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March Hoops Prep: Las Vegas Basketball Parties and Events

Basketball for March Hoops Tournament

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament starts March 15, and Las Vegas is the place to be for basketball parties, events, and sports betting to make the event even better. Whether your favorite team is in the lead or out of the tournament, there’s no question that watching the games in Vegas will help lift your spirits. Read below to learn all you need to know to enjoy March Hoops to the fullest, from what to expect with crowds, where to stay, where to celebrate, and how to bet on basketball in Las Vegas.


The Crowds

March is the most popular month of the year to visit Las Vegas. Over the last few years there have been over 3.5 million visitors in the months of March alone! Lots of visitors means larger crowds and longer lines to get into places, higher prices, less availability for tickets to shows and events, and crowded casinos and sportsbooks everywhere you go. Patience is key when traveling to Vegas in March, but the large amounts of people are what makes Vegas so fun and what makes March Hoops the high-energy event that it is.


The Lodging

Round 1 and Round 2 are the most action-packed days and when people flock to Vegas to celebrate the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. You can anticipate prices for hotel rooms on the Strip to skyrocket these days. Anticipate booking a hotel room very early… in fact, if you don’t have a place to stay yet, consider staying in Downtown Las Vegas. Booking a room Downtown allows you and your squad to be in on the action, but avoid the worst of the crowds on the Strip.


Basketball Going Through Hoop During March Hoops Game


The Parties, Events, and Betting


March Hoops Viewing Parties at the D

Stop by the D and experience their free, March Hoops Viewing Parties that last all weekend long! The 12th floor in the Detroit ballroom is where the madness begins with food and drinks for sale, multiple viewing screens, and betting stations to test your luck. If you’re looking for more of a private scene, don’t be scared to rent out a man cave for you and your crew to ensure you have the most epic weekend ever!


Beer Park Tournament Madness Viewing Party

With over 40 TVs, guaranteed seating for all ticket holders, and the best view of the Las Vegas Strip, Beer Park offers packages ranging from an individual ticket to a group of eight. Beginning at $175 per person, each ticket includes premium seating and $175 credit towards food and beverages. Get ready,  this may just be one of the fanciest basketball tournament viewing parties you and your gang will attend. 


Cosmopolitan Hoops & Hops 2020

Did someone say open bar? It’s game-on during Hoops and Hops 2020. With private sofa seating, gourmet food and beverage service, and an onsite sportsbook, the Cosmopolitan is ready to host you, your friends, and whoever else you brought along for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.


Friends Watching Basketball in Las Vegas Bar


Hoops Mania at the Hard Rock Cafe

The annual Hoops Mania celebration is back at the Hard Rock Cafe! Hard Rock has got you covered– every game, every day. Cheer on your favorite team starting at 8:45am with an open bar and all-you-can-eat, all day. Bet bold on-site and let your friends know you predicted that upset as you sit back and enjoy the remainder of the games on the large flatscreens.


Hoops Viewing Headquarters At TopGolf Las Vegas

At TopGolf Las Vegas, premium ticket holders will have the opportunity to enjoy golf bays and cabanas. On top of that, guests can enjoy $30 beer buckets and can choose from over 300 screens to watch the games. Feeling confident in your bracket? Grab your gang and head to the sports betting window and get ready for the results. 


Circa | Sports                             

Stop by Circa | Sports in the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino to place your bets on your favorite basketball teams during March Hoops. Feeling extra lucky? Do you have a gut instinct that your bracket is “the one?” Circa | Sports is bringing a new kind of energy and even more competitive sports betting to March. 


Hoop, there it is! March Hoops is only two months away! There’s no place to experience the same atmosphere when watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament than in Vegas. Will the crowds impact your choices of where to stay and where to watch the game? Will you be out with your squad, watching every game possible, or staying in and watching games from the comfort of your hotel room? Review everything you need to know and start to get prepared and excited for your 2020 March Hoops trip!