Darryl McEwen

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Score big bucks by picking winners

Your knowledge of football — both the American and European varieties — could win some big bucks or free slot play.

Throughout the week leading up to the first Sunday game, M life Rewards cardholders at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa can choose the teams they think will win the Sunday and Monday games. Stop by any $1 Million Pro Football Challenge kiosk located next to the M life Rewards Desk or near the Gypsy Bar.

Players can enter daily for up to seven entries per week, but only one entry per day. Entry deadlines vary, so visit TheBorgata.com for complete rules. Each week $10,000 in prize money will be awarded, with a minimum $5,000 guaranteed top prize each week.

In addition, for the games in the regular season ending Dec. 31, 2,000 entrants each will win 20 Bonus Slot Dollars in weekly random drawings. For the playoffs that amount increases to 30.

For the 2018 “big game” on Feb. 4, Borgata will give away a total of $100,000 in cash and Bonus Slot Dollars.

Meanwhile, Golden Nugget Atlantic City has the $1 Million Golden Gridiron through Dec. 31.

Starting every Tuesday at noon through noon on Sunday, 24K Select Club cardholders also can choose the teams they think will win the Sunday and Monday games. Enter at the Fan Zone in the Main Atrium, one entry per day, for a total of six entries per week, excluding Mondays. Best scored entry for the week will be counted.

Participants can win two ways each week:

The player or players with the most correct picks will win a share of $5,000. Second and third place winners receive $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.

In addition, there will be a drawing where 150 participants randomly will be selected to win $50 in free play.

Correctly pick the winner of 192 or more games during the season and win $1 million. Visit GoldenNuggetGridiron.com for details.

If European football — soccer, as we Yanks know it — is your thing, FastPick.com has added European soccer matchASports site. FastPick is part of Resorts Digital Gaming, the interactive arm of Resorts Casino Hotel.

Players, who must be physically located in New Jersey, can choose match-ups within the following leagues: Ligue 1, Serie A, EPL, Bundesliga and La Liga. Players can pick from three to 10 player-vs-player matchups. The more picks, the higher the potential payout — up to $100,000.

If the picks come through with more Fantasy Points Per Game, the FastPick player wins. Keep up with FastPick, as it will add NFL football, NBA basketball and NHL hockey in time for the start of each respective season.

Recreational gambler Darryl D. McEwen, a former professional journalist, is president of his own consulting firm that manages several small national and international trade associations, and provides public relations and fundraising services for a number of charitable organizations. Have a comment on this or a question specifically related to an Atlantic City casino, players club or other promotion? Email Darryl at MrACCasino@gmail.com and he’ll try to respond to you personally. Your question — without your name — may appear in a future column.

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