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Football parties pack ‘em in at sports books, showrooms

  • COURTESY WESTGATE RESORTS

    The biggest weekend party is at the Westgate, where all the games are shown both in the SuperBook and in the showroom.

With football season comes the usual batch of football bashes in Las Vegas. On weekends, the casino sports books are packed with all the games showing on the big screens. The biggest weekend party is at the Westgate, where all the games are shown both in the SuperBook and in the showroom, where there are food and drink specials and admission is free.

On Mondays, the best party in town is at South Point, where a big crowd gathers in the showroom for $1 hot dogs, $2 draft beer, and drawings for $1,000. Other good Monday-night parties convenient to the strip are held at Ellis Island, Gold Coast and Orleans, while the action downtown is in the Triple 7 Brewpub at Main Street Station.

Dog & beer

One of the best football deals this season is the combo of $1.50 hot dogs and $2 beers at several Station casinos around town (Palace Station, Sunset Station, etc.). The dogs come with kraut, onions, and in some locations, jalapenos, at no extra charge.

Cafe Hollywood

Planet Hollywood’s 24-hour coffee shop, Planet Dailies, is being rebranded as Cafe Hollywood. Planet Dailies closed in July after sustaining extensive damage from a water leak. The renamed restaurant is expected to open in October.

Honest winner

The Megabucks jackpot was hit last week for $10.2 million at Fiesta Henderson. The winner, a Las Vegas resident for less than a year, told reporters “I’ll probably spend most of it on alcohol, women and gambling. The rest of it I’ll waste.”

Question: What’s going on with all the construction at the Westin?

Answer: An ongoing renovation is in progress at the small casino on Flamingo Avenue just east of the strip. After the closing of the casino last month, the Lobby Bar and Savona Bistro restaurant were boarded up. Reports indicate that a new bar, restaurant and fitness center are in the works. No timetables have been announced.


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