March Madness is almost here! After COVID-19 canceled last year’s tournament, we are ready for the popular college basketball tournament.
Nevada’s governor will re-open capacity to 50% on March 15th, just before the tournament tips off. That is excellent news for college basketball fans coming to Las Vegas. The expanded capacity means more seats in the sportsbooks, more people at the pools, and less waiting at the restaurants.
Here are my five best sportsbooks to watch March Madness in 2021.
One of the smaller books on this list, Cosmopolitan’s Sportbook features an intimate setting with class and luxury. The big screens make viewing March Madness easy. The book has a sports bar in the middle with video poker machines. You can also order food from restaurants on the property, so you don’t have to miss any games.
The only downside is that William Hill now operates the sportsbook. You may not get the best odds available in town. Learn more about
A couple of years ago, the Wynn upgraded their wrap-around sportsbook and is now one of the premier spots to catch hoops in Las Vegas. It’s a medium-size book that is more comfortable than other sportsbooks featuring luxury seating and viewing options.
You’ll be able to watch all the tournament games, and with an adjacent sports bar and restaurant, you won’t miss any action while you’re eating. The Wynn operates their sportsbook, which presents unique odds and betting opportunities other books on The Strip can’t offer you.
By the convention center, off-Strip is the Westgate Superbook. Once the crown jewel of sports betting in Las Vegas, Westgate still has an incredible sportsbook and atmosphere. The movie theater-style sportsbook makes watching all the games at once relatively easy. The book features excellent odds and high limits.
A nearby food court and bar also make getting food and drinks super easy, so you don’t miss any of the action.
2. The LINQ
The Book at The LINQ is a high-energy sportsbook and bar hybrid. It provides man-cave-style seating with a rowdy atmosphere, perfect for college hoops. While it lacks jumbotron-like screens, there’s plenty of big TVs and projectors to watch all the action.
William Hill (owned by Caesars Entertainment in the U.S.) operates the sportsbooks, which means the odds may not be favorable. Nothing a few mobile apps can’t fix. There’s plenty of beer and food at The Book to keep you full throughout the day.
It’s no secret that the newest resort in Las Vegas is the best place to watch sports in Nevada. The massive Circa Sportsbook and Stadium Swim provide sports fans with two unrivaled viewing experiences.
But finding a seat during March Madness will be tricky (and costly). You can book seats with a food and beverage minimum. If you don’t want to pay for your seat and play video poker, try the Overhang Bar or find a Mega Bar seat.