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Sportsbook with inexpensive drinks?

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by notfromconcentrate, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Perhaps the only Vegas-obsessed millennial

    Jul 19, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Sportsbooks kind of fall into a grey area of casinos on the spectrum of "free" and paid drinks.

    That is, they can be "free", in that sports bettors will often get drink tickets for their wagers - just as players at slots and tables will get "free" drinks for the same reason.

    But they can also be paid, in that the sportsbooks have bars which you can buy drinks at - just as there are bars where you can buy drinks anywhere else.

    Since "free" drink rules on sportsbooks seem to have tightened up, it seems like going into a sportsbook with the expectation that you'll pay for a drink is a very safe assumption to make.

    Having said that, you're then at the mercy of that sportsbook's pricing. Which, as we know about casino bars, will either be very expensive ($10.99 plus tax for a mixed drink) or very cheap ($3 for a domestic beer). There isn't any in-between.

    So, my objective here is to find out which Las Vegas sportsbooks tend to have less expensive drinks. I realize that some people have their strategies of just bringing drinks in from outside. However - out of respect, I'd rather not go bringing in outside beverages to avoid buying the drinks like you're supposed to.

    Any insights here? Whether it's knowledge that one place tends to be reasonable, or even knowledge of specific deals - it will all be very much appreciated!
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  2. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

    Jan 8, 2008
    Derby City, Kentucky
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I make very few sports book bets, however: I see a lot of beer buckets going out at Orleans and Gold Coast; El Cortez often has a single tap on their hot dog cart; sports book delis generally have the best sandwiches on the planet.
  3. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

    Jul 17, 2011
    Northern Nevada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    You’re an honorable customer... Bravo! I hope you’re rewarded with some solid intel. Unfortunately, I can only offer the obvious generality... the lower-end the property, most likely the better deal on booze. My guess is Silver Sevens is propably considerably less expensive than Wynn and so on, but again I’m sure that’s of little help.
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  4. The Rumor

    The Rumor VIP Whale

    Jul 28, 2015
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Off strip has some deals.

    On strip? Eh. Bringing a tall boy from the c store is usually a much better deal than ordering from the waitress. I’m not aware of an on strip sports book with decent drink prices.
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  5. ncpokeresq

    ncpokeresq Tourist

    Feb 16, 2017
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    In what I hope is a related question, what happens if you use a phone app to place your bets? It is my understanding that the lines can be brutal at busy times and the way most convenient and least likely to result in missing getting a bet in on time is to use the app. Can you get drink tickets if you bet using the app?
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