vegas strip – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 21:07:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scapa-lv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-4-150x150.png vegas strip – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ 32 32 Las Vegas Strip F1 race announcement ‘imminent’ https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-strip-f1-race-announcement-imminent/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 21:07:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-strip-f1-race-announcement-imminent/ An official announcement regarding a Formula 1 race on the Las Vegas Strip is “imminent”, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. With talks between local and F1 officials since last year, the person said a race taking place in Las Vegas was “very real”. With the 2022 F1 calendar already set, the […]]]>

An official announcement regarding a Formula 1 race on the Las Vegas Strip is “imminent”, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

With talks between local and F1 officials since last year, the person said a race taking place in Las Vegas was “very real”. With the 2022 F1 calendar already set, the race could take place in 2023 at the earliest.

Plans tentatively include pilots racing in and around the Strip, including areas around the Bellagio and further north. Portions of Las Vegas Boulevard would be temporarily closed to accommodate the race.

Earlier this year, this same person noted that the race would not be a one-off race and that the Las Vegas race is likely to become the flagship race for F1 in the United States.

The abundance of pedestrian bridges that cross the Strip at multiple points is seen as a valuable asset to the race, the person noted. They would provide prime locations for spectators to watch the race and eliminate the need for F1 to build temporary viewing structures.

F1 would be responsible for temporary road improvements, including sealing sewer manholes and adding concrete barriers along Las Vegas Boulevard.

The race would mark the first time Las Vegas has hosted a Formula 1 race since a 1981-82 race held in the parking lot of Caesars Palace.

Contact Mick Akers at makers@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2920. To follow @mickakers on Twitter.

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A show of Ukrainian stars is coming to the Strip https://scapa-lv.org/a-show-of-ukrainian-stars-is-coming-to-the-strip/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 02:18:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/a-show-of-ukrainian-stars-is-coming-to-the-strip/ The Kats! Office at the time of this writing is the red carpet entrance to “America’s Got Talent Live!” in Luxor. Show Creator Simon Cowell and judge of the TV show “AGT” Howie Mandel are in town to accept the key to the Las Vegas Strip, and also to review the show. Mandel asked earlier, […]]]>

The Kats! Office at the time of this writing is the red carpet entrance to “America’s Got Talent Live!” in Luxor. Show Creator Simon Cowell and judge of the TV show “AGT” Howie Mandel are in town to accept the key to the Las Vegas Strip, and also to review the show. Mandel asked earlier, “What if you lock your car key? I also want the Coat-Hanger for the Strip.

Howie is always on, believe it. More from this scene and beyond:

Ukrainian Stars Show Set

In April 2011, during the opening night of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, I experienced a premiere in Las Vegas. For the first time, I gave an act a standing ovation – twice. And that was even before the end of the act.

We are talking about the marvelous skater Aratas who spin endlessly, or Victor and Jenny Arata, amazing artists and proud Las Vegans. The couple are now a favorite act on “V – The Ultimate Variety Show” at the V Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood. Email boxoffice@vtheater.com for tickets and details. Get there fast, as it should easily sell out.

The Aratas are preparing a star production of Ukrainian acts for their V Theater stage at 9 p.m. on March 31. Jenny’s family is originally from Kiev. Her sister was safely out of the country and is now in Poland.

The Aratas have participated in protest and support events in Las Vegas since the launch of the Russian invasion, including a Feb. 26 event on the Strip.

They have also been busy reaching out to actors in the war-torn region. Each act of the March will come from Ukraine. Balance Artist Vladimir Dovgan and acrobatic juggler Vladik Myagastupov (also a Cirque du Soleil touring artist) are signed. Rhythmic Gymnast World Champion Tamara Yerofeeva should also occur.

The artists present videos describing their hometowns. The Aratas will also perform.

As Jenny said on Saturday, “We will work hard to continually raise funds for Ukraine, because rebuilding will take years after the destruction that has been caused.” Jenny waves the Ukrainian flag at every show. “We have great support.”

