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Super Bowl 2013

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by back to vegas, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. back to vegas

    back to vegas Low-Roller

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    DH and I are toying with a Vegas trip Super Bowl weekend. I'm wondering what we should expect to pay for a decent all you can eat/drink type Super Bowl party on the Strip. We are currently booked at Bally's - I just want to know how much we should budget to see if this trip is going to be a possibility. Also, any suggestions of good parties? How early can you book them?
     
  2. mike_m235

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    $200 per person is pretty standard on the strip. But there will be lots of offers.

    My advice, book youryour room early and your airfare really early, then wait until later to book the party. Last year as it got closer, properties got looser with their offers to the parties, probably because they weren't filling up.

    Airfare last year got insane as the dates got closer...as in $800 round trip for something we usually pay $250-$300 for.
     
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    back to vegas Low-Roller

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    Our room is already booked, $29 for 5 nights although we probably won't be staying that long, I just wanted to make sure we had all possible dates covered until we got airfare booked.

    Right now, flights are decent $575 compared to $800 we paid in April. I'm waiting a couple weeks to book to see if my dad might let me use his frequent flier miles once he gets home from his overseas trip :thumbsup:

    I'm not sure we'll pay $200 each for a party, we may just end up looking for a TV somewhere if that's the cheapest party we can get. That will definitely not be in the budget :eek:
     
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    mike_m235 Tourist

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    A guy who works for me goes every year for the superbowl. His group didn't want to pay the $200, either. They ended up getting a table at the last minute in a bar where they could see a TV -- no charge, but a $75 min per person in food/drinks (which really isn't that much given that you'll be there for four hours).

    I'm looking to go this year. I get the party comped, but only for 2 -- so I'm considering just hosting something in my suite for the group and then having food and drink brought in. Not sure -- still kind of working through it.

    The other thing to keep in mind -- some of the parties are in theaters that the hotels open up -- so it's not like being at a table with waitress service. So if you do decide to go the party route, make sure you know what you're getting and that it's consistent with what you want.

    In case you can't figure it out, I've been spending a lot of time on this :beer:
     
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    back to vegas Low-Roller

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    That's why I asked instead of trying to figure out the answer myself! I figured someone else was already on the right track or had first hand experience.

    $75 each wouldn't be too bad. We won't play at a level to get the party comped.

    From what I saw, it seems like they start booking about 60 days out so I guess I'll start looking then. I definitely think we'd want something with a table and waitress, kind of like going to a sports bar on Sunday...I vaguely remember doing such things before we had kids :drunk:

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    One last thought -- as you get closer, look for a 2 for 1 deal. As with everything in vegas, a 2 for 1 is always easier to find than a straight comp. And be ready to walk around Sunday morning in bargaining mode -- places will be looking to fill empty seats. The longer you're willing to wait without locking something in, the better the deals are going to get.
     
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    Re:

    I was under the impression that the NFL cracked down on LV superbowl parties. I use to go there before the "crack down" and (if memory is working correctly) I paid $20 to get in the Maxium's party and $30 to get in LVH's party (2 years back-to-back). At all three parties, it was unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, and stadium food. They also provided a temporary sports book outside the room where you could place your bets.
     
  8. Tahoejoe2

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    We(a group of 10 guys) have been going to LV for SB weekend for 12 years. There are many options.
    1. Get invited to a casino's VIP SB party.
    2. Get to a sports book or bar around 9am Sunday and save some seats for you and friends. Take turns saving seats.
    3. Pay for a "Big Game"(Can't call it SB anymore) event at a casino.
    It usually consists of a buffet and a few free drink tickets. Sometimes raffle prizes. Could cost from $60 - $200.
    4. South Point has a big room that has free admissiom, but again you need to get in line about 9am.
    5. One year we rented a mansion in LV. With 10 guys, it was very cheap. We had caterers bring a nice spead and watched the SB at the house. I recommend this once for a group of 8 or more. Very cheap in this economy.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I think they just can't have the parties labelled as "Superbowl" parties. They are all Big Game Parties.
     
  10. bubbakitty

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    I went last year.....Orleans set aside a "meeting room" or "auditorium" with uncomfortable seating but eventually found my way to play craps for the second half and watch on the overhead televisions. I wouldn't hesitate to skip the cover and go with the cash bar....it is difficult to soberly spend 100 $ on booze in 4 hours.....although I can imagine it does....A big screen is the must...with reliable sound...
     
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    not the parties, just the name. Superbowl is trademarked. so now they call them Big Game parties. they can't stop them from throwing a party, lol.
     
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    How were the screens there? I will be there alone and do not want to join a 200$ party.

    I think I will either join the Orleans party or the Southpoint party. Which could you recommend?

    What kind of food do they sell on either? Just Hotdogs @ the Orleans?
     
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