Your Ultimate Guide To Las Vegas March Madness

Your Ultimate Guide To Las Vegas March Madness

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Your Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas March Madness 2019

Las Vegas is the ultimate destination for anyone who is looking to have an action-packed, unforgettable adventure. For basketball fans, Sin City is the perfect backdrop for an over-the-top March Madness.

If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas during March Madness and you are wondering how to get the most out of your experience, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll share essential details and tips for enjoying one of the biggest events in basketball – March Madness in Vegas.

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Enjoy March Madness at Aria Casino in Vegas

The Aria is one of the hottest venues to watch March Madness

March Madness Men’s NCAA Tournament: When Is It?

In 2019, March Madness kicks off on March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) with Selection Sunday. The dates for other events that are associated with the tournament include

  • First Four: March 19 and 20

  • 1st/ 2nd Rounds: March 21 – 24

  • South Regional: March 28 and 30

  • West Regional: March 28 and 30

  • East Regional: March 29 and 31

  • Midwest Regional: March 29 and 31

  • Final Four, National Championship: April 6 and 8

Vegas is the best place to celebrate March Madness
March Madness – What to Expect

The 1st and 2nd Rounds, March 21 through the 24, are the most action-packed in Las Vegas. This is the time when most people flock to the city for March Madness events.

Some expectations to keep in mind:

  • Casinos are packed and there will be lots of table action overall.

  • Hotel prices will be much higher due to demand, so be sure to book early.

  • Nightclubs will have longer lines and be more expensive overall.

  • Casino sportsbooks will be packed very early, so if you want a seat get there early!

While the other dates of the tournament aren’t as eventful, the party atmosphere is still pretty impressive; even more so than the norm for Sin City.

During March Madness, Las Vegas turns into a haven for basketball enthusiasts and those who just like to gamble on the game, even if they aren’t avid fans of the sport. In fact, nearly 3 million people plan trips to the city during the month of March just so they can take part in the festivities.

Westgate Sportsbook is one of the hottest gambling locations for March Madness.

Westgate Sportsbook is one of the hottest betting locations for March Madness.

March Madness Vegas Tips and Info

Here are some tips and info that will help you prep for your big trip so that you can get the most out of the experience:

  • Link up with Social Media. If you want the latest updates on all of the happenings, take to social media. Check out Facebook, where you can find groups that are completely dedicated to March Madness in Las Vegas. Join one of these groups and you’ll have instant access to up-to-the-minute information on the biggest and best activities, live events, and much more. You can even find out the latest updates on the score, goings on at venues, and the wait time for sportsbook counters.

  • Be prepared for crowds. There’s really no way to avoid big crowds during the month of March in Las Vegas; particularly during the first week of events. Opening day falls on St Patrick’s Day, which means there will be even more partygoers than you can imagine. Prepare yourself. Know that it’s going to be crowded and establish a plan. Keep tabs with social media to find out the latest details on the best places to watch, place bets, and grab food and drinks. Knowing the best spots to go – particularly if you are traveling with a group – will help you get the most out of the experience.

  • Consider going off the Strip. While it’s definitely true that the Strip is THE place to be in Las Vegas any time, including March Madness, it’s not the only place to consider. If you’re trying to avoid crowds, consider heading off of Las Vegas Boulevard. The entire city is enthralled with the tournament, and you should be able to find some pretty awesome and lively (but way less crowded) spots off the Strip.

Patrons enjoy a drink at Mirage Casino during March Madness

Check out Mirage Casino for your sportsbook action while you’re visiting Vegas during March Madness.

The Best Sportsbooks to Watch March Madness Games in Vegas

If you’re going to be placing wagers on the game, there’s no doubt that you’re going to want to head over to a sportsbook; and there are plenty to choose from in Las Vegas.
During March Madness, some of the best sportsbooks to watch the games include:

  • Aria  The Aria offers 90 HD screens, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to have an awesome view of ever dribble, pass, and swoosh.

  • Venetian – Featuring one of the most advanced video screens on the continent, you’ll be amazed by the views you’ll be able to get of the games here. There are 118 lavish betting stations, too.

  • MGM Grand With 36 65-inch LCD TVs, 24 42-inch plasma TVs, and seating for 104 people, you’ll have front-row seats to the nail-biting games.

  • Caesars Palace. At this acclaimed casino, you’ll find six 12-foot by 15-foot screens, 12 50-inch plasma TVs, and a 20-foot by 50-foot LED board for your unobstructed viewing pleasure. There are also 140 sports seats with 12-inch flat screens situated on each table.

