SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, September 2005 – The first ever Leroy Invitational gets underway this weekend in Las Vegas pitting 16 of the world’s most recognizable football bettors and handicappers in a series of head to head match-ups in order to determine who is the best.
Similar contests have taken place in the past like the famous one at the Stardust, but the Leroy Invitational brings a unique twist to the event. For this particular competition, the participants must put up their own cash of $2,500 with an additional $10,000 being added to the pool by Leroy’s Sports Book.
In addition, the competition is not merely based on who can correctly pick the most winners out of 7 games. Each competitor is given a “bankroll” to wager whatever they want on different games. In the end, whoever has made the most money after all 7 games is declared that rounds winner.
With such a unique and interesting competition, odds makers at BetCRIS.com – “Where the Line Originates” – has placed odds on each competitor’s chances of taking home the $40,000 top prize and also will place lines for the weekly matchups.
“This is an exciting competition that is pitting the best football handicappers in the world against one another,” said Mickey Richardson, CEO of BetCRIS.com. “Since these guys already have accounts with us and win money betting with us year in and year out, I figure it is our turn to make some money out of them!”