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Please acquaint me with the Sports Book

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by AbbyP, Apr 21, 2013.

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  1. AbbyP

    AbbyP Tourist

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    I have never been in a Sports Book. However, during my stay there is a game on that I don't want to miss.

    I have a few questions:

    1) Is the Sports Book mainly comprised of men?

    2) If I would like to watch a game, can I sit in the Sports Book, get a cola and a little meal, and enjoy the game to my heart's content?

    3) Will I be required to gamble to sit in the Sports Book, or may I just have my snacks and cola and enjoy the game?

    4) Is it all bar seating, or can I get a table (I will be staying at the Rio)

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. mike_m235

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    I've never been to the Rio sports book, but let me answer some of this.

    Yes, it's mostly men unless there's some major event on that day that appeals to both sexes.

    Most sports books don't have tables, and a lot of them don't even have bars. They have chairs, or little booths. Mostly chairs.

    Most of them don't have food, but you can get food nearby and bring it in with you. Everyone does it. There will be a cocktail waitress, so you can order overpriced drinks if you like.

    You don't have to bet to sit there. Nobody will ever ask.
     
  3. grosx2

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    The Sports Deli at the Rio sports book has excellent sandwiches and snacks. There are tables right outside of the deli, near the keno boards. There are also booths running the length of the sports book in the back, next to the bar. It's very low key there and you should have no problem enjoying a light meal and your game.
     
  4. dunebug81

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    That's pretty much a spot on description of the book at Rio. I'd suggest you try the cheesesteak at the deli, it's quite good and huge.

    I'd like to add there is a bar on the back side of the book that I wouldn't consider part of the book but if you sit on the south side of the bar you'll have a good spot to watch whatever screen you want.
     
  5. UKFanatic

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    Most of the larger sportsbooks have places next to them where you can grab food: Mandalay Bay (snack bar inside the book), MGM (deli counter next to the book), Aria (I think they are putting the new pizza place next to the book), Bellagio (snack bar just outside the book), Caesars (munchbar next to the book), Mirage (deli across from the book), Palazzo (the book is basically a giant sportsbar), Wynn (deli next to the book)
     
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    The deli next to the book at MGM pushes the boundaries of what you'd call 'food' though. That place is horrible.
     
  7. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    Go to the sportsbook at Planet Hollywood and go to Earl of Sandwich. Done and done.
     
  8. jamesxnj

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    Another vote for Rio sportsbook and deli.Even when busy it's a short wait for your order and I have never had a problem with the food.Portions are large..Rio has in-room refridge and I sometime bring up a half sandwich for later I believe fountain soda is refillable also.Pizza available by the slice and it is not bad at all.

    The majority of the people in the sportsbook are male,but all depends on time of day and what game(s) may be going on.Curious as to what game you want to watch?
     
  9. IxAccDnf

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    There is also a good chance it will be on the TVs at the bars so you could sit at a bar and play the vp machines if you would like.

    Add me to the list that thinks the Rio Deli place is a good place to grab something to eat.

    I've always kind of liked the Rio sportsbook, it's an easy and comfortable place to watch a game
     
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