Kentucky Derby In Las Vegas

Horse racing is one of those sporting events that often gets overlooked in Las Vegas. With so many other sporting events going on throughout the year, it’s understandable. This weekend though, horse racing will be front and center, with the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs happens. This will be a prime attraction for many casinos this Saturday afternoon.

Dan Shapiro, who oversees racing for Lucky’s Race and Sports Books commented on Derby week, saying “Derby week is always going to be a big one here,” adding on “The handle is great. Saturday will be our biggest (racing) day of the year, but it carries over all week.”

Shapiro also reported that action during Derby week has gone up in the past few years. One of the many reasons as to why the Derby has gained popularity is that there is an increase in the interest of the horses. It probably does not hurt that this is a different kind of attraction.

Lucky’s Race runs books at The D Las Vegas, the Riviera, the Plaza and Terrible’s. They are one of the first shops in Las Vegas to put out future odds on the Kentucky Derby as well. Even though the Derby is this weekend, numbers were posted on the odds of prospective horses 6 months ago.

Place your bets this weekend at the Kentucky Derby!

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