Jackpot will begin on Friday, April 19, 2002 with an evening welcome
reception that will last several hours. This is part of Jackpot and is
mandatory. Therefore, we suggest that team members arrive in Las Vegas by
early afternoon on Friday. We will provide hotel accommodations for your
team, and your van will be available for packing on Friday at the hotel.
After the Friday event, your team will have a chance to sleep before
beginning the race in earnest on Saturday morning.
Your entrance fee to Jackpot buys you an unforgettable experience,
covering almost everything except travel to Las Vegas. We provide
quality accomodations on the Strip and a van pre-stocked with select
equipment and custom snacks. All your meals will be prepared,
including dinner Friday, three meals Saturday, and breakfast
Sunday. There will also be a reception Sunday afternoon once all the
teams have finished. Alcohol will be included where appropriate. We
are working very hard to make Jackpot one of the best experiences
you'll ever have. For all this, the entry fee is only $420 per
person and we're confident that you'll feel that Jackpot
is worth every penny and more.
Teams competing in Jackpot need to meet certain requirements. A team
shall have 4 to 6 members, no more and no fewer, all over 21 years of
age. Co-ed teams are preferred, though not required. The selection
process for the limited number of teams will be based on applications,
which are due by February 22nd.
We are pleased to announce something else that sets Jackpot apart:
Jackpot will be filmed. The goal of filming is not just to document
the adventure's clues and sites, but also to capture eureka moments
and share this unique experience with a wider audience. Interest in
events like Jackpot is on the rise, and the time is right to share a
taste of our world. The filming will not interfere with the play, but
teams may be required to allow camera equipment and/or a camera person
in their vans. Although filming is a new idea for most teams, our
recent experiences tell us that it will be enjoyable both during the
game and long after.