Cosmopolitan Sportsbook Review
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is one of the newest resorts on the Strip — and it shows. Its two 60-floor highrises tower over the area in the heart of the iconic Strip. The $3.9-billion project, which opened on Dec. 15, 2010, draws many visitors even if they’re not staying in one of the 3,000 rooms. There’s a lot more to do here than play in the casino or sports book.
- Open concept venue and very easy to find on casino floor.
- A variety of recreational activities available to guests.
- A great move to relocate sports book from second floor.
- Smaller odds board than most of its competitors.
- Activities from entrance and casino may be a distraction.
- Not as much seating available as other resorts this size.
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Sportsbook
The Cosmopolitan Race and Sports Book, powered by CG Technology, is not your traditional Las Vegas betting place. Management certainly broke the mold here.
When the resort initially opened in 2010, it didn’t seem like the sports book was a priority. The tiny space was almost hidden away on the second floor among the many shops and eateries. It was hard to find and there was little traffic.
The Cosmo is also known for the mystery that is Secret Pizza. People hear the rave reviews about the food, but few really know where it is. (Hint: It’s on the third floor.) It was almost as if the sports book was supposed to be a secret as well.
It’s front and centre on the main casino floor, right beside a well-traveled entrance into the Cosmo from the Strip. Actually, some suggest it may be the closest book of them all in distance from Las Vegas Boulevard. About 40 steps from the doors and you can complete your bet.
Cosmopolitan Sportsbook Address
- 3708 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Cosmopolitan Sportsbook Hours
- Mon & Thurs, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Tues & Wed, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
A 24-hour Race & Sports Bar anchors the room, which is double the size of the original venue on the second floor. It has comfortable seating on all four sides of the bar, with a continuous ticker above displaying up-to-date odds and scores.
High-definition TVs are everywhere — one side for VIP viewing, the opposite side for horse racing and other major sports, and the bar with 360 degrees of screens. There is also an individual TV area for those that want a little more privacy when handicapping the horses or watching their favorite sports team.
In the open area of the sports book, the Cosmo offers billiards, shuffleboard, foosball tables and sports-themed table games such as black jack and roulette. Oh, and drinks. Beverages and food are available from the bar and servers. Some drinks are complimentary, if you bet enough.
On the opposite side of the bar is the main LED screen for odds and results. There are plenty of betting stations below this display.
Cosmopolitan Online Betting
Visitors can open a CG Technology mobile account to play casino games on your phone or tablet anywhere throughout the Cosmopolitan.
If the traditional route is more your style, there are many betting stations to take your wager on the money line, point spread, over/under, props, futures and parlays. There’s always someone there to take your bet from early in the morning to late at night. Unlike the sports bar, these stations are not open 24 hours.
If the frenzy of Las Vegas is not your thing, there are many online options to place your bet — like Bovada, TopBet and Betonline. There aren’t any lineups either.