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Where to watch and wager on football in Las Vegas

When it comes to sports betting in Nevada, football is king.

The VIP Experience

Caesars Palace offers VIP packages with reserved seating in the Race and Sports Book ($300 for four people) To save your seat, visit: loungereserve.com/caesarsrace.

“There is nothing like a Saturday or Sunday morning in the sports book during football season,” says Frank Kunovic, Caesars Entertainment’s director of specialty games. “It’s a great experience. Everyone is cheering, but sometimes people aren’t rooting for a particular team to win, but more for a specific score so they can cash a ticket.”

Kunovic’s first tip for bettors is to find a favorable line of the game you want to play. “if you see a number you like, bet on it, don’t wait,” he says explaining how lines change up until kickoff. “A lot of people get caught up in the spread. My advice for first-time bettors is to learn the term, ‘money line,’ which just means a straight-up win. If you like the underdog and there are some good odds, it’s worth a shot on the money line.”

Pub & Grub: 5 Fan Favorites Football Hot Spots

The only place to rival the sports book during football season is a lively sports bar with great food and a sizable beer selection. These championship-caliber spots deliver.

Kickoff starts inside the LINQ Hotel & Casino with a Bloody Mary from Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar. While fans down Fieri classics like the mammoth mac’n’cheese bacon burger or spicy fireball whiskey wings, just steps away, beer lovers are enjoying the 300 craft brews found at TAG Sports Bar, where they can also try their luck in the interactive gaming lounge.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar

Over at Paris Las Vegas, Burger Brasserie serves patties topped with everything from blue cheese, Nueske’s Applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onions or a friend egg. Want a beef alternative? Try a turkey or lamb burger. Inside Planet Hollywood, Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders dishes out prime tailgate-inspired food. But if you’re looking for a place serving fútbol-style dishes, head to Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Caesars Palace for British pub fare and dig into a steak and ale pie or Yorkshire Ale-battered fish and chips. Ramsay’s carries 36 beers on tap and 63 bottled brews.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

About The Author

Ryan Slattery grew up in Boston. It wasn’t until he moved to Las Vegas in 2003 that the city’s sports teams started winning championships—eight since he left. Now, he’s only allowed back to visit. Ryan is the managing editor of Vegas Player magazine and also writes about travel, entertainment and dining for a number of national publications.

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