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Celebrate March Mayhem in Vegas in 2015!

It's college basketball tournament time and nobody does it like Vegas. The games are always exciting -- especially here in Vegas.The best action will be in the Las Vegas race and sports books. For ideas about where to catch the games, check out our comprehensive guide! So book your trip to Vegas and get ready to enjoy March Mayhem in style.

When You're Not Watching the Game

Bullets and Burgers Fire a wide range of weapons including a .50 caliber machine gun
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Mini Baja Chase After Dark Race a dune buggy through the desert at night as the lights of the Strip beckon
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Red Rock Exotic Driving Experience Cruise the open road in a Ferrari, Lamborghini or other performance vehicle
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Richard Petty American Muscle Car Challenge Thrill to race a muscle car around a test track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Richard Petty Driving Experience Drive like a pro at speeds up to 137 miles per hour in a V-8 NASCAR style stock car
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Strip Gun Club Experts and novices are welcome at the first shooting range and gun club on the Strip
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Sun Buggy Desert Racing Race a custom-built mini Baja dune buggy through the Nellis dunes
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The Range 702 Experience the largest indoor shooting facility in Las Vegas with 25 shooting lanes
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Vegas Indoor Skydiving Take the plunge in Vegas and experience the thrill of skydiving indoors
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March Mayhem 2015 Parties

Hoops and Hotties
Cost: $20 and up
Location: Crazy Horse III
Shoot and score this basketball season at Crazy Horse III’s “Hoops and Hotties” March Mayhem viewing parties from Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, April 6. Basketball aficionados may enjoy buckets of four Bud Light bottles, priced at $20, and bottle specials during all March Mayhem games. Partygoers looking to score after the final buzzer may also enjoy late night dining options including premium sushi and pizza, a variety of hookah flavors and more alongside the venue’s entertainers.

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Bracket Burger
Cost: $15.95 and up
Location: Holstein's Shakes and Buns
Holstein’s Shakes and Buns will be serving The Bracket Burger for the entire month of March Mayhem. The burger consists of an 8-ounce dry-aged beef patty topped with American cheese, a fried egg, firecracker onions, lettuce, tomato, avocado, spicy mustard and BBQ sauce served with a choice of shoestring or steak fries. ($15.95)

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Tournament Viewing Parties
Cost: $75 and up
Location: Hard Rock Hotel
The Joint will offer slam-dunk views of each action-packed game during its Tournament Madness Viewing Parties from Thursday, March 19 to Saturday, March 21. Basketball fanatics can root for their favorite college team alongside thousands of fans with a live, high-definition stream of each matchup, bottomless Bud Light drafts, unlimited soft drinks and multiple betting stations. The viewing parties are available for $75 per person (per day) and will begin 30 minutes prior to tip off each day.

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Treasure Island Viewing Parties
Cost: Free
Location: Treasure Island
Basketball fans are invited to the college basketball viewing party at the Treasure Island Ballroom starting March 19 at 7:30 a.m. and continuing through March 21. There is no charge for admission. The Ballroom features multiple large screen TVs as well as banquet table seating. Cash bar, concessions and satellite betting stations will be available. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. each day and seating is first come, first served. This is a non-smoking event. You can also watch games and enjoy drink specials at Gilley's, Breeze Bar and Mojito Bar at Seafood Shack March 18 - 31. Drink specials include $5 shots of Jameson, Malibu, Absolut or JP Wiser and $20 buckets of five beers.

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6th Annual Downtown Hoopstown
Cost: Free
Location: Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience invites college basketball fans to dribble down to the 6th Annual Downtown Hoopstown taking place March 2 through April 6. The four blocks underneath the Viva Vision canopy will be lined with college banners and flags as Fremont Street Experience transforms into the ultimate college basketball destination with special events that are sure to be a slam dunk including: nightly entertainment from the stage production show Hardwood Hotties featuring American Idol Season 6 Finalist Haley Scarnato, an interactive High Hoops Zone, the world’s largest NCAA bracket and a special basketball-themed show displayed on the Viva Vision canopy.

