Paris Sportsbook Review
A unique architectural aspect of the Paris Las Vegas, which opened more than two decades ago, is that the back legs of its Eiffel Tower actually come down through the ceiling onto the casino floor.
But it’s not the only feature that is unique to this centrally located resort. Most of the attractions, including the Paris sportsbook and Las Vegas betting places, are easily accessible from the Strip, placing it among the most popular pedestrian destinations for tourists and guests.
The huge property — including the darkly lit gaming area — is meant to evoke an evening in Paris. They have done that well.
Paris Sportsbook 101
It’s game time and you haven’t made your bet yet? Not to worry. The Paris Las Vegas sportsbook is just steps from the front doors to the Strip.
Paris sports betting, which is located at 3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard, is secluded off to the northwest corner of the main gaming area, but it is still easy to find and convenient for those trying to make a bet before the start of the game.
There’s nothing fancy in this venue, which is similar to other Caesars properties like the Flamingo and Harrah’s. Actually, it could use a serious renovation in a room that probably hasn’t changed much in 20 years. And no, it’s certainly not one of the best sportsbooks on the Strip.
Paris sportsbook hours are different almost every day of the week. They are Monday to Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including on Paris entertainment esports.
The seating area is divided into two sections. The desk seating with individual TVs in the front by the numerous betting windows is a non-smoking area. The lounge chairs and couches in the back is a smoking area with access to a sports bar.
There is a main TV wall at the front of the room, with more TV screens hanging from the ceiling about midway through the sportsbook. Paris Las Vegas sportsbook odds fill the entire wall on the right side of the room, with Paris sports lines for all the major daily events in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL and some futures betting.
Complimentary drink vouchers aren’t as hard to obtain as some of the other mega resorts nearby — like the Bellagio and Cosmopolitan. Bet at least $50 on sports or $20 on the horses to get a free drink.
For the convenience of players, the Paris offers guests the option of registering and downloading the Mobile Sports at Caesars Entertainment app. Here, all the Paris sportsbook odds can be viewed on your Android or iOS device, including all the popular wagers for “live betting,” where the odds change from the pre-game betting lines throughout the event.
Paris online sports betting is only available in the state of Nevada. You won’t be able to make a bet on the app if you head home and live in another state.
It’s Game Time at the Paris
It’s easy to get a good seat in this house as foot traffic is light most of the time. Stop by on a championship weekend and it’s a different story. The Paris Las Vegas is right in the heart of all the action on the Strip, so expect a full house for the Super Bowl or March Madness.
Bettors will find Paris 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 Paris 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 Paris 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.
Location on the Strip
The theme is the city of Paris and the resort includes a sign in the shape of the Montgolfier balloon and a two-thirds size Arc de Triomphe. The iconic property is located on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard connected to its sister property in Bally’s to the north and another Caesars property in Planet Hollywood to the south. A few of the restaurants at the Paris — like Mon Ami Gabi and Hexx — offer guests a perfect, front-row seat to the Bellagio fountains.
- Guests arriving at McCarran International Airport will head north on Swenson and then west on Harmon Avenue to Koval Lane. Head north of Koval and turn left onto the back of the Paris property to the main entrance.
- Those traveling on Interstate 15 from California should use the Tropicana Avenue Road exit and head east towards Koval Lane.
- A crosswalk connects the Paris with resorts on the west side of the Strip. This is an extremely busy crossing with both vehicles and pedestrians navigating the intersection.
- A monorail travels from MGM Grand to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Paris shares one of its seven stops with Bally’s.
Caesars properties, including Paris Las Vegas, joined the trend of charging for parking at all resorts in 2016. Paris shares it parking spaces with its sister property next door at Bally’s.
- The seven-floor parking garage can be accessed from the Strip or by taking Harmon Avenue and turning onto Audrie Lane behind the hotel. Levels three through five are public parking.
- There’s no charge for the first hour on your first day here. After that, it’s $9 from one to two hours, $12 from two to four fours, $15 over four to 24 hours, and $15 per day after that.
- Valet parking is even higher. It’s $15 for under two hours, $20 for two to four hours, and $24 for four to 24 hours. After that, it’s $24 per day.
