more and more online sports betting apps will offer promotions to get fans to use them (even if they’re not buying the Drew Lock hype just yet).

After all, 2020 serves as the first chance for fans to dabble in NFL betting in Colorado.

The pick’em contest is the first chance for Colorado sports bettors to get a feel for what’s in store.

Of course, the chance to win $1 million is a great lure.

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Ian is an award-winning sports journalist and a University of Northern Colorado graduate. He’s a Colorado native and has over a decade of experience covering college and professional athletics. He broke into the gambling industry right as Colorado launched legal sports betting in 2020. Ian now manages the sites for some of the biggest gambling markets in North America and is an analyst for PlayColorado.

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