The massive new sportsbook at Circa Resort and Casino that opened this week is everything owner Derek Stevens promised and more. The initial plan for the sportsbook at the newest casino in Las Vegas was grand, but it’s rare when the hype actually meets expectations.
When first introducing the concept of the sportsbook at Circa, Stevens said:
“We want to create something that people don’t forget. For me, I’ll never forget that moment I walked into the Las Vegas Hilton (now Westgate) SuperBook. I looked around, and I thought to myself, ‘my god, this is the greatest place on Earth right here.’”
Circa Sportsbook Back in the day, your bookie knew your name, your favorite team, where the steam was, wrote your ticket by hand, and paid you with a smile when you won. The Circa Sports family is bringing that energy back, with competitive betting options for the games you love. Downtown Las Vegas’ newest casino, Circa, is now taking reservations for its sportsbook, claimed to be the largest in the world once it opens later this year. Opening October 28th, Stadium Swim will be the best spot in Las Vegas, featuring 6 pools, a 40-foot HD screen and swim up bars. Reserve your spot today! The latest tweets from @foxbet.
Indeed, there is a wow factor when looking at the Circa sportsbook. The venue has an absolutely enormous sportsbook screen, clocking in at three-stories in height and 78 million pixels. It actually takes 10 people to operate the screens at the Circa sportsbook.
Check it out:
Slow video on @CircaSports from the middle level @CircaLasVegaspic.twitter.com/ocCCWRmUdl
— Marc (@MeltzVegas) October 27, 2020
Three levels of viewing
The Circa sportsbook has a capacity for 1,000 people with three levels.
There are video poker games that surround two levels of the casino that look down to the sportsbook. The Overhang bar behind the upper level of gaming machines only has seats that look out to the sportsbook, so there’s always a clear view of the action.
Victory Burgers is above the VSiN studio on the upper level of the sportsbook. The restaurant has a limited number of seats where guests can watch the games while chowing down on burgers and/or cereal ice cream shakes.
The first floor of the casino has another line of video poker machines looking into the sportsbook. This level doesn’t have a bar, but cocktail servers will supply drinks if necessary.
Seating inside the sportsbook varies. There are traditional seats like someone would find at a sporting event to the right and left of the reserved seating in the center of the sportsbook.
Prices for reserved seating vary by days and events. The first row of seating features large lounge chairs found at many sportsbooks. Above this section are Circa branded recliners. The next level up has shared banquets for groups. The final level of stadium seating has large semi-circle banquets for larger groups.
Groups can order food from Victory Burger or Project BBQ to eat at their sections. Project BBQ will even deliver a whole pig with all the fixings if someone is looking for an “Only in Vegas” experience.
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Satellite betting station and @CircaSports kiosks. Also @VSiNLive studio. pic.twitter.com/dlAHxK0xVF
Jolly fruit painting. Jolly Fruits is just such a game and while the icons haven’t taken on their own personalities like on the similarly named Happy Fruits, they have indeed taken on a shiny glow that makes them some of the best looking icons around. There are normal fruit machines, and then there is Jolly Fruits – a retro themed game with a couple of modern twists. First of all, the game is designed to a very high standard. Jolly Fruits is played on 5 reels and 10 win lines. Your aim is to land as many matching symbols as possible on the win lines. The win lines run in different patterns across the reels, always start on the first reel to the left and occupy a particular point on every additional reel. Jolly Fruits ™ has a common progressive jackpot for all stakes and currencies. 5 Jokers on a payline win the Jolly Jackpot. With the maximum stake, the basic win for 5x Joker, and 100 percent of the jackpot will be paid out (the Jolly Jackpot amount shown in the game). 5 Stars (Scatter) win the Star jackpot. Winnings in Jolly Fruits are gained through getting a combination of 3,4 or 5 of matching symbols on a pay line. After obtaining it gambler is granted an opportunity to play risk game. It is started by pressing Gamble button. After that, an inverted pyramid appears.
— Marc (@MeltzVegas) October 27, 2020
Sports betting at Circa isn’t limited to the massive sportsbook. Guests walking into the casino from the garage on the second level can place a wager without ever walking into the sportsbook. There’s a Circa Sports satellite desk right near the entrance.
A bettor won’t have to deal with a human if they choose. There are kiosks next to the satellite desk as well as the main sportsbook.
This casino is designed for sports fans and gamblers. Even the pool is designed for sports fans.
The sportsbook is a major feature inside of Circa. Stadium Swim, the multi-level rooftop pool complex might be a better option for sports fans and bettors. Stadium Swim has capacity for 4,000 people to enjoy a dip in one of the six pools or to watch the games.
Stadium Swim has a crystal clear 143-foot video screen (diagonally) with 14 million pixels. The huge outdoor screen faces north and away from the sun so there shouldn’t be a problem with clarity.
