Las Vegas Sports Book News – Mandalay Bay Sports Book Upgrades Finally Happening?

If there is one Las Vegas sports book that’s first in line for a remodel, it’s Mandalay Bay. The Mandalay Bay sports book in itself is not a bad space, but screens, seating, and odds boards have remained unchanged since the property opened in 1999. With the Raiders coming to town, MGM is exploring how to integrate the new attraction of an NFL … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – What I’m Thankful For

A list of what I’m thankful for just about every Las Vegas sports book on or near the Las Vegas Strip. SouthPoint – Thankful that your sports book has a liberal free drink ticket policy, cheap hot dogs at the sports book, and the adjacent Del Mar Lounge with tons of screens and $2 drafts. Silverton – It’s great to see that nice new … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book News – Hooters Sports Book Gets Better. Much Better.

Over the past several years, Hooters has been a perennial after thought as far as Las Vegas sports books go. Tucked away behind the Tropicana, Hooters is known as a “value” resort with a no-nonsense “classic” Vegas look…..the sports book pretty much followed suit.   Upgrades have been completed at the Hooters sports book, and you … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book News and Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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...]