Until the recent repeal of PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Provision Act), Las Vegas was the only spot in the United States to place a legal sports wager. Although individual states now have the power to legislate and legalize sports betting, it’s hard to fathom their sports betting scene living up to the experience Las Vegas is able to provide via their top-tier sportsbooks and surrounding attractions.
Although sports betting is a low margin activity making up a small percentage of Las Vegas casino revenue, bookmaking still equates to a healthy chunk of change. Non-restricted Strip casinos won more than $114 million dollars from gamblers in 2017. Additionally, sports betting drives valuable traffic and revenue across the rest of the resort.
We thought it would be fun to visit and list the best sportsbooks in Vegas to help you find a great spot to bet and watch the big game.
Westgate SuperBook: When looking for the best sportsbook in Las Vegas, there is no comparison. The SuperBook at Westgate features a 30,000 square foot book with a massive 220-foot-long by 18-foot-tall 4K video board. All the amenities you could ask for are part of the deal at Westgate – Free WiFi, phone charging stations, and a quality mobile app allowing you to skip the lines all in a smoke-free environment. If you are looking for the best spot in Vegas to wager on a game, SuperBook at Westgate is a top tier option.
Caesars Palace Sportsbook: Caesars boasts another massive sportsbook with an enormous 143-foot, HD LED video board. The sportsbook bar is one of the best vantage points in Vegas to watch sports, chase royals, and consume double digit beers. The book can be jam-packed for large events like March Madness, NFL Playoffs, etc, but there is generally standing room available and the screen is large enough to serve patrons at a distance, as well. As a frequent March Madness opening weekend visitor, Caesars is a must stop providing a lively, competitive atmosphere. Sign up for the Caesars Entertainment app to skip the lines and to gain the ability to place bets anywhere in the state of Nevada.
Wynn Sportsbook: Wynn is known for luxury, and the sportsbook wasn’t left behind featuring one of the more unique screens in Las Vegas. The wrap around, 1,600 square foot LED screen is the book’s crown jewel, elevating Wynn as one of the best places to place a bet in Las Vegas. Grab a seat at the sportsbook bar in the center of the action which serves 100 types of beer on tap or in cans.
Mirage Sportsbook: Settle in and sweat out your bets in front of 85 feet of projection screens offering 4x the clarity of 1080p. Additionally, there are 5 “interactive tables” (think a 42-inch tablet as a tabletop) that will allow you to view games, make dinner reservations, or track game statistics. Download the PlayMGM app to make bets directly from your phone.
Venetian Sportsbook: Another top Las Vegas sportsbook, another massive screen. Venetian’s screen measures in at 100 feet long by 10 feet tall and can accommodate up to 42 separate broadcasts at once. During peak sports wagering events like March Madness or the NFL Playoffs, Venetian can be a great spot to find a seat at the machines just outside the book. The picture is good enough you won’t miss the action and you won’t have to drop any cash up for a chair in the sportsbook itself. Download the CG Technology Sports app and sign up at the book for phone betting.
Cosmopolitan Sportsbook: A much more intimate sportsbook than the mammoths listed above, Cosmopolitan offers an LED Video wall and additional HD TVs littered about. The book is anchored by a beautiful sports bar with a wraparound video scoreboard. It certainly isn’t the biggest space, but what Cosmo has done with the area is beautiful. Download the CG Technology Mobile Sports app and sign up at the sportsbook to bet from your phone.
Circa Sportsbook: Save the best for last right? Circa, opening in October of 2020 will not only be the best sportsbook downtown, but in all of Vegas. Circa’s 78 million pixel screen will be 3 stories tall and the largest in Vegas. The resort’s pool deck amphitheater will boast a 125-foot screen and room for 4,000 guests setting the standard for big game watch parties going forward.
What is your vote for the best sportsbook in Vegas? Make sure to leave your opinion on the top book in the comments!
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