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Betting on Horses

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by TrunksFull, Aug 27, 2014.

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  1. TrunksFull

    TrunksFull Tourist

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    Hello all,

    I am going to be out in LV next week and I spend a lot of time playing the horses. Next week is also opening week of the NFL and Week 2 of College Football. Does anyone have any recommendation of which books are the best for horse players on Sat/Sun? My favorite place is the Wynn but I'm wondering if it will be dominated by football.

    Thanks!
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Every major book on the Strip is dominated by college and pro football on the weekends. I would recommend Aria. They have a separate area with separate screens for race bettors. That way, you can avoid a lot of the football madness
     
  3. feeltheheat

    feeltheheat Low-Roller

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    i guess you play the thoroughbreds, right?
    sometimes i like to play horses too...but when i bet then on harness racing.
    i find the class setup easier to handicap.
     
  4. chitownjohn

    chitownjohn High-Roller

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    The Mirage might be a good option, they usually have dedicated TV screens off the to right of the mega screen. To me it's the best of both worlds, the ponies + college FB. Good luck.
     
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    undathesea Grandissimo

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    The mirage has changed. The race book used to be the best, now it's not. They still have many desks for the race book but not the posted results. That's unfortunate.

    Aria is okay, but it's small in the race area and it's still going to be quite a hassle to be in there during game day.

    The only other suggestion I have is to go to Venetian's cantor race book. They have desks and a separate race book window and your own personal terminal. I hate cantor but during a big game day it might be the best solution.
     
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    chitownjohn High-Roller

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    I agree Mirage has changed, it was more focused on the racebook now it more orientated to the sportsbook. However I love their mega screen which provides a good venue for dual action fb/ponies. For posted results I just reference equibase on my smartphone to get that info, never was a big fan of posted results on the digital wall.
     
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    undathesea Grandissimo

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    Last year during football I don't remember any horse races. But maybe that's because I was so focused on football? I've always been a fan of the mirage book. For horses in the past. Now fir watching sports. I agree though. The new 4k screen is pretty awesome!
     
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    Wynn is good for horses.
     
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    oldcrabtom Low-Roller

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    Southpoint has a separate area for ponies........
     
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