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Vegas is no stranger to big fights, but since this one will be held in China, you'll have to settle for catching it on television as Manny Pacquiao takes on Brandon Rios at The Clash in Cotai November 23.
It is apparently going to be one of the biggest fights ever held in Asia and, for those looking to make a party of it, the Venetian and Palazzo will be hosting two exclusive screenings, one in the Venetian Ballroom and the other in Lagasse's Stadium.
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Last week, the NFL pre-season began with training camps opening for all teams. Preseason begins with the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio this Sunday. This puts us just about a month out from the beginning of the NFL regular season! Sunday's will change for the rest of the year beginning September 8.
With the growing popularity of sports betting apps, you no longer have to be in the sportsbook to bet on games which means you no longer have to watch the games there, either. But, with everything, this comes with a price.
The Super Bowl is right around then corner and we can't wait. Big Game weekend is the busiest sports time in Las Vegas. The crowds are huge and the energy is amazing. If you want attention, just wear something game-oriented and you'll have conversations every step you take. It's really unlike anything else related to sports.
There are plenty of options to watch Super Bowl XLVII, too. You can wake up early and snag a spot at your favorite sportsbook, you can walk into any bar and watch the game where seating may not be available, or you can guarantee a seat at one of the Big Game parties. Here are some of our favorite sports to watch the Big Game, depending on our mood:
The college football regular season ended this weekend with a fantastic SEC championship game between the University of Alabama and University of Georgia. The winner, Alabama, now plays Notre Dame to be the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national champion of the college football world. That big game isn't until January 7 but, in the meantime, we have a slew of college football bowl games to watch and wager on.
The bowl schedule kicks off Saturday, December 15 when the University of Nevada (Reno) Wolf Pack take on the Arizona Wildcats in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. A week later, December 22, bowl season comes to Sam Boyd Stadium with the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl where the Boise State Broncos play the Washington Huskies.
Bottle service is the big buzz term when it comes to nightclubs. It's how many nightclubs make the bulk of their money. Good luck being a dude and getting into any of the cool clubs without reserving a table with bottle service. Last year, the sportsbook at Mandalay Bay began promoting bottle service at the 'book. As much as we like the Mandalay Bay sportsbook, we didn't think much of the option. Way back when, we never imagined having to pay to reserve seats to watch sports.
Times change and sports bars and even some sportsbooks (cough, Lagasse's Stadium, cough) in Las Vegas are charging minimums to sit and watch. Depending on the day, you'll pay upwards of a $100 per person minimum to sit and watch the games at Lagasse's Stadium. We paid $25 per person to watch the first week of NFL games at Blondies.
VegasChatter Questions / Boxing / Sportsbooks / MGM Grand / Lagasse's Stadium / Palazzo / → All Tags
Time for another VegasChatter Question! This time, it's from a VC member looking for the best place to watch the big fight this May. Do you have a question about Vegas? Send it to us and if we deem it clean enough, we'll post it here on VegasChatter!
Fight night in Vegas can be hectic. So it's best to start thinking about where to watch the May 5 battle between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto now. Just like VegasChatter fan Andrew B. who emailed us a few days ago:
Where can we watch Mayweather/Cotto in while in Vegas in May (closed circuit) or any other big fight held in Vegas? Do these other venues sell beer during fight and do they allow you to come in and out during the fight? Is seating reserved? What is the average ticket price?
VegasChatter 2011 Awards / Lagasse's Stadium / Palazzo / Venetian / Sportsbooks / Cantor Gaming / → All Tags
Welcome to the second annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we continue to bring you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2011 - the good, the bad, and the mind-boggling. Agree or disagree with us? We want to know! Air your thoughts in comments below.
While Cantor Gaming has expanded their
sterile and homogenized brand of sportsbook across various casinos in Vegas, our favorite sportsbook this year (and since it opened in 2009) is one of Cantor's first -- Lagasse's Stadium at Palazzo.
Lagasse's Stadium is a unique and one-of-a-kind sportsbook with stadium seating in the main area, couches and TVs all around. And, let's not forget about the restaurant, great wait service, self-contained casino, outdoor seating, billiards, and more. With all that, we can forgive that they won't give us drink tickets when we place a wager and that they charge $50-$100 minimums to sit and watch the games during football season.
The unique setting has as good a vibe as any sportsbook on The Strip and we love it so we're willing to guarantee that we'll eat and drink there just to hang for the games.
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It's always crowded and there's always a great atmosphere whether we're sitting in the main stadium seating or if we're a little bit more secluded with couches and friends. It's easily the most comfortable place to watch the games as there are couches everywhere. There are video poker machines in the back for those of us who always need to multi-task and there's a room with blackjack, roulette and craps for those that need more gambling action than just the games. To top everything off, there is Emeril's cooking combined with quick waitress service.
Venetian / Palazzo / First Food and Bar / Thanksgiving / Sportsbooks / Lagasse's Stadium / Football / → All Tags
Until recently we never thought that Thanksgiving in Vegas could be cool since it's a family first holiday, but when we thought about it some more we realized that Thanksgiving at a casino could be just like the holiday tradition we grew up with, only better.
Growing up we'd do nothing more than watch football, eat too much and watch more football. Now we realize we can have the same thing only having the games on TVs as big as the house we grew up in and food prepared by someone that could actually cook (sorry, mom).
When we were considering moving to Las Vegas we met Julia B at First Food & Bar, in between Venetian and Palazzo, for drinks and snacks. That day will forever be etched in our minds as a special day and First Food (and their sangria) will always be a part of that memory. We've visited First a couple of times since and find it to be one of the better bar-restaurants on The Strip and one that many don't know about since it's kind of hidden in the shops.
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It looks like we've got a bit of eating in our future. Ok, a lot of eating. Enough eating that we're seriously eyeing our preggo pants for the luxury of an expanding waistband. New restaurants, offerings, and happy hour specials are cropping up and down The Strip. Good thing we're not opposed to dining 'round the clock, or chucking our dignity.
At Luxor, Rice & Company will make its debut this Friday. You'll find the Asian restaurant right next to the Carrot Top/FANTASY/Menopause theatre. The menu will offer both Chinese and Japanese fare like the Orange Beef dish pictured above as well as chef speciality rolls like the "Kiss of Fire," a spicy tuna roll with shrimp tempura, jalapeno and caviar. Just swig some sake if things get a little too heated and hope an "a" doesn't replace the first two letters later on. Rice & Company will be open for dinner service only.
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Just because it's one of the busiest times of the year for Vegas, doesn't mean you can't find summertime specials up, down and beyond The Strip.
Kick summer up a notch at Lagasse's Stadium inside Palazzo. Stop by for lunch and you can get your choice of corn oysters with pepper jelly, fish tacos with black bean salsa, beef sliders, or a New Orleans sausage with a frosty mug of beer for, bam!, $15.
After you swig that down, here are a few more ways to save some bucks, or enjoy some limited-time offers, this summer:
New Year's Eve 2010 / Lagasse's Stadium / Palazzo / Venetian / The Mirage / BB King / Rain / The Palms / Excalibur / Thunder From Down Under / Golden Nugget / ARIA / Encore / Society Cafe / → All Tags
Who says New Year's Eve needs to be super expensive?
But, it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg to have a good time in Vegas on the biggest party night of the year. Here's where it will cost $100 or Less: