Free $10,000 Football Betting Contest: How To Play

Free $10,000 football betting contest

Gridiron Gamble is pleased to welcome TheLines back as presenting sponsor of the podcast for the 2022 pro football season, and we’re even happier to share the great news that TheLines is running a special free-to-play $10,000 football betting contest.

That’s right, TheLines is putting up $10,000 in cash prizes and it’s absolutely free to play. First place is worth $3,000, so you’re not going to want to miss out.

How To Play

Entering is easy. Just follow these steps.

  1. Register and create a profile at
  2. Join the Beat TheLines contest at this link
  3. Join TheLines Discord server and make sure your contest team name matches your Discord name
  4. Follow TheLines on Twitter and/or subscribe to TheLines‘ YouTube channel

Once you’re signed up and in the contest, you’re going to want to focus on winning. After all, winning can lead to a big payday.

In order to win, contestants will want to earn as many points as possible over the course of the 18-week regular season. Contestants are to make five weekly NFL picks against the spread. One point will be earned for every correct selection, and zero points will be awarded for incorrect picks.

Point spreads for the contest will be posted weekly on Tuesdays during the 18-week regular season. Selections must be made by 1 p.m. ET on each Sunday of the contest.

Of course, what would be a contest without a fun wrinkle, right? Unlike the Las Vegas uperContest or Circa Sports Million that uses fixed point spreads during a contest week, the Beat TheLines contest will utilize dynamic point spreads based on betting odds from real sportsbooks. That means that you may not have the same point spreads as another contestant.

Contestants are welcome to adjust their picks leading up to the Sunday deadline, but keep in mind that doing so will adjust picks for all five selections as all five must be made at once. For further rules and information, please refer to the contest’s official rules.

$10,000 Up for Grabs

TheLines is giving away $10,000 in cash prizes for the Beat TheLines contest. The winner will take home a $3,000 first-place prize, and the top 10 places on the leaderboard at the end of the season will win a prize as follows.

1st: $3,000
2nd: $1,500
3rd: $1,000
4th: $750
5th: $500
6th: $250
7th: $250
8th: $250
9th: $250
10th: $250

Additionally, there are four quarter prizes up for grabs, with $500 going to each quarterly winner. The quarters are broken down as Weeks 1-4, Weeks 5-9, Weeks 10-13, and Weeks 14-18.

In the case of ties, prizes will be split evenly among the contestants who are tied.

Lastly, any contestant to finish above every member of TheLines team will win a t-shirt.

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to to play for your share of $10,000 this NFL season.

I've made the gambling industry my home for more than 12 years, working extensively in the worlds of poker and sports betting as an operations, media, and marketing professional. I eat too much pizza and absolutely love Las Vegas. Find me on Twitter at @Donnie_Peters.

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