Deemed the “Ultimate Football Handicapping Challenge,” the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest is the world’s longest-running sports-betting competition. It began in 1988 and has been running for more than 30 years. On this page, you’ll learn about what the Las Vegas SuperContest is.
What Is the Las Vegas SuperContest?
Known as one of the premier football betting contests in the world, the SuperContest invites contestants from all over the world to compete in a point spread picking competition over the course of the NFL season.
Each week during the NFL regular season, contestants select five games against the spread using the SuperContest contest lines. Points are tallied across the whole season as contestants compete for prizes based on where they rank. Prizes are determined by the number of entries in the contest.
How Does SuperContest Scoring Work?
Each week during the SuperContest season, contestants pick five games against the contest point spread as their weekly selections. A correct selection is graded as a pick that covers the point spread and earns the contestant one point. A push, or a tie, of the point spread means the pick doesn’t win or loses and the contestant is awarded a half of a point. A losing pick is graded as such when a selection doesn’t cover the point spread and is worth no points.
The current SuperContest offers multiple leaderboards over the course of the season. Across the 18-week NFL regular season, there is the overall season-long leaderboard and then there are two-nine-week leaderboards with prizes, three six-week leaderboards with prizes, and six three-week leaderboards with prizes. The overall season-long leaderboard is what determines the year’s SuperContest champion.
How Can You Play in the SuperContest?
The SuperContest is open to anyone who is of legal gambling age in the State of Nevada (21 years old). Contestants do not have to be a resident of Nevada in order to participate in the SuperContest, but they must register in person at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
SuperContest contestants are allowed to designate a proxy to place weekly selections. The proxy must register with the contestant in person at the time of registration and can then handle the entry of picks each week even if the contestant isn’t located in Nevada.
Picks can be entered in person at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook or via the sportsbook’s mobile app.
Step 1: Put Together the Entry Fee
For 2022, the SuperContest costs $1,000 to enter, and there is a maximum of three entries per person.
Step 2: Decide If You Need a Proxy
Once you’ve put together the money for entry, the second step to entering the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest is to secure a proxy if needed. If a proxy is not needed, you may skip this step.
Step 3: Sign Up for the SuperContest
Once you’ve put together the money for your entries and secured a proxy if needed, the next step to entering the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest is to get down to the casino and sign up. You must register for the SuperContest in person at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. If using a proxy, be sure the proxy is with you at the time of registration.
Bring your ID and casino player’s card with you. If you don’t have a player’s card, you can get one at the venue.
Step 4: Submit Your Picks Each Week
Every week, the SuperBook will release the SuperContest lines for that week. These lines are static and do not change throughout the week. These are the point spreads you’ll be using to base your picks on each week. Once you decide on your five selections for the week, submit them at the Westgate SuperBook or via the mobile app. If you’re using a proxy, get the picks to your proxy for submission. Be sure to adhere to the weekly deadlines for submitting your picks.
Step 5: Track the SuperContest
Every week after the submission deadline, contestant selections are released for public viewing, so you’ll be able to see what each contestant has selected for a given week. After the week is over, the SuperContest standings will be updated for the various leaderboards. You can track all of this information on Westgate’s SuperContest website, which includes other information like the contest’s official rules and payouts.
You’ll also be able to track the SuperContest by listening to the Gridiron Gamble podcast and following what we do. We review the standings on the podcast and cover the contest’s progress right here on GridironGamble.com with recaps. You should also follow Gridiron Gamble on Twitter and like the Gridiron Gamble Facebook page to stay as up to date as possible.
Additionally, give the four members of The Collective a follow on Twitter – Brett Collson, Donnie Peters, Mo Nuwwarah, and Rich Ryan – for plenty of commentary and sports betting entertainment.
What Is the SuperContest Gold?
Introduced in 2017, the SuperContest Gold is the high-roller version of the SuperContest but with a twist. In addition to having a larger buy-in of $5,000, the SuperContest Gold is a winner-take-all contest.
For those interested in playing in the SuperContest Gold, you can follow the same steps as when you sign up for the SuperContest.
What Is the SuperContest Reboot?
The SuperContest Reboot is the season-saver version of the SuperContest. It accounts for the second half of the NFL season only, weeks 10-18, and costs $500 to enter. There is a maximum of three entries per person.