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Sports Books and Drinks

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Sports Books and Drinks

Heading back to Vegas for first time in a while. Last time I was there, I couldn't get drinks at the Mandalay Bay book but got free drinks all night at the Treasure Island book (didn't even need tickets).

Been surfing the web and it's looking like getting drinks in the books is a thing of the past. Can anybody share if that's the case? Any books give tickets for minimum betting?

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1. Re: Sports Books and Drinks

Would this be during March Madness or a quiet summer Tuesday night when there are only a few baseball games on. It might make a difference.

Almost all the books use tickets now. Simply put the nicer the hotel and sportsbook the larger the minimum bet required, and probably the greater enforcement of the rules. Hence they were strict at MB but lax at TI. If you have questions about specific books I'm sure there are those that can help. AND of course dates matter, as in Las Vegas everything costs more when the demand goes up.

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Good point about the dates. Will be there from this Friday to next Wednesday, so I'll be there for a mix of MM and regular nights on Monday and Tuesday. Staying at Mandalay for the first couple of nights and then the Bellagio, but we will probably be hopping around.

Let's start with this: if anyone knows what the minimum bets are to get tickets for this weekend at a particular book, please share the info (links, etc.). And i take it the minimum bets means the total money you put down at the counter, right?

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Mnay places require a minimum bet, otherwise youre sitting watching a game on a $20 bet while drinking $50 worth of booze.

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Sometimes you just have to ask (for drink tickets) and a small ($1) toke (tip) to the sports book agent when placing the wager will often result in extra drink tickets being lavished upon you because NOBODY but you has ever toked them when PLACING a bet!

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And i take it the minimum bets means the total money you put down at the counter, right?

Not necessarily,Caesars doing football season required a $250 minimum per bet for drink tickets

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Last summer at the Rio I think we got 2 drink tickets for every $25 that we bet but I could be wrong. It really seemed like it was up to the teller taking the bets as to how many tickets that we received. My buddy went up by himself and made a $10 bet and got 2 tickets. I'm guessing a little tip to the teller would get you more tickets.

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Its odd how casinos choose to be stingy with drinks at the sports book but not at a penny slot, or any other cheap options. Ive gotten buzzed playing quarter keno before.

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Ummmmmm........I've gotten TWO drink tickets on a $5 football bet at Caesars Palace with a $1 toke for MNF.

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Hawkinns is right. Most sports book have minimums for drink tickets. But I've found they are only guidelines and not written in stone. During trip a month ago Aria told me there min was 125 for one drink ticket but they gave me two for 3 bets that totaled 200. If you're pleasant and chat up the folks they are more liberal with the tix. At Monte Carlo SB the mins were much lower. They never told me a min but would estimate between 25 & 50 for one drink ticket.

At Aria I always had to ask for a ticket they never voluntarily offered. At MC was opposite they always offered some at every bet. Aria tickets are stamped for the day implying only good for one day. MC are stamped Mon-Sun. CW service at Aria SB was very good consistently. MC more hit or miss (usually ordered two drinks at a time).

Mandalay I always had to ask for a drink ticket like Aria they never volunteered any.

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