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« on: March 17, 2013, 07:59:19 PM »
Will be in Vegas for the game Friday. Will anyone else be there?

Where do you think the best place to watch the game is?


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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 08:05:32 PM »
I'll be there.   
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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 08:07:24 PM »
I think what my friend Mitch is trying to say is that true love is blind.

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 08:28:32 PM »
Best place to watch is the Hoops and Hops event at Cosmo. I have a soft spot for Todd English pub for non casino watching.

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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 08:32:03 PM »
Just got back from Vegas today and would say I hate MGM (too small) and Planet Hollywood (book closes at about 8pm PT).  Was impressed with Mandalay Bay though

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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 08:33:00 PM »
Will be in Vegas for the game Friday. Will anyone else be there?

Where do you think the best place to watch the game is?

Sports books are fun but if they don't have the audio of the game you want it is less fun. I watched KSU vs Tech and then KU vs. ISU at the Planet Hollywood sports book. I know Vegas is hyping the NCAA tournament in a very big way. I had heard more than once that Mandalay Bay has the best sports book.

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013, 08:48:37 PM »
Will be in Vegas for the game Friday. Will anyone else be there?

Where do you think the best place to watch the game is?

Sports books are fun but if they don't have the audio of the game you want it is less fun. I watched KSU vs Tech and then KU vs. ISU at the Planet Hollywood sports book. I know Vegas is hyping the NCAA tournament in a very big way. I had heard more than once that Mandalay Bay has the best sports book.

Mandalay has the best sports book and a good poker room.  I would not want to watch a KSU tourney game at a sports book.

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 08:55:05 PM »
Yeah my K-State game watching options in Vegas if I had a choice would be either alone in my room or an alumni watch party if I could find one. I'm sure we will be on TruTV again so in the room will be out.

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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013, 09:01:08 PM »
very low vegas IQ on display in this thread.

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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2013, 09:09:31 PM »
very low vegas IQ on display in this thread.

You could help KKK, dunno though, that might be a stretch to ask though. Snark is like way easier.

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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2013, 09:23:14 PM »
Love the help, guys. Probably going to be a millionaire when I come back.
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 10:07:20 PM »
You could help KKK, dunno though, that might be a stretch to ask though.

if you are willing to pay a fee, then there are casinos all over town that will host a good MM watch party. steve dave mentioned one of them (i didn't go last year because it took me too long to register), but there are dozens. here are some of them:

http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2013/2/14/133253/571/vegas-travel/VegasChatter's+Guide+To+March+Madness+Parties

the LVH theater is a great place to watch and is also free. but as you might expect, it will fill up extremely fast, so would need to get there extremely early and probably even wait in line for a few hours. if you plan to watch at a book, the further away you are from the strip, the later you can show up to get a seat. good off strip options include South Point (they'll open up second floor ballroom), Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock. Sunset is also a decent book with adequate seating space.

if you plan to watch at a sportsbook, avoid all cantor books - located at palazzo, venetian, The M, cosmopolitan, palms and tropicana. you have a 5% chance of finding a seat and a 0% chance of getting a free drink.

other books to avoid:

-caesars (awful TVs; can't see unless super close)
-MGM/Mirage (currently remodeling; not sure if it will be completed, but it wasn't close to done the other day)
-bellagio (overrated book as it is, no longer gives away free drinks)

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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 12:28:56 AM »
You could help KKK, dunno though, that might be a stretch to ask though.

if you are willing to pay a fee, then there are casinos all over town that will host a good MM watch party. steve dave mentioned one of them (i didn't go last year because it took me too long to register), but there are dozens. here are some of them:

http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2013/2/14/133253/571/vegas-travel/VegasChatter's+Guide+To+March+Madness+Parties

the LVH theater is a great place to watch and is also free. but as you might expect, it will fill up extremely fast, so would need to get there extremely early and probably even wait in line for a few hours. if you plan to watch at a book, the further away you are from the strip, the later you can show up to get a seat. good off strip options include South Point (they'll open up second floor ballroom), Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock. Sunset is also a decent book with adequate seating space.

if you plan to watch at a sportsbook, avoid all cantor books - located at palazzo, venetian, The M, cosmopolitan, palms and tropicana. you have a 5% chance of finding a seat and a 0% chance of getting a free drink.

other books to avoid:

-caesars (awful TVs; can't see unless super close)
-MGM/Mirage (currently remodeling; not sure if it will be completed, but it wasn't close to done the other day)
-bellagio (overrated book as it is, no longer gives away free drinks)

So, if you had 10 EMAWs that wanted to PAK it for the Cats game what would you do?


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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 05:45:21 AM »
The Vegas cat group gets together at a BWW off strip

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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2013, 08:10:58 AM »
Yeah so there's like 20 of us.
I think what my friend Mitch is trying to say is that true love is blind.

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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 08:14:27 AM »
Yeah so there's like 20 of us.

pony up the money. it's your only hope with that many people. a sportsbook is out of the question unless you are betting hundreds of thousands of dollars and get a roped off area. do this:

http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/experience/event-calendar/event-details/HoopsandHops_03-21-2013.aspx

there's a betting area set up right there and they have the audio and every game on a huge screen with tons of smaller screens all over.

as Rake noted most of the casinos will have similar events to this.

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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2013, 08:23:55 AM »
planet hollywood's sports book sucks.  their casino sucks.  everything about that place sucks.


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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013, 08:28:15 AM »
For those going to Vegas, try not to get an STD from Kelly.
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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2013, 08:59:04 AM »
Yeah so there's like 20 of us.

pony up the money. it's your only hope with that many people. a sportsbook is out of the question unless you are betting hundreds of thousands of dollars and get a roped off area. do this:

http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/experience/event-calendar/event-details/HoopsandHops_03-21-2013.aspx

there's a betting area set up right there and they have the audio and every game on a huge screen with tons of smaller screens all over.

as Rake noted most of the casinos will have similar events to this.

Thanks for the help, SD. I'm all for ponying up the cash but with such a large group that could be pretty tough to do up front. Also Cosmo is sold out on Friday.

Any other ideas? Shutup, clams.
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2013, 09:00:11 AM »
I am an elite Vegas local so I'll fill you guys in on some super secrets.

1) this makes no sense but the effing Stratosphere rules. Seriously, they lock down their theatre, slap it full of remote betting, bj tables and 8 massive projector screens. Every game is on two screens. It's epic. Just don't walk out the back door and get lost in neighborhood behind it.... Yikes.

2) Aria A city center. Great book in general. Huge TVs everywhere. Spend a $100 and drink for free the rest of the day. Boom!

3) local 'sinos - the south point has a great longe and average book. Good watch site. Red rock is also a non terrible place.

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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2013, 09:05:51 AM »
Aria doesn't give free drinks like the used to. At least they don't during the NCAA tourny. Also, would be no chance to get an area that 20 guys would fit into. Very small book (though I like it).

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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2013, 09:14:47 AM »
Think I'm going to be a dick and just find a few guys who want to go big and fork over some cash to sit on a couch and have some pretty girl bring us drinks all afternoon...
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Re: Vegas Pak
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2013, 09:42:33 AM »
For those going to Vegas, try not to get an STD from Kelly.

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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2013, 09:45:08 AM »
For those going to Vegas, try not to get an STD from Kelly.

 :lol:

I should ask to take a picture with her then right when the picture is taken MUSH!
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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2013, 11:18:05 AM »
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