Las Vegas Sports Book News and Notes

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News & Notes from Las Vegas Sports Book Land BIG GAME IN VEGAS This year’s Nevada sports book betting handle was $138.5 million – a 4.5% uptick from last year and the largest handle ever for the Super Bowl. Sports books made a profit of just under $11 million. Under the total of 59 was a popular bet that seemed to help sports books … [Read more...]

Best Las Vegas Sports Books – The California Sports Book in Downtown Vegas

The New Sports Book at The California Gets a Thumbs Up

What does the California Hotel/Casino in Downtown Vegas have in common with the swanky Cosmoplitan located on the Vegas Strip? Not much. However, both properties have recently re-located their below average second floor sports books to the first floor casino areas of their respective properties. The California contained what … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – The Forgotten 3 Mid Strip

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A portion of the center strip area of Las Vegas Boulevard has also been a “no man’s land” for sports bettors as historically, the Flamingo, Harrah’s, and Casino Royale left a lot to be desired in terms of sports book amenities. Heck, Casino Royale didn’t even have a sports book until earlier this year. The aforementioned “forgotten … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book News – New Look for Harrah’s Sports Book

The Old School Look of the Harrah's Sports Book Is No More as a Current Remodel Will Modernize the Space

If you would have made a list of potential Caesars Entertainment operated sports books to be remodeled, Harrah's would have been on the bottom of the list. With Caesars run spots such as Flamingo, Bally's, Rio, and Caesars Palace itself, it's mildly surprising to see  that Caesars chose the Harrah's sports book to get the makeover. The Vital … [Read more...]

Best Las Vegas Sports Books – Casino Royale Review

$1 Michelob is About as Cheap as it Gets on the Strip

Casino Royale can be considered “the dump that jumps” given its $1 Michelob bottles, low table limits, and cheap grub - such as $2.50 foot long hot dogs and the Southwest’s only White Castle burger joint. Casino Royale is the antithesis to the other mega resorts on the strip, and for the low roller who likes to throw a few bucks on a ball … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book News – Bad Form by Caesars Palace

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Some time ago, I posted an article on this site about how the Caesars Palace sports book chopped their space in half and incorporated reserved seating. The iconic Las Vegas sports book that I spent many a day at in the 90's had changed things up - on busy sports days, prime seats are now reserved for upper tier Total Rewards players. Gone are the … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book News – Is Encore Getting a Sports Book?

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Encore, the sister hotel & casino property directly adjacent to Wynn does not have a poker room or a sports book. Reportedly, Encore is in the process of possibly soon having both. The Las Vegas Advisor reported that the poker room at Wynn will be moving to Encore – this will free up a substantial space in the Wynn property as the poker room … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book News – Odds are Better for Food & Drink Bargains Downtown

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With football season in full swing and many people scheduled to hit Vegas over the next several months to watch and bet on sports, many sports books patrons are trying to figure out where to hang out on a football weekend. Invariably, one of the main things on top of everyone’s list is “free or cheap drinks,” which is easier said than done … [Read more...]

A New Vegas Sports Book Coming to the Strip

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With the announcement last week that it will be opening its first mid-strip sports book location, William Hill continues to expand locations and upgrade sports book spaces around Las Vegas. William Hill recently upgraded its State Line location in Primm Nevada, which is frequented by commuters as well as weekend gambling visitors. Also, with the … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – How Much Should You Tip?

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Tipping at a Las Vegas Sports Book In Las Vegas, you are under no obligation to tip anyone - the onus of providing a tip depends on the service you receive. A good server at a restaurant who is attentive, the cab driver that zips along traffic and doesn’t long haul you, or the valet that sprints to get your vehicle all deserve some love. What … [Read more...]