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Sports Book with Available Seats?

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by NoMayo, Nov 5, 2012.

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  1. NoMayo

    NoMayo Tourist

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    Hi guys,

    I am heading out to Vegas on Saturday and plan on betting both college and NFL games this weekend. I know sportsbooks can get pretty crowded on NFL Sundays, and I assume college Saturdays, but I was wondering which books are likely to have available seats. Specifically, I would prefer not to wake up early on Sunday and have to get to the book hours before kickoff to reserve seats.

    I'm not necessarily asking what your personal favorites are for comfort, drinks, food, etc., just which ones you might have come across that have open seats. I am staying at Caesars and my friend is staying at Bally's. I prefer staying on the Strip (though I might head downtown on Saturday). Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. CenterfieldNine

    CenterfieldNine Low-Roller

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    Are you searching solo? Greatly increases chances especially if you're willing to ask if seats are taken. if you strike out at cp, flamingo and mirage are worth a shot/nearby. Mirage book is right near the cp side door, then across the street check Harrahs working down to flamingo and beyond if needed. Worst case watch at the bar at bills.

    My four cents.
     
  3. NoMayo

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    It would be me and a friend. There is a slight chance a third person might be with us, though i believe he will back out. Does the Hilton sportsbook get busy? I've always wanted to give that place a try. Also, I suppose I could place bets and watch the games at the ESPN Zone (or whatever its called now).
     
  4. CenterfieldNine

    CenterfieldNine Low-Roller

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    The superbook at lvh gets packed, yes. Lots of Sro like at cp, but then you might as well stay there. Superbook has a huge clientele and it will be tough to find two seats at game time if not impossible IMO. Over half their seats are reserved
     
  5. NoMayo

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    Thanks for your replies. Do you think some of the less popular casinos might have some seats? TI? Tropicana? Luxor?
     
  6. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    If you're willing to try Luxor, you might be better off walking through the shops to Mandalay Bay. It's less than 5 minutes to walk from book to book. The MB sportsbook is much larger.

    Even after Luxor remodeled their sportsbook a few years ago, is still isn't very large and the sightlines aren't great.

    Mandalay Bay has a huge screen and several smaller ones on the front wall, plus the four more at the vp bar. Pam is a great bartender if you sit at the bar. Ask for Terri if you sit at a table - she's an awesome cocktail waitress.

    Enjoy!
     
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    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Try the less popular ones. The big, popular books fill up fast. Check out Harrahs (underrrated, actually), Excalibur (there used to be a couple seats in there), or Circus Circus (had no problem walking in on a college football saturday last fall and grabbing two seats at 3pm)
     
  9. tmaas21

    tmaas21 Low-Roller

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    If you haven't been to the LVH sportsbook on a football weekend, you need to give it a try. On Saturdays it will be hard to find a seat.

    On Sundays, they open up the main theatre and have huge screens with all the games on. They have food and drink specials, along with betting kiosks set up right outside the theatre.

    I would highly recommend the LVH for Sunday football.
     
  10. NoMayo

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a shot.
     
  11. LAURLUVS2BOWL

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    I second that - the theater on Sunday is such a great way to watch a game! Plus a full bar and various reasonably priced food a few steps from your seat (AND a betting window right when you walk in)! Enjoy.
     
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