When you live in the entertainment capital of the world, it can be difficult to choose how you’ll spend your day or night when you have so many options to choose from. But when it comes to cheering on your Vegas teams, you simply have to find a way to show your support for the Golden Knights, Aces, or of course, the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.
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Just as you’re getting ready to tune into the game with your snacks and your favorite beverage at the ready, you realize you’re missing a key component: cable. If this nightmarish scenario sounds familiar to you, you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t actually need to have a cable cord present in order to show support for your team.
Let’s find out how you can live your Monday night football dreams without feeling chained down by your cable bill.
Watch on your computer
Whether you’re watching major sports games or local teams, chances are you can find whatever you’re looking for on the internet. A quick search for “watch vegas sports live online” and you can connect with local news stations and national cable channels totally free.
If your computer is older and has a hard time processing video content you may need to make some updates ahead of gametime so that you don’t miss a play, goal, or foul move.
- Make any necessary software updates to make sure your device is compatible with video viewing platforms
- Clear your cache to speed up internet
- Update your video driver to make sure video doesn’t stutter or dim (learn how to update video drivers here)
Once you’ve made all of these updates, connect your laptop and TV using an HDMI cable so that you can watch the game with the maximum perspective.
Attend a viewing party at a friend’s house
If you’d rather not deal with all of that technology and research, you can always gather your fellow sports fans and coordinate a viewing party at one of your friend’s homes. Keep in mind, if you play to take advantage of your friend’s cable subscription, you should certainly offer to provide some game worthy snacks and beverages.
Some of our favorite gameday snacks include:
- Chicken wings
- Chips and salsa
- Hamburgers and hot dogs
Cheer on your team from a local sports bar
So maybe you’re better suited to cheer from the kitchen sidelines…In that case, why not watch your favorite Sin City teams from one of our local sports bars or casinos? In fact, there are many casinos where you can bet on sports while you’re watching.
Here are a few of our favorite spots to visit and play on gameday:
- Bellagio Resort & Casino
- The Mirage Hotel & Casino
- Mandalay Bay
- ARIA Resort & Casino
Add on sports channels
If you simply can’t imagine leaving the comfort of your home for a casino, friend’s house, or local bar, you might want to add sports channels to your subscription service a la carte. Amazon Prime recently rolled out a service where you can simply select only the channels you prefer and add the cost onto your Prime bill. Some of the add ons include Showtime, ESPN, HBO, Starz, and Sports Illustrated TV.
If you’re not a big TV watcher except for your sports and a few other select channels, this might be a better option for you than paying for an entire cable package. Plus, so many shows and live TV programs are available on streaming services anyway.
Give into cable
If you’re a committed sports fan and love nothing more than watching sports games, sports coverage, and sports news, than a cable subscription might actually be the best solution for your needs. Plus, if you need a phone and internet connection as well, bundling your services may be totally worth the cost.
No matter what your budget or your viewing preferences are, there’s always a way to support your local Las Vegas teams! Let’s review your options one more time.
- Watch on your computer
- Attend a viewing party at a friend’s house
- Watch at a local bar or casino
- Add on sports channels
- Give into cable