Del Mar contest set to go at Jerry's Nugget

Jul 16, 2013 3:03 AM

Jerry’s Nugget will be running a Del Mar Handicapping Contest from July 20 through Aug. 31 with $1,000 in prize money going to the top two finishers.

It’s just $10 to enter, plus those horse players who are MoreClub members will also receive a $30 Gift Card.

The popular North Las Vegas casino will also be offering a Buy 1, Get 2 coupon, which allows all contest players the opportunity to enter three times each week for $20. Coupons are available Saturdays at the race counter in the Nugget sports book.

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“This is our eighth season hosting the Del Mar contest and this year we are offering more value than ever,” said Mark Dufty, the Nugget’s race and sports director.

Every week is a new contest and another chance at the $1,000 prize money. Players are asked to choose any five selections from the first eight races on the Saturday Del Mar card and accumulate points for win, place and show.

The highest point earner wins $800 with $200 going to the runner-up. Contest days are July 20, July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Betting windows open at 7 a.m.

Guests arriving early will be served complimentary donuts and coffee. Track sandwiches for $2 include turkey or beef brisket on a homemade roll. Drink specials include Bud specials for $1.

For complete rules, check the Jerry’s Nugget sports book.

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