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Eck-Rated Tales From Vegas: Air B & Benj


You probably heard that the Formula 1 race is coming to Vegas in November, and you probably heard that the prices for the tickets and hotel rooms are GINORMOUS!

Most hotels are charging a few more bucks for the day before and day of the race as compared to a normal room rate.

EVERY hotel is doing it.

Just one example is the Stratosphere at the North end of the Strip. The F1 cars will not be passing by the Strat, so the prices for a room are WAY lower than the big hotels in the middle of the Strip that will cost a few thousand.

You can book the Strat for $520 on Friday and Saturday (race day), and if you're looking to extend by a day, Sunday will cost you ONLY $79 bones.

So with every hotel almost booked solid and the prices out of control, that's when we decided to open up AIR B & BENJ!

Lets compare.

If you wanna book the Bellagio Fountain Club, they provide unrivaled track and fountain views.

If you wanna book AIR B & BENJ, we provide an unrivaled view of Lake Mead from my patio.

The Bellagio will have meet and greets with F1 ambassadors & some famous celebs.

AIR B & BENJ will have meet and greets with Mrs. Ecks-Rated, my neighbor Joe, and my beautiful boxer dog named Philly.

The Bellagio will provide an unlimited curated menu by celebrated chefs.

AIR B & BENJ will provide a limited breakfast consisting of a piece of matzo, butter and cream cheese optional, a cup of coffee and 2 Chips Ahoy! cookies WITH Candy Blasts.

The Bellagio will provide a premium bar featuring selections by master mixologists and sommeliers.

AIR B & BENJ will ask you to bring your own bottle (BYOB) and we also have NO IDEA what a sommelier is.

The Bellagio's 3-day race ticket...$11,247 PER PERSON!

AIR B & BENJ's 3-day race ticket......$247 PER PERSON!

AIR B & BENJ has room for eight people, and it would be great if you know each other. We have a full bedroom that sleeps two on a queen mattress. Two couches in the living room and four chaise lounges on the patio with that MILLION DOLLAR view of Lake Mead.

The only real issue is all eight have to share one bathroom. Not really that big of an ask when you would be paying over $90,000, before taxes and resort fees, at the Bellagio. Compare that to $1976 bucks at AIR B & BENJ, NO taxes, NO resort fees, but we will have to charge $7.00 a night for WiFi.

The reservation desk is now open, and when you Email ([email protected]), PLZ use the code, BENJ-SAVES-BIG-BUCKS!!! 


Benjamin Eckstein is a nationally syndicated sportswriter/oddsmaker. His column, America's Line, with the Ecks & Bacon appetizer, has run in the New York Daily News and over 100 other papers since 1988. You can follow him online at He is beloved by most, when he picks winners, and detested by others, when he picks the occasional loser. If you wanna piece of Eck, hit his Email...[email protected].