We were in Vegas last week and the book is where I spend a majority of my evenings. Not my first time at any of these books but I thought I give a recent experience type of review. MGM - nice big book, plenty of seating, do not volunteer drink tickets and they will will let the vagrants hang out later in the evening. The Tropicana - dead, beyond dead. This is the place to go if you want to be by yourself. I found it to sterile for my tastes but they do have large viewing screens. Luxor. Easy to watch what you want and comfortably not crowded. Cocktail service is non-existent and drink tickets not volunteered. Mandalay Bay - not crowded, no service, no drink tickets volunteered. Decent viewing area. Kind of boring IMO. NYNY - A favorite book - my luck always seems to be good here. Drink tickets offered and good cocktail service. Viewing area leaves alot to be desired but the Sporting House is right there as well as an attended bathroom. Monte Carlo .......... love the hotel and everything about it. Viewing area is decent and drink tickets given freely. The kicker - cocktail service here is absolutely horrible. You might be lucky if one comes into the book on any given hour. Tickets at the bar will not be accepted and if you ask for service in the book you will be told curtly a server will be in shortly. When they do come its with an attitude despite being tipped well. This is now 3x this has happened to me in this book. I'll be going else where from now on. Cosmo - sports book is more of a race book. Small and new its more geared to the in and out better. Not a game watching venue. Have to say I was disappointed. Planet Hollywood. I use to think this was one of the best places to watch the game and lay some bets. Comfortable seating and a solid viewing area still present but they have really not kept up the book itself. Its well worn. Aria - did not care for it the first time I checked it out but this time I absolutely loved it. Cocktail service was fantastic and friendly (Catey). Drink tickets given at 125$ but they will toss a couple extra your way upon request (Makers Mark free large pour). Everyone was fall over friendly with one exception - the young male was rather quite the prick. Just go to the females behind the counter to place your bets. Viewing area is fantastic and comfortable. With Monte Carlo losing my business this probably becomes my go to book now.