Station Sportsbook Review
Station Casinos and Station Sportsbooks lead the way in terms of Las Vegas betting.
MGM Resorts International has eight resorts in the Las Vegas area. Caesars Entertainment has nine. Station operates the widest selection with an even 10 — including the Palms, Red Rock, and Palace Station.
More than four million tourists visit Las Vegas every year. The majority of those guests find a spot to stay at one of the mega resorts on the Strip. The rest are either on Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas or enjoying one of the Station Casinos, which doesn’t have any resorts on Las Vegas Boulevard or in Old Vegas.
There is a large local casino market in Las Vegas, and Station Casinos are a dominant force, with even more development sites on the books.
Station Casinos Sportsbook 101
Station Casinos sportsbooks are located throughout the Las Vegas valley area. There are five resorts situated within the city limits of Las Vegas, three in Henderson, and two in North Las Vegas.
All of the Station Casinos Las Vegas sportsbooks are scaled-down versions of those found on the Strip. These venues are aimed at locals and tourists looking to get away from all the hoopla and pool parties on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Station Casinos sportsbook hours are quite extensive, with some open until the early hours of the morning. Most of them are open 14 or 15 hours a day.
Is this where you will find one of the best sportsbooks in Las Vegas? Hardly. But if you just want to bet on your favorite team and enjoy the slower pace of an off-the-Strip resort, Station Casinos sports betting has a spot for you. All the major sports are available to bet on, including the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. Station Casinos sportsbook odds are posted throughout their venues on display boards and hard copy printouts.
Most of the Station sportsbooks have seating for about 250 sports and horse players, with a poker room nearby.
The group of resorts also has its own online platform on the STN Sports App. The Station Casinos online sports betting app offers more wagering options that the land-based sportsbooks, but it’s only available to play during your stay in Nevada. You can even find odds on Station Casinos entertainment esports after downloading the app to your Android or iOS device.
Here is where all of the Station Casinos sports betting venues are located in the Las Vegas area:
- Boulder Station, 4111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas
- Fiesta Henderson, 777 West Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson
- Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson
- Palace Station, 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas
- Palms, 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas
- Rancho Henderson, 2400 North Rancho Drive, North Las Vegas
- Red Rock, 11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas
- Santa Fe Station, 4949 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas
- Sunset Henderson, 1301 West Sunset Road, Henderson
- Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, North Las Vegas
Place Your Bets at Station Casinos
You don’t have to be a high roller to get a complimentary drink at any one of the Station Casinos’ 10 sportsbooks. While MGM properties on the Strip want at least $200 or $300 in sports bets to earn a drink voucher, many of the Station sportsbooks require around $20. Some will even be offered a beverage just by showing a valid betting ticket.
Expect to find just a few betting windows open on any given day at these spots around Las Vegas, which makes sense since these are not high traffic areas. Here are some of the sports for wagering with posted Station Casinos Las Vegas sportsbook odds:
- NFL and college football
- NBA and college basketball
- Major League Baseball
- Mixed martial arts and UFC events
- Golf, weekly PGA Tour events and major championships
- Tennis Grand Slam events
- Auto racing, especially NASCAR
Here are some of the Station Casinos sports lines available to bet on at the land-based casinos:
- Money line
- Point spread
- Over/under totals
- Future betting
- Proposition bets
Station Casinos sportsbook online offer even more wagering options, especially on props and “in-play” wagering where odds and spreads change continuously as the sporting event reaches a final score.
Multiple Locations in the Vegas Area
Many of the Station Casinos resorts are located on major roadways, with the Palms and Palace Station just a mile west of the Strip. For the most part, plan on using residential streets to get to your destination as these 10 resorts are located in every direction from McCarran International Airport.
Some of the Station resorts that will probably be the longest drive from the airport are:
- Fiesta Henderson: This resort is southeast of the airport. It’s a 15-minute trip on the highway. Take Interstate 215 south and then head east towards Henderson.
- Red Rock: This highly rated property is in the western area of Las Vegas. The easiest route for this 20-mile trip is to take Interstate 215 and head north to Summerlin.
- Santa Fe Station: The resort is located in northwest Las Vegas. It’s about 18 miles of mostly highway driving from the airport on Rancho Drive.
Free Parking at Station Casinos
While free parking seems to be a thing of the past on the Strip, it certainly isn’t at Station Casinos. Each and every resort offers complimentary parking, most of them with garages and covered walkways to the casino.
Some of the highlights of the Station Casinos parking lots include:
- Boulder Station: There’s a five-floor parking garage and a car wash on the first floor. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Fiesta Henderson: There’s a four-floor parking garage with entrance to the hotel and valet parking located on the first floor.
- Palace Station: There are two self-parking garages and an open-air lot.
Public Transportation Around Vegas
All of the Station Casinos are located near residential areas, many around shopping centers and fast-food restaurants. There are a few options for public transit, but they won’t be as easily accessible as the Strip.
- Download the ride share program apps Uber and Lyft. 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.
- Grabbing a ride on a taxi is easy in Las Vegas. These vehicles are everywhere. It’s a more expensive option that the ride share programs, but there’s a long queue of cars waiting for travelers just outside the main terminal.
- Las Vegas has an excellent public bus service. All of the Station Casinos are on a residential bus route. Costs for riders are much cheaper than a pass on the Strip. It’s $2 for a single ride or $5 for a 24-hour pass.
