Super Bowl in Vegas – Scenes from the Sports Book

Super Bowl Weekend in Las Vegas – Scenes from the Sports Book

“Time flies when you are having fun” – very cliché’ but certainly true when referring to Super Bowl weekend in and around Las Vegas sports books. Here are some images and descriptions from Super Bowl Weekend in Las Vegas 2015. Enjoy…..


William Hill Sports Book at SLS – Made a stop here on Saturday morning and between the Umami Burger restaurant and the sports book area, the whole set up here is pretty nice.

William Hill Sports Book at SLS

William Hill Sports Book at SLS

There was a steady stream of Super Bowl bettors at the William Hill sports book counter, which was well staffed. As usual, the William Hill sports book writers were friendly and helpful as I observed them assisting some novice bettors asking about Super Bowl props. Umami Burger held a Big Game event here the next day (Super Bowl Sunday).

Bellagio Sports Book – It had been some time since I hit the Bellagio sports book but this iconic spot is as nice as ever. Very busy on Saturday early-afternoon with both NCAA hoops fans and horse players. There was a separate line for Super Bowl betting which ran about 20-deep but moved along pretty well.

Bellagio Sports Book Day Prior to Super Bowl

Bellagio Sports Book Day Prior to Super Bowl

Drink tickets were easy to come by but actually getting the drinks was the challenge. I stood at the sports book bar, drink ticket in hand, for at least 10 minutes. My jeans and tee-shirt didn’t stand a chance against the Nordstrom crowd – bartenders walked/bypassed me on at least 4 occasions to help guys in sports coats. I still feel like an ass for tipping the bartender with the $5 bill I had tucked under the drink ticket.  Gotta love the hit and miss service at some of the strip properties.


Bellagio Sports Book Drink Tickets

Westgate Super Book Fan Cave – I spent the rest of my Saturday sports book time at the Westgate Super Book and found a comfy spot in the Fan Cave area. The Golden State Warriors game was of particular interest as one of my Super Bowl Prop Plays hinged on the number of Stephen Curry 3-pointers.

Westgate Super Book Line for Super Bowl Betting was Literally Out the Door

Westgate Super Book Line for Super Bowl Betting was Literally Out the Door

The line for Super Bowl betting was daunting but folks didn’t seem to mind as they watched the big screens moving single-file through the outskirts of the sports book.  As crowded as the Super Book was at the time, drink service was still pretty good – servers were also hitting the Fan Cave area, which made me happy.

Super Bowl Sunday

Caesars Palace

Our group headed over to Caesars Palace for an early lunch and hit The Palm, located in the Forum Shops near the casino entrance. The food here is fantastic and moderately priced – the bar area is excellent as there are several large screens with sports on.

The Palm at The Caesars Forum Shops - Great Food

The Palm at The Caesars Forum Shops – Great Food

After lunch, I took a look at the scene at the Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book and as expected, it was a zoo. Not a seat to be had right around noon and the line to make a bet on the Super Bowl stretched a couple of hundred feet into the casino area.I still miss the once “open” feel of the Caesars sports book, which was taken away with the recent remodeling.

Long Lines Were the Norm During Super Bowl Weekend in Vegas. Caesars Palace

Long Lines Were the Norm During Super Bowl Weekend in Vegas. Caesars Palace


With kickoff to the Super Bowl approaching, I headed back to the Westgate to attend their Big Game Party in their Paradise Ballroom – a huge space that was nearly at capacity by the start of the game. I enjoyed the ample number of HD screens, the fun crowd, complimentary drinks, free food, and the entire set up which was top-notch and very well staffed. I must admit however, I did miss not being in the theater watching the Big Game this year – but March Madness isn’t far away, so I’ll get my Westgate theater fix in during Hoops Central mid-March.

Westgate Big Game Party

Super Bowl Halftime at Westgate Big Game Party

As far as my bets went, I had the Seahawks and Over 47.5 so that was a wash. I did quite well with prop plays however, so those saved the day. At the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the casino in the Westgate was very lively – most of the gaming tables were full. A byproduct of casino resorts hosting Big Game events is that it gets crowds of people into the property, and that’s the name of the game for casinos – get ‘em in the doors.

Westagte Post-Super Bowl Crowd

Westgate Post-Super Bowl Crowd

Thanks to all of you that I had the pleasure of interacting with via social media and all of the great feedback during Super Bowl season in Vegas.  Now, on to March Madness!

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  1. Have to say my favorites are Bellagio and SLS, i think the vibe in both is just second to none. Great read thank you, Daniel.

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