How many teams participate in the Las Vegas Invitational presented by the Riviera Hotel & Casino?

The Las Vegas Invitational presented by the Riviera Hotel and Casino has seen rapid growth in participating teams over the past few years. In 2011, 177 competed at the LVI. 2012 saw an increase to 232 teams competing as well as the addition of the Men’s College CRC qualifier 7’s division for a wildcard spot in at the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship Invitational. For 2013, we had over 240 teams competing, and in 2014 we saw the same steady growth. For 2015, we are hoping for 275+ teams!


What is the cost of team registration?

There are two different registration prices available for teams participating in the LVI. Teams that plan on competing can pay a fee of $400 per team entered. However, there is also an opportunity to register at a discounted rate of $150 per team before October 1, 2014 if you select to stay at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, the official LVI Hotel. You must reserve your hotel stay and meet the minimum number of room requirements to be eligible for the $250 rebate. Minimum hotel stay required: 7′s Team = 3 rooms for 3 nights or 9 room nights; 10′s Team = 4 rooms for 3 nights or 12 room nights; 15′s Team = 6 rooms for 3 nights or 18 room nights.

Note: teams will be charged the full amount of $400 until the minimum hotel room requirements can be verified, and teams will not be eligible for the discounted ticket rates until rooms have been verified. The registration fee rebate will be processed in Jan. 2015 for all teams that meet the minimum room requirements.

Can I pay one registration fee and enter multiple teams in multiple divisions?

No. Any rugby club that enters multiple sides in multiple divisions to participate in the LVI must pay a registration fee for a team in each division.

What are the benefits of staying at the Riviera Hotel and Casino?

Not only will your team receive a $250 discount (before October 1st) on your LVI Registration, but you will also be getting some of the most exclusive room rates in Las Vegas! In addition to saving money on your registration, there are discounts on 3-Day General Admission tickets, Shuttles will be available for LVI teams from the Riviera Hotel and Casino to Sam Boyd Stadium and Heritage Park on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

How many tickets will my club be able to purchase at discount if we meet the requirements of staying at the Riviera Hotel and Casino?

Each registered team can purchase a maximum of 50 tickets at the special LVI discount.

I reserved room nights at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, but have not received my $250 registration refund.  What should I do?

 If you have reserved your rooms at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, please email proof or reservation to the LVI Tournament Director at jhinkin@unitedworldsports.com to arrange a refund discount on your team’s LVI Registration.

 How do I enter my team into the LVI?

You can enter your team by going to www.LVIrugby.com and entering your team’s information and payment information.  If you have questions before you register, feel free to contact the LVI Tournament Director, Jon Hinkin, at 702-267-8354 or jhinkin@unitedworldsports.com.

 Will there be a shuttle from the LVI Hotel to the Stadium?

Yes! Shuttles will be available for LVI teams from the Riviera Hotel and Casino to Sam Boyd Stadium and Heritage Park on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Passes are available through the LVI Registration site or on site at the hotel. Passes are $40 per person for all four days and offer unlimited rides to and from the Stadium to any shuttle stop.

Is USA Sevens offering any additional transportation options?

 Yes!  USA Sevens has partnered with Dollar Rent A Car to offer USA Sevens Fans discounted rates on rental cars.

How does my team receive permission to tour from USA Rugby if we are an International touring side?

 Any International touring sides, must contact Lucy Zugschwert at lzugschwert@usarugby.org for permission to tour agreements.

My team is not registered with USA Rugby or I am not sure if our registration is up-to-date.  What should I do?

 Please be aware, all teams participating in the LVI must be registered and in good standing with USA Rugby.  If your team is not registered, you can CLICK HERE to register your team or contact Lucy Zugschwert at lzugschwert@usarugby.org for assistance.

Thank You for your entry. Good luck!