The Latest from: Marc Meltzer

Marc Meltzer eats, drinks, breathes and sleeps (barely) Las Vegas. If there’s a hot new nightclub opening, he’s in the VIP getting bottle service. If you’re searching for the best spots to eat in town, Marc’s memorized the menu. And if you want to gamble - be it at the sportsbook, table games, video poker or even Sigma Derby – Marc knows all the tricks to stretch your dollar, from betting strategy, to finding the best odds, to how to score some juicy comps. “What happens in Vegas” is what Marc is all about.

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

Sep 17, 2017 - 7:54 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.

One sports bettor's conversion from NFL to college football

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:52 PM 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.

What's Hot In Las Vegas: The party doesn't stop just because summer is over

Sep 5, 2017 - 11:16 AM ET

The summer may be over but it's always sizzling in Sin City. Marc Meltzer is inside Sake Rok at The Park, telling us "What's Hot In Las Vegas" for the month of September, including huge festivals, great food and of course, football.

Where To Play: Grading Las Vegas' Best Sportsbooks

Sep 1, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Sports betting has never been so popular. That means a number of Las Vegas casinos have pumped money back into their race and sports properties the past few years, giving way to a sportsbook renaissance that is more about the experience than just a spot to get your bets in. Covers.com grades the very best in Vegas books.

Las Vegas is loaded with seemingly endless new football viewing options

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:07 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

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:28 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

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:23 PM 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 thinking of some of the most fun gambling sessions visiting casinos and recounts the night in Atlantic City with just $200 in his pocket which turned into the "Greatest Night of Gambling" of his life.

What's Hot In Las Vegas: Mayweather-McGregor caps an action packed August

Aug 1, 2017 - 3:46 PM ET

August is loaded with amazing shows and incredible eats, all over the Las Vegas Strip - the ends with a bang on August 26 when Floyd Mayweather takes on Connor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena. Marc Meltzer is inside Sake Rok at The Park, telling you "What's Hot In Las Vegas" this month.

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

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:00 PM 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.

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

Jul 16, 2017 - 6:09 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

Jul 6, 2017 - 10:33 PM 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.

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

Jul 1, 2017 - 11:00 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.

What's Hot In Las Vegas: July in Sin City is worth standing the heat

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:31 PM ET

Temperatures on the Vegas Strip are constantly in the triple digits and the only thing hotter than the July weather is the entertainment around town. We're inside Sake Rok at The Park talking about "What's Hot In Las Vegas" with Las Vegas insider Marc Meltzer.

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

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:00 PM 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

Jun 18, 2017 - 4:17 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

Jun 11, 2017 - 3:05 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

Jun 5, 2017 - 12:41 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.

What's Hot In Las Vegas: Sin City summer starts to sizzle in June

Jun 1, 2017 - 3:11 PM ET

Summer hits Sin City in June and Las Vegas could be the hottest place on earth - and we don't just mean the temperature on the Strip. Massive festivals, huge sporting events, and robot bartenders - yeah, you heard us - highlight "What's Hot In Las Vegas" this month.

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

May 25, 2017 - 8:47 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

May 14, 2017 - 11:00 PM 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.

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