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Nevada gaming venues continue to smash revenue numbers every year in Vegas sports betting. Gamblers continue to wager record amounts on championship events, especially at land-based stops on the Las Vegas Strip.

Whether it’s the open concept of the Cosmopolitan sportsbook or the dark, plush setting of the Bellagio, visitors are placing their bets on the money line, point spread and over/under totals.

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Why Go To Vegas

When you can win at home?

 

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    However, instead of waiting in line at one of the many books for Las Vegas sports betting, players are also finding a better experience online at top-ranked sites like Bovada.

  • Mobile apps

    Most Vegas sportsbooks also offer a downloadable app or a Vegas betting site to wager on the next big game. The only problem is you must be in the state of Nevada to place that bet.

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    With Bovada, the website is available all day, every day and wagers can be placed whether you are at home or visiting another state.

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    You can be sure to find the Vegas betting trends here as well. Looking for the winner of the next big game? This website makes Las Vegas betting easy with free picks on all the major championships.

Las Vegas Bets — We’re Here to Gamble

More than 100,000 travellers visit Las Vegas every day of the year. About 75 percent of them choose to stay at one of the main resorts on the Las Vegas Strip — from Mandalay Bay at the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard to the Wynn at the north end.

Most of these guests are here to gamble in the Vegas betting world. Slot tournaments, poker tournaments or sports betting — these world-class resorts cover it all.

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  • MGM Grand is one of the biggest resorts on the Strip. It has almost 5,700 guest rooms and a long, winding casino floor which includes a poker room, about 200 table games, and more than 2,600 slot machines.

    It’s just one of the many stops for gambling fun and excitement in this desert destination.

    • Think You Got Game?

      Test your talents at the World Series of Poker. The best players in the world compete for almost 100 championship bracelets from the end of May to the main event final table in July. However, the WSOP isn't the only game in town when it comes to poker.

      • Every Las Vegas resort has a poker room.
      • High limit cash games are often available at Aria or Bellagio.
      • Games for as low as $1 per ante or blind are found daily on the Strip.
      • There are also daily tournaments at most poker rooms.
      • Many poker rooms — like Caesars Palace or the Venetian — are open 24 hours.

    • Slot Machines Everywhere

      If you're visiting Las Vegas, get ready for an invasion of slot machines. They are even there to greet you at McCarran Airport.

      • There are more than 40,000 slot machines on the Las Vegas Strip.
      • A player can wager as low as one penny per spin up to $1,000 a pull.
      • Bonuses, mega winners and progressive jackpots are found in all of the Vegas resorts.
      • A World War II vet hit the multimillion-dollar Megabucks jackpot twice. Who said the house always wins?

    • Have a Seat in the Sports Book

      Expect a long lineup for major championships like the Super Bowl or Final Four for Las Vegas bets like the money line or point spread. These games are a desirable ticket.

      You can also jump the queue and log into your Bovada account for Las Vegas betting online. This sportsbook will offer more betting options than the ones found on the Strip.

      • Most Las Vegas sportsbooks are open around 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Sportsbooks offer a complimentary beverage with wagers, but the bet amount is often quite high.
      • Don't expect to get a seat in one of the more popular venues for major sporting events.

    • Sports Betting Vegas

      Sports betting Las Vegas is gaining momentum across the country, but it continues to grow even more on the Strip with the addition of two professional sports teams — the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights and the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders. 

      Many just like to play the home team to win on Bovada. Just keep it simple with Vegas bets online. Others will tackle a parlay bet where a winning ticket must consist of two or more correct wagers — like a winning team against the spread and the correct choice in the over/under totals. More risk, higher reward.

      Another option to keep in mind if you're on the Strip is searching for the best odds on Vegas betting online. With more than two dozen sportsbooks within walking distance, find the best odds for maximum return on your wager.

    • Vegas Betting Trends

      Vegas online sports betting continues to change as more and more gamblers get in on the game. Sure, the money line, point spread and over/under total bets remain the most popular, sites are always looking for ways to make the game more exciting for the avid players with the newest betting trends.

      The latest addition is "in-play betting," where gamblers can wager on a particular period or quarter within the game. Will the star player score in a touchdown in this quarter, will the home team's quarterback throw for a certain number of yards in the first half? The betting options are endless, and it adds a lot of excitement to the game without waiting for the final score.

      As technology improves and changes, top-ranked Las Vegas betting sites will make sure their members don't miss a bet. You will be able to place a bet from the opening pitch to the final out, all with just a few clicks.

