Las Vegas Sports Book News – CG Technology Sports Books Going Away

CG Technology Sports Book at The Venetian

CG Technology is on the auction block and there are a few UK based bookmakers that may be in play to acquire the company. In addition to William Hill, online sportsbook operator Paddy Power/Betfair will be involved in the bidding as well. Betfair/Paddy Power is the world's largest internet betting exchange and are big players abroad. CG Technology … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – Big Changes Over the Years

Imperial Palace Sports Book 1988 - 2012 (photo March Madness in Vegas Facebook Group)

At first glance, present day Las Vegas sports books aren’t much different than when I first discovered the sports betting palaces in the desert back in the early 90s. If you dig a little deeper however, a lot has changed in Las Vegas sports book land – some for the good and some for the bad depending on your point of view. It’s easy to say … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – What’s Ahead in 2016

A William Hill Sports Book Location Comes to the Mid-Strip as William Hill will operate out of Casino Royale

Las Vegas is an ever changing landscape of resorts, restaurants, casinos, bars, attractions….one can go on and on about the changes that happen in Sin City from year to year. Las Vegas sports books are no different as changes to these sports palaces occur every year. Here’s a look at what’s ahead in Las Vegas sports book land for … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – Hammer Time in Week 1 of NFL

Things Went for "Joe Public" at Vegas Sports Books in Week 1 of NFL

Congrats Las Vegas sports book bettors – you hammered the sports books on Sunday. Las Vegas sports books were hit hard by sports bettors as NFL favorites went 9-4 against the spread on the first Sunday of pro football. When favorites win, sports books generally don’t do well as the public leans towards the chalk when making bets at the sports … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – 10 Fun Facts

Las Vegas Sports Book

Las Vegas Sports Books – 10 Fun Facts Las Vegas sports books come in all shapes and sizes, with some of them looking like sports viewing palaces while others simply providing a betting counter and a few areas to sit. Las Vegas sports books have been around for a while, originally popping up in Vegas as independently run store fronts that … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book Adventure

William Hill Sports Book at Primm Resort

Las Vegas Sports Books My 24-hour sports book mission this past Saturday in Las Vegas took me from a great sports book in the middle of the desert to frolicking on Fremont Street Downtown. I stayed at Downtown Grand for the first time, had some tasty "Vegasy" food, watched a TON of college football, won some sports bets and lost others. Here are … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books That Need to Upgrade Their Screens

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Las Vegas sports books come in all shapes and sizes. Large "Super" books, sleek boutique style spaces, and old school no-nonsense sports books can be had all over town depending on what tickles your fancy. I've spent a day at the cozy, yet very cool, confines of the The D sports book and then headed to The LVH the next day just to change things … [Read more...]

Exploring Las Vegas as Football Season Kicks Off – A 48 Hour Vegas Sports Book Adventure

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Labor Day weekend marks the kick-off of Las Vegas sports book season as throngs of sports bettors descend on Vegas for the opening weekend of college football. The NFL is also just days away from kick-off and betting action on all of the week one pro football games is hot and heavy at the ticket windows. I spent a couple of days in my favorite town … [Read more...]