Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2013 – LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is excited to announce the first-ever female champion of its annual ultimate pro football handicapping contest, the SuperContest.
“Al Sr.,” who opted to keep her real name and face anonymous, is an avid football fan and went 5-0 on the last regular season Sunday to capture the title and grand prize of $447,000. Her final pick was the Redskins after changing her mind at the last second from her original pick, the Cowboys. In the end, her pick prevailed as the Redskins beat the Cowboys 28-18. Although “Al Sr.” follows college football more than the NFL, after watching her husband participate for years she decided it was her turn to get into the action. Each contestant selects an alias for the SuperContest and she chose “Al Sr.” after her husband.
The SuperContest is the ultimate pro football handicapping contest in the world’s largest race & sports book, the SuperBook®. Contestants can win their share of the prize pool by paying a $1,500 entry fee prior to the start of the regular professional football season and then picking five games each week against the point spread throughout the 17-week regular season. The prize structure is based on the number of entrants and is structured so that contestants receive 100% of the prize money paid in.
This year, a record-breaking 745 contestants participated. The top 20 contestants were awarded the 100% payback prizes. The top three finishers and their records are as follows:
- Al Sr. (56-26-3) – $447,000
- Jay Stones (56-27-2) – $178,800
- Heisenberg (55-29-1) – $89,400
The LVH chips in a $10,000 bonus for the mini-contest, which is the best record over the last 3 weeks of the season. This year an unprecedented 19 contestants tied for the mini contest prize. Each will be awarded $526.32.
In addition, the LVH also adds a $10,000 aggregate bonus for any contestant selecting over 67% winners. The top two finishers, Al Sr. (68.29%) and Jay Stones (67.47%), finished above 67% and both will receive an additional $5,000.
Fans and handicappers alike can look forward to the 2nd Annual SuperContest Weekend in late August. This special event includes a golf tournament and handicapping seminar, as well as a reception and prize giveaways. 2013 will also mark the 25th year that the property will offer the SuperContest. The SuperBook will begin to take entries this summer. Details can be found in the SuperBook and on thelvh.com as the event gets closer.
About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®. LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world-famous Benihana, fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Pan-Asian dining at 888 Noodle Bar, authentic Japanese sushi at Teru Sushi, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world, and more. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by world-class headliners in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to www.thelvh.com or connect with us on our social pages www.thelvh.com/Hotel/stayconnected.
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