8 Places for Game Day Dining in Casino Hotspots

LAS VEGAS ( TheStreet) -- Forget the soggy subs and dry wings. Football fans can watch the game and savor touchdown-quality dishes steps away from the slots in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. TravelsinTaste has just the places for you to score a trifecta of drinking, dining and game watching.

The Sin City tailgater can score at Lagasse's Stadium in The Palazzo. Here you can enjoy celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's signature fare (such as the grilled chicken and cheese quesadilla in addition to small bites such as pretzels and beer cheese sauce washed down with drink specials) while watching the games on more than 100 high-definition televisions, including the 9-by-16-foot main television. You can also use "pocketcasino" devices to place bets.

The Deuce Lounge at Aria has six giant TVs and a 103-inch screen for your viewing pleasure. If you present your Aria or Vdara room key to the bartender on Thursdays, your first beer is free. Drink specials are not the only appeal, though. The complimentary halftime buffet during Monday Night Football includes coconut shrimp, sliders, wings and a variety of drink specials. At the Aria Liquid Pool Lounge, you can start watching all the games at 10 a.m. Sundays on 48-inch plasma screens. Liquid's Cabana Special includes two bottles, two food platters and two pitchers for $1,000. Looking for something a little cheaper, but still exceptional? Try the Kobe burger, fries and a beer deal for $25.

The coolest bar in town, Minus5 Ice Bar at Mandalay Place, is the place to celebrate in style with bone-crushing drink specials and prime game watching. After scoring in the ice bar, you can visit the Minus5 Lodge Bar for unbeatable access to on-air games. With its 10 high-definition televisions, including a 72-inch LED and supersized projector screen, you can enjoy prime viewing from any seat in the house while taking advantage of great drink specials, promos and giveaways.

Drink to Drown at Holsteins at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Public House at The Venetian and LBS Burger at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, where fans can enjoy 10-cent refills on select house drafts with the purchase of a $15 Drink to Drown beer mug (which includes your first beer purchase) and an entree. Visitors to LBS Burger in the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa -- Baltimore Ravens territory -- can enjoy a choice of $7.77 specialty burgers such as the El Caliente, which features pepper jack cheese, jalapeno and chipotle sauce melted over a grilled patty, and the Bacon & Eggs, which includes crispy bacon, fried egg and white cheddar. You can wash down these discounted delights with afternoon drink specials.

Diablo's at the Monte Carlo is bringing you a weekend package. In addition to showing Thursday and Monday night football, Diablo's has a Saturday and Sunday afternoon game packages with an all-you-can-eat fajita bar and endless draft beer. You can also add a couch area and endless margaritas for $75 per person.

The 2012 pro football season can also be well enjoyed at Lily Bar & Lounge in the Bellagio. With five flat screens and an enormous projection screen, drink specials that hit the spot and exceptional American fare provided by Fix, Lily has it all covered through overtime.

Monday Night Football just got better at Grimaldi's Pizzeria, famous for its award-winning pizzas and calzones. Guests at Boca Park Fashion Village, Rainbow and The Legends at Sparks Marina will celebrate with a touchdown dance when they buy one two-topping pizza and get a second two-topping pizza for free every Monday night though Dec. 17.

For some casino tailgating on the other coast: In Atlantic City, Central Michel Richard -- right off the gaming floor at Revel -- is where football fans gather Thursday through Monday with game-time specials. Guests can belly up to the bar for $3 domestic beer, $5 Titos vodka drinks and $6 wine selections and dine on bacon and onion tart, crispy chicken wings, bison and poblano chili, bleu cheese chips, fried chicken and beer-battered onion rings drizzled with honey.

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