Place for sweets

“You are truly unique. I’ve never met someone like you before,” was by Jeff Goldblum quick review of Melody Candy after Goldblum headlined two shows Saturday night at 24 Oxford at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Sweets donned a dress with a giant heart as a cape (and pulled smaller hearts out of her bra, tossing them to the crowd).

With Sweets offering curves and charisma, Goldblum and his band went through “My Baby Just Cares for Me”, “Love Me or Leave Me”, “Come On-A My House” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right”.

Goldblum riffed on Sweets’ name, “She’s Sweets, so sweets…” and the two displayed true chemistry onstage. Offstage there were bubbly conversations about the Rat Pack, Elvis and Jerry Lewis (Golblum spoke with Lewis about the role of Lewis’s son in “Max Rose” before the role went to Kevin Pollack).

Goldblum – a terrific jazz pianist – met each audience member before and after each show. We would support more of this show. The buzz about a possible return, even an extended engagement, starts here.

Keith in Utah

Sadness falls on the column as Randal Keith leave our town.

As Keith said on his Facebook page, “It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that I am leaving Las Vegas.” He was engaged for six months at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts at Snow Canyon State Park in Ivins, Utah.

We caught up with the great actor and bellowing baritone just after he arrived in town to open “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” at The Venetian. Keith also co-starred in “Showstoppers” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot”, both at the Encore Theatre; and in “Baz” at the Palazzo Theatre. Keith was known across the country as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” on tour and on Broadway.

We’ve also seen Keith in several appearances as The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas, as part of The Phat Pack of former “Phantom” performers. bruce Ewing, Randal Keith and Kevan Patriquinwith Phil Fortenberry at the piano.

A particularly memorable show was a Phat Pack show several years ago for around 50 people at the Plaza Showroom. I said at the time that it was the best collection of talent in front of a small crowd that I had ever seen. Keith was just as awesome in Enoch Augustus Scott The production of Baritones of Love, another show that should play for the masses.

Keith said in his outgoing message, “I will miss the incredibly talented community I have been blessed to be a part of over the past 15 years.” Dozens of friends on the Vegas entertainment scene feel the same way.

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John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. To follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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Aria and Park MGM Score Highest in Las Vegas Strip Casino Indoor Air Quality Survey https://scapa-lv.org/aria-and-park-mgm-score-highest-in-las-vegas-strip-casino-indoor-air-quality-survey/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 01:42:51 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/aria-and-park-mgm-score-highest-in-las-vegas-strip-casino-indoor-air-quality-survey/ Unidentified casino much worse than 27 other casinos surveyed LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A company that sells air-purifying products says there is a major hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip where the indoor air quality is at least four times worse than that from any of the other 27 complexes where measurements have been taken. […]]]>

Unidentified casino much worse than 27 other casinos surveyed

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A company that sells air-purifying products says there is a major hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip where the indoor air quality is at least four times worse than that from any of the other 27 complexes where measurements have been taken.

Wynd, the company that published The report in late January, doesn’t name the property, but says the air quality was 80 times worse than the air inside Aria Resort & Casino, the top-rated property. Park MGM — the Strip’s only smoke-free hotel and casino — had the second-highest air quality in the survey, and Wynn Las Vegas was third.

The study suggests that the air inside a quarter of the surveyed casinos was worse than an average day in Beijing.

Raymond Wu, CEO and founder of Wynd, said the company’s intent was not to single out the worst properties, but rather to celebrate resorts that do a good job of air quality. The list of properties where air quality was measured was not available from Wynd.

So why did Wynd investigate?

Wu said, “We wanted to produce the study as people go back inside.” He said his company had no business relationship with any of the named properties.

“Somehow it took a pandemic for people to realize that indoor air quality is critical to their health, productivity and safety,” he said.

But for others, the idea that any filtration system protects people from second-hand smoke is worse than a joke — it’s irresponsible.

Chris Moyer, communications manager for Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, questioned the motives behind a study by a for-profit air-purifying company that likely seeks clients in the casino industry. It points to documentation developed by engineers which dispels claims that HVAC systems do nothing more than deodorize the air.

Moyer is currently in the midst of a large-scale effort to close loopholes in New Jersey laws to stop casinos from allowing smoking after they went smoke-free following the COVID-19 pandemic. Moyer strongly criticizes statements by casinos that think they are protecting workers by improving their air circulation systems.

