It’s well known that the NFL and the NCAA both frown upon the large amount of office pool sports betting that goes on during their major events: the Super Bowl and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament aka March Madness.
Add to the mix that the high stakes, unregulated dollars are being done mostly in an illegal fashion (that is, sports betting run by individuals may be illegal where you live), you can see why those organizations and local governments may be a bit concerned about the situation.
But let’s face it – we all know that the casual office pool is everywhere, with friendly bets running anywhere from $1 to much, much more than that. Nobody would really crack down on the $1 betting situation when there are much bigger fish to fry. Web Watch knows of one Football Championship Squares game where individual squares go for $1000 apiece amongst those who are invited in (everybody knows each other, no strangers allowed in). Yeah, that’s a bit rich for our blood, but for those who can afford the opportunity to play, the payouts appear to be quite lucrative.
Web Watch isn’t going to get into the rules of how to setup a100 SQUARES FOOTBALL POOL,as you should already have that done by now.
But we have found a site that you should pay attention to, so you know HOW MUCH YOUR FOOTBALL SQUARES ARE WORTH, so that you can determine if you should really pay attention to the game or if you can rest assured that your money is definitely going into somebody else’s pocket.
We’ll let you pop over to that site to view the full chart, but here’s a summary of the GOOD squares that you should look for, and the BAD squares that you will regret being assigned to. One thing to note is that the math behind this particular chart is based specifically on game results for the two teams that are playing this year. While there will be some consistencies from year to year as to which squares are valuable and which ones aren’t, how each individual team plays should be factor to consider rather than just making it a straight percentage play.
- 0-3, 0-4, 0-6, 0-7
- 3-3, 3-4, 3-6, 3-7
- 4-7, 6-7, 7-7
- 1-1, 1-9
- Anything with a 2
- Anything with a 5
- Anything with an 8 (expect 8-0 or 8-7 which are just average and not as bad)