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NFC/AFC Champ Game SportsBook

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by BPGJan2013, Sep 25, 2012.

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  1. BPGJan2013

    BPGJan2013 Tourist

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    I'm gonna be in Vegas for the first time in January. If you can't tell, since it's only September, I'm pumped. We are going to be there for the AFC/NFC Championship games and I need some help.
    Is Lagasse's Stadium the way to go?
    How far out can I make a reservation?
    What should I reserve for 8 people?

    Sorry to be that guy, but I need help. Love to booze, love to gamble, hate making travel mistakes, never been to Vegas. Thanks.
     
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    Depends on what kind of experience you are looking for. I checked out Lagasse a couple weekends ago for the first time. I think of it as a high end sports bar with a sportsbook inside. If the sportsbar experience is what you are looking for, then check it out. Personally, I prefer the sportsbook experience.

    Last year, a buddy and I watched the NFC title game from the Caesars sportsbook (actually, we floated from the book, to the nearby bar, to other nearby TVs). A big, open air sportsbook (Caesars, Bellagio, Mirage, Wynn) is a different experience than Lagasse. If you go the sportsbook route, you cannot get reserved seats unless you have a connection or a helpful host.

    I will be there too! In the words of Bart Scott, "CAN'T WAIT!"
     
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    That makes a lot of sense and I would definitely rather be in a sportsbook atmosphere than a sports bar atmosphere.

    The problem with the big sportsbooks as I understand it, is that they get really crowded really quick for big gamedays. Any advice on that?
     
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    That's correct. of course, Lagasse's will be packed as well. If you don't have a connection to reserve seats in the sportsbook, you will probably need to get there 2 or 3 hours before the first game to grab a seat. Of course, after the early game ends, fans of both teams will start to clear out and/or get in line to cash tickets, so you can usually snag a seat then. That's how we got seats at Caesar's last year
     
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    Cool...thanks for the tip. That's a good idea.
     
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