Only a few more days to one of biggest and most anticipated weekends in the country - Super Bowl weekend! If you’re leaving home for the big game on Sunday, and unless you’re at the MetLife Stadium, Las Vegas is the best place to get all the action. In fact, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, last year’s Super Bowl attracted over 300,000 visitors.
"Vegas is the mecca for Super Bowl shenanigans," Chicago seafood company owner Mark Murrell says. "You can do all the betting you want, but we also go for the parties and the experience."
The NFL championship is a great deal in Vegas, no matter where the game is played. In addition to the usual entertainment and good food, Las Vegas hosts weekend-long parties that will bring you closer to the action, amazing places to watch the games, and sports books to place your bets.
Never been in Vegas for Super Bowl Sunday? Here’s a quick guide.
Find the right hotel room
It’s better to find a cheap hotel so that you can have extra cash for food, drinks, and of course, gambling. You should also consider getting a comfortable room to help you recover after the Super Bowl partying. To find the best deal, book ahead of time. Postponing your reservation will only limit your choices. Do a little research and you might be fortunate enough to find coupons, deals and discounts.
Where do you go?
There are plenty of options! Obviously, you can go to all the sports books. As long as you place a bet, you can probably get a few drinks. Come early if you want to get a good seat.
You can also watch and dine at the same time. Via Brasil Steakhouse, The Pub at Monte Carlo, New York New York’s America are a few restaurants that offer mouth-watering menus and giant screens for watching the game.
Grab a drink and get the party started while the game is on! Call your hotel and ask if they have any special parties planned. If they don’t, there are many other bars and clubs that host Super Bowl parties. Check this 2014 Las Vegas party guide for more details.
Place your bets!
It’s not only about who wins the game. In Las Vegas, you can actually place bets on almost anything! Some examples are: Team to get the first penalty, money line, 1st half line, 1st quarter line, 2nd quarter line, 3rd quarter line, 4th quarter line, first team to score, will there be overtime, who will fumble, who will catch a touchdown and many more.
Gamble all the way
Yes, it’s Super Bowl weekend, but it doesn’t mean you can’t play or place bets on other games. If you’re feeling lucky, play table games, hit the slots, or go to the nearest race track. Head to any of the Cannery Casino Resorts: The Cannery Casino & Hotel, The Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel, and The Meadows Racetrack & Casino for a fulfilling Las Vegas gaming experience.