“Casinos are clinging to outdated business practices in 2022, and they’re knowingly exposing these employees to second-hand smoke,” Moyer said Friday.

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A demonstration in June 2019. (KLAS)

In Nevada, there isn’t even a whisper of a similar effort from non-smokers or casino employees.

A spokesperson for the American Lung Association told 8 News Now earlier this week that legislation may be the only way to change the situation. Park MGM remains the only smoke-free hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada is one of 22 states that does not have a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law.

“The American Lung Association will continue to advocate for strong smoke-free laws and policies. We urge other Nevada casinos to adopt a similar smoke-free policy for the health and safety of casino employees and patrons,” said JoAnna Strother, Senior Advocacy Director.

Air quality is not an issue in the workplace unless Nevada OSHA receives a formal complaint. There is no execution standard.

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Fontainebleau prepares to take on the iconic Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/fontainebleau-prepares-to-take-on-the-iconic-las-vegas-strip/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 15:26:23 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/fontainebleau-prepares-to-take-on-the-iconic-las-vegas-strip/ The pandemic has deprived Las Vegas of an important part of its economic model. Even after casinos were allowed to open (at first with lots of restrictions), big events stayed away. Conventions, involving large gatherings of people, made no sense in a time of social distancing and cancellations piled up, leaving Las Vegas without a […]]]>

The pandemic has deprived Las Vegas of an important part of its economic model. Even after casinos were allowed to open (at first with lots of restrictions), big events stayed away. Conventions, involving large gatherings of people, made no sense in a time of social distancing and cancellations piled up, leaving Las Vegas without a draw.

Conventions give people an excuse to go to Las Vegas. It’s very different from asking your partner or loved one to take a trip to Las Vegas for no other reason than to “have” to go to work.

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Ukrainian stars on the Las Vegas Strip: ‘Don’t shut up’ https://scapa-lv.org/ukrainian-stars-on-the-las-vegas-strip-dont-shut-up/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 06:55:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/ukrainian-stars-on-the-las-vegas-strip-dont-shut-up/ LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Local Ukrainian artists who perform nightly on the Las Vegas Strip continue to urge local residents to speak out against violence in Ukraine and continue to share the plight of their people on social media. social. For Ellariya Bohdanova, Anastasiya Melnychenko and Kateryna Sytnikova, a trio of performers from the […]]]>

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Local Ukrainian artists who perform nightly on the Las Vegas Strip continue to urge local residents to speak out against violence in Ukraine and continue to share the plight of their people on social media. social.

For Ellariya Bohdanova, Anastasiya Melnychenko and Kateryna Sytnikova, a trio of performers from the Las Vegas show Absinthe, they continue to be a support system for each other during this difficult time with turmoil overseas.

“Now every time I go to sleep I’m a little scared that I’ll wake up and hear worse news from my family,” Bohdanova said.

The challenge for the women, as well as for so many other Ukrainians living in the United States, continues to be the worry of their loved ones. They explain why, despite the dangers, many choose to stay in Ukraine.

“My father, he is not ready to leave Ukraine because he has his mother, my grandmother, ‘babushka’, whom he takes care of,” Bohdanova said.

“My mother says she’s not going to leave her house, because it will be worse. Old people, they don’t want to leave their homes,” Sytnikova said.

Melnychenko said she was relieved that her family got to safety in Romania. Many friends and loved ones, she said, want to stay to volunteer to help in any way they can.

“All the people are so united now. And my friends, it was like, ‘We’re not going to leave, even if we get the opportunity now, we don’t want to leave,’ she said.

“If they wanted to destroy our people and separate them, they actually did the opposite,” Melnychenko said.

Sytnikova called on social media for circus artists around the world to unite and express themselves together.

“Let us bring peace. Let’s stop this war,” Sytnikova said. “It’s about human rights. Don’t shut up,” she said.

