Still waiting for sports to come back? Me too. DraftKings is apparently feeling that same way. Luckily, they’ve got some interesting FREE-TO-PLAY pools, where you can win REAL prizes.
Introducing DraftKings reality TV pools. Wait, what?
FYI: You should NOT be gambling during all this downtime just to fight boredom. These pools from DraftKings Sportsbook aren’t gambling at all – they are 100% free-to-play pools with chances to win some sweet prizes.
These fun-for-all pools offer some new ways to get involved with all the reality TV shows you have been binging on.
Don’t deny it, you love every minute of trashy reality TV.
Here’s a rundown of some of the fun, free and non-gambling action on top reality TV shows from one of the nation’s best NJ gambling websites:
If you or someone you know loves cooking competitions, this is a great contest to enter. Maybe go on-demand or to a streaming service and catch up with the Food Network series about chefs preparing amazing dishes from unusual circumstances.
The DraftKings pool for Tuesday’s episode features 12 prop questions for a share of $1,000. The questions have 2-6 options and are fairly easy to grasp. Log in and lock in the answers before the 9 PM EST airing.
MTV Challenge 4/8:
This is the “reality” of where we are today in the world of NJ online gambling.
(Get it? I said, “reality” because it’s a reality show. Ok, you don’t get it, or you would have laughed.)
Those of us who are old enough to remember when MTV only ran SOME reality shows probably remember when Real World and Road Rules participants started to face off in the Challenge Show on MTV. It’s still on the air.
Guess some contestants don’t wanna go back to regular lives.
The concept is pretty straightforward: People are assigned teams and compete in challenges of brawn and brain (mostly brawn considering its reality TV). Those who do well avoid elimination.
Eventually, people get sent home and the last one standing wins money but usually comes back to do more seasons.
This pool has 13 questions and a $1,000 prize for Wednesday night. Most of the questions are multiple-choice, with the exception of asking if Johnny Bananas will make a toast. I’ve started watching him on 1st Look, the show that runs after Saturday Night Live in my market. I prefer to sleep.
This summer will mark the 20th anniversary of network television’s original reality elimination contest. Yes, that makes us old.
The show is still on Wednesday nights on CBS and is still going. Whether we’ll need it after the pandemic ends is a question for later. For now, there’s $1,000 at stake by answering 12 questions on the show. Enter by 8 PM EST on Wednesday.
Real Housewives 4/9:
Even by reality television standards, this show is polarizing. The various editions have offered a glimpse into the lives of wealthy women across the country and showing money can’t buy happiness, or class, or even civil social interactions.
Thursday’s 12 questions focused around the NY series, for a $1,000 FREE pool. These are all two-option questions, which include a total on crying and whether drinks will be thrown or threaten to be thrown. It’s almost absurd and chaotic enough to make one want to watch.
Top Chef 4/9:
People are trying to learn to cook better while this pandemic rages. This is a good idea. I posted dinner last night on my Gram and thought I was being clever with tagging #quarantinecuisine. Turns out that’s an account already and well trending.
Top Chef has created some megastars in the food world and launched big careers in the restaurant industry. The pool for Thursday night’s show will offer $1,000 for anyone who can answer 15 questions on the show’s results, the largest menu on the prop board.
Arnold Rothstein, the main gambler associated with the Black Sox scandal of 1919, was so scrupulous and involved a bettor it was said the only thing he didn’t wager on was the weather. That was the only thing he couldn’t fix.
Well, there’s a pool on the weather for Thursday. Guess the over/under for highs in 14 American cities for a shot at a $1,000 prize.
Harry Potter Popularity 4/12:
The girlfriend and I watched the first six movies over the course of a week while they were free on-demand. I never got into it since I figured it was kids’ stuff. They’re not bad, if a bit long.\
This is the shortest pool with 10 questions and a $1,000 prize. However, unlike reality shows or the weather, these involve the answers from entrants. Go with your heart or guess which option is most popular to win.
