LAS VEGAS – Jimmy Vaccaro, bookmaker and sports marketing director at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, has claimed his place in the Sports Betting Hall of Fame. He was inducted on Wednesday, Dec. 1 during a special ceremony at the MetLife Stadium during the SBC Summit North America conference and trade show.

Vaccaro has been one of Las Vegas’ most prominent bookmakers for more than 40 years and had a personal hand in building the Las Vegas sports betting industry to what it is today. Vaccaro and Michael Gaughan have been partners at a variety of Mr. Gaughan’s Las Vegas properties over the years, including the Royal Inn, Barbary Coast and South Point. In the 1980s, he ran the Golden Nugget and MGM sportsbooks before opening The Mirage’s sportsbook in 1989. Currently, Vaccaro serves as the senior linemaker for VSiN and can be seen on national TV and radio programs.

This honor recognizes individuals who have contributed an immense amount to the sports betting industry over the course of their careers with a remarkable legacy. Consideration for the Sports Betting Hall of Fame shall be limited to individuals (living or deceased) who have made outstanding contributions and/or provided outstanding service to the sports betting industry. The full list of the 2021 Sports Betting Hall of Fame inductees can be found at


About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, over 2,200 slot and video poker machines, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

“Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the October 2022 Las Vegas NASCAR cup race, South Point 400. In addition, South Point’s Sports Book is home of Vegas Stats & Information Network” (VSiN), where you can listen to the broadcast on iHeart radio and watch the video livestream on

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

South Point Hotel Media Contact
Kirvin Doak Communications

(702) 737-3100

Lynne Ravenscraft, Director of Marketing