1. Sponsorship

The Bookies Battle is sponsored by Gaming Today (Gaming Today or the “Sponsor”), a publication of Catena Media, 8565 South Easter Avenue, Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89123. 

2. Eligibility

Gaming Today’s Bookies Battle (the “Bookies Battle” or the “Contest”) is open to individuals who work as a bookmaker at a legal US sportsbook (the “Participants”). Company employment may be verified. Employees or contractors of Gaming Today, its related entities, or other individuals prohibited by local law are not eligible to participate. 

Contest is void where prohibited by law. 

3. Agreement to Rules

By entering into this Contest, Participants agree to abide by Gaming Today’s rules and decisions. Gaming Today has the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify entries at its sole discretion. Participants in the Bookies Battle agree to accept the decision of Gaming Today as final and binding. Participants agree that their names and picks will be made publicly available on the Gaming Today Bookies Battle Leaderboard. 

4. Entry Period

The Bookies Battle will run during the 2023-2024 NFL season, through and including the 2024 Super Bowl 58. Participants must enter the contest by Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

5. How to Enter And Participate

After the initial entry prior to 8 p.m. ET on Sept. 7, 2023, Participants must select their picks each week via the Gaming Today Bookies Battle website. 

Login to the Bookies Battle each week between Tuesday 12 p.m. ET and Thursday 8 p.m. ET* and submit your picks for that week. Only one entry is allowed per person. Picks must be made manually. Any participant found to be using fraudulent means of entry in circumvention of the rules may result in Gaming Today invalidating a Participant’s entries. Gaming Today reserves the right to add a pick after the official time in its sole discretion. 

*The weekly deadline may change based on the NFL schedule but will always be prior to kickoff of each week’s first game.

If there are no odds for a particular game by 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday, then that game will be removed from the Contest. If a game is canceled due to COVID-19 or other occurrences controlled by the NFL, then that game will be removed from the Contest. 

6. Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top Participants on the leaderboard (the “Winners”) as follows:

  1. At the close of the regular season, the Participant with the most accurate picks will receive a prize of $3,000.
  2. At the close of the regular season, the Participant with the second most accurate picks will receive a prize of $1,000. 
  3. Quarterly prizes of $500 will be awarded to the Participant with the most accurate picks for these periods: Weeks 1-5, Weeks 6-9, Weeks 10-13, Weeks 14-18.
  4. The top 10 Participants on the leaderboard at the end of the regular season as defined by the NFL, plus four quarterly winners, will be eligible to participate in the playoff portion of the Contest. The Participant with the most accurate picks through the playoffs and the Super Bowl will receive a prize of $2,000.  

Acceptance of the prize grants Gaming Today the permission to use the Winners’ entry, name, and likeness for advertising promotion, and trade without further compensation or remuneration unless prohibited by law. 

For any prize awarded more than $600, Gaming Today will collect the Winners’ social security number and issue a Form 1099 for US Federal Tax Purposes. 

7. Selection and Notification of the Winners

Winners will be selected based on the leaderboard at the end of each designated quarterly period and at the end of the NFL season. The Playoff Winner will be selected based on the leaderboard after completion of the Super Bowl. 

In the event of a tie, Participants may be asked to submit predicted final scores of certain games. Should ties remain after predicted scores are considered, prizes will be evenly distributed among the Winners in that category. 

Winners will be notified via email by Gaming Today within seven days. The Winners have up to seven days to claim their prize or the prize may be forfeited. Gaming Today is not liable for the Winners’ failure to receive notification of winning if the Winner provided the wrong email address or if the Winner’s email security settings caused the prize notification not to be delivered. 

8. Terms & Conditions

Gaming Today reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Contest in the event that circumstances beyond our control impact the security, fairness, proper conduction, or administration of the contest. Gaming Today reserves the right to disqualify any Participant who violates the terms and conditions and reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law in cases where a Participant has caused deliberate damage or undermined the legal operation of the contest.

9. Limitation of Liability

Participants’ entry into the contest constitutes their agreement to release and hold harmless Gaming Today, Catena Media, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, and employees against all claims or liability resulting from direct or indirect participation in the contest. 

10. Disputes

Any dispute arising under this contest shall be handled exclusively under the laws of Nevada. 

11. Acceptance of and Agreement to All of the Official Rules

Acceptance of the Gaming Today Bookies Battle Terms and Conditions is required for participation in the contest. By checking the box on the Bookies Battle, you, the Participant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules. 

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