March Madness Las Vegas 2017 – The Ultimate NCAA Tournament Experience

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The roar of the crowd, the excitement of being in the arena for March Madness is almost an unparalleled experience, almost. The only way to experience the first weekend of March Madness that might be even better is heading to Las Vegas. You have every game, fans from every team, list of the best no wagering casinos, parties, gourmet food and sunup to sundown basketball that will overwhelm the senses. Beginning with the first tip early on Thursday morning, March 16th, March Madness will begin and you better have your day planned out because the secret is out, Las Vegas is the place to be to experience all that is March Madness.

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.

We are going to start by taking you off of the Las Vegas strip a little bit with one of our favorite spots, the Red Rock Resort & Casino in Summerlin. The sportsbook does not have just any giant screen to watch the games, it is the elite of all sports viewing possibly anywhere in the United States. The Red Rock sports book is home to 2.5MM Nanoslim Engage LED displays, which are the largest ones of their kind ever installed in North America. This ultra-high definition experience provides you a better picture than you will find anywhere and the Red Rock gives you nearly 32 yards of wall-to-wall race and sports book brilliance. If you are looking to enjoy those moments when four games are going on at the same time, this is the best March Madness viewing experience around. In addition, Hearthstone has really created an environment that encompasses what brunch is all about. A beautiful patio for outside dining, couches, booths, tables big enough for any group and a beautiful bar. To experience March Madness you will find televisions at every angle your head can turn. There are plenty of great beers at Hearthstone as well. On tap you can find Dogfish 60 Minute IPA and Bad Beat Brewery Bluffing Isn’t Weisse and in a can you can try the smooth coconut porter from Maui Brewing. If that was not enough, make sure you take a look at the craft cocktails, whatever flavor you like, Hearthstone has come up with some recipe to suit your likes that you likely would never thought of such as the Flower Bomb. One sip in you are not likely to realize Jameson is the focal point of this drink and while you know it is there, the champagne, elderflower liquer, apple juice and lemon give this a classic cocktail feel while giving you a freshness you don’t expect from a whiskey drink.

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts announce an extensive array of Big Game food and beverage package options and special events.

Bally’s Las Vegas

Bally’s Race & Sports Book

Bally’s Race & Sports Book is the perfect football lover’s hideaway, located on the lower level of the hotel and casino. With multiple big-screen projections and high-definition televisions, the action is non-stop. Drink packages are available, ranging from $30 to $125 ++. Call 702-523-7430 or email ba************@ca*****.com for additional information.


Caesars Palace


Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book

Known as one of the best sports books in Las Vegas, Caesars Palace’s Race & Sports Book features a brand-new 143’ LED video wall, the largest on the Las Vegas Strip, transforms guests’ experiences into a visual masterpiece. Additional recent updates include four different sound zones and “Listen Technology” through your phone, perfectly complimenting the recently upgraded Race & Sports Book Bar and Poker Room.

Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book (Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts)

Alto Bar

The largest and newest bar at Caesars Palace, Alto Bar, is the perfect spot for the Big Game and is located conveniently steps away from Caesars Palace’s famous Race & Sports Book. Reserve your own personal “Living Room” featuring the game on your own private TV, as well as 10 additional large format flat screen TVs throughout the bar. “Living Room” seating includes plush couches and chairs, accommodating four to five guests, as well as two buckets of domestic beer anytime after check-in at 1 p.m. To reserve your space, visit:

Drink specials include: buckets of five Coors Light 16 oz. aluminum bottles for $40 and five Stella Artois 12 oz. glass bottles or five Heineken 12 oz. aluminum bottles for $40.

Legendary football pro Lawrence Taylor will be stopping by Alto Bar on Friday, Feb. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

Cheer on your favorite team in the celebrated chef’s take on the British pub experience. For $200++ per person, guests can experience unlimited draft beer, wine, tailgate food buffet with an assorted chef snack basket and bucket of beer on each table. For $50 more, guests get the above offerings as well as unlimited Ketel One, Patron, Crown Royal and Bacardi cocktails. For reservations please call 702-731-7410.


