March BBall Tournament HQ surrounds fans with 9 huge screens in Theater

February 20, 2012 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower will host the ultimate viewing party, March BBall Tournament HQ from Thursday, March 15 to Sunday, March 18, 2012. College basketball fans will experience four days of non-stop playoff action inside the newly remodeled Stratosphere Theater.

March BBall Tournament HQ is the only showroom in Las Vegas where viewers are surrounded by nine huge theater-style screens featuring all the best games and unobstructed views. March BBall Tournament HQ will be open to the public 21 years and older, and admission is free. $3 and $6 food specials will include breakfast items from 8am-11am and a Build Your Own Street Taco Nacho Bar that will open at 11am. Guests will also enjoy $5 pitchers

of Budweiser and Bud Light, a cash bar, live betting stations and live blackjack games dealt by entertainment dealers.

The Stratosphere Theater was recently remodeled and now features comfortable new chairs, reupholstered booths, new carpeting and acoustical wall panels. Unlike other Las Vegas sporting venues that have cramped theater-style seating, the Stratosphere Theater offers new table and booth seating with plenty of elbow room for food, drinks and betting slips. During sporting events such as this, free Wifi is also provided—so guests are encouraged to bring their laptops.

“The first weekend of ‘Madness’ is the most exciting time of the year for college basketball fans, and our showroom experience is unparalleled,” says Ed Malinowski, Director of Race & Sports. “With great fabulous food and drink specials, nine theater-style screens, blackjack and sports betting, we’ve created the ultimate environment for the start of the tournament.”

March BBall Playoff Tournament Schedule
Thursday, March 15                    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 16                         8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 17                     9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 18                       8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.   

For more information or to book a room at the Stratosphere, call 1-800-998-6937 or visit

About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live and the BITE LAS VEGAS show. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).