Book a pre-game aqua massage at Qua Baths and Spa if you must, but try to get to the sports book early enough get a seat around one of the coffee tables with its own flat-screen TV. Mandalay Bay has an excellent sports book housed in a huge, open room with seating for 300 and multiple jumbo TVs. Four elevated skyboxes are available to give private groups a luxury box experience. Resort attractions to check out before or after the game include the famous Mirage volcano, the tropical rainforest in the atrium, a giant saltwater aquarium behind the registration desk, and Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Mirage also is home to Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE.

Caesar’s Palace: The sports book at Caesar’s Palace is old-school Vegas located in the heart of the Strip. Food is served there or Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill is located nearby.

There is no better place to watch football than a sports book, especially if you want to wager on your favorite team. With comfortable armchair seating and walls of large screen TVs to keep track of all the games, they’re also the perfect place for sports fans to cheer on their teams. Enjoy cocktail service during the game and choose among the resort’s numerous options for post-game dining, including restaurants by celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, and Joel Robuchon.

While you can find a sports book at any of the big Vegas casinos, these sports books will satisfy any fan of the game while providing easy access to all the great shopping, shows, and dining the Strip has to offer:

Mirage: The Mirage boasts a destination “megabook” with arena seating and lots of big screen TVs for watching the games. Las Vegas time) to have gospel brunch at nearby House of Blues. Bettors drink for free and food is available nearby at California Pizza Kitchen and Carnegie Deli. After the game, explore the world of exotic marine predators at the resort’s Shark Reef Aquarium.. (See below for a football gambling primer.) A sports book is the part of the casino where gamblers can bet on almost any sporting competition, from football to horse racing to golf. Allow enough time before kick-off on Sunday morning (remember, NFL games start at 10:00 a.m. Have your guy hold your seat while you sneak over to the Forum Shops at halftime.

Mandalay Bay: You may want to stay here for the upscale resort experience, outstanding dining options, and awesome pool, but there’s no need to leave to watch football. The room cavernous and dark with 250 seats, lots of standing room, and TVs everywhere. Most sports books have cocktail service (complimentary if you’re betting) or full-service bars, and many have snack bars or an adjacent deli.

MGM Grand: The sports book at MGM Grand has a stylish theater-in-the round feel with seating for 104 and nearly 100 TVs