D Las Vegas Sportsbook Review
Something had to be done with The D Las Vegas sportsbook. Everyone knew it, including majority owner Derek Stevens.
The resort, located in Downtown Las Vegas, underwent a $22-million renovation in 2012 when brothers Derek and Greg purchased the property and changed the name from Fitzgeralds.
Most parts of the property got a facelift except, apparently, The D sportsbook, which at the time was nothing more than a glorified dumpy kiosk in the middle of the casino on the second floor.
That all changed in June 2019 at The D when management upgraded the sportsbook and Stevens launched a new sports betting operation called Circa Sports.
The updated sportsbook now features a social setting, TV screens, bar-top table games, self-service kiosks and the best of Las Vegas betting.
D Las Vegas Sportsbook 101
The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel is located in the middle of all the fun and excitement of the Fremont Street Experience at 301 Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas.
The D sportsbook hours are consistent, open for 15 hours from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the week.
Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including on The D entertainment esports or any other gaming platform in Las Vegas.
At The D, the new sportsbook is built around the second-floor Vue Bar — a fan favorite. Visitors can test their luck on The D sports lines and make a bet on any of the major sporting events at one of the betting windows.
All the chairs and tables in the venue face the bar, with the games shown over top of the bar on a number of flat screens and The D sportsbook odds displayed near the betting stations.
Don’t expect the plush seating like the major venues on the Strip. It may not be one of the best sportsbooks in Las Vegas, but it’s a lot better than the previous venue.
The renovation of The D sports betting also coincided with the launch of Stevens’ new betting platform. All of The D online sports betting is now done on the new app called Circa, which is powered by Stadium Technology. This platform is a competitor to CG Technology, which is used by a few sportsbooks on the Strip.
Sports wagering “is a business we’ve wanted to get into for quite a while,” said Stevens, who’s also in the midst of building the first ground-up resort downtown since 1980.
Circa Resort and Casino will be ready by December 2020, according to Stevens. Once complete, it will be the tallest tower north of the Strip and home to a new state-of-the-art sportsbook where the height of the main video screen will be more than three stories tall.
Stevens celebrated the launch of his new sports betting app with the introduction of the Circa Sports Million Pro Football Contest. The season-long competition will offer $1.5 million in prizes, including a $1-million payout for the champion.
The only problem with The D Las Vegas sportsbook online is the fact that bettors can only wager while in the state of Nevada.
Once a visitor heads home and leaves the state, the app is inactive. This is true of all the major sportsbooks in Las Vegas, including Caesars Palace, Venetian, Aria, Wynn, Bellagio, Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Cosmopolitan, Luxor and Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo.
That’s why a much better bet is a top-ranked online app like Bovada. There isn’t an app or site around that offers more betting options than this trusted powerhouse.
Place Your Bets at The D Las Vegas
This is where the party happens.
The D Las Vegas sportsbook at the Vue Bar offers odds and betting options on professional and college sporting events, with the common bets like the money line, point spread and over/under totals on everything from a regular game in the Major League Baseball season to the March Madness men’s college basketball tournament.
The D’s owner likes to bets on sports as well, especially the riskier plays. So you can bet there are parlays and teasers available at this new venue. There is futures betting offered on all the major sports.
Here are some of the bets you can expect to find at the land-based sportsbook at The D:
- Money line
- Point spread
- Over/under totals
- Future betting
- Some proposition bets
Here are some of the sports you can place your bets on:
- Major League Baseball
- Major soccer leagues
- College football and basketball
- Future betting on the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup, Masters golf, Kentucky Derby horse racing, NASCAR auto racing champion and much more.
But the most betting options are found on The D sportsbook online through its Circa app.
The new platform keeps up with the competition with dozens of bets on all the major sporting events. However, you must register with proper identification at one of Stevens’ two resorts that carry the platform — Golden Gate and The D.
With the new app and completion of the state-of-the-art sportsbook, Circa is sure to give the world’s largest sportsbook in the Westgate SuperBook a run for its money.
Experience This Location
The D is located at the eastern end of the Fremont Street Experience. It has a casino, several restaurants, a business center, and a pool. It is the tallest building in downtown Las Vegas and the second-tallest inside the city limits since the Strip is actually located in Paradise, Nevada.
- The D’s neighbors are the Four Queens Hotel & Casino to the west and the Fremont Street Experience parking garage to the east. It is located just down the street from the Golden Nugget and Binion’s.
- Visitors from all directions will travel to The D from Interstate 15 to the heart of the city and exit at Casino Center Boulevard. The same is true for those arriving at McCarran International Airport.
- Taxis, ride share vehicles and limousines will all likely take the highway north from the airport, which is the quickest route to The D. The 15-minute ride covers about 13 miles in distance.
