Nevada legalized sports betting back in 1949 and the state enjoyed an effective monopoly on sportsbooks at casinos for more than half a century.
When PASPA (the law entrenching a federal ban on sports betting) was signed in 1992, Nevada continued to enjoy the revenue generated from land-based casinos. Even as the Internet emerged as a powerful force for commerce, online betting remained illegal, which helped to spawn the offshore sportsbook industry.
When PASPA was overturned by the US Supreme Court in 2018, Nevada was ready with a lineup of partners and technology providers that had been waiting on that change.
Is sports betting legal in Nevada?
Yes. The Nevada Gaming Commission has long maintained oversight of the industry and controlled which casinos and entities are permitted to open and offer gambling services.
Where can I bet at Nevada sportsbooks?
Resorts World Catskills (Monticello)
Most casinos in the state have long offered sportsbook services at the betting window, but just recently has opened up online/mobile betting to players. As you might expect, the array of choice is huge. Currently, these are the options for Nevada sports bettors looking to wager online.
Station Casinos (STN Sports)
Station Casinos owns Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch, along with Station, Fiesta, and Wildfire. Their sports betting app utilizes Miomni software and its monster in-game-betting menu.
MGM Resorts International (PlayMGM)
Launched the proprietary PlayMGM app (IGT) in 2016. Bettors can deposit and set up accounts at any MGM Resorts International property: Aria, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM, The Mirage, New York-New York, and Park MGM.
Formerly Cantor Gaming, this longtime bookmaker offer all the same mobile betting convenience and variety as available at land-based shops. These include Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock, M Resort, Palms, The Palazzo, Tropicana, The Venetian and Silverton.
European brand that was early to the US market by acquiring Lucky Sportsbook in 2012, acquiring mobile betting software in the process. At last count, there were in excess of 100 William Hill betting places in Nevada to get rolling with its app (land-based casino sportsbooks, bars and taverns, kiosks, 7-Elevens, etc).
Boyd Gaming (B-Connected)
The Nevada sports betting app in Mionmi and set-ups can occur at Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Fremont, California, Suncoast, the Orleans, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town.
Regarded as the top sportsbook in Vegas, it launched its mobile app in 2016 on Mionmi platform.
Another early mobile adopter (2017) also uses Miomni software.
Another Miomni platform subscriber, the Caesars mobile app offers all lines from its Nevada properties. They boast presences in Vegas, Laughlin, Reno and Lake Tahoe.
What about mobile sports betting apps in Nevada?
Stations Casinos was the first to move into the mobile betting ap market back in 2010. Operators of numerous casinos are the state, this was a successful trial in generating more betting handle and making sports betting in Nevada more convenient for residents.
Non-residents are permitted to download and sign up for the app. But location technology associated with smartphones ensure that bettors must be within state boundaries in order to place a bet.
As of 2020, eight different casino groups offer sports betting apps in Nevada. All are available in both Android and iOS and all require a $100 minimum deposit along with the usual personal information for setup (social security number and piece of government-issued identification). They include:
Stations (Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta and Wildfire-branded locations) – uses the proprietary STN Sports app however an initial deposit must be made in person at a sportsbook, while subsequent reloads can be done via prepaid card.
Treasure Island (Mionmi app)
Caesars (Mionmi app) – company owns properties not just in Las Vegas but in Reno, Laughlin and Lake Tahoe, opening the door for Nevada sports betting in the northern and southern parts of the state
MGM International (PlayMGM app must be initially funded at one of the group’s many casinos, including Aria, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM, The Mirage, New York-New York and the former Monte Carlo.
Will Hill – (download the app) – American spin-off of famed UK juggernaut William Hill purchased its way into the Nevada market in 2012 with its purchase of Lucky Sportsbook. That set up the company with mobile platform and a foothold in America. Sportsbooks, bars and even 7-Eleven stores offer deposit options for the Will Hill app.
CG Technology (download CGS app) – formerly Cantor Gaming, manages mobile play for many top Vegas sportsbooks, including Cosmopolitan, Palazzo, Silverton, Tropicana, Hard Rock, M Resort, Palms, Venetian. One of the first to offer meaningful live betting on sporting events.
Boyd Gaming (download B-Connected app, which uses Mionmi software) – betting and deposits available at Boyd-related casinos such as Aliante, Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California Hotel, Fremont, Main Street Station Casino and Brewery and Joker’s Wild Casino and Eldorado in Henderson, Nevada.
NV Sportsbooks (download the app) – Rampart Casino and Southpoint sportsbooks utilize the app and deposits can be made at those location.
Westgate (download Superbook mobile app) – generally regarded as the best live sportsbook experience in Vegas, the Superbook app was introduced in 2016. It utilizes Mionmi platform and is a favorite for Nevada mobile sports bettors.
Golden Nugget (download Golden Nugget mobile app) – uses Mionmi software.