Guests can reserve cabanas, daybeds, and lounge chairs to watch the games. Various restaurants have special menus just for pool guests. There are two swim-up bars, two walk-up bars and a small gaming area with blackjack tables. There is also a Circa Sports kiosk available to place wagers for anyone who doesn’t have a mobile account.
Stadium Swim is open 365 days a year and will be open at nights for big games. This is legitimately a game-changer for March Madness viewing in Las Vegas. The first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament happens to fall during spring break for numerous colleges. This is the perfect time to be outdoors in Las Vegas.
Stadium Swim is truly a unique environment to watch sports in Las Vegas – or anywhere in the US.
Back inside the casino, MEGA BARhas 43 stacked TVs and 53 video poker games. The largest indoor bar in Las Vegas was created for sports fans and bettors. This offers a more traditional bar environment for anyone who prefers that kind of experience. It’s also an option if the sportsbook is full.
World’s largest sportsbook?
There’s a friendly rivalry between the Westgate SuperBook and Circa’s sportsbook for the title of “world’s largest sportsbook.”
The title is really in the eye of the beholder. Both are great books with some of the sharpest lines in Las Vegas. Both sportsbooks are huge, with brand new beautiful screens to watch the games. There are a few differences in the retail locations to think about that separate the experience.
The layout of each sportsbook is different. While the SuperBook is wide, the Circa sportsbook is tall. The better layout depends on the person. The Circa sportsbook is more of a pit environment with stadium seating while the SuperBook has mostly level seats spread out.
The SuperBook has a limited number of VIP booths that guests can reserve. The seating in the center of the Circa Sportsbook have to be reserved for big events. The free seating on the sides may also be reserved at a lower price point but will also be free for most games.
The better option is really based on personal preference. As for which one is the larges – feel free to bring a tape measure the next time you visit Vegas.
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Colorado 2020 Betting Handle Tops $1billion Mark by Alex W. of Gamble USA
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“Circa Sports Colorado and DeckPrism Sports have announced a partnership. As part of the agreement, DeckPrism will become the exclusive in-play odds provider for Circa’s sportsbook app in Colorado. The deal enables Circa Sports Colorado to gain access to DeckPrism’s technology. In return, Circa Colorado customers can enjoy in-play odds. In-play betting is prevalent in Europe and is expected to grow in the United States.“
Circa brings back bettable version of Super Bowl squares by Jim Barnes of Las Vegas Review-Journal
“Circa Sports has turned a Super Bowl watch party staple into one of the sportsbook’s staples. For the second straight year, Circa is offering a bettable version of football squares for the Super Bowl. ‘The popularity blew me away (last year),’ Circa sportsbook manager Chris Bennett said. ‘It was maybe the most fun thing we put up for betting since we opened for business.’“
Circa Sports’ Super Bowl 55 Prop Guide by James B. of WagerTalk News
“The new kid in town, Circa Sports just released their complete Super Bowl 55 prop guide, complete with one-of-a-kind odds on the Super Bowl squares game. Made popular at Super Bowl parties, bettors can place wagers on the digits of the score after the first, second, third, and fourth quarters. Check ’em out.“
Big Game Events: Places to watch and enjoy game day food by Caroline Bleakley of 8 News Now Las Vegas
“THE D VEGAS: will welcome fans to its Big Game Bash. Exciting amenities include VIP Man Caves with room for 25 and game day party packages in the 11,000-square-foot ballroom, including on-site betting by Circa Sports, state-of-the-art surround sound and unlimited food and drink.“
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Sportsbooks don’t want Patrick Mahomes to score first TD by Jim Barnes of Las Vegas Review-Journal
“When Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes scored the first touchdown in last year’s Super Bowl, he took money out of the sportsbooks’ pockets. Circa sportsbook manager Chris Bennett remembers it well. Backup running back Darwin Thompson got the carry on first-and-goal from the 1. ‘He got stopped at the 6-inch line, and he would have been a huge win for us,’ Bennett said. ‘Instead, Mahomes scored on the next play, cashing for bettors at 22-1. Circa Sports didn’t lose on the prop, but it merely broke even after being inches from a nice haul.’
‘It was just kind of painful’ Bennett said. Those are the swings involved with the first touchdown prop, a bet that has become increasingly popular for the Super Bowl. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill (+550) and tight end Travis Kelce (+675) are the favorites at Circa this year.“
Circa’s Football Betting Squares Are Coming Back! by James Murray of Best US Casinos
“Circa Las Vegas is one of the coolest new casino-resorts in Nevada. Soon, this venue will be putting on exciting events surrounding Super Bowl weekend. Many are excited to hear that Circa’s football betting squares are officially coming back this year!
Betting squares are a fun way for football fans to get in on the action. The ones at Circa have grown extremely popular with visitors. Today, we’ll explain what Circa and some other casinos in Las Vegas have planned for Super Bowl Sunday.“
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