Treasure Island Sportsbook Review
If you’re looking for value at the north end of the Strip, Treasure Island has got you covered. TI, as it’s now called, is surrounded by luxurious Las Vegas mega resorts like the Wynn, Palazzo and Venetian and has its own Treasure Island Sportsbook.
The resort, which is often seen during fly-over images of the iconic Strip in the television drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, lacks the “wow” factor.
There are no buried treasures on Treasure Island, which has been independently owned since 2009. This is more of a place to get the party started. Don’t look to be pampered at this property which is right across the street from a gigantic shopping mall that hosts all the big retail names.
Treasure Island Sportsbook 101
Treasure Island Las Vegas sportsbook is located in the northeast corner on the main casino floor at 3300 South Las Vegas Boulevard, with access from the gaming area or the hotel entrance from the shopping mall.
The $430-million property opened in 1993 and Treasure Island sports betting is just a carbon copy of many of the other original MGM properties — main wall of flat screens, each seat with an individual television, and Treasure Island sportsbook odds filling the entire right wall of the venue. It’s similar to the Bellagio, but on a much smaller scale and budget.
Overall, it wouldn’t come close to being in the Top 10 best sportsbooks on the Strip.
Treasure Island sportsbook hours are some of the longest you will find in the area, especially on the weekend: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight, and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including on Treasure Island entertainment esports.
The non-smoking venue seats about 120 visitors who watch all the daily events on the 11 big screens and 20 small screens on the main wall above the row of betting windows. On a typical weekday, like most sportsbooks, there are only two or three of these stations open to take bets on all the major sports including the NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL.
The Treasure Island sportsbook used to be an easy spot for free drinks, but those days are gone now. The soft rules are at least a $100 bet on sports and $20 on the horses for a complimentary voucher. Drinks and food are also available nearby at Carter’s Delicatessen and Senor Frogs.
In today’s betting world, most players are relying on electronic devices to get their Treasure Island sports lines, and not the hard copy printouts that are available near the entrance of the room.
Treasure Island also has its own app for players to join and download to their Android or iOS device. New members must register at the sportsbook to use the TI Mobile Sports App. A $100 minimum is required for your first deposit.
Treasure Island 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 Treasure Island
It’s close to a guarantee that a seat will be available for just about any sporting event shown live at the Treasure Island sportsbook. This is not a busy venue most days, except for the Super Bowl, March Madness and a few other major championships.
Those that do frequent this spot will find Treasure Island 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 Treasure Island sportsbook:
- Money line
- Point spread
- Over/under totals
- Halftime lines
- Future betting
- Proposition bets, especially for the Super Bowl
There are even more prop bets for sports listed on the Treasure Island sportsbook online through the TI app, but not “in-play wagering” where betting lines are posted for games already in progress. “Live betting” is not available at this land-based sportsbook either.
Location on the Strip
Few will notice the huge treasure map on the Treasure Island lobby floor as this property is quite crowded with young partiers looking for a good time in the desert sun more than an adventure surrounded by pirate-themed decor.
The resort with the manmade lake and abandoned pirate ships out front is located on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard, with the Mirage to the south and Fashion Show Mall to the north.
- 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 Sands Avenue, which turns into Spring Mountain Road after crossing the Strip. Enter the property off Spring Mountain and try to stay off the congested Strip.
- Those traveling on Interstate 15 from California should use the Spring Mountain Road exit and head east towards the property.
- Pedestrian bridges connect Treasure Island to the mall to the north and Venetian to the east. There are no crosswalks at street level around this resort.
- Visitors can access the Mirage to the south on foot or by a tram which runs between the two resorts. The tram, which operates daily between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. and is free, arrives about every 15 minutes. The ride takes about two to four minutes.
Treasure Island Parking
Treasure Island is a popular spot to park on the Strip since it’s free. Almost all of the MGM and Caesars properties charge for self-parking these days, so this perk sets TI apart from its competition.
- Guests and visitors can access the seven-floor garage from Spring Mountain Road or the Strip.
- There is a covered walkway from the garage to the hotel on the third floor.
- Office spaces take up the entire first floor.
- Since the second and third floors fill up quickly, park on the fourth floor near the elevators for convenient access to the resort.
Public Transportation Options
More and more visitors to Las Vegas are discovering that ride share programs are the best bet to get around the iconic Strip and the surrounding area. Taxis hit you with fees at the airport and can get stuck in traffic while the meter runs on.