The Cromwell

Football fans wanting to catch all the playing field action at the Strip’s only stand-alone boutique hotel, Interlude and Bound by Salvatore has them covered.

The Cromwell’s central casino lounge, Interlude, will feature two food and beverage Big Game packages:

  • Package A- $70 per person ++- includes a bucket of five Miller Lite or Coors Light, or three well drink tickets, as well as an all-you-can-eat-buffet. Additional drink specials will be available.
  • Package B- $125 per person ++- includes all-you-care-to-drink Miller Lite or Coors Light draft beer and well drinks, as well as an all-you-can-eat-buffet.


Bound by Salvatore brings a new meaning to lobby bar with its intimate design and incredible cocktails. For the Big Game, Bound will feature a $50 food and beverage package. Additional drink specials will be featured as well.


Flamingo Las Vegas

Garden Bar

Located at the heart of Flamingo Las Vegas, Garden Bar features a laid back atmosphere and tropical twist to the Big Game action. Food and beverage packages start at $99 per person and includes the G-Spot combo of fish, shrimp, chicken and chips from Gordon Ramsay’s newest eatery, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade, as well as a bucket of five aluminum 16 oz. Miller Lite or Coors Light. Drink specials include: $6 16 oz. aluminum Miller Lite or Coors Light, $24 bucket of five 16 oz. Miller Lite or Coors Light, $8 cocktails, $10 Absolut Bloody Mary and $12 Moet & Chandon mimosas. Raffle prizes will be up for grabs throughout the event.


5 O’ Clock Somewhere Bar

Whisk away to Margaritaville for the Big Game at 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar. Food and beverage packages start at $60 per person, and some include the G-Spot combo of fish, shrimp, chicken and chips from Gordon Ramsay’s newest eatery, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade. Drink specials include: $6 16 oz. aluminum Miller Lite or Coors Light, $24 bucket of five 16 oz. Miller Lite or Coors Light, $8 cocktails, $10 Absolut Bloody Mary and $12 Moet & Chandon mimosas. Call 702-604-8801 to reserve.


Harrah’s Las Vegas


Harrah’s Race & Sports Book

Catch the Big Game on more than 40 HDTVs, as well as two giant screens, at Harrah’s Las Vegas’ recently renovated Race & Sports Book

Legendary football pro Lawrence Taylor will be stopping by Harrah’s Race & Sports Book on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

The all-American eatery of country superstar Toby Keith will offer a festive buffet and one bucket of five domestic beers for $95++. The event begins at noon and runs through all the gridiron action.


The LINQ Hotel & Casino


TAG Sports Bar

Named one of the “Best Sports Bars in America” by Travel + Leisure, TAG Sports Bar and its 42 plasma televisions, provide an optimal Big Game viewing experience. For $99++ enjoy an all-you-can-eat stadium-style buffet and a bucket of Miller Lite or Coors Light. The same food and beverage package will be available at The POOL at The LINQ.

Legendary football pro Lawrence Taylor will be stopping by TAG Sports Bar on Sunday, Feb. 5 from noon to 3 p.m.

O’Sheas Casino

Las Vegas’ favorite Irish-themed party destination, O’Sheas Casino is also a great spot to catch all the playing field action. For $59 ++, guests can enjoy a bucket of Miller Lite or Coors Light beer, as well as premium seating. The same beverage package will be available at 3535, The LINQ Hotel & Casino’s stylish lobby bar.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar

Featuring 17 high-definition televisions and boasting a delectable menu full of celebrated chef Guy Fieri’s creations, the culinary hot spot makes the perfect pigskin paradise. In addition to an exemplary game-watching atmosphere, the restaurant will also feature food and beverage packages:

  • For $150++, guests can experience all-you-care-to-drink aluminum draft Miller Lite, Coors Light, Blue Moon and well drinks. Additionally, stadium-style hors d’oeuvre delivered to guests’ tables, including jalapeno bacon popcorn, wing plate and Trash Can nachos. Also included is a choice of one of Guy’s signature entrees and dessert. For $25 more, well liquor selections will be upgraded to premium selections and an expanded entrée menu.


