Planet Hollywood Sportsbook Review
Were you looking for the Miracle Mile Shops, the Pleasure Pit or the Playing Field? All three venues are located on the Planet Hollywood property in the center of Las Vegas betting on the famous Strip. These three diverse destinations should offer something for everyone, especially the younger crowd.
Get ready for the up-tempo beat and sounds of the PH casino, where it always appears to be nighttime. But don’t worry about those distractions leaking into the Planet Hollywood sportsbook. They’ve done a nice job of guarding the sounds of the game away from the hoopla in the main gambling area.
Planet Hollywood Sportsbook 101
The entire property is located at 3667 South Las Vegas Boulevard, but the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas sportsbook sits at the southwest corner of the casino and almost backs onto the Strip.
Like the Cosmopolitan sportsbook across the street, those wanting to wager on the Planet Hollywood sports lines can be on an outside escalator and, a few minutes later, betting on the money line inside.
This is one of the most convenient locations of a sportsbook on Las Vegas Boulevard and its competitors should learn from this, instead of hiding some of the best sportsbooks away from all the foot traffic.
The Playing Field Lounge is open 24 hours, but there is a window for sports betting.
The daily Planet Hollywood sportsbook hours are Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight, and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Players must be 21 years of age or older to wager anywhere in Nevada, including on Planet Hollywood entertainment esports.
The darkly lit Planet Hollywood sports betting venue offers stadium seating with comfortable lounge chairs for about 50 people. There are four betting windows with Planet Hollywood sportsbook odds posted on the main display wall or on hard copy printouts by the entrance to the venue.
The room features 33 flat screen TVs with two big screen units in the middle of the main viewing wall. For those wishing to eat while cheering on their favorite team, the lounge has pub food available along with draft beer yard longs.
No, the yard longs are not free, but a complimentary drink is available upon request from a ticket seller with a sports bet of $50 or horse racing wager of $20.
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas sportsbook odds are offered on all the major sports — including the NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL — along with pari-mutuel wagering for dogs and horses. The queue at the few betting windows is short most of the time, although championship events — like the Super Bowl — tend to draw a standing-room only crowd.
There is also the option of skipping the betting queue and taking your action online. Visitors can register at any one of the Caesars properties on the Strip — including Planet Hollywood and its neighbors Paris and Bally’s — and download the Mobile Sports at Caesars Entertainment app to your Android or iOS device.
This may be a good option for those wanting to play Planet Hollywood online sports betting, but the app is only valid for betting while in the state of Nevada. A better option is the top-ranked online site Bovada, which is available in all 50 states.
It’s Game Time at Planet Hollywood
Professional and college football continues to lead the pack as the most popular sport to gamble on in the United States, according to the UNLV Center for Gaming Research. An all-time high $1.813 billion was wagered on the gridiron action in 2018, almost double that of baseball.
“A lot of people are complaining about these games,” said Jay Kornegay, vice-president of race and sports at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. “You know, ‘poor football, boring and the ratings are horrible’ … well, it hasn’t slowed them down at the betting windows.”
It hasn’t slowed bettors down on the Strip either. Here are some of the other sports to wager on at Planet Hollywood:
- Pro and college basketball
- Major League Baseball, including playoffs and World Series
- Mixed Martial Arts and UFC events
- Major soccer leagues from around the world
- Boxing, but mostly just major fights
- Hockey, including the playoffs and Stanley Cup
- Auto racing, with weekly race odds and Sprint Cup Championship futures
- Golf, with weekly odds and futures on all four majors
- Tennis, with odds on all four Grand Slam events
Here are some of the bets available at the land-based Planet Hollywood sportsbook:
- Money line
- Point spread
- Over/under totals
- Future betting
- Proposition bets, especially for the Super Bowl
Planet Hollywood sports betting online offers even more wagering options, especially on props and “in-play” wagering where odds and spreads change continuously as the sporting event unfolds. This type of betting has become extremely popular at other off-the-Strip venues as well — like South Point and Golden Nugget.
Perfectly Located on the Strip
Planet Hollywood, which used to be known as the Aladdin until 2007, is located on the east side of the Strip and starts a long run of seven Caesars properties to the north.
The PH sits at the northeast corner of the major intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue and is home to a 1.2-mile enclosed shopping mall called the Miracle Mile. This complex consists of more than 170 stores, 15 restaurants and live entertainment venues.
- Guests arriving at McCarran International Airport will head north on Swenson and make a left-hand turn at Harmon Avenue. The resort is on the right-hand side of the street before the Strip.
- Those traveling on Interstate 15 from California should use the Tropicana Avenue exit and head east.
- A pedestrian bridge connects Planet Hollywood across the Strip to the west and south.
- The quickest route to T-Mobile Arena is to walk south and then cross the street at Park Avenue. The arena is located between New York New York and Park MGM.
Free Planet Hollywood Parking
Caesars properties on the Strip joined the paid parking movement in April 2017. However, self-parking remains free at Planet Hollywood. The property with the hip vibe has a 10-floor parking garage, but the top two floors are for employees only.
- Enter the garage from the Strip or by taking Harmon Avenue and turning onto Audrie Lane behind the hotel.
