College basketball fans are flooding Las Vegas to watch the tournament action with resort hotels all over town hosting viewing parties to host the throngs of visiting fans. One such party is at the Plaza in downtown which is having its annual March Mania viewing party that started yesterday and runs through Sunday March 24th at the Plaza Events Center. Admission to the Plaza’s March Mania Viewing Party is $15 per day plus the usual taxes and fees with the admission including a commemorative shirt as well as one complimentary drink and food item per day.
The nearly 5,000 square foot event center is set up for event with 18 large high definition screens, two projectors as well as a state of art sound system to help you catch all the action and drama of the tournament. The viewing party has stadium style seats with various group options so groups large and small can sit together while watching the basketball. Inside the event center is also a satellite betting station from William Hill so you can place bets without leaving the area. If you plan to attend the doors of the event center open at 7:30 am and tickets can be purchased from the casino box office or by calling (702) 386-2507.
Of course their will be drink specials this weekend with the Plaza’s casino bars offering Grey Goose Melon Mules for $5, Sin Fire Cinnamon Green Apple Shots for $3 as well as beer specials Coors Light Draft $5 a pint or a bucket of domestic beers for $20 or a bucket of select import beers for $25.
Another William Hill sports book is opening at the M Resort replacing the current sports book by CG Technology who many may know by its former name Cantor Gaming who’s ten year contract expired in March. The M Resort announced the change with a conversion already under way with an expected opening of the William Hill sports book expected some time in May after regulatory approval.
William Hill and CG Technology have there own fans and although the M resort is a bit remote for people that fly in to Las Vegas; But for the people that drive in its the first resort they see as they enter the Las Vegas valley or the last one before they leave so it might get a bit of extra traffic because of that.
It looks like William Hill is out as the management company of all Derek Stevens sports books in downtown Las Vegas. The former Las Vegas Club when it reopens with its new name will be run by an in house operation headed by bookmaker Mathew Metcalf ;
The other two Derek Stevens properties the Golden Gate and the D will make the change sometime before the end of 2019. For a time it looked like William Hill was going to take over a big percentage of the sports books in town but as changes that allow sports betting across the country have happened the marketplace for sports bets has become a lot more competitive.
The new sports book at the former Las Vegas Club is planning to have the biggest television screen in Las Vegas as well as a studio that hosts VSIN broadcasts, it will be interesting to see what the final size for the sports book will be but it sounds like it will be the biggest Downtown once open.
The Palace Station has been undergoing a major remodel in recent times with the former railroad theme being removed and the whole property in general receiving an upgrade.
As the $192 million remodel draws to a close on of the final elements is now finished and open which is the 8,000 square foot sports book. The sports book features new televisions around the sports book as well as a new center bar with a six table poker room added nearby.
If you haven’t been to the Palace Station before its a short drive from the Strip and worth checking out if you want to get away from the Strip for a while. The property like most off Strip properties has lower table limits and less expensive food options including a great value buffets.
The remodeled sports book at the Wynn Las Vegas is now open with of course the latest technology with the betting desks equipped with usb outlets as well as power outlets. The betting wall has also been updated with a huge 137” x 11’ LED video screen with 21 million pixels as well as an additional 35 monitors. Zoozcrakers Deli has also been renamed to Charlies Bar & Grill after legendary casino host Charlie Meyerson. The remodeled Encore sports book is due to open today and, with the huge remodeled sports book at the Westgate also a good option there is lots of updated places to watch a game and bet.
In September 2014, we reported the opening of the Red Rock location of Wieners Circle the Chicago chain known for its char grilled hot dogs and burgers. The location was in the sports book at Red Rock but it is no more as it recently closed. The newly opened replacement is the Gridiron Grill which still has the hot dogs and burgers as well as a basic breakfast menu.