Please contact The LINQ Hotel & Casino concierge for additional information or to make reservations at 702-794-3366.


Paris Las Vegas

Napoleon’s Lounge

Fans unite at Napoleon’s Lounge with an all-you-care-to-eat tailgate buffet, along with unlimited Miller Lite and Coors Light, house wine and well cocktails for $125++. Prize and giveaways will take place throughout the event. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Burger Brasserie

Burger Brasserie will be serving up great fare and a great time. For $125++ per person, fans can enjoy a tailgate buffet and unlimited beer, house wine and well cocktails. Doors open at 1 p.m. For more details, call 702-946-4347 or email ma*@ca*****.com.

Le Bar Du Sport

Conveniently located adjacent to the Race & Sportsbook area, Le Bar Du Sport will offer a variety of beverage packages with comfortable seating. Packages range from $25 to $200 ++. For more details, call 702-348-9033 or email pl****@ca*****.com.


Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino


Ringer Wings, Pizza and Sliders

Looking into and adjacent to the sports book, Ringer brings tailgate-inspired food such as chicken wings, New York-style pizza, all-beef sliders, waffle fries and more, with a premium view. For the Big Game, food and beverage packages are available for $100 ++ per person. Doors open at 1 p.m. and prizes/giveaways will take place throughout the event. Contact 702-523-4977 for additional information.


Extra Bar

The exciting Extra Bar at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be transformed into a football viewing center with table for four with $300 of cocktails, beer and wine or a comfortable seat with $50 of cocktails, beer and wine. Additional drink specials will also be available.


Gordon Ramsay BurGR

The hot spot from renowned chef Gordon Ramsay will offer a top-notch Big Game celebration experience. For $175++ per person, guests will enjoy an open bar of beer, house wine and well cocktails. Also included in the price is a $50 food credit to enjoy BurGR’s delectable menu. For reservations, contact jw****@ca*****.com or 702-277-9876.

Heart Bar

At the heart of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino lies Heart Bar, the perfect spot to watch, drink and have a great time. For the Big Game, Heart Bar will feature beverage packages with tables for $400 for a group of four guests. Raffle prizes will be running throughout the event. Additional drink specials will be available. For additional information, contact he************@pl*************.com.


Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

The recently renovated Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Race and Sportsbook features ten 70” wide screen HD TV’s, 18 55” wide screen race TV’s and plush new seating with 12 new booths, 24 lounge chairs and 14 new bar seats, all ideal for catching the Big Game.



With televisions lining the entire space, iBar offers prime accommodations for football fanatics. For $100++, guests are reserved a seat and three drink tickets for import or domestic beers, house wine and a game day stadium-style buffet.

VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge

For $200++ per person, at VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge, guests will have access to a five-hour premium open bar, a luxury box buffet prepared by VooDoo Steak chefs and comfortable seating to watch the game. The game will be shown on the largest screen at the hotel and casino, and if you need a breather, you can gaze at the city from this gorgeous rooftop view. Reserve your spot by calling (702) 406-5359.

