Aliante Casino’s $100,000 Airin’ it Out Football Contest
August 25, 2015 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
As the football season edges closer, more contests, parties and specials are turning up all over town.
The $25,000 Gridiron Maiden Football Contest is back, running from Sept. 9 to Jan. 2, 2016. Contestants can win a share of $1,000 every week in free slot play. You must be a Backstage Pass club member to participate and free weekly picks are based on tier level as follows: General Admission – 1 free pick; Entourage – 2 free picks; Platinum Access – 3 free picks; and Multi-Platinum Access – 4 free picks.
Players can earn additional picks Wednesday-Saturday by earning 250 slot base points and or $25 table theoretical equaling 1 pick. There is a maximum of 8 earned picks per week (4 earned by base slot points and 4 earned by table theoretical.) There will be prizes for weekly winners, weekly losers and season winners. See the Backstage Pass booth located at the casino main cage for complete details.
TAP Sports Bar and Michael Mina Pub 1842 will be offering patrons a featured drink during football games and those who participate will receive a raffle ticket for a chance at prizes like NFL helmets and jerseys awarded three times during each game.
The Pub will host an “All-You-Can-Eat-And-Drink” (AYCED) package for $45 every weekend (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) during the season. The AYCE buffet by itself is $18 and the AYCD bar ticket is $35. The liquid brunch is a combination of both.
The casino’s $100,000 Airin’ it Out Football Contest returns this season offering fans a 17-week gameday challenge. Prize money will be awarded to players with the most correct winning selections from every game of the regular season. As a bonus, guests who buy the maximum three entries will receive a fourth entry for free. Contest registration is now open with each entry priced at $25.
In addition, the Pro Day Parlay promotion will allow Players Club members the opportunity to win up to $500 in free slot play every week for selecting the most correct winning teams. A host of competitive parlay cards will also be available Thursday through Sunday each week during the regular NFL season.
The race and sportsbook will feature all beers for $2 each on Saturdays and Sundays, along with $3 prime rib sliders, or two for $5, on Sundays only. Fans can also enjoy fun side items such as popcorn and chips.
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PBR Rock Bar & Grill, located inside the Miracle Mile Shops and Rockhouse, inside the Grand Canal Shoppes are offering fantasy football draft party packages. PBR Rock Bar has 105 HDTVs – and Rockhouse has 80 – for guests gearing up for the 2015-2016 fantasy season.
Throughout August, before the football season officially gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 10, PBR Rock Bar and Rockhouse are hosting fantasy football draft parties for groups of 8 to 16 people. League parties will enjoy free Wi-Fi, a take-away draft board with player name stickers included, for those who like to draft old-school, and plenty of beer and food specials.
Participants will have access to $25 Coors product beer buckets (six beers), $35 100-ounce Coors product beer towers and select $7 appetizers. Appetizer options include fried pickles and potato skins at PBR Rock Bar, and dishes like jalapeno poppers and criss cross fries at Rockhouse.
Until next week…good luck and good gaming!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Email: ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.