Vegas Hotel, Casino, Sports & Race Book Review
If you're looking for the biggest and brightest
sports and race book in the city, the Las Vegas Hotel is the place that you are
definitely going to want to be headed for. This is the self-proclaimed largest
sports book and race book in the world, and it's definitely worth the
inconvenience of having to leave the Las Vegas Strip to get here.
The space that the LVH is located at might not be
ideal, but it is known as a "Superbook" for a reason. There are over
300 seats and over 30,000 square feet for this sports and race book, and no
matter what game you're searching for to bet on, Manager Jay Kornegay will put
a betting line up on it. There are more expansive options in terms of regular
prop bets and betting lines on more obscure events here at the Las Vegas Hotel
than any other sports book on the Strip, and it isn't even close. There are
hundreds of soccer matches with betting lines up every week, on top of all of
the regular NFL, college football, NBA, college basketball, hockey, and
baseball that you've come to expect. Prop bets are on the board for NASCAR,
tennis, horses, golf, boxing… You name it, the LVH has it.
And, not only does the sports book have lines for
all sorts of different games and situations, but it also has those lines up
earlier than any other book on the Strip. NFL betting lines are generally
posted by Sunday afternoon for the next week, and all of the lines and 'totals'
are up by Monday morning.
The race book is just as expansive, as there are
over 200 seats set up just for racing fans. Individual TVs are all over the
place for your enjoyment as well, and you can bet not just on the ponies, but
on the puppies as well at the major greyhound tracks across America.
No matter whether you want to watch the games in a
more semi-private setting or want to take them in with the masses nearly the
betting windows, the Las Vegas Hotel can accommodate you. The "Fan
Cave" doesn't have much in the way of TVs, and they aren't those huge ones
that Vegas is known for, but it is a non-smoking area where you can go and
enjoy the games with fellow fans. Outside, there are 28 massive televisions and
another three dozen other TVs throughout the sports book and race book area.
But of course, you might know the Las Vegas Hotel
for its contests, as the SuperContest, or as you might know it, the Hilton
Handicapping Contest, is the biggest football handicapping competition in the
world. Every year, football handicappers from across the planet join at the LVH
for this massive contest. There are also huge competitions for horse racing
betting fans as well.
The poker room at the LVH is surprisingly small with
just 11 tables, which aren't always going. This is more of a business class
room, so if you're looking to pick off the obnoxious 20-somethings waving
around their $20 bills, this isn't the place for you. The poker room does
feature a lower rake than most in Vegas, but it isn't necessarily worth it,
knowing that you're going to be playing against people who really want to play
cards and win some money as opposed to the ones that are just there for a cheap
thrill and think that they're going to get rich.
If the Las Vegas Hotel were right in the heart of
the Strip, it would be the place to go for bettors. However, it's a hike from
the Strip to the LVH, and that makes life difficult for the pros who are trying
to get the best lines on all of their bets. Still, if you're ready for the
sports betting experience of a lifetime, this is most certainly your resort of