With the March Madness college basketball tournament getting underway Tuesday, Sin City is a slam-dunk for hoops fans who can’t afford costly courtside seats. Throughout the tournament, Vegas resorts are offering special enticements for a fraction of the cost of a trip to Atlanta for the Final Four action.
At the Cosmopolitan, the fun gets underway during the second- and third-round games March 21-24, when the hotel’s Brera Ballroom takes on the look and feel of a live sporting event.
Fans will be able to catch the games on one of several big screens, shoot hoops on a specially installed court and place wagers at satellite betting stations.
In addition to the usual game-day food offerings, several of the Cosmopolitan’s restaurants will be serving up their specialties from concession stands inside the ballroom.
Admission packages start at $40 a day. The base price includes two cocktails.
Elsewhere, the giant sports bars along the Strip provide an entirely different game-viewing atmosphere than that at a corner tavern.
The Sporting House at New York-New York is just such a place. With more than 130 high-definition TVs, including two 16-foot monsters, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.