The Kentucky Derby is the best-attended horse racing event in North America, but if you can’t make it to the 2018 running at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5, why not watch it all unfold live in Las Vegas?
As a major betting event, it would only be fitting to take in the big race somewhere on the Vegas Strip, which after all, is the spiritual home of gambling. What a great second prize to being in Louisville.
William Hill has Bolt d’Oro at the head of the 2018 Kentucky Derby antepost betting, just ahead of Good Magic. Who will add their name to the illustrious roll of honor in this world-renowned Group 1 stakes contest for three-year-old colts and fillies over 2km (one-and-a-quarter miles)?
These iconic Vegas venues are well worth a visit if you want to enjoy an exciting atmosphere for the Kentucky Derby.
The MGM Grand is synonymous with great sporting events in Las Vegas and betting on those through their specifically designed Race and Sportsbook venue. With seating for over 100 guests in front of 60 plasma screen TVs, you can keep an eye on the Kentucky Derby in style and comfort.
If you’re feeling really lavish, there are also some skyboxes you can rent out to watch all the action unfold. One even comes with hospitality staff to serve beverages.
How about a bite to eat while the horse racing takes place? The MGM Grand’s Sports Deli also has screens for viewing while you tuck into New York style cuisine, including sandwiches, hotdogs and bagels.
Another world-famous Vegas venue is Caesars Palace and their racebook contains 65 private booths where bettors can watch their fancied horses get on via flat-screen TVs in complete comfort and privacy. It is attached to their sportsbook, which has been voted the best Las Vegas betting destination for four consecutive years.
There are 13 betting windows for you to place your stakes and large-screen HDTVs throughout the Book. Within the Caesars Palace complex, there are also 17 restaurants to tickle your fancy including Hell’s Kitchen – a restaurant of Scotland’s celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Watch the Kentucky Derby on 85-inch HD projection screens or interactive tablets you can hold in your hand at The Mirage and bet on account based player terminals in their Race and Sports Book.
There’s VIP seating with unlimited beer and cocktails, you can come and go throughout the day starting from $50. If you after some live entertainment, then The Mirage has the world famous Cirque du Soleil circus performing.
Since 1993, Treasure Island has been so much more than a pirate novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. You can plunder booty of your own at the race and sportsbook by watching the Kentucky Derby on this hotel and casino’s 60-inch LED video wall.
Qualified bettors will receive complimentary cocktails on the house and they’re open from 7:30 am through til midnight on the day of the big race. Treasure Island has nine restaurants and a number of other bars, eateries and lounges. These places all offer you the chance to see the Kentucky Derby in real style and comfort.