Biggest & Best Sportsbooks in Las Vegas 2023
The best sportsbook in Las Vegas is…the one you win at. In my view, Circa Las Vegas has the best sportsbook however.
Opinions differ on the best sportsbook in Las Vegas, and it really is a personal preference. Some prefer the loud, high-octane energy of a massive betting environment like the Westgate’s Superbook, whereas others prefer a quiet kiosk at a locals casino.
What we can say is that Circa Las Vegas and the Westgate’s Sportsbook are the two most impressive in Las Vegas.
Whether it’s March Madness, the Super Bowl, or a lazy Tuesday during baseball season, these are the two books in Sin City where you’re likely to find the most action being placed: Westgate’s SuperBook and the Circa Sportsbook.
The Westgate, the large hotel/casino just east of the Strip, is known for once being both the largest hotel in the world, and the performing home of Elvis Presley.
According to latest numbers from the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino’s sportsbook had 14,174 square feet, however Westgate officials have pegged the number after the recent remodel at 30,000 square feet. If true, it would make it the largest by far in the state of Nevada.
But it’s not just the size that’s impressive. Westgate’s sportsbook has a video wall that is 20 feet by 220 feet long, in what they claim is the world’s largest indoor LED video wall. In other words, much larger than your 55 inch at home. The sportsbook director claims its pixels make it five times clearer than the massive screen at AT & T Stadium in Dallas.
The Superbook has 400 seats, all of which have LED screens. The VIP area includes 15 inch LCD monitors at each seat.
There are 8 wagering windows, 13 giant HD screens, and even a separate parking area and entrance into the sportsbook. Parking at the Westgate is free. Also those of you staying down the Strip can get to the Superbook very easily via the Las Vegas monorail, as there is a stop right at the Westgate.
Although the Superbook is smoke-free, there is an enclosed attached section called “The Clubhouse” which does allow you to puff on that stogie or cigarette. There’s also a bar inside, and a nearby food court. Free drink tickets can be earned with qualifying wagers. Be sure to ask the ticket taker when placing your bet.
Best sportsbook in Las Vegas
While Westgate’s sportsbook is spacious and impressive, for my money, the Circa Sportsbook on Fremont Street is the best sportsbook in Las Vegas. Walking in and seeing it the first time is a jaw-dropping experience.
The Circa Las Vegas Hotel & Casino opened downtown in the fall of 2020. Its sportsbook is certainly the most impressive-looking, and is the only three-story sports book in town.
There’s stadium seating for 350 guests, and room for 1,000 people total. The large video wall is a 78 million pixel screen.
In addition to bars and several video poker bar top games, the sportsbook has a studio where VSIN (Vegas Sports Information Network) broadcasts daily.
On the top level, I ate an incredible burger at Victory Burger overlooking all of the action on the massive screens below. Then I washed it down with a Captain Crunch Milkshake that was the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Between the seating, action, screens, and overall vibe, the Circa sportsbook is a sports-lover’s paradise.
Biggest Sportsbook in Las Vegas
South Point Hotel & Casino Sportsbook
Technically, with 21,411 square feet, the South Point Hotel & Casino has the “official” biggest sportsbook in Nevada, however a good chunk of that 21,411 includes their good sized, separate race book.
The racebook has seating for 126 bettors.
Top 25 Biggest Sportsbooks in Las Vegas
As for the others? Well almost every casino in Las Vegas has a race and sports book. Some of the smaller casinos have only a William Hill betting kiosk, but most places will have plenty of screens, tables and atmosphere for you to place a bet and watch the race or game of your choice.
Here is a list of the top 25 biggest sportsbooks in Las Vegas and Nevada, per the Nevada Gaming Control Board along with their respective square footage. Surprisingly (and I double checked), iconic sportsbooks like at Caesars Palace and the Mirage did not make the top ten:
- South Point Hotel and Casino – 21,411 square feet
- Westgate – 14,357 square feet
- Aliante Casino and Hotel – 14,200 square feet
- Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa – 14,066 square feet.
- Green Valley Ranch – 13,458
- Mandalay Bay – 12,542 square feet
- Sam’s Town – 10,500
- Sunset Station – 10,247
- Aria – 10,156
- M Resort – 9,980
- Palms – 9,065
- Circa Las Vegas – 8,119 square feet
- Caesars Palace – 7,908
- Wynn – 7,678
- Plaza Hotel & Casino – 7,598
- Palace Station – 6,900
- Luxor – 6,500
- Bellagio – 6,320
- MGM Grand – 6,005
- Planet Hollywood – 5,900
- The Cannery – 5,885
- Rampart Casino in Summerlin, NV – 5,670
- Boulder Station – 5,500
- Gold Coast – 5,400
- Mirage – 5,345
(By Steve Beauregard. Photo courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Circa Las Vegas, and Sarah Stierch via Flickr.)