Marc Meltzer

Top 10 Las Vegas Sportsbooks

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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:

7. Bellagio

Bellagio Race and Sportsbook

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 Sportsbook

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

9. Wynn

Wynn Sportsbook

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

Golden Nugget Race And Sportsbook

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.

  1. Mark November 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Can you tell me the status of the Westgate renovation. I’ll be in Vegas in two weeks, but don’t want to go there if it’s not done.
    Thanks.

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    • Matt December 18, 2015 at 2:18 am

      Mark.

      We hope you had a good trip and are sorry we didn’t get a chance to respond sooner.

      The Superbook renovations are ongoing, although two of the main features, the new screens (video wall) and the bar, are both complete. We visited last week and did not find the renovations an inconvenience. Check out the photos here:
      http://www.top10vegas.com/gaming/superbook-renovation/

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  2. Mark January 25, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Did Caesars remodel their race and sports book recently? I have been going there for years for big events but haven’t been in a while. If so what is the new setup like? I saw something about a new bar area and the photos look very different. Thanks, Mark

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    • Matt January 29, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      I think it was remodeled in mid-late 2014. You can read some of Marc’s thoughts at the end of this article.

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  3. Matt Talus January 26, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Hey Marc,

    I’m making my way out to Vegas for the first weekend of March Madness. I was just in town and wasn’t able to scout all sports books. Are there any that serve free drinks if you’re betting on games? Which ones have the comfy chair and tables to watch and drink at, say 3/4 people? I want to have the best experience for the weekend as if it’s awesome illness back.
    Thanks
    Matt

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    • Matt January 29, 2016 at 10:47 pm

      March Madness is big business and the sports books fill up early. Many places will offer drink tickets if you are betting enough, but getting a table at a sportsbook is unlikely without connections. They are mostly reserved for high-rollers during this event. Here’s a good article with a few tips that may help. You typically won’t find a lot of info on March Madness parties until the football season wraps up.

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  4. Jim May 17, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    My wife and I are headed to Vegas in a couple of weeks. What’s the best place to watch the NBA Finals? Go Cavs!

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  5. Guy wilson June 22, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Marc,
    like to play the ponies.Love the Bellagio sports book but looking to stay some where different with a similar racebook.
    Non smoking section, free racing forms,and seating with personal tv screens.
    Any recommendations?

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  6. Paul January 16, 2017 at 1:31 am

    What sports book allows cigar smoking and has drink specials during big games

    Reply

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