Pick a gaming company and it's likely got a football contest for you. Here's a run down of the biggies:
The deadline's already closed on this grand daddy of all football contests. Register before the first game of the season next year in order to secure your place in this mega-contest.
●Boyd Gaming's Pick The Pros
Boyd's Pick The Pros requires a B Connected Players Club card for entry. Your level of play will determine how many entries you receive. The contest deals out a $30,000 prize pool each week with the amount split up between the number of winners. Play it at The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, California and Fremont.
●Station Casinos' Great Giveaway
Touted as the "largest prize pool in Nevada," Station Casinos' Great Giveaway offers $2 mil in cash and prizes. If you don't win anything, you'll get your $25 entry fee back. Buy two entries, and you'll get a third for free. Play it at any Station, Wildfire, or Fiesta casino as well as the El Cortez.
●Silverton's Pro Picks
With Silverton's Pro Picks contest, fans pick a winner each week and if you're right, you'll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate and a chance to win a "man cave or diva den." Hey, we didn't say it was the most amazing contest ever, but you can enter it from home.
●Palms' Pigskin Payoff
Palms could make your love of pigskin payoff with, erm, Pigskin Payoff. $25 bucks per entry and you pick the winner for a chance at a $10k a week in prizes.
●Registration has already closed for William Hill's Pro Pick 'em
... if you wanted a shot at season prizes. If just any prize or payout will do, sign up weekly at any William Hill sportsbook, including any Leroy's or Lucky's branded book, in Nevada. Entries are $25 bucks.
✔The New Place
The Ainsworth at Hard Rock is the (fancy) new kid on the block when it comes to watching sports. The newly opened sports lounge is stocked with HD flat-screen TVs, cocktails, and game day noms that range from Philly Sliders to Tuna Tartare Tacos. Head there at the end of the week for Sunday Football Fundays. Or, whenever you want with hours ranging from noon 'til 2 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 5 a.m. on Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sundays.
● The Pub at Monte Carlo
$3.95 pints, $19.95 buckets of beer on Monday nights
$3.95 pints, $19.95 buckets of beer and $39.95 liquid brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
● Town Square
Ranch House Kitchen
Weekly Sunday Pigskin Playground by Collective ZOO to kick off September 8 at 10 a.m.
Drink specials will include $2 domestic beers, $12 buckets of beer and $20 bottomless Bloody Mary Bar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Public House (the other Public House)
Game Day specials every Saturday, Sunday and Monday through the season
$25 buckets of Bud Light and Budweiser, $20 bucket of wings
Happy Hour every Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to offer $20 all-you-can-eat buffet, $15 bottomless mimosas or build-your-own Bloody Marys (two hour limit)
Public House opens to the public September 10
Tender Steak & Seafood
Tailgate lounge menu every Sunday and Monday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pricing will range from $3 to $20 for bites which will include Texas Chili Fries, Bluepoint Oyster Shooters, and more
Mi Casa Grill Cantina
Monday Night Football Party on September 10, 17 and 24
Giveaways and weekly prizes
Food and drink specials include $2 tacos and quesadillas, $2 Jägermeister shots, $3 Skyy Vodka cocktails and $12 Corona and Corona Light buckets
Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer
Bones and Beers specials run Thursdays through Mondays throughout the season
Stop by for $5 shots of Patrón tequila, $15 pitchers of Coors Light or Lynyrd Skynyrd Lager
Other specials include $22 for chicken wings and a pitcher of beer or $30 for pork spare ribs and a pitcher of beer
The BBQ joint offers more than 22 hi-def TVs
●Crazy Horse III
Striptease half-time shows by the Las Vegas Tight Ends (we're not making that up)
Drink specials include free Bud and Bud Light drafts and free Crown Royal and Absolut vodka drinks during 4 p.m. pre-game parties
$1 Bud and Bud Light drafts and $5 cocktails during the game
Weekly raffle giveaways
●Red Rock Resort
Drink to Drown during Monday Night Football games
10 cent drafts offered with the purchase of any entree and $15 beer mug
$7.77 burgers will be available as well as $5 cocktails
Pro Football Headquarters at the Stratosphere Theater
Every Sunday from September 9 through the end of playoffs
Big screen TVs, live blackjack tables and betting stations, free WiFi, food and drink specials include $6.50 pitchers of Bud Light or $10 pitchers of margaritas
Free admission, doors open at 9 a.m.
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