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NFL Circa Survivor Concludes With Four Players Pocketing $2.3 Million Each

NFL Sports Betting Contest Easily Tops $8 Million Guarantee


Circa Hotel and Casino Downtown Las VegasThe end of the NFL regular season saw major payouts for those involved in the Circa casino’s major sports handicapping contests. That included a record-breaking payout of almost $9.3 million in the Circa Survivor, which was split among the final four players.

In total, the football weekend’s conclusion produced payouts of $15.2 million for those involved in various Circa contests. The Las Vegas gaming company’s competitions have become some of the biggest season-long events in the industry.

“When we launched these contests, we knew the prize needed to be one of the most coveted in all of sports betting,” Circa Sports CEO Derek Stevens said. “Every year we’ve upped the ante, and this was the biggest level-up of all. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing what the 2024-25 season brings.”

A Look At The Winners

The Circa Survivor offered the largest possible payout among these events. The “last man standing” contest allows players to pick one winner a week during the NFL season without repeating the use of a team. In the end, a four-pack of players finished the season 20-0, each scooping $2.3 million for their efforts. The prize pool easily smashed the $8 million guarantee.

The four players, known as ‘IndianaJet,’ ‘JAX JAGS,’ Greg ‘LAJONESER’ Jones, and ‘Circus Master,’ all had to sweat out the finale, but only a little. As it turns out, everyone had already agreed to a deal for $2 million each, with any winners taking home the extra $1.3 million on the side.

Two players had the Bengals, and two players had the Raiders. Both teams won, so all four players divided the entire prize pool evenly.

In the Circa Million V handicapping contest, ‘Saint31’ came out on top for the entire season – grabbing a first-place prize of $1 million. The competition came down to the wire as ‘Saint31’ and ‘RDLOWN’ were half a point apart at the start of the final regular season game. When Buffalo secured the win over Miami, ‘Saint31’ was awarded with the season victory.

Throughout the NFL season, Circa Million awarded $6 million in prizes, including $500,000 to ‘RDLOWN’ for second and $375,000 each for the third-place winners ‘Two Gun’ and ‘LPCA.’

The Circa Million V also awarded payouts to quarterly winners. A final check presentation is scheduled for Jan. 12 at D Las Vegas. Stevens and the Circa Sports team will recognize the Circa Survivor winners along with the Circa Million V full season and fourth quarter winners.

The handicapping contests crossed over to the world of poker in recent weeks. With 13 players left in Circa Survivor, high-stakes pro Sean Perry rejected a chop that would have awarded each player $400,000 and then see them playing for the remaining $4 million. The 27-year-old son of poker pro Ralph Perry was the lone holdout, but bowed out shortly after nixing the deal.

Last year, poker players Jeremy Wien, Jeff Abraham, Mike Buchmiller, and Russell Rosenblum comprised a team that chopped the Circa Survivor contest two ways, cashing for more than $3 million.