As the gambling capital of the United States, it’s no surprise that Nevada has a large and well-regulated sports betting market.
Sports betting has been legal in Nevada since the mid-1900s, and online sports betting has been live for over a decade. Bettors can choose from over a dozen online sports betting apps but must register in person at a partnered casino before getting started.
Here’s everything you need to know about online sports betting in Nevada.
Details About Sports Betting in Nevada
- Sports betting has been legal in Nevada for several decades, and Nevada was the first state to begin accepting online sports bets in 2010.
- While the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that was introduced in 1992 prohibited state-sanctioned sports betting, states like Nevada that already had statewide sports betting were exempt from this law.
- STN Sports was the first sportsbook to go live in Nevada, and now the state is home to over a dozen active online sportsbooks.
- While there are several online sportsbooks available in Nevada, the state requires bettors to register in person before being able to place bets online. This makes Nevada one of two states, alongside Illinois, to maintain this unique requirement.
- To deposit funds when using an online sports betting app in Nevada, bettors either need to take a trip to a casino to make a deposit in person or use a third-party payment processor like Play+.
- Individuals can also place bets on sporting events at nearly 200 retail sports betting locations throughout Nevada, many of which are kiosks belonging to William Hill.
- Regulators in Nevada have allowed bettors to place wagers on esports events since 2017, and the state is working to establish an official commission to govern esports separate and aside from traditional sports.
Recent Sports Betting News in Nevada
Nevada has an incredibly rich history surrounding sports betting and gambling. Originally legalizing sports betting in 1949, Nevada’s sports betting industry has long been one of the largest in the country and has continued to grow with the introduction of online sports betting in 2010. Here are some of the most recent updates regarding sports betting in Nevada.
- August 3, 2022: FanDuel Sportsbook comes to Nevada in name only as it is announced as the new brand name for the sportsbook inside the downtown Fremont Hotel Casino with casino owner Boyd Gaming continuing to oversee sports betting operations.
- July 12, 2022: Circa Sports, one of Nevada’s mobile sportsbook operators, announces the return of Circa Million and Circa Survivor. These events allow sports bettors to take part in a multi-week competition to win up to $6 million.
- June 30, 2022: Nevada sportsbooks take in about $27 million in revenue in May, which marks a 1% decrease from May 2021.
- May 27, 2022: Nevada’s sports betting handle in April hit a monthly record, totaling $582.5 million. This represents a 28.1% year-over-year increase. However, the handle was down 32.5% from March.
- May 13, 2022: DraftKings CEO Jason Robins states that the company would be interested in expanding to Nevada but is opposed to the state’s in-person registration requirement, making it unlikely that the sportsbook will launch in Nevada in the near future.
- May 6, 2022: Caesars announces in its Q1 earnings report that it expects to migrate its sports betting app to its Liberty sports betting platforms by the end of the year.
- April 19, 2022: Circa Sports plans to expand its operations in Nevada with the opening of a new sportsbook at Legends Bay Casino in summer 2022.
- February 16, 2022: The NFL Super Bowl once again brings many bettors to Nevada as the state’s sportsbooks take in over $179.8 million in bets on the game. This represents a 13.4% increase from the state’s previous Super Bowl betting record of $158.6 million.
- January 20, 2022: The Nevada Gaming Commission approves remote registration only for casino accounts, and momentum to end the in-person registration requirement continues to build.
Online Sports Betting Apps Available in Nevada
Nevada currently has 13 online sports betting apps that bettors can use to place bets and view odds on sporting events. After choosing and downloading an app, you’ll have to visit the casino that the app is partnered with to register before being able to place any bets online. Sportsbook apps like William Hill are easier to get started with thanks to the number of casinos they have in Las Vegas, while others may only have one or two venues to choose from.
Here’s a complete list of all of the online sports betting apps currently available in Nevada.
|Sportsbook||Partner||Tech Supplier||Venue||Launch Date|
|Atlantis Race & Sports||Atlantis Casino||Stadium Technology Group||Atlantis Casino||Apr. 22, 2015|
|BetMGM||MGM Resorts||Entain||MGM Resorts||Mar. 9, 2020|
|B Connected Sports||Boyd Gaming||IGT||Boyd Gaming||Sept. 9, 2020|
|Circa Sports||Circa Resort & Casino||Stadium Technology Group||Circa Resort & Casino||Jun. 4, 2019|
|Caesars Sportsbook||Caesars Entertainment||Scientific Games||Caesars Entertainment||Sept. 6, 2017|
|Golden Nugget||Golden Nugget Casino||Stadium Technology Group||Golden Nugget Casino||Jan. 24, 2017|
|Rampart Sports||Rampart Casino||Stadium Technology Group||Rampart Casino||Sept. 5, 2013|
|South Point||South Point Casino||Stadium Technology Group||South Point Casino||Sept. 5, 2013|
|STN Sports||Station Casinos||Stadium Technology Group||Station Casinos||2010|
|TI Sports||Treasure Island Hotel & Casino||Miomni Gaming||Treasure Island Hotel & Casino||Jul. 27, 2015|
|Westgate SuperBook||Westgate Las Vegas||IGT||Westgate Las Vegas||Jan. 19, 2016|
|William Hill||Find More Information||William Hill||Find More Information||Aug. 17, 2012|
|Wynn Sports||Wynn Resorts||Miomni Gaming||Wynn Resorts||Feb. 2016|
Are Daily Fantasy Sports Apps Legal in Nevada
Daily fantasy sports (DFS) apps let users build fantasy teams and compete against other users in daily contests for cash and other prizes. Due to the nature of these contests, some states view them as games of skill while others view them as games of chance. As a result, the legality of these apps is sometimes unclear.
Despite Nevada’s long history of sports betting, DFS contests are currently not available in the state. In 2015, Nevada’s attorney general declared that the contests are either sports pools, gambling games, or lotteries. Due to this, DFS platforms are required to obtain gambling licenses to operate in the state, and none have done so as of yet.
How to Place Responsible Sports Bets in Nevada
Any person 21 or older can start betting on sports in Nevada by visiting a retail sportsbook or registering in person to use an online sports betting app.
Any person interested in sports betting should take the time to learn responsible sports betting practices to minimize the impact that gambling has on their lives.
Keep these responsible gambling practices in mind when betting on sports in Nevada:
- Don’t bet while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Don’t chase your losses.
- Set and stick to a gambling budget.
- Don’t borrow money to gamble.
- Take breaks to avoid developing a compulsive gambling habit.
- Quit sports betting altogether and seek help immediately if you believe you might be addicted to gambling.
- Only use sports betting apps that are licensed to operate in Nevada.
Problem gambling is a serious issue that any person interested in sports betting should be aware of before placing their first bet.
The Nevada Council on Problem Gambling offers several resources to help bettors who have developed a problematic gambling habit. You can also contact the National Council on Problem Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700 for assistance.
Nevada Sports Betting FAQs
|Is online sports betting legal?||Yes|
|Is mobile sports betting legal?||Yes|
|Is betting legal at retail locations?||Yes|
|Minimum legal gambling age||21+|
Editor’s Note: Information accurate as of July 2022.