    Types of Bets

    Don’t let the sea of numbers at the Las Vegas sportsbooks intimidate you. Just take a few minutes to learn all the basics of sports betting on this page.

    Let’s start with the odds on the Super Bowl explain the ABCs of sports betting, which is called “straight bets.” In our example, let’s say the American Football Conference representative is a 2.5-point favorite over the National Football Conference champion. The over/under total for the game is 48.5 points.

    Definitions

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      Point spread

      Over/under total

      Futures

      Parlays, teasers, and proposition bets

      Partial game lines

    • The AFC team (-135) is the favorite to beat the NFC squad (+115) in the big game. Pick the winner and you win the money line wager. It’s as simple as that.

      So, what do the numbers mean after the team names? First of all, if there is a minus sign in front of a number (-135), that is how much a bettor must wager to win $100. If there is a plus sign in front of a number (+115), that is how much profit a bettor makes on a $100 wager.

      For example, a bettor has to wager $135 on the AFC team to earn a $100 profit and a $235 total return. A bettor has to wager $100 on the NFC to earn a profit of $115 and a $215 total return. Obviously, there was a lot more value betting on the NFC champs but, remember, the underdogs must win the game outright for you to cash this ticket on the money line.

    • Since the AFC is a 2.5-point favorite to win the Super Bowl, it has to win by three points or more to “cover” the spread. The NFC, as 2.5-point underdogs, has to win outright or lose by two points or less.

      The odds for these bets are typically posted at -110 for both sides, which means a bettor had to wager $110 to earn a $100 profit and a $210 total return.
    • The over/under bet is based on the total score of the game. The betting line for the Super Bowl is posted at 48.5 points. A 30-20 outcome would mean the "over" wins the totals bet. A 13-3 outcome would mean the "under" wins the totals bet.

      The odds for these bets are typically posted at -110 for both sides, which means a bettor had to wager $110 to earn a $100 profit and a $210 return.

      The betting for basketball is posted exactly the same way it is for football, with the money line, point spread and over/under total.

      Baseball and hockey also have the money line and over/under bets, but the point spread is replaced with the run line in baseball and puck line in hockey where the team that is favored has to win by two or more runs or goals. Again, the odds on the run line and puck line vary depending on how big a favorite a certain team is against the underdog.

      Money line straight bets are offered in every sport, especially when there’s a list of players involved in the event — like golf, tennis and auto racing. Typically, a sportsbook will list 30 or more individual players along with a field (all others) option, at various odds.

      For example, Dustin Johnson may be listed at 8-1 (+800), Jordan Spieth at 10-1 (+1000), Rory McIlroy at 12-1 (+1200), etc. If you bet $100 on three-time major champion Spieth and he goes on to win the tournament, you win $1,000 plus your $100 bet, for a total payoff of $1,100.


      Another popular form of golf betting involves matchup propositions, in which two golfers are paired against each other in a head-to-head wager, with a betting line on each golfer set by the oddsmaker. The golfer with the better (lower) score wins the matchup.

    • Las Vegas sportsbooks offer bettors the opportunity to wager on the outcome of an entire season — for example, which team will win the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup or World Series. This is known as “futures book” or “future book” betting.

      The expansion Vegas Golden Knights were listed at 200-1 by some venues before their 2017-18 inaugural season began in October. The Golden Knights stunned the sports world and reached the finals. A $100 futures bet, had Vegas won the title, would have returned $20,100 ($20,000 profit plus $100 bet).

      When you make a futures bet, your odds are “locked in.” That means if you bet the Golden Knights at 200-1, you will get paid off at 200-1 odds, even if the sportsbook later adjusts the odds (Vegas was actually favored to win the Cup at one point in the regular season).

      Futures betting is also offered on the major events in horse racing, such as the Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup. In horse racing futures, if your horse does not start the race, you lose the bet — there are no refunds. However, the odds on your bet are “locked in,” regardless of the horse’s odds on race day.

      Some sportsbooks offer futures betting on unusual propositions, such as which Major League Baseball player will hit the most home runs in the regular season. In this type of wager, all bets count regardless of injuries or other unforeseen events.

    • Parlays always include two or more outcomes.

      This bet is usually only paid if all wagers win.

      Like a parlay, a teaser involves two or more outcomes. This wager is different from a parlay because the bettor receives extra points on each line within the teaser. Prop bets are based on outcomes that are not dependent on the full game. One example is the over/under on the number of passing or rushing yards by an individual or team in a football game.

    • This is a growing area of wagering at Las Vegas sportsbooks. The lines and totals are only for action that takes place during a certain part of a game. The partial game wagers can be for point spreads, totals or just a simple proposition.

