Published August 21, 2009
The Super Bowl of Flip Cup
Between widespread steroid use, the occasional dogfight and the curious ubiquity of the seven-button suit,
the professional sporting scene has lost some of its luster these days.
But if you look outside the stadiums, away from the money, the cameras and the fame, there are still a few
places where the pure athletic spirit can triumph.
For instance, at Hooters.
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourselves for the last true sporting event, The World's Largest Flip Cup
Tournament, coming to the Hooters Casino Hotel on October 11 and taking registrations now.
Basically, you've got seven weeks to get your wrist flick back into shape. (After all, the top teams can run
down a line of six cups in just over 12 seconds.) You remember the chug-and-flip game from countless frat
parties, dinner dates and family reunions, but now it has graduated into an annual gathering of hundreds of
beer-sport enthusiasts, who come from all corners of the country to show off their skills and collectively
dispose of more than 2400 pints of beer.
Your grand prize, should you succeed: a weeklong Jamaican spring break package. (Runner-up prizes include
the finest inflatable beer pong table money can buy—which should be a big hit the next time you're at
the Hard Rock pool.) But even if you get knocked out early—and really, at this level, it's an honor
just to compete—you'll still have an open bar to keep you busy. And since it wouldn't be Vegas without
showgirls, there'll be a few Hooters Calendar Girls working the crowd with copies of their latest
We hear it's the best work Ms. April's ever done.
The World's Largest Flip Cup Tournament
at Hooters Casino Hotel
115 E. Tropicana Ave
(at Las Vegas Blvd S.)
Las Vegas, NV 89109