Top 10 Las Vegas Sportsbooks
Think you can beat the Vegas oddsmaker? Here are the best places to make that bet.
We are kicking off football season with a revised list of our favorite Sportsbooks in town. If you are in town and want to put some action on the games, here are some of the best places to visit:
4. MGM Grand
MGM Grand renovated their sportsbook a few years ago and it still looks new and clean. The MGM Grand is headquarters for the MGM Resorts sportsbooks (Mandalay Bay, Luxor, etc.) so there is a lot of action here. Since MGM Grand is so big and hosts so many sporting events (UFC, Boxing, Basketball) this sportsbook is almost always crowded and full of energy. The size of the casino also affects point spreads because you’ll get many more people betting from major markets than some other sportsbooks. The MGM Grand sportsbook is somewhat narrow but there are plenty of big leather chairs and big TV screens to watch the games.
5. Red Rock
The sportsbook at Red Rock Resort is possibly the best sportsbook off the Vegas Strip and it just got even better. The best quality of the Red Rock sportsbook used to be it’s size and flexibility. This sportsbook recently updated their enormous 3 TV screens. These are now the brightest you’ll find in Las Vegas. Additionally these screens can be programmed to change size based on viewer (and bettor) preference. The layout of the sportsbook hasn’t changed and about 2/3rds of the seating are desks with banquet chairs and individual TV’s. The other 1/3rd of seating are lounge chairs. Cocktail waitresses are always walking around so drinks flow quickly. Depending on your ticket writer drink tickets can be fairly easy to come by. If you don’t get one just ask. The Red Rock sportsbook is always packed for football and the energy is great. There is a bar in the back of the sportsbook that offers more chairs, video poker and great bartenders. Seriously though, the new TV screens are life changing.
6. Lagasse’s Stadium
Lagasse’s Stadium is much more than a traditional sportsbook. Located inside The Palazzo, Lagasse’s Stadium is also a bar, a restaurant, a casino and a lounge. The main stadium seating area (with couches and ottomans) is surrounded by more couches above and cocktail tables above and at the base. Waitresses are plentiful so there’s never a time you should be without food or drink. This is a benefit and a curse. You’ll be compelled to eat and/or drink and that can get pricey. Plus this place is popular with casual sports fans and for NFL Sunday and major sporting events you’ll have to pay a minimum per person for food and drink just to sit in the plush environment. Reservations are always recommended for these days. The only other downside to Lagasse’s Stadium is that the main seating area TV screens are showing their age and could use updating. Regardless, Lagasse’s Stadium is one of the best sportsbook in Las Vegas.
Do you have a favorite place to watch the big game or bet on the ponies? Join in the discussion and let us know.