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Gold Coast Kentucky Derby Day

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by jamesxnj, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    Hi, does the GC do anything special for the Derby? Like open up the room as they do for Monday Night Football?
    I imagine the race and sportsbook must get pretty crowded that afternoon?

    I've never been to LV for the race before,but last year at the Borgata racebook in AC it was so packed pre-race you could not not even get in.

    No worries about getting a bet in,just wondering if watching the race from the room may be the best bet.(And I know the best bet is to NOT bet the race,haven't had a solid winner since Ferdinand!!:rolleyes2:)

    TIA yes I'm counting the days and planning already!
     
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    I don't know what they would have specifically but I would say they will have something since they are a very racing friendly casino.
     
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    I've been to two Handicapping Tournaments at the Gold Coast and they had two large banquet rooms upstairs for them. They had live betting along with the tournament betting and tons of TV's.

    That being said, I'm not sure about the Kentucky Derby. If someone doesn't give you an answer, I'll call a friend of mine that's a horse player and the Gold Coast is his main casino for horses.

    We're going to Boulder Station for the derby because one of my best friends is doing a seminar there, otherwise I'd stay home and watch it on TV. Whenever I'm in Vegas for the big horse racing events, I go to my room to watch the main attraction due to all the screaming and yelling from both the race & sports book fans.

    Best of luck!
     
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    Off the original topic, I know what you're saying about watching in your room.

    Orleans had ( don't know if they still do) the racebook channels available on your room TV. Also as the east and midwest tracks ended they would use those channels for the games that were starting on the west coast.

    I watched a lot of racing and sports in my room at times and it was a nice option to have in the days before wi fi etc became so prevalent.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys..and Don for calling your buddy.Nice countdown timer also !
    I'm on the GC mailing list and if nothing special is planned,I'll relax in the room.
    Matter of fact I hate the yelling and screaming too..(NFL opening sunday)
     
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    The Gold Coast typically has a promotion for a free Derby mint julip glass, hat or tee shirt for a $20 derby bet (Many other casinos off strip / downtown and a few on strip do this or something similar as well). Casinos also typically have promotions for Breeders Cup day. The Preakness and Belmont are not as big (though they'll run parties for the Belmont if there is a Triple Crown possibility).

    Your best bet is if you are in town on Friday, get the local paper (LV Review Journal) and read the advertisements from the casinos running derby day promotions. If you have internet access, you can find most derby parties advertised on the home page of the casino.

    I was in town last year and picked up glasses at the Riviera - shirts were at the Rio, but I didn't make it to the Rio. We watched in in the room.

    One last piece of advice - many sports books will offer match bets between two horses which I find to be a great value. It's much easier to beat 1 horse than it is to win a bet to beat 19 horses. I bet $400 on Bodemeister which ran second against an also ran (my mom also bet the same thing, winning her biggest wager anywhere ever - $50). I was afraid Bodemeister might fade with the fast fractions, but it was a tough horse and finished a strong second. Bet $200 WP in the Preakness, I think it paid $3.60 to place so I only lost $20 on that bet.

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    VLV,Thanks for the info. I'm staying at the GC Friday and Sat so hoping either them or the Rio does the Tshirt deal.I swear my daily wear includes many casino t-shirts!

    Also forgot Vegas has the that horse vs horse wager..Will have to incorporate that in my bets..Past couple years have had the winner but mostly all the $ on the exacta box that does not hit. Animal Kingdom/Sunday Silence and last year I'll have another/Gemologist.I did have enough on Iha across the board to salvage half the bets...but could have been more with this option.
    Best of Luck to you !
     
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