Which Casinos Have Sportsbooks?
All around the world when people think of gambling, they think of the only place in the world that offers up the combination of casinos/sportsbooks/magic shows/concerts and great nightlife. For those of you who live under a rock, I'm talking about Las Vegas.
What makes Las Vegas stand out above the rest of the high-traffic, wild-nightlife-having, touristy areas, is its incredible sports betting scene. There is not a single person in this industry or who enjoys sports who goes to Vegas and doesn't visit one of the many casinos and/or sportsbooks that the area has to offer. And the best part about Las Vegas is that whether you are staying on The Strip or off it, there are easily accessible casinos available to you to satisfy all your betting needs.
Every casino/sportsbook on The Strip may have their own personal wrinkle to make it stand out from their competitors, but walking into each one for the first time can be overwhelming and it can be like walking into a candy store. You have the betting board spitting out rotation numbers and updated lines off to the side and in front of you, there are just so many TVs displaying every sport you could dream of. Some are small TVs with obscure games, a few are medium-sized, and the giant screens will either be showing the featured game on it, or it will be split into 2-4 screens for everyone's viewing needs.
If you want to be one of the lucky ones to grab a good place to sit before a big game, you better get there early as they get taken up pretty quickly. We are talking about spacious leather chairs with armrests, and in the odd casinos they recline too.
Inside the sportsbook, you will also find the racebook, located on the other side. They too are packed with TVs showing all the current action of that day's horse racing.
Since many people are serious about betting sports and the ponies, the average Las Vegas sportsbook also has many individual workspace slots, and depending on where you are some may have their own TV, too.
Now that I've painted you a picture of what to expect when you walk into a sportsbook in Las Vegas, let me run down a list of casinos that feature sportsbooks within them. Some of them are more luxurious than others, while some of them just offer you the meat and potatoes of sports betting.
Vegas Strip Sportsbooks
As I mentioned, the sportsbooks located on the Vegas Strip are some of the biggest, nicest and loudest sportsbooks in the state. They are generally filled with tourists there for a big sporting event, and because of that they are tailored to be convenient and modern. You can get some action down at the following sportsbooks:
Caesar's Palace Sportsbook
Casino Royale Sportsbook
Circus Circus Sportsbook
Mandalay Bay Sportsbook
MGM Grand Sportsbook
Monte Carlo Sportsbook
New York-New York Sportsbook
The Cromwell Sportsbook
The LINQ Sportsbook
The Mirage Sportsbook
The Palazzo Sportsbook
The Venetian Sportsbook
Off-Strip Las Vegas Sportsbooks
There are essentially casinos all over the greater Las Vegas area, but these sportsbooks cater almost exclusively to locals. It's not that tourists aren't allowed on these properties, it's just that they likely don't even know any of these exist as they are off The Strip and away from all the action. These can be great venues to wager on an event and watch in peace.
Arizona Charlie's Boulder
Downtown Grand Sportsbook
El Cortez Sportsbook
Four Queens Sportsbook
Gold Coast Sportsbook
Golden Nugget Sportsbook
Green Valley Ranch Sportsbook
Hard Rock Sportsbook
Palace Station Sportsbook
Red Rock Sportsbook
Sam's Town Sportsbook
South Point Sportsbook
The California Sportsbook
The D Sportsbook
The M Resort Sportsbook
Sunset Station Sportsbook
Sportsbooks Outside the State of Nevada
If you live on the East Coast and aren't able to get out to Las Vegas every time you want to place a bet or watch a massive sporting event in a high-traffic and entertaining area, we have two other States that offer up sportsbook within their casinos.
The first place is Atlantic City, New Jersey. This resort city is known for its incredible beaches, iconic boardwalk, and most of all its casinos. However, within the casinos, only a few offer up sports wagering as part of the catch. Remember, sports betting just became legal not too long ago, as the Borgata was the first sportsbook in AC to accept a wager on a sporting event and it was placed by none other than Julius "Dr. J" Erving. The following is a list of sportsbooks within casino grounds.
Bally's AC Sportsbook
Golden Nugget AC Sportsbook
Harrah's AC Sportsbook
Ocean Resort Casino Sportsbook
In addition to the casinos in AC, there are three other places within the state of New Jersey where sports bettors can place wagers. These three properties are located across the state, and not in one particular city, as is the case with the Atlantic City sportsbooks.
The Meadowlands is the closest sportsbook to New York (and specifically New York City) in New Jersey. There is able to be a sports betting operation at The Meadowlands because it is also a horse racing track. This is what allows the other two properties to run a sportsbook as well.
Monmouth Park Sportsbook
As I mentioned above, sports betting has just recently become legal in states not named Nevada. Therefore, because of that, sportsbooks are few and far between in other states. There are two casinos in Pennsylvania that offer up single-game wagering, and those are Hollywood Casino and Parx Casino. These also serve as a race tracks. *Note* Parx has obtained the correct licensing but is not accepting sports bets as of this moment.
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