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LV contests spice up football season

Aug 19, 2003 3:11 AM


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: Winners will share a minimum guarantee of $25,000 prize money. Payouts are 1-20th place. First prize is $10,000.

Entry fee: $50 one time fee. Season-long. Non-refundable. Early signup bonus is a pair of tickets to the Rose Bowl. The tickets will be rewarded to each of the top three contestants selecting the most winners through Saturday, Oct. 11. A $5,000 aggregate bonus will be awarded to anyone who selects 67 percent winners for the entire season. If more than one entrant qualifies, the bonus will be divided equally.

First prize: first place is 40 percent of the prize money, second place 15 percent, third place 10 percent, fourth place pays 7 percent, 5th-10th place pays 3 percent, 11th-20th pays 1 percent.

Deadline: Saturday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Early deadline eligibility is Sunday, Aug. 24 at or before 5 p.m.

Rules: Contest winners will be determined by the total number of points accumulated during the regular season. The contest is based upon picking winning teams against the spread. All spreads will be listed in ½ points. Contestants must select 10 teams per week. The contest is held over 12 weeks with each win worth one point.


Where: Barley’s, Wildfire, Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Wild Wild West.

Total purse: $25,000 minimum.

Entry fee: $25. Limit four paid entries per customer. Purchase of two entries entitles customer to a free t-shirt. Purchase of four entries entitles customer to one additional free entry.

First prize: $1,000 in weekly prize money. A total of $13,000 will be awarded in weekly prize money during the 13-week college football season. The end-of-season prizes include first, second and third place winnings of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

Deadline: Signups begin Wednesday, Aug. 13. Check the various sites for the date of final signups. .

Rules: Based on 15 college games each week against the contest line. Contestants receive one point for each winning selection. Contestants must be 21 to enter.


Where: Texas Station.

Total purse: based on 250 entries.

Entry fee: $25 for each entry with a maximum of three paid entries allowed. Contestants receive one free entry with a purchase of three. Must be 21 or older.

First prize: Last Man Standing will walk off with 100 percent of all the entry fees collected, a minimum of $5,000.

Deadline: Registration begins Wednesday, Aug. 13 and ends at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.

Rules: Elimination contest based upon picking one winning team against the contest line each week. Those whose lose on their pick are eliminated. Contestants must select one team from College Football and NFL Football regular season games chosen by management.



Total purse: Last year’s pool exceeded $104,000. Bragging rights bonus this year is $10,000 for picking 58 of 85 games (68.2percent).

Entry fee: $250 one time fee. All plays by contestants posted on leaderboard every week at 1:05 p.m. ET after card closes on Sundays.

First prize: $50,000 guaranteed top prize winner. First place receives 40percent of the prize money, second place 15percent, third place 5percent, fourth through tenth 2.5 percent, 11th-20th pays 1percent. Last place gets 2.5percent of the pool. (Must play each week to qualify for last place money)

Deadline: Sunday, Sept. 7, noon ET.

Rules: Pick five games each week against the spread. Most games will be hung at a half-point to avoid pushes. Win = 2 points, push = 1 point, loss = 0.


Where: Las Vegas Hilton.

Total purse: $400,000 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. Must be 21 to enter. Can qualify for a $10,000 bonus by signing up before 5 p.m. on Aug. 25.


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. 6.

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.


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

Total purse: $1 million

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 300 winners share $300,000. $30,000 in weekly cash prizes with a guaranteed $10,000 winner each week.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 4 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.


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

Total purse: $1 million.

Entry fee: $25. Buy two entries, get a third entry free. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

First prize: $100,000 for end of the season WINNER. There is also a $50,000 first prize for end of the season LOSER. Finally, there is a $200,000 first prize for MIDDLE (50-50 record aggregate).

Deadline: Registration began Aug. 8 and ends at 10 a.m. Sept. 7.

Rules: Only contest to pay winners, losers and a 50-50 record. No point spreads. No handicapping. Lots of cash. Plus, over $300,000 in free slot play for sign up.


Where: Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Wildfire Casino, Barley’s, Wild Wild West.

Total purse: $250,000.

Entry fee: The first entry is free. Additional entries available for $10 per entry with a maximum of two paid entries per person. With the purchase of two entries, participants receive a bonus stadium blanket/pillow.

First prize: A total of $170,000 in weekly prize money will be awarded during the 17-week regular NFL season. Each week, $10,000 will be split among those participants choosing the most winning teams.

Deadline: Began Wednesday, Aug. 13. Ends 9 a.m. Sept. 7. Participants must be 21 or older.

Rules: At season’s end, $50,000 in prize money will be awarded to the 100 participants with the best overall record of wins. First place is worth $25,000. Contestants can check their weekly standings online at


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. 6) contestants will select from a list of up to 17 college and pro games selected by contest officials.


Where: The Cannery, Rampart Casino at the Resort At Summerlin.

Total purse: $30,000.

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 3 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.


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