Gridiron Glory the new free football contest
August 18, 2015 3:00 AM
by H. Scot Krause
Football season is here and that means contests and parties all over the Las Vegas Valley.
A brand new free contest is the $750,000 Free Gridiron Glory. It involves pro football and utilizes the Boarding Pass Rewards Kiosk to track play in addition to being free. It also gives guests the opportunity to include picks from Thursday games and continues into the Playoffs and Championship game.
Contestants must have a Boarding Pass card or Jackie’s Club Cortez card for signing up at the El Cortez. Registration is now open and guests may make their first picks beginning Aug. 28 for games in Weeks 1 through 4.
Guests make selections and track progress throughout the life of the contest with a personalized “team helmet” that gains yardage across the football field with each correct pick. Players receive instant prizes, including Boarding Pass points, free slot play and more each time a touchdown is scored by their “team helmet.”
Players advance by making correct weekly team picks from Thursday, Sunday and Monday pro football games. Added flexibility allows players to make or change a pick until the sportsbook closes the lines.
Up to $15,000 in cash prizes will be awarded each week. First place wins $10,000 with an additional $5,000 split among tiebreakers, in the event of a tie. Advance to playoffs by playing all 17 weeks or scoring four “touchdowns” during the regular season.
Playoff picks include prop bets, over/under and game outcomes for an additional $50,000 in cash prizes. All post-season contestants will be entered to play in the Big Game that awards another $50,000 in cash prizes. First place winner receives $25,000.
Gridiron Glory is available for play throughout 20 sportsbook and sports lounge locations, including all Station Casinos, the Fiestas, Wildfire Gaming properties as well as the Station Casinos-managed El Cortez sportsbook.
Season standings will be available via both the Rewards Kiosk and online at www.sclv.com/gridironglory. Station Casinos’ popular Last Man Standing Pro and College Elimination football contests are also back this season and will offer up to $250,000 in cash prizes. For more information, visit sclv.com/gridironglory
The Summerlin resort is inviting all “football widows” – the significant others of avid football fans who are looking for their own entertainment – to participate in their new discount program.
Every Sunday, now through Jan. 3, football widows receive the following exclusive benefits: 30% off cabana rental during pool season, $88 Swedish massage or $30 experience pass at Spa Aquae, one free mimosa with the purchase of a Ceres Jazz Brunch, 20% discount at Rampart Buffet’s Champagne Brunch, free bottle of sake with the purchase of an All-You-Can-Eat Sushi dinner in Shizen, one free beverage upsize at Starbucks and two free level 1 packs in the bingo room.
To qualify, participants must have a valid Resort Rewards Card and register at the Rewards Club. Each Sunday, program members simply swipe their card at the casino kiosk to receive their discounts for the day. For more information, visit the Rewards Club or www.rampartcasino.com.
Sportsbooks in Nevada will be the site for a weekly Pro Pick’em Football Contest that starts Sunday, Sept. 13. Pick the winning teams to collect your share of $13,000 in prizes each week of the football season. The entry fee is $25 and covers the entire season. Play one week or every week. Registration is open now. For more information visit: www.williamhill.us.
Until next week…good luck and good gaming!
H. Scot Krause is a gaming industry analyst, researcher and journalist. He is a former entertainment director and 21-year resident of Las Vegas. Questions or comments for Scot may be addressed to ScotKrause@GamingToday.com.