The Off Shore Gaming Association (OSGA) is pleased to announce the winners of our Annual Progressive Pick ‘Em Contest and Last Man Standing Contest. The 2012 OSGA Progressive Pick ‘Em winner is ‘’sirduke542’ who beat out over 190 contestants to win the grand prize of $900 in betting money at industry-giant Bookmaker. The 2012 OSGA Last Man Standing Contest went for 15 weeks until ‘piper3545’ was the only player left standing and he collected $1000 betting account at Elite-rated Ucabet.
The OSGA sponsors several football contests that run for the full football season. This year OSGA’s popular Progressive Pick ‘Em saw the Progressive part of the contest hit for the first time ever. In fact, it was hit two times. The last time a player hit the pool and picked every game on the board correctly was in week 11. A correct card for this past weekend’s games would have paid $1800 in betting money at Bookmaker. But 14 wins was the most that any player could muster, thus the Progressive prize was split amongst the top finalists. ‘sirduke542 collected 50% of the pool for going 174-81 over 17 weeks. ‘PD’ and ‘piper3545’ split the next prizes as they tied for second place and collected $315 each. PD also finished as a runner up in last year’s contest! ‘player’ came in fourth collecting $180 and ‘touchdowntexans’ finished in 5th this year with a prize of $90.
The OSGA Progressive Pick ‘Em was two contests in one! Each week there was also a prize winner of a $500 free betting account at Bookmaker for the player with the most wins straight-up for that week. While the Progressive Pick ‘Em is a contest that features a large progressive pool ($5100), it also is a tough grind where just one bad week can knock a player out of the money. In fact, sirduke542 never captured any single week’s prize, yet finished atop the standings to become the overall winner.
The 2012 OSGA Last Man Standing contest was also a huge success with nearly 150 players participating. This was the third time OSGA offered the Last Man Standing Contest, and this year the contest went deeper into the season than ever before. Each week players had to pick just one single winner – again, straight up. But, throughout the course of the entire NFL season, no team could be selected twice. This “one-and-done” event was co-sponsored by Ucabet who offered up huge Free betting accounts for the top four finishers including a $1000 free gambling account for the Last Man Standing. In all, Ucabet offered up a $2500 prize pool.
Last year’s contest finished up early with 5 players all going out in week 10 of the NFL season. This year the contest lasted with several players still alive in December. The Last Man standing was ‘piper3545’ who won a FREE $1000 betting account at Elite-rated Ucabet with Miami over Jacksonville in week 15. ‘bulubulu’ came in second place losing with Giants as they slid downhill, yet still got a $750 betting account. ‘ddsmj’ and ‘Doc728’ both went out in week 13 and thus split the remaining prizes, each get a $375 betting account at Elite-rated Ucabet.
As the contest wore on players busted out in droves, with more than half of the players eligible for the consolation prize – a $25 Free Play at Ucabet – for players who were out in the first four weeks.
“This year we were very happy to see the OSGA Last Man Standing Contest get so deep into the season. We handed out many free accounts and the Last Man Standing was great for us and the players.” said a Ucabet spokesperson.
This has been another great year for the OSGA Progressive Pick ‘Em and Last Man Standing Contests. OSGA is looking forward to crowning a winner in the 10th Annual Bowl Challenge next week and their annual NCAA Tourney Contest in March.
“Our contests were both bigger and better than ever in 2012 ,” stated Jim Quinn from OSGA. “We are fortunate to be able to work with some great sportsbooks to be able to offer these contests for our fans, visitors and members and hope to do it for years to come,” added Quinn.
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