Best Las Vegas Sports Books – Most Underrated on the Strip

I was recently asked by The Vegas Fanboy Podcast to provide my opinion on the most underrated Las Vegas sports book. There are many around town that I’d consider underrated (SouthPoint, Orleans, Tropicana), however based on overall factors like seating and location, TI is the one. 

Treasure Island (TI)

TI should be considered the most underrated sports book in all of Vegas, and most definitely on the Vegas Strip. In the summer of 2014, TI removed its old screens, which were the original projection screens mounted on the sports book walls in 1993 when TI first opened. In their place, ultra HD screens were installed, which rival any sports book screens currently on the strip.

These small, vaseline covered original screens at the TI sports book have been replaced.

These small, vaseline covered  screens at the TI sports book are no more

The newer screens at the TI sports book are more like it!

The newer screens at the TI sports book are more like it!

Also, With the exception of Super Bowl and March Madness of course, you will most likely find a nice place to sit and enjoy watching a sporting event. The neighboring Mirage usually attracts the big crowds and there has never been a time, in my experience, where finding a seat at TI has been an issue.

TI Sports Book - HD screens and easy free drink tickets

TI Sports Book – HD screens and easy free drink tickets

Free drink tickets are easy to come by. TI is the only sports book where the actual sports book manager gives you drink tickets. The ticket writer directs you to them when you ask. If you are holding some betting tickets in your hand, you’ll score some drink tickets. It helps to be seen as well, because if the sports book manager sees you spending time at the sports book and going up to the betting counter (even if it’s betting a $5 sport parlay or a $1 horse racing pick 3) they’re more apt to provide a few drink tickets any time you request them.

Treasure Island Sports Book

Treasure Island Sports Book

If you don’t want to play the drink ticket game and prefer not to wait for or have to tip the cocktail server, there is a CVS pharmacy (yeah, I know) only steps away……capish? 

Francesco's Thin Crust NY Style Pizza

Francesco’s Thin Crust NY Style Pizza

There are decent food options as well – a Chicago Hot Dog joint is steps away and the very underrated Francesco’s NY style pizza is also close by.

Interested in more “underrated Vegas?” Check out the Vegas Fanboy Podcast at the link below……

VEGAS FANBOY PODCAST #51 – underrated vegas

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