National Finals Rodeo kicks off with many casino deals
November 29, 2016 3:02 AM
by H. Scot Krause
National Finals Rodeo (NFR) kicks off this week with many casinos around town getting involved along with an upcoming month of holiday specials!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Buckin’ Bull Party at The Fremont, including the mechanical bull-riding competition and bikini bull-riding, has been cancelled. The Filament bar will still host free NFR viewing parties from now through Dec. 10.
Professional rodeo announcer Jody Carper will lend his voice during the action. All that participants need to bring is their courage as there will be a coach on-site to assist. Contestants can practice their skills during the NFR Viewing Party for just $5 per ride, then buckle up for the competition at 9 p.m. each night.
They will be scored by three special guest judges: Troy Lerwill, the six-time PRCA Comedy Act of the Year winner; Ronald Burton, celebrated rodeo clown and featured participant in the award-winning documentary, “Man in the Can;” and Dennis Halstead, four-time Canadian Professional Rodeo Entertainer of the Year. The top three scorers will receive $500 in prizes and a championship buckle each session. Plus, don’t miss bikini bull-riding, Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, after the Buckin’ Bull Party contest concludes.
The hotel-casino transforms into the ultimate NFR headquarters with themed menus, country music entertainment, viewing parties and room specials, Dec. 1-10. HRH is an official NFR host hotel. The property will offer a live NFR feed at all casino bars and a free nightly shuttle service to and from the Thomas & Mack Center. For more information visit www.hardrockhotel.com.
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Beer Park will celebrate NFR with specials and all-day viewing parties, Dec. 1-10. NFR events will be shown on dozens of high-definition TVs, with games visible from every seat in the venue.
Fans can enjoy specials on whisky and indulge in tailgate-style barbecue classics, including the guacamole beef brisket burger, cooked over Budweiser beechwood and hardwood charcoal, topped with spicy pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayo and crispy jalapeño peppers, $10.95; pulled pork sandwich, beechwood smoked, bone-in pork shoulder, with BBQ sauce and jalapeño slaw, $11.95; and prime rib cap steak with crinkle cut garlic fries, lemon and black pepper baconnaise, for sharing, $25.95.
Fantasy, the award-winning adult revue, will offer an exclusive deal for NFR attendees – two tickets for the price of one with proof of rodeo attendance, Dec. 1-10. Tickets start at $39, plus taxes and fees. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, online at www.luxor.com or by calling 800-557-7428. Fantasy performs nightly at 10:30 p.m.
Local Code Club members are invited to enjoy 50 percent off at Katsuya, Cleo, Umami Burger, 800 Degrees, and Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen. This offer is available for Las Vegas locals only, with valid ID and Code card, Dec. 1-10.
There will be a Jack Daniel’s Giveaway, Dec. 1-10. Participants can redeem points for one Jack Daniel’s Gift Set for every 500 base points earned daily. The Gift Set includes one 100 ml bottle of Tennessee Honey, one 100 ml bottle of Tennessee Fire and one 100 ml bottle of Tennessee Whiskey. A maximum of five Gift Sets may be earned per day during the promotion period.
Until next week… good luck and good gaming!