It was waaaay back in 2004 when the WPBT held it's first live event in Vegas. Back then, I wrote: "If you didn't know, our WPBT event coincided with the National Rodeo Finals. That meant Vegas played host to the largest collection of cowboy hats and plastic breasts since the release of Western Barbie."
One of the highlights of that trip was Sunday at the Mandalay Bay sportsbook. Here's what we wrote:
G-Rob wrote: "Another Damn trip report....I'm almost done...really!" Otis wrote: "From Rock Gardens to Sherwood Forests" The Luckbox wrote: Well... nothing. For some reason I teased an entry called "Sports Betting is Evil" but never got around to writing it. Instead, I'll give you this gem from the 2005 WPBT called "Too Drunk to Call."
Why am I telling you this? Well, if you're going to still be there Sunday, we've got a spectacular set up for this year's sports betting excitement!
It's called Lagasse's Stadium and it's at The Venetian. We've got a private luxury suite reserved under the names of AlCantHang and The Luckbox for the entire day of NFL games. That suite has seating for 25 but room for others. It's got two 52" TVs with remotes, a pool table, a private bathroom and an iPod docking station.
The catch? Well, we're going to have to be sure to buy at least $1500 in food and drinks among the group. I figure with the folks we'll have there, it won't be too hard. The great people at The Venetian are giving us a pretty sizeable discount on the minimum food purchase. Once again, someone's showing some love for the WPBT!
The sports book opens at 8am and Sunday NFL kickoff is 10am. Space is limited so if you're name isn't AlCantHang or The Luckbox, you better make sure you get there in time to be part of our private luxury suite.
If you think you'll be there Sunday morning at Lagasse's Stadium, let me know in the comments so we can get a sense of just how crazy the day will be!