Las Vegas eating challenges and contests category

Three random Las Vegas eating challenges
10.5 lb pizza Frickin Huge Pizza - team Naked City Pizza Shop Las Vegas, NV for 2 person teams
33 oz. burger 3x33 Burger Challenge Pub 1842 Las Vegas, NV includes side of duck fat fries & 33 oz ale, avaliable May 2014
12 ghost pepper wings Ghost Wing Challenge Joker's Bar Las Vegas, NV only available 1st Friday of every monh
(All Las Vegas eating challenges and contests in database)

With less than a week to Thanksgiving, a whole turkey eating contest that was to have been the second event in trilogy of competitions sponsored by Draft Kings has yet to be listed on the MLE calendar.

Matt Stonie wins Draft Kings Halloween Candy Bowl

The contest is currently streaming online.

Results from live stream
1 Matt Stonie 4.01 lbs
2 Geoff Esper 3.11
3 Miki Sudo 3.06
4 Nick Wehry 3.04
5 Darron Breeden 3.02
6 Joey Chestnut 2.15

This is the first finish outside the top 4 for Joey Chestnut in a head-to-head MLE contest. (He did not make the final 16 in the 2005 US Open of Competitive Eating tournament).

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Draft Kings Halloween candy details

Draft Kings has a page about its Halloween candy eating contest that will be held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Saturday. The event will be streamed on Draft Kings’ youtube and twich channels starting at 7:30 Eastern. The contest will have a first-to-finish or “steeplechase” format with a time maximum of 6 minutes. Entrants will eat in sequence a pound of the following 6 types of candies: candy corn, Kit Kats, M & Ms, Milky Ways, Snickers and Mini Reese’s.

Current odds for the 6 entrants:
Joey Chestnut -110 (bet $110 to win $100)
Geoff Esper +160 (bet $100 to win $160)
Darron Breeden +600
Nick Wehry +700
Matt Stonie +1400
Miki Sudo +1500

Draft Kings is offering a free $10000 prize pool awarding $500 to the winner. Prizes will be awarded based on predicting the following:
1st, 2nd, 3rd and last places
1st to finish candy corn
Will Joey Chestnut finish all 6 pounds of candy
# of entrants to finish all candy
total pounds of candy eaten for all entrants

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MLE announces three upcoming contests to be held in Las Vegas in conjunction with Draft Kings: a candy eating contest on October 31, a whole turkey eating contest on Thanksgiving weekend and a Big Game party spread on February 6. update Joey Chestnut, Geoff Esper, Matt Stonie, Miki Sudo, Nick Wehry and Darron Breeden are expected to compete.
The British Eating League announced that it will start a Las Vegas Eating League in 2021.
Raina Huang, Derek Hendrickson and Blaine Koenig will compete in a hot eating contest at Dirt Dog in Las Vegas on August 29.
"Battle of the Buffets" a 2003 event recorded in Las Vegas televised on the Travel Channel has been uploaded to youtube. Competitors include Eric "Badlands" Booker, Rich and Carlene LeFevre and Ed "Cookie" Jarvis.
Slice of Vegas reports that Joey Chestnut completed its 9 pound Double Down pizza challenge. According to Derek Hendrickson's Instagram, he also drank two pitcher of Coors Light during the meal.
Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, notorious for its "octuple bypass" burger challenge and its practice of spanking customers, announces it will not comply with a voluntary shutdown request and will continue serving customers in-house.
MGM Resorts announced that it will suspend operations for its Las Vegas properties starting Tuesday. The sites include the New York New York Hotel Casino, which has a Nathan's qualifier scheduled for April 4. update The venue's twitter confirmed the shutdown.
Registration will open tomorrow for the first 2020 Nathan's Famous qualifier to be held April 4 at New York New York in Las Vegas. A qualifier has been held at that location every year since at least 2003. Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco has won the past five women's divisions of the competition; Max Suzuki has a two year streak for the men.
MMA heavyweight Frank Mir attempted the Octuple Bypass Burger challenge at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. (video)
Takeru Kobyashi attempted the challenge at Pho 87 in Las Vegas on Tuesday's episode of the Japanese television program SixTONES. (Kobayashi segments start at 1:25 and 1:34). This might be his first eating challenge or contest on Japanese TV since the 2002 Food Battle Club.
Stock Daily Dish has a list of food challenges offered by Las Vegas restaurants.

PT’s Ranch Scorpion Wing results

Prizewinners from Sunday’s Scorpion Wing eating contest at PT’s Ranch in Henderson, NV. (Review Journal gallery)

1T Tom Gilbert, $1750
1T Raymond Bryant, $1750
3 Patrick Gregory, $500

Tom Gilbert and Raymond Bryant agreed to split the 1st & 2nd place prize money after a draw in a tiebreaking round.

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PT's Ranch in Henderson, NV will hold a hot wing eating contest on July 28 awarding $2500/$1000/$500.
Plaza Hotel Casino in Las Vegas will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $200, a 2 night stay, $150 to Oscar's Steakhouse, and a cabana + $50 F&B spend.

2019 Las Vegas Nathan’s qualifier

Max Suzuki, Michelle Lesco and Rich LeFevre are expected to compete in Saturday's Nathan's qualifier at the NYNY Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
La Nova Wings will hold a wing eating contest at the Pizza Expo in Las Vegas on March 5 awarding $1000 to the winner. Comedian Carrot Top will MC.
PMQ.com has an article about Miki Sudo attempting the 7 pound pizza challenge at Slice of Vegas in Las Vegas on September 6, which has never been completed. She says she has no motivation to surpass her personal best of 41 hot dogs: "How come you only ate 37 yesterday? Was it the weather?’ I’m like, no, it’s because I have no incremental incentive to work harder … it makes no difference to me.” update Miki finished the challenge in a record 35 minutes.
Marcus, Patrick and Edher tied for the first prize of $2500 in today's Carolina Reaper hot wing contest at PT's Tavern in Henderson, NV.
PT's Tavern in Henderson, NV will hold a Carolina Reaper hot wing eating contest on July 29 awarding $2500/$1000/$500.
The Plaza Hotel Casino in Las Vegas will hold a hot dog eating contest on June 30 awarding a $1,000 prize pacakge including $200 cash.
Riz Sushi in Vancover is offering a 10 pound poke bowl challenge for two person teams. Pairs that can complete the meal in 30 minutes before the end of May will be entered into a drawing awarding a trip to Las Vegas.
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