It used to be called the Las Vegas Hilton SuperContest but then the hotel become the LVH so now it’s the LVH SuperContest. Regardless of the name change, it’s the premier NFL handicapping contest in the world.
The format is simple: each contestant picks 5 NFL games each week using lines provided by LVH. If your team covers the spread, you get 1 point. If your team loses, you get 0 points. And if your team pushes, you get .5 points. So, for instance, if you win 2 games, lose 2 games and push 1 game, you’d get 2.5 points for that week. Each contestant picks 5 games every week for all 17 weeks of the NFL regular season (playoffs are not included) and the player with the most points wins the contest.
Last year, there were 517 entrants and the winner, Sans Souci, won $310,200. The year before that, Richard Stand won the contest in epic fashion, cashing a hundred thousand dollars of hedge bets as well as the $200K Hilton SuperContest top prize. And, before that, renowned Vegas sports gambler Steve Fezzik won the SuperContest in back-to-back years (the only person to ever accomplish that feat.)
The entry fee is $1,500 and contestants must register in person so, if you live outside of Las Vegas, you’ll need to go to Vegas once before football season starts. And while you can’t submit your weekly plays online, you can use a proxy to submit your weekly plays during the contest. Keep in mind, a large percentage of the SuperContest field is made up of players from outside of Las Vegas. The proxy system works and works well so, if you live outside of Vegas, you can still participate in the premier NFL handicapping contest.
If you’re interested in using a proxy for the contest, email us at info [at] wagerminds.com. We have a list of trustworthy proxies we recommend and we’ll be happy to share some names with you if you’re interested.