Contests spice up the football season

August 13, 2002 12:32 PM
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THE SUPER CONTEST

Where: Las Vegas Hilton

Total purse: $375,000 minimum.

Entry fee: $1,500.

First prize: based on 250 entrants. Entrants can win $10,000 bonus for selecting over 67 percent winners.

Deadline: 1 p.m. on Sept. 6. 100 percent payback.

Rules: Pick 5 games each week against the spread and win your share of over $375,000 in prize money. Must be 21 to enter. Can qualify for a $10,000 bonus by signing up before 5 p.m. on Aug. 25.

THE ELIMINATOR

Where: Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas.

Total purse: determined by total entrants. All monies are paid out to the winner, or in the case of a tie, split among the winners.

Entry fee: $50. Contest lasts 17 weeks.

First prize: Winner take all. Top prize split equally if tied. Teams and totals are ½ points; there will be no ties. Entrant selecting winning team or total against the point spread will continue on the following week.

Deadline: Saturday, Sept. 7.

Rules: Maximum entries are five per person. Park Place Entertainment will select up to 40 teams (20 games) that include college and pro teams and/or totals each week against point spread. Entrants pick one team or total per week. Contest begins with first regular season NFL games and ends with the Super Bowl or until only one contestant remains during the season. If nobody is left, all prizes will be divided equally by the group of contestants left from the previous week.

PICK THE PROS

Where: Coast Properties (Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Suncoast, The Orleans, Plaza, Renata’s).

Total purse: $1,250,000

Entry fee: $25 one time fee. Buy 4 entries and get the fifth one free.

First prize: $100,000 first place, $50,000 second place, $25,000 third place. Next 357 winners share $400,000. $40,000 in weekly cash prizes with a guaranteed $10,000 winner.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. Sign up before 4 p.m. that day for a chance to win $3,000 in cash drawings and other prizes.

Rules: No points, no handicaps. Ties win. Early bird parties held at Gold Coast, The Orleans and Suncoast.

THE GREAT GIVEAWAY

Where: Boulder, Palace, Santa Fe, Sunset, Texas, Wild Wild West Gambling Hall.

Total purse: $1,250,000.

Entry fee: $25. Buy two entries, get a third entry free. Entrants receive a choice of a six-pack of Coors or a Station Casinos headset. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

First prize: $100,000 for end of the season WINNER. $25,000 for second, $15,000 for third, $7,500 for fourth, $5,000 for fifth, $23,750 divided among sixth through 100th position.

First prize: $100,000 for end of the season LOSER, $15,000 for second place loser, $7,500 for third place loser, $5,000 for fourth place loser, $2,000 for fifth place loser, $14,250 for sixth through 100th.

First prize: $250,000 for
MIDDLE (50-50 record aggregate).

Deadline: Fridays at 9 a.m.

Rules: Pick minimum of three games up to 15. All games against the spread. Also, choose the total score of the Monday night game.

BEAT THE PROs

Where: Wildfire Casino

Total purse: $25,000.

Entry fee: $100. $10,000 bankroll. Two entries per person.

First prize: Determined from 100 percent of contest money returned plus $5,000.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m.

Rules: Pick minimum of three games up to 15. All games against the spread.

ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONTEST

Where: Boyd Gaming locations (Stardust, Sam’s Town, Jokers Wild, Eldorado, California)

Total purse: $170,000.

Entry fee: Free. Limit one entry per person. Entries must be returned in person. Any person having more than one selection card will be disqualified.

First prize: $10,000 winner take all every week rewarded to the entrant with the most winning selections. Each game ending in a tie will be figured as a win. If two or more entrants tie, the $10,000 weekly prize will be split among the winners.

Deadline: Prior to the start of the first game Saturday.

Rules: Each week for 17 weeks (starting Sept. 7) contestants will select from a list of up to 17 college and pro games selected by contest officials.

FOOTBALL FRENZY

Where: Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson

Total purse: $250,000 in cash and prizes.

Entry fee: First entry is free. Can receive up to four entries. Register now and receive a free stadium blanket with your first entry.

First prize: Weekly $10,000 top prize for the most correct picks. $50,000 end of season grand prize over 17 weeks.

Deadline: Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.

Rules: No point spreads involved.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL CONTEST

Where: Rampart Casino at the Resort At Summerlin

Total purse: $25,000.

Entry fee: $25. Only one entry allowed.

Prizes: Pick the winner, point spread winner and total. The top three scores at the end of the season wins $15,000, $7,000 and $3,000.

Deadline: Thursday until 6 p.m. Monday each week.

Rules: Must be 21 years old to enter. Play a contest card every week, then simply show up during every Monday night NFL regular season game and Rampart will return the $25 entry fee plus another $75, for a total return of $100.

THE GAMBLER’S CHALLENGE

Where: Station Casinos (Palace, Boulder, Texas, Sunset, Santa Fe, Green Valley Ranch) Barley’s, Wild Wild West.

Total purse: $200,000 based on 200 entrants.

Entry fee: Season-long entry fee. $1,000 (non-refundable). Must be 21 years of age.

First prize: Best end of season record wins $100,000.

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. All entry fees returned as prize money.

Rules: Sign up at any Station Casino, Barley’s or Wild Wild West Sports Book. Pick the winners against the spread, including up to 2 pro totals and up to 2 college games per week. The rest are sides. Five selections per week in pro and college.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL "101"

Where: Park Place Entertainment Sports Books (Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Hilton, Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s, Flamingo Las Vegas / Laughlin, Reno Hilton, Caesars Tahoe

Total purse: guaranteed $50,000. All entrants must be at least 21 years of age.

Entry fee: $50 one time fee.  Season-long. Non-refundable. Early signup bonus is a pair of tickets to the Fiesta Bowl. The tickets will be rewarded to each of the top three contestants selecting the most winners through Saturday, Oct. 12. A $5,000 aggregate bonus will be awarded to anyone who selects 67 percent winners for the entire