March Madness in Vegas: ‘Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s Eve combined into one’ Ray Brewer, Las Vegas Sun · March 16, 2018 at 5:00 am The saying was repeated all day: The next best thing to being at the NCAA Tournament is being in Las Vegas for the tournament. Being here, actually, could be slightly better. Our over-the-top parties have cheap eats, easy access to betting stations and games displayed on state-of-the-art television screens. It is a big reason why nearly 4 million visited last March. Thursday, I got a taste of the madness, Las Vegas style. I visited six properties and met some pretty awesome people along the way. Here are some of the stories.