My next trip is a little more than a month away. My wife and I are going for the first week of March Madness. As an added bonus St. Patrick’s day is on Friday of that week so Vegas is going to be completely packed with sports fans and terrible Irish accents.
We are staying at Harrah’s, mainly because we got an insane deal. Our last trip, we stayed at Planet Hollywood so we had a nominal number of points at Caesar’s casinos. Combining my card(with the points) and my wife’s card(with no points) we were able to get 4 nights for $355 with taxes and resort fees included. I am looking now and rates are at least 3 times higher so I must have booked at the perfect time. Most hotels are charging at least $200 a night.
I was in Vegas last year for the second week of March Madness and was able to get a Lagasse’s Stadium reservation with $50 minimum spend per person. This year I was not so lucky. There were still spots for Saturday and Sunday but you needed to book all day for a $300 per person minimum. I will be on the lookout for other basketball parties and let everyone know what I find on Twitter. Because we are going to be there for four days, which is a pretty long trip, I am planning to use some less popular sports spots like Public House at Luxor and Todd English Pub at Aria. I am guessing there will be so many people everywhere will be crowded and most places will have a gimmick to make a buck.
I am most looking forward to betting on basketball. I normally am not a huge sports better but with 48 games in 4 days there has to be some juicy parlays to make. Last year was fun but there were so many fewer games it was less exciting that I think the first week will be.
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