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March Madness keeps Las Vegas sportsbooks hopping. The first four days of the NCAA basketball tournament have rivaled the Super Bowl in the amount of money wagered. Something to consider is that the Super Bowl is one huge game while the first two days of March Madness each have 32 games from 9 a.m. until about 10 p.m. Things slow a little on Saturday and Sunday with only 16 games each day.
It's very possible the money wagered on the first weekend of March Madness will surpass the Big Game. It's already being estimated that more than $9 billion will be wagered on March Madness worldwide ($240 million in Nevada) and over 40 million people will fill out tournament brackets.
Las Vegas 51s / Sports / Baseball / Summerlin / → All Tags
You’ll still be able to “meet the Mets” in Las Vegas for at least the next two years.
The Las Vegas 51s inked a deal to continue to be a triple-A farm team for the New York Mets through the 2016 season, the teams announced last week.
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.
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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.