Best Race and Sportsbooks in Las Vegas

best sportsbooks in las vegas

The truth is, you can find a sportsbook in just about every casino on the Strip, but not all are created equal. Many Vegas hotels are theme-based, so it figures that their sportsbooks would follow suit. On top of that, the majority are managed either by independent gaming companies or by the casinos themselves, which means each one is unique. With so many options, it can be hard to make a choice — especially if you’re only visiting for a short period of time — but I have good news for you on that front. All of our sportsbooks are so awesome that you really can’t go wrong no matter which one you choose!

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How to bet on Breeders’ Cup in Vegas

how to bet on breeder cup in Vegas?

Coming to Vegas the weekend of November 4, 2016? Looking for things to do? Well, good news! You will arrive during one of our most exciting weekends! You see, the Breeders’ Cup is this weekend at Santa Anita Park in California, and people have been reserving their hotel rooms in Vegas for months. Why? Anyone and everyone can bet on the ponies in perfect comfort in our wonderful sportsbooks!

In addition to massive viewing areas with huge screens where you can watch all of the major football games, there are separate sections set aside for horse betting. There, you get your own TV, cocktail waitresses and racing information. But what good does it do when you don’t know the first thing about horse betting? Well, why are we here after all? To give you the info you need, because we want you to enjoy our fabulous city like a pro (or at least a semi-informed guest!).

Keep reading for the lowdown on horse betting!

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Finding a Last-Minute Costume for a Halloween Party in Vegas

So you’re lucky enough to be in Vegas for Halloween. You’ve found THE Halloween party but discovered… oh, no! You didn’t bring a costume. The horror! You’re wondering where to find something – anything, really – so you can attend this party (most of them DO require a costume, after all), but you have no idea where to begin.

That’s where we come in.

There are several stores on the Strip or nearby where you can either rent or buy costumes. As with all things Vegas, there is no shortage of options. You’ll find so many costumes to try that your problem will quickly transform from finding a costume to choosing one! Keep reading to discover the Strip’s top costume shops!

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New to Vegas? Ask the locals!

Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? But how many of you do it? A few, maybe, if we’re being honest. 

Let’s see if this rings a bell: You arrive in Vegas happy and excited, looking forward to seeing, tasting, and trying everything. Before traveling, you made plans to go to this buffet, or that one, or the other one … All of them! 

So you wake up absolutely famished on your first morning in town and head to the breakfast buffet. It’s all good until you get there and realize that the line is so long that you might end up eating at 3 p.m., and that’s if you’re lucky. 

“Oh, well,” you say. “What does it matter anyway? We are in Vegas, baby! It’s all part of the fun.”

But fifteen minutes later, it’s not so cool anymore. The people ahead of you are getting antsy and their kids start to cry. The tears seem to spread like a contagious disease because now your own kids are crying. The line is long. The line is no fun.

Later, much later — it may not be, but it sure feels that way — you finally reach the front of the line. It’s time to pay and … “Oops! Wait, what? How much for 2 adults and 2 kids? Really?” But you’re already there and hungry, so you pay and go eat. We’ve seen that time and time again.

Since gambling is sort of Vegas’ thing, I am going to bet you that you didn’t think to ask a local, even though locals know this city better than any tourist guide. 

Where do I find a cheaper buffet that’s just as good but with shorter lines? Hotel staff would probably point you to the buffet on property, or another at a sister property, but had you asked a local, you might have heard other options. A local might have told you about the same buffet, but they may have also suggested a better time to go, or given you the skinny on coupons and discounts. They may have even told you which buffet is their own family’s favorite (which would probably be a tasty and affordable option). 

And that is what this site is all about: offering you helpful choices from the local’s perspective. It is true that we’re in the business of selling tours, but it’s also true that your experience is our main priority. We can offer honest recommendations that are in your best interest. Of course that doesn’t make our recommendation the sole option — not at all! If you know of a different one, or a better one, please let us know! We want to try it ourselves! If you have questions or you’re looking for a specific recommendation, don’t hesitate to reach out. Write us, drop us a line, or send up a smoke signal. We truly want to hear from you and help you out. 

We love this city and truly hope that you do too. 

So, where do you want to start? Let’s get on it!

-The Benoic Team


How to Pack for Vegas All Year-round

how to pack for vegas all year-round
Get those Suitcases Ready! We are going to Vegas, Baby!

“Finally! My vacation is here! I have it all planned: where to go first; where I’ll eat as soon as I land; the list of casinos I want to visit; my Grand Canyon tour is booked, as well as a couple of shows; I’m going to Fremont Street, and maybe shopping… I have so many plans! I have no idea if I will have enough time to do everything on my list, but I will try for sure, or I’ll die in the attempt. The only part I am dreading is… yeah, you got it… packing.”

If you guys are like I used to be (and hopefully you are not), then you pack for three-day weekends the same as you would a six-month trip — and then end up buying stuff to compensate for forgotten items, or stuff you never really needed to begin with. Since I’m a local now, and I’ve learned from my experiences, I want to make your stay in my beloved city the best vacation you ever had. And it all begins with your suitcase. 

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