games to everyone back here in the Eastern time zone, at the Sports book at Bally’s hotel and casino. My trip began last Saturday, October 3. Their sports book has five movie screens that cover the length of the sports book, each one airing a different game. The only catch, places like LaGasse Stadium charge a fee to watch games at certain times like NFL Sundays and that doesn’t include food or drink. If I did, my trip would already be off to bad start financially and I have not touched down at McCarren Airport yet.. NFL football kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Well I guess the old saying what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas is true when it comes to my hard earned money.
Bally’s happens to be one of my favorite places to watch football on an NFL Sunday in Las Vegas. slate of games, 4:00 p.m. If you have the money, it may be worth it to spend an entire day at a high end sports bar, but someone like me who is visiting Vegas on a budget, I’ll gladly spend my money there in other ways and watch the games somewhere else that charge an admission price.
It’s hard to believe that a city that doesn’t have a professional sports team would be a terrific vacation destination for sports fans, but ‘Sin City’ could also be called sports paradise. I won’t place any bets on that one though.
This past Sunday, October 4 was a rare NFL Sunday in Las Vegas. Hopefully, I can cross that off my Las Vegas to do bucket list next year. It’s one of the bigger sports books along the Las Vegas strip and it is very popular among average sports fans who like myself don’t want to spend big bucks just to watch football.
There are so many places to enjoy a sporting event all around Las Vegas, not just on the strip. I spent the morning through the end of the 1:00 p.m. I did not and I’m glad I didn’t contact a friend who lives there to put a bet for me before kickoff. Las Vegas time. No, I was not up early enough for kickoff and I wasn’t pulling an all nighter after waking up early on Saturday for my flight. I was up by halftime, but I talked with some Dolphins and Jets fans who were up, or never went to bed, and didn’t miss one second of the game.
There are many sports themed restaurants and bars like LaGasse Stadium inside the Palazzo Hotel and Casino for example. You see just about every team jersey represented by fans either just wanting to watch their team, or place bets on multiple games throughout the day. Right across the way from the Bally’s sports book is a food court that offers a variety of football food options for a decent price considering it’s inside a Las Vegas casino.
Anyways, it’s fun to spend a football weekend on the Las Vegas strip, no matter what team you are a fan of. You can sit in one of ther many sports books inside any of the casino both on the strip or downtown.
I can’t say I have even been there for Super Bowl weekend or the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, but a buddy of mine who lives in Las Vegas says it’s two of the best weekends of the entire year out there. I just spent the last five days in Las Vegas. Kickoff of gameday is always earlier in the western timezone, but not usually at the crack of dawn. You can be cheering with fans watching a big play happening on screen number one and arguing with the officials over a missed called on screen four at the same time. Since the first game of the day was the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets game from London, England, gametime was at 6:30 a.m. normally in Las Vegas, and yes I had my seat to watch a bunch of games that involved teams I have no rooting interest in except for fantasy football and monetary reasons. I hoped to arrive in time to place a bet on the Buckeyes game against the Indiana Hoosiers. I just wish more money came home with me