There are several ways to celebrate the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.
Some of the liveliest local bars will be showing the game, casino nightclubs will be turned into watch parties for the day, and of course, the local sportsbooks will be showing the game on most, if not all, of their screens.
I’ve also got some top picks for your Las Vegas game day experience if you want to watch the game away from home.
Top Vegas Sportsbooks for Super Bowl Betting
All Las Vegas sportsbooks offer Super Bowl betting. If you’re betting before game day, it doesn’t matter really matter which one you choose.
If you’re going to bet on the Super Bowl on Sunday, however, you might want to think carefully about your choice of location.
Be aware that you have to arrive 8-10 hours early to grab a front-row seat and about 3 hours early to snag a seat at all, and that is during normal operation.
This year, with social distancing an issue, seating may be reduced, making it harder to relax while you watch the game.
|Casino||Sportsbook seating capacity|
|Red Rock Casino||200|
|Green Valley Ranch||170|
Keep in mind that there are also sportsbooks in Las Vegas that have only about a dozen seats (The D) and no seats at all (Tuscany Suites).
Therefore, heading to a smaller sportsbook to try to stay away from potential crowds and grab yourself a chair may not be the best move.
Here are some good options for Super Bowl Betting in Las Vegas
Green Valley Ranch
Green Valley Ranch is in Henderson, a suburb of Las Vegas, and is a stand-alone property, rather than sitting among a host of other casinos. The hotel and casino itself get high marks from reviewers, and the sportsbook is well-lit, orderly, and spacious.
If you are driving in from Southern California, this is one of the first sportsbook properties you will pass as you approach Sin City.
I have to mention Circa here because it is currently the biggest sportsbook in the world. Located on the Fremont Street Experience, this casino sportsbook boasts a three-story-high wall of screens for sports fans and tiered seating.
There is also another area for viewing sports, called Stadium Swim (see under “Watch Parties,” below).
Some sports enthusiasts—myself included—still use online betting sites, even when I am watching an event at a sportsbook. I can avoid lines, find better odds, and peruse the prop bets available at my leisure. Win–win!
Especially those who want to stay away from the pricey parking and crowds of the world’s most popular gambling area.
Once the largest of the sportsbooks, the SuperBook at the Westgate may have lost its “biggest” status, but it still retains its reputation as one of the loudest and liveliest sportsbooks, especially during NFL events.
It’s located a few minutes east of the Strip.
At the south end of the main Strip casino area, this sportsbook is similar to those in other large casinos.
You’ll find 17 large screens, individual televisions for bettors who want to focus on horseracing, and cocktails close at hand.
This elegant casino sits at the edge of town, in the Summerlin community. The Red Rock doesn’t attract the types of crowds that you’ll see on the Strip, but it is locally loved and considered a bit of an insider’s secret.
The sportsbook is known in Vegas for being one of the most relaxed places to watch sporting events.
Best Vegas Super Bowl Watch Parties
Watch parties are often considered more fun than attending the Super Bowl itself, with the parties’ easy access to food, liquor, comfortable seating (well, more comfortable than a seat at the stadium, at any rate), and pre-and post-game mingling.
Here are a few of the 21-and-over watch parties setting up for the Bucs/Chiefs showdown.
Golden Circle Sports Bar
This bar in the Treasure Island Casino on the Strip is hosting a watch party for the Big Game. You must make a reservation and pre-pay for your seating ($99 and up), which will also get you plentiful free drinks.
The game starts at 3:30 Las Vegas time, and the doors of this party open at noon.
Cost of Vegas Watch Parties
- Golden Circle $99
- House of Blues $150 and up
- Clique Lounge $2000
Don’t be put off by the posh setting. This location is going to be lit up with energy and noise on Super Bowl Sunday. Located in the Cosmopolitan, The Clique will open up at 1:00 p.m. on the day of the Big Game.
Reservations are essential, and tables for four run around $2000 a piece.
House of Blues
This food and music venue is hosting two watch parties. The one in the restaurant is sold out, but there are still tickets available for the gathering in the Foundation Room.
There will be a special Super Bowl menu, and living room nooks with private screens are available. The location of the Foundation Room event is on the top of Mandalay Bay.
Best Vegas Bars to Watch the Super Bowl
It’s safe to say that nearly every bar in town will be showing the game.
Here are a few choices that have already created a bit of buzz ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.
Intrigue Sports Lounge
Located at the Wynn, this club is hosting a Big Game viewing party that begins at 2 p.m., requires reservations, and has a maximum of four fans per table. Why did I not list this under “Watch Parties?”
Because, unlike other watch parties, this one does not charge you to watch the game, and thus there will be no comped food or drink (or raffles and other party extras).
Marquee at Cosmopolitan
This bar will be showing the game, and you can attend and watch—for free. However, reservations are required, and bottle service is available.
Usually a nightclub, this spot will morph into a loud and lively sports bar on Sunday the seventh.
The Tilted Kilt
This saucy bar next to the LINQ will be offering food and drink packages along with Big Game viewing.
The Kilt can sell out quickly when it comes to seating during events, and it is unlikely that standing room will be allowed in the current health and safety climate.
Watch from Home, Bet Online
This option has much to offer.
- No worries about drinking and driving.
- The money you save on watch party tickets and expensive alcohol can be placed on wagers, instead.
- Your health will be more secure than if you are out mingling.
- Your couch will be more comfortable than nearly any other outside seating option.
A Note on Super Bowl Prop Bets
The Super Bowl is (usually) an excellent display of football strategy and athleticism. Naturally, many bettors will want to put wagers on the victorious team, and maybe also on the spread and the MVP.
But the prop bets are where the most entertaining betting is at, in my opinion.
Bet on the coin toss, on the first song that halftime act The Weeknd will sing, on which Sesame Street character will be the first to show up on a DoorDash commercial during the game…Super Bowl prop bets are many and varied.
Wrapping Things Up
Now you have the information and must make your decision quickly since space is at a premium.
Decide first how much you are going to bet, which wagers interest you, and only then consider the costs of various bars and parties.