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September 20, 2017

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Jeff Haney runs down the list of pro football pick ‘em contests

Football handicapping contests in Las Vegas are trending decidedly upscale.

Fewer freerolls - where you can take a shot at a prize without risking any money - are available this year than in past seasons.

The most significant addition to the scene is a new high-end competition operated by Harrah's that joins established big entry-fee contests at the Hilton and Station Casinos properties.

Following is a rundown of contests open to the public:

Pay to play, high-end

Pay to play, mid-range

Leroy's "College Challenge." Entrants pay $250 and pick seven college games each week against the spread. The top 40 finishers are paid. There's a guaranteed prize pool of at least $100,000 with 30 percent going to the champion. Play at any Leroy's outlet.

Pay to play, low-end


Leroy's "Pick 'em and Win." Entrants pick NFL games straight-up and compete for a $5,000 weekly prize in the preseason as well as the regular season.