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Big events and busy weekends for Vegas are on the way. Events like this weekend’s fight and the rapidly approaching WSOP as well as holidays like Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day, mean hotel rates will be at their highest. Scoring a reasonably priced stay is still possible, but will require a bit more work than usual. Alternatively, you can sink a few minutes into entering the online contests below, cross your fingers, and hope to become a lucky winner. After all, a vacation on someone else’s dime really is the best way to do Vegas.
Good News: If you own an iPhone, you can win a free entry to the Westgate football SuperContest (worth $1,500) beginning with this season's college basketball tournament.
Bad News: If you own an Android phone, you’ll have to wait until summer to attempt to win a free entry.
Yesterday, Westgate and Gamblino (a mobile gaming company) announced a partnership to expand the reach of the SuperBook's annual SuperContest. In case you didn’t know, the SuperContest is the world’s largest and most renowned pro football handicapping competition. This partnership is a big deal for the SuperContest as Jay Kornegay, Vice President of Race & Sports for Westgate, has been looking to expand the contest every year in a way similar to how the World Series of Poker has grown.
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Have you ever wanted to eat Denny’s and drink expensive champagne at the same time? Yeah, didn't think so. But, you may get the chance to, if you play along.
On Wednesday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the new Denny’s on The Strip, between the Casino Royale and Venetian, will give guests the chance to strike gold with their Golden Grand Slam Celebration. Here’s how it works: The first 100 guests to arrive at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. will be score a golden ticket they can enter to win prizes.
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Last week, Borgata in Atlantic City announced it will host New Jersey's first physical, skill-based gambling competition. The contest will be a basketball free-throw shooting contest for money that will take place March 21.
The competition will be the first of many non-traditional, skill-based gambling contests Borgata plans to offer. The contest is debuting in New Jersey as part of a program called "New Jersey First" started by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. The goal is to offer new gambling options before other states so something like this hasn’t been legalized by Nevada... yet.
In-flight entertainment will reach “Radioactive” levels this February as Vegas’ own Imagine Dragons partner up with Southwest Airlines to promote their new album, out February 17. The airline will be flying the band across the country for four intimate concerts where they will test out their new material from “Smoke + Mirrors” (plus, hopefully, pepper in a few older favorites).
While no info is listed for these concerts on the band’s tour page, they’re set to perform shows in Los Angeles on February 20, Salt Lake City February 21, Las Vegas February 23, and Atlanta February 25. We’re not sure where the Vegas concert will take place, but the band says they’re performing four “club shows” in special venues that meant something to them during their rise to fame.
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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