Circa Sports Pro Football Competitions Return, Offering $12m in Guaranteed Combined Prize Pools

  • Circa Survivor and Circa Million IV contests will officially begin in August
  • The cost of entry for each contest is $1,000
  • Circa Sports first held the Circa Million in 2019 and the Circa Survivor in 2020
  • Circa Sports currently has online sportsbooks in Iowa, Nevada, and Colorado
Closeup of the ball about to be snapped at an Atlanta Falcons game
Circa Sports has announced that its two popular pro football competitions are returning this year, with a total guaranteed prize pool of $12m. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Looking ahead to the new season

Circa Sports is bringing back its popular pro football competitions ahead of the NFL’s 2022-2023 season. The Las Vegas-based sports betting brand has announced that there will be $12m guaranteed prize pools up for grabs between the two contests combined and it will take no rake. The $1,000 buy-in Circa Survivor and Circa Million IV contests will officially begin in August, with numerous events taking place throughout the month to celebrate the return.

in addition to the cash prizes, there will also be other incentives for participants

In addition to the cash prizes, there will also be other incentives for participants, including hotel stays. The VSiN sports betting network is sponsoring a number of events in downtown Las Vegas during August. They include cocktail parties, music concerts, and a preview party for the upcoming season.

Year after year

Circa Sports has built a reputation for running exciting sports competitions where big money is up for grabs. In 2019, it went live with the Circa Sports Million contest for the first time, carrying a guaranteed prize of $1m. The contest ran throughout the NFL season; players could win each quarter of the season, as well as the grand prize.

Participants make five NFL picks each week against the spread for the Circa Million contest, while they select a different NFL team each week for the Circa Survivor contest.

In order for the first contest to be profitable, Circa Sports had to attract 1,500 entries. It surpassed that target, getting over 1,875 entries in the first year. The Circa Survivor contest launched in 2020; both contests also returned last year with a combined prize pool of $10m.

A popular sportsbook

Circa Sports has been in business since June 2019 and is associated with the Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. There is a 1,297 square-foot retail sportsbook at the property, which the owner claims to be the largest in the world. Retail sportsbooks are also open at The D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate properties.

In addition to having its online sportsbook up and running in Nevada, there are also Circa Sports platforms live in Colorado and Iowa. Its only retail sportsbook outside of Nevada is in Illinois, a state in which it also plans to soon launch an online offering.