Fantasy football legends aren’t made huddled up in living rooms or crowding around a neighbor’s Wi-Fi. The home of the draft day hero is Las Vegas, where bona fide luck meets Andrew Luck, stakes feel as high as high-rolling penthouses and primetime lights never dim (Pictured: Planet Hollywood Panorama Suite Living Room).
How many touchdown celebrations have been invented on casino floors and mega-club tables? Start the season with a sure thing and summon the league to one of the nine Caesars Entertainment resorts on The Strip, where bars, sports books, restaurants, nightclubs and pools are ready to host preseason MVPs. Or, why not rally the squad in a luxury suite? With more than 2,000 prime suite accommodations across the many different resorts, home-field advantage can be secured at the Anthology Suites and Villas.
Need some pro-tips? Here’s a cheat sheet for the top five picks of the season:
Make inspired picks with the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip as your backdrop. The Apex Suite at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the ideal hangout for you and your entourage. Measuring 1,800 square feet, each suite includes a lounge-style living area, a space perfect for a celebratory victory dance, large flat-screens and utterly gorgeous Strip views. Game tables vary from air hockey, ping pong, foosball or pool. The Panorama Suite truly feels like heaven on earth. Measuring 1,255 square feet and offering a 180-degree view of the Strip, each Panorama suite features its own Hollywood theme, such as James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, Batman, The Wizard Oz and much more. Other features include an oversized soaking tub with retractable wall and multiple flat-screen TVs.
The newest addition to the Las Vegas Strip and exclusive to The LINQ Hotel & Casino guests 21 and over, The Pool at The LINQ provides a cooling escape with spectacular views of the High Roller observation wheel and The LINQ Promenade. This center-Strip destination features two pools, a 32-seat center bar lined with four plasma televisions and full of signature cocktails, draught beer, frozen drinks and poolside dining options from Nook Cafe. The LINQ Pool Cabanas are the ideal spot for your draft, as each have 42-inch TVs. Looking for a poolside yet air conditioned escape? Be sure to check The REQ Room! Rent out the air-conditioned haven with five flat-screen TVs. The REQ Room is also equipped with two pool tables, shuffleboard and a foosball table. To take a break from the intense fantasy draft action, enjoy a spin on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel at 550 feet. The LINQ Hotel & Casino is also home to Food Network star Guy Fieri’s first restaurant in the city, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, as well as TAG Sports Bar featuring nearly 300 beers from around the world.
Be among the first to check out one of the 72 recently remodeled suites in the Valley Tower at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The new Vice Presidential Suite offers a hip, modern feel and is ideal for socializing. Each 1,200+ square-foot suite features a living room, dining room, wet bar and entertainment area with stereo system. With a 55-inch HD TV, the suite is a perfect location to load up on gridiron talent. When you are ready to break away from your draft, the playful atmosphere at Harrah’s Las Vegas includes 87,000 square feet of casino space, a modern Race & Sports Book offering both live gaming and sports betting, and six restaurants encompassing everything from Toby Keith’s ‘I Love This Bar & Grill,’ which offers an all-American menu and live music nightly, to the chef-driven Fulton Street Food Hall, to the upscale setting of Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Harrah’s outdoor bar, Carnaval Court, brings high energy to the Las Vegas Strip with live music and some of the world’s top flair bartenders who juggle and pour to perfection.
Marking its milestone 50th anniversary year, the iconic Caesars Palace is a perfect locale for a truly Vegas draft party. Located on the 50-yard line of The Strip, guests will be in the middle of all the action as they assemble their winning teams. New to the empire, Montecristo Cigar Bar pairs notable cigar offerings with fine whiskeys, small bites and more. Even more, Montecristo is offering Fantasy Football 101 with Matthew Berry, a crash-course with insights on the upcoming 2016-2017 season, on Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. Featured beverages at the event include Belvedere Wild “Matthew” Berry and Pure + Hennessy shot add on. Throughout the entire space is a state-of-the-art ventilation system, ensuring guests a comfortable and fresh visit. The 100-seat bar/lounge and gaming area offers guests four distinct experiences to enjoy a smooth cigar and libation – The Signature Bar, The Library, The Courtyard and The Vault Room – each perfect for draft day. Also new, the Signature Level at the recently reimagined Julius Tower offers a number of distinctive suites perfect for bringing your fantasy gridiron glory to life.
Nestled in the pristine Nobu Hotel, the Penthouse Suite is the largest of the Nobu suites, ranging from 2,200 to 4,350 square feet. The suite features a curved staircase with a second-story terrace, a stone hearth wall and sleek furnishings like leather sofas. Ideal for the ultimate Vegas Fantasy Football Draft party, the Japanese-inspired suite includes a 90-inch flat-screen TV, a billiard table and a separate dining area. Named after Japanese sake drums, the Sake suite plays its own energetic beat and ranges from 1,300 to 1,950 square feet. Adorned in neutral tones, plum splashes and dark wood, the suite includes a separate media room and a bar area, perfect for a vivacious, lounge-feel evening and can include a billiard table upon request. Even better, if you work up an appetite during the big draft, order in-room dining direct from Nobu Restaurant.
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