- The entrance to the casino and the Miracle Mile Shops is located on level three.
- There is a charge for valet parking. It’s $15 for under two hours, $20 for two to four hours, and $24 for four to 24 hours. After that, it’s $24 per day.
- High rollers with a Caesars Rewards card may qualify for complimentary valet parking.
Public Transportion Options
There are many modes of transportation to hurry new arrivals to Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, including taxi, limousine, public bus service, and resort shuttle. But the best option are the ride share programs, which now dominate the market with visitors looking for a budget-friendly ride.
- Download the free ride share program apps Uber and Lyft to your mobile device. The cost for a ride is about two-thirds of the taxi service. Pick up your ride share on the second level of the parking garage at the airport.
- There are more Uber vehicles on the road than Lyft in Las Vegas. Price both options before completing your transaction.
- In a rush to get to the party at Planet Hollywood? There is a long queue of taxis waiting just outside the main terminal. It will cost less than $20 for a ride, including tip, to the resort.
- 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 Planet Hollywood.
- The Express only makes four northbound and southbound stops on the Strip. The closest northbound stop to Planet Hollywood is next door at the Paris. The closest southbound stop is across the street at the Cosmopolitan.
- Both bus services will take visitors all over the Las Vegas area, including the two outlet malls and Downtown Vegas.
Food & Drinks at Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood is probably not the best choice for a family looking for a budget-friendly place to stay. This is a party hotel, especially considering the numbers of bars and shops that surround the hotel.
Food-wise, the property has a total of 11 restaurants, including four run by Planet Hollywood. Here are a few of the more popular spots at the resort:
- Your gourmet fixings await at Gordon Ramsay BurGR, which includes super thick milkshakes.
- Japanese-inspired food with a fresh California flair is on the menu at Koi Las Vegas.
- P.F. Chang’s Las Vegas, which sits in a prime location overlooking the Strip, is part of the China Bistro restaurant chain.
- There are many places to stop and get the party started. Here are a few:
- From live DJ music to multiple flat-screens playing the latest hits, the Heart Bar carries the beat in the center of the casino floor.
- The Blue Moon Bar offers seasonal and limited-release craft beers only available at Blue Moon’s River North brewery in Denver, Colorado.
Planet Hollywood Rewards
The only way to get out of a Las Vegas resort fee these days is to become a top member in a rewards card club — like Caesars Rewards.
Planet Hollywood charges a $42-a-night resort fee for anyone staying at the hotel, which includes a few amenities like WiFi and access to the spa and pool areas. The upper tier Diamond and Seven Star rewards card members get a free pass on this dreaded fee.
Members with the Caesars Rewards card program earn points for every dollar spent on gambling, hotel stays, food and drink, and shopping. It’s free to join.
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.
Planet Hollywood Casino
The dark and active 60,000-square-foot casino floor at Planet Hollywood includes all of the standard Vegas games plus go-go dancers in the Pleasure Pit and a clubby soundtrack. It’s a perfect spot for millennials, especially with the free parking, 1,200 slot machines, and the cheap eats in the Miracle Mile.
The table minimums are consistently $10, but it’s not uncommon to find $5 minimums during the quiet times in the week. This place has a lot of foot traffic to begin with. It only picks up on holiday weekends and around championship sporting events. Here are some of the table games available to play at Planet Hollywood:
- Blackjack, with 6-5 odds on a 21, but 3-2 odds at tables with $15 and $25 minimums.
- Roulette, with most wheels containing two sets of zeroes and one with three sets of zeroes.
- Craps, start at $10 minimum with standard rules.
- Baccarat, one table with $15 minimum.
Other table games spotted on the casino floor include: Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, Pai Gow Poker, High Card Flush, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Mississippi Stud, Crazy 4 Poker, and Casino War.
The large high limit room for tables games and slots is secluded from the main floor. All the games start with a table minimum of either $100 or $200, while the slots start at $1 and climb to $100 a pull.
Complimentary drink service is offered to those playing the machines or table games. The service is pretty good most of the time, which is about the same as resorts across the street like the Aria. A tip is recommended, especially if you expect to see the server again.
Hotel Goes All Hollywood
The 2,567-room Planet Hollywood hotel, which included a $100-million renovation in 2017, is the same property where Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married in May 1967. Every room has a Hollywood theme, with the top two VIP levels featuring actual props and memorabilia from the 1991 film Backdraft.
The rooms in this mid-tier resort range from standard to luxurious Panorama suites with a view of the Strip.
- Basic “Ultra Resort” rooms, at 450 square feet with a king or two queen beds, start at $79 a night and include a 42-inch television.
- There are also smoking and non-smoking basic rooms available. Each comes with a mini refrigerator, which is rare of the Strip, and black and grey furniture.
- The 430-square-foot “Ultra Hip” rooms are pet friendly.
- The Panorama suites, at 1,255 square feet, have a formal entrance with sitting and dining areas. They also feature a 180-degree view of the Strip.
- The swimming pool area can be accessed through the sixth floor. It features two pools and two hot spas — one of each in both the South and North Strip. One of the pools is for adults only.