The Hilton Superbook Football Contest may be the longest running—and some would suggest most prestigious—Las Vegas football contest but they’ve got some competition from one of the new players in the Nevada sports betting industry. Cantor Gaming has ‘raised the stakes’ with their own NFL football handicapping contest.
Cantor’s contest offers similar rules to the venerable Superbook contest but requires a higher buy in. The Hilton contest has a $1,500 entry fee while Cantor’s contest has a $10,000 entry fee. The lower entry fee obviously attracts more contestants but the expectation is that the top prize will be similar. The Hilton Superbook contest winners have collected between $200,000 and $300,000 in the past few years and the expectation is that the Cantor Gaming winner will collect a prize in that range as well.
Contestants can have two entries with an entry deadline of 9:00 AM Pacific on Sunday, September 11. Subsequent weeks will have a deadline of 11:00 PM Pacific on Friday unless the contestant picks a Thursday night game in which case the deadline is an hour before kickoff. Players must select five NFL sides per week against the spread.
100% of the entry fees will be returned as prize money as follows:
1st place = 50% of all entry fees
2nd place = 20% of all entry fees
3rd place = 15% of all entry fees
4th place = 10% of all entry fees
If there’s a tie for first place the winner will be determined by the best record in the final four weeks of the contest.
Cantor Gaming is the gaming services affiliate of worldwide financial giant Cantor Fitzgerald. They’ve made a significant impact on the Nevada sports betting scene in their first few years in the market. The currently operate the sports books at the M Resort, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tropicana and will soon take over management of the sports books at the Venetian and Palazzo.
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