Las Vegas Sportsbooks

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Las Vegas, Nevada, is the gambling capital of the world. In the early 1930s, the State of Nevada legalized gambling. At first, not all forms of gambling were allowed. One of the forms of gambling omitted from initial legalization was sports betting, but that changed when the Silver State legalized sports betting in the late 1940s.

At first, a 10% tax on all sports bets severely hindered the growth of this new sector of the gaming industry, but the tax was reduced significantly to 2% in the mid-1970s. The tax reduction spawned a new era of sports betting and casinos began to open their own sportsbooks. Today, one would be hard-pressed to find a casino in Nevada without sportsbooks, especially in Las Vegas.

Let’s take a look a the casino properties in Las Vegas with sportsbooks.

ARIA Resort & Casino

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, ARIA Resort & Casino is a luxurious resort with a sportsbook that fits the upscale personality of the hotel and casino.

The ARIA Resort & Casino sportsbook claims 90 high-definition televisions, plus two large screens measuring 220 inches each, all for your viewing pleasure. The non-smoking environment features plush, comfortable seating in a variety of chairs and couches across 10,000 square feet of space.

One of the best things about the ARIA Resort & Casino sportsbook is its location, as the venue is tucked away from the noise of slot machines, crowds, and any smoke that might be present from the gaming floor. Once you enter ARIA Resort & Casino from the main parking garage, it’s only a short walk past the poker room to get to the sportsbook. If you valet your car, you can walk alongside the outside walkway to get to the entrance to the casino by the taxi line, instead of walking in the main front entrance and then having to walk through the entire casino.

Bettors have the option of placing wagers in-person or using the playMGM sports betting app. Inside the sportsbook venue, waitresses are on hand to serve drinks and food to patrons, and the sportsbook is conveniently located right next to Five50 Pizza Bar.

Using the playMGM app, bettors can place bets right from their mobile device if they are located in the state of Nevada. The playMGM app is available for iOS or Android devices and available at ARIA Resort & Casino. Additional participating MGM properties include Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Park MGM, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, and Circus Circus. Register in person at any participating MGM Resorts property with your M life Rewards card and photo identification.

Address: 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

Website: www.aria.com/en/casino/race-and-sports.html

Phone: (702) 590-7226

Bally’s Las Vegas

The sportsbook is located at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo Rd. The Bally’s Las Vegas sportsbook boasts 150 televisions and 11 big screens, all to give you plenty of viewing options.

The Bally’s Las Vegas sportsbook has more than 250 seats available and there is a bar conveniently located right there.

The Bally’s Las Vegas sportsbook does offer mobile sports wagering through the Caesars Sports app. The Caesars Sports app is available for iOS or Android devices, and you must register in person to activate your account. Registration can be done at any sportsbook under the Caesars umbrella.

Address: 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: www.caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas/casino/race-sports-book

Phone: (702) 967-4111

Bellagio Las Vegas

The Bellagio Las Vegas sportsbook boasts more than 5,000 square feet of space tucked away nicely next to the venue’s world-renowned poker room. The room has plenty of viewing options, including nearly 100 individual racing monitors and 13 large screens. Plus, there are more than 30 flat-screen television monitors located at the adjacent sports bar.

There is a variety of seating options at the Bellagio Las Vegas sportsbook, including individual viewing stations, comfortable couches, and relaxing lounge chairs. For those too comfortable to leave their seats to grab a drink at the sports bar, cocktail servers are available.

Using the playMGM app, bettors can place bets right from their mobile device if they are located in the state of Nevada. The playMGM app is available for iOS or Android devices and available at Bellagio. Additional participating MGM properties include ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Park MGM, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, and Circus Circus. Register in person at any participating MGM Resorts property with your M life Rewards card and photo identification.

Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: www.bellagio.com/en/casino/race-sports-book.html

Phone: (702) 693-6262

Caesars Palace

There are many sportsbooks in Las Vegas, but there are few that can be called “iconic.” The Caesars Palace sportsbook is one of those few, and it’s a sportsbook that is highly recommended to be experienced by everyone from the casual sports fan to the sharpest of bettors.

The Caesars Palace sportsbook is packed with excitement on any big sports night. Fans and bettors can engage in the action across six big screens measuring 12 feet by 15 feet, 12 50-inch televisions, and flat-screen monitors at every table. There are 140 seats for the sports section, plus more than 60 private booths for race bettors.

There are cocktail waitresses available and a bar close by, plus the Caesars Palace sportsbook is just a few steps away from the casino’s poker room and area of table games.

