NFL Bettor Wins $270,000 In Las Vegas "Super Contest"

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A gambler named Richard Stand has won the Las Vegas Hilton’s prestigious “Super Contest” giving him a year of bragging rights as the city’s (and maybe the nation’s?) top NFL prognosticator.He also gets $270,000 in cash.

The season-long competition (which has a hefty $1,500 entry fee) has gained notoriety in the last couple of years, thanks to promotion by ESPN’s Bill Simmons, who finished tied for 15th himself. That’s a more than respectable finish for an “amateur” gambler.

Although, last night’s loss by the St. Louis Rams cost him a tie for ninth … and several thousand dollars in potential winnings.

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