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Las Vegas-based carrier Allegiant Air will now take you to five new cities and, to celebrate, is giving five lucky luckertons free flights for a year.
Allegiant is adding non-stop service to Pittsburgh, Pa., Indianapolis, Ind., Omaha, Neb., Richmond, Va. and Jacksonville, Fla., with introductory rates from $55 (if you book by November 13 for travel by May 5, 2015). We've posted routes and start dates at the end of this post. Keep in mind that while you can book flights now, service won't begin until February in most cases. Also note that booking with a debit card will save you the most money as opposed to using a credit card.
Wonder how many High Roller pod costumes this contest will inspire?
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It’s already time for football bettors to plan for the 2015 NFL season. The SuperContest at Westgate is the largest and most popular in Vegas. In fact, SuperContest grew almost 30% this year and should only get bigger in 2015. Not everyone, however, has the $1,500 entry fee laying around so you might want to planning for next year’s contest now.
Mainstream media coverage on ESPN has helped SuperContest become popular, but that’s not the only reason. The prize pool returns 100% of the money entered which is awesome. Over 1,400 people entered the SuperContest this year and the grand prize winner will receive more than $700,000. Prize money also will be rewarded to 30 runner-ups. That's all awesome, too, but the biggest reason SuperContest is growing is that you don’t have to be in Las Vegas to make your weekly picks.
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We’re just weeks away from kickoff of football season and the sportsbooks are getting ready for the most popular sport for bettors by hosting a variety of football contests. Besides typical wagers on individual games, Las Vegas casinos offer contests at different price points to give gamblers a shot at making some, potentially, big bucks. Registration has opened for the following contests:
SuperContest at Westgate (Formerly LVH, formerly Las Vegas Hilton, formerly The International, formerly just sand)
The SuperContest is easily the most popular football contest in Las Vegas and that popularity is only getting bigger. Entries for this year's SuperContest are already ahead of last year which sent the grand prize winner home with over $500,000! Entry for this football contest is $1,500. Unlike other contests, you don't have to live in Nevada to participate, but you do have to register in person. If you want to participate in the SuperContest, but don't live in Nevada you can hire a proxy to submit your weekly picks. FootballContest.com has info on what a proxy can do for you.
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The most popular football contest in Las Vegas begins taking entries Tuesday, July 1. The SuperContest at LVH may not be the biggest football contest in Las Vegas because of its $1,500 entry fee, but that’s what makes it the most popular. Last year’s winner David Frohardt-Lane from Chicago,won $542,850. Not bad for $1,500. In addition, he won a bonus prize of $15,000 by picking over 67% of the games correctly.
SuperContest pays out 100% of the winnings to the top 30 people who guess the most games correctly. Here's how it works: you have to be 21 to enter and, each week of the NFL season, you have to pick five games against the spread. It’s that simple. It might sound obvious but you have to register before the season begins to participate.
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It feels as if we’ve been talking about March Madness all year (because we have been), but it’s finally here. The NCAA college basketball tournament begins tomorrow night. (Although, March Madness in Vegas doesn’t begin until Thursday at 9 a.m.)
It’s almost game time, odds to win the college basketball championship have been adjusted and point spreads are available. Sportsbook operators and the committee that pick the teams may not agree on how teams were seeded, but that tension only helps make the tournament so much fun.
If you’re in Vegas before March Madness begins and are looking for a different way to get in on the action, you can play a couple contests that cover the entire NCAA tournament:
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Planning a Vegas trip can be exhausting. There are flights to book, hotels to reserve, show tickets to order, and gambling sessions to budget for. Fortunately, there are ways around all that. With a little (ok, maybe a lot of) luck, you can not only let someone else handle the planning for you, you can have them pick up the tab. We've seen a myriad of Vegas-based sweepstakes pop up lately and think that winning one might just be the best way to do Vegas.
Below, you'll find a roundup of some of the best contests we know about, sorted by entry deadline date. Just don’t forget about your old pals at VegasChatter should you find yourself a big winner.
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As construction on the tangled web of bright yellow steel known as El Loco comes to a close, The Adventuredome is looking for eight volunteers
foolish brave enough to ride the new roller coaster before it opens to the public. Interested parties can find contest details and submit entries on the park’s Facebook page.
Just when will El Loco debut? That’s still uncertain, but the answer seems to be sooner rather than later. Perhaps, learning from Slotzilla’s litany.. of.. delays, The Adventuredome has been a bit conservative in regards to revealing an exact opening date. When the ride was initially announced in early 2013, a December 2013 unveiling was anticipated. The park later revised that estimate, stating that first rides would be pushed back until the end of January. We’re willing to let that one slide, especially since The Adventuredome has done an awesome job of posting construction updates online.
Football season is slowly heading to a close. Pro football has just a few weeks before the playoffs begin. The playoffs make for great football-watching, but since only half of the teams remain, choices for bettors are limited.
The regular college football season ends even sooner and bowl games take over. Sure, there are way too many bowl games for the casual fan, but the gambler has less than 40 games spread over a month and a half left to bet on. College football games are spread too thin for many people to be able to bet and watch more than a game or two.
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The NFL SuperContest at LVH is the largest and most popular football contest of them all. The contest's popularity stems from its ease of play (you pick five games against the spread), prize pool and national media attention. The SuperContest has received record-breaking entries each of the past few years and the prize pool is now in the million dollar range. Since all of the proceeds are returned to participants, the winner of this year’s contest will likely see a grand prize somewhere around $500,000 with a total of $1 million to be shared among the top 30 entrants. Not too shabby for a contest.
The LVH has long said that they’d like to see the entrants and prize pool grow similar to the way World Series of Poker has grown. That may not happen until sports betting is legal in other states, but the SuperContest is reaching some form of critical mass right now. There are more amateur sports bettors joining the contest in hopes of winning big money than ever before. The growing prize pool and mainstream media’s acceptance and promotion of sports betting (Fox Sports 1 is now promoting games with point spreads) will only help the SuperContest.
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Football season is upon us and so are football contests and specials, but there is one contest in Las Vegas that stands above the rest. The LVH SuperContest has garnered national recognition by ESPN and other mainstream media outlets and offers prizes that make the contest worthwhile for people all over the country. Registration for the LVH SuperContest has been open since July 1, but it's not too late to get involved.
Last year, LVH introduced SuperContest Weekend to give gamblers, handicappers and football fans a place to congregate and talk football. This year's SuperContest Weekend takes place August 23-24 and includes free seminars, a golf outing and welcome reception. Here are the details: