Champion of the Wharf

The Champion of the Wharf Lobster Eating Contest presented by the Rancheria Buffet at Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort will crack off on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. Enter for your chance to compete and earn the title “Champion of the Wharf” and win the grand prize worth over $5,000! 

Experience the excitement alongside our very own Fisherman’s Wharf Buffet mascot, Mr. Claws, and celebrity Emcee as the contestants eat their way to champion status and win the Grand Prize worth over $5,000, consisting of: $750 Free Slot Play, 2 free weekly Fisherman’s Wharf Buffet vouchers for a year, special buffet line privileges for up to 8 guests, a gold medallion, and of course bragging rights of being “Champion of the Wharf”! Second and Third place winners will also receive Free Slot Play prizes worth $500 and $250. All other contestants will receive a lobster themed gift basket and $25 Free Slot Play.

First contestant to eat 10 whole lobsters the fastest takes home the Grand Prize!

Don’t miss your chance of a lifetime, get those entries in by April 10.



  • Contestants must create a YouTube video that is between 1 and 2 minutes long answering: “Why you love the Fisherman’s Wharf Buffet”.

  • Videos with high energy, creativity, and sincerity are encouraged.

  • Submit your video using the link on the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Facebook Page: @JacksonCasino

  • The entry page will open to a form where each applicant will enter their first and last name, the URL to their YouTube video, phone number, and email address; along with selecting the option to “Like Us” on Facebook and “Follow us” on Instagram. Once all information is entered, press “Enter Now” to complete your application.

  • Entries are accepted from March 8, through April 10, 2019.

  • The 8 chosen contestants will be announced and contacted on April 19, 2019 and must RSVP by the following Monday, April 22 by 5 p.m. or forfeit your spot.

  • By submitting a video you hereby authorize Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort to use any photographs, audio, video, or likenesses of you for any and all purposes, including but not limited to advertising and publicity for Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.


  • Videos may only be a maximum of 2 minutes long. Videos exceeding the time limit will be disqualified.

  • Only 1 video submission will be accepted per contestant.

  • Submissions are limited to the first 1,000 entries.

  • Must be 21 years or older to participate.

  • Must be or become a Dreamcatcher’s Club® member.

  • Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort employees are excluded from participating.

  • Contestants much check-in and register between Noon and 12:30 p.m. the day of the competition, April 27 or their seat will be given to a backup contestant.

  • Contestants must sign a liability waiver and media release to participate.

  • All supplies for the competition will be provided. Outside utensils/supplies are prohibited.

*Consuming raw or undercooked seafood may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a medical condition. Please consult with your health care practitioner before participating.



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