  • Mirage – Watch the events on the huge 85-foot HD projection screens that offer 4X resolution of 1080p. Talk about an amazing view!

  • Westgate -Offering an immense 220-foot by 18-foot 4K video wall and more than 350 seats, you’ll feel as if you are actually at the game when you watch it at Westgate’s sportsbook.

The Best Bars in Vegas to Watch the March Madness Tournament

If you’re not really gambling and you just want to take part in the action, instead of hitting a sportsbook, consider watching the games at a bar. You’ll be able to keep tabs on the score, munch on great grub, and wash it down with whatever type of beverage suits your fancy.

Top Golf is one of the hottest venues during March Madness.

Want to play some golf while you watch some basketball? TopGolf is the place for that!


Located near the MGM Grand, TopGolf is a great spot to hit some golf balls and watch the tournament madness. TVs are virtually everywhere you look, and there’s even a pool, so you can take a refreshing plunge if you get too heated!

Lagasse’s Stadium at Palazzo

Lagasse’s Stadium at Palazzo – Photo credit: Lagasses Stadium Website.

Lagasse’s Stadium

Las Vegas takes everything to the extreme, and Lagasse’s Stadium takes the sport’s bar to the next level. Immense TV screens are situated around the entire perimeter of the restaurant. You can also place bets at the sportsbook that’s located right on-site. VIP private suites are also available, and a menu filled with all of the Emeril Lagasse you can imagine.

Umami Burger in Las Vegas

Umami Burger, Beer Garden and Sports Book

With more than 50 TVs, enough beer to bathe in, and some of the tastiest bar grub that Vegas has to offer, this is a great spot to catch the NCAA tournament. They are also offering a viewing party, more details here.

American Beer Bar las vegas

AmeriCAN Beer Bar, credit Instagram @americanbarlv

AmeriCAN Beer Bar

During the first four days of the tournament, AmeriCAN hosts a viewing party. There are dozens of screens, and as the name suggests, there’s a plethora of beer; in cans, of course!

Hoops and Hops at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Offering the ultimate “man cave” atmosphere, Hoops and Hops. It offers luxurious seating, tons of screens, and plenty of space to stretch out. There’s an extensive menu of food and drinks, and other fun activities – outside of basketball – to enjoy

Taps Sports bar las vegas

Taps Sports Bar at MGM Grans, photo credit Taps Sports Bar website

TAP Sports Bar at MGM Grand

If you consider yourself a beer aficionado and you want to check out the game, the Tap Sports Bar is the perfect spot for you during March Madness. They offer more than 60 TVs, offer a variety of food and drinks as you are  surrounded with sports memorabilia from some of the best athletes.

March Madness Vegas Viewing Parties and Events in 2019

Las Vegas is the proverbial party paradise, and as you would expect, dozens of viewing parties and events are held throughout the city during March Madness. View some of the various viewing parties around the strip and all of Vegas below.

Draft Party USA – Top Golf March Madness Viewing Party

March Madness viewing party at Top Golf

Top Golf in Las Vegas

1st Annual March Madness VIP Viewing Party hosted by Draft Party USA at Top Golf in Las Vegas. There will be several HD TVs and a huge projection TV with the NCAA tournament on. Viewing party includes unlimited soda / iced tea / lemonade served throughout duration of the day, Coffee, mimosas and pastries, lunch appetizers,3 hour open bar, and dinner buffet.

  • Location: TopGolf Las Vegas – 1st floor, indoor event space

  • Prices: $249 per person

  • Dates: March 21, doors open at 9:00 am

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Rockhouse March Madness Packages

Rockhouse Las Vegas - March Madness Viewing Parties

Rockhouse Las Vegas via Rockhouse website

Full and half day watch party packages. Package includes open bar plus guaranteed seating.

  • Prices: Prices are $150+ for half day watch tickets and $240+ full day tickets

  • Dates: March 21 – March 24th starting at 8:00am

  • More Info

Beer Park Vegas viewing parties during march madness

Outdoor deck at Beer Park on the Vegas strip. Photo credit – Beer Park website.

Beer Park is offering a wide variety of seating options from individual seats to big tables with an included food and beverage minimum per person. Watch the NCAA Tournament right on the strip outside Paris hotel and indulge in over 100 beers including 36 beers on tap.

  • Prices: Prices starting at $175 and up to $1000+ depending on number of people and type of seating

  • Dates: March 19 – April 8th

  • More Info

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