Topgolf Las Vegas Opens at MGM Grand May 19

Topgolf Las Vegas

I’ll be visiting Topgolf at MGM Grand for the media preview tonight but figured I’d share the press release with some info in the meantime. Here are my quick takeaways from the press release: There will be a mobile sports book and video poker.

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See press release below.

LAS VEGAS – May 17, 2016 – Topgolf® Las Vegas opens its doors to locals, tourists, golfers and non-golfers alike Thursday, May 19, at 8 a.m., bringing the city a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

 

Sitting on eight acres just behind MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Topgolf is the only entertainment venue of its kind, boasting 108 climate-controlled hitting bays, two pools, cabanas, a concert venue, VIP suites, five bars, special event spaces, a comfort food-inspired menu with creative beverage offerings, a Callaway Fitting Studio, a Topgolf retail shop, and more. Spanning four levels and 105,000 square feet, the Topgolf flagship location in Las Vegas stands as the biggest Topgolf venue to date.

 

“Topgolf is thrilled to bring a whole new kind of entertainment to the Las Vegas Strip,” said Topgolf CEO Ken May. “There truly is no other place like Topgolf in Las Vegas — or anywhere else for that matter. Our flagship venue is the product of nearly four years of hard work and reimagining what the Topgolf experience could be like. We can’t wait to welcome our fans and new guests from all over the world to play at Topgolf.”

 

At the heart of Topgolf, guests will find interactive golf games in the hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time, featuring lounge-style seating and HDTVs. Golf games can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels, tracking the accuracy and distance of players’ shots through Topgolf’s microchipped golf balls.

 

Each level at Topgolf Las Vegas boasts additional areas to play – from cornhole and shuffleboard to everything in between – as well as various seating areas to hang out, have a cocktail or grab a bite to eat and enjoy the multiple views around the Las Vegas valley and the famed Las Vegas Strip. A mobile Sports Book located in The Yard, the main hub of Topgolf Las Vegas, allows sports fans to place a bet while taking in all the action on one of the venue’s numerous oversized screens. The Yard also serves as home to Topgolf’s main entertainment venue showcasing both national acts and local. The Birdie Bar provides a more intimate live entertainment experience with a small stage perfect for acoustic performances, standup comedy and more.

 

The venue is expected to serve upward of one million guests in its first year of operation and has already created more than 850 full- and part-time positions. It operates Sunday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. Bay pricing starts at $30 per hour for up to six players and varies depending on bay location and time of day. General admittance into Topgolf is free of charge. For cabana and VIP reservations, please contact lasvegasevents@topgolf.com.

 

Topgolf Las Vegas is located at 4627 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information about Topgolf, visit www.topgolf.com/lasvegas, facebook.com/topgolflasvegas or @topgolflasvegas on Twitter and Instagram.

These 5 Station Casinos Are Upgrading Sports Books

Red Rock Sports Books
Red Rock Sports Books

Green Valley Ranch, Palace StationBoulder Station, Sunset Station, Santa Fe Station will all be upgrading their sports book in time for football season according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Each sports book will include new television screens at individual seats and improved electronic displays for betting lines. Some will receive entirely new viewing screens.

Expect larger sports books like Green Valley Ranch to receive the same beautiful screens that were installed at Red Rock Resort last year. These renovations will begin once March Madness is complete.

Green Valley Ranch won’t be the first Station Casinos sports book to be upgraded. The renovations will roll out beginning this week at Boulder Station where you’ll see new TV screens just in time for the NCAA basketball tournament.

The big change at Palace Station and Boulder Station is that sports book staff will no longer that to update odds and point spreads by hand. Welcome to 1985!

The most interesting note from the article unrelated to the renovations is this: “The growing influence of mobile sports wagering has led to a nearly 53 percent increase in Nevada’s sports betting handle since 2010.”

Visit A Look At The Renovated Red Rock Sports Book for an idea of what the changes will look like at Green Valley Ranch, which has a similar sports book.

Cosmopolitan Sports Book Photos

Cosmopolitan Sports Book Photo Gallery

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Sports Book
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas At Dusk

Here are some photos of the recently renovated Cosmopolitan sports book. You can read about the details of the new CG Technology sports book at the Cosmopolitan at Covers.com.

The sports book includes a full bar, blackjack, video poker and bar games like foosball and shuffleboard. If you want to keep up with new photos and news from Vegas you should follow the EDGeVegas Facebook page or my twitter.