Football office pools are the most popular form of sports betting. While easy to set up and run, we've included instructions below just in case you need them. Most states in the U.S. have clarified their laws regarding this form of entertainment, allowing it as long as 100 percent of the funds in the pool are paid back out to the contestants. We strongly suggest that you check both your local laws and workplace rules before participating in any office pools.
25 Squares Football Pool Rules
The 25 squares NFL football betting board office pool is the same as other squares pools, but there are two numbers for each team and for each square of the grid. This means there are two chances to match each team's score at the end of each quarter. The 25 squares game is perfect for small offices or groups of friends because you only need to sell 25 squares.
- Print our 25 squares 5 x 5 NFL football board template and write down one of the teams on each side.
- Decide how much to sell each square for, any amount is fine, and sell them all. Players may purchase as many squares as they like.
- As the squares are sold, have players write their names in any square they wish. Every square must be sold for the pool to guarantee a winner.
- When every square contains a player's name, it's time for the drawing! Write the numbers 0 through 9 on a piece of paper and place them in a hat. As each number is drawn, write it down in square with "#" on the top row going from left to right. Once all the numbers have been drawn, put them back in the hat and start the drawing over. This time fill in the left column beginning at the top and work your way down until all numbers have been drawn.
- At the end of each quarter, match the last digit of each team's score with the corresponding number on the grid. For example: if the score was 10 to 3, you would use the numbers 0 and 3 on your grid. The player's name in the square that interects both numbers is the winner of that quarter.
- When the game is over, the winners of each quarter divide the pot amongst themselves four (4) ways and each winner receives 25%.
- Overtime can be treated as an extra quarter and the winners divide the pot five (5) ways and each winner receives 20%. You can also treat overtime as an extension of the fourth quarter and the score at the end of overtime is used to determine the winner. If so, there would be four (4) winners, each receiving 25% of the pot. Either way is fine so long as it's decided before the game begins.
- It's possible for one player to win more than one game and get a larger share of the pot. Each win is a share of the pot!
25 Squares NFL Football Pool Printable Template
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