It wasn’t that long ago that in order to place a wager on sporting event in the state of Nevada, you had to physically go to a casino to place each bet.
While this wasn’t a big deal for those visiting Sin City, you can imagine the inconvenience it would cause for locals.
Tourists are already lodged up in the casinos, which have easily accessible sportsbooks inside their resorts. Locals on the other hand would be forced to deal with traffic, a major lack of parking and potentially long lines at the ticket window.
Luckily for everyone, those days are long gone. Mobile betting was first introduced in Nevada in 2010 and has grown quite a bit since. It’s now easier than ever to place a bet on a game.
It’s estimated that 50 to 75 percent of the sports wagering handle is generated from mobile apps. Let’s take a look at how it all works and how you can get in on the action.
How to Create Mobile Account(s) at Nevada Sportsbooks
While you won’t need to visit the casino every time you want to bet on a game once you have a mobile account created, you will be required to make an initial trip to your sportsbook of choice to get started.
All new accounts must be created in person. The good news is it doesn’t take long to get going. It typically only takes 10-15 minutes to get up and running.
For starters, you must be of the legal age (21) to sign up. You will be required to fill out an application, providing your name, address, date of birth and contact information.
You will also need to show a government-issued ID, as well as your Social Security number or tax ID number.
Note that there are multiple sportsbook operations in the state of Nevada. The account you create at a specific sportsbook will only work for those books that are run by that specific operation.
If you want multiple accounts, which is definitely a good idea, as you want the ability to shop for the best lines, you will need to go to each operation and get signed up for an account. Some operations are individually run, while others have multiple outlets.
*All of the available Nevada mobile sportsbook operations are listed in detail below
You are going to want to have the specific app for the operation you are signing up for downloaded prior to visiting the sportsbook.
How Las Vegas Sports Betting Apps Work
Once you have created an account and made your initial deposit (minimum $50 to $100), you will receive an account number or pin number that you will use to login on the app.
Not every app will look the same, but will work on the same principles. There will be an option to select the sport on which you are looking to place a wager.
From there you will see a list of available games for that sport with your standard betting options of the money line, spreads and totals.
Just find the game you are looking for, select the team you want to bet and enter the amount you want to risk. You will then be asked to confirm the bet.
Parlays, teasers, future wagers and live-betting are also available on most of the mobile apps.
This is basically identical to how you would place a bet at an online sportsbook.
The only catch is that you must be in the state of Nevada to use the app. All apps have a geolocation system built in that will ping your location to determine if you are inside the state border. Some apps will allow you to login outside of the state, while others will block access completely if not inside state lines.
Nevada Online Sportsbooks, Locations & App Specifications
*All Nevada sportsbook apps are available on both iOS and Android devices.
Westgate – “SuperBook”
It doesn’t get any bigger or better than Westgate. Formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton and later the LVH. It is home to the world’s largest sportsbook and widely considered to be the standard at which every other operation tries to meet.
This is one of several stand alone sportsbooks. Westgate is known for having some of the best odds in the business on parlays, teasers and futures. It also usually the first to post overnight lines.
Westgate introduced their mobile app, known as the SuperBook in 2016. It is run on the popular Miomni software and has seen drastic improvements made over the years.
Limits are lower on the app than in person, but a big draw to this book and app is that you can make your Super Contest picks right from the app.
If you live in the state of Nevada and are a sports betting enthusiasts, it would be wise to get an account setup at William Hill. This operation manages more sportsbooks than any other operator in the state.
There are more than 100 locations in the state of Nevada that you can visit to make a deposit on your account. These locations are not only in land-based casinos, but also available in local bars and taverns, as well as 7-Elevens.
Most of these establishments are run via kiosks (cash only), which you can use to deposit money or make a quick wager.
They also have what is known as a PayNearMe in all of their 7-Eleven stores. This is a cash transfer service, where players can use a merchant code to deposit cash (requires an email or phone call to William Hill to get the funds added).
