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Score deals galore at Treasure Island during the National Finals Rodeo

The 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo rides into Las Vegas Dec. 3-12, and Treasure Island serves as the event’s official sponsor hotel with room packages, food and beverage specials and live entertainment.

Head over to Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que nightly Dec. 7-12 for shows from country musicians LoCash. The duo, who wrote “Truck Yeah” for Tim McGraw and “You Gonna Fly” for Keith Urban, sing their own songs “Keep in Mind” and “I Love This Life” during shows after the rodeo finishes each day. Special guests Rainey Qualley joins them Dec. 7-9, and Olivia Lane opens Dec. 10-12 for these $10 shows.

Gilley’s also gets in the cowboy spirit with the Naughty Cowgirl, a cocktail with Crown Royal Regal apple whiskey, amaretto liqueur and cranberry juice. Order up two-for-one Crown Royal, Crown Apple and Bulleit or $20 buckets of Bud Light and $4 14-ounce draft beers from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the rodeo.

Fans can meet NFR bull riders and nab their autographs at Gilley’s on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at noon.

Blue Collar Comedy star Bill Engvall is a regular on the rodeo circuit; he'll perform at the Treasure Island Theatre on Dec. 4. Tickets start at $59.95.

Tickets: Treasure Island box office, (702) 894-7722

Stay at Treasure Island for $69 Sunday through Thursday nights and take a free shuttle to and from the Thomas & Mack Center, where the NFR takes place. Also watch on a free live NFR TV satellite feed and take home a Gilley’s NFR souvenir.

Guests who stay at the resort can also get two-for-one draft beer at Gilley’s, dinner at The Buffet and show tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystere” as well as 20% off services at Oleksandra Spa & Salon and Bill Engvall show tickets.

Reservations: Treasure Island, (800) 944-7444

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