      Some examples are Quarter of a football or basketball game, half of a football or basketball game, first five innings of a baseball game, first inning of a baseball game, hockey periods, and team to score first.

    Las Vegas Betting Sites

    Not all betting sites are created the same. Sure, there are plenty of options out there, especially in the increasingly competitive world of sports betting and casino gaming. But there are few Las Vegas sports.com websites like many of the host sites found on VegasBetting. 

    Top-ranked sites like Bovada and BetOnline are worth exploring for the first-time player and experienced gambler.

    Sign-up is a snap, and so are deposits and withdrawals.

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  • These sites have been trusted for years, and they have a legion of users to prove it.

    Still not convinced? Then take a look at MyBookie, Intertops or 5Dimes. These sites rank highly in reviews and customer satisfaction as well. They offer online casinos too.

    VegasBetting offers a review of each of these host sites, including bonuses, customer support, promotions and live betting. We offer links to join these sites, share the review on social media, and what’s needed to make a deposit and get started today.

    Click on the Top Betting Sites tab and pick from a host of players in the industry. Here, you will find which sites offer the most attractive odds, which websites are the easiest to navigate and browse, and which betting platforms are the most stable and easiest to use.

    • Top Vegas Betting Bonuses

      Bonuses, bonuses and more bonuses. All the top-ranked online sites on Vegas sports betting offer a bonus of some sort. Some give the newcomer straight cash back, others make it a portion of the initial deposit. 

      MyBookie equals your initial deposit up to $1,000 cash.

      Sports Betting and BookMaker both offer a 50-per-cent sign-up bonus up to $1,000 cash.

      That's a lot of money to bet on the home team or simply learn how to place a bet in Vegas.

      VegasBetting lists the top online sites and keeps newcomers up-to-date on welcome bonuses for Bovada, MyBookie, BetOnline, Intertops, 5Dimes, Sports Betting, WagerWeb, BookMaker and BetDSI. Once you're a member of one of these sites, there are even more bonuses to earn through continuous play.

      Many of these sites will also offer sports betting promotions, tournaments and teasers to add even more excitement to your game.

    • Trendy Resorts on the Strip

      There are 39 resorts on the Strip and 104 casinos in total in the Las Vegas area. So, there's no shortage of places to stay or venues to find a Vegas betting website for the big game.

      If you're planning your first trip to Las Vegas, the most-often-asked question is: "Where should I stay?" The answer always depends on what is most important to you on your vacation.

      The list of important features in your resort will likely include best pools, top restaurants, prime location, great nightclub, things to do, and luxurious hotel. And we haven't even got to the gambling aspect of your stay.

      When it comes to gaming, guests will consider the biggest and best casino floorcomfortable sportsbook, spacious poker room and the rewards program that comes with all your wagers.

    • Waterfalls in the Desert

      Every resort has at least one pool. Most have multiple pools, with the top resorts heating the water to a perfect temperature in the winter months.

      • Mandalay Bay is an 11-acre aquatic playground with multiple pools, a lazy river, a wave pool, and sand-and-surf beach.
      • Bellagio is a spot to relax with multiple pools, quiet mood music and several hot tubs.
      • Mirage pool area offers a lush tropical oasis of saltwater pools, whirlpool spas and relaxing waterfalls.

    • Location, Location, Location

      If you want to be in the heart of the action on the Strip, you can still find a resort in your price range.

      One of the newest resorts on South Las Vegas Boulevard is the Cosmopolitan. The $4-billion resort is the trendiest spot on the Strip and right at the center of the action. It's not the most expensive place to stay of all the hotels, but it's among the leaders.

      Paris resort is on the east side of the Strip and faces the famous Bellagio fountains. The property with its modern French decor would rank mid-tier as far as cost per stay.

      Linq changed its name and appearance in 2014. It would rank among the cheapest spots to stay on the Strip. Today, it is just a short walk to the High Roller ferris wheel and Fly Linq zip line.

    • Free Strip Attractions

      There are many world-class shows on the Strip, including eight Cirque du Soliel productions. Is there anything for free to see?

      Fountains of Bellagio is a choreographed water feature that performs to light and music. The shows run daily but hours vary on the day of the week. The fountains were the most iconic shot of the 2001 film Ocean's Eleven.

      The volcano in the front yard of the Mirage erupts three times every night. The original marquee sign in front of the Mirage is the largest free-standing marquee in the world.

      The wildlife habitat at the Flamingo is home to (surprise) flamingos, but you'll also find swans, ducks, koi, turtles and even two rescued pelicans.