- Station resorts — like Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock — offer a complimentary scheduled shuttle to and from the airport and different locations on the Strip.
Food & Drinks at Station Casinos
Station Casinos restaurants have won multiple “Best of Las Vegas” awards, including T-Bones Chophouse at Red Rock for best steakhouse and wine list.
Here are some of their other top restaurants:
- Hank’s at Green Valley Ranch: Luxury dining with impressive menu selections include signature bone-in meats and fresh fish flown in daily.
- The Charcoal Room at Santa Fe Station: Steaks, chops, seafood and wine in an upscale, modern space.
- Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse at Sunset Station: This high-end chophouse features prime meats, seafood and fine wines.
- Grand Cafe at Green Valley Ranch: This dining spot is open 24/7, serving classic American diner dishes.
All of resorts at Station Casinos have multiple bars and lounges for guests to enjoy. While the drinks certainly aren’t free at these establishments, they are a lot cheaper than buying a cocktail from a classy, overpriced spot on the Strip.
Rewards at Station Casinos
Station Casinos has the same rewards card for all 20 of its properties, including the 10 in the Las Vegas area.
It’s called a BoardingPass where cardholders earn points for casino play, horse and sports wagers, and poker. But your points and status credits also pile up on everything you spend money on at any Station resort, including restaurants, bars, concerts, bowling alleys, movie theaters, hotel stays and spa experiences.
Membership is free to join at any of the Station Casinos resorts, like Fiesta Henderson and Texas Station.
The entry level status is called Preferred. From there, cardholders graduate to higher levels like Gold, Platinum, President and Chairman. Points are accumulated from January 1 to June 30, and from July 1 through December 31. You keep your status for the remainder of the six months, plus the next six.
The higher levels earn resort and cruise discounts, plus many other privileges and free play.
Gaming Areas at Station Casinos
Station Casino gaming floors come in all shapes and sizes. Complimentary drinks will be offered to those playing slot machines or table games. Be sure and tip at least $1 if you want to spot that server again.
Here are some details on all 10 Station Casinos gaming areas:
- Boulder Station opened in August 1994: More than 2,600 slot and video poker machines, 36 table games, 24-hour 11-table poker room, 574-seat bingo hall, and 30-seat keno lounge on a 90,000-square-foot gaming floor.
- Fiesta Henderson opened in February 1998: More than 1,400 slots and video poker games, 18 table games, 300-seat all paper bingo room, keno, and a six-table smoke free poker area on a 73,000-square-foot gaming area.
- Fiesta Rancho opened in December 1994: More than 1,350 slot and video poker machines, 14 table games, newly remodeled 300-seat bingo room, and 12-seat keno lounge on a 60,000-square-foot gaming area.
- Green Valley Ranch opened in December 2001: There are 2,200 slot and video poker games, 55 tables games, and a poker room on a 144,000-square-foot gaming area.
- Palace Station opened in July 1976. More than 1,600 slot and video poker machines, 57 table games, 24-hour nine-table non-smoking poker room, 307-seat bingo hall, and 20-seat keno lounge on 84,000-square-foot gaming area.
- Palms opened in November 2001: More than 1,300 slots and video poker machines, 80 table games, and high-limit lounge on 95,000-square-foot gaming area.
- Red Rock opened in April 2006: More than 3,000 of the latest casino slots and video poker games, table games, bingo room, keno lounge, and poker room on 118,000-square-foot gaming area.
- Santa Fe Station opened in February 1991: More than 2,900 slot and video poker machines, newly renovated pit featuring 46 table games, new 24-hour, 14-table non-smoking poker room, 488-seat bingo hall, and 20-seat keno lounge on a 151,000-square-foot gaming area.
- Sunset Station opened in June 1997: More than 2,500 slot machines, 52 table games, 500-seat bingo room, nine-table poker room, and 18-seat luxury keno lounge on a 162,000-square-foot gaming area.
- Texas Station opened in July 1995: More than 2,000 slots and video poker games, table games, eight-table poker room, 486-seat bingo hall, and 24-seat keno lounge on a 122,000-square-foot gaming area.
Hotels at Station Casinos
Station Casinos operates a wide selection of hotels in Las Vegas, with 10 distinct hotel and casino properties and more than 4,000 budget-friendly hotel rooms. These off-the-Strip resorts feature rooms and amenities for every taste, style and budget.
Here’s a few details about all of the Station Casinos hotels in the Las Vegas area:
- Boulder Station: 300 rooms, starting at $24.99 a night plus $23 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 3.5.
- Fiesta Henderson: 224 guest rooms and suites, starting at $24.99 a night plus $20 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 3.5.
- Fiesta Rancho: 100 rooms, starting at $24.99 a night plus $18 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 3.5.
- Green Valley Ranch: 490 rooms, starting at $85 a night plus $44 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 4.0.
- Palace Station: More than 1,000 rooms, starting at $24.99 a night plus $34 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 4.0.
- Palms: More than 700 rooms, starting at $59 a night plus $44 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 4.0.
- Red Rock: 816 rooms and suites, starting at $85 a night plus $44 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 4.5.
- Santa Fe Station: 200 rooms, starting at $34.99 a night plus $23 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 3.0.
- Sunset Station: 457 upgraded hotel rooms, plus 70 suites, starting at $39 a night plus $25 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 4.0.
- Texas Station: 200 newly remodeled rooms, starting at $45 a night plus $23 resort fee. TripAdvisor rating 3.5.