The Bellagio Resort and Casino, located in the heart of the Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard, is famous for its dancing water fountains and breathtaking conservatory that changes with the seasons. Whatever time of year you visit, there is always a buzz of activity in the hotel lobby, where guests marvel at the 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers, and the state-of-the-art sports book.
- Plush, comfortable seating on chairs or couches — for individuals or groups.
- Open 15 hours a day, every day throughout the year.
- Refreshments and food offered just outside the sports book.
- This is one of the darkest sports books on the Las Vegas Strip.
- Another venue that is not easy to find for first-timers.
- No expert opinions or analysis on any of the games. You are on your own.
Bellagio Las Vegas Sportsbook
When the Bellagio opened in 1998, it was the most expensive hotel ever built at the time at $1.6 billion. This was the place. Visitors from around the world made this MGM Resorts International landmark a must-see destination.
While thousands of visitors stay in one of the two towers every day, the top draw to this property is the world famous Fountains of Bellagio — a one-of-a-kind water feature with performances set to light and music.
The dazzling free shows begin at 3 p.m. every weekday and conclude every day at midnight. On weekends and holidays, the shows start at noon.
The fountains are rumored to cost between $10,000 to $15,000 per day. It has also been reported that the iconic structure cost more than $40 million to build.
Bellagio Sportsbook Address
- 3600 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Bellagio Sportsbook Hours
- Daily 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
On your walk to the sports book, guests will pass high-end shops such as Gucci, Chanel or Louis Vuitton or fine dining restaurants like Prime Steakhouse, Jasmine or Yellowtail. It’s common to hear one of Frank Sinatra’s classic songs in the background.
Next stop is the Bellagio poker room where many professional poker players call home. As you walk between the poker room and Starting Gate Bar, you finally enter the 5,600-square-foot sports book. Don’t worry, there are plenty of seats — 200, to be exact. There’s also a lounge area with leather seats and about 100 individual desk screens.
On the main wall in front of the room are 13 big screen televisions — seven for horse racing and six for sports. Filling the wall to the right is an LED board of odds and statistics for all the major sports.
Also, like many sports books in Vegas, it’s a non-smoking venue. Complimentary drinks are available, but only with a voucher you receive upon request when placing a bet.
Bellagio Online Betting
If it’s Super Bowl Sunday, expect a lengthy lineup in the Bellagio sports book. This is a popular spot to wager and watch the game.
Betting is offered on all the major sports, along with horse racing and dog racing. The wait in line is short most of the time, although championship events tend to draw a massive crowd at the Bellagio.
Beginners to experienced players get in line to bet on the money line, point spreads, totals, futures, prop bets and parlays. If this scene at the Bellagio seems a little overwhelming, there’s also many online options to consider — like Bovada, TopBet or Betonline. Sorry, there’s no fountain shows on these sites!