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March Mayhem Viewing Parties
Location: Cabo Wabo Cantina
Cabo Wabo Cantina will transform into the ultimate sports hub for college basketball fans March 17 - April 6. The LOFT, a new event space directly above Cabo Wabo Cantina, will feature games on multiple flat-panel, big-screen TVs including a 184-inch video grid, a 180-inch projection screen and multiple 80-inch HD TVs. The games will also be shown on more than 20 high-definition TVs located throughout the lower-level cantina area. Game time bites include the nacho platter priced at $14.95. Drink specials include beer buckets priced at $21, shots delivered by beautiful “shot girls,” or select beers from the beer tubs on Cabo Wabo’s Strip-side patio.

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March Mayhem Specials
Location: Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa
Celebrate the 2015 basketball tournament with food and drink specials available from Tuesday, March 17, through Monday, April 6. Fans cheering on their favorite teams at Aliante’s Race & Sports Book may take advantage of specials including all bottled beers for $2 each; the option to add a shot of Jack Daniels Honey, Jägermeister or Fireball Whiskey for $3 with the purchase of any beer; and tasty bites from a Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs cart during select games. ETA Lounge, located at the center of the casino floor, will also offer a reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. to close with $4 well drinks and $3 domestic beer.

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Tournament Viewing Parties at Umami Burger, Beer Garden and Sports Book 
Location: SLS Las Vegas
With more than 50 TVs indoors and outdoors and a William Hill Sports Book featuring a state-of-the-art, 120-square-foot HD screen, Umami Burger is the ideal location for visitors and locals alike to cheer on their favorite college teams. Packages are available for purchase March 19 - 22 starting at $50 per person per day and include drink tickets or a food and beverage credit, a free $10 sports bet per person and tax, gratuity, and service fee. For the remaining rounds and championship game March 26 - 29, April 4 and 6, guests can enjoy drink specials including 2-for-1 select beer and $5 select shots. Guests can also reserve plush VIP couches located in the heart of all of the game-day action with a minimum food and beverage purchase.

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Tournament Viewing Parties at Sayers Club 
Location: SLS Las Vegas
Guests can purchase a $75 bar package featuring an open bar including cocktails, wine and beer March 19 and 20. Tables are available for purchase and 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria will be serving up delicious hand-tossed pizza and small bites throughout the matchups.

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Tailgate Party
Location: Rhumbar at The Mirage
Rhumbar at The Mirage will offer March Mayhem party packages on their Strip-side patio from March 19 through March 22. Rhumbar provides fans with multiple high-definition televisions and prime patio seating to create the perfect outdoor atmosphere to catch all of the game day action. Single day party packages are priced at $150 per person. For those who don’t want to miss any hoop action, four day tailgate packages are available for $375. Packages include unlimited mixed drinks made with Ketel One, Don Julio, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Crown Royal Apple, Heineken, Stella and Coors Light. Tasty tailgate fare will include breakfast burritos, hot pastrami sandwiches, double cheeseburgers, nachos, hot dogs and more. Packages will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 6 p.m.

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Viewing Parties at Rockhouse
Location: The Venetian
Live all the college basketball tournament excitement March 17 - April 6 at Rockhouse with all-day open bar options and 80 HDTVs for a maximum viewing experience. All throughout March Mayhem, Rockhouse’s VIP Seating Pass will include a premium open bar, reserved seating and one free appetizer for $200 per person per day. Rockhouse will have package discounts for those who want the full VIP experience from March 19 to 22, the busiest days of the college basketball tournament. Rockhouse will offer a $300 VIP Seating Pass for the any two days of the tournament, and $400 pass for three days.

