No Football or March Madness? A Trip to a Las Vegas Sports Book Still Offers a Lot of Options

March Madness has concluded and football won’t kickoff for several months. Even so, there’s plenty cooking in Las Vegas sports books between now and the start of NFL and College football.


Major League Baseball betting is not as glamorous as football or March Madness, however there are some nice odds that can be had betting MLB, especially when you go the parlay route. MLB games run just about every day throughout the summer so there are plenty of betting opportunities available – money lines, run lines, and totals can be played and some spots will offer select prop plays.

Cantor Sports Books Offer Daily Fantasy Style Baseball Wagers

Cantor Sports Books Offer Daily Fantasy Style Baseball Wagers







Cantor sports books (Venetian, Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock) offers a fantasy baseball related bet called The Cantor 6 and The Wynn has a daily prop bet for total runs for the day (all teams combined) as well as if there will be a no hitter pitched on that day. The odds on the no-hitter bet is usually around 40-1. If you choose to bet there won’t be a no-hitter on the day, be prepared to lay around $5,000 to win $100.

The Masters (Mid April)

This classic golf event takes plenty of action in Las Vegas sports books. Odds to win The Masters are offered on all golfers competing at Augusta. The Masters also kicks off golf prop bets that are offered for the 4 major championships. LVH offers an over/under bet on the number of majors Tiger Woods will win. So you can root for, or against, Tiger all summer long.

Kentucky Derby  (1st Sat. in May)

The first Saturday in May is a busy one for most Las Vegas sports books as Kentucky Derby wagering attracts both expert and novice horse bettors alike. Caesars Palace serves up mint juleps to horse racing fans on Derby Day and several sports books (Wynn and LVH to name a couple) also offer prop bets on the race to add to the fun. It’s always interesting to see the odds on whether or not there will be a Triple Crown winner fluctuate during the Triple Crown races.

Several Las Vegas Resorts Hold Kentucky Derby Parties

Several Las Vegas Resorts Hold Kentucky Derby Parties









Kentucky Derby parties are held at several locations around town as well, although most of those are found Downtown (El Cortez) or off-strip (South Point, Orleans, and Gold Coast). will post a list of Las Vegas Kentucky Derby Parties well ahead of Derby Day.

NBA  (Finals Mid June)

NBA playoff action gets hot and heavy as spring winds down and there are several prop bets offered at various sports books during the NBA finals in early-mid June.

NHL (Stanley Cup June)

The run to the NHL championship begins in late spring and culminates in the Stanley Cup Final in June.  Updated Stanley Cup Odds

Summer horse racing, NASCAR, Wimbledon Tennis, and Soccer, which includes European leagues as well as World Cup Qualifiers, will all happen during the summer months with odds and point spreads available at most Las Vegas sports books. Even without football or March Madness, there’s plenty to keep the sports book fan entertained in Las Vegas during the toasty summer months.

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