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Westgate SuperContest Officially Opens

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook started taking entries on July 1 for the SuperContest, the largest NFL handicapping contest in the world, and hopes 2015 will be the biggest year yet.

In anticipation of that possibility, the SuperBook decided to expand payouts from the Top 30 to the Top 50, with the winner still taking home 35 percent of the total prize pool in the 100 percent payback pro football contest.

The deadline to enter the 2015 SuperContest is Sept. 12 with an early-bird deadline of Sept. 7 to guarantee entry in the Mini Contest that takes place over the last three weeks of the season for a $15,000 prize.

In 2014, Team OddsShark’s very own Kelly Stewart (aka KellyInVegas) went 14-1 to win the Mini Contest.

The SuperContest paid out only the Top 20 prior to 2013, but a dramatic uptick in entries over the last few years prompted the moves to Top 30 and then Top 50. Last year saw a record 1,403 entries at $1,500 each, making the prize pool worth more than $2 million for the first time.

The 2014 champion CH Ballers took home over $740,000 for picking a remarkable 76 percent winners (64.5 out of 85), including the first place prize and a share of the $15,000 bonus for hitting 67 percent or better.

In 2010, there were just 345 entries with winner Richard Stand taking home $207,000 after totaling 55.5 points, which would have been good enough for a tie for ninth place last year. But increased media exposure, including coverage by ESPN and participation from high-profile contestants like Bill Simmons, has helped the SuperContest grow bigger than ever.

The use of a proxy also greatly benefits contestants, who need to enter in person but can assign one to submit their picks on a weekly basis if they live outside the state of Nevada and are unable to do it themselves in person.

FootballContestProxy.com offers a very professional, highly recommended proxy service for contestants in Las Vegas football contests, including the SuperContest.