Westgate has started to release some info........ and it's obvious they are feeling pressure from Circa to improve the contest.
"The Westgate is cutting the price on the SuperContest and expanding the number of ways to win.
The SuperContest, the longtime premier NFL handicapping contest in Las Vegas, will have a $1,000 entry fee this season, down from $1,500. The competition will also have nine in-season contests to go with the overall title.
The Westgate will not take a cut of the entry fees, and bettors can have up to three entries.
The $5,000 entry winner-take-all SuperContest Gold will return this year with no changes. Both contests use the same format: picking five NFL games against the spread each week of the season.
The SuperContest had four quarterly contests last year, and Westgate sportsbook vice president Jay Kornegay said the increased in-season contests came from customer feedback.
“They felt like if they’re out of the running for the full-season contest they can look to the in-season contests to stay interested,” he said.
Kornegay said more than 2,300 entries would put the season-long first-place prize at about $500,000.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic last season, the SuperContest had 1,172 entries with a first-place prize of $435,623. In 2019, the SuperContest had a record field of 3,328 with $1.47 million for first.
Circa Sports has shaken up the Las Vegas contest scene the past two years and is going even bigger in its third year with $4 million guaranteed for the $1,000 entry Circa Million III, which uses the same format as the SuperContest, and $6 million guaranteed for the $1,000 entry Circa Survivor, in which entrants pick one straight-up winner each week and are eliminated with a loss."