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There are plenty of great locations off the Las Vegas Strip for football viewing

Covers Sep 17, 2017 - 11:10 PM ET
The sportsbooks on the Vegas Strip are great but there are plenty of great places to watch and wager on football all around Las Vegas. Visitors need to get out of the bubble for a different experience. Marc Meltzer takes a look at some great spots to watch/gamble on a game off The Strip.

Betting the Emmys: Best picks for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards

Covers Sep 13, 2017 - 3:07 PM ET
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place this Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Emmys are another opportunity for bettors to get their money on the table for something other than sports, and there is value to be found in the major award categories.

One sports bettor's conversion from NFL to college football

Covers Sep 11, 2017 - 1:52 AM ET
Covers' "man about town" in Las Vegas, Marc Meltzer, wasn't always a resident of Sin City. There was a time in his life when he was a New Yorker and an over-passionate Jets' fan. Much like his tastes may change when it comes to Vegas steakhouses, his football preferences are evolving, as well.

Las Vegas is loaded with seemingly endless new football viewing options

Covers Aug 27, 2017 - 9:08 PM ET
All spring and summer in Las Vegas, casino properties have been renovating in preparation for the busiest time of the year - football season. Marc Meltzer reviews some of the best new viewing experiences in Sin City for NFL and college football fans and bettors.

Las Vegas casinos being reinvented, not built

Covers Aug 27, 2017 - 8:01 PM ET
There was a casino building boom in Las Vegas nearly 10 years ago, when Aria and the Cosmopolitan opened. New casinos aren’t popping up from the ground so quickly today in Las Vegas. Covers Las Vegas writer Marc Meltzer explores how that hasn’t stopped many properties from reinventing themselves.

My Greatest Night Of Gambling

Covers Aug 27, 2017 - 4:21 AM ET
The other day Covers' own Marc Meltzer hit a big win playing Double Double Bonus video poker game while waiting for the line to pass at Starbucks. That got him thinking about the night in Atlantic City with just $200 in his pocket which turned into the "Greatest Night of Gambling" of his life.

Keep your eyes peeled for these Happy Hour specials next time you're in Las Vegas

Covers Jul 24, 2017 - 2:10 AM ET
Covers' "Man About Town" Marc Meltzer does plenty of #restauranting and #foodsploring in Las Vegas and he has put together a brief list of his favorite Happy Hour experiences for both The Strip and downtown.

Odds to win the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards

Covers Jul 20, 2017 - 5:33 PM ET
The Primetime Emmy nominations are out and Covers made up its odds for winners in all the major categories. Find out which television shows, studios, and actors and actresses are projected to hear their names called on award night this September.

Summer provides opportunity for plenty of changes in Las Vegas casinos/sportsbooks

Covers Jul 16, 2017 - 9:09 PM ET
The weather is blazing hot in Las Vegas and the betting menu is light. It's a perfect time of year for casinos all over the city to renovate their properties and Marc Meltzer has the latest details on construction in Sin City.

Some observations from a gambling vacation on the Las Vegas Strip

Covers Jul 7, 2017 - 1:34 AM ET
Marc Meltzer, our "man about town" in Las Vegas, has just returned from his annual vacation where he immerses himself in everything Sin City has to offer. He offers up a few observations (good and bad) and suggestions for anyone planning their next visit.

Gorge yourself on these Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest betting odds

Covers Jul 2, 2017 - 11:31 PM ET
It's that time of year again. While hot dogs on the grill are always a big part of the 4th of July holiday weekend, the professional eaters won't exactly be enjoying their grilled goodies Tuesday on Coney Island at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

NBA Summer League will invade Las Vegas from July 7 to July 17

Covers Jul 2, 2017 - 8:47 PM ET
The NBA Summer League is one of the hidden gems for hardcore basketball fans. It is one of the best entertainment values in Las Vegas and will run from July 7 to July 17 on the campus of UNLV. And yes, you can gamble on it.

It's time to start booking your hockey vacation to Las Vegas

Covers Jun 24, 2017 - 1:20 AM ET
The NHL's expansion draft is complete, the league's entry draft is done, and the league has released their full schedule for the 2017-18 season. Now is the perfect time to start planning a trip to Las Vegas to see your favorite team take on the new Golden Knights.

Be sure to practice, practice, practice before your next Vegas vacation

Covers Jun 18, 2017 - 7:18 PM ET
Marc Meltzer's annual Las Vegas "vacation" is rapidly approaching. With that in mind, it's time for him to discuss the importance of gambling practice - golf, video games, and everything in between.

Tips to maximize your comps during your next trip to Las Vegas

Covers Jun 11, 2017 - 9:58 PM ET
Everyone wants some of that Las Vegas love when it comes to freebies from the casinos. Marc Meltzer offers some advice on how to maximize the casino rewards system and improve your upgrades during your next visit to Sin City.

Some high "house edge" bets to avoid on your next casino visit

Covers Jun 5, 2017 - 3:41 PM ET
Marc Meltzer likes to discuss his favorite games to play when wagering in Las Vegas. This time around, however, he educates you on the casino bets with the highest "house edge" that you should avoid at all times.

'Tis the season for gambling at (and in) the pools of Las Vegas

Covers May 25, 2017 - 11:48 PM ET
There’s a pool scene for everyone in Vegas - even us degenerate gamblers. Our "man on the street" in Las Vegas, Marc Meltzer, breaks down where and when are the best options for playing some cards or rolling some dice outdoors in Sin City.

Do you like beer? Las Vegas has plenty of craft beer options to satisfy any taste

Covers May 15, 2017 - 12:45 AM ET
Marc Meltzer likes beer. It's a tough gig, but he's been doing plenty of tasting and has put together a list of some of the best spots in Las Vegas to enjoy a cold brew (or room temperature if that's your taste). Thank us later.

Pull up a chair, grab a drink, and get in on some Pai Gow Poker

Covers May 8, 2017 - 12:14 AM ET
Our "man on the streets" of Las Vegas, Marc Meltzer, reveals his favorite table game to play during his casino sessions and it doesn't fall among the usual vices like Texas hold 'em poker, blackjack, craps, or roulette.

Golfstream is an amazing new addition to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Covers Apr 30, 2017 - 8:24 PM ET
Leaving the Vegas Strip may no longer be necessary for the recreational golfer just looking to hit a few balls and drop a few putts. Marc Meltzer takes a look at the newest addition to the golf-themed lineup in Las Vegas - Golfstream.
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