Super Bowl in Las Vegas Tips

Super Bowl in Las Vegas

The Super Bowl brings one of the busiest weekends on the calendar for Las Vegas sports books – most sports books in town are standing room only hours before kickoff and the packed crowds in the sports book continue all the way to the final whistle. A packed house is the norm at just about every Las Vegas sports book and casino bar during the Super Bowl. Even the large “super books” like Westgate, Caesars Palace and The Mirage have little to no available seating by 9 or 10 am on Super Bowl Sunday.

Vegas is the Place for Watching the Super Bowl

Vegas is the Place for Watching the Super Bowl

There are different ways to make sure you score a seat or a fun place to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, some methods are easier than others, but with some planning you can assure yourself a comfortable experience during one of the most exciting sports days in Las Vegas – Super Bowl Sunday.

Tips for Experiencing Super Bowl in Las Vegas

Bet Early!

Carving out some time at the sports book on Friday or Saturday is a good idea as the closer Super Bowl Sunday gets, the crazier the lines at most Las Vegas sports books become. Standing in a 45 minute line to get your Super Bowl action is no fun and getting shut out altogether is even worse.

Long Lines at the Sports Book is the Norm on Super Bowl Sunday. Bet Early!

Long Lines at the Sports Book is the Norm on Super Bowl Sunday. Bet Early!

So, if you plan to wait for the last minute to make your Super Bowl selection or get in on some of the hundreds of available prop bets, you do so at your own risk. Bet the game as early as possible or be prepared to stand in a long line.

The Smaller the Sports Book, the Smaller the Odds of Getting a Seat  

Some of the coolest sports books in town are one’s with more intimate set ups or lounge style seating – The Golden Nugget, Aria, and Cosmopolitan are a few that come to mind as they all have great screens and nice set ups. The screens at these spots are beautiful and the packed house adds to the excitement. As cool as these spots are (and they are very nice sports books) their overall lack of seating will make scoring a spot on Super Bowl Sunday that much harder.

Smaller Sized Books are Great - But seats will be Ultra-Tough on Super Bowl Sunday

Smaller Sized Sports Books are Great – But seats will be Ultra-Tough on Super Bowl Sunday

So plan ahead by looking to reserve seating via a casino host (which can be tough unless you are a BIG gambler at the tables) or simply arrive at the crack of dawn and stake a claim. Some sports books will block off entrances and ask patrons to form a line in the morning, which leads to the next bit of advice.

Early Bird Gets the Worm

“Early is a priceless timepiece owned by the successful.”  - Johnnie Dent Jr.

If you can handle climbing out of that comfy hotel bed and proceed to the sports book while the gals in short dresses clutching their high heels are stumbling back to their rooms, you have a shot of scoring a seat at a sports book. But every year it seems like Las Vegas Super Bowl fans are claiming their sports book seat earlier and earlier. If a 7a.m. journey to the sports book and sitting for many hours until kick off doesn’t faze you, then there could very well be a spot or two for you at a Las Vegas sports book. But even then, many seats will already be reserved.

Social Media

There is a network of Super Bowl in Vegas fans connecting via Twitter and Facebook. I will begin tweeting and re-tweeting info via Twitter in the days ahead of Super Bowl Sunday and also during the day of the “Big Game.” Twitter can be useful for more instant information about which sports books or parties have some empty seats available. If you are on twitter, @VegasBigGame is a great follow for Super Bowl in Las Vegas.

Twitter is a Great Resource for Super Bowl in Vegas Info

Twitter is a Great Resource for Super Bowl in Vegas Info

Seek Out a Big Game Party

There is no right or wrong answer to whether you should fork out cash for a Big Game  party or attend one of the free events around town. The Vegas Parlay List of Super Bowl Parties in Las Vegas includes both paid and free events around Vegas. Paid events usually assure you a seat and a good vantage point to screens showing the game.

Nearly Every Casino in Las Vegas Offers up a Big Game Party of Some Kind

Nearly Every Casino in Las Vegas Offers up a Big Game Party of Some Kind

Not keen on forking some bucks for a Big Game Party? Well, there are plenty of spots around town that not only have multiple screens set up in resort ballrooms or theaters, but also have betting stations or kiosks set up for wagering on the games. The drinks and food are cheap, betting is available, and the crowd is just as much into the Super Bowl in Las Vegas action as the folks that scored seats at the sports book. These “makeshift” sports books that many casinos put together have ample space and seating is usually available with all of the amenities (large screens, betting stations) that you find in the sports book. Some of the spots to take a look at for free parties include The Westgate, Golden Nugget, The D, Gold Coast, and the South Point.

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