March Madness in Las Vegas 2023

Springtime means cramming every sporting event into a few short weeks. After the Pro Bowl fun and Big Game events culminated in February, are sports fans just expected to wait until Super Bowl 2024?

Of course not. March Madness fast approaches, and the Las Vegas Strip resorts are gearing up to host the college basketball bonanza. 

Below are the confirmed 2023 March Madness parties on the Strip. Check back for more updates as the March starting date gets closer.

March Mayhem Information

  • March Madness runs from Tuesday March 14 to Monday April 3, 2023; 
  • The First Four games will take place in Dayton, Ohio and the Final Four will commence in Houston, Texas;
  • The West Regional Semi-Finals will take place in Las Vegas;
  • Everywhere in Vegas is getting ready to party.

Live Action at T-Mobile Arena

t mobile arena march madness

Thursday, March 23 and Saturday, March 25

Only suites available at time of writing

T-Mobile Arena may already be mostly sold out, but the thrill of gameday spirit is already hitting hometown sports fans. 

Hoops & Hops at The Cosmopolitan

March 16-18, 2023

$150 – $300 per pass

Ready to feel like you’ve died and gone to sports heaven? A 40,000 square-foot lounge complete with arcade games and rows of comfortable couches make this the sports cave of dreams. The Belmont Ballroom is the site of this year’s watch party, and coupled with the open bar and a la carte dining, be prepared for the hours to fly by.

Hoops on the Strip at Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace lounge March Madness

March 14 – April 3

$500 – $3000 from tables to clubhouses

This giant center Strip hotel is bringing the best entertainment choices for March Madness. Montecristo Cigar Bar is hosting its own swanky affair, complete with a giant video wall to pair with the preferred puros. Stadia Bar, Alto Bar and  Vista Cocktail Lounge — all accessible and aesthetic bars to visit — will take the viewing experience to an upscale level with bottle service and private rooms.

All Caesars properties will feature Hoops on the Strip events in 2023. Check out more places to cheer on your favorite college basketball players.

Celebrate the Theater of Sport at The STRAT

Sports theater March Madness at The Strat

March 16 – 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

$150 – $200 for table seating

Known for having one of the best comedy clubs in Las Vegas, The STRAT is putting on more energetic affairs for March Madness. The entirety of the hotel is putting on a variety of events, including:

  • “March Festival of Hoops” celebration at The STRAT Theater;
  • March Frenzy hotel packages;
  • Viewing parties at PT’s Pub with all the classic eats.

March Mania at Ellis Island

March 16 -17 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

$200 – $1200

Designated Morning and Evening sessions will be hosted by one of the only breweries on the Las Vegas Strip: Ellis Island’s very own Front Yard beer garden. Choose from colored tables with varying heights for optimal viewing angles. Don’t forget to bring groups of your closest friends.

Mania Under The Sun at Circa Hotel

March 15 – 19, 23 – 26, April 1 and April 3 

$80 for general admission, up to $25,000 for a full day in the Owner’s Suite

Get exclusive access to the action at the World’s Largest Sportsbook. Circa’s three-story structure has stadium levels, hundreds of seating options and plenty of betting opportunities. Heading outside to Stadium Swim to watch the games? Don’t worry — this pool is heated year-round, and will be just as warm and inviting throughout the winter festivities. Circa also has private watch zones for a more intimate viewing experience.

Bracket Busters and Beyond at Rampart Casino

Catch events all month long in March

Minimum bets vary

Summerlin’s resident Marriott is hosting a high-caliber series of betting adventures for March Mania — and the prize pools are attractive in and of themselves. Visitors can partake in weekly events including Pot O’ Gold drawings every Friday and Saturday; March Mania drawings with up to $1M in prize money awarded to a flawless bracket; nightly winners at Cash Table Games drawings; free play and dining rewards on Winning Wednesdays and beyond.

Books, Bars and Betting Ops

For casual viewers, other areas of the casino floor bring the action in that classic Vegas way. Explore other ways to experience madness in March.

Hotel Casino Sportsbooks

Chickies & Pete’s sports bar March Madness

Sports bars

Both MGM and Caesars Entertainment properties are broadcasting events and coverage from William Hill and Bet MGM-brand sportsbooks. Other major hospitality groups, like The Venetian and Wynn properties, will stream gametime events and commentaries inside their sportsbooks and casino bars.

Nothing beats the camaraderie of screaming fans at a sports bar. Sidle up for rowdy good time at Strip sports bars like Beer Park at Paris Hotel, The Still at The Mirage or Chickies & Pete’s at SAHARA Hotel.

Betting Beyond the Ball Games

Take your money to the machines just outside the sports books. Table games and slot machines in Strip casinos are famous for their variety and degrees of luck — legend has it that Circus Circus has the loosest slots, to start — so scout the casino floor for the hot seats.

Frequently Asked Questions about Vegas March Madness 2023

Is March Madness in Vegas 2023?

Yes, select games will occur at T-Mobile Arena. Otherwise, fans can view games from the comfort of Las Vegas Strip bars and sportsbooks that will stream live events and recaps.

Is Vegas expensive during March Madness 2023?

As dates get closer, the Las Vegas resorts will increase in price for accommodations and activities. However, there are budget-friendly entertainment options to consider, such as cheap hotel rooms and affordable eating spots that will show March Madness events throughout the weeks.

What sportsbooks are best for March Madness in Vegas?

So many sportsbooks will be showing the March Madness games that it’s easy to visit several over the course of the weeks. Westgate Hotel has a large, famous sportsbook, while Circa Hotel touts itself as the largest sportsbook in the world.

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