I love it when places do things for us forgotten horse bettors as we are considered the low of the low, in the back of the casino for the most part.
So when someone thinks of us, I like to take notice.
If you haven’t been to the newly remodeled race and sports book at the Rampart, well, you are really missing out. It’s just one great spot, especially if you are like me and prefer nice cozy places with a pleasant atmosphere, good clerks, great TV’s and the best in cocktail service.
Not to mention a very liberal (and I mean liberal!) comp policy for some of the best restaurants in Vegas, like the Carmel Room, Shizen Japanese Steakhouse or my favorite Gustav Mauler’s Spiedini’s Italian Ristorante.
If you’d like some excellent fish and chips, you can step around the corner of the book into J.C. Wooloughan – the best Irish pub in Vegas. It has true Irish flare with some great daily specials.
Now you ask me, what are they doing for us lowly horse bettors? Race and sports book director Eddie Ricca is laying out the red carpet and saying, come on down. He’s offering double points every Saturday, including the Kentucky Derby.
If there is a horse going for the Triple Crown he will be giving triple points on Belmont Day. That means you will be getting 5% back in comp points. Don’t forget, Mom’s Day is right around the corner so stop by, get to know Eddie and check the place out.
You will like what’s there, and always remember this is a spot where luck can change for the good. By the way, on regular days at the Rampart book you get $1 worth of comp points for every $40 played. Way to go, Eddie!
Richard Saber, a former director of race and sports at the famed Stardust book, is GamingToday’s horse racing and sports handicapper. Follow Richard on Twitter @SabesBet. Contact Richard at [email protected] amingToday.com.