NFL Pools 6/1:
While we have no idea when we’ll have live games, the NFL has promised us we’ll at least have the draft later this month. Also, April is usually when the league releases schedules. Hopefully, they keep with that, regardless of the uncertainty around when games will play.
This is more like what sports betting fans know: answer 12 questions on prediction for division winners and playoff results.
We have a good idea of what will happen with free agency. The draft will likely answer some questions but present new ones.
Each month any Golden Nugget player who wants to can join the race
If you have been competing since the beginning of the year in the hope of being one of the 50 top players for the Golden Nugget year-end leaderboard, you already know that April marks leg 4 of this exciting race. All of the leaderboard points you earn in April will be added to those you earned from January through March to give you your grand total for the year so far.
Of course, after April, there are eight more months left to go before the finish line, which means at this stage, the race is still wide open. There are plenty of opportunities to keep racking up more points.
New participants are welcome, too
As for the rest of you who would love to experience the fun and excitement of the April race, it’s also not too late for you to opt-in for a chance to win. Participation in previous races this year is not required.
Missing the first three months would probably put you out of the running for one of the top prizes at the end of the year.
However, one great thing about the Golden Nugget races is that there’s a new race every month with its own set of prizes. There are also Weekly Missions with more prizes up for grabs. Simply enter today or whenever you’re ready, and you’re off to the races!
How to participate in the Golden Nugget April race
This month, Golden Nugget Online Casino has $60,000 in bonus money prizes up for grabs. The top 500 players on the leaderboard will each get a share. But the biggest share–$10,000–is reserved for the winner!
The April race started on April 1 and continues until 11:59 p.m. on April 30. If you wish to participate, here is what you need to do to get started.
- Log into your GoldenNuggetCasino.com account as soon as possible.
- Go to Available Bonuses and opt into the Golden Nugget April $ 60, 000 Heist
- Make a single deposit of $20 or more.
- Start playing!
In April, as in every other month, all of your real money wagering on GoldenNuggetCasino.com counts towards earning leaderboard points, but with different weightings based on the type of game. You will also earn leaderboard points each day you deposit $50 or more into your Golden Nugget online account.
The following table shows you at a glance how many points you will receive for different types and amounts of player activity.
Awarding of prizes
At the end of the month, the top 500 players on the leaderboard will all qualify for a prize. All prizes will be in the form of bonus money rather than immediately withdrawable cash. However, the wagering requirements to clear the bonus are minimal.
As you can see from the distribution of prizes shown below, the amounts range all the way from tiny ($5) to tremendous ($10,000 for first place). Unfortunately, half of the 500 prizewinners will have to settle for a token bonus of only $5.
- 1stplace: $10,000 free play bonus
- 2ndplace: $8,000 free play bonus
- 3rdplace: $6,000 free play bonus
- 4thplace: $5,000 free play bonus
- 5thplace: $4,000 free play bonus
- 6thplace: $3,000 free play bonus
- 7thplace: $2,000 free play bonus
- 8thplace: $1,500 free play bonus
- 9thplace: $1,250 free play bonus
- 10thplace: $1,000 free play bonus
- 11th-15thplace: $750 free play bonus
- 16th-20thplace: $500 free play bonus
- 21st-25thplace: $250 free play bonus
- 26th-50thplace: $100 free play bonus
- 51st-100thplace: $75 free play bonus
- 101st-125thplace: $50 free play bonus
- 126th-150thplace: $30 free play bonus
- 151st-200thplace: $15 free play bonus
- 201st-250thplace: $10 free play bonus
- 251st-500thplace: $5 free play bonus
All prizes will be determined and announced by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.
Wagering requirements for the bonus
You can choose either a casino bonus or a sports bonus. However, you must pick one or the other. At this time, with all of the major sports canceled, you will probably prefer the casino bonus.
All of the prizes in the April race and other monthly races are called free play bonuses. That’s because if you clear the bonus, as recommended, with any of well over 600 slot games or with sports bets, you only have to wager the bonus 1x.
See the Golden Nugget website or my article on the January race for other terms and conditions and a detailed description of the Weekly Missions and the year-long Million Dollar Race.