Circa announced the details of its 2022 NFL contests last week, but anybody who knows anything knows it isn’t the only game in town. SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas has been running NFL handicapping contests since 1988 and will continue its tradition this season, with some added perks.
In recent years, the main SuperContest has featured in-season side contests as well as the full-season championship. Those in-season contests will increase this year (from nine to 11), with six three-week contests (payouts to the top three, with $50,000 first prizes), three six-week contests (payouts to top four, $75,000 first prizes), and two nine-week contests (payouts to top five, $100,000 first prizes).
“If people are having tough years or tough runs, these in-season contests can give you new life,” said Jay Kornegay, executive vice president of SuperBook Sports. “You can go on a little bit of a hot streak, and you have a chance. … We expanded the in-season contests because of feedback from contestants. They’ve been received very well.”
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The SuperContest has maintained its main season-long structure since the ’80s, with entrants making five against-the-spread selections each week of the NFL season and an entry fee of $1,000 (maximum three entries, with the top 30 places paid out). But SuperBook also has a riskier, winner-take-all contest: SuperContest Gold. The entry fee for the Gold flight is $5,000, and all of the prize pool goes to the winner. The SuperBook contests, like Circa’s, have no rake. Last season’s SuperContest Gold winner took down $435,000.
SuperBook also has a “Reboot” contest, which covers the second half of the NFL season and has a $500 buy-in. Contestants can enter until Nov. 12.