    Placing a Bet in Vegas Online

    You can feel the energy in the air before you even arrive at the Las Vegas Westgate SuperBook — the largest sportsbook in the world. It’s the championship game. Everyone wants some cash riding on the outcome.

    Betting lines are posted on odds boards throughout this spacious room. The plush theater seating area will fill up quickly. This destination is so popular that the venue even has its own food court. But it’s time to make a bet — and then you so the lineups. This could take a while.

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    • Sit back and enjoy

      Instead of waiting in the queue like everyone else, many players download the Westgate mobile app and place a bet in Vegas online. Now, you can just sit back and enjoy the show.

    • Apps, apps, apps

      It's a great option in today's world where online devices rule. But the Westgate app is only functional in the state of Nevada.

    • Global gaming

      If you are visiting from New York, Michigan or California, a better option is an app that has been in use for years — like the Bovada Mobile App — where you can bet on your game of choice from anywhere in the United States.

    • VegasBetting helps

      All the resorts on the Strip have a sports betting app. But if you're heading to Las Vegas or just making a bet in your home state, the time-tested platforms found on VegasBetting are the best bet.

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    Rules for Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos

    Before you attack the world of sports betting online, remember to gamble responsibly. Yes, this is Las Vegas, and people sometimes get carried away. But try to rein in those emotions ahead of time.

    Online sports bettors must sign up for an account first. Make sure you have proper identification and the means to transfer money into your new betting account.

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    Why Go to Vegas

    If you can win at home?

    If you open an account with one of the resorts on the Strip, the account will only be active while you are in the state of Nevada. If you open a new account with Bovada, your account will be available when you are home or away.

    Remember, most players don’t make a living betting on sports. At first, pick your spots and start slowly.

    How to Bet Online in Vegas

    Gamblers can quickly learn how to place a bet on Las Vegas gambling sites but, like anything, there’s a learning curve.

    It’s best to start with the easier types of bets like the money line or point spread before you graduate to parlays or teasers. 

    Another good tip is to browse the platform and get to know where everything is before placing all your bets. Just log into your new account and click on the many different tabs and options. 

    There are many customer reviews available online for most sites, especially the ones that have been in use for years — like Bovada. Check out a few of them, including the analysis of top sites here on VegasBetting.

    Vegas Sports Betting Checklist
    • You must be 21 years old to make a bet online or in a casino.
    • Provide an email address with your personal login and password.
    • Make sure you have enough money in your account to cover your bet, with deposits made from many different sources like your personal bank account, PayPal or online wallet.
    • As always, make sure you have enough power in your electronic device.
    • Double-check exactly what you are betting before you confirm the wager.
    • Make your wager is made in plenty of time before the event starts. Once the game clock starts running, betting is closed.

    Online Resources on VegasBetting

    It doesn’t matter if you’re new to sports betting or you’ve been making money at it for years, VegasBetting has got you covered.

    Visit this site for free picks and analysis of the next big game. We also list current odds and start times for all the major professional sports.

    Also, check out our Las Vegas reviews on the top resorts — like the Cosmopolitan — and sportsbooks — like the Westgate SuperBook. 

    Las Vegas seems to change every year, and VegasBetting keeps up with the latest trends and development in the area. We can help you make a good decision on where to stay and where to play.

    Vegas Betting Odds

    There’s more to sports betting than just trying to pick a winner. You want some value from your wager as well. VegasBetting lists odds for more than 20 sports and the betting lines are constantly updated. 

    Check out our website daily for the latest odds and information for all the big games.

    Sports That You Can Bet in Vegas

    Betting on major sports leagues is offered at all resorts and venues across Nevada. But the list of sports to bet on certainly doesn’t end there. Your sport of interest will likely be included on this list

    Big Leagues
    • National Football League
    • NCAA college basketball
    • Major League Baseball
    • Canadian Football League
    • National Basketball Association
    • National Hockey League
    • Major League Soccer
    • NCAA college baseball

    International Bets
    • Australian Rules football
    • Major international baseball events
    • Major soccer leagues and competitions around the world
    • Golf
    • Rugby
    • Major international hockey events
    • Tennis
    • Horse Racing

    Others
    • Boxing
    • NASCAR
    • Formula One racing
    • Esports
    • Lacrosse
    • Mixed martial arts
    • Indy-car racing
    • Cycling
    • Darts
    • Olympic Games

    World Series Vegas Odds

    Teams have played 162 regular season games and a bunch of playoff games. Now, it’s October. It’s time for the Fall Classic. Baseball betting lines for each matchup in the best-of-seven series are affected the most by starting pitchers and home-field advantage… Spice up the game!