Ride share programs like Uber and Lyft post your price before you even enter the vehicle. Traffic and distance to your destination don’t even matter once you accept the cost. A one-way trip to your destination is likely to run about two-thirds of a normal taxi fare.
- Pick up your ride share on the second level of the parking garage at McCarran International Airport.
- Count on a lengthy queue of taxis day or night at the airport. Taxis are located just outside the main terminal. A ride to Treasure Island will cost around $30 by taxi and $17 by Lyft.
- 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 Treasure Island. The Express makes just four southbound stops on the Strip, with one just north of Treasure Island at the mall.
- Public transportation methods will take visitors all over the Las Vegas area, including the two outlet malls and the Golden Nugget on Fremont Street.
- The easiest way to get to T-Mobile Arena for NHL games is to ride share, hop on the Express, or walk all the way on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard 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 Treasure Island
Treasure Island features many tasty restaurants and bars scattered throughout the resort and pool area, including Phil’s Italian Steakhouse, which is named after the property’s owner Phil Ruffin. The semi-formal room serves up pricy steaks and seafood.
Here are some of the other sizzling cooking stations at Treasure Island:
- Finger lickin’ barbecue and other country favorites top the list at Gilley’s BBQ, which includes a mechanical bull, beer pong and plenty of live entertainment.
- Senor Frogs features a Tex-Mex menu in a lively place which overlooks the front lagoon.
- Little Richie’s serves up casual fare including hotdogs and Chicago-style deli sandwiches.
- Frozen yogurt, pizza and coffee shops are also found on the property, and so are these bars:
- • Mojito Bar, which overlooks the casino floor, specializes in rum concoctions including the Shipwrecked Mojito.
- • Frozen margaritas are the drink of the day at the Margarita Bar, which has three locations at Treasure Island.
TI Players Club
Guests of Treasure Island are free to join the rewards program called the TI Players Club. Members earn PointPlay and Treasure Chest points at the casino slots and table games to qualify for benefits and rewards such as free shows and dining credits.
Other rewards include complimentary or reduced room rates with optional resort fee, exclusive members-only events and promotions, and special invitations to giveaways, tournaments and concerts.
Members can also convert their player points to free slot play, free buffet passes and a variety of brand name merchandise.
New members can sign up for an account online and then activate the card on your first visit to Treasure Island. Like all the other reward cards available on the Strip, cardholders will receive more lucrative offers and comps based on the amount of money wagered and the duration of play.
Treasure Island Casino
The main casino floor at Treasure Island is 95,000 square feet, but it can be hard to navigate the tight walkways on busy nights with more than 1,700 gaming machines and 50 table games. And if you are intolerant to cigarette smoke, this resort with low ceilings is probably not the place for you.
The gaming area also features an eight-table poker room and a high limit lounge.
Table minimums of $5 can be found on the main floor during the slower parts of the day, but most times the limits are set at $10.
Blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat are offered with live dealers at tables all around the room, but the most popular spot seems to be the “Stadium Gaming” area.
This stadium setting with individual betting stations allows gamblers to play blackjack for $1 and roulette for $3 with live dealers.
Servers also pass through the room offering complimentary drinks to players, but the stadium seems to be a hot spot for free beverages as well.
Other table games at Treasure Island include: the Big Wheel, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, and Let it Ride.
The high limit salon, where betting limits range from $50 to $5,000, includes the standard table games like blackjack, but also Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, and single-zero roulette.
Treasure Island Hotel
Treasure Island’s 2,884 air-conditioned rooms and 220 suites are pleasant enough to make yourself at home, but a bit tired and worn, and include 42-inch flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and Wi-Fi.
The hotel, which opened in October 1993, used to have a free nightly pirate show out front in the lagoon, but it was discontinued in 2013 to make way for a shopping and entertainment center.
- Basic rooms start at about $60 a night, but guests must also pay a $42 resort fee.
- Standard “deluxe” and “deluxe spa” rooms are 400 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Strip or desert.
- Bathrooms are relatively spacious and feature long marble vanities plus marble-walled shower/tub combos.
- Suites come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from the 630-square-foot Petite to the 1,800-square-foot Penthouse at $2,000 a night.
- The resort also includes a ground-level freshwater pool, a huge 25-person hot tub, and a DJ playing pop music.
- Visit the Treasure Island Las Vegas website for a virtual tour of the entire property.