Tailgate Time: Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia Hosting Eagles Pre-Game Block Party, FanDuel Betting

Written By Bill Gelman on September 17, 2021Last Updated on November 15, 2021
Eagles gameday festivities at Live! Philadelphia

Hey Philadelphia Eagles bettors, when watching the weekly NFL games, do you have a sudden desire to be surrounded by your fellow Birds fans?

We aren’t talking about one or two others. This would be a whole flock, mostly dressed in dark green jerseys. Well, South Jersey residents, the solution is a short drive away at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia.

And it’s footsteps away from Lincoln Financial Field.

For every home game, including Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff versus the San Francisco 49ers, it’s home to the region’s “ultimate pre-game tailgate party.”

This weekend’s festivities include an appearance by former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter from 10 a.m.-noon. He was part of the Super Bowl team that lost to the New England Patriots.

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More details on the Live! Eagles events

For home games, the pre-game tailgate block parties will begin three hours before kickoff and last through the first quarter. The event is free to attend. It will take place outside the Darien Street entrance. Here is a small sampling of what to expect:

  • Food trucks
  • Full-service bars
  • DJs
  • Giveaways
  • Special appearances from home team alumni
  • Cornhole

Of course with Live! being a casino, the good, or shall we say lucky, times will extend indoors to the gaming floor where over $30,000 in prizes will be up for grabs. The list includes free slot play, game tickets, and Live! apparel.

Live! is also home to Sports & Social Philly featuring the 52-foot LED display and 24 big-screen TVs. The property also features a FanDuel Sportsbook. More importantly, for NJ sports betting customers, the app (along with your wallet) will work in Pennsylvania. Mobile bettors will just need to select Pennsylvania as the state when visiting the property.

What about watching Eagles away games at Live! Philadelphia?

Come NFL Week 3, the Eagles have a Monday Night Football game at the Dallas Cowboys. So there will be no pre-game tailgating festivities. However, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia will still be extending open invites to Birds fans. The property is being dubbed “football central” for all Philadelphia away games.

The first 50 fans to arrive are welcomed with a free beer and gift. Word is there will be some green-themed cocktails available. The Eagles-Cowboys game (along with other away contests) will be shown on the 4K media wall.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate our first Philadelphia football season here in the Stadium District – just steps away from all the exciting game-day action,” said Mario Maesano, senior vice president of marketing at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. “The atmosphere that Live! provides to Philadelphia sports fans is unmatched. We can’t wait to welcome guests to our tailgate block party celebrations and cheer on the home team with them.”

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Bill Gelman has been reporting on the NJ gambling market since 2018, right around when the Garden State launched sports betting. Bill transitioned from lead writer for Play NJ and NJ Gambling Sites to his current role as managing editor in 2020. Besides offering in-depth analysis on NJ gambling market trends and news, Bill regularly sits down with Atlantic City casino industry executives to offer readers exclusive interviews and comprehensive coverage. Bill received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College. He has contributed to other Catena Media sites including The Lines, Legal Sports Report, PlayPennsylvania and PlayCanada.

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