Photo: Caesars Palace
College basketball fans are eager for March Madness to get underway, especially in Las Vegas where sports books and sports bars go hand in hand. We've narrowed down some of the best spots to watch the NCAA tournament in Sin City. Just don't forget to place a bet or two.
Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan is opening at 11am March 15-18 to broadcast the games on a 40-foot wide LED screen. You can also catch the action on private televisions with bottle service in the cabanas. Top bites on the menu include Imperial Wagyu burgers and prime rib sandwiches.
Fans of Southern-style American comfort food should head to The LINQ promenade where Virgil's Real Barbecue is transforming into a March Madness headquarters March 13-April 2. Open bar packages range from $100 to $150 (March 15-18) with a full menu available that includes Memphis pork spare ribs, Texas beef brisket and much more.
The Race & Sports Book at Caesars Palace has been recently remodeled with a 138-foot LED video wall capable of 96 different on-screen configurations and an upgraded sound system that includes ListenWifi technology that allows the sound of any game to be streamed on any iPhone or Android device. Food and beverage packages start at $100.
It's hard to find a better sports bar on the Strip than The Still at the Mirage. The Brackets and Beer parties require a $125 food and beverage minimum per person with plenty of seats and TV screens to catch all the action. Healthy options, including a tuna poke rice bowl, were recently added to the menu.
As the largest sports book in Las Vegas, the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate has plenty of options for college football fans. The tournament will be featured on a 4,488 square-foot HD video screen wall with premium seating available in one of 16 VIP viewing boxes with comfortable couch seating starting at $3,500 per box. If space fills up, check out Hoops Central, a viewing party in the nearby International Theater with more than 1,500 seats, satellite betting stations, drinks, food and much more. Doors open at 8:30 each day with $25 reserved seating.
As you can see, there is no shortage of options for enjoying March Madness in Las Vegas. Fly in on a luxurious private jet with Cirrus Aviation and get ready to bet on your favorite teams. Just call 702-472-9714.
By Rob Kachelriess