06/02/2002 11:00PM

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HANDICAPPING CONTESTS

MONDAY

Palms: "Out of the money" contest ($10 entry, no limit) points awarded for selections who win, place or show; person with the least points wins.

WEDNESDAY

Station Casinos (Palace, Boulder, Sunset, Texas, Santa Fe, Green Valley, Fiesta Rancho): Southern California Handicapper's Challenge ($10 entry, maximum five per person); $3,000 to highest combined mutuels, $1,000 for second, $500 for third, $300 for fourth; $200 for fifth; all entry fees go into "in the money" progressive that carries over to the next week if not hit.

Texas Station: Contest on Hollywood card

($10 entry) all entries paid back to winners on 60-30-10 pay schedule; $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.

Excalibur: Contest on Hollywood card ($10 entry) $2,000 in cash prizes, plus drawings after every race (drawings after odd-numbered races are for food prizes, drawings after even-numbered races are for $100 cash).

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.

THURSDAY

Texas Station: Contest on Hollywood card ($10 entry) rules same as Wednesday.

Union Plaza: Contest on last five races at Hollywood (free) $500 aggregate to entrant(s) with highest combined winning mutuels, $500 aggregate to entrant(s) picking the most winners.

Poker Palace: Head-to-head matchup contest (free) rules same as Wednesday.

FRIDAY

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

Sunset Station: Win & "in the money" contest on Hollywood card ($10 entry) $1,000 to highest combined mutuels, $300 for second, $200 for third; entry fees go into "in the money" progressive.

Las Vegas Hilton: Contest on Hollywood card (free) $700 for first, $200 for second, $100 for third

Texas Station: Contest on Hollywood card ($10 entry) rules same as Wednesday.

Poker Palace: Head-to-head matchup contest (free) rules same as Wednesday.

SATURDAY

Sam's Town: Free and Easy contest on last three races at Bay Meadows and last three races at Hollywood (free) $1,000 aggregate to winner(s)

Poker Palace: Head-to-head matchup contest (free) rules same as Wednesday, with addition of $100 aggregate bonus for going 5-0 on Saturday.

SUNDAY

Fiesta Rancho: Big 5 Pony Express contest on five selected races (free) top 10 finishers win prizes ranging from $500 for first and $100 for second to food comps, Fiesta logo merchandise and player's club points; contestants must sign up for an Amigo Club Player's Card.

Poker Palace: Head-to-head matchup contest (free) rules same as Wednesday, with addition of $100 aggregate bonus for going 5-0 on Sunday.

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 27-31: Bellagio poker tournament, no limit holdem, $10,000 entry fee

June 1-2: Grand Racing Festival, horse handicapping tournament, MGM Grand, $3,500 entry fee

June 9-15: CineVegas film festival, Palms

June 14-15: Summer Showdown II, horse handicapping tournament, Reno Hilton, $200 entry fee plus $600 in "live" money bet over two days

June 22: Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, featherweight title fight, MGM Grand Garden Arena

June 24-29: World Pro Basketball Challenge, eight teams including the Magic Johnson All-Stars and the Harlem Globetrotters, Cox Pavilion

June 28: Shaq's Comedy All-Star Roast, featuring Emmitt Smith, MGM Grand

To make changes to these listings, call

Dave Tuley at 702-806-3866 or e-mail

davetuley@hotmail.com