    NFL Vegas Odds

    Baseball might be America’s pastime, but football takes most of the betting action in Vegas. Gamblers are drawn to the NFL. According to the gaming commission, $3.2 billion was wagered in sports bets in Nevada casinos in 2011. Of that total, $1.34 billion (41%) was bet on football.

    Best Betting Sites

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    Las Vegas Sportsbooks

    From the world famous Las Vegas Hilton to the spectacular MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, visitors have a choice of over 60 Sportsbooks. Knowing where to make your sports wagers is half the battle when it comes to making winning bets in the gambling capitol of the world…

    Las Vegas Casino

    Before the days of legalized sports betting, Las Vegas Casinos were pioneers of the gambling scene of Nevada. Visitors to Sin City have a choice of over 120 Casinos that are stocked with over 100,000 live action betting machines and well over 4,000 exciting table games..

    Las Vegas Poker Rooms

    Poker playing has been featured in Las Vegas poker rooms since the 1930’s. From the remarkable 14,500 square feet poker area at Caesars Palace, to the luxury of leather bound seats at the Bellagio, Las Vegas offers some of the best poker playing in the world.


    Frequently Asked Questions
    • This is probably the most-often-asked question in Nevada sportsbooks. The answer is yes, they are. Normally, you have to ask for a voucher for a “free drink.” The amount required for a complimentary drink varies from location to location. In a visit to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in December 2017, a ticket seller in the sportsbook said a bettor had to wager $300 to “earn” a free drink.

    • The answer is the same for both: 21 years old.

    • Account wagering is a convenient and contemporary way to wager. You can set up a private account that you can deposit money into, allowing you to wager electronically. You are issued an account number and prompted to create your own password. You can wager on sports anywhere in the state of Nevada. Once outside the state, you will not be able to log into your account.

    • In-Running allows wagers to be placed on a game/event while the game/event is in progress. It is done electronically through a sports betting application. You can place your bets electronically without ever having to leave your seat. You can wager on total points, point spreads and money line as they constantly change during the game.

    • Before choosing a sportsbook, compare them. You must compare their bonuses, the different markets they offer, their mobile app and their odds. Vegasbetting.com helps you do this study.

      Once you have chosen a sportsbook, click to go to its webpage and sign-up.

      You must be over 21 years old, have funds, a credit card, and an email address to start gambling.

    • There are about two dozen mega-resorts on the Strip and most of them now have a sports betting app to use anywhere in the state of Nevada as well as land-based sportsbooks. However, a few resorts — like the Linq and Oyo — also offer self-betting machines where players insert cash and make their own betting selections.

    • The celebration of winning your bet is in full swing, but now you want your money. Tickets can be cashed once the game is declared official, which is usually within minutes of the final buzzer. Expect a long lineup at major sportsbooks if your winning ticket is on a major championship.

    • You've made a bet on a future event and don't know when you're going to be back in Las Vegas. Not to worry. A hard copy printed out tickets are good for 365 days after the event. There is also a mailing address on the back of your ticket for those interested in sending it to the resort for payment.

    • Most of the major resorts like the Bellagio and Venetian station their sportsbooks at the back of the casino floor, forcing players to navigate the slot machines and table games just to place a bet on the Super Bowl or any other game. But some sportsbooks are located just a few steps from the walking area on the Strip. Those include Planet Hollywood, Paris and Cosmopolitan.

    • Betting odds and payouts do vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, depending on property affiliation. For example, the odds at the Paris, Linq, and Harrahs will be exactly the same as Planet Hollywood since they are all Caesars properties. But the odds are often slightly different at MGM resorts and others operated by CG Technology, William Hill and independents like Treasure Island and the Wynn.

    • The short answer is good luck. There are only a few hundred seats in even the biggest sportsbooks, and they are in huge demand to regulars and high rollers for championships like the Super Bowl, March Madness, NBA Finals, and Kentucky Derby. If you don't mind standing, the viewing area at Caesars Palace, Cosmopolitan and Westgate are quite attractive.

    • Most sportsbooks have a poker room, keno lounge or bingo area nearby for players. All of them offer some sort of menu of pub food and beverages from the bar. Some places — like the Aria or Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo — even include a bar and grill within the book.

    • Betting limits differ from sportsbooks on the Strip to those taking bets online. The minimums at land-based sportsbooks are usually $5. It's less online, but most operators like Bovada require a $50 deposit to play. Maximums vary depending on the operator. The Westgate SuperBook — the largest sportsbook in the world — is your best bet for a big wager.