Boyd Gaming’s Pick the Pros, the longest-running football
contest in Las Vegas, will return for its 34th season. Recognized as “Best Football Contest” by the
staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Pick the Pros will award more than
$500,000 in prize money during the 2011 professional football season.
Unlike other football
contests, Pick the Pros starts a new contest each week, so players have a
chance at sharing in a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool each week of the
season. Pick the Pros is also completely
free; players only need a B Connected card to participate.
In Pick the Pros, players are
asked to pick winners straight-up (not against the point spread) in each of the
week’s professional football contests.
Holders of Ruby cards receive three entries each week; Sapphire members,
four entries; and Emerald players, five entries.
A total of $30,000 in cash
will be awarded each week. If there is
only one top performer during a given week, that player will receive the entire
$30,000 prize pool. If there is a tie
among multiple players, one player (selected by tie breakers) will receive a
$10,000 cash prize, while all runners-up will split a $20,000 pool. Last year, 213 players were awarded cash prizes
over the course of the season.
Following a successful
rollout last year, Boyd Gaming will once again use kiosks to accept entries at
all participating properties.
“The introduction of kiosks
made Las Vegas’ favorite football contest even better, as we greatly
reduced player wait times and made the contest more accessible to our
customers,” said Bob Scucci, Director of Race and Sports for Boyd Gaming. “Participation in last year’s Pick the Pros
was up nearly 60 percent, and we expect another record-breaking season in
Players can participate in
Pick the Pros at any one of 60 kiosks at seven participating properties: The
Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Gold Coast, California, Main Street Station and Fremont. A B Connected
card is required to participate; however, membership is completely free to all
adults age 21 and older.
Entries for week one will be
accepted starting Tuesday, August 30 and the contest will continue through the
end of the regular season. For further information, including contest rules,
visit www.pickthepros.com or any Boyd Gaming race and sports book.
About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas,
Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming
entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois,
Indiana and Louisiana. Additional news
and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.