- The entrance to the casino is on level three of the parking garage.
Public Transportation Options
The public bus system and ride share programs are the best budget-friendly bets for visitors staying at the Paris. Ride share 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.
- Pick up your ride share on the second level of the parking garage at the airport.
- There are taxis everywhere in Las Vegas, including a lengthy queue at the airport. Taxis are located just outside the main terminal at the airport. A ride to the Paris will cost around $20 by taxi and $13 by Uber.
- 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. 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 Paris. The Express makes just four northbound stops on the Strip, with one right in front of the Paris.
- Public transportation methods will take visitors all over the Las Vegas area, including the two outlet malls and Downtown Vegas on Fremont Street.
- The easiest way to get to T-Mobile Arena for NHL games involving the Vegas Golden Knights is to walk across the pedestrian bridge to the Bellagio and connect with the Aria Express — a four-car air-conditioned tram which takes travelers from the Bellagio to Park MGM for free. The arena is just across the street from this MGM property.
Food & Drinks at Paris
Paris Las Vegas is loaded with restaurants and drinking spots, especially considering it’s a mid-sized resort. There are outdoor patios at the front of the resort, in the midst of the casino floor, and on both sides of Le Boulevard walkway.
Here is a small sampling of the more popular spots at the Paris:
- If you’re looking for romance, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant may offer the best seat in all of Las Vegas.
- East Coast Italian family favorites are featured at the top of the menu at Martorano’s.
- Authentic French cuisine and the perfect location add up to a packed house at Mon Ami Gabi.
- Take advantage of a front-row seat to view the Bellagio fountains at these drinking destinations:
- Enjoy the taste of a seasonal sangria on an outdoor patio at Alexxa’s Bar.
- Beer? Check. Outdoor picnic tables? Check. Perfect view of the Strip? Check. That’s the Beer Park.
Paris Las Vegas 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 the Paris is $42, including taxes, per night.
The 95,000-square-foot gaming area at the Paris is a somewhat dark room with more than 1,700 slot machines and dozens of table games to draw a crowd. Blue skies and clouds are painted on the low ceilings with a cashier’s cage and entrance to the ride up the Eiffel Tower in the middle of the room.
The Paris has a lot to offer on a crammed casino floor with restaurants, bars and sportsbook competing for floor space with all the casino games. It can be difficult to get around here during peak times.
Table minimums always start at $10 during the day and will often creep up to $15 or even higher at night or on the day of a major sporting event. Some of the games available to play include:
- Blackjack, some tables offer 3-2 odds for a 21 but with higher minimums.
- Roulette, all wheels offer standard two sets of zeroes.
- Craps, start at $10 minimum with standard rules.
- Baccarat, few tables with $25 minimum.
The Paris offers a great selection of table games. They include: Mississippi Stud, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Crazy 4 Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Texas Hold’em Bonus, Casino War, Asia Poker, Fortune Pai Gow, Poker Progressive, Pai Gow Tiles, High Card Flush, and the Big Wheel.
The large high limit room for table games is secluded from the main casino floor and only offers blackjack and baccarat. Minimums start at $100.
The Paris is one of the easier casinos for slot and table game players to get a complimentary drink. It’s always a good idea to tip if you expect repeat service.
Hotel Rooms in Paris
Paris Las Vegas opened in September 1999, with fireworks being shot from the Eiffel Tower. French actress Catherine Deneuve flipped a switch, turning on all of the Paris’ lights, including the various crystal chandeliers in the main lobby. Today, there are more than 2,900 rooms in the 33-story hotel with prices starting around $70 a night for a basic room.
- Mostly modern and spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and coffeemakers.
- Basic 387-square-foot units, called a Burgundy Room, have either one king or two queen beds, with a smoking or non-smoking option.
- Remodeled 700-square-foot units, called a Burgundy Suite, have a king bed with separate living area.
- Other suites, with more room and luxurious options, are the St. Tropez and $4,000-a-night Napoleon.
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the property, although there is the dreaded resort fee for guests.
- Huge pool area, which includes two hot tubs, has a much calmer atmosphere than many party-hard properties in Las Vegas.