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2013 March Madness

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by bdeuce, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. bdeuce

    bdeuce Newbie

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    Making a 2nd Trip to Vegas for March Madness.... Got comped a couple nights at TI, but looking for some viewing parties to watch the games. I got some first timers coming so looking to show them a good time. Any good viewing parties that you know of? The books themselves will be busy and tough to get seats but any tips on which books are less packed during opening weekend (march 20-24) let me know.
    Do any of the sportsbooks accept reservations? If so, which ones?
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Pretty much all the books are packed. And they don't do reservations, unless you have a very good connection (such as an extremely helpful host).

    Most of the big resorts have viewing parties. Some are invite only, others you can buy your way into. you may want to call TI and ask what they are doing for that weekend. Otherwise, I know Wynn across the street has had decent viewing parties in the past that you could buy in to. My advice, find a good bar to watch the games at. Those seats don't fill up three hours before tip off. Get there an hour before tip off and you are usually good to go
     
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    numeno VIP Whale

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    I know some CET properties had parties last year that they advertised on their sites. Caesars and PH I know had them. I know Cosmo had something last year as well. Something like $50 to get in and unlimited drinks. Seemed like a good deal but I never got over there to check it out.
     
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    greekjim Low-Roller

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    I did the Cosmo deal last year, it was $50. There was lots of room, lots of TVs and drink service was really fast. Anymore details about it get a little fuzzy to remember.
     
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    Good to know. I will have to make a point to get to it this year if they do it again.
     
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    I actually went and watched the first day from ti in one the theaters it had plenty of seats and wasn't bad and it was free to get in. I think it was first year they were doing it so they may be working some kinks out cause there was always A lot of people in there just never so packed you couldn't find seat
     
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    Before seeing the cost and immediately saying “No” I would consider Lagasse stadium sportsbook in Palazzo for Thursday/Friday. You have to spend $300/person per day, but you don’t pay to get in or pay any wasteful money.

    For the $300/person minimum you get a reserved area that contains couches, chairs, ottomans, and pillows. You can waltz in 10 minutes before the first game instead of waiting in a theater line or getting to a sportsbook at 4:00 AM to hold seats. If you think about it, over a 12 hour period it is not hard to spend $300 on breakfast, lunch, dinner, and booze throughout the day. I have even had a couple buddies get to about $250 and no one ever enforced the $300 limit.

    To me, it is worth it because it makes the whole experienced that much more relaxed. No getting up early, no waiting in lines, no wondering if I will be able to have a good view of TV’s, no worrying about drink tickets. Just watching basketball in comfort.
     
  8. MrPapageorgio

    MrPapageorgio Tourist

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    What did you get for the $50?
     
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