Free-to-enter contests going strong at

Nov. 13, 2006 – (London, UK) – With two free-to-enter handicapping competitions running to coincide with both the NHL and NFL regular seasons, is giving away a staggering US$110,000 and CAN$22,400 in weekly and end-of-season cash prizes!

Bowmans International, the name to trust in wagering since 1985, launched its 5th Annual World Challenge of Handicapping Contest on September 1st. Since then, the winners have been rewarded with US$2,500 each week, and there are still plenty more chances for players to win between now and the end of the season! All they have to do to enter the contest is make eight point spread selections from the weekly list published at, at least three hours before Sunday’s first kick-off.

The top NFL tipsters can aim for an even bigger prize, because Bowmans is awarding an awesome US$25,000 to the player who accumulates the most correct selections over the whole season, with US$15,000 going to second place, US$5000 to third – and cash prizes all the way to 70th place!

Since the start of October, hockey fans have also been cashing in on their prediction skills with’s first ever ‘Pick’em to Win’ hockey handicapping competition. This free NHL contest gives CAN$800 to the player who picks the most winning teams from the list of 10 weekend hockey games posted by every Wednesday. The NHL contest has already paid out almost CAN$5,000, but with 28 weeks in the season calendar there’s a lot more to play for every week!

Sara Waller, Marketing Manager of Bowmans, said: “With the NFL regular season already at the half-way stage, anyone with a knack for predicting football results should get in the game now for a chance to win that top cash prize of $25,000! And the great new NHL contest offers sports fans 800 more reasons to keep coming back to”

Anyone with a valid Bowmans account can enter both the NHL and NFL contests every week for free. To register and read the full rules and terms and conditions of both contests, visit

For further information please contact:
Sara Waller
+350 47741

Dansy Howells
0771 388 3773

In 1985 American Football Pools was founded by Gary Bowman in Manchester, UK. American Football Pools, equipped with a British Government license to accept bets from anywhere in the world, was the world’s first offshore book.

Now called Bowman International Sports Ltd, the company has diversified into poker, soft games and casino products, and maintained its place in the world of global gaming with a reputation for integrity, reliability and, of course, legality.

The websites and international gaming licences are operated by Bowman International Sports (IOM) Ltd located at Cumbrae House, Market Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles and Bowman International Sports Ltd, located at Informatics Park, La Tour Koenig, Mauritius.

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