In the football world, every season brings at least one new standout to the field. And one of the brightest new stars of the season in Vegas has to be The Book at The Linq (702.370.7736), where watching a game has gotten a whole lot more fun. The new book includes a betting desk, food truck, “fan caves,” and a neat pour-your-own-beer wall with 24 beverages available, including seasonal craft brews. The fan caves are the ultimate cool, with huge TVs facing a comfy couch and chairs—if you feel like playing a little Madden NFL, there are video games and consoles available. From a tablet, order cocktails and Sticky Chicken food truck’s lauded burgers, wings and fried green tomatoes. You can play games on the tablet, too—even your napkins have a game built in!

The Book isn’t the only place to catch a game in Vegas, of course. Caesars Palace’s sports book (702.731.7266) is a monster, with a new monster of a screen this season, at 143 feet. Other places at Caesars Palace to check out your favorite teams include the Alto Bar (702.731.7266) and the Montecristo Cigar Bar (866.733.5827), an intimate venue where you can puff on that stogie in piece. The All-American Bar & Grill at Rio (702.777.7767) features classic tailgate food, beers and raffles with its football packages, starting at $40.

Place your bets and watch all the games in comfort at Harrah’s, Flamingo and Planet Hollywood Resort, where the chairs are some of the coziest around. Carnaval Court at Harrah’s actually features an outdoor book with drink specials and VIP tables. Other good places to take in the pigskin action are the sports book at Bally’s, tucked downstairs, and Le Bar du Sport at Paris near the sports book, both featuring drink specials all season long.