Lucky's contest hit, Caesars' rises to $70K

Oct 29, 2008 12:26 AM

by Mark Mayer |

Lucky’s NFL contest reverts back to its $6,000 start, but Caesars Palace has seen its weekly NFL contest carryover to a record $70,703. The Lucky’s winner, a male who submitted his ticket at Terrible’s off Paradise Road, had the Tennessee Titans to complete a 14-0 card.

The Lucky’s contest began at $6,000 and carried over for eight weeks with nobody coming up with a perfect slate. Dan Shapiro, Lucky’s director of marketing, said that the name of the winner could not be released until they were able to contact him.

At Caesars this past week there were 16 entries with 12-2 marks entering the Monday night game. Nobody has been able to post a 16-0 record this season at Caesars as the NFL enters Week 9.

At 7-0, the Titans are the NFL’s only unbeaten team along with going 7-0 against the spread. The New York Giants, Cleveland, Arizona, Philadelphia and Baltimore are each 5-2 ATS. The Denver Broncos, at 1-6, have the worst record against the number in the NFL.

Entering Week 9, double-digit underdogs have gone 12-1 ATS. Detroit tries to make it 13, getting 13 points against Chicago in the latest Las Vegas Hilton line.