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Here are all the big developments coming to the Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/here-are-all-the-big-developments-coming-to-the-las-vegas-strip/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 21:15:33 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/here-are-all-the-big-developments-coming-to-the-las-vegas-strip/ Las Vegas is in the midst of another transition that could change the city’s skyline and raise the city’s international profile. From attracting professional sports leagues to the city to attracting world-class artists to performance residencies, Las Vegas has been on a roll in recent years. With new and upcoming attractions, Sin City must grow. […]]]>

Las Vegas is in the midst of another transition that could change the city’s skyline and raise the city’s international profile.

From attracting professional sports leagues to the city to attracting world-class artists to performance residencies, Las Vegas has been on a roll in recent years.

With new and upcoming attractions, Sin City must grow.

Transportation, accommodation and other logistical issues will need to be ironed out before Vegas can reach its full potential and this week the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released details on where the city is headed.

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Southwest has good news for Caesars, MGM and the Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/southwest-has-good-news-for-caesars-mgm-and-the-las-vegas-strip/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 16:34:22 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/southwest-has-good-news-for-caesars-mgm-and-the-las-vegas-strip/ In a normal year, the Consumer Electronics Show pushes Las Vegas to capacity. Nearly 200,000 people attend the convention, filling hotels not just on the Las Vegas Strip, but just about any property in town. This year, while CES held an in-person trade show, many major exhibitors pulled out at the last minute due to […]]]>

In a normal year, the Consumer Electronics Show pushes Las Vegas to capacity. Nearly 200,000 people attend the convention, filling hotels not just on the Las Vegas Strip, but just about any property in town.

This year, while CES held an in-person trade show, many major exhibitors pulled out at the last minute due to an increase in Covid cases. CES did happen, but it drew around 15% to 20% of its normal crowd.

Instead of driving up prices to levels rarely seen at Strip casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment (CZR) – Get the report from Caesars Entertainment Inc. and MGM Resorts International (MGM) – Get the MGM Resorts International Reportthe rooms were empty and the casinos barely populated.

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1 dead, 13 injured in Las Vegas hookah lounge shooting | News from the United States and the world https://scapa-lv.org/1-dead-13-injured-in-las-vegas-hookah-lounge-shooting-news-from-the-united-states-and-the-world/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 16:57:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/1-dead-13-injured-in-las-vegas-hookah-lounge-shooting-news-from-the-united-states-and-the-world/ LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — One person died and 13 others were injured early Saturday morning in a shooting at a hookah lounge just east of the Las Vegas Strip. At approximately 3:15 a.m. on February 26, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were called to the 900 block of East Sahara Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — One person died and 13 others were injured early Saturday morning in a shooting at a hookah lounge just east of the Las Vegas Strip. At approximately 3:15 a.m. on February 26, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were called to the 900 block of East Sahara Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard to report gunshots.

According to Captain Dori Koren of the LVMPD, an adult male died from his injuries. Two victims are in critical condition and each of the injured has been taken to UMC and Sunrise hospitals. All are believed to be adults, police said.

Police worked to support victims by applying tourniquets to the injured and administering CPR.

Dillon Ancheta, a reporter for Hawaii News Now, a sister station to FOX5, reported seeing multiple patrols, firefighters and medical units responding to the scene before 4 a.m. A suspect or suspects are still outstanding. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521 or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Copyright 2021 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

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LAS VEGAS MONORAIL ONLY PROVIDES BAND TRANSPORT DURING THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LAS VEGAS HALF MARATHON AND 10K https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-only-provides-band-transport-during-the-rock-n-roll-las-vegas-half-marathon-and-10k/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 22:33:43 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-only-provides-band-transport-during-the-rock-n-roll-las-vegas-half-marathon-and-10k/ LA VEGAS – The Las Vegas Monorail will once again be the only transportation option on the Strip available during the 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon and 10K running on Sunday, February 27. This unique nighttime racing experience allows attendees to take full charge of one of the world’s most iconic streets, […]]]>

LA VEGAS – The Las Vegas Monorail will once again be the only transportation option on the Strip available during the 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon and 10K running on Sunday, February 27. This unique nighttime racing experience allows attendees to take full charge of one of the world’s most iconic streets, as the only private event to close Las Vegas Blvd.

