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If You're Not In Westgate's Football SuperContest, You May Want To Prepare For 2015

September 16, 2014 at 3:17 PM | by | Comments (3)

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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Registration Opens Soon For LVH's SuperContest

June 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM | by | Comments (3)

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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LVH Releases NFL Season Win Totals

May 19, 2014 at 12:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

Summer unofficially kicks off this in a few days with Memorial Day Weekend! What better way to get pumped than thinking about football?

Yesterday afternoon, the LVH SuperBook released their 2014 NFL season win totals. While these aren’t the first NLF season win totals to be released, they’re probably the season win totals that sports bettors look to the most. Unlike some other early sports bets where you can only place a few hundred dollars per bet, you can place wagers of $3,000 each for these win totals.

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LVH First With Week 1 NFL Point Spreads

April 24, 2014 at 1:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

You know who's not messing around? The line makers at LVH.

The NFL released the schedule for the upcoming pro football season yesterday afternoon. Before the sun went down on the west coast, LVH had point spreads available for week one games. While some sportsbooks only take bets of $500 when they release lines early, LVH is taking bets up to $5,000 on sides (teams) and $1,000 on totals (over/under).

Here are the point spreads for the first week of the NFL season if you're in town and want to get some action on week one games this summer:

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Cantor Releases 2014 NFL Season Win Totals

March 11, 2014 at 3:23 PM | by | Comment (1)

Most of us are getting ready for March Madness or the first pitch of the Major League Baseball regular season. Football isn't front and center with most people that bet on sports, but that hasn't stopped Cantor Gaming (CG Technology) from looking forward to the NFL season. It's the first sportsbook operator to post season win totals for the next pro football season.

Over the past couple seasons, Cantor has become the first sportsbook operator to release NFL season win totals but this marks the earliest they've posted them to date. In fact, this is the earliest any sportsbook operator has released season win totals. Ever. Free agency hasn't begun yet and the NFL Draft is weeks away, but if you can see into the future maybe you're ready to place bets on how teams will perform. Take a look:

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Big Game Prop Bets Are Ready

January 27, 2014 at 12:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

Betting on the Super Bowl Big Game has grown almost every year over the past decade for two reasons. Obviously, the increased popularity of the game is a major reason for general growth of the sports, but prop bets (prop is short for proposition) have become more popular every year.

When William “Refrigerator” Perry scored a touchdown for the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX it woke gamblers up to the potential for big wins with prop bets when he cashed a 20-1 prop bet for some people. Prop bets have become so popular that there are now around 400 prop bets at most sportsbooks for the Big Game. Almost half of the money wagered will be on prop bets. That’s serious.

The prop bets you can make with sportsbooks in Las Vegas are based on the action on the field. The silly fun prop bets, like “what color gatorade will be poured on the winning coach?,” are only available online. Those aren't legal in Nevada. The point spread and total were released over a week ago but, as you'd imagine, it takes some time to come up with another 400 prop bets so it took some time for them to be released. They're out now and we're ready to get down! Let’s take a look at a few of the legit prop bets that the William Hill sportsbooks made available on Friday.

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Start Preparing Now For The 2014 LVH SuperContest

October 24, 2013 at 6:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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2013 Guide To Everything Pigskin In Las Vegas

September 5, 2013 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (9)

We've done it again. Football season is finally here and so is VegasChatter's Guide to Everything Pigskin in Las Vegas.

Bookmark this at-a-glance guide for the latest on where to party, who's got the hottest specials, betting advice, and more. We'll be updating it all season long. Find out everything about football in Vegas by just scrolling down. Interested in a specific hotel or company? Then click on the links below to jump right to that section. Know of something we've missed? Shoot us the info and we'll throw it in!

The Resources

If you want to pick a winning team based on more than what city you like better (hey, don't knock it. We've won a football pool with that strategy!), this year we've expanded our list of phenomenal resources from six to nine. From The National Post to Beyond The Bets, make sure you know them all by checking here.

The Contests

Pick a gaming company and it's likely got a football contest for you. Here's a run down of the biggies:

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A Look At Props, Futures and Big Game Odds As NFL Kicks Off

September 4, 2013 at 10:40 PM | by | Comments (6)

Okay, NFL fans, simmer down now. We know. It's almost here. So, where in the hell is our 2013 Guide to Everything Pigskin in Las Vegas? It's dropping tomorrow. And, it's chockfull of details on parties, contests and specials all around town. In fact, we need to cram in five more parties we just learned about today.

Until then, William Hill is sharing its most up-to-date "futures, season win totals, player futures and player match-up props." A rep says these odds are available at all their Nevada locations and the William Hill app, but - for most - only until Sunday. Here's some of the highlights below. If you want to know something specific, ask in the comments and we'll pass it along!

Pro Football Player Futures
MOST PASS YDS 2013 REG SEASON:
6401 D BREES 3/1
6402 M STAFFORD 11/2
6403 P MANNING 6/1
6404 T BRADY 10/1
6405 T ROMO 18/1
6406 A RODGERS 9/2
6407 M RYAN 12/1
6408 A LUCK 18/1
6409 C PALMER 50/1
6410 RTHLSBERGR 40/1
6411 M SCHAUB 30/1
6412 E MANNING 12/1
6413 J FREEMAN 75/1
6414 S BRADFORD 50/1
6415 C NEWTON 45/1
6416 J FLACCO 50/1
6417 A DALTON 75/1
6418 P RIVERS 45/1
6419 J CUTLER 20/1
6420 M VICK 75/1
6421 R TANEHILL 75/1
6422 A SMITH 75/1
6423 M FLYNN 50/1
6424 KAEPERNICK 60/1
6425 R WILSON 60/1
6426 R GRIFFIN3 40/1
6427 FIELD 75/1

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LVH Details SuperContest Weekend, William Hill Rolls Out Free Bets Giveaway

August 13, 2013 at 4:24 PM | by | Comment (1)

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:

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New NFL Futures Bet Pops Up At Caesars Entertainment Sportsbooks

August 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM | by | Comments (6)

Sportsbooks are always giving us new ways to bet. And now, the sportsbooks of Caesars Entertainment are offering NFL fans a nice payout on correctly predicting win/loss records.

Caesars Entertainment sportsbooks now allow bettors the option to bet the exact total of wins for any of the NFL's 32 teams. Each line is set with a round number and the player can wager the over, under or exact. For example, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers line is set at 8 wins. The over pays +140, under +120, and exactly +280.

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Preparing For The NFL Season To Kick Off

July 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM | by | Comments (6)

Last week, the NFL pre-season began with training camps opening for all teams. Preseason begins with the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio this Sunday. This puts us just about a month out from the beginning of the NFL regular season! Sunday's will change for the rest of the year beginning September 8.

With the growing popularity of sports betting apps, you no longer have to be in the sportsbook to bet on games which means you no longer have to watch the games there, either. But, with everything, this comes with a price.

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