Golden Nugget Sportsbook Review
The Golden Nugget is in the heart of the Fremont Street Experience — a pedestrian mall and attraction in downtown Las Vegas. More than 17 million visitors a year take in the free nightly light shows which are shown on the canopy towering over the area. The Golden Nugget, owned and operated by Landry’s Inc., is the largest casino downtown with more than 2,400 hotel rooms and suites. The property is also about a 20-minute bus ride from the iconic Strip.
- The nicest sports book in downtown Las Vegas.
- Almost as many TVs as seats in this venue.
- Easy-to-find room located on main casino floor.
- Considering the size of the property, this room is a little small.
- The experience downtown is far different than the Strip.
- If you’re staying in a back tower, it’s a bit of a walk.
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Sportsbook
The Golden Nugget opened in August 1946, making it one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas. On display from 1981 to 2013 was the world’s largest gold nugget — the Hand of Faith, which weighed almost 900 troy ounces.
After the Houston-based corporation bought the property in 2005, the resort embarked on a major renovation project. Today, it includes a $30-million three-level pool complex with an enclosed slide through a shark tank.
This complex is bordered by such iconic resorts as Binion’s and the Four Queens. These properties are in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience — an open-air extravaganza of activity which draws thousands of visitors every day of the year.
Golden Nugget Sportsbook Address
- 129 East Fremont St.
Golden Nugget Sportsbook Hours
- Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week.
The Golden Nugget Race and Sports Book is easily the nicest one of its kind in downtown Las Vegas.
It seems there are more TVs in this venue than there are seats. The Golden Nugget website boasts that there are “more TVs per square foot than any book in the state of Nevada.”
There’s space for about 100 visitors with directional seating for individuals or groups facing three different walls of HD televisions. It even has its own restaurant which sits adjacent to the book. The Grille serves burgers, sandwiches and other finger foods.
A seven-foot-wide big screen is located on the main wall above the betting stations. There are more TVs and odds board to complement this space. Many more 60-inch TVs and odds boards fill the right wall. In other words, there’s a TV in just about every corner of this place.
Unlike the Strip sports books, bettors don’t have to wager hundreds of dollars to get a complimentary drink. Management has obviously tried to cater to the sports player in this venue. They seem to have thought of everything.
Golden Nugget Online Betting
You can make a bet at the Golden Nugget sports book and be back out on the Fremont Street Experience in a matter of minutes. It’s that easy and convenient.
This venue offers wagering on all the major sports — with the money line, point spread, over/under totals, futures, prop bets and parlays. There’s also plenty of action for horse and dog players.
Each Friday throughout the football season, entrants can compete in a college football and NFL handicapping contest. The Golden Nugget also has its own sports app. But if players would like an online experience that they can use in Vegas or at home, consider opening an account with Bovada, TopBet or Betonline.