As Details for the major 2021
Football Contests are announced during July and August the information below
shall be updated on a frequent and timely basis so please check back during the
months of July and August.
IMPORTANT NOTE ======================================== Details
for most of the expected major Contests for 2021 have been announced
As Of Wednesday, August 4, 2021
you have specific questions or would like to discuss using Andy Iskoe as your Proxy
please text/call 702 - 898 - 9802 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Because of the popularity of football,
especially the NFL, each football season many Sports Books in Las Vegas and throughout
Nevada offer weekly and/or season long football contests, often in an effort to attract
as much traffic into their casino and sports book as possible.
are free. Some carry a modest price tag to enter ($25 to $250). Others are more of
the "high end" variety (such as the Westgate SuperContest and Circa Contests)
with entry fees of $ 1,000.oo -- and upwards (Westgate SuperContest Gold is $5,000.oo).
contests offer prizes ranging upwards of seven figures ($1,000,000 or more) and some
pay up to 50 places. Some contests even offer include 'min-contests' that cover performance
over parts of the season that carry separate prizes of their own.
offer weekly prizes of several thousand dollars. Some contests offer season long
prizes of $5,000 to $1,00,000 or more. Some contests offer a combination of weekly
and season long prizes. And some of the higher end contests have started to offer
prizes for each quarter of the NFL season that pay in excess of $100,000!
number of the lower end contests involve picking the straight up winners of NFL games
(usually just the Sunday and Monday games). A few contests -- mainly those that carry
entry fees of $250 or more -- involve picking winners against the pointspread. Some
contests involve just college football or a combination of NFL and College Football.
are available for virtually every budget and for fans with varying degrees of knowledge
and interest in football -- college and/or NFL, Sides and/or Totals.
contests have become increasingly popular with residents and seasonal visitors to
Las Vegas and Nevada and, over the past decade, those who live outside the state
There are ways for non-residents and occasional visitors to participate
in some of these contests -- BY UTILIZING THE SERVICES OF A PROXY. Read on for details
and further information on these contests and available proxy services.
contests require the contestant to enter IN PERSON in Las Vegas but then allow the
weekly selections to be submitted by a Proxy.
Depending on the specific contests
rules, a contestant may or may not be required to submit their weekly selections
In some contests where 'in person' submissions are required, a
contestant is able to designate a specific person as a proxy who is authorized to
submit the weekly selections for that contestant.
For contests that do not
require weekly selections to be submitted in person a proxy may nonetheless needed
for contestants who are not able to be in Las Vegas to make the weekly selections
as at the present time Contests do not allow for submissions by telephone or over
the Internet or via mobile app outside the state of Nevada as per Nevada Gaming Commission
Since moving to Las Vegas in 1991
Andy Iskoe of Logical Approach has entered many of the football contests offered
and sponsored by the Sports Books in Las Vegas.
In fact, in 2021 he is entering
the SuperContest for a 31st consecutive season!
In addition to having had
success as a contestant in most of these contests over the years, he has also been
a Proxy for contestants who live out of town and are not able to make the weekly
selections in person at the various Sports Books, most notably for the Super Contest
for which he has proxied for almost 20 years.
It was his participation in
the SuperContest throughout the 1990's and into the early 2000's combined with his
long running role as a co-host of the Saturday night edition of the Stardust Line
Radio Show from Las Vegas that got Andy involved as a Proxy for non-Las Vegas residents
who listened each week during the football season as Andy shared his experiences
in the SuperContest, sharing his results from the prior week, his selections for
the current week and his progress throughout the season that caught the attention
of listeners to the show as to how they might participate in the SuperContest even
though they did not live in Las Vegas or visit Las Vegas on a weekly basis. Mostly
these were listeners on the West Coast from Washington down through California and
in Arizona. In addition, subscribers to his "Logical Approach College &
Pro Football Newsletter" were also interested in participating. In response
to those inquiries his answer was simple. Visit Las Vegas to sign up for the contest
and have someone turn in your weekly picks if you were unable to put them in yourself.
And that's how he got started offering his Proxy service.
Back "in the
day" the long time King of the football contests -- the SuperContest (originally
sponsored by the Hilton and then its successors the LVH and now the Westgate) --
from its inception in 1988 through much of the next two decades, attracted generally
between 200 and 400 contestants and was pretty much considered a "locals"
contest but for the relatively small number of out-of-area contestants. That all
changed after 2010 when ESPN began to report on the contest throughout the 2010 season,
generating much publicity for the SuperContest and widespread interest in participating
in the next season's SuperContest -- both nationally and internationally. Since then
the Proxy service business has developed into somewhat of a cottage industry, fueled
by that extensive coverage given to the SuperContest beginning in 2010 by the folks
at ESPN. In 2019, the last season prior to the Covid-19 pandemic -- the Westgate
SuperContest attracted a record 3,328 entries -- nearly a tenfold increase from the
345 entries in 2010 when widespread coverage of the contest began!
2021 Andy is again offering his services as a Proxy for contestants who are unable
to submit weekly selections in person.
The keys to an effective Proxy/Contestant
relationship are organization and communication.
Over the years Andy has
developed an organized, structured and sensible system for disseminating and receiving
contest selection information with the contestants for whom he has served as Proxy.
Details of that system are explained below, both before and after the descriptions
of most of the weekly football contests for which he shall be offeering proxy services
The Proxy procedure is similar for all contests with minor variations
due to time and/or deadline variations that will vary according to the specific contest.
the Westgate NFL Super Contest as an example, emails are sent on Wednesday evenings
by Andy to the contestants for whom he is a Proxy. The email will contain information
related to the contest lines for the upcoming week's games (to be released by 5 PM
Pacific time Wednesdays in 2021), expected to include links to contestants' results
for the previous week, season-to-date results and the overall standings for all contestants
(including information on the status of the contestants currently in "cashing"
position -- for 2021 the Top 30 and ties).
The contestant is then responsible
for providing Andy with his/her 5 contest selections by email no later than 3 PM
Pacific Time on SATURDAY AFTERNOON (Andy's deadline for 2021) so that the selections
may be submitted to the Westgate safely in advance of the Westgate's official Saturday
11 PM deadline (6 PM for submission by mobile app --the official 6 PM and 11 PM deadlines
are strictly enforced). If the contestant is using the Thursday game(s) the selections
should be received by Andy by 12 Noon Pacific time on Thursday with all 5 selections
required to be submitted at the same time (for this reason the Thursday game is usually
the game least played each week).
The Fee charged for the Proxy Service is
agreed upon with each contestant and may be based upon the specific contest or combination
of contests entered, the number of entries, the complexities of "administering"
your weekly entries/selections, and other factors.
The Fee is generally
a flat, up front one time fee -- with no requirement to share a percentage or
part of any winnings earned by the contestant.