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Top 10 March Madness viewing parties in Las Vegas

4 March 2019

For sports bettors, sportsbooks and basketball fans, it's one of the biggest weeks of the year. March Madness is approaching, tipping off on 19 March with the play-in games and culminating on 8 April with the national championship. The two busiest days are 21 and 22 March, when there are 16 games played each day. Ask any sportsbook director, and they'll surely tell you that these two days are one of the craziest 48-hour stretches in Las Vegas. If you and your fellow hoop heads are heading to Las Vegas for Rounds 1 and 2, it's vital to have your plans in order for the tournament and know where you want to be watching game after game, and placing a few wagers down as well. Below, we highlight 10 venues for you to consider. And if you are indeed heading to Las Vegas, don’t miss the three top 10 articles below that will help you get the most out of your trip: Top 10 March Madness in Las Vegas trip tips Top 10 sportsbook etiquette mistakes Top 10 ways to bet on March Madness 10. Hooters Casino Hotel What better way to spend March Madness than having some wings and beer while watching basketball? That's exactly what Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas is offering guests. From 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on 21 and 22 March, the property, located just off the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, will offer fans a chance to buy a ticket at $99 per day or a pre-reserve ticket at $150 for both days. These tickets include guaranteed seating along with all-you-can-drink draft beer. You can upgrade to the well beverage package for $35 more or the premium beverage package for $55 more. There will also be an all-you-can-drink buffet featuring salad, assorted wings, sliders, fries and cookies. 9. Rampart Casino Resort at Summerlin The Race and Sportsbook at Rampart, which opened in August 2017, will host its B-Ball Madness Bash along with Bracket Buster Mania. The B-Ball Madness Bash runs from 21-24 March and begins at 9 a.m. each day. Draft beers will start as low as $3, and the game-viewing is free. Fans at Rampart Casino will likely be rooting for upsets to occur in the games. When a lower-ranked team defeats a higher-ranked team, $100 worth of free slot play will be given away. In order to be entered for the drawing of the free slot play, guests must wager at least $20 on the tournament and must be present to claim the prize. 8. Beer Park From 19 March to 8 April, Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas will have March Madness viewing parties that include live betting and plenty of beer. The rooftop bar with perfect views of the Strip will also offer game-day food and beverage packages for up to eight guests from Thursday, 21 March through Sunday, 24 March, available now for purchase. The packages include guaranteed seating with multiple views of the college basketball games and credit for tailgate-style fare and drinks. The fans will be able to enjoy over 100 beers, including 36 choices on tap. 7. Ringer at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Food and beer seems to be a trend for March Madness viewing parties, and that is exactly what Ringer will be offering. The restaurant is located near the sportsbook inside Planet Hollywood, one of the more popular spots on the Strip. Guests can enjoy sliders, pizza, waffle fries and more. Not only that, but you can pick from several bottled or draft beer options along with $30 bucket specials. The bar is open 24 hours while players are watching basketball throughout the day. 6. Montecristo Cigar Bar Located inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Montecristo Cigar Bar, a Casino City favorite, still has some packages available for its Hoops on The Strip promotion. On 21 March, basketball fans looking for an more intimate venue can enjoy the games with some drinks and a nice cigar. The Library VIP table is for two people and each will receive a cigar and a beverage tab with the table. This package is $240. The Clubhouse Morning package is for a bigger group. Ten people can use this table and is a reservation from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. along with a beverage tab. This package costs $1,262. 5. The Book at The LINQ On 21 March, don’t miss out on an opportunity at The Book at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. The new, 11,000 square-foot, "futuristic" sportsbook just opened last fall and features a "living room" style with couches, video games and 87 TVs, including what Caesars claims is the Strip’s highest-resolution LED video wall. An open bar and an all-you-can-eat buffet sounds like a pretty good day, with basketball on top of that. For $350 a ticket, that is what is included for guests. This ticket also guarantees a seat and access to raffles and prizes. If you wanted to go the more private route with a larger group, the VIP Fan Cave experience is the way to go. This is $4,000 for eight people and includes private seating, an open bar with premium bottle service, and the buffet. If a group has more than eight people, it is $250 for each additional person. There is a 10-person maximum for this package. 4. The D Las Vegas With free viewing parties, private Man Caves and guests watching games nightly at LONGBAR, The D Las Vegas offers plenty of ways to enjoy March Madness from 20-24 March. The 12th floor at the D will be transformed into a public viewing party for games taking place all weekend. Guests can also rent a private Man Cave for $175 per person (six person minimum) with each Man Cave comes equipped with four 70-inch HD TVs with individually controlled audio and video for visitors. The private Man Caves include free Wi-Fi, live sports betting, $25 table game match-play per person and discounted hotel room rates. It also features a private cocktail server so you and your friends can order food and drinks while enjoying the games. 3. SLS Las Vegas From Thursday, 21 March through Saturday, 23 March at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book, The Foundry and Paradise Lounge will welcome guests with party packages. Guests who book party packages, which start at $128, will be guaranteed reserved seating for the entire day, unlimited Bud Light and well drinks, and Umami’s full menu of fan-favorite bites. A $40 upgrade, available only at the door, will allow guests to enjoy all-you-can-drink draft beer, Skyy Vodka, Wild Turkey, Epsolon, Bulldog Gin and Captain Morgan. For $50 at The Foundry, viewers can take in the games on several large, high-definition screens, while partaking in unlimited buffet-style dining featuring burgers, hot dogs, fries and wings freshly tossed in a selection of mouth-watering sauces. There are several options for guests to view games at SLS Las Vegas, and they can even decide on one option one day and another the next day. 2. Plaza Hotel and Casino The Plaza Hotel and Casino will host its annual March Mania viewing parties from Thursday, 21 March to Sunday, 24 March in its Plaza Event Center. At the March Mania Viewing Party, guests will enjoy stadium-style food and drinks while being able to watch the games on 18 large screen high-definition televisions and two projectors. Admission to the Plaza’s March Mania Viewing Party is $15 for a One-Day Pass or $40 for a Four-Day Pass. Each admission pass includes a commemorative shirt and one complimentary drink and food item per day. The inaugural weekend of March Mania, 21-24 March, the Plaza’s casino bars will offer several drink specials, including: a Grey Goose Melon Mule for $5, Coors Light draft for $5 a pint, Sin Fire Cinnamon or Green Apple Shots for $3 each, a bucket of domestic beers for $20 or a bucket select imported beers for $25. With 18 televisions and two projectors, it is safe to say you will be able to watch every game at once while having some food and drink throughout the day. And if you do make your way to The Plaza, the happy hour at Oscar's Steakhouse is a "must visit." 1. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino College hoops will be taking place at several locations in Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, including the renowned SuperBook, the International Theater and bars. The International Theater is offering tickets for $25 per day starting 21 March. Each ticket reserves one of the 1,500 seats and features satellite betting stations and food and drink specials. The Westgate SuperBook is giving guests the chance to upgrade their experience to the VIP Box package that stars at $3,500. It includes private seating for eight people, VIP servers and views of the 4,488 square-feet of HD screens. The bars that will be broadcasting March Madness games throughout the Las Vegas resort are Westgate Cabaret, iBar, Highlimit Bar, the SuperBook Bar and all restaurants. The food and drink specials at these locations begin at $4.
Top 10 March Madness viewing parties in Las Vegas is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.
Dan Ippolito

As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at daniel@casinocity.com, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.
Dan Ippolito
As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at daniel@casinocity.com, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.