at first on what a “free” viewing party would be like. I was impressed! First of all, The LVH is off the strip a bit, but it was close enough to where you can take the monorail there or for us; it was a $10 cab ride.
It was free entry into their theatre to watch the games. It was a large auditorium which I guess holds about 1500 people. They had the upstairs area reserved for the casinos invited guests(needed a wristband). The staff was handing out free raffle tickets and a guide to let you know what games would be on what screens. The sheet had a nice guide to give you almost any information you needed about the games and what the set up was. They called it a survival guide. Both times we visited; they had a radio station there giving away prizes which was a nice touch. They had 5 large screens up and they were easy to see, even from farther in the back. We had no issues viewing the screens.
There was a bar area with drinks and food. The draft beers were only $2 which was nice. The choices were
pretty basic such as Bud and bud light. They also had liquor available, but a Bloody Mary cost me $8. The food area had items such as boneless wings ($5), hot dogs ($2), and hoagie sandwiches ($5). I think they had some other items as
well. All the food prices were very reasonable and it tasted good. Secondly, if you didn’t want their food, you could bring in your own. I saw many people ordering Pizza or bringing in fast food. I like having options, but their food was decent so we went that route.
We got there the first day about 900 am and had no issues finding a seat. It probably finally got almost full about 1030 or 1100 Am. If you got up to go get something, most just folded the program paper over their chair to save their spot.
I guess the only two complaints I had were this: By mid-day the beer lines were ridiculous. They weren’t long, but the bartenders took forever to pour one beer. My suggestion to LVH would be to have a bar back and have them pouring ahead. During the busy
times, if you had 10 or 20 beers already poured they would be gone in no time and would not go to waste. Secondly, the betting lines were just stupid. I am not sure why the casinos don’t make more stations, which would equal more money! I waited in the temporary station they had right out of the theatre. They had like 5 staff members behind the counter and 2 people actually taking
If you left the theatre area, every TV in the casino and various casino bars all had TV’s on which was nice. You never felt like you couldn’t find a spot to check a score.
Overall, as a March Madness Vegas Virgin, I was impressed. We were already saying if we go back next year, this is the place to hang out for the reasons listed above. I like the free entry, cheap beer and food, and a comfortable, relaxed
Top: Theatre Viewing area
Below: A bar area over near the monerail station doors