The Caesars Palace sportsbook does offer mobile sports wagering through its Caesars Sports app. The Caesars Sports app is available for iOS or Android devices, and you must register in person to activate your account. Registration can be done at any sportsbook under the Caesars umbrella.

Due to its popularity, it’s recommended to arrive at the Caesars Palace sportsbook early for a day of viewing events.

Address: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: www.caesars.com/caesars-palace/casino/race-and-sports-book

Phone: (702) 731-7110

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The sportsbook at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is powered by CG Technology and one of the most state-of-the-art sportsbooks located on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s conveniently right next to the casino floor and recently underwent an upgrade that doubled the sportsbook’s size in order to accommodate more sports fans and bettors.

Vibrant LED walls make you feel like you’re in on the action, in addition to the dozens of high-definition televisions located throughout the sportsbook.

The sportsbook at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has a bar right there, complete with more than 20 video poker machines. Cocktail service and a special VIP area are available, and patrons can make use of the CG Technology mobile gaming platform.

Address: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/race-sports-book

Phone: (702) 698-7000

D Las Vegas

The D Las Vegas is located in the young and hip Downtown Las Vegas. The casino is home to the William Hill Sports Book on the second floor. The sportsbook is more intimate, with eight televisions and a 50-inch big screen monitor. The sportsbook can hold almost two dozen people.

One of the biggest attraction to the William Hill Sports Book is the William Hill College Pick’em Football Contest. This is the one football betting competition in the state that focuses solely on college football. It costs just $500 to enter, as a one-time, up-front cost. Each week, contestants submit seven picks of college football games against the contest spread, selecting from a group of 25 eligible games. The contest runs for 10 weeks. In 2017, the William Hill College Pick’em Football Contest had a guaranteed prize pool of $75,000.

For more information on football betting contests in Las Vegas, click here.

Address: 301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Website: www.thed.com/casino/sports-book/

Phone: (702) 388-2400

Flamingo Las Vegas

The Flamingo Las Vegas sportsbook allows you to bet unhorse racing and sporting events on the Las Vegas Strip. The sportsbook is comfortable and divided into two sections, one for race bettors and another for sports bettors. There are about double the seats available for race bettors.

The Flamingo Las Vegas sportsbook boasts more than 60 televisions and two extra large screens.

One great feature at the Flamingo Las Vegas sportsbook is the ability to bet daily fantasy football and other sports. The same pari-mutuel bets available for horse racing are now available. Bettors can make win/place/show and exacta bets, plus there are separate betting contests for various skills positions in football.

The Flamingo Las Vegas sportsbook does offer mobile sports wagering through the Caesars Sports app. The Caesars Sports app is available for iOS or Android devices, and you must register in person to activate your account. Registration can be done at any sportsbook under the Caesars umbrella.

Address: 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Website: www.caesars.com/flamingo-las-vegas/casino/race-and-sports-book

Phone: (702) 733-3111

Gold Coast

Located just off the Las Vegas Strip across the street from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and Palms, Gold Coast is home to a sportsbook that boasts seven 90-inch viewing screens, 35 48-inch screens, and individual monitors for race players.

Wagers at the Gold Coast Race & Sports Book can be made using standard betting windows, interactive player terminals (IPTs), or the Gold Coast sports betting app that allows you to place a wager from anywhere in Nevada once registered.

Gold Coast is also one of the homes to the Pick the Pros football betting contest, and it’s free to enter. In 2017, Gold Coast joined The Orleans, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, Fremont, and Main Street Station to together give away a total of more than $500,000 in prize money over the 17 week football season. Each week, $30,000 was to be awarded, with a minimum guaranteed top prize of $10,000 each week. Brought to you by Boyd Gaming, the Pick the Pros contest claims to be Las Vegas’ longest-running free football contest. For more on the Pick the Pros contest, click here.

Address: 4000 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Website: www.goldcoastcasino.com/play/casino-games/race-and-sports-book

Phone: (702) 367-7111

Golden Nugget

Who doesn’t love the Golden Nugget? The sportsbook at the Golden Nugget is a favorite of many. It’s located in Downtown Las Vegas, but don’t let the location fool you. The Golden Nugget sportsbook is as hip and up-to-date as they come.

The Golden Nugget sportsbook allows for sports-watching excitement at every turn, with more than 50 televisions on display. Whether it’s a luxurious booth or a high-top table, there are around 100 seats for patrons.

The sportsbook also claims to have “the most extensive wagering menu in Nevada available at your fingertips” with the Golden Nugget Sports App, that is available through for iOS and Android.

Address: 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Website: www.goldennugget.com/las-vegas/casino/race-and-sports-book

Phone: (702) 385-7111

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