Palazzo Sportsbook Review
The Palazzo Sportsbook is located inside The Palazzo Las Vegas, which is a beautiful Italian Renaissance resort that stands on its own, but it is actually an extension of the adjoining Venetian.
This all-suite resort, with the second largest hotel in the world, has the biggest basic “rooms” on the Strip at 720 square feet. In its first year of eligibility, the Palazzo was granted the AAA Five Diamond Award for 2009, and was awarded the honor every year until 2014 when management refused further AAA inspections.
Visitors to the Palazzo can use the underground parking structure and take elevators or escalators from the garage and arrive in the center of the property’s casino and Las Vegas gambling.
Palazzo Sportsbook 101
This resort, which is situated at the north end of the Strip at 3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, gets nothing but rave reviews from the top travel websites. Tripadvisor, Yelp, Oyster … they all give the Palazzo exemplary marks for awe-inspiring luxury.
And why not? This place is impeccable, except for one drawback. The location of the Palazzo Las Vegas sportsbook with a seating complex like a real stadium is terrible.
The designers certainly fumbled the ball with this move. It’s almost impossible to find on your first try without asking for directions.
It’s so bad that a Palazzo sports betting kiosk had to be built on the main casino floor, obviously because guests weren’t making the trip to the basement level to visit the Palazzo sportsbook, which is also called Lagasse’s Stadium.
It’s named after celebrity chef and avid football fan Emeril Lagasse.
The venue could be one of the best sportsbooks in Las Vegas, except no one thought enough of it to place it on the main casino floor.
Palazzo sportsbook hours are the same every day as the venue is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with happy hour in the sports bar Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including on Palazzo entertainment esports.
Palazzo sports lines are posted throughout the room and face different directions. That’s because the seating in here consists of four different types and sections with more than 100 high-definition televisions for viewing.
The main stadium, situated in the center of the room, has six elevated rows of leather couches, complete with cushions and tables in front. These rows ascend with each step up the stadium all the way to the back of the room.
There are eight betting windows and multiple big screens at the front of this area to make visitors feel like they are at the actual game.
The other seating areas surround the stadium — with table and chairs near the entrance, restaurant-style booths and tables for dining to the left of the stadium seating and a huge sports bar with chairs to the right.
There isn’t another sportsbook like this unique venue in all of Las Vegas. It’s just too bad the location is so poor and the length of time it’s open is only 11 hours per day.
However, if you want to have a big party around some major championship like the Super Bowl, you can rent out the entire room for 1,388 guests. Now that’s impressive.
Players walk down the stadium stairs to bet on all the sports events of the day, including the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA. There are also hard copy printouts of future bets for all the major championships.
There aren’t any individual stations for horse players, but pari-mutuel wagering is available. Just don’t count on the weekly races to be shown on the big screens over an NFL or Vegas Golden Knights’ game.
Palazzo Las Vegas sportsbooks odds are powered by CG Technology, which is also in use at other books in the area like the M Resort and Cosmopolitan. Those looking to play the Palazzo sports lines but want to take their action online can download the CG Sports app to any Android or iOS device.
The app offers sports fans a real-time opportunity to wager on Palazzo online sports betting from your mobile device, but only in the state of Nevada. A better option is the top-ranked online site Bovada, which is likely available in your home state.
The Palazzo may be a beautiful resort, but it’s also expensive to stay and bet here. A complimentary drink voucher will cost you around $300 in sports bets, which isn’t worth the effort for one cocktail.
It’s Game Time at the Palazzo
The Palazzo sportsbook is a non-smoking venue, but their is a lounge and pool tables adjacent to the betting area and an outdoor patio where smoking is allowed.
This recreational area is easily accessible from the sidewalk on the Strip outside of the resort and just a few steps from the betting windows at the Palazzo.
Bettors will find Palazzo Las Vegas sportsbook odds available for the following sports:
- Pro and college football, including playoffs and Super Bowl
- Pro and college basketball, including playoffs and NBA Final
- Major League Baseball, including playoffs and World Series
- Mixed Martial Arts and UFC events
- Major soccer leagues from around the world
- Boxing, but mostly just major fights
- Hockey, including the playoffs and Stanley Cup
- Auto racing, with weekly race odds and Sprint Cup Championship futures
- Golf, with weekly odds and futures on all four majors
- Tennis, with odds on all four Grand Slam events
Here are some of the bets available at the land-based Palazzo sportsbook:
- Money line
- Point spread
- Over/under totals
- Halftime lines
- Future betting
- Proposition bets, especially for the Super Bowl
There are even more betting options listed on the Palazzo sportsbook online through the CG Sports 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.
Location near the Strip
The $1.8-billion Palazzo resort features a lobby where guests from the street arrive beneath a 60-foot glass dome with a two-story fountain.
The hotel and casino is located on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard near the north end of the iconic Strip and is sandwiched between its sister property in the Venetian to the south and another luxurious resort in the Wynn to the north.
- Guests arriving at McCarran International Airport will head north on Swenson and make a left-hand turn at Flamingo Road and a right-hand turn onto Las Vegas Boulevard. The impressive main entrance to the Palazzo is located off of the Strip.
- Those traveling on Interstate 15 from California should use the Spring Mountain Road exit and head east towards the Palazzo.
