Office football 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 pool.
Football Squares Office Pools
Arguably, this is the most common type of football office pool and is used often for big college bowl games, the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl.
The pool is displayed on a grid of squares with numbers along both the top and left side of the page. The top row of numbers represents one team and the side row represents the other team. The numbers are not actually placed on the top and side, however, until the grid has been filled with the contestants' names. Once filled, numbers are drawn out of a hat and placed left to right along the top of the grid, and top to bottom down the side of the grid.
Click links below for printable rules, sheets, and grid template of the most popular football squares office pools:
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Super Bowl Prop Pool
Proposition bet pools are a unique way to bet on the Super Bowl. All you need to do is come up with questions about what will or will not happen in the Super Bowl. Then, as each question is answered during the Super Bowl, points are awarded. It's an easy pool to set up and a ton of fun for the participants. We provide a template of 25 prop questions you can print out or use for inspiration to create your own.
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33 Point NFL Pool
The object of the 33 Point Football pool is to have your team score 33 points. Each week is a new opportunity to win. If no team scores 33 points, the pot is rolled over to the next week. Scoring exactly 33 points only happens a few times a season, so the pots can be very large.
NFL Power Rankings Pool
The object of the power ranking pool is to predict which teams will win the most games during the NFL season by ranking them from #1 to #32. Points are awarded to teams that win each week based on their ranking. Teams with a higher ranking get more points and teams with lower rankings get fewer points. At the end of the season, the participant with the most points wins.
NFL Suicide Pool
Football Suicide or Survivor pools have become an extremely popular form of football office pool. Suicide pools seem so easy, yet they are extremely challenging. The object of a suicide pool is quite simple. All you have to do is pick the winner of one game per week. If you are correct, you live to play another week. If you are wrong, you're out. The big catch, or rub if you will, is that players may only use a team one time during the season. The game lasts until there is only one player left. The game has also been called King of The Hill, Survivor, Knockout, and Last Man Standing.
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NFL Playoffs Confidence Pool
The object of the NFL Playoffs Confidence pool is to predict which teams will go the furthest and win the most games in NFL playoffs and rank them from #1 to #12 where #1 is the team you are least confident in and #12 the team you have the most confidence in.
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NFL Playoffs Squares Pool
The object of the NFL Playoffs Squares Pool is to have your name in the square that lies in the intersection of each Super Bowl bound team. When a playoffs team loses, its squares are X'd out.
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NFL Playof Survivor Pool
NFL Playoff Survivor pools follow the pattern of the regular season NFL survivor pool. Participants are required to pick one winner for each round of the NFL playoffs. It's not as easy as it sounds because not only do you need to successfully choose a winner, you need to make sure you have teams left to select all the way to the Super Bowl.
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NFL Playoff Bracket Pool
NFL playoff brackets are a great way to enjoy the NFL playoffs with your co-workers and friends. Just fill out the bracket before the playoffs begin and cheer your teams on as they progress towards the Super Bowl.
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NFL Playoffs Power Ranking Pool
The object of the NFL Playoffs Power Ranking Pool is to predict which teams will win the most games during the NFL playoffs by ranking them from #1 to #12. Points are awarded to teams that win each week based on their ranking. Teams with a higher ranking get more points and teams with lower rankings get fewer points. At the end of the NFL, the person with the most points wins the pool. This pool is also known as a confidence pool.