Gold Spike christens Las Vegas' newest sports book

Jun 10, 2009 7:42 PM
by David Stratton |

Nevada’s newest sports book, Leroy’s at the Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas, will celebrate its opening on Thursday with a party from noon to 3 p.m. hosted by the local ESPN radio affiliate.

The new Leroy’s sports book is the latest renovation from the Siegel Group, which purchased the Gold Spike last year. Since they’ve taken over, the new owners have completely remodeled the casino floor and restaurant, and added a brick-oven pizza parlor, among other things.

The Leroy’s is conveniently located next to the casino’s U-shaped bar, which are stocked with Gamblers Bonus bar-top machines from United Coin.

During the celebration, the Gold Spike will be giving away prizes that include T-shirts, caps, free wagers and other gifts, and there will be food specials in the new restaurant.

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In addition, the sports book will be granting drink tickets for a minimum $15 bet, rather than the customary $20 bet required in most downtown sports books.

Adding to the festivities will be an appearance of the "Coors Girls," winsome models who will mingle with patrons and help with the prize drawings.

The sports book will feature betting on all major sporting events, that can be viewed on 25 high-definition, flat-screen TVs. There’s also theater seating in a cozy alcove just steps from the betting windows and adjacent to the bar.

On the casino floor, all the video poker machines have been adjusted to their loosest level; for instance, Double Double Bonus Poker games now have pay tables that return more than 99 percent to players.

The Gold Spike is a block east of the Las Vegas Strip, and a block north of the Fremont Street Experience.

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