If you’re looking for a room on the Las Vegas Strip that offers a lot of value and competitive prices, Treasure Island will always make the list. Sandwiched between the Mirage and Fashion Show Mall shopping center, the 2,800-room TI (as it’s also known) opened in October 1993.
With the sale of the resort to Phil Ruffin in 2008, it is the only hotel on the strip to host a Cirque du Soleil show that is not affiliated with MGM Resorts International. Mystere has been a fixture at Treasure Island from Day 1.
Easy access from Strip or shopping mall.
Venue opens at least 13 hours every day.
Seats in the race area have individual monitors.
Casino noise, activities can overflow into the book.
Small venue, with seating for just over 100 guests.
Treasure Island is located in a great spot on the Strip — all-day shopping to the north, luxury resorts across the street, upscale restaurants all around.
In 2003, the hotel largely abandoned its pirate theme for a more contemporary resort choosing to provide primarily adult amenities, including a free nightly show called the Sirens of TI. The original video arcade and kid-friendly pool areas were replaced with a party bar, hot tub, and nightclub. Popular restaurants on the property include Gilley’s Saloon and Senor Frogs.
The Sirens show was closed in October 2013. The closure was initially intended to be temporary, but a month later, it was made permanent with the construction of a new retail space nearby.
Treasure Island’s sportsbook is located in the northeast corner on the main casino floor, with access from the gaming area or the hotel entrance from the shopping mall.
Every seat in the room comes with an individual monitor, which allows guests to choose what game or race they want to watch. Televisions dominate the main wall at the front of the book with 11 big screens and 20 small screens covering all of the day’s action. The venue seats around 120 visitors.
The betting windows are below the wall of TVs. On a typical day, like most sportsbooks, there are only two or three of these stations open.
An odds board display fills the right wall of the room with statistics from all the major sporting events. Bettors will receive complimentary drinks, depending on how much they wager. Drinks and food are also available nearby at Little Richie’s, Pizzeria Francesco’s and the Mojito Bar.
Unless it’s a major sporting event, this is not a busy spot. Visitors will place bets on the money line, point spread, over/under totals, futures, parlays, and props. Wagering on horse racing and dog racing is also available.
Guests can earn points for their bets by joining Treasure Island’s Sporting Club, which in turn can be used for comps. If you bet a ticket and leave Las Vegas, and the ticket turns out to be a winner, you still have 120 days to mail it back to Treasure Island to collect your winnings.
Of course, even in Vegas, visitors don’t have to line up to place a bet. There are many online options as well — like Bovada, TopBet, and Betonline.
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