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:
A recent remodel with plush leather chairs and a spacious lounge area featuring Interactive Pro Tables pushes the Bellagio’s 5,600 square-foot Race and Sportsbook into our top 10. Bellagio is a second home for many high rollers, so if you are looking to bet big this is a good place to place to be. It’s not just for high rollers though. In fact, the interior section of the adjoining Starting Gate bar features several 25 cent “9/5” Jacks or Better video poker machines. Not the best video poker in town, but not bad for a sports bar at an upscale hotel on the Strip.
8. M Resort’s Race & Sports Book
M Resort is home to the first CG Technology sportsbook. While it’s technically on the Vegas Strip, it’s location (about 4 miles south of Mandalay Bay) makes it an off-Strip property. CG Technology caters to large bettors and even though there are now 6 other CG Technology sportsbooks in Las Vegas this is still headquarters for many big sports bettors. These kind of bettors make for great learning opportunities. Sitting with smart sports bettors is a great way to learn about good and bad ways to bet on the games.
While many of the CG Technology sportsbooks have beautiful and large screens the M Resort sportsbook TV’s haven’t been updated since being installed and could use some freshening up. The Vig Deli is next to the sportsbook and is one of the best quick serve dining options near any sportsbook in Las Vegas.
12300 Las Vegas Blvd S., (702) 797-1000 themresort.com
Wynn is still one of the most luxurious casinos on the Vegas Strip, but while much of the property has received some upgrades the sportsbook is beginning to show its age with older TV screens and an almost vintage looking big board displaying point spreads. The room is comfortable and has ample seating and TV’s for any football Sunday but everything from the TV’s to the seating could use a little updating.
While there are many TV’s, they aren’t the massive screens available at the other sportsbooks on this list. The Wynn sportsbook is one of the few remaining independently operated sportsbooks and you’ll always get fair lines here. That’s the best thing going at this grand ole sportsbook.
10. Golden Nugget
The Golden Nugget sportsbook is another one of the more historic sportsbooks in Las Vegas. This one of the last independently operated sportsbooks which allow for different betting options. Their downtown location caters to a different customer than the Vegas Strip so you’ll see a lot of different point spreads than anywhere else. The Golden Nugget has a tradition of being the first sportsbook to release college football point spreads. This isn’t the largest sportsbook in Las Vegas but it’s one of the best options for betting in Downtown 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.