A regular Joe has beaten the wiseguys from Las Vegas.
Damon G., a 32-year-old barista, is reportedly walking away with more than $900,000 in his pockets after winning the football handicapping contest and Vegas institution, Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest.
ESPN’s Dave Tuley said the barista, who used the contest alias “pops2008,” went 5-0 against the Westgate’s contest spread in Week 17 and finished with an overall record of 54-28-3 (65.8 percent).
The prize for winning first place in the contest is $895,482, to which Damon added $10,000 for sharing a mini-contest title—where he went 13-2 ATS (86.7 percent) during the last three weeks of the season. According to Tuley, Damon had two entries in the recently concluded SuperContest.