Caesars Palace Sportsbook Review
Welcome to one of the most iconic properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Caesars Palace, which was established more than 50 years ago in 1966, may have the statues and decor of the Roman Empire, but its renovated sportsbook is modern, state-of-the-art and a popular spot in Las Vegas betting.
Caesars Palace Race and Sportsbook is big and loud with tall ceilings. It seems just about right compared to everything else this luxurious resort has to offer. The open concept of Caesars sports betting sets it apart from most venues on the Strip.
Caesars Palace Sportsbook 101
Everything is larger than life on the Caesars Palace property. The hotels, pools, restaurants, buffet, Colosseum … and sportsbook.
Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino is located at 3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard at one of the Strip’s main intersections of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.
The Caesars Palace sportsbook hours vary depending on the day of the week. The Caesars Palace sportsbook, which is located right beside the poker room and in between the Palace and Forum casino floors, is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including the Caesars Las Vegas sportsbook.
The non-smoking Caesars sportsbook has been voted the best Las Vegas sports betting destination four years in a row by a local newspaper. Visitors to the Caesars Palace Las Vegas sportsbook will get an up-close look at all the action on the 143-foot high definition display at the front of the room.
There is stadium seating for 140 sports fans in the first few rows and group seating offered at the back of the room by the huge sports bar. Caesars Palace sports betting also features 65 private booths with individual TVs for race bettors.
“When picking a sportsbook I want easy access to the ticket window, bar and restroom,” a guest said during a recent visit. “Check, check and check at Caesars and as a bonus the poker room is next door, so you can play cards between games.”
Like the other best sportsbooks in Las Vegas, Caesars sportsbook odds are offered on all the major sports, along with pari-mutuel wagering for dogs and horses. The queue at the 13 betting windows is short most of the time, although championship events — like the Super Bowl — tend to draw a standing-room only crowd at one of the most popular betting stops on the Strip.
Here are some of the bets you can place on all the regular daily sporting events:
- Money line
- Point spread
- Over/under totals
- Future betting
- Some proposition bets
Here are some of the sports you can place your bets on in this darkly lit venue:
- Major League Baseball
- Major soccer leagues
- College football and basketball
There are two options for Caesars Palace online sports betting.
Visitors can register at any one of the Caesars properties on the Strip and download the Mobile Sports at Caesars Entertainment app to your Android or iOS device for Caesars Palace Las Vegas sportsbook odds.
This may be a good option for those visiting Las Vegas, but the app is only valid for betting while in the state of Nevada.
A better option to the Caesars Palace sportsbook odds is the top-ranked online site Bovada, which is available in all 50 states.
Caesars Palace sportsbook online features wagering on pro sports, including the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball, and Caesars entertainment esports.
It also has a decent list of betting options and categories, but Caesars sports lines don’t compare to the betting platform on Bovada. This major league online site is unmatched by the competition, offering betting lines on every televised sport, plus odds on politics, esports and entertainment.
Place Your Bets at Caesars Sportsbook
U.S. college and professional sports are the No. 1 ticket at the Caesars Palace Las Vegas sportsbook.
Gamblers will study the odds on the surrounding LED displays on the regular season games taking place during that season of the year. There are also hard copy printouts of future odds on all the major championships, like the Masters golf tournament or Wimbledon tennis finals.
Caesars offers odds on all the regular season and playoff games for the NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL. There are also betting lines for the main college sports, like football and basketball.
The two most popular championships to bet on are March Madness and the NFL’s Super Bowl.
Gamblers will find the common bets like the money line, point spread and over/under totals, but Caesars Palace online sports betting offers even more options, like teasers and proposition bets.
Most sports bettors are searching for the best odds on their game of choice. You won’t likely find that at Caesars, which is a high-end resort. Everything is expensive here. The best odds and selection of bets are found at the Westgate SuperBook, just off the Strip, and Bovada.
This is Prime Real Estate
The Caesars Palace property is located on the west side of South Las Vegas Boulevard with the Mirage to the north and the Bellagio to the south across Flamingo Road. Taxis, ride share vehicles and limousines arrive at the main entrance off of Las Vegas Boulevard or the valet entrance off of Flamingo Road.
- Visitors arriving at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will travel north on Swenson Street and turn left at Flamingo Road. It’s hard not to notice the iconic Fountains of Bellagio as your vehicle makes a right-turn turn onto the Strip before a left-hand turn onto the Caesars Palace entranceway.
- Tip for travelers: Do not allow the taxi driver to take the highway to any resorts, including Caesars Palace. It’s a much longer route and will cost almost double for the ride. Save that money for your first sports bet.
Expensive Parking Fees
Caesars properties, including the main jewel Caesars Palace, joined the trend of charging for parking at all resorts in 2016. And it’s not cheap, unless you are a mid-to-upper tier member of their rewards program.
• Guests receive the first hour of their first day at Caesars Palace for free. And then the prices soar at the parking garage, which is located behind the Colosseum. It’s $12 for the next hour, $15 for two to four hours and $18 for four to 24 hours. After that, it’s $18 per day.
