08/23/2001 11:00PM

LAS VEGAS FOOTBALL CONTESTS: Season-long contests with a deadline


Las Vegas Hilton: "SuperContest," $1,500 per entry, contestants pick five NFL games against the spread each week, first prize is 40% of all entry fees, an estimated $150,000, the Hilton also gives a $10,000 bonus if the champion picks 67%, total prize pool of $335,000 based on 250 entries, deadline to sign up and get first week's entry in is Friday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m., everyone signing up by 5 p.m. Sunday will be eligible for a free $10,000 winner-take-all contest on the last three weeks of the regular season.

College 101 (Caesars Palace, Bally's, Paris, Las Vegas Hilton, Flamingo, plus Park Place properties in Reno, Tahoe and Laughlin): $50 entry fee, limit of five entries per person per property, pick 10 games against the spread off a list of 20 designated games each week, guaranteed $50,000 prize pool (will rise if more than 1,000 entries) paid to 20th place, deadline to sign up is Sept. 1, top three entrants at halfway point will win trip to the Rose Bowl, everyone who enters by 5 p.m. Sunday will also be eligible to win Rose Bowl tickets.

The Eliminator (Bally's, Reno Hilton): $50 entry fee, limit of five entries, players pick one college or pro game against the spread each week, you lose once you're out, last person standing wins entire prize pool, deadline Sept. 8.

NFL Ultimate Edge (Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie's East, Arizona Charlie's West): $15 entry, buy 4 get 1 free (maximum of five entries), pick against the spread, $100,000 first prize, pays to 10th place, $10,000 weekly prize, plus $2,000 progressive bonus for having a 15-0 week, progressive carries over until someone goes 15-0, special playoff contest if there's a carryover after Week 17, deadline Sept. 8.

$100,000 Football Contest (Terrible's): $15 entry, buy 4 get 1 free, no pointspreads, $12,500 first prize to season-long winner, $2,000 in weekly prizes, deadline Sept. 8.

$250,000 Football Frenzy (Fiesta, The Reserve): two free entries per person, no pointspreads, $80,000 in season-long prizes paid to 80th place, $10,000 in prizes each week, deadline Sept. 8.

Some of these contests offer season-long prizes, but locals or tourists

may enter at any time for weekly prizes

Great Giveaway Football Contest (Palace Station, Boulder Station, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Santa Fe Station and Wild Wild West): $25 entry, buy 2 get 1 free (maximum of three total entries), no pointspreads, $100,000 first prize for person picking the most winners on the season, and another $100,000 for the person picking the most losers, pays down to 100th place, late entrants not eligible for season-end prizes but still able to play for $25,000 in weekly prizes ($15,000 for most winners; $10,000 for most losers), weekly tiebreaker is the person closest to the Monday Night score without going over, $250,000 "Fiddle in the Middle" prize pool to be split by everyone who compiles a .500 record, free logo cap if you sign up by Aug. 31.

Pick the Pros (Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Jackie Gaughan's Plaza): $25 entry, buy 4 get 1 free (maximum of five entries), no pointspreads, $100,000 to overall winner, pays to 360th place, late entrants eligible for season-end prizes (though you're behind by 15 games after Week 1), $40,000 in weekly prizes (guaranteed $10,000 winner each week), free party with cash drawings for people signing up by Sept. 6.

All-American Football Contest (Stardust, Sam's Town, Main Street Station, California, Fremont, Joker's Wild, Eldorado): one free entry per person, no pointspreads, players pick combination of 17 college and pro games, $10,000 winner take all (split equally among multiple winners), deadline 8 a.m. Saturdays.

$125,000 Free Football Frenzy (The Regent Las Vegas): one free entry per person, no pointspreads, $25,000 prize for end-of-season champion, $5,000 weekly prize, sign up in August and receive 2-for-1 voucher for J.C.'s Pub.