In addition to ensuring participants have easy access to the race course and all of the weekend’s events and activities, race participants will also be able to take advantage of an exclusive discount on all multi-day passes. Tickets can be purchased here.

The Las Vegas Monorail offers seven stations along the Strip, with the Paris/Bally station being the closest to the Start Line Village, located behind Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Electronically purchased tickets can be downloaded directly to passengers’ mobile devices for added convenience. More information about this option is available at https://www.lvmonorail.com/mobile-ticketing/

The race schedule and locations are as follows:

Thursday February 24

Health & Fitness Expo presented by Resorts World Las Vegas
Location: Resorts World Las Vegas
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday February 25

Health & Aptitude Expo presented by Resorts World Las Vegas
Location: Resorts World Las Vegas
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Access to the party for runners and spectators (with runner benefits bracelet)
Location: Jewel Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino
Time: 10:30 p.m.

Saturday February 26
Health & Fitness Expo presented by Resorts World Las Vegas
Location: Resorts World Las Vegas
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 5K
Location: Downtown Las Vegas / Las Vegas Blvd.
Start time: 5:00 p.m.

Saturday night concert and festival (Again Entertainment)
Location: Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
Party: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Access to the party for runners and spectators (with runner’s perks wristband)
Venue: Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand
Time: 10:30 p.m.

Sunday February 27

Half Marathon & 10K
Location: Start Village (located behind Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino)To start up
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Access to the party for runners and spectators (with runner benefits bracelet)
Location: Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Time: 10:30 p.m.

For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to buy tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672) or visit www.LVMonorail.com.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS MONORAIL

The Las Vegas Monorail provides a fast and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, connecting passengers to world-class restaurants, shows, shopping, nightclubs, spas, hotels and casinos. Within minutes, monorail riders can cruise the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable, and clean environment without the hassle of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system consists of seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SAHARA Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to buy tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.LVMonorail.com.

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Las Vegas Advisor: Iconic Vegas Strip Volcano Will Soon Stop Erupting https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-advisor-iconic-vegas-strip-volcano-will-soon-stop-erupting/ Sun, 13 Feb 2022 10:08:50 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-advisor-iconic-vegas-strip-volcano-will-soon-stop-erupting/ ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2008 After more than 30 years of daily explosions at the Mirage, it has been confirmed that the volcano will be demolished as part of the resort’s full rebranding to Hard Rock. The days are numbered for the iconic volcano on the Las Vegas Strip. After more than 30 years of […]]]>

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    After more than 30 years of daily explosions at the Mirage, it has been confirmed that the volcano will be demolished as part of the resort’s full rebranding to Hard Rock.

The days are numbered for the iconic volcano on the Las Vegas Strip.

After more than 30 years of daily explosions at the Mirage, it has been confirmed that the volcano will be demolished as part of the resort’s full rebranding to Hard Rock.

When the Volcano was introduced in 1989, it was the first of several free shows that were introduced around that time, including the Pirate Battle at Treasure Island, the Fountains at Bellagio, and the Light Show at Fremont Street Experience.

The volcano space is expected to be used for an advertised guitar-shaped hotel tower. No demolition date has been announced.

Rams favored: The Los Angeles Rams are 4-point favorites against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl. The game’s total opened at 50 and stabilized at 48.5. The betting handle is expected to increase significantly from last year’s pandemic-hampered results.

Re-adjustment of the ghost bar: The Ghostbar returns to the Palms. The rooftop nightclub which opened in 2001 is considered one of the first “ultralounges”. It became Apex Social Club in 2018 for a short time before the resort closed, but will resume its famous name when the Palms reopen this spring.

Just for Laughs: Wiseguys Comedy Las Vegas has opened in the downtown arts district. The club offers paid shows and free open-mic nights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Question: What is the betting line on how long it will take to sing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl?

Responnse: The bet on the national anthem proposal has become a staple of the Super Bowl. This year’s line on how long it will take Mickey Guyton to sing the anthem is 1:35. That’s a low mark considering last year’s time was 2:17 and seven of the past nine have exceeded two minutes. You can’t bet this “prop” in the Las Vegas sports books; it is set up in the offshore books only.


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