Sign ups now underway for Friendly Frank's Pro Championship Challenge

Aug 15, 2008 8:08 PM

by Kevin Stott | For a second straight year, the South Point, El Cortez and Virgin River are offering their Friendly Frank’s Pro Championship Challenge, one of the state’s best professional football contests with a minimum of $250,000 in prize money.

The entry fee for the contest is $2,500 for the entire season and entries will be limited to two per person. All contestants must be at least 21 years old.

A minimum of $250,000 prize money is guaranteed with 1st place taking home $100,000, 2nd place, $75,000, 3rd place, $50,000 and 4th place getting $25,000 for the first 100 entries.

Should more than 100 contestants enter, 100% of any additional entry fees will be added to the prize money in this manner: 40% to 1st place, 30% to 2nd place, 20% to 3rd place and 10% to 4th place. In case of tie, money from the tied category down through the remaining categories equal to the number of contestants will be divided.

For example, if 200 people enter, the 1st place prize would then double to $200,000, 2nd place would pay $150,000, 3rd place, $100,000 and 4th place, $50,000. 100% of all entry fees will go to prize money in the contest.

The contest involves selecting five games against the points spread during each week of the NFL’s regular season’s Monday and Sunday games (maximum 15 games weekly). The winners will be those contestants with the highest number of winning selections at season’s end.

A special $50,000 bonus will be divided equally among all contestants with more than 65% winning selections.

Contestants must present a photo ID at time of registration and can play under an alias or business name if they wish. Sign-up deadline for Friendly Frank’s Pro Championship Challenge is 12 noon on Saturday, Sept. 5th.

Each week’s mandatory five selections must be submitted before 2 p.m. on Saturday of that week at either the South Point (Las Vegas Blvd. at Silverado Ranch), the El Cortez (6th St. and Fremont) and the Virgin River Casino/Hotel (100 Pioneer Blvd., Mesquite).

For more information and the complete contest rules, log on to or visit the South Point, Virgin River Casino/Hotel or the El Cortez to pick up an entry form.