Bellagio Sportsbook Review
Visitors will quickly notice that there is nothing ordinary about the Bellagio Las Vegas — including their plush Bellagio sportsbook.
This luxurious MGM property in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip may be known for its famous fountains and fabulous atrium, but Las Vegas sports bettors will not be disappointed with this first-class venue. There’s not a bad seat in the house for Las Vegas betting in the Bellagio Sportsbook & Bar, with comfortable seating for individuals or groups.
Every day is March Madness around this popular tourist destination.
Bellagio Sportsbook 101
The Bellagio Hotel & Casino is located at 3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard at one of the Strip’s main intersections of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Bellagio sportsbook hours vary from a weekday to the weekend. The Bellagio sportsbook, sandwiched between the Bellagio poker room and a tiny eatery called Snacks at the north end of the casino floor, is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Friday to Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including the Bellagio Las Vegas sportsbook.
Visitors will be tempted to take a peek in the poker room or stop at the sports bar for a drink, but it’s a whole new world when you arrive at one of the best sportsbooks on the entire Strip. The 5,600-square-foot venue offers state-of-the-art screens, including 99 individual racing monitors, seven large screens for racing, six large screens for sports and 38 sports bar flat screen TVs.
The non-smoking race book shows up to 25 racetracks a day. TV screens will also show games from whatever major sport is in season.
Bellagio sportsbook odds take up an entire wall on the right side of the venue, which can be viewed from individual chairs or a lounge area which features leather seats.
Here are some of the bets you can place on all the regular daily sporting events:
- Money line
- Point spread
- Over/under totals
- Future betting
- Some proposition bets
Here are some of your options for Bellagio sports betting:
- Major League Baseball
- Major soccer leagues
- College football and basketball
Once you have decided on which team to wager on, you have a few options to consider to place your bet on the Bellagio sports lines. There are many betting windows open at the front of the sportsbook, but lineups for some events like the Super Bowl can extend right out of the room.
There are two options for Bellagio online sports betting.
One is to register at any of the MGM resorts in Las Vegas and download the playMGM sports betting app to your Android or iOS device. But the Bellagio Las Vegas sportsbook odds are only available in the state of Nevada.
A better option for those wanting to bet on sports is the top-ranked online site Bovada, which is available in all 50 states.
The Bellagio sportsbook online features wagering on all the major sports, including the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball. It also has a decent list of betting options and categories including Bellagio entertainment esports, but it doesn’t compare to the betting platform on Bovada. This major league online site is unmatched by the competition, offering betting lines on every televised sport, plus odds on politics, esports and entertainment.
Very few sportsbook on the Strip offer analysis and predictions on sporting events. MGM Resorts does, with its Behind the Book feature which provides top picks on the week’s hottest sports betting action.
VegasBetting has you covered with that as well. Just click on our Vegas Picks tab at the top of the home page.
Place Your Bets at Bellagio Sportsbook
It’s easy to think the Bellagio sportsbook is a little overlooked compared to other attractions and amenities in this resort. It’s located at the north end of the casino floor and doesn’t even have a sign to welcome guests.
Still, it follows the theme of everything else in this place, as the comfort and decor matches or exceeds any other of the two dozen sports betting venues on the Strip.
So, what can a gambler bet on here? The mainstays like NFL and Monday Night Football, all the action from the NBA, every game in the NHL from the opening faceoff to the Stanley Cup Finals and every ballgame from Opening Day to the World Series. College sports, including March Madness, is a hot ticket as well.
The Bellagio sportsbook odds are posted for the money line, point spread, partial game lines and over/under totals. They also offer future betting on major events, like the Masters and NASCAR Winston Cup champion. The book attracts some proposition betting, but it is quite limited compared to online platforms.
Horse players at the Bellagio race book have all the same betting options that are available at the racetrack — like win, place and show, and the many exotics.
Bottom line: Is this the best sportsbook in town? No, that would be the Westgate SuperBook. But this would certainly rank as one of the nicest on the Strip.
Perfect Location on the Strip
The Bellagio Hotel & Casino is located on the west side of South Las Vegas Boulevard with Caesars Palace to the north and the Cosmopolitan to the south. Taxis, Uber ride share vehicles and limousines arrive on Bellagio Drive and park under an elegant canopy at the main entrance.
- Visitors arriving at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will travel north on Swenson Street and turn left on Harmon Avenue, all the way to Las Vegas Boulevard. A right turn on the Strip takes visitors past Planet Hollywood and the Cosmopolitan before turning left onto the entranceway.
- The attention of first-time visitors will definitely be diverted once on the Bellagio property as the famous fountains always steal the show.
- Tip for travelers: Do not allow the taxi driver to take the highway to any resorts, including the Bellagio. It’s a much longer route and will cost almost double for the ride.
Expensive Parking for Visitors
MGM properties, including the Bellagio, started charging for parking in 2016. Like many amenities on the Strip, it used to be free. Parking for Bellagio hotels and its sportsbook is located off Bellagio Drive on the entranceway into the resort.
- There’s no charge for the first hour on your first day here. After that, it’s $15 from one to four hours, $18 over four to 24 hours, and $18 per day after that.
- Valet parking is even higher. It’s $21 for under two hours, $24 for two to four hours, and $30 for four to 24 hours. After that, it’s $30 per day.
- The Bellagio, like other MGM resorts, does offer some discounts and complimentary parking to those that have an Mlife rewards card. The rewards vary on the status of the cardholder and the amount of money gambled or spent at the resort.