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Top Sports Books for Watching March Mayhem

Aria: Place your bets in a comfortable environment at the 10,000-square-foot Aria Race & Sports Book. Conveniently located off the main floor of Aria, guests can relax on comfortable couches or in chairs with separate monitors. A total of 90 monitors are placed throughout the sports book. There are also two 9 foot by 16 foot big screen televisions. More

Bellagio: The Bellagio race and sports book is one of the most luxurious places in the world to make bets and follow the action. Nestled in a corner of the upscale hotel-casino, the sports book is open and inviting, yet more intimate than some of the larger sports books found elsewhere in Vegas. From deep, plush leather commander's chairs to impeccable service, an understated but readily evident elegance is the theme here. Always catering to high rolling sports fans, the Bellagio has some of the highest betting limits in town. There are 51 TVs plus 99 individual desks.  More

Caesars Palace: Pleasantly dark and atmospheric, the Caesars race and sports book is a quintessential Las Vegas "mega-book." Within the cavernous and exciting venue there are plenty of seats with individual TV monitors for horseplayers, and race and sports fans alike can follow the action on several monstrous TV screens and an ample number of smaller monitors. There are six 12 x 15-foot screens, 12 50-inch plasmas and a 20 by 50-foot LED board. There are 140 sports seats with a 12-inch flat screen at every table. Plus, when hunger hits, Bobby Flay's excellent Mesa Grill is only steps away. More

Green Valley Ranch: Located minutes from the Strip, the huge race and sports book at Green Valley Ranch is a favorite among locals. 200-plus screens, many plasma, display sporting events of all types. With restaurants and shopping galore at Green Valley Ranch, you can arrive early and get in some extra fun before the game. More

Hard Rock Hotel: The Hard Rock could be the perfect venue for music-loving sports fans. Bets on the games can be placed at the sports book. The "world's first rock 'n' roll hotel and casino" is always full of action, and the sports book is certainly no exception. With 6 HD projectors, configurable up to 25 screens total, the sports book at Hard Rock offers a more intimate experience than most others found in Vegas. More

Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo: Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo features luxurious seating with plenty of pillows to sink into and watch your favorite game. A highlight of this sports-viewing mecca comes in the form of a large, 10-foot by 20-foot projection screen, complete with stadium style seating. Even better, Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo also has a tasty full menu designed by Emeril Lagasse and full bar.More

Mandalay Bay: With 84 TV screens and 300 seats, the sports book at Mandalay Bay is easily one of the best in town. Offering some of the highest betting limits in all sports, Mandalay Bay has grown accustomed to accepting bets of $100,000 or more for the big game. But even those less experienced will feel comfortable here, thanks to the helpful and knowledgeable staff on hand. More

MGM Grand: This modernistic, sleekly designed sports book offers an expansive, state-of-the-art vantage point into the game. Even more, the VIP seats here create harbors for serious sports aficionados. Just off the sports book, Sunday revelers will find the architectural and mechanical mastery of the Centrifuge Bar. There are seats for 104 people and screens including 36 65-inch televisions and 24 42-inch plasma televisions.More

Planet Hollywood: Despite its intimate size, Planet Hollywood's race and sports book is cleverly designed, making every seat perfect. Seating areas are arranged stadium-style, and the 33 plasma TVs are strategically placed on the bottom level for optimum viewing. The surrounding sports bar has additional seats and TVs and is a comfortable, modern place to enjoy a drink and catch some action. However, neither the sports bar nor book has a big-screen TV. More

Westgate Las Vegas & Casino: When this sports book opened in 1986, it set the standard for a new generation of race and sports books in town. Boasting 350 seats, it soon became known as the original "SuperBook," the eighth wonder of the gambling world. The Superbook features 30,000 square feet with 28 giant screens, and one massive 15 by 20-foot screen for a grand total of more than 60 viewing monitors. More

Wynn: Steve Wynn's resort boasts one of the most luxuriant and exciting sports books.It merges state-of-the-art, multiple screened action with a deep wood-toned lounge setting. There are 37 plasmas and three big screens, the largest of which is 12 feet by 12 feet. Just off the main floor of this stunning resort, the Wynn sports book is a popular place for high-rolling sports fans when the game gets going. More

Top Sports Bars for Watching March Mayhem

Looking for a place to cheer on your favorite team in Vegas? Of course, you’ll want to choose a bar that offers tasty snacks, multiple beers on tap, numerous flat-screen TVs and a rowdy crowd. Don’t worry, there are plenty of spots that fit the bill. If you’re a sports fan, here are some of the hottest places to eat, drink and watch the day’s big games in Sin City.

