Las Vegas, Nevada, January 15, 2014 – The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino announced it has had another record-breaking winner of its annual ultimate pro football handicapping contest, the SuperContest.
David Frohardt-Lane, from Chicago, won $542,850 by having the best record, plus also winning a $15,000 bonus for selecting over 67% winners, making for a total first place prize amount of $557,850. Frohardt-Lane’s record for the season was 55-26-4 and his winning percentage was 67.9% (excluding ties). The Detroit native plans to donate half of his winnings to GiveWell, a nonprofit that evaluates other charities.
David Frohardt-Lane accepts the first prize check as the winner of the 2013 SuperContest for a record $557,850 from Jay Kornegay, VP of Race & Sports at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
“We had yet another amazing year with the SuperContest,” said Jay Kornegay, Vice President of Race & Sports for the LVH. “This contest has always been popular but the last couple of years it has grown by leaps and bounds. We literally doubled the amount of contestants within the last two years.”
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LVH SuperContests Has Another Record-Breaking Year
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 1,034 contestants participated. The top 30 contestants were awarded cash prizes. The top five finishers and their records were as follows:
- DAVID FROHARDT-LANE 55-26-4 57 points ($557,850)
- EBN OZN 56-28-1 56.5 points ($217,140)
- BOSCO 78 54-29-2 55 ($108,570)
- BITTER BOB 53-29-3 54.5 [tie] ($73,672.50)
- BIG LIB 53-29-3 54.5 [tie] ($73,672.50)
Complete SuperContest rules, standings, selections, and past history are available at www.thelvh.com/supercontest.
Fans and handicappers alike are also looking forward to the 3rd Annual SuperContest Weekend in late August. This special event includes a golf tournament and handicapping seminar, as well as a reception and prize giveaways. 2014 will also mark the 26th 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. Additionally, can follow us on Twitter: @JayKornegay, @LVSuperBook, and @LVHHotelCasino.
About LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a legendary 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, Mexican specialties and fabulous margaritas at Vince Neil’s Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina, mouth-watering burgers at Burger Bistro, 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 “Raiding the Rock Vault” in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going headliners, comedy and 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.
Robin Biffinger/Director of Marketing & Advertising