FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2012
Contact: Jay A. Alpert, Public Relations Manager
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STATION CASINOS’ GREAT GIVEAWAY RETURNS WITH $2 MILLION IN CASH AND PRIZES THAT INCLUDE TWO NEW HOMES
(Las Vegas, Nev.) – With football season around the corner, Great Giveaway, the largest prize pool in Nevada, is back for its 26th year with $2 million in cash and prizes including the popular “no lose” guarantee. Additionally, the popular Last Man Standing Pro and College Elimination football contests will offer up to $200,000 in cash prizes. Both football contests will now be available throughout 16 sports book locations including the following Station Casinos properties: Boulder Station, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station, Texas Station, the Fiestas, Wildfire properties, and the Station Casinos managed El Cortez sports book. There’s also no better place in town to watch and enjoy all of the excitement of professional and college football games than Station Casinos’ sports books. Back by popular demand, guests can enjoy $1 Budweiser beers and hot dogs during all Saturday, Sunday and Monday Games at all 16 locations.
$2 Million Great Giveaway Football Contest
The Station Casinos Great Giveaway Football Contest kicked off August 8 and is truly a “no risk” football season promotion allowing anyone who does not win any weekly or end of season prizes to receive the entry fee back (see details below). A $25 entry fee registers players to compete for their share of $2 million in total cash and prizes including the opportunity to win one of two Dunhill Homes, a new Chevrolet Camaro or Silverado truck, or as an alternative to a vehicle, a cash prize of up to $20,000.
Voted “Best Football Contest” in Las Vegas 18 years in a row by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Great Giveaway offers the most payouts of any football contest in town.
Over the 17-week NFL season, Great Giveaway will award a total of $30,000 in prizes each week to players with the most wins or losses. The contestant who picks the most season winners or losers will win a new Dunhill home valued at $225,000 or $100,000 cash. The popular “Fiddle in the Middle” returns with total cash prize winnings of $200,000 for selecting the equal number of wins and losses for the entire season.
There is a $25 fee per entry with no more than two paid entries per person allowed. Those who purchase two entries will receive a bonus third entry for free. Contestants may also use Boarding Pass points at Station Casinos, Fiesta or Wildfire Gaming properties, or Jackie’s Club Cortez points at El Cortez, for payment or partial payment of entries.
Contestants will also receive their entry fee back in free slot play if they do not win any weekly or end of season prizes. Eligibility is based on paid entries only. Contestants must play all 17 weeks of the contest on all of their entries to be eligible for all prizes.
Contestants may submit weekly picks beginning August 24 at 10 a.m. for the $2 Million Great Giveaway with their Boarding Pass at any of the 15 Station Casinos’ sports book locations or at the El Cortez. For added convenience, easy-to-use computer kiosks at each location allow contestants to register their weekly picks 24-hours a day. Weekly standings may be checked online by heading to www.sclv.com. End of season results will be announced on January 7, 2013.
Last Man Standing Pro and College Elimination Football Contests
Contestants have the ability to win up to $200,000 in this year’s “winner takes all” Last Man Standing Elimination Football Contests available for both professional and college football. Last Man Standing is based on picking one winning football team against the contest line weekly at any Station Casinos sports book location including the Fiestas and Wildfire Gaming, or at the El Cortez. Selections will be made against the point spread listed on the weekly contest card and if it is a winning selection, that entry will remain in the contest for the following week. The fee is $25 per entry. Each contestant may purchase up to four entries total with a fifth entry for free for both contests. The prize money will be awarded to the last contestant remaining. If the weekly selection is a losing selection or a contestant fails to submit a weekly selection, that entry will be eliminated. There will be no ties and all games will be half point spreads.
Last Man Standing may be played at any of the Station Casinos sports books including the Fiestas and Wildfire Gaming properties, and at the El Cortez. $75,000 will be the minimum guaranteed aggregate prize for the professional football contest and $25,000 will be the minimum guaranteed aggregate prize for the college football contest. 100 percent of all entry fees will be returned as prize money. Thursday, Friday and Saturday college football games may be included.
A $100,000 winner’s bonus will be awarded to a player who individually wins both the professional and college Last Man Standing contests.
The weekly contest card will be available in the sports books beginning Monday, September 3. The deadline for signing up is September 8 at 7 p.m. for the college football contest and by September 9 at 9 a.m. for the professional football contest to be eligible.
All Station Casinos’ football contestants must be 21 or older, present valid identification to participate and be a Boarding Pass, or Jackie’s Club Cortez cardholder.
Complete rules, details and prize redemption information for all of the football contests are available in the respective sports books at all participating properties. Management reserves all rights. For more information about Station Casinos, visit www.sclv.com.