MGM Sportsbook Review
The MGM Grand, which opened in December 1993, is the largest single hotel in the nation with over 5,000 rooms. When it opened more than two decades ago, the resort was the largest hotel complex in the world. The property, which is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International, also houses numerous shops, nightclubs, restaurants and the largest casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip. It’s also home to the 45-foot-tall Leo the Lion, the largest bronze statue in the U.S.
- This venue is located close to the Strip for easy access.
- Lots of betting windows, so lineups are short.
- Second-level skyboxes offer unique experience for groups.
- This is a huge property, so expect a long walk from your room.
- Not a lot of seating for a resort this size.
- Other than skyboxes, very limited seating for groups.
MGM Grand Las Vegas Sportsbook
The MGM Grand Las Vegas has experienced many changes and renovations over the years. From the Wizard of Oz and the Emerald City to the family-friendly Adventure Theme Park, the dominant property on South Las Vegas Boulevard now houses the style of the Art Deco era of classic Hollywood.
If you’re looking for more modest accommodations, there are hundreds of rooms available in one of the wings.
If something upscale is more to your taste, the Skylofts at MGM Grand — a five-star hotel — range in price from $2,000 to $10,000 a night. Then there’s the Mansion at MGM Grand with 29 villas reserved for VIPs and casino-invited guests ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 a night.
The sports and race book hasn’t been left behind in all the years of change here. It’s similar to most of today’s books on the Strip with one unique exception — the four skyboxes on the second level of the venue.
MGM Grand Address
- 3799 South Las Vegas Blvd.
MGM Grand Hours
- Monday to Thurs, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Friday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
These boxes can hold up to 10 guests and come with beverage servers and complimentary food. They come at a cost, too. The boxes each range from 300 to 325 square feet and come equipped with plasma TVs, CD systems and surround-sound audio.
There’s seating for 104 guests on the main floor with 36 65-inch LCDs and 24 42-inch plasma televisions on the one and only wall of the room. At the top of the curved wall are three 12×16-foot big screens for the main action of the day with six odds board displays on either side.
There is also seating with individual monitors for horse racing players, and an area at the back of the room with bench seating and chairs for small groups.
This is a non-smoking venue, with the casino entrance at one end and the Stage Deli at the other.
MGM Grand Online Betting
On a typical day, there are only three or four betting windows open. They’re located at the front of the room below the huge number of television screens. If there’s a major sporting event on the schedule, the book can open close to 20 stations to handle all the action and keep the lineup moving.
The race and sports book is open 14 hours a day, more on the weekends. It also offers seasonal events and contests for race and sports players.
MGM Grand is one of the closest resorts to McCarran International Airport. But if Vegas is not on your calendar, there are many online gaming options — like Bovada, TopBet and Betonline.