Win $250,000 With BetMGM’s Free World Cup Bracket Challenge

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BetMGM @BETMGM Jan 09, 2023, 2:26 PM

You can win big with World Cup predictions at the online sportsbook without wagering a single penny.

From Nov. 20 through Dec. 18, 64 matches will be played in Qatar. If you correctly predict the winner of each match in BetMGM’s free-to-play World Cup Bracket Challenge, you’ll receive $250,000 (split if multiple winners).

But even if you don’t have a perfect bracket, you can still win $50,000 if you have the highest-scoring bracket. And all players will receive a $5 Parlay Bonus Bet for each Group Stage winner correctly predicted.

Here’s the scoring breakdown:

  • Group Stage: 1 Point Per Win
  • Second Round (Round of 16): 4 Points Per Win
  • Quarterfinals (Round of 8): 8 Points Per Win
  • Semifinals (Round of 8): 16 Points Per Win
  • Third Place Match: 20 Points Per Win
  • Final (Championship): 32 Points for a correct World Cup winner

How do I sign up for the bracket?

Register for a BetMGM Sports account or login to your existing BetMGM account to enter the World Cup Free-to-Play Bracket Challenge of what state you are in! The promotion will be available in our Promotions Tab.

Do I need to deposit or place a bet to participate?

No, the game is completely free to play! There is no requirement to make a deposit or place any bets to participate.

How many bracket entries am I allowed?

You can only enter once in the free-to-play bracket. Only your first bracket entry submission will be eligible. Any subsequent bracket entries will not count toward this promotion. Please make sure to read full Terms & Conditions (below) regarding participation eligibility.

Can I edit my picks before the tournament begins on November 20th?

Yes, you can edit all your picks. Once the first game kicks-off on November 20th, your selections will be locked and can no longer be edited.

How does the $250,000 Grand Prize work?

The user (or users) at the end of the tournament that predict correctly every single winner of each match will win the $250,000 grand prize. There is no guarantee on this grand prize. The prize will be divided evenly amongst eligible winners in the event of a tie.

How does the $50,000 Guaranteed Prize work?

The user (or users) at the end of the tournament with the most points will win the $50,000 prize. The prize will be divided evenly amongst eligible winners in the event of a tie.

How does the Group Stage Bonus Bet prize work?

After the Group Stage concludes, each user will receive a $5 Bonus Bet for each correct group winner they predicted.

What happens if a game is canceled?

If a game is canceled, the winner of the game will be based on what is determined by the confederation and points to the leaderboard will be given accordingly. 

Is there a leaderboard to check my progress?

This challenge features a leaderboard that updates in real time shortly after each event is over. Participants will be able to view their standings by going to My Account >> Promotions >> Perfect Bracket Challenge >> Leaderboard

How can I contact you with any questions?

Feel free to check the full Terms & Conditions (below) or contact us via chat or email for 24 hour support – We’ll be happy to help!

I just won! When will I receive my cash prize?

All cash prizes will be available in the winning player’s BetMGM account within 72 hours of the World Cup Finals match on Monday, April 4, 2022.

  • Terms & Conditions






    1. Eligibility: The World Cup Free-to-Play Bracket Challenge (“Promotion”) is open only to individuals who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry, have an active, KYC-verified BetMGM Sports account (“Sportsbook Account”) in one of the following states – Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming or West Virginia – and are not otherwise excluded by BetMGM, LLC (“Sponsor”) in accordance with any applicable law (each, a “Participant”). Proof of residency and age may be required. Creating a Sportsbook Account at is free. By submitting your information and creating a Sportsbook Account, however, you will be required to agree to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you do not agree to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, you cannot create a Sportsbook Account or participate in this Promotion. Employees, officers, directors, members and representatives of Promotion Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children and each of their respective spouses, children and siblings), and persons living in the same households of each of the above (whether legally related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Promotion or receive a prize. Sponsor additionally reserves the right to refuse or otherwise restrict your eligibility to participate in the Promotion for any reason, in its sole discretion, including based on your wagering patterns or wagering history. Additionally, any individual with a Sportsbook Account in one or more jurisdictions where Sponsor operates that has been closed, suspended (including Sportsbook Accounts in cool-off status), or where such Sportsbook Account has been marked as fraudulent, is ineligible to participate in, and/or receive a prize, for this Promotion even where such entrant may seek entry in this Promotion through an active Sportsbook Account in another jurisdiction. “Promotion Entities,” as referenced herein, shall include Sponsor, and each of its parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, gaming license partners, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Promotion. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Promotion is void outside the United States (and the District of Columbia) and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.


