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 parties are at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, where all the games are shown both in the SuperBook and the showroom, and at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, a big outdoor venue behind the D Las Vegas casino.
On Mondays, the best party in town is at South Point Hotel Casino, where a 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 casinos, while the action downtown is in the Triple 7 Restaurant Brewery at Main Street Station.
Big sliders: Along with the dollar dogs at South Point, the top football food deal is at any of several Wildfire casinos around town, where you can get five sliders for $5 during all pro and college games. These sliders are almost regular-burger size, so you’ll need to bring at least one friend or a box for leftovers.
Kimmel comedy: Late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel is opening a comedy club next spring at the Linq Promenade. The 300-seat club will host shows every night, with Kimmel appearing when his duties on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” allow. Kimmel grew up in Las Vegas.
Reshaped var: The iconic horseshoe-shaped bar in the sports book at the Plaza Hotel & Casino has been downsized to a single bar facing the book. The rest of the space has been turned into a slots area.
Question: Are any casinos being picketed by the union or have all the casinos signed labor deals?
Answer: In what was a pleasantly uneventful contract-renewal session, only three casinos have yet to come to terms with the Culinary and Bartenders unions: Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on the Strip and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and the D downtown. Sporadic “informational pickets” have been held downtown, but none of these casinos has been targeted for a full-fledged strike.
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