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Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by smithipedia, May 4, 2017.

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  1. smithipedia

    smithipedia Tourist

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    Couple quick questions:

    1. I will be staying at Mandalay Bay in June; which M Life property has the best / most comfortable sports book?
      • We will be a group of 6 guys (23-30 years of age) and we will spend a good 4-6 hours just drinking and betting on a Friday or Saturday. We want to be comfortable and have good/fast service to keep the buzz on.
    2. Do you get free drinks if you are betting? I would assume it would be a voucher system or something along those lines. Pardon my ignorance; I normally just play on the casino floor where drinks are free flowing and free.
    3. Do you earn TC's or EC's at M Life sports books?
    4. Are there any Sports Books with VIP areas or upgraded seating?
    Sorry if these questions are silly; out of 4-5 trips to Vegas I have only ever made 1 bet and it was on the Superbowl.
     
  2. spicole

    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    These are not silly questions if you don't have much experience with it! I can answer some of the questions but others will chime in as well.

    I will be staying at Mandalay Bay in June; which M Life property has the best / most comfortable sports book
    Mlife properties have some comfortable sports books. You have lots of options. I personally like the book at Aria. The big stuffed chairs are the best. Mirage has historically been the flag-bearer for Mlife in this area and has probably the largest book and was recently remodeled. The book at Mandalay Bay is fairly large as is the book at Bellagio. MGM Grand is even decent. For you guys, I would lean towards either Aria (my fave) or staying at MB.

    We will be a group of 6 guys (23-30 years of age) and we will spend a good 4-6 hours just drinking and betting on a Friday or Saturday. We want to be comfortable and have good/fast service to keep the buzz on.
    I can only speak about drink service at Aria, which was always good. Drinks are not cheap, though. The proximity to Five50 Pizza is a major plus.

    Do you get free drinks if you are betting? I would assume it would be a voucher system or something along those lines.
    Yes, most books will provide drink tickets, but they are getting harder to come by on the strip. If you are looking to all drink for free just making small sports bets this will be difficult. Drink tickets will vary by property. For the biggest books on the strip, you will probably get drink tickets for every $200 wagered. It does not hurt to ask, or even tip the book desk clerk. I have heard that the trick is to make some smaller wagers on the ponies as the books are waaay more generous with the drink tickets for the horse wagers. MB has a bar in the book area with bartop machines - you should be able to get good cheap drink service there.

    Do you earn TC's or EC's at M Life sports books?
    Quick answer - no.

    Are there any Sports Books with VIP areas or upgraded seating?
    Yes, but I'm not the best person to ask. Any VIP areas on a major sports weekend will be out of your range. You'll be fine in June. From the various Mlife websites...

    Mandalay Bay does not have reserved seating.

    Aria has the best seats and a "VIP section".
    https://www.aria.com/en/casino/race-and-sports.html

    MGM Grand has some "sky boxes".
    https://www.mgmgrand.com/en/casino/race-sports-book.html

    Mirage has "VIP beverage packages and couch seating for large groups".
    https://www.mirage.com/en/casino/race-sports-book.html


    Hope this helps!
     
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  3. smithipedia

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    Thanks for the info, spicole. Hopefully others can chime in with any other info!
     
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