Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) January 3, 2006 -–
The free online sports pick game, PicksPal, witnessed record high performances in sports picking last week after it announced free prizes to its weekly winners and millionaires.
Since its launch in September, only three players had reached the elusive million-point mark, but last week after PicksPal’s free prizes announcement, a total of five players responded with totals from 1.2 million to 2.8 million points. The five newest members to PicksPal’s Millionaire Club made their marks and won their prizes by following PicksPal’s slogan’s advice to “Pick Smart” and “Pick Often.” PicksPal’s prizes include a widescreen portable DVD player for its weekly champ, as well as iPods for its millionaires and the winner of its College Bowl Tournament.
These prizes proved to be enough incentive for players to pick right through the holidays, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Between the knowledgeable five, they made a total of 22 sports picks on Dec. 24th and 19 picks on Dec. 25th, ranging from props and outcomes in College Basketball, Pro Basketball, College Football, and Pro Football.
Postal Cowboy, who won the week with 2.8 million points, made a total of 29 picks throughout the week, while ArchDaemon, who finished in 4th place with 1.2 million points, made 38 picks throughout the week. The other millionaires needed only 14, 16, and 17 picks respectively to amass their point totals between 1.2 to 2.2 million, proving that picking smart is just as important as picking often. Nevertheless, Postal Cowboy’s perfect balance of smart and multiple picks confirmed it the best strategy to a build more points, as his 2.8 were the second highest point total ever at PicksPal.
Before announcing weekly prizes last week, PicksPal had challenged players to play for pride and bragging rights, and while people had been signing up and playing in large quantities, never before had they performed so well. Free sports picks and free prizes are really proving to be the ultimate incentive to pick smart and pick often. In the midst of the college bowl games and the NFL playoffs and NCAA Basketball tournament just around the corner, PicksPal could not have picked a better time to roll out its weekly prizes.
Based in Mountain View, California, and created by Internet sports pioneer, Tom Jessiman, PicksPal.com launched in September 2005. PicksPal received its initial funding from Canaan Partners and counts Canaan general partner Maha Ibrahim and online marketing expert and current TicketsNow Chief Marketing Officer Kenneth Dotson as Board Members. PicksPal.com is the only free online game that offers sports fans the opportunity to get an edge on Vegas. Members compete in the weekly game, playing and earning points by picking real events based on real odds. PicksPal members have the opportunity to risk their points on any of their favorite sports, including baseball, golf, boxing, cycling, motor sports, basketball, football, hockey, etc. At the end of the week – the member accumulating the most points wins.
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