Ultimate Handicapping Challenge started in 1996. It allowed the top sports handicappers to prove their winning claims by competing with other top sports handicappers all of which had to submit documented sports picks in order to compete to ensure fairness and accuracy. To increase the difficulty of this handicapping challenge it required each participants to picks games throughout the entire season. You couldn’t get lucky for one week and stop. Each handicapper had to prove they could win throughout the entire season.
There have been a slew of celebrity handicappers entered in the Ultimate Handicapping Challenge contest, such as Benjamin Lee Eckstein (N.Y. Daily News), The mighty Quinn, (N.Y. Daily News) , Frank Rosenthal (from the movie Casino), and many more. In addition, Ultimate Handicapping Challenge was regularly featured on EYADA’s Radio Show hosted by Ben Eckstein (2001) and the UHC has been printed in the New York Daily News’ Mighty Quinn Column each year seen by tens of thousands of readers. Ultimate Handicapping Challenge was sponsored by MVPSportsbook.com who paid out $25,000 annually to the TOP. The price money was broken down by the units winner and percentage winner of each sport, NFL, NCAA Football, NBA, NCAA Basketball. MLB prize was one winner in which $5,000 went to the top units handicapper.