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Where to Watch the Summer Olympics in Vegas

Last updated: August 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm. Posted by in Caesars Palace, Gaming, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on Where to Watch the Summer Olympics in Vegas.

It has been four years since the Olympic flame was extinguished in London. Rio will reignite it Aug. 5 – 21. Don’t worry about missing anything if you’re visiting Las Vegas during the 2016 Summer Games. Vegas is a sports lover’s paradise and we’ve got tons of places where you can watch your teams as they go for the gold. Here’s where to watch the Olympics in Las Vegas and catch every event from synchronized swimming to golf:

Race and Sports Book at Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book

Watching the Olympics in Vegas is especially exciting this year because you can bet on the competitions for the first time since 1998. There probably won’t be a lot of wagering on things like badminton (yep, that’s actually an Olympic sport) but if you want to bet on basketball, track and Michael Phelps, the Race and Sports Book at Caesars Palace is your go-to place.

Put your money on your favorites and then stick around to watch the events. The Race and Sports Book features six oversized 12-foot by 15-foot screens, a 20-foot by 50-foot LED board and 12 50-inch plasma screens. There are 140 sports seats with a 12-inch flat screen at every table. Beats your living room doesn’t it?

TAG Sports Bar at The LINQ

Tag Sports Bar at The Linq

The Olympic Games are all about the world coming together, so why not drink some beers from around the world while you’re watching? TAG Sports Bar at The LINQ serves hundreds of brews including more than 25 imported from around the globe. Germany scores a goal in soccer? Slam a German beer. Belgium wins a water polo match? Toast the team with a Belgian ale. You get the idea. You can watch all of the action on 43 TVs streaming sports 24 hours a day.

Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace

Montecristo Cigar Bar Great Spot to Watch Sports

If you want to relax with a premium cigar and a glass of fine whiskey while you marvel at the speed of Usain Bolt, this is where you can do it.

Montecristo Cigar Bar offers an oversized video wall made up of nine television screens, which makes it an ideal spot to watch sports. Besides whiskey, you’ll find an extensive wine list, classic cocktails and signature drinks.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace

Gordon Ramsey Pub & Grill for the Olympics

If you’re Team Great Britain, you’ll want to hang with your fellow UK fans who are sure to gather at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill for the Olympics.

Grab some British pub food in the casual bar and lounge seating area, which is always showing sporting events from across the world. The pub serves 36 beers served on tap in addition to another 63 bottled beers.

Planet Hollywood Playing Field Lounge

Planet Hollywood Playing Field Lounge to watch the Olympics

Another great place to make a bet and then chill out while you watch the Olympics is the Playing Field Lounge at Planet Hollywood. This sleek bar and lounge is adjacent to the Planet Hollywood sports book and features 33 flat-screen TVs and two jumbo screens. The bar specializes in yard-long draft beers.

Bonus: The Playing Field Lounge is located across from Earl of Sandwich so you can grab one of their famous hot sandwiches in between events. Be sure to try the famous Original 1762 with roast beef, cheddar cheese and horseradish sauce. You can thank us later.

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Watch the Olympic events at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Finally, if you truly want to get into the Olympic spirit, why not watch the games in Rio from Vegas’ version of the city, the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino?

Watch all of your favorite Olympic events on six big screens or 10 70-inch HD TVs at the newly remodeled sports book. If your team wins, head to the Masquerade Village for drinks, live music and dancing cocktail servers to celebrate. It’s like Carnival in Vegas.

Rio in Brazil might have Copacabana Beach, but Rio Las Vegas has Voodoo Beach. In between Olympic events, relax at this pool, complete with a sand beach, waterfalls, whirlpools, poolside massage and two bars. No passport required.

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Vegas.com. When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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