There was a time when many Las Vegas sportsbooks were dimly lit, smoky and secluded affairs, with all the action happening in a corner away from the casino.
Those days are long gone. Need proof? Just walk through the first-floor entrance of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and turn left.
Double the size of its second-floor predecessor, the state-of-the-art Cosmopolitan Race & Sports Book Powered By CG Technology is a rarity on the Las Vegas Strip due to its proximity to the casino doors. Bathed in natural light, you needn’t worry about hazy, smoke-filled air and dark corners.
This is how a modern sportsbook should look. Here are three reasons why The Cosmopolitan is one of Las Vegas’ best bets for game day.
Games to See and Games to Play
If all you want to do is kick back and watch the show, you’ve got plenty of options. There are lounge chairs and couches throughout the book that all face a massive, curved LED wall. Dozens of televisions are positioned throughout the area, including at the bar, which has your favorite video poker games built into the bar top.
You can even reserve your own VIP area with a 90-inch high-def television.
If you want your game day to feel more like a tailgate, there is shuffleboard and a pool table for all to play, giving it the welcoming feel of a hometown bar.
Limitless Dining Options
It may have a sports bar feel, but you don’t have to settle for just nachos and hot dogs. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is revered for its eclectic dining collection, which features everything from casual American bites at the nearby Henry to over-the-top burgers and alcohol-infused milkshakes at Holsteins Shakes and Buns. Acclaimed chefs David Chang (Momofuku), Chris Santos (Beauty & Essex) and Jose Andres (China Poblano and Jaleo) also call the Cosmopolitan home and offer exquisite post-game dining.
Additionally, you’re able to grab quick bites from Block 16 Urban Food Hall on the resort’s second floor. Imagine ordering up a Griddled Mortadella from Chef Rick Gencarelli’s Lardo or wings from Hattie B’s Hot Chicken during halftime.
We. Can’t. Wait.
The One Thing Every Sportsbook Needs
There are USB charging stations built into the furnishings at this CG Technology Sportsbook. That alone solves one of the biggest dilemmas you face when spending a day at the sportsbook.
Not only will you always have a signal while you’re watching a game, you’ll always have a full charge to send texts, make calls, post about your team on Instagram and Twitter, and place bets without leaving your chair using the CG app.
Best of all, when you win, you’re still just a few feet from the front entrance. So cash in your ticket, run outside to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and share your joy with the world.
It’s nice to be one of life’s winners, isn’t it?