    1. Sponsor: The sponsor of the Promotion is BetMGM, LLC (“Sponsor”), located at 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311.


    1. Promotion Period: The Promotion Period will begin at 5:00 p.m. ET on November 11, 2022, and end at 10:59 a.m. ET on November 20, 2022 (the “Promotion Period”) before the start of the first tournament game.


    1. How to Enter: No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. During the Promotion Period, log into your Sportsbook Account and access the World Cup Free-to-Play Bracket Challenge entry page under the tab labeled “Promotions.” Then, follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit your bracket (an “Eligible Bracket”). Any bracket submitted outside of the Promotion Period will not qualify as an Eligible Bracket. Limit one (1) Eligible Bracket per person/entrant.


    Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple identities or false contact information, accounts or otherwise may result in the entrant being disqualified. Entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means are void and may be disqualified. Entries that are in excess of the stated limits, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged, destroyed, forged, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Promotion at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. All materials submitted become the physical property of Sponsor and will not be returned. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the registered account holder of the email address associated with the entry for the domain associated with the submitted address, provided that person is eligible. Winner(s) may be required to show proof of being the registered account holder. Registered account holder is defined as the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. For purposes of this Promotion, an online entry is “received” when the Website’s servers record the entry information. Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming entry or “thanks for entering” message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry for purposes of this Promotion. The Website’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Promotion. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their entry form, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified. All entrants submitting materials/content as part of the Promotion will be non-exclusively licensing (with the unlimited right to sublicense) to Promotion Entities the right to use such materials, and the images related thereto (including entrant’s name, social media account username and likeness), for any purpose (including any and all commercial purposes) with the right to modify the materials and make derivative works thereof.


    1. Promotion Pay-out Determinations:


    $250,000 Perfect Bracket Prize (Grand Prize)

    • Entrant will complete Eligible Bracket prior to start of first game on November 20, 2022, and upon completion of tournament, if bracket is perfect, player will win grand prize of up to two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000). It is possible that no entrant will achieve a perfect bracket. If no eligible entrant] achieves a perfect bracket, the Grand Prize will not be awarded. In the event two (2) or more eligible entrants achieve a perfect bracket, all such entrants who achieved a perfect bracket will be deemed potential Grand Prize winners, and the Grand Prize will be equally divided among those Grand Prize winners. A perfect bracket is achieved by correctly selecting each team to win each game played throughout the entirety of the tournament from November 20th – December 18, 2022.


    $50,000 Guaranteed Prize For Highest Point Scorer (First Prize)

    • User(s) who finish with the most points throughout the entire tournament will win a guaranteed prize of up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). In the event that two (2) or more eligible entrants tie for the most points to the Questions, all such eligible entrants will be deemed guaranteed prize winners, and the guaranteed prize will be equally divided among those guaranteed prize winners. There will be at least one (1) guaranteed prize winner in the Promotion. The point system is determined by correctly selecting the winner of a game, per round, throughout the entirety of the tournament from November 20 – December 18, 2022.


    $5 Parlay Free Bet for every group stage winner chosen correctly (Second Prize)


    1. Promotion Payout: If applicable, the Promotion Payout will be deposited into entrant’s Sportsbook Accounts within seventy-two (72) hours of the conclusion of the Promotion, subject to verification of entrant’s eligibility, State-specific requirements, and compliance with these Official Rules. Promotion Payout recipients will be solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the Promotion Payout received, regardless of whether the Promotion Payout, in whole or in part, is used. The Promotion Payout value is expected to be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The Promotion Payout is not transferable and cannot be substituted except in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.


    1. Administration: Sponsor will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Promotion, and of selection of the winner(s). Decisions of the Sponsor as to the selection of the winner(s) will be final. The Sponsor expressly reserve the right to amend, suspend or terminate this Promotion at any time without prior notice or consent. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict at any time any Sportsbook Account holder from participating in this Promotion for any reason. Any questions relating to eligibility, these Official Rules or any other questions concerning this Promotion will be resolved at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and their decisions will be final and binding with respect thereto. No groups, clubs, corporations, companies, partnerships, or organizations may participate in this Promotion or reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules to their members.


