• 04-MAR-2021

  • Las Vegas

Buzzer Beater: March Mania Takes Over Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – Hoops enthusiasts will enjoy a slam dunk experience with only-in-Vegas viewing parties and specials this month. Each year, out-of-town fans flock to Vegas to catch all the college hoops action.

AREA15 hosts Madness 360° as the Portal becomes home court for the entire day to watch the games in a 360° projection-mapped room. Ticket holders can watch all of the first round tournament madness while enjoying bottomless beers and a game-day menu from The Beast by Todd English. Guest also can watch all the hoops action on all 20 TVs inside Emporium Arcade Bar, along with game-time drink specials and free entry.

Tipping off for the first time, Circa Resort & Casino will welcome basketball fans for March Hoops viewings beginning March 27. Hosting daily watch events during the tournament, the adults-only casino-resort will give guests the chance to party in style, ranging from VIP seating at the world’s largest sportsbook to cabanas at its high-energy pool amphitheater, Stadium Swim. Fans also can order from several of Circa’s restaurants from the comfort of the sportsbook and have game bites delivered straight to their seats. Victory Burger & Wing Co., Project B.B.Q., Saginaw's Delicatessen and 8 East all have game day eats to satisfy even the hungriest fan.

Restaurants throughout the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas are going for a slam dunk with flavor and specials. Starting Thursday, March 18, Mercato della Pescheria will show the college basketball games, including the Final Four, in its lounge, along with a new specialty drink each week of the playoffs. From Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21 enjoy a special menu at the new BRERA Osteria. Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill will host a watch party starting Thursday, March 18. Through the weekend, guests can catch the games on multiple big-screen TVs around the restaurant. Guests can also catch all the action at Trustworthy Brewing Co. along with drink specials and special breakfast menu Friday, March 19 through Saturday, March 20.

Hoops & Hops will transform The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ The Chelsea into an exclusive sports lounge offering luxury basketball viewing experiences, Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20. The venue will feature multiple stadium-style high-definition projection screens and three betting stations within an on-site sports book. This year, Hoops & Hops offers two distinct experiences: reserved sofa seating (for up to four people) and reserved stadium seating (parties of four or six). Additional reservation-required viewing options throughout the resort include The Race & Sports Book powered by William Hill, CliQue Bar & Lounge, Holsteins Shakes and Buns and The Pool Marquee.

HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas invites sports fans of all kinds to experience the tournament in a venue like no other. Catch all the action on the 50-foot LED wall located in the center of the arena as well as additional TVs located throughout the venue. Starting early and ending after the last game, the unforgettable location will be filled – socially-distanced, of course – with basketball, VIP experiences and more.

Celebrating all the hoops action is a slam dunk at The Book at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Home to an amazing array of first-of-its-kind private Fan Caves, more than 80 televisions and food and beverages crafted especially for game day, book the Ultimate Fan Experience during the college basketball tournament for up to six people.

MGM Resorts International invites fans to watch the biggest games, dunks and upsets while cheering on their favorite team with fellow fans at sportsbooks and other viewing spots throughout their properties. This season, MGM Resorts is offering a fun fandom experience, special room rates and more when a March Matchups package is booked. Enjoy incredible perks like suites, food and beverage credit and even reserved seating for the games at select MGM Resorts sportsbooks and establishments depending on which package is chosen.

SAHARA Las Vegas is going mad with March Mania, where fans can watch their favorite college basketball teams battle it out on large high-definition televisions, with access to their favorite beers, well drinks, specialty cocktails and delicious game-day fare. Basketball enthusiasts can reserve tickets for two, four or six for first round, second round, Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight viewings from Friday, March 19 through Tuesday, March 30 at venues throughout the resort-casino, including the SAHARA Theatre Lounge, CASBAR Lounge, The Tangier and Paradise Lounge. Additionally, enjoy food and drink specials at CASBAR Lounge for the Final Four on Saturday, April 3 and championship game on Monday, April 5. 

With more than 30 high-definition TVs, an incredible sound system, a value-friendly menu consisting of elevated bar favorites, signature cocktails, an incredible beer list, and daily Happy Hour featuring $5 food and drinks, Tailgate Social at Palace Station Hotel & Casino gives guests an unparalleled NCAA championship viewing experience and makes them feel like they scored the best seat in the house throughout the entire tournament.

From Friday, March 19 to Monday, March 22, fans are invited to The D Las Vegas to score on the most anticipated games in college basketball with free 12th floor watch parties, private rentable Man Caves, discounted room rates and live casino sports betting from Circa Sports.

Hoops fans can march into Topgolf Las Vegas for the ultimate basketball viewing experience, with more than 300 screens, a massive 48-foot video wall and four levels of hitting bays. The venue will have multiple seating times during the first round weekend Friday, March 19 to Sunday, March 21. Reserve viewing packages that include couch seating for up to six people or high-top tables for up to four people, premium golf bays, and food and bottle service during games.

Assemble the crew for your own basketball viewing party at Electra Cocktail Club inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. From Thursday, March 18 to Sunday, March 21 Electra’s stadium-style seating and 40-foot digital screen is the best spot to experience the mayhem, so reserve a package, enjoy the madness, and celebrate your favorite college basketball team. Electra’s cocktail menu and group beverage packages are available, along with food offerings from Moon Palace by David Chang and BRERA Osteria.

Additional viewing parties with food and beverage specials will take place throughout Las Vegas at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las VegasParis Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & CasinoRio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and many others.

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