Since sportsbooks were first integrated into Las Vegas casinos in 1975 they’ve continued to grow in both size and numbers. Now there are huge sportsbooks in each of the major casinos, with casual and professional bettors plunking down millions every year.
In Las Vegas, NFL football is the biggest sports betting draw. In most of the major sportsbooks, people can watch all of the major NFL games every week on huge, big-screen tv’s. NBA basketball, NCAA football & basketball, MMA (UFC), boxing, MLB baseball, and golf are also widely bet on. Of course no sportsbook would be complete without a great racebook for betting on the horses. Every Las Vegas sportsbook that we’re aware of offers horse racing.
In Las Vegas, almost any kind of bet can be placed. While all of the standard type bets can be made, a wide selection of futures bets can be made as well. For more information about the types of futures bets available at each casino, use our guide below to contact Las Vegas casinos.
Best Sportsbooks in Las Vegas
1/ Las Vegas Hilton Hotel Sportsbook – (800) 732-7117. 3000 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV. 89109
Sports: Horse racing, dog racing, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA football, NCAA basketball, UFC, MMA, boxing, golf, auto racing, several international soccer leagues, golf & more.
Known as the ‘Superbook’, with over 300 seats, 28 giant-screen tv’s, 60 tv’s overall, and one massive 20′x15′ screen for the biggest daily events. The Superbook is over 30,000 square feet and has a 75 foot sports ticker that runs 24/7 with all of the latest updates around the world.
All of the standard straight & money line bets, plus tons of parlays (up to 10 teams), teasers, futures & props. The Superbook boasts some of the best prop bets in the world, for all sorts of sporting events. The Superbook is probably the best sportsbook for NFL football and NBA basketball betting, and possibly the best US sportsbook for international soccer events as well. Over 300 prop bets were run for Super Bowl XLIV alone.
The racebook runs lines on tracks across the country, and every seat has a 15″ private tv. There are 19 big-screen tv’s in the racebook.
A bar, cocktail service, and restaurants in close proximity are convenient for bettors who like to hang around the book. There is also a snack bar inside the Superbook that offers quick sandwiches and a variety of snacks. Parking is located off of Joe W. Brown Dr., directly outside the sportsbook. This is very convenient.
2/ Mandalay Bay Sportsbook – (877) 632-7800. 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV. 89119
Sports: Horse racing, dog racing, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA football, NCAA basketball, UFC, MMA, boxing, golf, auto racing, props & futures.
300 seats, including more than 100 in the racebook alone, makes Mandalay Bay one of the largest sportsbooks in Las Vegas. There are 84 monitors in the sportsbook, including 17 big-screen tv’s, and a giant-screen HD tv in the racebook.
There is a full stocked bar and sandwiches & burgers can be found at the Turf Club Deli inside the sportsbook.
3/ Caesars Palace Sportsbook – (702) 731-7110. 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV. 89109
Sports: Horse racing, dog racing, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA football, NCAA basketball, UFC, MMA, boxing, golf, auto racing, plus a wide range of props & futures.
There are 140 seats in the sportsbook, plus 65 booths with personal, 12″ tv’s in the racebook area. The sportsbook has six, 12′ x 15′ jumbo tv’s, along with twelve 50″ plasma tv’s.
Cocktail services plus numerous bars & restaurants surround the sportsbook at Caesars Palace.
More Great Las Vegas Sportsbooks
The Mirage, Wynn, Bellagio, MGM, Hard Rock, and other casinos have some nice sportsbooks as well. For the very best, try the top 3 on our list, but any of these are great for vacationers looking to have some fun. All sportsbooks are busiest during NFL football season, and basketball season is busy as well. The racebooks do well during the summer months when a lot of tracks are open.
A number of the casinos have placed their sportsbook near their poker rooms, since many of them like to gamble on both. The MGM, Mirage, and a few others are great for those that want to play poker while the games are on.