Nevada sports books took in $154.7 million in wagers, a 5.7% increase over last year and just shy of 2018’s $158.6 million. The $18.8 million win (12.1%) was also the second highest ever, behind 2014’s $19.7 million. The Kansas City Chief’s 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers meant the Chiefs and under (total points scored) bettors got the money. The house doesn’t always win, but it usually does — this was the 28th time in 30 years that the casinos have won on the Super Bowl.
D sports book: Work has begun on the new sports book at the D. The book will remain on the second floor, but be moved from its current location to the spot that was formerly the showroom. It will be much bigger and equipped with state-of-the-art viewing screens. It’s expected to be operating in time for March Madness.
Clubs closing: The Mirage’s 1 OAK Nightclub will close March 28. It has operated since 2011 and will not be replaced with another club. Across the Boulevard, TAO Beach Club at the Venetian won’t open this season, but it’s not closing for good. It’s undergoing a “massive renovation and expansion” and will reopen in 2021.
Chick-Fil-A on the Strip: The Strip’s first Chick-Fil-A has opened in front of Planet Hollywood. It’s take-out only from seven walk-up windows and a pick-up area for customers ordering via the Chick-fil-A app.
Downtown wine: Garagiste Wine Room has opened downtown. Created by two former Strip sommeliers, they say they want to bring new wines into the Las Vegas market with a goal of offering “lesser-known bottles from smaller wineries at affordable prices.”
Question: What’s the casino that is now accepting Radisson points?
Answer: Radisson Rewards members can now redeem points in exchange for rooms at Treasure Island. Members can also earn points for stays at TI, which is Radisson’s first property on the Strip.
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