About the SuperContest
THE HISTORY OF THE LVH SUPERCONTEST
Over $1.5 million was handed out in 2013 in the LVH SuperContest, which is billed as the world's ultimate pro football handicapping contest.
Run by the SuperBook in Las Vegas, over 1,000 entries were accepted in 2013 for the weekly NFL betting picks contest that just keeps getting bigger every year. And 2014 is expected to be the biggest year yet for the competition.
Back in 2004 the SuperContest had 411 entries, and the first-place prize was split three ways between Letitridesports.com, Group A, and Tiger Wilson, all of whom put up 52.5 points on the season and collected $131,520 for their handicapping savvy. In 2005 it was Blue Team that walked away as the solo winner, earning $303,000 in a contest that attracted 505 entries.
First-place shares for the next six years were then $249,600, $205,200, $210,000, $196,800, $207,000, and $310,200, and the SuperContest then exploded in 2012 with 745 entries with contest champion Al Sr. grabbing the first-place prize of $447,000 after putting up 57.5 points.
In 2013 the SuperContest went to another level once again, attracting 1,034 entries with the winner David Frohardt-Lane putting up 57 points en route to taking home the first-place prize of $542,850 plus a $15,000 bonus for selecting 67% or better winners on the season. The champion's final record on the season in 2013 was 55-26-4, while second-place finisher EBN OZN went 56-28-1 for 56.5 points and collected $217,140 from the SuperContest prize pool.
Third-place finisher Bosco 78 went 54-29-2 last year for 55 points and won $108,570, and in total 34 entrants grabbed a piece of the SuperContest money – those that finished from 29th place through 34th place with 51 points earned $1,551 from the total prize pool of $1,581,000.
The SuperContest has entrants pick five NFL games against the spread each week against a line set by the SuperBook. A winning pick is then worth a single point, while a push gives you just half a point. At the end of the season the entrant with the most points in the SuperContest wins the top prize – which is 35% of the total pot for the contest. The entry fee is $1,500, so if 1,000 people sign up for the contest in a year then the first-place prize is $525,000.
And while entries for the 2014 SuperContest started getting accepted back on July 1, the third annual SuperContest weekend in Las Vegas is set for August 22-23 – with six free contest entries up for grabs and a handicapping seminar on the schedule. The final deadline for entering the SuperContest is September 6, after which you're out of luck for this NFL season.