- The interstate runs in the same direction as the main Strip, so tourists will be able to spot some of the iconic properties from the highway on their journey to Old Vegas.
Free Parking Next Door
Las Vegas may have the most parking garages in the world. Many hotels, shopping centers and attractions on the Strip offer giant self-parking garages. In downtown Las Vegas, you will find plenty of places to park — like the 11-floor Fremont Street Experience garage right next to the D.
- Limited parking at The D is free for registered guests.
- Non-hotel guests can use the self-parking garage for $2 an hour.
- Complimentary parking in the garage is also available if you gamble, with the first four hours free.
- The entrance to The D is located on level one of the parking garage.
Public Transportation in Old Vegas
Visitors arriving at McCarran International Airport will find many forms of public transportation. The bus service is the slowest option compared to taxis, ride share programs and limousine services. The cost varies with each service.
- A queue forms just outside the main terminal for one of more than 100 taxis waiting in line. The cost for your ride to The D will be around $40, depending on traffic.
- There is a ride share area in the parking garage at the airport. An Uber or Lyft ride will cost around $25 to get to The D.
- Limousines prices are normally around $85 to $90 an hour.
- Bus service to the Strip and Downtown Vegas will require a few transfers from the airport. It’s $8 for a one-day bus pass.
- All forms of transportation can be found at The D as well. The closest bus stop for the transit system’s Express service is on South Casino Center Boulevard.
Food & Drinks at The D
The D may not have any famous fountain show or a fancy ferris wheel, but it does have one of the finest restaurants in all of Las Vegas. Andiamo Italian Steakhouse receives one of the highest rankings on TripAdvisor, beating out most of the major high-priced venues on the Strip.
Here are some other restaurants and eateries at The D:
- American Coney Island is a Detroit classic that has found a home in Las Vegas. Prices are typically under $10.
- The D Grill is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full slate of signature American classics.
- Here are some bars and lounges at The D:
- Located outside on Fremont Street, the D Bar offers frozen and specialty cocktails delivered by dancing servers.
- You will find more than one thousand feet of counter space at the Longbar. The D owner Derek Stevens like to sit at the end of the bar and chat with guests.
- Beverages are typically cheaper in Downtown Vegas than on the Strip.
Your Experience Card
Signup is free and easy for The One: Your Experience Card, a rewards program offered at The D and Golden Gate casinos.
Earn comps and points by playing these games:
- Slot machines
- Video poker and keno
- Table games such as blackjack, roulette and craps
Other membership privileges include:
- Special casino room discount rates
- Qualify for special events and tournaments
- Casino rewards
- Dining comps
- Show tickets
Two Casino Floors at The D
The lights and sounds at The D are just like any other casino … times two. This resort has two floors of gaming options for guests to choose from, including a popular simulated horse racing game.
The two floors of gaming are distinctly different at The D. The first floor is a traditional casino with slots, blackjack, roulette and craps, while the upstairs is a throwback to classic Vegas with video poker and coin-operated games.
The D casino floor measures 42,000 square feet, which is common for gaming areas in Downtown Vegas, but small compared to resorts on the Strip — like the 171,500-square-foot maze of slot machines at MGM Grand.
In total, there are 920 slot machines on the floor and dozens of table games, which include:
- Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Single-Deck Blackjack and Six-Deck Blackjack
- Three-Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker and Pai Gow Poker
- Craps and Friendly Craps
- Let it Ride
- Royal Match
There’s only one Sigma Derby left in Las Vegas, and it is found on the second floor at The D. The 34-year-old horse racing game is the star attraction of the casino with betting options ranging from 2-1 to 200-1.
Guests who are piling up gambling points will often be offered a complimentary drink, including those betting on the Sigma Derby.
Best Hotel Deals in Vegas
Everything seems to be cheaper and a little louder in Downtown Vegas, including the room rates. It’s no exception at The D, which opened in 1980 as the Sundance. Today, the hotel has 34 floors and 638 rooms and suites.
The recently remodeled hotel at The D is one of the best deals in Las Vegas:
- Most weeknights are available for $22.
- Weekends start at $79. Peak weekends are as high as $179.
- The resort fee is $10 per night, unlike the Strip where it pushes $50.
- Hotel rooms start with the 291-square-foot king and queen rooms to the 312-square-foot Corner King.
- Two luxury suites options are available — D Suite and Two Bedroom Suite. Enjoy the spectacular views from these units.
Guests are only a short walk to the Fremont Street Experience. The central attraction on this pedestrian mall is a barrel vault canopy that features dazzling light shows on a 12.5-million LED display.