Horse Wagering in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the center of the gambling world, and horse wagering takes pride of place. A wide variety of horse wagering is available at any of the Las Vegas Sports Books, meccas for gambling of all types. These sports books are typical adjuncts to the main casinos, as they hope to draw in curious gamblers from the slot machines and table games.
Once inside the sports book, gamblers find a fully equipped universe of gambling that caters to their every need. One of the largest and most representative of these sports books is the Bally’s Race and Sports Book, situated inside Bally’s Casino and occupying a huge dedicated area of its own. The sports book is convenient to the main casino, a large group of mall shops and the nearby monorail station.
Once inside the sports book, wagerers look out upon a vast space containing eleven big screens measuring 8 feet by 6 feet and 210 individual televisions for viewing a full range of sports events. Another twenty 35-inch televisions are located in the sports lounge. Patrons can use cash or casino chips to place bets on horse races from coast to coast and in many foreign countries. Virtually any type of bet is accepted in Las Vegas, from mild to wild.
Bettors can spend the entire day in the sports book if they so desire, with the best locations offering catered dining and drinks from one, two or more on-site restaurants. Bally’s, for example, offers patrons their choice of Italian, deli or Japanese foods to keep them fueled up for the betting action. Most Las Vegas sports books also offer special promotions, events and contests to keep their patrons amused and entertained.
For any sports wagerer of any caliber, a visit to Las Vegas demands a visit to a sports book. As part of the ultimate Las Vegas experience, it simply can’t be beat!