Contestants or proxies still must be in Nevada to submit their plays, and every entry must register in person.
The Westgate and South Point sportsbooks each have posted national title props pitting Clemson and Alabama against the field, with the two powers minus 170 favorites.
Registration for the NFL handicapping contest will run from June 1 to Sept. 7. The entry fee is $1,000, and players will pick five weekly sides against the spread.
Several Las Vegas sportsbooks posted lines on Week 1 games when the NFL released its schedule in April, and the Westgate also has posted lines on 80 “Games of the Year.”