I recently got to visit Las Vegas from Feb. 5 to Feb. 10. I flew from Honolulu direct to Las Vegas with my friends Brian, Bert and Darrin. Friends since we weren’t even old enough to drive. We didn’t plan it, but we ended up flying out on Super Bowl Sunday. We landed right at kick off and made it to the California Hotel by half time. On our way there, you could tell that the game was in progress because the freeways and main roads had no traffic and very little cars on them!
We checked into the California Hotel in time for the second half, which I found out I couldn’t place many prop bets at that time. The sports book at the California is more comfortable than when it was upstairs and there was a lot of seats and viewing areas for people to watch the game.
TVs were on all over the casino; near the table games, the upstairs and downstairs bars and even in the Keno room! There was even a special, by invitation only function going on in the Ohana Room on the second floor.
I took a quick walk down to Fremont Street and could see that it was pretty much a ghost town but I could hear the cheers coming from every casino bar, as most of them are near the entrance off of Fremont Street. While most of the places had some sort of drink special, party special or food special, most of the places were a bunch of football fans sitting together to watch the biggest game of the year. If your a Patriots fan, probably one of the best games ever.