It’s Super Bowl week, and the casinos and bars are competing hard to pull you in for the Big Game. As always, the list of establishments is a long one, and I don’t have room to mention them all in this space. But here are some of the better options.
An easy strategy is to watch the game at a bar that follows your team. That works for Seahawks fans at Scooter’s Pub, Timbers (West Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson), Crown & Anchor West, BJ’s Cocktail Lounge West and Hooka Master’s Lounge. Patriots fans will have to improvise, given there are no bars this year dedicated to New England.
As for other good plays, the new Made L.V. in Tivoli Village will have bottomless mimosas for $20. Whist Stove and Spirits in the District is running an unlimited Grey Goose Bloody Mary bar for $20. Next door to Whist, Due & Proper will have all-you-can-eat barbecue for $25. Gamblers can get a $20 match play on Super Sunday at Home Plate on Blue Diamond Road. The Sporting Life Bar on South Jones Boulevard is having a higher-end party for $100 per head, but it comes with a pig roast; all-you-can-drink draft, wells and wine; and a giveaway with $2,000 in cash, plus prizes that include a television.
There will also be dozens of casino-based parties. Honestly, they’re everywhere—New York-New York, SLS, the Linq Promenade and several others have sent out details on property-wide shindigs—you’ll have no problem tracking one down. As usual, South Point will have one of the best, with its annual free-entry bash featuring $1 dogs, cheap beer by the bucket and prize drawings. Gold Coast, Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast will also host free parties. At Aliante, $25 gets you a buffet, with beers for $2 extra. Both Red Rock Resort (Rocks Lounge) and Fiesta Henderson (Amigos) have all-you-can-eat and drink deals for $40.
What about deals for betting the game? The best wagering value that I’ve found is the minus-105 line at the Wynn. This means you have to bet only $105 to win $100, as opposed to the standard $110/$100 arrangement. As of press time, Wynn was the only book in town dealing minus-105. But be sure to look for add-ons. For example, some books will give you a logo hat or T-shirt for making a bet. That’s pure value added. The best I’ve seen is at Jerry’s Nugget, where a $20 parlay gets you a bucket filled with Corona gear, plus a hat, T-shirt, two decks of cards, two mason jars, a keychain and a bottle opener.
Finally, proving once again that a deal can pop up anywhere, in honor of the 49th Super Bowl, Rock of Ages at the Venetian is selling $49 tickets on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1; use code SUPER49.
Anthony Curtis is the publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor.