Nevada Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

Nevada has a longstanding history in the United States as the premier destination for legal gambling. Nevada legalized most forms of gambling shortly after the great depression. Gambling helped provide the state with much-needed revenue. Las Vegas became the gambling capital of the United States in the '50s and hasn't stopped growing. Today there are more than 300 casinos in Nevada, with over 100 residing in Las Vegas.

Today Nevada is still the number one state in terms of total sports betting handle, which means the total amount wagered. New Jersey is close behind Nevada, even passing Nevada in certain months.

Las Vegas Nevada

Nevada Online Sports Betting

Online sports wagering is newer to Nevada residents while betting at casinos has been around for decades. Mobile betting is available on ten different apps. One downside of Nevada betting is the requirement of residents to register at a casino before being eligible to gamble online. Users have to go to the casino each sportsbook operates out of, provide a form of identification, and deposit a minimum of $25 - $100 before being eligible to bet through the app. Even non-Nevada residents can do this, although the hassle of going to a casino to register online can be time-consuming. The table below displays the available mobile apps.

Mobile App Name Casinos to Register at
Atlantis Race & Sports Atlantis Reno
B-Connected Sports Aliante, California, The Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Fremont, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam's Town, Suncoast
Caesars Sports Bailey's Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah's Casino Hotel Lake Tahoe, Harrah's Casino Hotel Reno, Harrah's Las Vegas, Harrah's Laughlin, Harvey's Resort, The LINQ, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort, Rio All-Suite Hotel
CG Technology Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock, M Resort, Palms, The Palazzo, The Venetian, Silverton,
Golden Nugget Golden Nugget
playMGM Aria, Bellagio, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, New York, Park MGM, The Mirage
NV Sports Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Rampart Casino, South Point Casino
STN Sports Boulder Station, Fiesta, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, Station, Wildfire Casinos
Treasure Island Treasure Island
Westgate Superbook Westgate Las Vegas
William Hill 4Queens, Binion's, Casino Royale, The D, Downtown Grand, Ellis Island, Hooters, Plaza, Silver Sevens, and SLS Las Vegas. William Hill is affiliated with dozens of other Nevada casinos as well.
Wynn Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Casino

What to Look for in an Online Sportsbook

When looking for a new online sportsbook, you need to find what best fits your style of gambling. Do you want the cheapest odds? Do you like custom building bets in a player props menu? Alternatively, is your primary concern finding a sportsbook that is easy to use?

Here is a list of the most important factors to remember when selecting an online sportsbook. All of these are standard in our review process and are carefully analyzed to give accurate and unbiased reviews.

Banking Options and Fees - Finding a sportsbook that makes it easy to deposit and withdraw money without fees is important to minimize your costs. Nevada sportsbooks don't typically charge fees to deposit money to use online, although they normally require a minimum deposit of around $25. This minimum deposit can range up to to $100, depending on the sportsbook. Comparing banking options will allow you to find a deposit method and minimum that meets your betting style.

Odds - As a finance major in college, odds have always been a careful consideration of mine. I've always compared prices of home goods across multiple sites, and you can bet I check every other website before letting Ticketmaster take a double-digit commission on my purchase. Some sportsbooks have tighter spreads (lower commissions), others don't. The simplest way to compare odds is to look at lines on the same games for different sportsbooks for a week or so. You'll notice general trends like one sportsbook offering 11 cent lines (-111) while another offers 15 cent lines (-110). Read our guide on How to Read Odds if you are new to sports betting on sports.

Sports and Bets Offered - A common misconception is that all sportsbooks offer the same sports and bets. This is far from the truth, as some sportsbooks offer more team and player prop bets, while others offer different sports and leagues.

Mobile Betting and Ease of Use - A good mobile app will load quickly, be easy to navigate, and offer as many bets as the physical brick-and-mortar sportsbook.

Customer Service - 24/7 support is vital to some bettors, while others may want to use online live chat during regular hours or receive an email back within one business day. Having access to quality customer support can be the cherry on top of an exceptional client experience.

Nevada Online Gambling

Las Vegas

While Nevada is known for having the most casinos per capita of any state, the Silver State does not offer all forms of online gambling. Nevada residents cannot play online casino games since they are not regulated. Nevada currently has no immediate plans to regulate online gambling, which makes sense given the casino infrastructure of the state.

Is online poker legal in Nevada?

Yes, Nevada legalized online poker in 2013. Nevada residents can legally play poker online, as well as poker rooms at casinos. Nevada currently has a multi-state poker compact with Delaware and New Jersey, which allows players from all three states to play against one another. Pennsylvania is expected to enter this compact as a fourth state in 2019.

Are daily fantasy sports legal in Nevada?

Daily fantasy sports are not illegal in Nevada. However, state laws require operators to apply for gaming licenses in the state. Neither FanDuel or DraftKings have applied for a license, and neither company accepts customers from Nevada.USFantasy was the only DFS company to operate in Nevada. That company has since gone bankrupt.

Does Nevada have a lottery?

No, Nevada is one of a handful of states that does not have a lottery system. There are no known plans to add a lottery system in Nevada.

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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.




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