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March Madness / Events / Sports / Basketball / The Strip / Off Strip / → All Tags
If you have questions about specific parties taking place around town or want to chat with or meet up with other basketball fans during the tournaments, stay connected by joining the March Madness in Las Vegas Facebook group. And, in the event you can't afford the $50,000 viewing package at Carmine's, we've put together a list of all the other things happening around town. Be sure to check back as we will update our guide as more are announced.
The good news is that price covers you and 24 of your (paying) friends so $50k divided by 25.. carry the one... equals two grand each. See? Much more reasonable, yea?
Sports / World Cup / Soccer / Sportsbooks / Events / → All Tags
The largest sporting event in the world is just 125 days away. The 2014 World Cup, which takes place in Brazil, kicks off Thursday, June 12.
The international soccer tournament goes for a month and culminates with the final Sunday, July 13. The set-up for the World Cup is a different tournament than March Madness and most American tournaments. The World Cup begins with a round-robin tournament of eight groups. Each was selected at random and is made up of four teams. You can see the schedule, here. The two teams in each group with the most points move on to the second stage which is a standard, single elimination tournament of the remaining 16 teams. In America, we might call this the Sweet 16, but it’s typically just called the 2nd stage or elimination stage in the World Cup.
Boxing / Wynn / Sports / Events / → All Tags
Boxing and Las Vegas have long gone together and just because it
is the lamer older bro to MMA doesn't seem to be knockin' fans out with those American thighs poolside at Cosmopolitan any longer doesn't mean this writer's given up on finding the perfect venue to break his virgin fight cherry.
The Wynn wasn't one spot we expected to have the opportunity to consider. Fancy water shows, yes. Country, check. But, the most stitches we ever expected to see on display at Wynn/Encore walked the NHL red carpet earlier this year. So, real live boxing at the Wynn versus on the TV sounds like news to us, even if high school field hockey ranks higher on our list of favorite spectator sports.
The NBA is finally coming to The Strip. The league's inaugural Strip appearance is a meaningless pre-season game but, hey, at least it's not a matchup between teams named the Sparks and Mercury. The LA Clippers take on the Denver Nuggets this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Perhaps, it may as well be an ABA game though since a 25% ticket discount hit our inbox just days before the big game. The discount only applies to seats at the $150 price level but, as of this writing, tickets for every budget are available. $25 (plus taxes and fees) puts fans in the
nosebleeds top section of 308 -- but, hey, first row! Bump it up to $500 per seat (say it with us -- "plus taxes and fees") to score a seat inches from the floor.
Sports / Wranglers / Hockey / Orleans Arena / CrossVegas / Biking / USA Sevens / Rugby / Sam Boyd Stadium / Active Vegas / Soccer / Las Vegas Legends / → All Tags
Itching for some Vegas sports outside of boxing, MMA, or UNLV college football and basketball? VegasChatter's got your back with a wrap sportier than a Spice Girls reunion.
Sports / Events / Stanley Cup / TAO / Venetian / WET REPUBLIC / MGM Grand / Palms / Hyde Bellagio / Bellagio / → All Tags
What do you do if you're the Stanley Cup and you've just been awarded to the LA Kings? You make the short trip to Vegas to party and hang poolside, duh.
And, oh.. some half-naked Kings:
Openings / Score / Luxor / Sports / Memorabilia / Shopping / Jabbawockeez / → All Tags
It's starting to feel like sleepy Luxor is yawning, stretching and slowly waking up. An often overlooked destination, we're noticing some rumblings inside the pyramid.
There's zipline fever, the Jabbawockeez are taking a tortuous route to bring their show here in 2013, a newly re-vamped food court (that we've already reviewed) and, now, Score! Be the Legend has opened phase one of its interactive sports fan experience. We went for a quick snoop around and instead won a grand tour from CEO Jim Beckmann. The whole place will eventually be 10,000 square feet, but they've opened up a stand-alone section to get the machine rolling. And, we have the details.
Openings / Bagatelle / Tropicana / Heraea / Palms / Restaurants / Dining / Nightlife / Sports / → All Tags
A hiring poster on the venue's Facebook page is looking for the usual "model positions" of cocktail server, restaurant server, bartender and more, but the line "opening June 2012" caught our eye the most. (But, if the help wanted part interests you more, a job fair will take place May 14-16. Details are in the flyer we snagged and posted below.)
Rugby / Sports / USA Sevens / Sam Boyd Stadium / → All Tags
It's not football. It's not soccer. We heard that explanation a few times during a Planet Hollywood pep rally for the USA Sevens rugby team. Rugby. The sport takes over Las Vegas this weekend for the HSBC Sevens World Series competition. Stick with us. You might have found your new sports obsession.
Super Bowl / Big Game / LVH / Proposition Bets / Sports / Bets / Las Vegas Hotel / → All Tags
Our list of Big Game parties continues to grow. While we still don't know where we'll watch the game, we've been looking more closely at all of those Big Game prop bets that are available. Since 400 is a bit much to read through, we've sectioned the bets into four categories so we don't get overwhelmed (Giants, Patriots, Game, Mixed Sport) and will be narrowing our betting options from there.
Super Bowl / Big Game / LVH / Las Vegas Hotel / Proposition / Sports / Bets / → All Tags
Last week, we said we were in for the best football games of the year with the Conference championships and we were right. Both the Giants and Patriots won their way to the Super Bowl. There is little rest for the wicked as the big game is less than two weeks away. While we can understand that some people across the nation are tired of the New York and Boston sports rivalry, this should make for a fun Big Game matchup.
Minutes (literally, minutes) after the Giants defeated the 49ers game last night LVH released their lines for the game. The Patriots begin wagering as a 3 point favorite over the Giants. LVH set their total at 53 points scored: