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What else could you do with $4,675?


I’ve always said, given the opportunity to dedicate myself to one day of traveling around town for 17 weeks, I would enter nearly every football contest in Las Vegas because of the great overlay. With only a few contests during March Madness, I was worn out – and beat up by my selections too. But this year I’m going for it. I’m focused, dialed in and ready for the season. Though my favorite pastime is procrastination, my investment on the year will ensure I make the route each week.

I’ve got to make my plan of attack beginning with where I live in Green Valley, so I’ll start out each Friday morning at Green Valley Ranch, turning all my selections in for the Great Giveaway and both College and Pro Last Man Standing entries. While I’m there, I’ll see if book manager Kelly Downey is in yet and check on how his fantasy teams are doing.

From there, I’ll drive up St. Rose on my way to South Point on Las Vegas Blvd., to turn in my entry to their $2,500 Pro Football Championship Challenge and take my chances with getting a piece of the guaranteed $250,000. Along the route, I could have made a pit stop at the M Resort for their contest, but the $100,000 entry fee is a little steep for me this year; maybe next year if I win some of these contests. But I’ll be back Saturday to play some In-Running wagering on the college football games.

The next stop is almost like killing two birds with one stone as I’ll park at the Gold Coast and turn in my selections for their free contest, which is giving away $500,000 in cash, and then cross the street to fill out my Palms entries in their $300,000 contest.

I’ll then head down Flamingo and hit Terrible’s at Paradise and enter Lucky’s sports book’s weekly $5 parlay card contest that begins at $10,000 with 70 percent carried over to the next week if no one hits. I’ll see what Brad Bryant has been up to and see if he’s got any winners he’ll share with me on the Southern Cal ponies card for the day.

From there, it’s a straight shot down Paradise to the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book to turn in my five selections for the Super Contest and say hello to Jay Kornegay and the crew. The last stop is a visit to Leroy’s nicest book in town at the Riviera on the Strip to turn in my Three-n-Out elimination contest and College Football Challenge entries. Then I’m off for home again down Paradise through the airport to the 215 to sort out all my contest tickets.

I have invested $4,675 for the season with a chance to win hundreds of thousands with a mix of $5 contests, $25 contests, one $250 and two higher end contests. It cost me an average of $275 per week for the 17-week season to play nearly every contest in town with another $12 per week in fuel. There’s good money to be had out there with just a little investment and motivation to get there every week. Go out and get involved; stake your claim and take advantage of all the great promotions offered by the casinos during the football season.


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