Ultimate Football Challenge

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas has its own handicapping event in the form of an ATS betting contest. For a tiny entry fee of $1,000 – you can enter up to three times! For this one, you get to make ATS picks for pro and college football. During the 17-week contest period, you have the chance to win big. You have to make seven picks per week on both the college and NFL games of your choice. The more you correctly predict which teams will cover the spread whether it’s the LSU Tigers over Alabama Crimson Tide or the Seattle Seahawks over the Los Angeles Chargers, the better chance you have of coming out on top.

Although this contest hasn’t been around as long as SuperContest, we predict big things to come. The winner takes home 97 percent of the entry fees which is a huge chunk of change. The top 11-20 finishers also receive a prize, as do the top 10. If you haven’t entered yet, you can still prove to the betting world that you’ve got what it takes to make smart picks.

As with the SuperContest, non-Nevada residents must use a proxy to present their picks in-person.

Learn more about the Golden Nugget's Ultimate Football Challenge.

Team Odds Shark

The four 2019 Ultimate Football Challenge entrants competing for Team Odds Shark bragging rights will be Cousin Sal and his Degenerate Trifecta from the Against All Odds podcast.

Cousin Sal

A stalwart of the industry, Cousin Sal's name is synonymous with sports betting. He currently hosts the Against All Odds podcast for The Ringer and can be seen on FS1's flagship sports betting program, Lock It In.


One-third of Sal's Degenerate Trifecta, Harry is a lovable enigma and Las Vegas veteran who has seen and done it all in the sports betting world. Hit him up with your best Division III NCAA Lacrosse bets.

The Parlay Kid

As his nickname suggests, Darren "Parlay Kid" Szokoli loves a good combo bet. Check out his content as a regular contributor on the Against All Odds podcast.

Brother Bri

The younger brother of The Parlay Kid, Brian "Brother Bri" Szokoli feels most at home when he's sweating a hand at the blackjack table.

Standings and Picks

ContestantWeek 17 PicksOverall Record
Harry GagnonCFB: Iowa St +3.5, Clemson -2, Utah -7, Auburn -7, UL-Lafayette -14
NFL: Bengals +2.5, Giants +4.5
The Parlay KidCFB: Washington St +3, Penn St -7, Texas +7
NFL: Titans -3.5, Colts -3.5, Falcons Pick'em, Eagles -4.5
Cousin SalCFB: Pittsburgh -11.5, Temple +4.5, Oklahoma +13.5, Ohio St +2
NFL: Jaguars +3.5, Giants +4.5, Ravens +2
Brother BriCFB: Notre Dame -3.5, Clemson -2, Texas +7, Wisconsin -2.5

NFL: Vikings -1, Chiefs -8.5, 49ers -3