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Can you reserve seats in a sports book?

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by kingslender, Dec 26, 2013.

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  1. kingslender

    kingslender Low-Roller

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    Heading to Vegas in a few weeks and we're planning on taking in the NFL action at The Mirage and was wondering if anyone knows if you can reserve seats? I know the Mirage sports book is big, but we want to make sure we get 5 of those big comfy leather chairs.

    Has anyone ever done that? We'd gladly offer a nice tip to be able to watch the games in comfort without having to show up 2 hours early to grab seats.
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Its possible, but not likely. You're asking for five leather chairs in the Mirage sportsbook during the NFL playoffs??? You and everyone else watching wants those.

    You can get reserved seats in the book, but you have to have a connection. I have gotten them in the past through my host (who calls the book manager). I had a buddy once who was an absolute low roller get a couple seats during march madness one year, but that was because his wife works for a big travel agency and had connections at the Bellagio marketing department.

    So if you have a host at Mirage, I would call now.
     
  3. Sinatraatthesands

    Sinatraatthesands Low-Roller

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    The short answer is no. People with chairs reserved at properties like Mirage etc. have a long history of making large bets in those books or betting large sums at pit games in those casinos with the seats being reserved by their host. It simply isn't going to happen.
     
  4. vegas_or_bust

    vegas_or_bust High-Roller

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    +1

    Unless you are a documented big player at that particular casino, it will be virtually impossible to get reserved seats. Only time we were able to get seats reserved was during conf basketball tournaments and a friend I was with was routinely betting between 2K and 10K per game over a three day period.
     
  5. Auggie

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    Some people will go down early and toss a jacket and/or other stuff on the chairs they want to try and hold and then go off and have breakfast or hit the casino... that will work some of the time, but there really isn't anything keeping somebody from noticing that whoever is holding those chairs isn't around and then moving the stuff and taking the seats for themselves.

    The thing with holding the chairs is you don't really need all five of you there to hold them, so a couple of options might be:

    - Get there 2.5 hours early and each person takes a 30 minute shift holding the chairs.

    - Figure out what you think would be a fair value for holding the chairs and then either ask for somebody to volunteer or randomly choose someone and then they will go and hold the chairs and in exchange the others in the group will each kick in the decided upon value. IE: if you figure the chairs are worth $25 each then one guy goes down and holds the chairs and the others each give him $25 to wager on the game.
     
  6. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    ^^^ This ^^^.

    As UK said, the best option is to call your host if you have one, or plan on getting to the Sportsbook pretty early. Another strategy would be to see if the Sportsbook bar is offering 'bottle service' during the games. The MLife properties offered bottle service during NFL games last Fall (2012). I don't know if they offered it this year. Buying a bottle or two might get a table and seats for your group.

    Many people will be there to watch the games.
     
  7. kingslender

    kingslender Low-Roller

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    Thanks, this is pretty much what I expected. We'll just get there early and rotate who is saving the seats.
     
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