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Aug 26, 2003 6:05 AM


Where: Palms Casino Resort.

Total purse: $400,000. ($340,000 total weekly cash prizes and $60,000 in end of season prizes.)

Entry fee: $25. Buy three entries, get two free. $60,000 in end of season cash prizes.

First prize: $25,000 first prize, $10,000 for second place, $4,000 for third, $1,500 for fourth, $750 for fifth, $500 each for 6-10, $250 each for 11-20, $200 each for 21-30, $150 each for 31-40, $100 each for 41-50, $75 for 51-150, $50 for 151-200.

Deadline: Sign up before Aug. 30. Each contest entrant will receive free admission into the Monday Night Football party held in the Palapa Lounge, Sept. 7-Dec. 28.


Where: Imperial Palace.

Format: All the games on big-screen TVs. Over 800 seats. IP is home to the most prop bets among the sports books.

Amenities: Food and cocktail service, great give-aways, drop-ins by the Miller Girls, along with Miller Light and MGD Specials.


Where: Aladdin Race & Sports Book.

Format: —105 lines on all college and pro football games, plus 14-to-5 payoffs on two team parlays both side and total for Monday night games only.

Amenities: Top-rated college and pro football plays. Post season picks including college bowl games and pro playoffs.

Deadline: Betting starts Monday at noon until game time of Monday Night Football.


Where: Las Vegas Club.

Format: Football Parlay Payoffs. Two teams pay 13½-5, three teams pay 6½-1, four teams pay 13-1, five teams pay 26-1, six teams pay 45-1.

Rules: Weekly parlay cards, ties win parlay card, teaser card, ½-point parlay card. Ties lose on the 10 and 14-point teasers (no totals included).

Amenities: Early Bird Dining half off regular price from 4-6 p.m. at Upper Deck Restaurant.


Where: LV

Format: Get an entire season for one low introductory price of $189.

Amenities: Package includes top rated pro and college plays, postseason picks including bowl games and NFL playoffs, news and injury updates from around the league, free LV T-shirt (a $25 value), free weekly picks.

Bonus: Opportunity to meet the girls of LVSM every month. For more details log on to



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: 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.


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 1/2 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: Wildfire Casino, Barley’s, Wild Wild West, Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson.

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: Begins 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 over 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 and California).

Total purse: $170,000.

Entry fee: Free. Limit one entry per person. Entries must