Kentucky Derby in Vegas

Kentucky Derby in Vegas

Watching the Kentucky Derby in Vegas is more than mint juleps and showy hats, it’s also a chance for some of the town’s casinos and sports books to get in on the fun of what is called “The Most Exciting 2 Minutes in Sports.”  Of course, Las Vegas isn’t exactly Kentucky, but a few places, on and off the strip, are hosting Kentucky Derby parties on Saturday, May 6. Post time for the Kentucky Derby is at 3:25 Las Vegas (Pacific) time but all of the Kentucky Derby in Vegas events will start several hours prior.

This is not the type of list you’d find for Super Bowl or March Madness of course, but whether you are a hard core horse racing fan or just a casual pony bettor, these Kentucky Derby in Vegas events are a lot of fun. And of course, every single sports book in town will be showing the race. Here are a few of the Kentucky Derby in Vegas events going on around town.

Kentucky Derby Vegas

Westgate Super Book – Derby Central: Friday Noon – 3pm. The Westgate will host handicapping seminars on Friday to talk about the Kentucky Oaks and of course the Derby. Prizes will be ginen out as well.

SouthPoint – Ballroom: Free drinks for horseplayers as well as food specials and betting stations. Handicapping seminar at 9 am.

Lagasse’s Stadium at Palazzo – Kentucky Derby menu on Saturday (fried green tomatoes, Kentucky Hot Brown etc.). Premium mint juleps for $14. Race to be shown on all screens. 

El Cortez – $5 mint juleps all day Saturday. Race shown in the sports book.

Beer Park at Paris – Mint juleps and food specials all day Saturday. Rooftop viewing of the race.

Umami Burger at SLS – Mint Juleps all day with food specials. William Hill souvenir glass with $20 wager at the connected sports book.

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