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Las Vegas Sportsbooks Offers Multiple Options for Football Contests


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Those interested in participating in any Las Vegas’ football contests have about a month left before the registration deadline. Note that those living outside of Nevada can pay a fee and utilize a proxy service. Below are some of the details of the five main contests for the 2018-19 season.

The Westgate SuperContest remains the most popular event with over 3,000 entries last year. Last year’s winner took home $1.4 million. Entry is $1,500 though the top 100 finishers win cash. There are also a few in-season mini contests players can participate in. Players select five NFL sides with set lines posted at 5 pm PT every Wednesday.

In 2017, the Westgate added the winner-take-all SuperContest Gold. Similar format to that of the regular SuperContest but only the top spot takes home cash. This year’s grand prize is expected to be around $750K. Note that there is a $5K entry fee.

The Golden Nugget’s Ultimate Football Challenge includes both NFL and college football side (7 picks per week) and a $1,000 entry free. The field is much smaller compared to the SuperContest with only 308 entries last season. First place won just under $120K and the top 20 finishers earn cash.

If college football is your weapon of choice, you can jump in William Hill’s college football pick ’em for only $500. There are $75K in guaranteed prize money and if the winner picks 49 games or more correct they’ll earn a $25K bonus. William Hill also does a weekly $25 entry fee NFL contest throughout the season. It’s unique in that it doesn’t involve point spreads, just straight up picks.

The brand new Circa sportsbook is offering a slightly cheaper ($1,000 entry fee) alternative to the SuperContest. Same format with five NFL picks per week. There’s $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money and rumor has it, the number of entries is currently not very big and players can enter as many as three times.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us ([email protected]). BettorIQ professional bettors Eric Waz and Erin Rynning have both participated and cashed in multiple Las Vegas football contests.