Originally Published: 12/5/2013
Among the dazzling lights and cheap attractions that make up the Las Vegas strip are a bunch of great gems that make up a sports bettors paradise. There are a variety of factors that make a difference between a good and a bad sportsbook. Most notably, these differences are the amount and size of televisions, available lines on different games, and the overall general feel and excitement of the area. I decided to not include which sportsbooks have the best “drink ticket” deals because these seemingly change on a week-to-week basis. Below, we will discuss what we think are the top 5 sportsbooks on the Las Vegas strip (simply because these are the most convenient for most tourists). We have also reviewed online sportsbooks that take on U.S. customers at Top 5 Online Sportsbooks for U.S. Players.
We originally published this article back in December of 2013 and we review the books again every six months. While there isn’t too much change among the Top 5, nearly three years later we have one new addition to the list! Anyways, without further adieu, we start with…
For the bettor that likes to place parlay bets and watch multiple games at once, I would say that the MGM Mirage is the best place to go. The downside, as one can see from the picture, is that it certainly isn’t a very comfortable place to watch sports. That said, this is still a very awesome sportsbook that has long been regarded as one of the top on the strip.
For more information on the MGM Mirage Sportsbook: The Mirage Hotel
Checking in at #4, is Caesar’s Palace which impresses with it’s size, massive televisions, and comfortable seating arrangements. Renovated in late 2015, Caesar’s is in a great spot in the middle of the strip to watch all of the night’s major action. The renovation was said to be in the $1.5 million dollar range and the improvement certainly shows. Overall, Caesar’s is a very fun and comfortable spot that makes it easy to watch a variety of different games at one time.
For more information on the Caesar’s Palace Sportsbook: Caesar’s Palace
Capable of showing up to 34 games at one time, the Venetian is very well deserving of the #3 spot on this list. Simply put, the Venetian sportsbook is absolutely massive and boasts one of the biggest screens on the Vegas strip. Another cool benefit of gambling here, is that the Venetian is partnered with Cantor Gaming which allows you to bet games through a smartphone app. So, you don’t even have to leave your seat to place a bet!
For more information on the Venetian Sportsbook: Venetian Hotel
Newly renovated, this sportsbook is billed as the biggest in all of Nevada. Simply put, this sportsbook is massive. The Westgate is stalked with 4,488 sq. foot video screens and has over 400 seats available. Even on light betting days the atmosphere in the Westgate can be considered electric.
For more information on the Westgate: Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
Lagasse’s is in somewhat of a league of it’s own when it comes to a sportsbook spot. Here you are able to sit down and be about as comfortable as you would be in your own home with the addition of having sports betting at your fingertips. The sportsbook has a variety of private rooms and VIP areas that will definitely impress and the food is also outstanding. On big betting days and weekends, if you don’t have a reservation then you won’t be getting in as spots fill up fast. This is definitely the least traditional sportsbook of the bunch as their marketing department calls it a “new breed of sports bar”, and it is certainly worth a try!
For more information on Lagasse’s Stadium: Palazzo
Honorable Mention Las Vegas Sportsbooks
Located on the south end of the Las Vegas strip, Mandalay Bay offers a great place to relax and bet on some games. The Mandalay Bay Sportsbook has 17 TVs including one giant projection screen that sits right in the middle of it all. The thing that we specifically enjoy is the Sports Book Grill which is located right next to the Sportbook. Here, you can enjoy additional seating in a bar like atmosphere with great food and still great access to all games that you are wanting to watch.
For more information on the Mandalay Bay Sportsbook: Mandalay Bay Hotel