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Are all Sports Books the same?

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Are all Sports Books the same?

I have bet several times at a sports book and noticed some differences.

1. Quality of service helping at understand bets

2. Variety of bets, all types of sports or just select?

3. Seating?

4. Food?

5. Drinks, free, coupons?

6. Anything else

What is the best sports book overall

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1. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

The best sportbook is one with the best odds in your favor.

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2. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

Some sportsbooks don't even have TV's.

Some books don't have electronic boards telling the odds ... they just have a chaulkboard.

Not all are the same.

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3. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

I place most of my bets at GVR or The M.

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4. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

I keep hearing how Hilton is the best in terms of variety of bets and size- I've finally been convinced to check it out next month. For seating and food I would recommend Palazzo.

Edited: 12 July 2010, 15:17
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5. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

The Hilton probably is the best especially during football season.

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6. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

Check this link for some good info on books for betting:

wizardofvegas.com/guides/sports-survey//

and this link for sports book families:

wizardofodds.com/sports/sports_apx3.html

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7. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

They're all a little different.

From a better's perspective, the two most important things are good odds and decent drinks.

I'll often shop around for the best odds, then watch the game a a place with a good atmosphere and decent drink specials. I've found myself at Bill's because of the cheap beer and small crowds in the book, even if I made my bets somewhere with a better money line.

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8. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

For me, the Hilton is still the mutha of all sports books.

I still end up at the Bellagio most sports betting trips, sitting at the bar, playing VP with comped drinks, watching the tubes...also downtown at the Nugget. Nice, comfy book, but small.

Some underrated books are the Monte Carlo (intimate, comfortable, uncrowded, good drink access) and the Plaza downtown (big, good access and seating, good bar, good viewing, uncrowded).

I understand Bally's did a renovation on their book and I'm anxious to check it out. Believe it or not, the Riviera book's seats are virtually identical to the Hilton and offers some good viewing too but lacks the atmosphere and ammenities.

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9. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

But is the "vig" the same at all the sportsbooks?

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10. Re: Are all Sports Books the same?

Yes