Another big week-end, Las Vegas. Super Bowl on Sunday (T minus two years before it actually happens HERE!) and Valentine’s Day Monday.
While there is nothing about Valentine’s Day that is FREE and Super Bowl parties on the Las Vegas Strip can cost as much as $3,518 (GO Pool at the Flamingo Las Vegas), I will still share with you no-cost FUN things to do in Las Vegas this week-end.
Buckle up. ‘Cause here we go!
Super Bowl Sunday Is Here! (North Las Vegas)
Did you know Las Vegas hosts the MOST visitors Super Bowl week-end? Yep, more people come here for The Big Game than show up for our New Year’s Eve shenanigans.
This always amazes me because you can watch the game at home, wherever that is. Of course, we Las Vegans are crazy fun and even crazier about football, now that we have our own team.
I love watching the Super Bowl at home because 1. It is FREE and 2. I can actually hear the dialogue in the commercials, which sadly can sometimes be more entertaining than the actual football game. (Blow out this year?)
However, I must admit watching the game with a horde of other screaming fans is tres fun. I will never forgot watching the Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowls in a Dallas hotel ballroom in the early 1990s. You could feel the tension as the final seconds ticked down and then WE WON! (I lived in Dallas until I moved to Las Vegas in 1996.)
Most of the Las Vegas casinos and most local bars, for that matter, are hosting Super Bowl parties. They typically start at $50 a seat and include various levels of food and drinks.
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is taking a different approach. It’s Big Game Watch Party in the Access Showroom is FREE! Anyone can attend as long as you are 21.
The casino is selling hot dogs, chili and jumbo pretzels. There will be beer bucket specials too. These, of course, are not FREE.
The South Point Casino is also hosting a FREE Super Bowl party. There you can buy popcorn, a hot dog, or a Krispy Creme Doughnut for $1 each. All Budweiser products are just $4 each.
This shindig is also 21 and older too.
May the best team win!
Peruse Props Bets
One of the most fun parts of Super Bowl in Las Vegas is tracking the props bets.
What are props bets, you ask? They are specialized bets the Las Vegas casinos offer for the Super Bowl. Each sports book has its own props bet sheet.
Props bets really took in 1986. One of the props bets was that William Perry, a 340-pound defensive tackle, would score a touchdown. Yep, it happened. The bet paid off $100,000.
Today, many Las Vegas sports books make more than HALF their Super Bowl money (their handle) on props bets.
Here is a link to the Caesars Sportsbook props bet offering:
Samples of props bets this year:
- What will happen first: Sack or touchdown?
- Team to score the longest touchdown
- First touchdown of the game will be: Passing or other?
The props bets are not always about the game:
- What color of Gaterade will the winning coach have to endure? Gaterade comes in six colors. Last year it was blue.
- Will Mikey Guyton forget any words in the National Anthem?
- What will Eminem’s first song be?
- Will any player propose to his girlfriend on the field after the game?
There are also Cross-Sports Props. Like: Cooper Krupp will have the longest reception or Lebron James will score the most points in tomorrow’s game.
Of course, you can actually bet on these things. That is not FREE!
Happy Valentine’s Day (Las Vegas Strip)
OpenTable just released its list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. https://blog.opentable.com/most-romantic-restaurants-america-2022/
Five Las Vegas restaurants made the list. They include:
- Delmonico Steakhouse
- Ferraro’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
- Golden Steer Steakhouse
- Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse
- Vintner Grill
If you want to join the Mile High club, you can spend $995 and have sex on a plane on a real bed. Love Cloud will take you up on a Cessna 414 for 45 minutes. (The pilot wears noise-cancelling headphones.)
Just two fun suggestions.
But I can’t think of anything more romantic than walking down the Las Vegas Strip after dark. Gorgeous! P.S. The Strip is 4.4 miles long, so plan your journey depending on the height of her heels.
Visit the Mob Museum (Downtown)
I grew up in Chicago, where the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was part of city lore.
Las Vegas’s own Mob Museum opened on Valentine’s Day 10 years ago. To celebrate this august anniversary, all Nevada residents get in FREE on Monday.
Of course, my favorite exhibit is the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre wall. In 1929 Al Capone’s gang lined up seven members of Bugs Moran’s gang and shot them.
In 1967 the garage where the shooting occurred was torn down. A Vancouver businessman bought the bricks. Some still had bullet holes. The workers numbered the bricks so they could put Humpty back together again.
The wall found a permanent home here.
P.S. The red stuff surrounding the bullet holes is paint.
But there are valises with hidden flask. Flapper dresses. Bugsy’s sunglasses. And wiretap recordings of corrupt Teamsters Union officials.
Enjoy Las Vegas! Have a great week-end.
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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