There’s nothing special about Bally’s Sportsbook in Las Vegas at all. It’s one of those resorts on the Strip that would rank in the bottom third of places to stay for your vacation.
It’s average, affordable and a fixture of Las Vegas betting for more than half a century. Despite all the ownership turnover, renovations, name changes, and a devastating fire, the resort still holds an incredible location in the heart of the Strip.
The resort, which opened in 1973 as the original MGM Grand, is physically connected to another Caesars-owned property in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
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The Bally’s sportsbook is in the worst location possible. It’s as if the planning for this venue was an afterthought.
It’s not near a poker room. Not even close to the main casino floor. And definitely not near the guest elevators.
If you come in the Strip entrance of Bally’s, just keep walking and walking and walking. Stop before you reach the back parking lot and there you will notice a modest entrance to the Bally’s Las Vegas sportsbook. Yes, it’s that far out of the way.
Like everything else on this property, the sloped room for Bally’s sports betting is ordinary. Why would guests spend any time here when some of the best sportsbooks on the Strip are open nearby at the Bellagio or Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo?
The Bally’s property is located at 3645 South Las Vegas Boulevard at one of the Strip’s main intersections of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.
Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada.
There are a lot of seats available for sports and horseplayers in the non-smoking venue, with many rows of desk seating with an individual monitor.
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Big-screen TVs are stationed on the front wall by the betting windows and midway through the room as they hang from the ceiling for a better viewpoint for those in the back seats.
The entire wall on the right side of the room features Bally’s sportsbook odds from all the major sporting events of the day, plus future odds on major championships.
For the convenience of players, Bally’s offers guests the option of registering and downloading the Mobile Sports at Caesars Entertainment app. Here, all the Bally’s Las Vegas sportsbook odds can be viewed on your Android or iOS device, including Bally’s entertainment esports betting lines.
This may be a good option for those visiting Las Vegas, but the Bally’s sports lines are only available for betting while in the state of Nevada. A better option is the top-ranked online site Bovada, which is available in all 50 states.
Bally’s sportsbook and its bizarre location still have a few things going for it.
For one, there’s not a lot of activity at the betting windows in this quiet room, so it takes no time at all to place a wager. And two, the policy on drink vouchers is better than most of the nearby competition. The cost? Bet $20 on horses or $50 on sports. That’s an even better deal than the off-the-Strip Westgate SuperBook.
Here are some of the sports available for betting at the land-based Bally’s sportsbook. There are many more options with Bally’s online sports betting:
Here are some of the betting options available at Bally’s:
There are even more betting options listed on the Bally’s sportsbook online through the Caesars app, including “in-play wagering” where betting lines are listed for games already in progress. The odds keep changing throughout the game to the final score.
This style of gambling is a hot ticket with all the Caesars properties — like Flamingo, Harrah’s and Planet Hollywood.
The Bally’s Las Vegas resort, which hosted the famous Dean Martin Celebrity Roast from 1974 to 1984, is located on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard, north of another Caesars property called the Paris. The hotel and casino are situated at one of the busiest intersections in Paradise, Nevada — the southeast corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.
Public transportation and ride-sharing programs are the best bet for visitors staying at Bally’s. Rideshare programs like Uber and Lyft are just a couple of clicks away on your mobile device. The apps, which are free to download, keep riders up-to-date on costs, time of arrival, and vehicle details. A one-way trip to your destination is likely to cost about two-thirds of a normal taxi fare.
Bally’s Las Vegas is a reasonable spot for those on a budget. Don’t expect luxurious rooms and fine dining here. This resort is more comparable to off-the-Strip resorts like the Hard Rock Hotel or Palms than it is to its neighbors across the street like the Cosmopolitan or Caesars Palace.
Here are a few spots in the selection of restaurants at Bally’s:
Bally’s is part of the stable of Caesars properties that all use the same rewards card. Caesars Rewards is free to join for new members, who earn points for every dollar spent on gambling, hotel stays, food and drink, and shopping. New members start at the Gold level and work their way up through Platinum and Diamond to the top level Seven Stars. The higher the level, the more privileges on meals, room rates and complimentary gifts. The top level Caesars cardholders also earn one of the best perks of them all. They don’t have to pay the unpopular resort fees which are tacked on at checkout for most tourists at all Las Vegas hotels. The resort fee at Bally’s is $40, including taxes, per night.
The 67,000 square-foot modest casino floor at Bally’s has 1,250 slot and video poker machines to choose from, including your favorite names. The gaming area, which opened in December 1973, also has 65 tables games and 14 poker tables. One small perk with Bally’s is the 24-hour live keno lounge and parlor. Games are shown on channel 27 in-room, so guests can track their numbers without having to leave their room. The keno games range from $1 to $10. The minimums at table games will be as low as $5 on many days of the week, but expect the betting minimum to climb on the weekends or on busier nights. Some of the games available to play include:
Bally’s is one of the best values on the Strip for rooms, but don’t expect fine linens and other luxuries at this resort. The hotel has more than 2,800 rooms ranging from the standard 430-square-foot Jubilee Tower King to the 1,700-square-foot Celebrity Suites.
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