As sports betting in many places, even outside the United States, is considered illegal, bettors in such areas typically make their sports wagers through illicit bookmarkers or bookies. Some also bet through the Internet where thousands of online bookmarkers accept wagers in various sporting events worldwide. But for those who want to bet legally, Las Vegas is one of the top places to check out.
Nevada allows legal betting in all major individual sporting events. Casinos, especially those in Las Vegas, draw locals and tourists in their sports books, the part of the casino accepting bets on athletic competitions. The Las Vegas sports book offers convenient placing of bets and watching games, usually with many casino perks coming along with them.
In Las Vegas, betting and watching various sports events is as easy as getting in touch with the nearest hotel/casino.
Popular Sports Events and Venues in Las Vegas
Las Vegas hosts a number of popular motor sports events at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Shelby American; NASCAR Nationwide Series: Sam’s Town 300; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Qwik Liner Las Vegas 350; NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals; and NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals.
The Thomas and Mack Center of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) holds many professional and collegiate sports events throughout the year. It also hosts the annual National Finals Rodeo. Many indoor sporting events are held at its complex as well, both at the Thomas and Mack main arena and the Cox Pavilion.
The Sam Boyd Stadium, a football stadium in Whitney, hosts the UNLV football, Las Vegas Bowl, annual NCCA bowl game, and the U.S.A. Sevens.
Many boxing fights happen in Las Vegas as well. Popular locations for these fights include Mandalay Bay, Thomas and Mack, and MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Las Vegas is home to a number of minor league sports teams such as the Las Vegas 51s, Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL, and Las Vegas Stars of the International Basketball League.
Visitors and residents can also take advantage of a wide array of private and public areas for boating, golf, hiking, rock climbing, and other sports. The city features several parks for many sports and recreation activities. as well Rock climbers take advantage of the state-of-the-art equipment at the Red Rock Climbing Center, the state’s premier indoor rock climbing facility located just a few minutes away from the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
Las Vegas Sports Books
It is easy to access information about individual Las Vegas race and sports books. Bettors in Las Vegas can check out sports books in the following casinos (in alphabetical order):
Aria, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder;
Bally’s, Barley’s, Bellagio, Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall and Saloon, Boulder Station, Buffalo Bill’s;
Caesars Palace, California, Circus Circus;
Ellis Island, Excalibur;
Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Fitzgeralds, Flamingo, Fremont;
Gold Coast, Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, Green Valley Ranch;
Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Harrah’s;
Las Vegas Hilton;
M Resort, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, Monte Carlo;
New York-New York;
Palace Station, Palazzo, Palms, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Plaza, Primm Valley;
Railroad Pass, Red Rock Resort, Rio, Riviera;
Sahara, Sam’s Town, Santa Fe Station, Silverton, Skyline, South Point, Stratosphere, Suncoast, Sunset Station;
Texas Station, The Rampart Casino, Treasure Island, Tropicana;
Wild Wild West, and Wynn.
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