Current Status: Legal
Mobile betting is available in Nevada, but it needs registration in person. Nevada residency is not required.
Sports Betting in Nevada
Sports betting has been legal in Nevada for decades, and the state is still one of the most popular sports betting destinations in the country, with nearly every casino operating a sportsbook.
When did Nevada introduce sports betting?
On March 29th, 1949, long before the rest of the U.S, Nevada became the first state to legalize sports betting as well as live and off-track horse betting, making it the first state to have a regulated sports betting market. Since then, the state has become linked with all types of gambling, and until recently, it was the only state where sports betting was permitted.
Nevada has enjoyed a monopoly on sports betting in the United States from 1949 to 2018 but that all changed in May 2018, when New Jersey filed a legal challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which Congress passed.
PASPA was declared unlawful by the Supreme Court on May 14, 2018. Since then, Nevada’s monopoly on legal sports betting ended, and regulated sports betting markets can now be found in many states.
Despite this, Nevada remains the largest gambling market in the United States, owing to the large number of casinos and sportsbooks in Las Vegas and throughout the state. This has resulted in a very strong slots business that can only be compared to Macau’s.
Who regulates sports betting in Nevada?
Two agencies oversee the Nevada sports betting sector. The Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada Gaming Control Board are these entities. The Board is made up of three members who are responsible for enforcing gaming laws and regulations as well as making license recommendations to the Commission.
The Commission is made up of five members who are appointed by the governor of the state. These members carry out the Board’s decisions and have the final word on all licensing issues. The Commission also considers whether the Board’s recommendations for operator fines be implemented.
Legal Sportsbooks in Nevada – Where to bet on sports
As you might expect, there are a lot of sportsbooks in Nevada, with the vast majority of casinos have at least one on the premises. These can range in size from big operations with massive screens to little kiosks that look like ATMs.
The state is home to the majority of the sports betting industry’s main participants, with many of them operating sportsbooks in numerous casinos, with an understandable focus on those in Las Vegas.
The following is a list of the state’s licensed sports betting operators and the locations of their sportsbooks.
Boyd Gaming is a well-known name in the Nevada gambling sector, and its casinos, as you might assume, feature their own sportsbooks. Many sportsbooks operated by Boyd Gaming can be found in the downtown area of Vegas and include:
- Eastside Cannery
- Gold Coast
- Jokers Wild
- The California
- The Orleans
- Sam’s Town
Caesars has a sportsbook in nine of its casinos in Las Vegas, as well as three outside the city. These are:
- Caesars Palace
- The Linq
- Planet Hollywood
- Harrah’s Laughlin
- Harrah’s Reno
- Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
MGM Resorts International
On the Las Vegas strip, the world-famous MGM brand operates ten casinos, each with its own dedicated sportsbook.
The MGM casinos are:
- Circus Circus
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM Grand
- Monte Carlo
- The Mirage
- New York New York
South Point & Rampart Casino
Michael Gaughan owns and operates the South Point Casino, which has its own independent sportsbook. It also happens to be the principal sponsor of Gaughan’s son Brendan Gaughan’s race car and the NASCAR Las Vegas South Point 400.
Another independent casino in Summerlin, Las Vegas, is the Rampart Casino. This casino, like South Point Casino, has its own sportsbook. Both casinos operate mobile sports betting apps through their Nevada sportsbooks.
Station Casinos owns and operates a number of large casinos in Las Vegas, as well as becoming the first Nevada sportsbook to enter the US online casinos market and develop a sports betting website. It was also one of the first companies in Nevada to release a mobile sports betting app.
The following are some of the company’s most well-known sportsbooks:
- Red Rock Resort
- Green Valley Ranch
- Palace Station
- Santa Fe Station
- Texas Station
- Boulder Station
- Treasure Island
Superbook @ Westgate Las Vegas
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, claims to boast the world’s largest sportsbook. It has a total area of 30,000 square feet and more than 350 seats. Gamblers can also watch live events on a 220 by 18 foot 4K video wall.
