MGM Grand Las Vegas Sportsbook
I was very surprised it was so empty because when I went to a sports book about 1 hr. Later at another hotel it had thrifty people in it playing the horses. Could be a fluke but who is to say. Got to remember that there were no big games on so I kinda had the whole place to myself and they even agreed to change the big screen to allow me to watch the Yankee game!!!!
Customer service was outstanding and they were helpful to me in placing a few bets. I've been here a few times, but have stayed just twice for a long duration. Both times were spent in the Skybox Suites.
These suites are located on the private second level and overlooks the Sports Book with a great view of the televisions. They're equipped with large, extremely comfortable leather reclining chairs facing the front and additional couches and seating at the rear of the box for hanging out with a group or dining.
Our first visit was on a Sunday during regular NFL season and fortunately was not very busy. The boxes are spacious and equipped for 10 people a couple of the boxes can be arranged to fit 20 people. There were a few other patrons throughout the day and we still had a good amount of privacy from them. During these game days, the Skyboxes have a light buffet available and a dedicated host. The second time we utilized one of the Skybox suites was the opening of the college football season last week.
It was pretty empty, so it was nice and relaxing. We also grabbed a couple of the reclining chairs in the very front so the TV views were fabulous. It was difficult to locate a server for drinks, but it was easy to go downstairs and order directly from the Sports Book bar FYI: Also, Stage Deli was very convenient to grab food and take it up to the Skybox, though it isn't one of my favorite food options. When you bet, you get free drink vouchers - valid on the date only and just at the Sports Book bar.
You can use them on beer, well drinks, and most likely house wine. Solid-ish sportsbook, if you're not drinking or eating. Lots of screens, seating isn't exactly comfortable but there are two or three different types of chair styles to pick from as well as booth-style seating along the back wall.
Nothing different from any other 'book for placing your bets. Sometimes you'll luck into a free drink coupon with your bet though, which is a plus. But the bartenders in that particular area are surly and rude- coming up to get a drink to two guys standing together, one rolled his eyes at me and gestured to the other bartender when I tried to place my order.
Not sure if he was the bar back and not the bartender proper, or if he was off the clock, or just didn't want to deal with me, but an eye roll is not the way to handle that. Expected, but still bullshit. The grand daddy of them all , i love this sports betting area, I normally do not bet on sports , especially sports i do not know, the bet bookers were very helpful to me explaining step by step the best possible way to win.
So that's a good thing. On Sunday mornings the line gets pretty long before the 10am football games so get there early although the line moves fairly quickly sometimes. If it's NBA playoffs the line gets really long. If it's the Super Bowl youre better of placing your bet the day before. Because the day of ive seen the wait for the line be over an hour long what is this disneyland?!
Even though the seats the are kind of close to the screens and you kind of have to look up, I still like it because there are so many seats compared to Planet Hollywoods sportsbook. The workers have always been patient with me especially since I usually have about 5 parlays to place each time I go. Odds are ok, but sometimes you'll do better by shopping around. Skyboxes are an excellent way to watch any sporting event. I loved watching baseball and earning money on the Nationals! The only thing that makes me sad about this place is that people were actually betting on final scores of NFL preseason games officiated by replacement referees.
That means that 22 year-old guys who will be out of the NFL next week and maybe even working here or a referee who can't tell whether Arizona or Atlanta is playing can make one mistake and cost you hundreds of dollars. Honestly, I wanted to stage an intervention for these bettors. Wall of TV screens is a positive. Uncomfortable chairs and spotty service are negatives.
Small enough space that it probably gets crowded for major events. I give it a three - just make your bet, go have fun and come back to see if you won. Small for such a large casino, competent staff. Lots of passing thru foot traffic. The MGM Grand sports book features three big screens and approximately fifty smaller screens.
Awesome location to watch college and pro football games and hopefully win some money on parlay and straight up bets. The big screens are reserved for the best football games and you can sit in one of the leather seats, drink a cold beer and watch games morning till late afternoon. Great customer service for setting up your bets.
Get there early though because the lines can get long especially right before kick-off. On this weekend I watched many customers win on the 49ers and Packers and I was one of the too!! I wanted to watch a Lakers game in here and was lucky to snag a seat. The seats are decent but their sort of uncomfortable. The joint was packed full of people and everyone seemed into the game. I don't bet or anything like that so I can't speak for the betting system.
The beers are good and came in a KA Cirque du Soleil souvenir cup. I usually end up spending a lot of time in casino sports books because of the anal rippage I receive from the Pai Gow dealers. I love this sports book's layout. Only four rows deep so even if you forget your glasses you get a great view from any seat.
A great sports book to place your wager and relax. Three huge 16x12 broadcasting the most popular games, thirty six 60" plasmas, twenty four 42" plasmas, forty nine 15" color TVs for race book wagerers. Ton of TV's but I will say the wait staff is few and far between to be found on busy events. They do have a cash bar in the middle. The sportsbook is also directly across from the lion habitat I actually didn't spend much time in here on my last trip, but Diane did bet on a few horse races while I was in a Poker Tournament.
The first thing she mentioned when we met up afterwards was how nice she thought the Sports Book was. With that endorsement from a Vegas Newbie, I think they deserve another 5 Star rating! Mostly isolated from the gaming floor and not as smoke heavy as that at Caesars or Venetian there is simply a nice vibe to this place that has only been improved by adding TAP across the way. Admittedly crowded at most times and a bit of a hassle when the Hakkasan line begins to develop I guess one can look at this as a pro or a con depending on how vested they are in the game; those cheering for the favorite and happy to check out the velvet rope eye candy should be quite happy.
Only downside is all the homeless sleeping in the chairs in the early morning. They are both filled with loud noises and they are generally not set up all too well. Seating is a bit odd as all the chairs seem to give you a look directly up at TV's and every time I sit down I feel like I need to visit a chiropractor directly afterwards.
You can get better odds and a better experience elsewhere. At least go to NY NY and have a beer at their sports bar. Some of the worst future odds in town. I could not believe that the Wynn was substantially better versus They just have basic future bets so I went to Wynn to get my Dancing with the Stars bet in.
This might be my favorite sportsbook on the strip. The sportsbook is also directly across from the lion habitat. I actually didn't spend much time in here on my last trip, but Diane did bet on a few horse races while I was in a Poker Tournament. Sit back in comfort as you take in 60 TV screens streaming simultaneous sports action …. Sit back in comfort as you take in 60 TV screens streaming simultaneous sports action from all major international athletic and race events.
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So it's a branding deal. Seems cheap, no idea if it's going to pay off, but will be interesting to watch. All NBA bettors are dead money, so the more the merrier. Will we now see sports betting commercials regularly? Originally Posted by cincinnatikid I don't know yet if they'll get the integrity fee, doesn't look like that was disclosed.
Originally Posted by Ralphie Halves. Originally Posted by hubie MGM will also have the right to use N. Originally Posted by Grits n' Gravy. A nice feature to have in expanding markets.