March Madness is the pinnacle for any basketball fan and while you can attend tournament games throughout the country or take the action in at home, but nothing creates an atmosphere quite like Las Vegas. March Madness tips off this year on March 17th and 18th with the play-in games and it fully kicks off on March 19th. March Madness and Las Vegas is as much about the experience, going far beyond just showing up to watch the games.
Splash Magazines Worldwide is going to help you make the most of your Las Vegas experience so that you can enjoy all of the nonstop basketball action, last second buzzer beaters and wagers galore all while finding the best places to enjoy cocktails, world-class food and the biggest televisions in the world.
Hoops on The Strip Viewing Party at The Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood
Catch the Hoops on The Strip action at an all-new viewing experience inside the Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood on March 19, 20 and 21. Promising to be one of the largest parties on the Strip, attendees will watch all the games on a 40 ft.-screen that can be broken out to the four region games at any given time, while lounging in theater-style seating. The ticket includes an “All You Can Eat & Drink” package throughout the day, featuring traditional game day fare and MillerCoors beer aplenty. Prices start at $155.50 per day or fans can save $50 on a three-day package bundle using promo code HOOPS.
Race & Sports Book
The Race & Sports Book at Caesars Palace is consistently recognized among the best places in Las Vegas for sports betting. In an environment where energy runs high and winning runs rampant, college basketball fans will feel like they are right on the court. All the action is shown on a 143 feet LED video wall capable of 96 different screen configurations, coupled with state-of-the-art 4-Zone Directional Sound and “Listen Technology” available through mobile phones. During the tournament, the Race & Sports Book will offer specials on Bleacher, Main Level and VIP seating. Food and Beverage packages at Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book start at $100+.
The largest bar at Caesars Palace, Alto Bar, is the perfect spot for all the hoops action and is conveniently located steps away from Caesars Palace’s famous Race & Sports Book. Enjoy drink specials and packages in the main area or the Private Party Package available in the bar’s private room for a group of up to 30 guests. Packages start at $400 for tables of four, and the Private Party Package is $3,000++ and includes access to the full bar menu.
Montecristo Cigar Bar
A 208-inch video wall and screens throughout make Montecristo Cigar Bar the prime spot to experience the Madness. Dark wood, leather couches, and oversized armchairs set the tone for the perfect “fan cave” experience with drinks, cigars, and basketball, there is no better way to spend this epic weekend. Prices start at $600 for a table for two and include a drink tab to our impressive selection of spirits and cocktails.
For a true fan experience, you and 10 of your friends can take over the Old Homestead Clubhouse at Montecristo. Experience access to the full menu of cocktails and spirits and your own private high-definition TV. There is a morning reservation from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for $2,000++, and an afternoon reservation from 3-9 p.m., which also includes the full Old Homestead Steakhouse menu, for $3,000++.
VISTA Cocktail Lounge
Experience the Madness in style in the heart of Caesars Palace at VISTA Cocktail Lounge. Located steps away from the Race & Sports Book, take in the action with a premium party including all-you-care-to-eat buffet and bar access. Packages start at $250++.
Bally’s Las Vegas
Race & Sports Book
Watch and wager on all the games at Bally’s Race & Sports Book, located on the lower level of the hotel and casino. Packages are available starting at $25++ with drink specials, multiple big-screen projections and high-definition televisions for non-stop hoops action.
The Cromwell Sportsbook and Bound Cocktail Lounge
Invite your closest friends and enjoy the action the Cromwell’s sportsbook featuring a 32-foot-long by nine-foot-tall LED video wall as well as a nine-foot-by-five-foot LED odds wall displaying the latest scores and updates. Seating with prime views of the basketball games will also be available at Bound, which offers a carefully curated menu of craft cocktails.
Flamingo Las Vegas
Bird Bar and Garden Bar
Flock on over to Bird Bar or Garden Bar during the college basketball tournament to check out the games and get your beak wet with drink specials.
Harrah’s Las Vegas
Harrah’s Sports Book and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Catch all the games on more than 30 HDTVs, as well as two giant screens, at Harrah’s Las Vegas’ recently renovated Race & Sports Book. Packages start at $110++.
Enjoy down-home Southern favorites while watching the games on multiple televisions throughout Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. The bar will open at 8 a.m. and the full kitchen will be open for service at noon from Thursday, March 19 to Sunday, March 22.
The LINQ Hotel + Experience
Celebrating all the hoops action is a slam dunk at The Book at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Home to an amazing array of first-of-its-kind Fan Caves, more than 80 televisions and food and beverages crafted especially for game day, book the Ultimate Fan Experience during the college basketball tournament for up to ten people. Package includes Fan Cave seating, all-you-can-eat premium buffet, bar access including premium bottle service and access to exclusive raffles and prizes. Packages start at $2500++ The upper deck of The Book features prime views with all-you-can-eat premium buffet, six drink tickets including premium spirits and access to exclusive raffles and prizes starting at $300++. Plus, Mat Franco of “Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly” will be making a special appearance at The Book on Thursday, March 19 at 2 p.m. for autograph signings and photo opportunities.
To watch the basketball games with a little extra madness, guests can head to O’Sheas. On Tuesday, March 17, the Irish-themed pub will feature live entertainment, photo ops, drink specials and prime viewing of the St. Patrick’s Day parade. From March 18 to 21, O’Sheas will continue offering live entertainment and an array of drink specials as well as beer pong tournaments on Saturday and Sunday.
3535, Re:Match & Influence, The Pool at The LINQ
Don’t miss a minute of the tournament action, as 3535 and Re:Match will be showing the games and offering an all-you-care-to-eat buffet as well as an array of drink specials.
