Monte Carlo Race and Sports Book
Seats: Approximately 150
Screens: One jumbo screen and approximately 20 regular sized monitors
The Monte Carlo sports book was recently reconfigured and has more of a lounge feel now than the former set up, which was the typical desks and chairs configuration. There are a number of lounge-style couches and tables throughout the sportsbook, which are extremely comfortable and creates a perfect place for a group to enjoy the sports action. The couches and tables are reminiscent of the Aria’s sportsbook (also an MGM Resorts property) but with less pretense. The Monte Carlo’s sportsbook is actually a hidden gem – it is comfortable, the cocktail servers are on the ball, and the ticket writers are friendly and attentive.
Drinks you ask? The ticket writers are generous with drink tickets and the cocktail servers are very attentive and quick with the refreshments. The Pub is a nice space with a lot of TV screens and a huge beer selection – the food is sports bar quality. A food court nearby has several options for a quick bite to eat, but the the food options at the Monte Carlo are ordinary – the only knock to an otherwise enjoyable sportsbook.
Odds and Ends: If you need to stretch the legs a bit, Diablo’s Cantina, located in the front of the casino facing the strip, usually has solid drink specials going at different hours of the day and night. The Cantina has a walk up bar window where one can occasionally score $2 margaritas with coupons that are handed out to passers by. They are mighty refreshing and, for 2 bucks, they are worth the short walk outside. If you care to sit inside of Diablo’s, there are booths and a cool bar area with flat screens showing sports.