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Vegas, Baby

Updated: December 31, 2007, 6:47 PM ET
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• Sports Book Overview
Reviews of several books around town, including the undisputed champ, Caesars Palace.

• Poker Room Overview
Find the right room for you, from the high-rolling Bellagio to the entry-level friendly Excalibur.


"Vegas, baby! Vegas!"
-- Vince Vaughn (Doubledown Trent), Swingers

It's been 10 years (10!) since Swingers came out, which means two things: One, we've all gotten older (not more mature necessarily, just older), and two, Las Vegas has grown like gangbusters since Mikey (Jon Favreau) and Doubledown Trent made their memorable road trip. The good news? Sin City is an even bigger blast than it was a decade ago, particularly for a group of guys hell bent on losing their minds over a sports-themed weekend. There's so much to do these days, you need guides to sort it out. With input from locals and insiders, plus our own experiences, we're here to help.

• Hotel/Casino Overview
Suggestions for everyone from the high-roller to the starving student.

• Gambling Overview
A guide to sports books, poker, and blackjack.

• Fight Night, Fantasy Drafts & Bachelor Parties
See some boxing, book a room for your draft, organize the party.

• Golf and More Participatory Sports
Hit the links, hang with MJ, satisfy your need for speed.

• Restaurants, Nightlife, Pools
An overview of where to eat and where to party.

• Sample Itinerary
How you and the boys might roll for a bachelor party during football season.

• Las Vegas Message Board
Share your advice, hot spots and experiences with other sports fans.

Also:
• The Sports Guy on Vegas
Shuffle up and deal: Getting ready for the World Series of Poker (2006)
Destructive things with no guilt: A Vegas weekend chronicled (2004)
Thrown to the mat in Vegas: Eight stages of getting whupped (2002)
The Vegas Diaries: In town for the Rahman-Lewis title fight (2001)
The 20 Most Annoying Gamblers in Vegas (2001)

• SportsTravel City Guide: Las Vegas
Nuts-and-bolts information from a sports perspective.