what are the sports betting rooms like in Vegas casinos?

what are the sports betting rooms like in Vegas casinos?

I want to know what the system? do it just go to a window and bet on a game ‘s spread or over / under or something? or are the bookies l? only available by phone?

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3 comments

  • Very Chucky

    Yes by phone only. Bookies are illegal betting. It’s not OTB where you can go up to the window. Vegas is legal betting.

  • Jacques Strappe

    Vegas sportsbooks and racebooks are great! The best ones are easily visible in the casino, and have dozens of screens that you can watch most games on. They all pretty much have a window/counter configuration that you place bets at.

  • Jordan X

    Most Vegas casinos have sports betting rooms or areas with many televisions and large electronic boards with all of the bets available. If you are a newbie, go to a counter and tell them it is your first time. I did that my first time and the woman walked me through the process.

    Essentially, there will be a wide variety of bets available posted on the electronic board. There will also likely be printed-out sheets by the betting counter with all of the spreads, etc. Bets could be single game bets, straight bets where you merely pick the winner, bets with a spread (i.e., for the SuperBowl it was something like New England to win by 11…HAHAHA!), over/under bets, etc. You can also set up parlay bets, where you choose several bets and combine them. It could be as few as two bets or a whole lot more. Payouts are higher for parlays, but you have to win all of your bets to win the money.

    Once you choose your picks, go to the window or counter, and tell them your picks. If the board or print-out has designated numbers for each bet, its best to refer to the number when placing a bet (i.e., Spurs to win by 9 could have the number 203, for example, right before the odds, so if you want to bet Spurs by 9, simply ask for $x on 203).

    The counterperson will take your money and give you a printed out ticket with the bet information on it, including the bet placed, the amount bet, and the amount you can win. If you do win, bring the ticket back to the counter and they will pay you out. You can also mail in your winning ticket if you are only in Vegas on vacation and won’t be around for the end of the game.

    Good luck.