Cheapest Rides on the Strip
Public transportation and ride sharing programs are the best bet for visitors staying at the Bellagio. Ride share programs like Uber and Lyft are taking over market share for the more expensive taxi services. Limousine services are available with the going rate around $85-90 an hour.
- The Las Vegas public transit bus service runs 24 hours a day on the Strip, with routes to and from the airport as well. A two-hour bus pass on the Strip is $6, 24-hour pass is $8 and a three-day pass is $20.
- The pass is good for the Deuce and Express bus lines. The Deuce is the slower of the two services, stopping at almost every resort on the Strip, including the Bellagio. The Express makes just four southbound stops on the Strip, with the closest to the Bellagio being in front of its neighbor’s doors at the Cosmopolitan. There are also four northbound stops, with the closest to the Bellagio being across the street at the Paris.
- Both services will take visitors all over the Las Vegas area, including the two outlet malls and Old Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience.
- All resorts now have a designated spot for ride share programs, including the airport. Visitors can download the respective Uber or Lyft app and purchase a ride to their destination online. The cost is about two-thirds the price of a taxi ride.
- There are also four trams on the Strip, including one which takes guests from the Bellagio to Aria to Park MGM. This four-car train is free to ride and arrives every six minutes at the Bellagio. It’s the perfect ride to travel to T-Mobile Arena just across the street from Park MGM for a Golden Knights hockey game or entertainment event.
Food & Drinks at the Bellagio
Is there a restaurant at the Bellagio? Is the food any good? The answer is a resounding yes to both questions. This is a world-class resort. The property doesn’t just have one venue that ranks highly on the TripAdvisor rating system, it has many.
- Some of their highly acclaimed restaurants include Prime Steakhouse, Le Cirque, Picasso, Michael Mina and Jasmine. Your palette and pocketbook will dictate which of these selections you will visit first, but visitors are rarely disappointed with the delicious menu options and beautiful surroundings.
- If you’re looking for a “Prime” location, the steakhouse patio provides guests with a front row seat to the fountain shows. Now that’s fine dining at its best. In total, the Bellagio has more than a dozen restaurants, lounges, eateries, a top-ranked buffet and nightclub.
- There are numerous bars scattered throughout the casino floor, including Baccarat Bar and Petrossian Bar. The Baccarat features superb cocktails with the sounds of classic jazz, while the Petrossian was designed to “showcase the finer things in life.”
- Drinks are certainly not free in these high-end venues, but a complimentary drink can be nabbed on the casino floor if a server spots you playing at one of the gaming stations.
Get With the Program
The Bellagio is one of the many MGM properties on Las Vegas Boulevard, ranging from Mandalay Bay at the south end of the Strip to the Mirage at the north end. All of these resorts offer a rewards program called Mlife.
Mlife members gain exclusive access, benefits and rewards at all of the MGM venues by earning points for every dollar spent or gambled.
The starting tier, which is Sapphire (blue card), has limited benefits, but the rewards change at the next level called Pearl. These members are awarded discounts, dedicated line options at restaurants and buffets, and complimentary parking.
Members can continue the climb up the Mlife ladder into Gold, Platinum and the Noir level (black card), but that card would take a few days and a big bankroll. The higher the level, the more privileges on meals, room rates and complimentary gifts.
Tier credits are accumulated from October 1 to September 30. If you advance to a higher tier at any time you’ll enjoy those benefits for at least one full year.
Excitement on the Casino Floor
This casino has it all, but that’s what guests from around the world have come to expect from the Bellagio.
Slot machines by the thousands surround the sea of table games. There’s a high limit room, cashier’s cage and rewards kiosk in the middle of the room.
Celebrations and cheers are often heard throughout the area, drowning out the popular music of the Rat Pack.
The 116,000-square-foot gaming space, which was recently renovated, is accessible from the main lobby, hotel elevators and high-end shopping area. Slot players have more than 2,300 machines to choose from, with bet limits starting at one penny and progressively growing to as high as $10 on the main floor. Add a few zeroes to that for the high limit slot room.
Visitors looking for table games will find quite a selection around the room, with blackjack, roulette and craps the most popular picks. Other games include baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, High Card Flush, Three Card Poker, Casino War, Let it Ride, Crazy4Poker and Big Wheel.
Table minimums are slightly highly at the Bellagio than most casinos — like MGM Grand — on the Strip, but nothing compared to the $100 minimum in the two high limit rooms. Table games in these secluded spots carry a $20,000 maximum bet.
The Bellagio is also one of the better casinos to earn a complimentary beverage. Service is normally quite good if you are gambling, especially during the daytime hours before the crowds settle in for some action.
Bellagio Rooms with a View
In October 2018, the Bellagio Hotel & Casino turned 20 years old. The property, owned by MGM Resorts International, features 3,950 guest rooms and suites with costs ranging from $200 a night for a Resort King to $5,000 a night for the Presidential Suite.
- The resort has two towers. The 36-floor Main Tower has more than 3,000 rooms, while the 33-floor Spa Tower, which opened in 2004, has 935 rooms. There are eight different room types and 11 different suites to choose from in the two hotels.
- Next to the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, which is located south of Mandalay Bay, the Fountains of Bellagio are the most iconic attraction on the entire Strip. The choreographed water feature dazzles tourists daily from the afternoon show to the midnight finale. The fountains incorporate a network of pipes with more than 1,200 nozzles that make it possible to stage fountain displays coordinated with more than 4,500 lights.
Expect to pay extra for a room with a view of these magnificent waterworks.