• Valet parking is even more expensive. It’s $21 for under two hours, $24 for two to four hours, and $30 for four to 24 hours. After that, it’s $30 per day.
• The more you gamble at a Caesars property using a rewards card, the more likely the parking fee will be waived.
Hey, I Need a Ride: Taxi?
Public transportation and ride sharing programs are the best bet for visitors staying at Caesars. Ride share programs like Uber and Lyft continue to grow in popularity over the more expensive taxi services. 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 as well. 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 Caesars Palace.
- The Express makes just four southbound stops on the Strip, with the closest to Caesars being two properties away in front of the Cosmopolitan. Of its four northbound stops on the Strip, the closest spot to Caesars is across from the Bellagio in front of the Paris.
- Both services will take visitors all over the Las Vegas area, including the two outlet malls and Old Vegas on Fremont Street. There’s also a residential bus service on Flamingo Road which guests at Caesars can use with their pass to ride to the Rio for World Series of Poker events.
- All resorts now have a designated spot for ride share programs, including the airport. Visitors can download the respective Uber or Lyft app and purchase a ride to their destination online. The cost is about two-thirds the price of a taxi ride.
- The easiest way to get to T-Mobile Arena for NHL games involving the Vegas Golden Knights is to walk across Flamingo Road to the Bellagio and connect with the Aria Express — a four-car air-conditioned tram.
Food & Drinks at Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace houses many high-end restaurants, featuring some of the best cuisine and chefs in the world, including Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen. The newest dining venue on the property opened in 2018 and is used as a studio for the filming of the TV show Hell’s Kitchen.
- Other highly rated dining places include the Nobu Restaurant, Old Homestead Steakhouse, Rao’s and Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill. But we’re saving the best for last and what some consider to be the best restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip.
- The upscale Restaurant Guy Savoy, namesake of the three-star Michelin chef, serves elegant French cuisine and ranks 25th on TripAdvisor out of more than 4,000 restaurants in Las Vegas. Bring plenty of cash to cover the bill and tip.
- Now what would an award-winning resort be without a few meeting places and bars? Caesars delivers once again. Spend a relaxing afternoon at one of the Garden of the Gods’ seven pools. Or maybe a message is more your speed at Qua Baths & Spa.
- The resort also features many lounges and the Omnia nightclub, which overlooks the Las Vegas Strip.
- The drinks may not be free at these venues, but you don’t get to experience luxury like this every day.
Gamblers Will Be Rewarded
You don’t have to be a high roller to earn perks and benefits at Caesars Palace. 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.
The rewards card is good at all Caesars properties in the U.S. and Canada. 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 dreaded resort fees which are tacked on at checkout for most tourists at all Las Vegas hotels. Some hotels are now charging more than $50 a day in resort fees. Ouch!
Caesars Palace Casino
The Caesars property has expanded so much over the last 50 years that it now has two casino floors, with games stretching into the hallways and hotel entrances.
Caesars Forum is the original casino of the resort, which opened in 1966 with 30 gaming tables and 250 slot machines.
Today, along with the Palace casino, there are thousands of slot machines and dozens of table games. Replicas of famous Greek and Roman statuary abound in the huge casinos that fill up with noise and smoke as nighttime and rowdy patrons settle in.
Visitors to the 124,000-square-foot casino floor looking for table games will find quite a selection around the room, with blackjack, roulette, baccarat and craps getting the most action. Other table games include Pai Gow Poker, High Card Flush, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.
Table minimums tend to stay around the $15 mark, but they are raised when there’s a major event in town and the house is packed. Table minimums start at $100 in the high limit room located just outside the main gaming pit. Noise levels tend to be a little more subdued in this secluded area.
Caesars Palace — like another huge property in MGM Grand — is one of the better casinos to earn a complimentary beverage, but service might slow down if every seat in the house is filled.
Six Towers on One Property
Six, count ’em, six towers in this Roman empire. Caesars is one of the most heavily trafficked resorts on the Strip, so it’s a good thing it has 3,976 rooms to accommodate guests. “A luxury icon since 1966, the Roman-themed Caesars Palace still rivals the big new hotels in its scale, style and grandeur — but its base-level rooms are a bit smaller and outdated,” according to one online travel critic.
- Visitors can choose from the Julius, Forum, Palace, Nobu, Augustus and Octavius towers where rooms range from the 395-square-foot Julius Deluxe Room to the over-the-top 10,000-square-foot Octavius Villas, which overlook the resort’s pool playground.
- Prices vary on sale from $94 a night in the offseason to $30,000 to $40,000 a night for one of the spectacular villas. Of course, there are dozens of room types and prices in between.
- On a positive note, Caesars’ massive property is packed with shows, attractions, amenities and shopping. You never have to leave the property. The bad news? If you do want to wander to another resort, grab an Uber or be prepared for a long walk.