Updated on 09/15/2011 1:24PM

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HANDICAPPING CONTESTS

THURSDAY

Texas Station: Contest on Oak Tree card ($10 entry) 60 percent of prize money to winner, 30 percent to second and 10 percent to third; $100 prize to person leading after fifth race (must be present to win); progressive, starting at $200 and increases by $50 each day it's not hit, for scoring that day's designated point total, which starts at 135 and decreases by one each day it's not hit.

Suncoast: Contest on last five races at Oak Tree (free) $1,000 aggregate to winner(s)

Poker Palace: Head-to-head matchup contest (free) $1,000 aggregate to winner(s); entrants pick five matches a day; contest runs Wednesday through Sunday.

FRIDAY

Binion's Horseshoe: 'Shoe Q on Oak Tree card ($10 entry) $500 added to all entry fees, plus drawings for $100 in mutuel wagers

Sunset Station: Win & "in the money" contest on Oak Tree card ($10 entry) $1,000 to highest combined mutuels; entry fees go into "in the money" progressive

Texas Station: Contest on Oak Tree card ($10 entry) 60 percent of prize money to winner, 30 percent to second and 10 percent to third; $100 prize to person leading after fifth race (must be present to win); progressive, starting at $200 and increases by $50 each day it's not hit, for scoring that day's designated point total, which starts at 135 and decreases by one each day it's not hit.

Las Vegas Hilton: Contest on Oak Tree card (free) $1,000 aggregate to winner(s)

Orleans: Contest on last five races at Oak Tree (free) $1,000 aggregate to winner(s)

Union Plaza: Contest on last five races at Oak Tree (free) $1,000 aggregate to winner(s)

Poker Palace: Head-to-head matchup contest (free) $1,000 aggregate to winner(s); entrants pick five matches a day; contest runs Wednesday through Sunday

Upcoming Events

Nov. 11: Celebrity benefit for USO, featuring major Las Vegas headliners Wayne Newton, Lance Burton, Siegfried & Roy, David Brenner, Rick Springfield, Clint Holmes, and many others, Mandalay Bay Events Center, 2 p.m.

Nov. 12-16: COMDEX, technology trade show, Las Vegas Convention Center and the Sands Expo Center

Nov. 15: Grand opening of the Palms Hotel & Casino

To make changes to these listings, call Dave Tuley at 702-806-3866 or e-mail davetuley@hotmail.com

Nov. 17: Lennox Lewis vs. Hasim Rahman, heavyweight title bout, UNLV men's basketball vs. Wisconsin, Thomas & Mack Center, 7:35 p.m.

Dec. 7-16: National Finals Rodeo, Thomas & Mack Center

Dec. 25: Las Vegas Bowl, probable matchup of Mountain West No. 2 vs. Pac-10 No. 5, Sam Boyd Stadium, 12:30 p.m.

To make changes to these listings, call Dave Tuley at 702-806-3866 or e-mail davetuley@hotmail.com