Drink question at sportsbooks in Vegas.....

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cougar5 PM cougar5
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Posted: 3/7/2011 8:35:12 PM
I've been looking around and a lot of places say Bellagio offers free drinks in the sportsbook. I've been at MGM before and I know you have to bet quite a bit to get drink tickets.

Anyone know if this is true for the Bellagio? I'm a $50-$100 per game bettor so paying for drinks could get pricey.  I have no problem giving a $20 tip right away (I've heard this on here) and then tip every few drinks.

Any help would be great...I'm heading out there for opening weekend of March Madness. 

Or if anyone knows any other book that offers complimentary drinks???

Thanks guys
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Posted: 3/7/2011 11:38:32 PM
The Bellagio is your best place if you want to drink for free because you can order liquor or alcohol. I would resist tipping $20 right away and just tip per drink because you never know when a waitress is going to go off duty.

If you have a problem handling your alcohol the security will ask you to leave the book.  That includes if you throw up in the bathroom and the bathroom guy notices.  Just FYI.

The Hilton offers free drinks. The complaints about it tends to be the service. I've noticed the waitresses checking bet tickets as well.
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Posted: 3/8/2011 12:49:15 AM

I was at the Hilton a week ago. The guy at the counter told me to leave my bet ticket out so the waitress could see I placed a bet there.

Read the nametag and call her by name. "Jackie, don't be a stranger"-and of course, tip her. The squeeky wheel gets the grease, and we all know what makes the World go 'round...........

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Posted: 3/8/2011 2:46:13 PM
Lets hope I'm not puking in the bathroom
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Posted: 3/8/2011 4:43:02 PM

What about the handling your acohol part?

Cougar, one thing I found out is the more you are seen at a certain sports book the easier it is. I usually stay at the Orleans and the agents all know me. I have no problem getting drink tickets (which is the system they use) even if I bet $25.00 or $50.00.

Just look thirsty and leave nice tips

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Posted: 3/8/2011 5:02:03 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Jimmag:

What about the handling your acohol part?

Cougar, one thing I found out is the more you are seen at a certain sports book the easier it is. I usually stay at the Orleans and the agents all know me. I have no problem getting drink tickets (which is the system they use) even if I bet $25.00 or $50.00.

Just look thirsty and leave nice tips



I can handle my alcohol...til I start puking
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Posted: 3/8/2011 6:08:25 PM
100% that bellagio give free drinks without drink tix.  just get there extremely early for a seat since you are going during march madness and tip well or else you might not see the waitress again.  but then again, its gonna be a ZOO there during the games and will probably be hell trying to get a drink.  itll probably be better to just bet your games and go to a bar and watch the games and eat all day. 
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Posted: 3/9/2011 1:21:52 AM
vegasgourmet will be on here soon telling you that it is a joke to expect free drinks from sportsbook. he will go on to tell you that you should place your bets at the book with the best odds and go watch the game at a place like lagasses or another sports bar as watching games in the sportsbook sucks.
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Posted: 3/9/2011 1:22:34 AM
Vegasgourmet, no thanks needed buddy.
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Posted: 3/9/2011 9:31:35 AM
Was at the Mirage and never once received a drink ticket
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Posted: 3/9/2011 11:03:10 AM
A good alternative is The Orleans (off the strip). They will give you 2 drink tickets usually every bet ($50-ish). Break up your bets. The best part is that its not crowded, and you can use your drink tickets at any bar, so you don't have to wait for a waitress. We go over to the lounge area (about 50 yards from the sportsbook), and they have a big screen projection and then a bank of about 8 TVs on each side. It gets a little crowded, but no problem finding seats. There is a bar right there at the lounge, and waitresses come by at night.
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Posted: 3/9/2011 1:08:48 PM

Gold Coast is the same way,you end up with so many you end up passing them on to someone when you leave.Years ago you could use the next day,but now the bartenders check the date stamped on the back.

 Palms is one ticket per $50 and only good at the bar just off the book.

 Rio and Ceasars books -just have some tix in front of you and tip the server and you're ok.

The Wynn is very tight about comped drinks for VP bartop play,I imagine the book is worse.

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Posted: 3/9/2011 1:39:21 PM

And remember kids... make sure you handle your alcohol and most importantly do not get caught calling Europe on the pocelain telephone  

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Posted: 3/9/2011 10:30:13 PM
Go to Las Vegas Hilton and ask for Betty.  Tip her well up front and she will take care of you.
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Posted: 3/21/2011 9:53:35 PM
The South Point is the best for this that I've seen. They will give you 2 tickets for every 50 you spend. All you've gotta do is ask after you make your bet in case the teller forgets.
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Posted: 4/27/2011 4:59:01 PM

Was at the Bellagio Sunday night and the drinks are free.

Just give the girl a good tip and she'll be back to take your order again.

 

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Posted: 4/30/2011 4:01:34 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Reach:

Go to Las Vegas Hilton and ask for Betty.  Tip her well up front and she will take care of you.
  I second that
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Posted: 6/5/2011 5:22:34 PM
Sounds good Thank's for the info !
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