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Downtown Sportsbooks

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by mraudit, Nov 25, 2016.

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  1. mraudit

    mraudit I wear this on the plane!

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    Hello again party people. With the addition of the new book at the Cal, I wondered what the state of the other books downtown were. Two years ago, ten of us went out for a football weekend and played at the Plaza all day on a Saturday. Lets just say, it wasn't a pleasant experience. Dirty, bums everywhere, had to make a scene to get a drink ticket (even with tip), and the hot dog cart had frozen dogs. Needless to say, we went to Westgate the next day for NFL.

    That was two years ago, so we would like to know what its like now? Can a group of 8 to 10 get a table at the Cal? Has the Plaza cleaned up their act? Fremont was the only place that said a 20 buck bet would get you a drink ticket and they did it. What are the Cal's drink ticket policy.

    Any insight would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. wisconsin terp

    wisconsin terp Low-Roller

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    The Plaza has done a really good job of cleaning up their sportsbook and for a group of 8-10 it really is your only viable option downtown. Cal has improved and might be a viable option for 2 people to have a good time but size wise it's not going to work, you guys would take up 1/3 of the seats. Freemont is by far the most generous with their drink tickets but again a tough tough spot for a party of your size to enjoy themselves and the TV's in the actual book make it a non starter for good sports viewing. Nugget might have the size but again there is no way for 8 or more to sit together and have fun. Go to the Plaza, ignore the one or two people who are waiting for the bus next door, push two tables together and sit around them. Make your bets together, get as many drink tickets as you can or buy some drinks or beers at the bar 5 feet away. Buy a couple pizzas at Pop-up Pizza 25 feet away and have fun. Plaza sportsbook is the best downtown when you have a group of any size.
     
  3. bubbakitty

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    It is not what you are asking but one option is the Sam's Town sports book. ?? Not downtown but a coach bus ride away and a theater type seating arrangement to accommodate many more than 8. It is about 15 minutes each way via bus and there is a schedule available at any of the boyd properties downtown. Caution; when they say leaving at 1:00 they are gone at 1:01 so be aware..Ginormous tv's but again not downtown. Good luck.
     
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  4. eaglejohn

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    Cals new sportsbook easily has enough room for that many, provided you get there early. About 10 seats at bar.Several high tops with seats for 8? Some nice loungers. Guessing will hold about 40-50. No drink tickets. Buckets of 6 beers is $15. No food except saw a sign for hot dogs.Another sign says no food allowed in except from a Boyds property. 20 flat screens.
     
  5. thekid911

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    Is the new room at the Cal sports only or does it also have horse racing?
     
  6. jwkick

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    Last January when we at the plaza book it was taking a 100 on sports but only 20 on horses to get a ticket. It was much cheaper to buy buckets of beer from the bar right by the book. We where paying 4.00 a beer and they usually had a special every day.
     
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