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 tower as I drive into town but I have yet to visit your sports book. I hear the screens are great and the space is right in the middle of the casino action, which is a plus.

Mandalay Bay – Thankful, or perhaps hopeful, that one day MGM Resorts will throw down some cash and replace the outdated screens. When this finally happens, instant top ten Las Vegas sports book.

Mandalay Bay Sports Book

Mandalay Bay Sports Book

Luxor – Thankful that you were one of the first Las Vegas sports books to go non-smoking.

Hooters – Thankful that you re-did your sports book and that William Hill runs things. You are underrated.

Hooters Sports Book Las Vegas

Hooters Sports Book Las Vegas

Excalibur – Also non-smoking and thankful that drink tickets here are possibly the easiest get of all MGM run properties.

Tropicana – Thankful that you at least still have a sports book. It’s too bad the original sports book space was moved and then downsized.     

New York New York – Thankful that your sports book isn’t generic looking and still embraces the New York New York theme by looking like a subway/train station.

MGM Grand – I’m thankful that I got to meet Wayne Gretzky for a brief moment as I walked out of your temporary sports book when the new sports book was being built 14-15 years ago.

Monte Carlo – I’m thankful that the sports book was so generous with drink tickets during March Madness a few years back. Here’s hoping the new set up in the old Pub Space works out.

Aria- Thankful that Five 50 Pizza is so close.

Cosmopolitan – Thankful that you moved the sports book from the second floor and placed it closer to all of the action.

Cosmopolitan Sports Book

Cosmopolitan Sports Book

Planet Hollywood – Thankful that you have quick and delicious eats (Earl of Sandwich & Pin Up Pizza) only steps away. Also, stay dimly lit.

Bellagio – Thankful for your fancy over-sized leather chairs and that you were the last major sports book on the strip to go the drink ticket route.

Paris – Thankful that you recently upgraded your screens and added a lounge area in the rear.

Bally’s – Thankful for “Poe” the bartender at the sports book bar – he’s one of the best. So much potential here…could be the strip version of the Super Book.

Cromwell – Thankful that you finally built a sports book. The space is somewhat secluded but nice nonetheless.

Caesars – Thankful that you were my main sports book back in the early 90s. But you’ve changed.

Flamingo – Thankful that you are loose with drink tickets.

Linq – Thankful that someday, you might be a top 10 sports book…once those terrible Vaseline glazed screens are updated.

Harrah’s – Thankful for the new screens and overall cozy set up. Also loose with drink tickets and a great hidden gem of a sports book.

Harrah's Las Vegas Sports Book Drink Tickets

Harrah’s Las Vegas Sports Book Drink Tickets

Casino Royale – Thankful that there is a William Hill sports book mid-strip and that the $1 $2 Michelobs remain a bargain as far as the strip is concerned.

Mirage – Thankful for those beautiful screens and all around classic Las Vegas sports book.

The Mirage Sports Book

The Mirage Sports Book

Venetian – Thankful that a sports book can look so great. But $12.50 for a refreshment? Not so great.

Palazzo – Thankful to know that your sports book, Lagasse’s Stadium, used to be occupied by Jay Z’s 40/40 club.

TI – Thankful for your great screens and the loose drink ticket policy. Many have indicated that they are thankful for the adjacent CVS.

Wynn/Encore – Thankful for the beautiful new digs and great screens. I still miss Zoozacrackers though.

Westgate – Thankful for the different amenities for sports bettors and a total remodel/upgrade of the space without losing the vibe that remains from the old Hilton and LVH days. I’m also thankful that Football Central in the theater is back.

The Recently Renovated Super Book is Still the Crown Jewel of the Off-Strip Westgate

The Recently Renovated Super Book is Still the Crown Jewel of the Off-Strip Westgate

SLS – Thankful that there’s a William Hill spot not too far from the big sports book that starts with a “W” and that your staff there is always friendly.

“Hey Tommy, you missed Circus Circus!”  I know…aren’t you thankful?

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