Football season is here, and in Las Vegas that means promotions, parties, betting specials and football contests. Two contests are particularly good for visitors.
The first is the “Gridiron Glory” contest at any Station casino, where you have a chance to win $10,000 if you pick the most winners in Sunday’s NFL games. The second is the excellent “Pick the Pros” contest at the Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California and Fremont casinos, which has a $30,000 prize on the line every week.
Both are free to play and require only that you have a players card that you swipe at a kiosk to enter. You don’t have to know anything about football; just pick the teams you like and watch the results unfold. There are a lot of players in these freebies, so you’ll probably have to pick all the games correctly to win, but the worst you can do is break even and have some fun.
Four, count ’em, four new sports books have come on line in time for football. Along with a big and shiny one at the Wynn, smaller books have opened at the formerly sports book-less Encore and Cromwell, and the sports book at the Rampart has undergone a complete redo.
Say goodbye to another of Las Vegas’ famous icons. The 75-foot-tall neon guitar that sat on the corner of Paradise and Harmon at the Hard Rock is being removed. Not to be confused with the guitar jutting out of the roof of the casino that was focal in the movie “Con Air,” the removed sign was part of the Hard Rock Cafe, which closed last year. It will be moved to the Neon Museum.
Question: How much will single tickets cost for the Las Vegas NHL games?
Answer: Single tickets for the Vegas Golden Knights are listed on vegasgoldenknights.com at $75-$750, but there’s been a just-announced bargain development. Standing-room-only tickets have been added and will start at $50.
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