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Malcolm Butler heads to Vegas after 2015 Super Bowl win

Super Bowl winning cornerback Malcolm Butler hosts a party at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop Gardens

Following the Super Bowl, Disneyland always picks a star or two from the winning team and asks, "What are you going to do next?" And the answer is always the same: "We’re going to Disneyland."

While Julian Edelman and Malcolm Butler of the 2015 winning New England Patriots did indeed go to Disneyland, it may have been more honest to say, "We’re going to Las Vegas."

Butler, a rookie, caught his first and game-winning interception to seal the 28-24 victory. He will celebrate his Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks by hosting a party Saturday at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

He takes over the 45,000-square-foot nightclub with two stories of party. Maybe he'll sit in the main room, or hang out on the Strip-side Chateau terrace dubbed "The Deck." Or he might wander up to the Chateau rooftop with its gardens.

Tickets cost $20 to $30.

And here's an interesting side note about football parties in Las Vegas.

About a decade ago, the NFL issued cease and desist letters to casinos for using the phrase "Super Bowl" to advertise parties around the big game. The claim? It infringed on their copyright on the phrase. The fear? An association between gambling and pro football.

The result? Not only is every Super Bowl party referred to as something else like the Big Game or Pigskin Classic, but no advertising about Las Vegas is shown during the game.

"We cannot show visually the Las Vegas Strip. We cannot show casino marquees or resort marquees. We cannot allude to any misbehavior, whatever that means in the NFL's eyes, and we cannot say, 'What happens here stays here,' " Rob Dondero of R&R Partners, which handles the "What Happens in Vegas" advertising campaign for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, tells Fox 5 TV.

Earlier this week, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch partied at Foxtail Nightclub at SLS Las Vegas drinking Hennessy on-the-rocks.

Last year, Seattle Seahawks players partied at Hakkasan Nightclub at the MGM Grand Las Vegas and Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after winning the Super Bowl.

Former Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice even held a cake high above his head. Cornerback Richard Sherman and some of his teammates continued their victory celebration at the Lavo party brunch at the Palazzo the next day.

Info: Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop Gardens, (702) 776-7770

 

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