If you love men’s college basketball, last-second buzzer beaters and wagers galore — all while enjoying cocktails, comfort food and big flat-screen monitors — nothing beats celebrating March basketball events in Las Vegas.
For the ultimate wall-to-wall sports viewing experience, look no further than the March B-Ball Tournament Headquarters at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Inside the Stratosphere Theater, fans can follow the game on nine screens at the only theater on the Strip with table seating.
Food specials can be ordered from your seat at the nonsmoking venue, ranging in price from $3 to $6, so you don’t miss a minute of the action. If watching and cheering on your favorite team isn’t enough, there are four betting stations, two blackjack tables (complete with party pit dealers), free Wi-Fi and a cash bar to keep you pumped up and entertained.
Admission to the “sports headquarters” is free, but you may want to consider getting there early or staying at the hotel to get guaranteed admission to the event.
“Definitely the first four days (March 17 to 20) we are at capacity where we have to turn people away,” Ed Malinowski, the director of race and sportsbook operations, told the Vegas Guide.
If braving the crowds isn’t your style, there are other low-key options nearby.
Umami Burger, Beer Garden and Sportsbook's open bar tickets start at $125 per person and table packages, which include a $5 bet per person, open bar and food credit, start at $650 for four people.
Off the Strip, Vegas mainstay Hooters, located at the Palms Casino Resort, is offering deals on food and drinks — 20 wings and a pitcher of Pacifico for $25, and 26-ounce Big Daddy Mugs of Modelo, Pacifico and Corona Light for $4.50.
Admission is free.
Genevieve Wong, Tribune Content Solutions