William Hill is the state’s largest sportsbook operator, with more than 100 outlets where you can make a deposit to the William Hill mobile app. Many of these sportsbooks operate under the William Hill brand, but some go by the name of the casino where they are located. With William Hill’s Rewards Club, players on this sports betting app can get money back on their bets.
In 2020 William Hill acquired CG Technology’s Las Vegas sportsbooks giving then even more branded sportsbooks operating within Las Vegas casinos including:
- Hard Rock
- Jerry’s Nugget
- M Resort
- The Palazzo
- The Venetian
Two sportsbooks are operated by Wynn Las Vegas. One is located at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, while the other is located at the Encore Resort. The Wynn Resort’s sportsbook was recently renovated and now features a 1,600-square-foot wraparound LED video screen. All seats in the sportsbook have personal televisions, allowing gamblers to watch their favourite race or game.
Mobile Sports Betting Apps in Nevada
Nevada was a little late to the mobile sports betting party, as the local tourism sector was more focused on brick-and-mortar gaming. However today every major sportsbook in Nevada has a mobile sports betting app and more than half of all sports wagers in Nevada are placed online.
But because many casinos partner with online operators such as William Hill to provide their mobile wagering technology, there are only approximately a dozen or so sports betting apps available in the state.
Here’s a selection of some of the major mobile sports betting apps in Nevada and their associated sportsbooks:
Atlantis Race and Sports App
Aliante, Cannery, The California, Eastside Cannery, Fremont, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast)
Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill
Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, The Cromwell, The LINQ, Bally’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Laughlin, Harvey’s Resort Hotel/Casino, Harrah’s Casino Hotel Lake Tahoe. Although branded as a dedicated Caesars app, this app is the exact same as the William Hill standalone app.
Circa Las Vegas, Golden Gate, The D Las Vegas, Tuscany Suites & Casino
Golden Nugget NV Sportsbook
Rampart Casino, South Point Casino
Treasure Island on the Vegas strip operates it’s own independent sportsbook
Superbook Westgate Sportsbook
Binion’s, Downtown Grand, Four Queens, OYO Hotel & Casino, Plaza, Silver Sevens, SLS Las Vegas, CG Technology’s Las Vegas properties, and many more including the Caesars properties.
Encore, Wynn Las Vegas
Using Sports Betting Apps in Nevada
It’s important to mention that before using a sports betting apps in Nevada, all new players must first register at the app’s connected retail sportsbook in person.
It’s also worth noting that, despite the fact that several Nevada casinos use the same technology to manage their online sports betting services, they typically create their own odds. As a result, don’t be surprised if a William Hill app linked to the Caesars offers different odds than a William Hill app linked to a Plaza location.
Nevada Sports Betting Frequently Asked Questions
What is the legal age to bet with a Nevada sportsbook?
To open an account with a Nevada sports betting app or place bets at a retail sportsbook, gamblers must be 21 years old or older.
Can I use Nevada sports betting apps from outside the state?
You can usually check your account status and look at odds with some sportsbook apps but to place a bet, you must be physically present in Nevada.
How do I deposit into a Nevada online sportsbook app?
Because all sports betting applications are linked to a physical sportsbook, you can fund your account in person by visiting the sportsbook. Some apps, such as the William Hill app, allow you to deposit money at kiosks all around the state. Other sportsbooks provide online deposits, but you'll have to check with the operator to see what choices are available.
How do I open an account with a Nevada online sportsbook?
The only method to do so is to go to the retail sportsbook with which the app is linked. A valid ID and your Social Security number are required.
What will happen to my online sportsbook account if my ID expires?
If your ID expires, you'll need to visit a retail sportsbook with a new valid ID, as with most betting applications. Some sportsbooks will allow you to scan and email the document.
Are mobile sports betting apps in Nevada available on both Apple / iOS & Android devices?
Yes, all Nevada sports betting apps are can be downloaded on both iOS and Android platforms.
Is proxy betting legal on Nevada and Las Vegas sportsbooks?
No, you must be physically present in Nevada to bet on odds supplied by a Las Vegas sportsbook or Nevada sports betting apps. Occasionally certain games of chances, such as the Westgate Superbook Super Contest, allow entries from outside Nevada but these are only exceptions.