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Will A Million Bucks Get You To The Riviera On Time?

Where: 2901 Las Vegas Blvd., South [map], 89109
February 22, 2012 at 4:32 PM | by | ()

Best use of the pick and roll ever.

A million bucks must be the magic number to grab the attention of Vegas gamblers, players, and sports fanatics these days. Yesterday we highlighted a million dollar money shot and a million dollar bonus win at Three Card Poker. Now, the Riviera is going mad this March with a million dollar contest of their own.

The March $1,000,000 Tournament Challenge will pair college basketball fanatics with college party fanatics. The challenge features 100% payback of up to a thousand entries at $1,000 a pop. For those whose mathematical brain cells are more long gone than their college days, one thousand entries times a thousand bucks calculators out to a million dollars.

Through the first two rounds of March Madness March 15-18, contestants pick their winners and point totals from the daily contest sheet. Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 18 after the final game of the day. Assuming the contest sells out, first prize will take home $500,000. Of course, the real million dollar question is whether a thousand sports fans will head to the Riviera to pony up $1,000 a piece.

To prevent strains from keeping their eyes solely on the prize, game breaks will feature activities like beer pong and free throw shooting contests. Sapphire Gentlemen's Club will sponsor a 3-on-3 Bikini Basketball Tournament featuring the girls of, duh, Sapphire and their basketballs. Add a sticky floor, musty smells and unconquered lust and we gotta say this is just how we remember college.

Registration deadline is Thursday, March 15, at 8 a.m. Daily contest sheets will be available on Wednesday, March 14. Sign up inside the Riviera or by calling 1-800-637-5687. Contest rules and more information are available at Riviera's website.

[Photo: Riviera]

Archived Comments:

$1k per entry?

Very ambitious of the Riv.  I would be surprised if they get anywhere close to $1M.  Maybe if it were Caesars or MGM properties collectively, but just the Riv?


I thought so too. Gotta hand it to them for going for it tho.  I guess if they do fail to sellout, at least that increases the odds of winning since it's 100% payout? Albeit from a prize pool smaller than a mil.