A Bettor’s Road Trip To Vegas For Texans Fans

Written By Frank Weber on June 7, 2022
Here's a guide to a perfect road trip to Vegas for Texans fans

Coming off of a four-win season, it’s hard to believe that Texans fans will have any games circled on the 2022-23 season calendar. However, a Week 7 game in Vegas is enough to excite anyone. Here’s a guide to a perfect road trip to Vegas for Texans fans.

This is one of those opportunities that any sports betting Texans fan will not want to miss, especially with legal sports betting unavailable in The Lone Star State.

The only issue, though, is that Allegiant Stadium is a whopping 1,422 miles from NRG Stadium. That’s almost 23 hours of non-stop driving! So I’m here to make that trip a bit more manageable. I’m using NRG Stadium as my starting point.

Stop 1: The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel

Distance from last stop: 348 miles

Why not start your trip off with a little bit of gambling? The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel is located in Eagle Pass, Texas, which is about 5 1/2 hours from NRG. The casino has slots, bingo and poker, as well as dining and nightlife options.

The Lucky Eagle seems to always be hosting live music events as well, so maybe you’ll get lucky and catch a show. The casino has a hotel attached to it, so you won’t have to worry about where you’ll spend the first night or two of your trip.

Here at the Lucky Eagle, you can shake off any bad gambling vibes. Or, if you’re lucky, you can pick up some good ones.

Stop 2: The Inn of The Mountain Gods

Distance from last stop: 552 miles

This will be the longest leg of the trip, but if you’re up for it, it’s definitely worth it. The Inn of the Mountain Gods is a resort casino located in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Along with the casino (which is home to a sportsbook), the resort includes:

  • State-of-the-art spa
  • Top-50 rated golf course
  • Award-winning dining
  • Zip lines, boat rides and more

If you don’t trust me, trust your peers. The Inn has more than 9,000 reviews on Google, averaging 4.4 out of 5 stars. Additionally, on your way to the inn, you can stop by the International UFO Museum and Research Center, which is just two hours east (and on the way) to Ruidoso.

Stop 3: Grand Canyon National Park

Distance from last stop: 519 Miles

I mean come on, who doesn’t want to see the Grand Canyon? Also, online sports betting is legal in Arizona, so you’ll be able to place your bets for the Texans game online from anywhere in the state.

If the 519 miles is too much, you can always stop at Wigwam Village Motel No. 6, which is 347 miles from the last stop. It’s only a 3-hour drive from the Wigwam Village to The Grand Canyon.

Stop 4: Allegiant Stadium

Distance from last stop: 275 Miles

Well, we made it! I’m proud of you.

This is why it was all worth it – a Texans game in Las Vegas! The stadium is just minutes away from the Las Vegas strip, so you can spend as much time as you want in Vegas.

All in all, this should be a fantastic road trip, whether you stick to my plan or not. There are a ton of attractions between NRG and Allegiant.

  • Red Rock Crossing (Sedona, AZ)
  • White Sands National Park (Alamogordo, NM)
  • Biosphere 2 (Tucson, AZ)

Either way, this is a sports bettor’s dream, thanks to all the casino options I listed that are along the way. It should be a fun Week 7 for Texans fans in Las Vegas.

Especially after Houston wins.

Photo by John Locher/Associated Press
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Frank Weber is a US-based gambling writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He loves baseball, football, basketball, soccer, and the UFC, and even collects sports cards and memorabilia in his spare time. In his free time, you could find Frank either out at a concert with friends, or at home sweating out all his bets.

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