ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FantasyAces.com, a leader in the rapidly growing multi-billion Daily Fantasy Sports industry, announced today that it will host a live NFL championship event with a half-million dollars in prizes at The Palms Casino Resort.
The $500,000 FantasyAces Football Championship will take place on December 13, 2015, with 40 finalists competing in a live one-day fantasy football contest for a $100,000 grand prize.
Qualifying events will commence the first week of the 2015 NFL season, with multiple contests at a range of entry fees. FantasyAces will also offer satellite games in other sports that provide customers the opportunity to win qualifier tickets at value price points.
Fresh off a hugely successful live baseball championship at Angels Stadium on August 15 that included an on-field Home Run Derby, FantasyAces is moving the festivities outside of Southern California for the first time.
"Las Vegas is the worldwide sports entertainment capital and taking the 2015 FantasyAces Football Championship there with $500,000 in prizes is a testament to our rapid growth," explains co-founder Trent Frisina. "We've become a major player in the DFS industry due to a company philosophy that focuses on providing a superior user experience."
The $500,000 prize pool is double the company's previous high mark. In addition to huge cash prizes, FAFC qualifiers and their guests will enjoy three luxury-filled nights at The Palms.
The festivities will begin with an exclusive Reception Party at The View, which is located at the top of Palms Fantasy Tower and features breathtaking panoramas of the Las Vegas skyline.
The live championship party will take place in the famous Hardwood Suite, a massive 10,000 square-foot palace that boasts an indoor basketball court and a professional locker room. The suite will be equipped with an array of high-definition widescreen monitors so qualifiers can watch every snap of NFL action.
In addition to the $100,000 grand prize, the event champion will be upgraded to the 1800 square-foot Fantasy Penthouse on Sunday night.
"This will be our fourth live championship event, and they continue to get bigger and better every time," comments Bryan Frisina, FantasyAces co-founder. "We are focused on delivering an unforgettable experience for every qualifier. For the 2015 FAFC, we thought it fitting that the champion celebrates the victory like a true celebrity in the Fantasy Penthouse."
Founded in 2012 by Tom Frisina and sons Trent and Bryan, FantasyAces opened for daily gameplay in March 2013. The Frisina family focuses on providing unmatched customer service and creating proprietary contest offerings such as SalaryProTM, which features a flexible salary cap for a uniquely exciting daily fantasy sports experience.
In 2014, the $100,000 FantasyAces Football Championship was one of only three live event finals in the daily fantasy sports industry, and the $100,000 FantasyAces Basketball Championship was the first live NBA event final announced for 2015. And the $250,000 FantasyAces World Baseball Championship was the first live event final in daily fantasy sports history to be held at a professional sports venue.
Founded in 2012, FantasyAces.com is a leading daily fantasy sports Web site located in Aliso Viejo, Calif., offering one-day salary cap-based contests for football, baseball, basketball, golf and hockey. Players compete in a range of game formats for real cash prizes, free of the long-term commitment associated with seasonal fantasy sports. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, FantasyAces is one of the fastest-growing sites in the DFS industry and expects to pay out more than $20 million in cash prizes in 2015. Daily fantasy sports contests are legal in most U.S. states and FantasyAces operates in compliance of all related federal and state regulations.