The world’s premiere contest for professional NFL handicapping
The Las Vegas SuperContest is regarded as the most prominent pro football handicapping contest in the world. The contest is run out of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, which is world’s largest race and sports book. The contest has been growing in numbers over the past few years, with the number of contestants reaching 1,034 (2013), 1,403 (2014), 1,727 (2015) and 1,854 in 2016. The entry fee is $1,500 and the top 50 contestants winning prize money. The champions over the past few seasons have taken home huge payouts, banking $736,000, $895,000, and $906,000 over the past 3 seasons.
The contest is pretty straight-forward: each contestant selects 5 games each week against the spread for all 17 weeks of the regular season. Then the total wins and losses (and ties) will be tallied and the top 50 contestants go home with prize money. If you are a Nevada resident you can place your picks in person every week at the Westgate, but if you live outside of Nevada you will need to sign up for a proxy who will place the picks in person on your behalf. They’ve added a few mini-contests built into the SuperContest as well. The contestant with the best record after 4 weeks, after 8 weeks, and during the last 3 weeks of the season will earn a payout of $15,000 each. For 2017 they’ve also added a new contest called SuperContest Gold, where it’s a winner-take-all situation and a $5,000 entry fee. Here is a summary of the 2016 SuperContest results and prizes: