Nevada Legal Sports Betting News And Updates

Nevada Sports Betting

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Nevada legalized sports betting in 1949 alongside live and off-track horse betting. It was the first state to regulate sports betting, which had previously operated under organized crime syndicates. It was also the only state to do so until recently.

Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 1992, which prohibited future state expansion of sports betting. Nevada was grandfathered in, so it was essentially handed a legal US monopoly on single-game wagering.

States eventually began to challenge that federal ban, however, spearheaded by New Jersey lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie. Beginning with voter approval in 2011, NJ tried to pass laws that would have legalized sports betting at casinos and racetracks. Sports leagues — the NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, and MLB — filed suit against the state to block the efforts, however, citing a violation of PASPA.

The ensuing legal battle escalated all the way to the US Supreme Court, finally reaching a resolution on May 14, 2018. A majority of the nine-member court ruled that PASPA commandeers states in violation of the Tenth Amendment, striking the ban from the books.

As a result, Nevada’s US monopoly on sports betting has seen its final days. Delaware, New Jersey and Mississippi all offer a wide selection of legal sports bets.

Latest Nevada sports betting news

Nevada is no longer the only place to go for legal US sports betting.

Several states outside of Nevada have passed laws to legalize sports betting. The first state to regulate single-game sports betting outside of Nevada was Delaware. New Jersey sports betting followed shortly after, closely trailed by Mississippi sports betting.  West VirginiaPennsylvania, and Rhode Island also now offer legal sports betting, and a Native American tribe in New Mexico started an operation as well.

Regardless, don’t expect the expansion to put too large a dent in Nevada’s thriving tourism/gambling industry. Betting at a racetrack in various states don’t offer quite the same experience gamblers enjoy in Las Vegas and casinos around the state of Nevada.

It will take a little while before casinos in New Jersey and other states can build out sportsbooks that can come close to the experience in Las Vegas. However, not many casinos offer the same immersive experience as Las Vegas.

For the time being, the other states are simply offering a way to bet on sports legally. That’s great for bettors that just want to place a bet. However, this is not close to the sportsbook experiences found all over Nevada.

Use our legislative tracker to keep tabs on sports betting bills across the country.

Types of sports available for wagering in Nevada

Nevada sports bettors can wager on more sports and events every year. Sportsbook operators see demand and will act as quickly as the Nevada Gaming Control Board allows.

Sports available to bet on in Nevada include:

  • NFL
  • College football
  • Canadian football
  • Australian Rules football
  • Rugby
  • NBA
  • College basketball
  • Baseball – MLB, some college, and international competitions=
  • Hockey – NHL, some international competitions
  • Soccer – MLS, International matches, and competitions, some USL
  • Fighting – boxing, mixed martial arts
  • Auto racing – NASCAR, Indy, Formula One and more
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Esports
  • Horse and virtual horse racing

It wasn’t always the case, but collegiate sports are legal for wagering in Nevada. In fact, even after wagering on college sports was legalized in Nevada, you couldn’t bet on colleges in the state. That changed in 2001 when it became legal to wager on University of Nevada (Reno) and UNLV games.

US Sen. John McCain was pushing to remove all college games from betting action in Nevada. McCain cited that Nevada gaming regulators must agree that there is some level of corruption in accepting college wagers if the state’s two major universities were blacked out from the betting menu. The Nevada Gaming Commission responded by legalizing wagers on Nevada and UNLV.

The law passed in 2001 included language that excluded wagers on “any amateur non-collegiate sport or athletic event.” This may have been to prevent high school sports and other loosely organized amateur events from finding their way onto boards in Nevada. It also made betting on the Olympics illegal, but this policy changed in 2015. Olympic sports betting is now legal in Nevada.

Football and basketball are the major college sports offered by Nevada sportsbooks. Odds for other college sports may be available but are limited. Some books will make lines available for major events, like the College World Series.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board continues to experiment with new ways for residents and visitors to wager on sports. In recent years, the board has approved betting on awards like the Heisman Trophy, professional entry drafts like the NFL draft, and even video game competitions like the Golden Tee World Championship.

Types of legal sports betting in Nevada

Nevada sportsbooks offer a wide and growing menu of sports betting options.

A sports wager may only be offered if the result is reconciled during a game, series of games or season. You won’t find ancillary wagers, like national anthem times, available in land-based casinos.

Point spread

The most common wager on a football or basketball game involves a point spread. This is a handicap that sets a favorite and requires that team to win by a certain number of points. A bet on the underdog adds the number of points to that side.

A 5.5-point favorite for the game would have to win by six to cover the point spread. The underdog would cover the spread if it lost by five or fewer points or won the game outright. Point-spread wagering is the same for quarters in basketball or halves in football.

The typical point spread wager is set at a -110 money line (see below) and requires the player to lay $11 for every $10 he hopes to win. A football game on 3 or 7 may have a larger money line. For example, a team may be listed as -3 -120. This means that the +3 side does not have to pay any vig for the bet.

Money line

A money line is where a bettor picks a side to win the game outright. This involves a money handicap, as opposed to a point spread.

A money line favorite will show as a minus. For example, a two-to-one favorite will be -200 on the board. This means that a bettor must lay $200 for every $100 he hopes to win. The underdog on a -200 game would be about +170. This means that a $100 wager would win $170 if the underdog won outright.

Money lines are usually in addition to a point spread for football and basketball on the betting menu. Hockey, baseball, soccer, tennis and golf often only have a money line. These sports may also have an alternative small point spread. In baseball, that is called a run line. In hockey, it is a puck line.

Totals

A total wager is made on the number of points scored when both teams are added together. This is often called an over/under bet.

For football and basketball, this number usually has the same -110 lay as a straight bet. Baseball and hockey will usually include a money line with the total because those numbers are typically less than 10 where there is significant value moving a total by a half-point.

Partial game lines

This is a growing area of wagering at Nevada sportsbooks. The lines and totals are only for action that takes place during a certain part of a game. These wagers can be fun for the bettor that wants to watch the wager, but can’t stay for the entire game.

The partial game wagers can be for point spreads, totals or just a simple proposition. Some examples are:

  • Quarter of a football or basketball game
  • Half of a football or basketball game
  • First 5 innings of a baseball game
  • First inning of a baseball game
  • Hockey periods
  • Team to score first

Parlay

Parlays come in many forms in Nevada sportsbooks. These bets always include two or more outcomes. A parlay is usually only paid if all wagers win. However, if a game is postponed or canceled and the remaining selections win, the parlay will pay out the lower amount since there are fewer games.

An off-the-board parlay involves a bettor telling the ticket writer which games and sides he wants to parlay. These are paid based on the number of teams involved. There are a large variety of parlay cards available at most Nevada sportsbooks. These cards can include ties win, ties lose, half-point, props, and jackpots.

Physical parlay cards have two parts. The top part of the card is where the point spreads and totals are located. The bottom part of a parlay card must be filled out in pencil and handed to the ticket writer.

Sportsbook operators like parlays because they’re difficult for bettors to win and they win more often, by percentage than individual games. Recreational gamblers like parlays because the multipliers allow for potentially huge wins. The more games in the parlay, the more the parlay will pay. Professional and sharper bettors tend to stay away from parlays because the odds are longer. Winning one game is difficult and winning more games is very difficult.

Teasers

Like a parlay, a teaser involves two or more outcomes. This wager is different from a parlay because the bettor receives extra points on each line within the teaser.

For example, in football, a teaser may receive six points. That would make a two-point underdog an eight-point underdog. It would add this number to every leg of the teaser.

Teaser payouts are lower than parlays because of the adjusted point spread. It takes at least three teaser sides to bring the payout in line with a straight bet. A push drops the payout by one team unless it’s on a teaser card that discloses that ties lose.

Pleasers

Pleasers are reverse teasers. While a teaser adds points to the player’s advantage, a pleaser takes them away. A pleaser bet may require a bettor to give up between 7 and 14 points on a football game. For example, a pleaser card would turn a seven-point underdog into a pick. A seven-point favorite would need to win by more than 14 to cover a pleaser.

Ties often lose. Pleasers require multiple outcomes. Pleasers lose nearly every time due to the massive disadvantage of giving up the points across multiple outcomes. But when they do hit it can be life-changing money for the winner.

Round robin

A round robin is a more simple way of betting multiple parlays all at one time. This is similar to boxing a number of horses for an exacta or trifecta in a horse race. The bettor will select between three and eight teams. Then the bettor will select the number of teams in each parlay.

For example, three teams may be selected for three different two-team parlays (A vs. B, A vs. C, B vs C). Each winning parlay in the round robin is paid at the same rate as the particular sportsbook pays for single parlays.

Futures

Futures bets come in several forms. The most common one is where a bettor picks a team or individual to win a championship.

For example, picking the Philadelphia Eagles for a Super Bowl 53 futures bet would pay 10-1, depending on when the wager was made. There are futures to win the Super Bowl for all other 31 NFL teams. This kind of futures bet may also involve a team winning a division, conference or league.

A football bettor can choose a team to win the NFC South, AFC South, or either one of those conferences and every other division. Some sportsbooks even offer a simple yes or no for any pro football team to reach the playoffs.

The same applies to other sports. The futures structure is also used in golf, tennis and NASCAR events on individual athletes.

The futures market in Las Vegas has expanded in recent years. You can now wager on award winners for different sports. For example, baseball fans can wager on Cy Young and MVP for the season. College football fans can wager on a player to win the Heisman Trophy.

In-play

Thanks to mobile sports wagering apps, in-play betting is one of the fastest growing types of wagering in Nevada. This is where a bettor places a wager on a game that is already in progress. The live line takes into account the current score and is based on the final outcome.

In-play wagers typically include point spreads, money lines and totals. These wagers permit players late to the action a way to get money on the game. It may also be used for hedging and arbitrage purposes.

Propositional wagers

These types of wagers are most commonly called “props” for short. These are exotic bets that are based on outcomes that are not dependent on the full game.

One example is the over/under on the number of passing or rushing yards by an individual or team in a football game. Another example is the first-inning line in a baseball game.

Sportsbook operators are using these wagers to grow the betting menus almost every day. If something major happens in a sport, a related wager can be offered right away. For example, in 2016, Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs. The next day there was a wager available if he would throw another.

These wagering opportunities are not only fun for the customer, but they can generate publicity for the sportsbook offering the wager.

Books now take bets on the NFL and NBA drafts.

Nevada sportsbooks

Nearly every Nevada casino offers a sportsbook. The size and scope of the operation varies drastically depending on the size and customer base of the casino. Some Las Vegas resorts offer massive sportsbooks, while others are little more than a couple of televisions and a betting window. Some are as simple as a kiosk that resembles an ATM.

Westgate

Westgate is the gold standard when it comes to Nevada sportsbooks. Las Vegas Hilton 1993

Not only is this is the World’s largest sportsbook but it has some of the best 4K screens to watch the games.

This casino was long-known as the Las Vegas Hilton. After that, it was LVH, before ending up as Westgate. There was a remodel of the Westgate in 2015 that put this sportsbook at the front of the line with any sportsbooks in Nevada.

The Westgate offers some of the best odds on parlays, teasers, and futures. It is one of the first bookmakers in Las Vegas to post overnight lines.

Westgate is known to accept large wagers from known professional bettors. The sportsbook even offers a $1,000 minimum bet window so that whales may avoid the betting queue. Jay Kornegay is the sportsbook manager.

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn is another independent sportsbook known for its generous payouts, early lines, and acceptance of large wagers. It also operates a smaller betting shop at Encore, Wynn’s attached sister resort.

The Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook closed for renovations in late April of 2017 and reopened with one of the most beautiful sportsbooks in Las Vegas just in time for football season. Johnny Avello is the sportsbook manager at Wynn and Encore.

Station Casinos

Station Casinos is the largest locals’ casino company in Las Vegas. It was the first Nevada sportsbook to offer a betting website. Likewise, it was among the early entrants to the mobile app market. The website no longer exists as the mobile app rendered it useless.

Station Casinos isn’t known as a bookmaker that takes large wagers from professional bettors. They specialize in small wagers from recreational gamblers. You’ll see this reflected in odds and point spreads.

Unlike most other sportsbook operators, Station Casinos is tightly connected with the casino players club. Boarding Pass members earn one base point for every $1 in wagers for sports straight bets, parlays, teasers and parlay cards placed in person or through the mobile app.

Major Station Casinos sportsbooks include:

  • Red Rock Resort
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Palace Station
  • Santa Fe Station
  • Texas Station
  • Boulder Station
  • Fiestas

Station Casinos also operates the sportsbook at El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas. The casino operator owns Palms, but does not operate the sportsbook.

CG Technology

CG Technology was previously known as Cantor Gaming. It is a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald. Its flagship location is at the M Resort on the far south end of the Las Vegas valley.

CG Technology leases and operates sportsbooks in major Las Vegas resorts that include:

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Hard Rock
  • M Resort
  • The Palazzo
  • Palms
  • Silverton
  • Tropicana
  • The Venetian

Its sportsbooks used to be the most modern in Las Vegas. Since first starting operations, other operators have caught up and also offer beautiful and modern sportsbooks. CG Technology is sometimes first with futures wagers. Over the years they have said that they are willing to accept high-limit wagers that many Nevada competitors refuse.

Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment is one of the largest casino operators in the world. The vast majority of its customers are tourists visiting Las Vegas.

Point spreads and odds are tailored to recreational sports bettors who may not be the sharpest sports gamblers. Caesars Entertainment operates a sportsbook in the following eight Las Vegas casinos:

  • Bally’s
  • Caesars Palace
  • Cromwell
  • Flamingo
  • Harrah’s
  • The Linq
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Paris
  • Rio

Caesars Entertainment operates four casinos and three sportsbooks in Nevada that are outside of Las Vegas.

  • Harrah’s Laughlin
  • Harrah’s Reno
  • Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
  • Harvey’s Lake Tahoe

Caesars Palace renovated its sportsbook in 2016. The new screens are beautiful but it will cost money to reserve a seat to watch the games during NFL Sunday and other major events. There may be exceptions for higher tier Total Rewards players club members.

Caesars Entertainment was the last major sportsbook operator in Nevada to launch its mobile sports wagering app.

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International is a national casino operator with properties from the east coast to Las Vegas. MGM operates the 10 casinos and sportsbooks on the Vegas Strip:

  • Aria
  • Bellagio
  • Circus Circus
  • Excalibur
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay
  • MGM Grand
  • Monte Carlo
  • The Mirage
  • New York-New York

MGM Resorts is a sportsbook operator that caters lines and odds for their large tourist customer base. The oddsmakers have a somewhat difficult task of creating one line that fits different customers in every casino. A new twist includes creating odds that are also fair but profitable in New Jersey at the Borgata.

MGM Resorts offers a unique mobile sports wagering app. PlayMGM was created by IGT, a company more famous for slot machine manufacturing. This beautiful app is only available for MGM Resorts customers.

William Hill

William Hill manages more sportsbooks than any other operator in Nevada. The company specializes in locals casinos throughout the state. Most older William Hill sportsbooks in Nevada are small with a couple of betting windows and TVs. Some newer sportsbooks are larger than their predecessor.

William Hill acquired American Wagering Inc. in 2011. That company did business as Leroy’s at the time, which was the original online betting company in Nevada. William Hill was one of the first US sportsbook operators to offer a mobile app for wagering. Unlike most other sportsbook operators they offer kiosks at many of its sportsbook locations for quick wagers or depositing funds for its mobile app.

Boyd Gaming

Boyd Gaming casinos market to a similar local customer as Station Casinos. However, it has a greater presence in downtown Las Vegas. It operates sportsbooks in six of its Las Vegas casinos. Downtown Las Vegas properties include The California and Fremont, while locals properties include:

  • Aliante
  • Cannery
  • Eastside Cannery
  • Eldorado
  • Gold Coast
  • Jokers Wild
  • The Orleans
  • Sam’s Town
  • Suncoast

Boyd Gaming is the first sportsbook operators to offer odds on an esports competition taking place at one of the casinos they own and operate.

South Point

South Point  is an independent sportsbook located on Las Vegas Boulevard south of the Strip. The casino is famous for its split setup featuring separate race and sportsbooks. They’re known as a sportsbook that offers fair odds and takes large bets. South Point odds can also be found at Rampart Casino in Summerlin.

Both sportsbooks use the NV Sports Books mobile app, which uses the same software as William Hill but has odds set by the South Point staff. South Point is now home to VSIN, the first media network dedicated to sports betting information.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is an independent sportsbook on the Las Vegas Strip. The property is next to Mirage and across from Venetian.  Treasure Island caters to lower limit players. It is a perfect fit for tourists staying at its resort. The limits tend to be lower than average. Treasure Island offers a Nevada mobile app. The platform it uses is Miomni.

Jerry’s Nugget

Jerry’s Nugget is a small casino located just inside the North Las Vegas city limits a couple of miles from Fremont Street. The sportsbook offers the best parlay and teaser odds in Las Vegas. It does not currently offer an app.

Sports betting apps legal in Nevada

There was once a time that Nevada bettors had to visit a sportsbook to make a wager. Despite the interest in betting on sports many locals found the trip inconvenient for smaller wagers. A visit to a locals casino can require having to deal with parking lots and long lines. Players in the outskirts of Las Vegas or in rural areas had no convenient access to a sportsbook to make a bet.

This kept money that may otherwise have been wagered on the sidelines. In 2010, the first sports betting app was released in Nevada. This made it convenient for bettors to place a wager anywhere in Nevada. A trip to the locals casino was no longer required each time a player wanted to make a bet on a game.

Mobile apps on the iPhone, iPad and Android devices have helped get locals into the game more than ever. Some sportsbook operators are touting the apps for generating 50 to 75 percent of the sports wagering handle.

Tourists are now discovering the convenience of sports apps so that they can avoid lines during major events like the Super Bowl and March Madness.

Nevada sportsbook apps 2018

CompanyiOSAndroidMin First DepositMin ReloadMin BetCompsIn-Play Betting?
William HillYesYes$100$5$2$1 per $600Yes
WynnYesYes$100$50$5NoneNo
CG TechnologyYesYes$100$100$2NoneYes
Station CasinoYesYes$100$50$2$1 per $500Yes
BoydYesYes$100$100$2NoneNo
South PointYesYes$100$50$2NoneYes
MGMYesYes$100$50$1NoneYes
Atlantis RenoYesYes$20$20$1YesNo

How to create a Nevada sports app account

Nevada sports wagering app accounts must be created in person. An account takes about 10 or 15 minutes to open. An application must be filled out that includes the player’s name, address, date of birth and contact information.

All players must be at least 21 years of age. Nevada residency is not required. Locals and tourists, even those from other countries, may create an account. The setup process includes providing the sportsbook with a government-issued ID and Social Security number or tax ID number.

The minimum deposit to start is usually $50 or $100, depending on the casino. Players typically have to return to the casino where they signed up to pick up winnings. Some sportsbook apps may allow customers to withdraw funds from their mobile device.

How Nevada sports apps work

Prior to making a deposit, the player should download the app from the sportsbook operator’s website or from the appropriate app store. Once the account is created, the player will use an account number and PIN number to login. Once logged into the account, a player chooses a sport from the main menu. There are a variety of betting options for each sport.

Odds and point spreads available on the app are usually the same as the casino and often include a straight bet, parlay, teaser or future. A player chooses a team and the amount of the wager. The bettor must then confirm the choice.

Some sportsbook operators are offering parlay cards now. In-Play wagering continues to expand as more sportsbook operators add this function to their sportsbook apps. Betting odds change quickly so bettors must be paying close attention to find wagers that are to their liking.

A geolocation system is used to make sure that the device using the app is located in Nevada. This is a requirement for use of the app. If the mobile device is not inside Nevada, or the geolocation service cannot find the phone or tablet, the wager will be rejected. This sometimes causes issues for players close to the state line or in rural parts of Nevada.

Nevada sports betting apps in detail

Station Casinos – STN Sports

Station Casinos is the largest locals casino operator. It owns Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch, and the brands of Station, Fiesta, and Wildfire. These locations are within residential areas throughout the suburbs of Las Vegas.

Wagering on football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, NASCAR, golf, mixed martial arts and horse racing are offered. The minimum wager for sports is $5. STN Sports offers parlays, teasers, round robins and parlay cards. Some of the special parlay and teaser cards for NFL, NCAA football, NCAA basketball and NBA that are found in the live sportsbooks are also available in the app.

Station Casinos moved on from the Sports Connection brand when the new STN Sports app was released in 2016. The app now uses Miomni software that you’ll find with other Nevada sports wagering apps. STN Sports was the first app with Miomni software to offer a huge In-Play menu for live games. The technology is now used by other sportsbook operators using the software.

Unlike most other sportsbook operators, Station Casinos rewards sports bettors with comp points with their players club for their wagers. Every $1 wagered receives one point for the connected Boarding Pass players club account. Horse bettors receive even more players club points.

Players must first deposit funds for STN Sports at a land-based sportsbook. Subsequent deposits may take place using a Station Casinos prepaid card. This may be funded with a bank account or credit card. Using the prepaid card saves a trip to the local sportsbook.

There is often a new player sign-up bonus offered. The minimum deposit for new players is $100. Existing players may deposit $50. Withdrawals must be at least $100.

MGM Resorts International – PlayMGM

MGM launched the PlayMGM sports betting app in 2016. PlayMGM has its own unique software platform that was developed by IGT. Players can open and fund the account at all of the MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas: Aria, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM, The Mirage, New York-New York, and Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo).

While the initial account funding of an account must be made in person at an MGM Resorts International property, subsequent additions may be made via mobile device. This app may offer features not featured with apps that use a different skinned version of other types of software.

Bettors concerned about betting limits should discuss with the sportsbook manager on duty when funding an account. Maximum bet limits on the app might be lower than expected from a sportsbook which sometimes takes very large bets in person.

CG Technology

CG Technology is the company once known as Cantor Gaming. All sports that are on the board at live CG Technology land-based sportsbooks are available on the app. Wagering limits may be different for customers based on previous play at their brick-and-mortar locations. However, the wagering options are the same for everyone in the apps.

Sports available include major professional sports, NCAA football, and basketball, as well as golf, NASCAR, tennis, MMA and arena football. Futures, parlays, and teasers are also available on the app. This includes some of the special parlay and teaser cards found at the betting shops.

CG Technology also offers live betting for many major contests. This is where players may make a wager for an event in progress. Bettors that miss pre-game wagering can still get action on that particular game while it’s being played. Some players use this in an attempt to middle a sportsbook and try to win both sides of a game.

CG Technology operates the sportsbooks at Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock, M Resort, Palms, The Palazzo, Tropicana, The Venetian, and Silverton.

The minimum deposit is $100 for the CG Technology app. However, any amount may be withdrawn.

William Hill

William Hill acquired the Lucky Sportsbook brand in 2012. With the purchase, it also inherited the mobile betting platform used by the company.

William Hill offers a huge menu of sports and betting options with a low minimum wager of $2. Sports include all major professional leagues, NCAA football and basketball, tennis, golf, NASCAR, MMA and even esports and the Olympics.

They also live offer betting for all of NFL, major college football, as well as NBA and NCAA basketball games. “Suggest a bet” is one of the newest features for mobile wagering with William Hill. Bettors may make suggestions via twitter or the website for a bet they’d like to make on future events. These bets are only available to bettors using the app.

There are more than 100 William Hill locations in Nevada to make a deposit for its mobile app. These locations include land-based casino sportsbooks, bars and taverns, kiosks, 7-Eleven stores.

William Hill also accepts PayNearMe as a deposit option. This is a cash transfer service available at all 7-Eleven convenience stores in Nevada. The minimum initial deposit at William Hill is $100. Reload deposits can be as small as $5 when using a kiosk.

Players receive cash back on wagers with William Hill’s Rewards Club. Parlays and teasers receive $1 for every $500 wagered. Straight bets receive $1 for every $1,000 wagered. Players must opt into this promotion.

NV Sports Books

The NV Sports Books app uses odds and lines that originate at the South Point. The app may also be funded at the recently renovated Rampart Casino.

NV Sports Books uses the same app software as William Hill. However, the lines and exotic wagers are unique to NV Sports Books. This includes parlays, propositions, teasers, and futures.

Unlike other Nevada sports wagering apps, NV Sports Books assigns a player to the sportsbook where the account was created. All deposits and withdrawals must be made there. The deposit minimum is $100. There is no minimum for withdrawals.

If there’s a downside to this app it’s that some wagering opportunities may only be available at South Point casino first before being offered to all bettors via mobile. The delay may be a few minutes or it may be an hour.

Boyd Gaming – B-Connected Sports

Boyd Gaming uses Miomni for its Nevada sports app. This offers any wager on the board at a Boyd Gaming sportsbook as well as horse racing.

An account may be created at Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Fremont, California, Suncoast, the Orleans, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Like other Miomni apps, you may look at odds without an account. However, the device must be located in Nevada. This feature makes it easier to line shop.

All basic sports are offered by Boyd Gaming, but its exotic selection is not comparable to its competitors. Neither are its parlay, teasers and futures prices.

The minimum deposit at Boyd Gaming is $50. There is no minimum amount to withdraw. The Boyd Gaming sportsbook will provide the link to download the app once an account is established.

Westgate – SuperBook

Westgate introduced the much-anticipated SuperBook app in 2016 and continues to make improvements based on customer demand. The odds, point spreads and betting menu are the same that you’ll find in the brick-and-mortar SuperBook at the Westgate.

This app uses Miomni software like many other sports wagering apps in Nevada. Wagering limits may be lower on the app than in person, but the odds and point spreads are the same. The app now offers a large menu of In-Play wagering options.

This will be the first year that Super Contest participants may use the app to make their weekly selections using the app.

Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget launched its sports wagering app in 2017. The stand-alone shop offers the same fair odds on the app as they do in the casino. The app uses Miomni software and can be used over wifi and while charging. This app operates similarly to many sports wagering apps in Nevada besides the different wagering options.

NBA odds at the Golden Nugget should be different from other sportsbooks. The owner of the chain of casinos also owns the Houston Rockets so the sportsbook cannot take bets on the team in Nevada. They have to adjust odds on other teams because of this limitation.

Caesars

Caesars uses the Miomni platform in Nevada. This is the most popular software in the state. The Caesars mobile betting app shows all lines available in its Nevada sportsbooks. Caesars is the only casino company with books in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Reno and Lake Tahoe. This makes it convenient for bettors in northern and southern Nevada.

The minimum bet for the Caesars mobile app is just $1. That is the lowest available in Nevada.

Treasure Island

Like many other Nevada betting shops, Treasure Island uses the Miomni app. The sportsbook is an independent one. It is on the Las Vegas Strip. Treasure Island’s sports betting app is known for its lower limits.

Nevada sports betting FAQ

How old do you have to be to use a Nevada sports app?

You must be 21 years of age to create an account with a Nevada sportsbook.

What companies offer a Nevada sports betting app?

Boyd Gaming, CG Technology, Caesars, Golden Nugget, MGM Resorts, Station Casinos, South Point, Westgate, Wynn and William Hill offer Nevada sports apps.

Can a player make a wager outside of Nevada?

No. Sports app players must be in Nevada to place a wager.

How does the Nevada sports app know where I am?

It pings nearby cell phone towers. It determines the location of the mobile device by the time it takes to receive a signal between multiple towers. William Hill and South Point also use a wireless connection comparing the nearby networks with a list supplied by Google.

What happens if I try to log into a Nevada app outside of the state?

It depends on the app. The William Hill and South Point app will allow a login outside of the state. This permits players to look at the lines but not make any wagers. The other apps check location before allowing a player to access the account.

How much is the minimum bet?

The minimum bet for Nevada sports apps is either $2 or $5 depending on the sportsbook.

What is the maximum bet?

It depends on the sport and sportsbook operator. For example, Boyd Gaming has a $500 maximum, while other apps go up to $3,000. The sportsbook operator may raise limits upon request and review of the account.

What is the minimum deposit?

New players must deposit $100 at most sportsbooks to create an account. Existing accounts have a $5 minimum deposit at William Hill, and $50 to $100 at other books.

Do Nevada sports betting apps generate comps?

Station Casinos gives players one Boarding Pass players club point for every $1 wagered. William Hill awards players $1 for every $500 bet on parlays and teasers and $1,000 on straight bets. The other Nevada sports apps do not offer comps.

How do I deposit money for a Nevada sports app?

A deposit may be made in person at all sportsbooks related to the app. William Hill also accepts PayNearMe and deposits at kiosks located at various bars, taverns, and 7 Eleven stores. Station Casinos, MGM Resorts, and Westgate offer a debit card that accepts credit cards, debit cards and electronic funds transfers.

How do I deposit at a William Hill sports kiosk?

Players should enter the William Hill account number into the kiosk. The PIN used to log in is also required. William Hill apps accept deposits of at least $5. Only cash is accepted at William Hill kiosks.

What is PayNearMe?

PayNearMe is a cash bill pay service William Hill uses. Players go to a 7-Eleven convenience store with a merchant code and deposit cash. An email or phone call to William Hill is all it takes to get the deposit into the player’s account.

How do I create a sports app account?

You must go into a live sportsbook related to the company that offers the app to create an account. A Social Security number and a valid state-issued ID are also required. An application is filled out and filed with the account that includes a signature card.

What happens if my state ID expires?

The sportsbook will lock any account where the ID on file expires. A player must return to the book or scan the new ID and email it to support with the site to get the account reopened.

Are Nevada sports apps available for both iOS and Android devices?

Yes. All Nevada sports apps are available on both iOS and Android.

Are there any sports betting websites in Nevada?

No, just the mobile apps.

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