HBO Luck $50K Challenge & Behind-the-Scenes Video!

To celebrate the premiere of the new original series, Luck, HBO is launching the Luck $50K Challenge on Facebook. This innovative horseracing app offers Facebook users a chance to win $50,000 by submitting their picks for the winning horses in a series of six REAL thoroughbred horse races.

The six races – known collectively as The HBO Luck Pick Six – will be run at Santa Anita Park (Los Angeles) and Gulfstream Park (Miami) on Saturday, January 28. Post time for the first race of The HBO Luck Pick Six is tentatively scheduled for 4/3c.

The Luck $50K Challenge on Facebook was designed for everyone – from first-time betters to hard core handicappers – and is easy to enter. Go to today, “like” the page, and reserve your “betting ticket.”

Jump with us to see more about the challenge & to see a great behind-the-scenes video of the show!

Visitors to the Facebook page can try their luck on three practice races to familiarize themselves with the Challenge. Official entries can be made starting on Monday, January 23 at 6/5c until one hour before the start of The HBO Luck Pick Six at 3/2c on Saturday, January 28.

To Enter:

  • Visit the Luck $50K Challenge app on starting on Monday, January 23
  • Select one horse per race in each race of The HBO Luck Pick Six
  • Horses who place in the top 3 spots (Win, Place, and Show) will earn points based on their odds and actual payouts at the track
  • The bigger the underdog, the more points you will earn if the horse finishes in the top 3
  • The HBO Luck Pick Six races will be broadcast LIVE on the HBO Luck Facebook page on Saturday, January 28, at 4/3c. Be sure to tune-in to the premiere of Luck on Sunday, January 29, at 9/8c only on HBO.

    About the Show

    From acclaimed director, Michael Mann and the creator of Deadwood, David Milch, Luck is a provocative behind-the-track look at the world of horse racing and gambling’s denizens – the owners, jockeys and gamblers – starring two-time Academy-Award winning actor, Dustin Hoffman.

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