The nearest professional team is almost 300 miles away. The local college team, with its one winning season since 1995 and its ghost town of a stadium, might as well be, too. And yet at this time every year, Las Vegas is flush with football fever—so much so that you can reasonably argue ours ranks among the most passionate football communities in America. Rather than Cheeseheads and Terrible Towels, our football heritage is distinguished by parlay cards and betting tickets. So for our 2012 Football Issue, we’re embracing our culture with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the wagering world. Meet the men behind the counter who set the odds, as well as the men on the other side of the counter who try to beat those odds—and they offer tips on how you can, too. And as for our Rebels, we’ve got some ideas on how to fill up the stadium—and the win column.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.