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Las Vegas is a Winning Getaway Destination for Sports Fans

LAS VEGAS – It may seem hard to believe that a city that doesn’t have a professional sports team would be a terrific vacation destination for sports fans, but ‘Sin City’ could also be called sports paradise.

I just spent the last five days in the city that I refer to as the adult amusement park and of course I returned to Northeast Ohio refreshed and ready to get back to the real world.

I just wish some more of my money came home with me. Well I guess the old saying ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ is true when it comes to my hard earned money.

Anyways, it’s fun to spend a football weekend on the Las Vegas strip, no matter what team you are a fan of. My trip began last Saturday, October 3rd.

I hoped to arrive in time to place a bet on the Buckeyes game against the Indiana Hoosiers. I did not and I’m glad I didn’t contact a friend who lives there to put a bet for me before kickoff. If I did, my trip would already be off to bad start financially and I have not touched down at McCarren Airport yet.

There are so many places to enjoy a sporting event all around Las Vegas, not just on the strip. You can sit in one of their many sports books inside any of the casino both on the strip or downtown. There are many sports themed restaurants and bars like LaGasse Stadium inside the Palazzo Hotel and Casino for example.

The only catch, places like LaGasse Stadium charge a fee to watch games at certain times like NFL Sundays and that doesn’t include food or drink. If you have the money, it may be worth it to spend an entire day at a high end sports bar, but someone like me who is visiting Vegas on a budget, I’ll gladly spend my money there in other ways and watch the games somewhere else that charge an admission price.

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Scott Piker has spent over 15 years in the Cleveland media covering news and sports with experience in radio, television, print and digital media. He has covered everything from high school, college, Indians, Browns, Cavaliers and Buckeyes. Scott spent five years as the sports producer at WEWS NewsChannel 5, the ABC affiliate in Cleveland and also has his sports work featured on examiner.com. Scott has also received an emmy award in television news. Scott was born and raised and still resides in his hometown of Madison, Ohio.

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