The Still Crafts, Drafts & Eats at the Mirage Hotel  opened less than a year ago and it has quickly garnered notoriety for the uniqueness that they brought to Las Vegas. You can begin with the gourmet bar bites that come out of the 24-foot airstream that is located inside of the restaurant. For March Madness you are set up with 22 flat screen TV’s located inside of the Still and you can enjoy all of the games with 50 craft beers from around the world, specialty craft cocktails and amazing service that will help you cope with craziness of March Madness. For more information visit: The Still

BeerHaus (Photo Courtesy MGM Grand)
The Still (Photo Stephan Martin)

The Park is home to two great spots to take in March Madness, the Beerhaus and Sake Rok. The Beerhaus needs little explanation as the name says it all. It is home to 24 rotating taps of beer, which means an always changing lineup of great beer. Of course you have plenty of televisions and a menu of unique and flavorful bar food. Sake Rok is known for being the spot to just let loose as this one of the most fun and entertaining restaurants in Las Vegas, but they are also home to a great second floor that is perfect for a March Madness viewing party and for looking out over the Las Vegas strip.

Rock & Brews restaurants, the rock-inspired restaurant co-founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, is rocking basketball season this March with a “Go Mad Sweepstakes” at their Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside County restaurants. Beginning Tuesday, March 14 through Monday, April 3, guests 18 and over, who fill out a bracket in the restaurant will have the chance to win a prize from their local Rock & Brews restaurant and will also be entered to win a grand prize*: a trip for two to Chicago and tickets to attend a premier music festival this summer.

The restaurants, which are equipped with high-tech features such as a concert quality sound system and multiple flat screen televisions, will broadcast all the 2017 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament games throughout the restaurant, creating the ultimate experience for guests and fans alike.

“Rock & Brews is the perfect place for sports fans to gather with friends to rally for their teams while enjoying the best brews and quality American comfort food,” said Michael “Sully” Sullivan, CEO of Rock & Brews. “Each Rock & Brews restaurant is equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems and numerous flat screens, making our restaurants a rockin’ viewing destination.”

For more information, visit: Go Mad Sweepstakes

MGM Grand is home to two of the standard setting sports bars in all of Las Vegas. Michael Mina’s Pub 1842 and TAP Sports Bar each bring an incredible lineup of food, beer and cocktails as well as televisions at every possible angle. Make sure to book these venues early for their viewing parties.

For that party to celebrate your team and their colors, RW Garcia has created a wide variety of snacks that are not only gluten-free but they are also an official participant in the Non-GMO Project Product Verification Program. RW Garcia has been making snacks for 34 years and you use their organic tortilla chips to create some amazing nachos or you can enjoy some hummus with their artisan crackers that include beet and kale crackers. Finally the latest from RW Garcia that will be hitting stores soon is the line of pulse tortilla chips that includes Black Bean & Garlic, Lentil & Turmeric, and Hummus & Red Bell Pepper. For more information visit: RW Garcia

Blue Yellow Nachos from RW Garcia

If you are hosting March Madness at your home and you want to show off your team colors you can do that with ScoreArt! It doesn’t matter if your team is North Carolina, Kansas or defending champions Villanova Wildcats or another school, you can proudly display this exclusive, ready to hang wall art from not only college teams, but major global sports teams like World Series Champions Chicago Cubs and soccer stars FC Barcelona! You can choose from officially licensed by all major sports leagues, you can choose from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, college teams and more to complete your sports inspired room.

See why sports fanatics everywhere are snagging ScoreArt for their March Madness festivities:
• All products officially licensed by major sports leagues
• Over 500 designs – and growing – to choose from
• In-house design embellishments give more customization, accenting, vibrancy and creativity to every format
• All canvas is gallery wrapped over high-quality stretcher bars

For more information visit: ScoreArt and they are currently running a sale for March Madness through March 31st. The sale is for 20% off college teams with promo code NCAA20.

Watching basketball from morning until night can be draining and you can only eat so many crunchy snacks. Jack Link’s has teamed up with former NCAA tournament great and current Minnesota Timberwolve Karl-Anthony Towns to incorporate this high protein snack into your life. Karl-Anthony and Sasquatch have put together a workout program featuring porcupines and the North American badger and of course Jack Link’s. If you are looking for a snack to help you not only through a workout, but to help you through March Madness, visit Jack’s Links.

Karl-Anthony Towns in Jack Link’s Workin’ Out With Sasquatch campaign



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