Enjoy your gameday buffet
For true fans, there is never enough football. That works out if you’re in Las Vegas, where the season unfolds with all the fanfare of a bona fide holiday.
From Strip sportsbooks to neighborhood lounges, dozens of venues are in the spirit with special promos, souped-up menus and a legion of cutting-edge screens. You might even get rich indulging in contests around your fall obsession.
Naturally, the world’s largest book is “Football Central,” offering free Sunday viewing parties (doors open at 9 a.m.) in the luxe digs of the Westgate International Theater. The setup is sweetened by easy mobile betting, prizes and food/drink specials starting at $3. (702.732.5111)
With HD screens numbering more than 100, you get why “Stadium” is in the name. Football fans can embellish Monday and Thursday night games with food specials matched to the competing hometowns. Oct. 7, for example, has Cleveland’s Reuben pizza facing San Francisco’s cioppino. (The Palazzo, 702.607.2665)
Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book
The palatial book emphasizes immersive tech that transports you to the sidelines, the custom video wall wired with four-zone directional sound. Football packages are offered Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with VIP including upper-level seats and access to the VIP betting line. (866.227.5938)
Moneyline Sports Bar & Book
Recently relaunched with an expanded sportsbook and in-game betting hub, Moneyline aims to entertain beyond the game. The 10,000-square-foot playground has halftime diversions on lock, including shuffleboard, duckpin bowling and a collection of vintage arcade gems. (Park MGM, 702.730.7777)
Reason No. 1 to make Beer Park your Sunday haunt is three dozen beers just on draft, because football and beer need each other. Reason No. 2 is the roof deck, because it’s also patio season. Reason No. 3 is free face-painting, because Instagram has been waiting for your crazy fandom. (Paris, 802.444.4500)
Hoping to mix a night out with the comforts of home? Catch games inside The Linq’s Fan Caves, aka “rentable living rooms.” A slick tablet controls the environment for as many as 10 fans sharing a football experience package, which gets a Taco Bell twist on Thursdays (two words: chip swag). (The Linq, 800.634.6441)
BLVD & MAIN Taphouse and View Lounge
Football has gifted us The STRAT’s Tap the Table promo: tableside service of a branded growler pouring two-for-one pints of featured beers during Thursday games. For games played Saturday through Monday, add half-off pizza specials to that mouthful. (The STRAT, 702.380.7777)
For screaming deals 24/7, PT’s has more than 60 locations glorifying football with specials and a Pick ’Em contest with a $1,000 winner every week through Dec. 29 (and one $3,000 winner at the end). Gameday goodies in October range from $3 hot dogs and select beers to $5 micheladas, Bloody Marys and pretzel-wrapped cheese curds.
Rí Rá Irish Pub
Guinness and football in the pub. It’s a no-brainer, especially when pints of the draught are $6 during pro games. Bringing buddies to watch? There’s an app for that—an app sampler, to be exact, with wings, chicken bites and loaded fries for $24. (Mandalay Place, 707.632.7771)
The Circa brand was built with an eye to old-school service, to a time when bookies knew you and helped celebrate your wins. That energy crackles through its outpost at The D, where the inaugural pro football contest features a $1,000,000 first prize. (The D, 702.388.2400)
Saturdays and Sundays through the season, the sports bar opens at 9 a.m. so you can pregame with breakfast (whether that’s a sandwich or a shooter). Any gameday for your pro and college teams means bucket specials, bottle packages and 27 HD flat-screens glued to the action. (The Mirage, 702.682.8455)