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 the 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 hasn’t too much change among the Top 5 over the past three years, there is a decent amount of sportsbook construction going on right now. So, it’s very likely that this list during our next go around!
Another blog that may be of interest is our breakdown of the Best Nevada Sports Betting Apps. These days the sportsbooks on this list and the apps that we mention in the blog pretty much go hand-in-hand, so this is a great reference. As always, we hope you enjoy!
Originally Published: 12/5/2013
It might be the smallest sports book that we have on this list, but don’t be fooled by it’s size. The somewhat confined space of the sports book actually adds to the energy of the area, particularly during big events. There are three big screen televisions (one is always on horses), and a variety of smaller televisions that cover all the main games of the day. Seating fills up very fast, so if this is your destination of choice, then we recommend you arrive early to find a seat!
For more information on MGM Grand: The MGM Grand Race & Sports Book
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 42 games or events at one time, the Venetian is very well deserving of the #3 spot on this list. At the time of this writing, the Venetian has 118 personal betting stations powered by CG Technology. The Venetian sportsbook is absolutely massive (10 x 100 feet) and boasts one of the biggest screens on the Vegas strip. This sportbooks thrives on all nights and adjusts very well for when there is big events.
For more information on the Venetian Sportsbook: Venetian Race and Sports Book
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. When we originally published this blog back in December of 2013, the Mirage certainly wasn’t one of the more comfortable places to watch sports with outdated seating. With their latest upgraded seating and new VIP area, this book has now become a premier spot to watch your favorite games! Over the past six months, we have moved this book up three places to #2. Almost without realizing it, when last in Las Vegas, we spent most of our time in this sportsbook as it has a great location on the strip combined with a great viewing atmosphere.
For more information on the MGM Mirage: The Mirage Race and Sports Book
Newly renovated, this sportsbook is billed as the biggest in all of Nevada. Simply put, this sportsbook is absolutely incredible and is revered as the best sportsbook in Las Vegas. Frankly, we don’t think there is even a close #2. 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
The original posting of this blog was on December 5th, 2013.
1/29/2018: Removed Lagasse’s from the list and added the MGM Grand. Lagasse’s is a better fit for our upcoming blog on Best Places to Watch Sports in Las Vegas.