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Anyone used the skyboxes in the Sportsbook at MGM Grand?

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by DaiLun, Jan 5, 2015.

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  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Just wondering how many it seats, how many screens, what size the screens are?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I have. its nice, but I like the exclusive area at the Aria book much more. I recall two standard flatscreens being on in the skybox I was in. But really, everyone was just looking out at the big screens playing in the sportsbook. The screens in the skybox were about the same size as the hotel room, maybe a little bigger. But they were not large screens of anything special. That's why everyone was looking out at the big screens in the book
     
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    we got one a few years back..... we were there for a bachelor party so it was a nice place to have all the guys hang out for the day and bet horses and baseball games.
    I think UK is right about the TVs. there is one on each of the side walls.... probably 46-50" flatscreens. Plus you have an unobstructed view of all the screens on the board.
    Seating...... I wanna say there were around 20 or so seats...... really comfy couches.
    I don't know what the policy is on food or drink up there, but a couple of the guys did run to the store and grab a couple cases of beer and threw it in the fridge up there and nobody ever gave us a problem. The cocktail waitress does come up there but just like in the regular seating you need to have bets to get comped drinks.
    The only thing that's was a pain in the ass was that we had to keep running up and down the stairs to put our horse bets in.
     
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    kboltwkreations Low-Roller

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    Anyone know how hard it is to get one of these booked? Call for reservations or get a host to book?
     
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    It depends on when you are planning on getting it. If its a football sunday or big event it might be pretty tough. I asked the manager at the sportsbook and she set it up for me. Prettymuch the deal was if some high rollers came in and wanted the rooms, they would likely bump me out of it. Luckily for us it was late August.... so it was baseball and preseason football.... and nobody wanted the rooms at the time. There was no minimum betting requirements that I know of..... but again if its superbowl sunday or even the football playoffs a big player is gonna have priority.
     
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    It is also a privilege extended to Platinum mLife members, and you need to contact your host to arrange it. I would imagine that you are subject to being bumped by high rollers as well.
     
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    A host can book it through the sportsbook manager. Basically, those booked through hosts get priority. Also, keep in mind, you might end up sharing the box with another party. The boxes are big. So if there are multiple small groups, you're going to share a box together.

    As I said above, I like the Aria VIP area better. It has comfy seating, regular drink service, 550 Pizza a few feet away, no stairs you have to traverse to place your bets, and better and more screens to watch. Both are good, though, if you can get either one booked
     
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