- Walkers never have to go outside to visit the Venetian. There is a seamless pedestrian connection between the two resorts, with many high-end retail shopping choices along the way.
- There are pedestrian bridges to get to the other side of the street from the Palazzo to the Wynn and from the Venetian to the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Palazzo’s Free Parking
While MGM and Caesars properties are charging as much as $20 a day for parking, this Las Vegas Sands-owned and operated resort gives guests a welcome break. The Palazzo offers its visitors complimentary parking.
- The parking garage, which is four stories tall, can be accessed from the Strip or Sands Avenue behind the property.
- Access to the casino is located on level two.
- There are three different elevator entrances to the casino as well as a set of escalators located on each floor.
- There are electric signs on each level indicating how many parking spaces are available on that floor.
Public Transportation Options
There are many modes of transportation to rush new arrivals to the Palazzo, including taxi, limousine, public bus service, and resort shuttle. But the best option are the ride share programs, which now dominate the market with visitors looking for a budget-friendly ride.
- Download the free ride share program apps Uber and Lyft to your mobile device. The cost for a ride is about two-thirds of the taxi service. Pick up your ride share on the second level of the parking garage at the airport.
- There is a long queue of taxis waiting just outside the main terminal. A cost example: Taxi fare to the Palazzo is around $25, while the cost for a ride with Uber is about $16.
- 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, with the closest stops to the Palazzo at the Venetian and Wynn. The Express only makes four northbound stops on the Strip. The Wynn is the closest stop to the Palazzo.
- Both bus services will take visitors all over the Las Vegas area, including the two outlet malls and Downtown Vegas casinos such as Binion’s.
Food & Drinks at the Palazzo
High-end restaurants surround the casino floor and the walkway to the Venetian. The Grand Lux Cafe in the northwest corner of the resort is probably the most budget-friendly dining spot on the main floor.
It’s open 24 hours a day.
Here are some other terrific culinary choices at the Palazzo:
- Mott 32 embraces flavors and ingredients from around China and the world.
- Located just off the Strip, Lavo is an Italian restaurant known for its party atmosphere within the restaurant and lounge.
- The award-winning Morels Steakhouse & Bistro combines classic steakhouse with unique culinary techniques.
- The Palazzo has much more than just a few bars on the casino floor. Here’s a taste of some of the classy establishments:
- From dry to smoky, the bartenders at the Electra Cocktail Bar can craft a cocktail tailored to your palate.
- Bar Luca, open 24 hours a day, offers plush seating, bar side gaming, and a variety of beverage options.
Palazzo’s Grazie Rewards
Earn rewards and benefits while you play using your Grazie card at the Palazzo Las Vegas.
The program is free to join at either the Venetian or Palazzo. Members log in to check point balances, exclusive offers and promotions.
Players earn points and tier credits from more than just slot play or table games. Swipe your card on everything from restaurant meals to car rentals, spa services to nightclub drinks, retail purchases to in-suite dining and more.
There are three status levels in the program. New members start off at the Grazie level and work towards the top two tiers — Gold and Platinum.
All cardholders receive discounts in the spa and Madame Tussauds, while the top two levels receive other comps like shuttle or limousine service from the airport and complimentary entry into the Tao nightclub.
All Grazie members also receive exclusive suite rates and show ticket pricing.
The 105,000-square-foot casino is much easier to maneuver than the one next door at the Venetian. The walkways between tables games and slot machines are much wider and there isn’t nearly as much traffic in this resort as its sister property with the huge convention space.
More than 900 slot machines and 225 table games are arranged for players on the main rectangular casino floor.
Table minimums are consistently high here, starting at $15 during the day and working up to as much as $25 or more during peak periods or special events like the Super Bowl.
However, complimentary drinks for those playing the slots or table games are easy to obtain here, especially in the slower parts of the day.
Here are some of the live table games available on the casino floor:
- Blackjack, with 6-5 odds on a 21 at dozens of tables.
- Roulette, with the standard two sets of zeroes.
- Craps, some tables start at $10 with standard rules.
- Baccarat, multiple tables, with most starting at $25 minimum.
Other table games on the casino floor include: Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Crazy 4 Poker, and the Big Wheel.
There is a high limit slots room located near the VIP lounge, and another high limit room for table games. Table minimums in this gaming area start at $100 for blackjack and $200 for baccarat.
The Palazzo doesn’t have a poker room, but it’s just a short walk over to the Venetian’s huge venue with 39 tables.
Palazzo’s Elegant Hotel
Guests have the best of both worlds at the Palazzo, which includes a seamless connection to its sister property in the Venetian next door.
With 40-plus restaurants and the beautiful Grand Canal Shoppes, some guests will never leave these resorts — except for the ride to the airport. The 3,068-room Palazzo opened in December 2007.
- Basic suites, at 720 square feet, have one king or two queen beds, sunken living rooms, huge bathrooms, and three flat screen TVs.
- Rooms start at about $159 a night, plus the highest resort fee anywhere in Las Vegas at $51.
- Need even more space or luxurious surroundings? Book a 940-square-foot Fortuna Suite or 1,280-square-foot Siena Suite.
- The Palazzo and Venetian have 10 options in their pool complex, including a kid-friendly area. A pedestrian walkway connects the two.
- Fitness center includes yoga classes and a 40-foot-tall rock wall.