Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 | 2:35 p.m.
When the doors to the Las Vegas Hilton Theater open at 9 a.m. Sunday, the line will be about 500 deep. “It’s like Christmas Eve,” says sports book director Jay Kornegay. And when the 10 a.m. games kick off—10 games starting within 30 seconds of each other—a huge cheer is sure to erupt from the 1,500-seat room. “That’s Christmas morning,” Kornegay says. The Hilton shows every morning and afternoon game on 11 screens, offering $1 hot dogs and breakfast sandwiches and $2 Buds. The atmosphere is smoke-free, the admission is free, and you can even place wagers at betting stations in the theater lobby. Some would call this the opening of the NFL season in Vegas. Others would call it … heaven.
Westgate Las Vegas & Casino As the place where Elvis Presley broke all Vegas show attendance records when it was still called the International Hotel, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is a time capsule of classic Vegas. Its name changed from the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in early 2012.
While the feeling is traditional, the hotel has recently spent millions in renovations. From the guest rooms to the pool deck, all surfaces were remodeled. Crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling of the 74,000 square-foot casino, where there is high limit slots. Just off from the casino, there is the world's largest race and sports book, the SuperBook, featuring 350 seats, 28 giant screens highlighted with a massive 15' x 20' screen for a grand total of more than 60 viewing monitors.
The dining choices at the property range from the award-winning Benihana, a Japanese steakhouse, to The Buffet, where guests can enjoy the wide selection of choices. After dinner, guests can take advantage of the star-studded entertainment. The hotel also makes it convenient to casino-hop as one of the stops on the Las Vegas Monorail.
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