Fans can catch college hoops games at Influence, The Pool at The LINQ while enjoying live entertainment when they book fan cave cabanas or one of the viewing parties in the game room on March 19, 20, 21 and 22.
The LINQ Promenade
Yard House, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Off the Strip Bistro + Bar, Virgil’s Real BBQ and Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza
Experience the basketball madness on more than 20 TVs while sipping on craft brews and enjoying classic American staples at Yard House. The restaurant and bar is offering packages starting at $150+ per person with a flowing selection of beverages beginning at 8 a.m. until end of games during tournament weekend.
Offering a festive, modernized Celtic-themed environment, Tilted Kilt is exciting place to catch the college basketball tournament with an Irish twist. The pub and eatery will open for breakfast at 8 a.m. from Wednesday, March 18 to Sunday, March 22 to show the games and serve a “kegs and eggs” special. Additional food and drink specials will also be offered throughout the weekend.
Guests can enjoy college hoops games indoors or outdoors at Off the Strip, which will offer food specials during tournament weekend. Available specials will include an array of gameday platters featuring St. Louis pork ribs, chicken wings, chicken cordon bleu bites, southwest chicken spring rolls, mini pretzel bites, beef sliders, BBQ pork sliders, crinkle cut French fries and more.
Virgil’s Real BBQ will feature food specials throughout the college hoops tournament including 3-Point wings buckets with the guest’s choice of 12 whole fried chicken wings with jalapeno-mango honey sauce or 12 of Virgil’s famous smoked whole chicken wings with blue cheese dip as well as a Madness Burger, made with certified angus beef, cheddar cheese, bacon, mac & cheese, beer battered fried onion rings and a side of train wreck fries.
Catch the basketball action at Flour & Barley, where guests receive a complimentary local draft beer with the purchase of entrée or pizza from Tuesday, March 17 to Monday, April 6.
Paris Las Vegas
Le Bar Du Sport, Burger Brasserie, Napoleon’s Lounge and Le Cabaret
Conveniently located adjacent to the Race & Sports Book area, Le Bar Du Sport will offer a variety of food and beverage specials with comfortable seating to catch the basketball madness. Packages start at $50++ per person and include an all-you-can-eat-buffet, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Experience the college basketball action in a lively sports bar environment at Burger Brasserie. The restaurant will open early at 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A specialty game day menu, drinks specials and a photo opportunity will be available throughout tournament weekend.
Napoleon’s Lounge will offer specials on drinks and pizza to keep basketball fans fueled throughout the tournament weekend and Le Cabaret offers prime basketball viewing with a French twist. Both venues will open early at 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Heart Bar, Ringer, Extra Lounge and Blue Moon Bar
College basketball enthusiasts can watch all the madness in the heart of Planet Hollywood’s casino at Heart Bar. During tournament weekend, VIP Man Caves are available starting at $150+ per person from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bar will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet and drink specials including; 16 oz. Miller Lite or Coors Light $8, bucket of five Miller Lite or Coors Light $30, Ketel One or Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, You-Call-It $12, Patrón Silver You-Call-It $13 and Ketel One & Red Bull $16.
Located adjacent to the sports book, Ringer features wings and tenders, all-beef sliders, New York-style pizza, waffle fries and more. During tournament weekend, enjoy the games, energy and action with a $125 food and beverage minimum.
For a high-energy college hoops experience, head to Extra Lounge located off the lively casino floor. From Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21, Extra Lounge is offering a $75 beverage minimum per person, per day and drink specials including; 16 oz. Miller Lite or Coors Light $8, bucket of five Miller Lite or Coors Light $30, Ketel One or Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, You-Call-It $12, Patrón Silver You-Call-It $13 and Ketel One & Red Bull $16.
With seasonal and limited-release craft beers only available at Blue Moon’s River North brewery in Denver, Blue Moon Bar is an ideal place to watch the college basketball tournament. Located next to the Zappos Theater, the bar offers prime viewing of college basketball action on 12 area screens, $50 beverage minimums and drink specials throughout the weekend.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Rio Race & Sports Book, iBar and All-American Bar & Grille
Game day drink specials and six big screen televisions make the Rio Race & Sports Book an impeccable spot to catch the madness. Packages start at $50++ and can be booked for up to four people, complete with food and beverage credit. Reserve a spot now at RioRaceandSports.uvtix.com for the ultimate college basketball experience.
Located in the middle of the action, iBar hosts an upbeat game day party featuring more than 20 TV’s, giveaways and drink specials. A flowing drink package is available, priced at $100.
With 15 TV’s and an extensive food menu of fan favorites like burgers, wings and more, All-American Bar & Grille is the ultimate foodie fest that transports guests courtside.
Mobile Sports Betting
For those who don’t want to miss a minute of the action on the court, make any bar or restaurant your sportsbook. Bet on sports anywhere in Nevada, securely and in real time. No more waiting in line. Simply visit any Nevada Caesars Entertainment sportsbook and download Caesars Sports app for free.
Providing convenient access to on-property dining options without having to wait in lines, Caesars Entertainment also offers mobile ordering for any guests at nearly 15 eateries throughout its Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Harrah’s Las Vegas, The LINQ Hotel & Casino and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. With just a few taps on a smart phone via text messaging, guests can get food and drinks from select restaurants on property delivered directly to their seat at the race and sports book.
The Beer Park, the popular rooftop hotspot, will show the games on dozens of HDTVs and offer game-day food and beverage packages for up to eight guests. BEER PARK is also one of just a few places in Las Vegas outside of casino sports books to offer live betting. For more information, visit: Beer Park