Eater Tracking: A Peek at the $1.5 Million Caesars Race & Sports Book

Bradley Martin
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Race & Sports Book Bar [Photo: Bradley Martin]

Behind plywood claiming "Others Implode. Icons Reinvent," guests can monitor the creation of the new Race & Sports Book Bar at Caesars Palace. This despite the last implosion on the Strip being Caesars Entertainment's 2012 seven-story destruction of their own O'Sheas casino parking garage to make way for The Linq. Windows cut into the huge plywood walls help visitors notice there is still a working sports book on the other side of the large upgrade.

With an estimated construction budget of $1,585,246, the 15,580-square-foot bar takes over the expansive and popular area formerly filled with ample seating and opportunities to stand with crowds of fellow fans watching big sporting events.

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Race & Sports Book Bar [Photo: Bradley Martin]

Expect marble finishes and video gaming built into the new bar top, which features a gentle curve. The design appears to bang home the literalism of the concept with brass colored football goal posts, possibly impeding your view of the multiple TV screens in the distance. The nearest restrooms are also being remodeled.

The new bar takes over from the former 3,983-square-foot Sports Bar, once located around the corner, that was demolished to make way for the resort's new poker room. The original poker room is being demolished to make way for the forthcoming $38 million remodel of Pure Nightclub by the Hakkasan Group.
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