This is the major leagues when it comes to Las Vegas sports betting. While the big name mega resorts include a sportsbook in their long list of gambling attractions, sports wagering is the top priority at every turn at the Westgate Sportsbook.
The 50-year-old resort, formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton, was the home of Elvis Presley for many years in the 1970s. Presley’s performances became a major part of the hotel’s identity and an iconic chapter in the history of Las Vegas entertainment.
It was also the largest hotel in the world from 1981 to 1990, which was one of the contributing factors to the Westgate Hotel becoming an iconic name globally.
Today, the Westgate is mostly a timeshare resort with an emphasis on all things sports betting.
App only works in Nevada
I’m not one to stray off the Las Vegas Strip during my many vacations to America’s Playground. The major resorts like the Cosmopolitan, Bellagio and Wynn have more than enough attractions to keep me entertained.
One of my wife’s shows put this off-the-Strip resort at 3000 Paradise Road on our itinerary during a recent trip, so I thought I should check out the Westgate Las Vegas sportsbook that everyone raves about during our visit there.
Wow! There’s no other word to describe Westgate sports betting when you first walk into the largest land-based sportsbook in the world.
Outside of being a little dark and a bit more variety in seating options, there are no other negative things to say about the Westgate SuperBook. It is the best sportsbook in all of Las Vegas.
The non-smoking SuperBook is open 24 hours a day, but the Westgate sportsbook hours where betting is available from a ticket seller is Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Westgate racebook remains open from 8 a.m. to the last race of the day. Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including on entertainment odds and esports lines.
Many publications and media outlets around the world often quote the Westgate sportsbook odds from this venue for major sporting events. It’s also one of the places where the serious players hang out, searching for the perfect parlay on its extensive Westgate sports lines in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.
You may have visited a few sportsbooks in Las Vegas, but none bigger than this one. The 30,000-square-foot Westgate has seating for more than 400 guests, each spot with individual 32-inch LED screens. A VIP section is available for high rollers and parties.
There is a huge centrally located bar with a perfect view of the 220-foot-by-18-foot 4K video wall. That’s more than 70 yards of flat screens with a game or horse race being televised. This venue is so popular, it even has its own food court at the back of the room.
Complimentary drink vouchers aren’t as hard to obtain as some of the other mega resorts about a mile away — like the Venetian and Caesars Palace. Bet at least $50 on sports or $20 on the horses to get a free drink here.
Players can also take their action online with the Westgate SuperBook Mobile App. It’s free to register and join at the resort. The Westgate sportsbook online offers an extensive race and sports wagering menu for users to bet on while they are in the state of Nevada only.
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The Westgate bills itself as the home of the SuperContest: The ultimate pro football handicapping challenge where first place will win at least $1 million. It’s just one of the many contests held at the SuperBook, which also features Football Central.
The resort offers football fans a free viewing party in the Westgate International Theater for up to 1,500 guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. It’s held each week in the NFL and includes satellite betting stations, food and drink specials and the chance to win weekly prizes.
Bettors in the SuperBook will find Westgate Las Vegas sportsbook odds available for the following sports:
Here are some of the bets available at the land-based Westgate sportsbook:
There are even more betting options listed on Westgate online sports betting through the sportsbook’s app. These include “in-play wagering” where betting lines are listed for games already in progress. The odds keep changing throughout the game to the final score.
Many of the mega resorts on the Strip don’t offer any rewards for sports betting. Even a complimentary drink is tough to come by in most sportsbooks. But that’s not true at the Westgate.
Players earn reward points and tier credits on their World of Westgate (WOW) cards for slot machines, table games, poker play, sports betting, pari-mutuel wagering, restaurant and hotel stays. Membership is free to anyone 21 years of age and older.
The Westgate is a great place to bet on the Super Bowl. How could it not be? As the world’s largest race and sportsbook, they have it all! Westgate Super Bowl odds are going to be some of the most up-to-the-minute available.
They offer great free wifi, so if you are there for the big event, you will be able to stay on top of the live odds. You won’t have to worry about frustrating loading times. Plus you’ll be right in the middle of the action for the big day.
They even offer football-specific features. The Westgate sportsbook has the famous Football Central party with VIP booths. They also offer football teaser cards. Once you’re there, be sure to ask staff for access to these great NFL features.
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Members start out at the Silver level and accumulate points and graduate to up to Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Black status. Points are earned from the beginning of February to the end of January.
Reward points earned on the WOW card can only be redeemed for food and beverages, hotel stays and shows. Members are also offered comps and giveaways based on the duration and amount of play at the resort.
The Westgate Las Vegas sportsbook and casino , which is located a block off the north end of the iconic Strip by the Las Vegas Country Club, has been welcoming visitors for almost half a century. It was known as the Las Vegas Hilton for many years before being renamed the Westgate in 2014. One of the largest convention centers in the world — the Las Vegas Convention Center — is right next door.
The independent Westgate offers free parking to visitors in two open-air lots and a six-level parking garage.
Ride share programs and the Las Vegas Monorail system are the best budget-friendly bets for visitors staying at the Westgate, which is east of the Wynn on the Strip. Ride share programs like Uber and Lyft are just a couple of clicks away on your mobile device. These 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.
The SuperBook delivers the eats, and so does the casino. There’s a solid selection of dining options, but no celebrity-chef restaurants. Most of the eateries offer a decent value for the price including the
buffet at Westgate sportsbook, which doles out above-average food at a low price.
The Westgate offers a wide range of culinary adventures including these popular spots:
The Westgate hotel, which opened on the 64-acre property in July 1969, offers 2,956 rooms, including 305 suites and 200,000 square feet of convention space. Then called the International Hotel, the resort booked Barbra Streisand for its 1969 opening night. About 30 per cent of the hotel is used for nightly stays, while the remaining 70 per cent are under timeshare contracts.
The 95,000-square-foot casino sets the Westgate apart from nearby business hotels around the convention center like the Las Vegas Marriott and Renaissance Las Vegas. While the Westgate may not have the size of the mega resorts on the Strip, it does have all the amenities and attractions to make it a world-class entertainment destination compared to its neighbours.
There is a main casino area, a high limit section, and another set of slot machines that wind their way around to the SuperBook. Players can choose from one of the 715 gaming machines that feature multi-denomination bets.
It’s easy to find a $5 minimum at any of the 31 table games of blackjack, roulette, craps, and baccarat. Other table games on the somewhat smokey floor include Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. After being closed for a few years, the Westgate also has a six-table poker room at the back of the sportsbook.
Complimentary drinks for players at the slots or tables are quite easy to come by on the casino floor. It’s always a good idea to tip your server if you expect another round.
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