It’s football season! While the NFL world is focusing on pre-season, rosters, cuts, and position battles, we are focusing on where to catch a game in Vegas! The Raiders won’t be moving to Vegas till next season, but we can still start scouting out the best bars, pubs, and restaurants to catch a Raiders game in Vegas.
If you can’t be at the game, Vegas is the place to be on NFL Sunday. Here are our favorite places to catch an away Raiders game or watch your favorite team on Sunday. Remember, east coast timezone games will start at 10AM in Vegas, so planning where you’re going to be watching is vital!
Our Top 5 Vegas Sportbooks
Let us start with the most obvious place to watch the NFL on Sunday. The sportsbooks. These are designed for the perfect NFL Sunday experience, with walls of TVs, betting stations, and often premium packages and experiences.
#1: Westgate SuperBook Review
The largest sportsbook in the world features over 30,000 square feet of action, with 350 seats and a massive 220-foot-by-18-foot 4K video wall. On Football Sunday, Westgate is “Football Central”, with the largest free pro football part in Vegas with 1500 seats, lots of extra betting stations, five football parlay cards, and plenty of food/drink specials.
When we share Westgate SuperBook on one of our posts or social media accounts, we got numerous inquires asking “WHERE IS THAT!?”. It’s that cool. And it offers one of the best drink comp systems in Vegas.
Westgate offers awesome contests on gamedays and just has a cool vibe. This is one of the best places to watch a live sporting event in the world, let alone in Vegas. The entire SuperBook is smoke-free, with phone charging stations and the Tunity app which allows you to listen to the game of your choice. It also offers a mobile app where you can wager anywhere in Nevada.
#2: Caesars Palace Sportsbook Review
This award-winning sportsbook might be our favorite on the strip and is definitely one of the largest. The 143′ HD LED display and state of the art 4-Zone directional sound system ensure that you will catch every first down. It has 140 dedicated seats that make your living room chair seem lumpy.
Ceasar’s throws some awesome parties during the NFL season and provides a number of VIP opportunities and events. They offer mobile ordering for food, so you don’t have to miss out on any of the action to grab a bite to eat.
If you are a Vegas Raiders fan, Caesar’s Entertainment is an official sponsor, so expect some amazing promotions, events, and experiences as the Raiders come to Vegas in 2020. This is our top destination for Raiders away games and other Raiders events.
Drink tickets usually come with $50 of sports bets, but $5 horse bets can often also nab you a free drink, so keep that in mind if you like playing the ponies. Your mileage may vary.
#3: Cosmopolitan Sports Book Review
The Cosmo might not have the largest sports book on the strip, but live everything else, it is very nice. With dozens of HD TVs, state of the art LED video walls, and a combination of lounge-style seating areas, it’s a great place to catch a game.
There is also a bank of tables and machines, as well as a large bar at the edge of the book that offers great lines of sight to catch the game while playing your favorite games. On football gamedays, you may need to reserve seating to get a seat, so keep that in mind. Reserve a seat here.
Download the CG Sportsbook app and get a bonus of up to $100 on your first deposit from August 15 to October 15. You can get in the game and enjoy everything you love about The Cosmopolitan all at the same time.
#4: Lagasse’s Stadium: Palazzo Sportsbook Reviews
Unlike most of the sportsbooks in Vegas, Palazzo is not in the center of the casino action, but that’s by design because Lagasse’s Stadium is a different take on the traditional sportsbook.
You notice the difference right when you walk in, as you are greeted by a hostess and offer multiple concepts to grab food or drinks. You’ll find framed jerseys and signed memorabilia, with premium seating couches, chaises, and ottomans made of leather. The seating is situated in a stadium setting, so every seat has a great view.
You do usually have to be buying drinks to stay, the minimum for a drink ticket is $300, and it may not have quite the crazy atmosphere as some of the other books, but if you want a nice, comfy seat to focus on the game, you can do worse than Lagasse’s Stadium. You may have to pay for it, but the private suites and experience is worth the admission!
#5: William Hill – Off the Strip Sportsbook Review
We often hear that William Hill books have the best odds. We often see stories of futures being set at 35-1 or 40-1 on the strip and 100-1 at William Hill. If you’re not stuck on the strip and looking to make multiple bets, William Hill is a great spot. They also have a great mobile app that you can use anywhere, so be sure to check out the lines before spending that hard-earned cash!
Best of the Rest Vegas Sportbooks
While these sportsbooks don’t make our top 5, they all still offer a great experience on football gameday.
Mandalay Bay Sportsbook Reviews
If you a Raider fan, this is one of our top 2 sportsbooks for you! Mandalay Bay will be home-base for much of #RaiderNation, as it is right across the street from the new Aligient Stadium. On Raider gameday, this will be the place to watch the early games before heading to the stadium.
Get in on the action with 17 large-screen TVs and countless individual race seats with individual monitors. They offer VIP seating available—enclosed VIP Luxury Box offers not only the VIP treatment for groups of 1 to 8, but lets you wager on horses from your seat on a touch-screen monitor. The Race and Sports Book is a non-smoking area.
Aria & Bellagio Sportsbook Reviews
While Aira and Bellagio are not my favorite books in Vegas, they are both a good option if you are staying at the hotel and want to catch a game. Aria features 90 HD TVs and a non-smoking policy in the sports book.
Bellagio offers 5,6000 square-feet of action, with 99 individual racing monitors and 6 large screens for sports. They also have 38 additional flat screens at the bar area.
MGM Grand & Mirage Sportbook Review
Grouping these MGM books together, as they each have something to offer depending on where you are on the strip. MGM also offers the mobile betting option which allows you to bet on the go, as well as getting updated odds throughout the game. Each book offers nice seating, large screens and good viewing experiences.
These books often have really great atmospheres for football gamedays, the location just makes them more conducive to those staying at or near each.
Must Have for Vegas!
Wynn & Encore Sportsbook Review
Just missing our top 5, the Wynn and Encore books both are great places to watch a game and catch a bite to eat. This is one of the nicest books around and has been completely remodeled with a large wall of TVs and plenty of seating.
We haven’t been to this for NFL Sunday, so we could be wrong, but this lacks a bit of the energy of our favorite sportsbooks. That said, if you’re staying at the Wynn, this is a great choice!
Overall, any of the sportsbook sin Vegas will offer you what you need, plenty of TVs, lots of booze, plenty of food options, and multiple ways to spend your hard-earned cash. No matter which you choose, you’ll have a great time watching your favorite team in the best sports town in the country!