Tap at MGM Grand 
This 220-seat restaurant and sports bar features a wide selection of draught and bottled beers along with 60 flat-screen HD televisions. The food is also a winner at Tap thanks to items like the sloppy joes, cheese steak sliders and sourdough pretzels. And there’s an extra incentive to go: you’ll be surrounded by sports memorabilia from some of the biggest sporting events ever held in Las Vegas.

 The Pub at Monte Carlo
This is a fun place to kick back with friends while watching a game. The Pub boasts 130 beers on tap, so you’ll be greeted by a wall of kegs upon entering. You can enjoy a mix of comfort food and pub classics, such as juicy burgers and the delicious shepherd’s pie. Plus, big eaters can test their mettle with The Pub Challenge, an 8-pound feast that if downed in 45 minutes is free. With at least 35 televisions and wonderful $3 to $6 weekday happy hour specials offered from 3 – 6 p.m., the casual atmosphere is perfect for happy-go-lucky fans.

Lagasse’s Stadium in The Palazzo
You’ll be in expert hands here because celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse is an avid sports fan himself. A combination of a sports book, restaurant and lounge, Lagasse’s Stadium has more than 100 HD screens and a menu of tailgating favorites with a New Orleans twist – like the shrimp po’ boy or the pork nachos. If you want to splurge, splash out on one of the sky or luxury boxes, which feature comfy seating that will rival the feeling of being on your sofa at home…except that when halftime hits, you can play a game of billiards or step out onto the patio and take in a view of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Ainsworth at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
The Ainsworth is an upscale lounge-meets-sports bar. Its stylish décor consists of leather seating and rustic chandeliers. Pine wood walls are dotted by antique-framed mirrors inset with flat-screen TVs. Although the menu is limited in selection to less than 15 items (including sliders, Buffalo wings and roasted teriyaki chicken), you won’t be disappointed in any of them. A betting station allows you to make a wager without interrupting your meal, and you always can add a kick to your sports viewing by sipping on The Ainsworth’s signature hot-and-spicy margarita with Tabasco.

Blondies Sports Bar & Grill in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 
If you’re seeking a tame and not-too-noisy sports joint, this is not the place. Blondies is best known for its over-the-top atmosphere where you’ll be served by a sexy bar staff clad in cheerleader uniforms. There are more than 40 flat-screen TVs, ranging in size from 12 to 32 feet and broadcasting the day’s major NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and NASCAR events. With beer pong tables always ready and waiting, it’s no wonder why Blondies tends to be a hot hangout with college kids (and kids-at-heart).

Le Burger Brasserie Sports Grille at Paris Las Vegas
You might not think of this French-themed restaurant as a prime spot for American sports…mais oui, it is! Not only does Le Burger Brasserie showcase the hamburger – an American icon – on its menu, but it also fosters a sports bar environment with 13 flat-screen monitors spread around the dining room and an enormous 15-foot-by-15-foot television just inside the entrance. With more than 15 beers on tap as well as four kinds of french fries for nibbling, the game-time atmosphere is always très fun.

Yard House at The Linq
Located next to the eye-catching High Roller observation wheel, which is dazzling both by day and when lit at night, this 50th location of the popular Southern California-based chain. Encompassing two stories and more than 18,000 square feet, this is officially the largest Yard House in existence. Before you sit down in the bar, massive dining room or on the patio to watch sports (note: a fleet of flat-screen TVs is located throughout this place), stop and get a good look at the glass-enclosed keg room, which houses thousands of gallons of beer. In fact, if you’re someone who likes making choices, you’ll have more than you can imagine at Yard House. You can pick from a selection of 160 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers and 130 menu items ranging from sliders and lettuce wraps to flatbreads and street tacos.