    1. Release and Limitation of Liability: By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Promotion Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Promotion and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the prize(s) or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to defend and indemnify Released Parties from any and all claims or liability resulting or arising from the Promotion and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize(s), including express warranties provided exclusively by prize provider that are sent along with the prize(s); (c) if selected as a Promotion winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on the Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Promotion itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Promotion or forfeiture of the prize(s) at Sponsor’s sole discretion.


    Released Parties shall not be liable to any winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s), or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, epidemic, public health emergency, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s sole control (“Force Majeure Event”). A Force Majeure Event expressly includes (i) an outbreak or resurgence of COVID-19 (as defined by the World Health Organization, which, together with any related strains, variants and mutations thereof and other similar infectious diseases, are collectively referred to herein as “COVID-19”) or, (2) action, order, regulation or guidance taken or issued by a government authority in response to an actual or threatened outbreak or resurgence of COVID-19.


    Released Parties are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (ii) technical, hardware, software, or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions which may limit or interfere with a entrant’s ability to take part in the Promotion; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process of the Promotion; (iv) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (v) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, undeliverable, damaged or stolen entries or notices (including winner notifications, if applicable); (vi) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alternation of entry or other materials; (vii) any printing, typographical, human, administrative or technical errors or omissions in any material associated with the Promotion; and/or (viii) any injury, loss, costs, expenses or damages to persons or property (including, but not limited to, damage to any computer system or mobile device related to participation in, accessing or downloading information related to the Promotion) which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or any Promotion related activity; (ix) any illegal activity by an entrant or anyone acting in concert with an entrant; and/or (x) any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by any persons.


    1. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, each winner agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor and its designees may, without any limitation or further compensation, use his or her name, voice, biographical data and/or likeness in any and all media now known or hereinafter devised, throughout the universe and in perpetuity, for any commercial purpose including, but not limited to, advertising and promoting the Promotion or any other promotion, contest or Promotion sponsored by the Sponsor.


    1. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to alter, discontinue or terminate any Promotion, or any aspect of it, at any time, with or without notice, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if there has been any printing, production, distribution or other error in any promotion communication or on the platform, or where there has been any error in the preparation for or conduct of any promotion affecting the result of the promotion or the number of participants or the value of claims. Sponsor reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion in its entirety or exclude any individual or individuals from participation if it determines at its sole discretion that there are any irregularities or abuses occurring in connection with the promotion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Promotion (or any portion of the Promotion) at any time without prior notice or consent for any reason, including, without limitation, should an error, virus, bug, computer problem or other cause or issue corrupt, restrict, prevent or inhibit the administration, security or proper operation of the Promotion and, in such situation, to select the potential winner from the remaining eligible non-suspect entries received prior to and/or after such action or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Promotion or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, Sponsor determines entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


    1. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards against one or more of the Releasees shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees (or other professionals’ fees); and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim and/or seek indirect, punitive, incidental, special and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.


    Each entrant must be the rightful owner or have authorized use of the email account associated with the entrant’s submitted email address (if provided). If a dispute arises about who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the BetMGM Sports account provided. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.


    1. Choice of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New Jersey, USA, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New Jersey or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey. By entering (or participating in any Promotion-related activity), entrants (and others) consent to the jurisdiction and venue of federal, state and local courts located in Hudson County, New Jersey. In such cases, entrant and Sponsor agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts located within Hudson County, New Jersey, and agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over the parties by such courts and to venue in such courts.


    1. Arbitration: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


    1. Entrant’s Personal Information: By filling out the entry form and submitting it, you acknowledge and agree that information collected from you is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy available at


    1. Winners List and Official Rules: For the name of the winner(s) or a copy of these rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (Vermont residents need not affix return postage) to: BetMGM, LLC, Marketing attn.: World Cup Free-to-Play Bracket Challenge- 210 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311. All such requests must be received within three (3) months after the end of the Promotion.


    1. Miscellaneous: No waiver of any of the provisions of these Official Rules shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other provisions hereof, nor shall waiver constitute a continuing waiver unless otherwise expressly provided. If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be severed from the remainder of these Official Rules, which will otherwise remain in full force and effect.


    This Promotion is not endorsed by, associated with, or sponsored by FIFA or any of its related entities or member professional football clubs. BetMGM, LLC is not a sponsor of, or involved in the administration or management of, FIFA World Cup 2022.

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