Another great feature with William Hill is their rewards program. You get $1 back for every $500 bet on parlays and teasers and $1 back on every $1,000 wagered with straight bets.
South Point – “NV Sports Book”
The South Point is an independently run sportsbook that has grown quite a bit in popularity over recent years, in large part to their new VSIN network, a media service dedicated 100% to sports betting information.
The South Point’s mobile app is known as the NV Sports Book. It runs on the exact same software as William Hill, just with the odds generated at the South Point casino.
You can also visit the Rampart Casino to set up an account with South Point. Just note that your account is specific to where you sign-up.
MGM Resorts International – “PlayMGM”
Chances are if you are visiting Las Vegas, you will be staying at or near one of several MGM Resorts located on the strip. There are 10 major locations (listed below) that operate under the MGM Resorts.
This is easily one of the biggest tourist sportsbook operators in Nevada and those who choose to play with MGM Resorts will enjoy a unique mobile app, known as PlayMGM, which was created by IGT.
The PlayMGM app was first launched in 2016. You can create an account at any of the MGM Resorts. Initial funding must be made at one of these locations, though future deposits can be made using your mobile device.
There is a minimum first deposit of $100 and a minimum reload of $50. The minimum bet amount is $1.
- Circus Circus
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM Grand
- Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo)
- The Mirage
- New York-New York
Caesars Entertainment is one of the largest casino operations in the world and has several of the top spots tourists like to visit on the Las Vegas strip.
It’s sports betting app is run on the popular Miomni platform. Because they get a ton of recreational players, their lines may be inflated to the public money.
Caesars is the only casino company in Nevada that has books in Las Vegas, Laughlin, Reno and Lake Tahoe, making it very popular for residents in the northern and southern parts of the state.
- Caesars Palace
- The Linq
- Planet Hollywood
Those that have been around the industry will know that CG Technology was previously known as Cantor Gaming. It’s flagship location being the M Resort, which is located at the very south end of the Las Vegas valley.
Once considered to be one of the most modern sportsbooks in Nevada, has seen the gap between them and the other major sportsbooks close considerably. They are well known for being one of the first to post future odds and their willingness to accept much larger wagers than other books will allow.
All lines that you see posted on the board at any of the CG Technology sportsbooks are the same that will be offered on their mobile app.
There is a minimum first deposit of $100, which is also the same minimum for all future reloads. The minimum bet is $2.
- Hard Rock
- M Resort
- The Palazzo
- The Venetian
Boyd Gaming – “B-Connected Sports”
Boyd Gaming is a well-known sportsbook in the state of Nevada, but not one that tourists are likely all that familiar with. Most of its books aren’t located of the main Las Vegas strip.
One thing that makes Boyd Gaming a coveted mobile app is that it not only allows you to use your mobile device to bet on sports, but also horse racing.
A big downside for Boyd Gaming is that is fails in comparison to its competitors in their exotic selection. They also have poor odds for parlays, teasers and futures.
This is one operation where you won’t need to have the B-Connected Sports app downloaded before you visit. The link to download the app is only available after you have an account created.
- Eastside Cannery
- Gold Coast
- Jokers Wild
- The Orleans
- Sam’s Town
Station Casinos – “STN Sports”
Station Casinos is the most popular sportsbook operator for locals in the state of Nevada. All of it’s locations are within residential areas in the suburbs of Las Vegas.
Stations Casinos launched the STN Sports app in 2016. Not only do they offer sign-up bonuses, but they also have a great rewards system. Every $1 wagered gets you 1 point towards your Boarding Pass players club account.
- Red Rock Resort
- Green Valley Ranch
- Palace Station
- Santa Fe Station
- Texas Station
- Boulder Station
The Wynn is an independent operated sportsbook that uses the Wynn Mobile Sports app for it’s players.
You can download the app and complete the application before visiting the casino to finish setting up your account.
Wynn is known for their generous payouts, early betting lines and their willingness to accept high limits on wagers.
Wynn has a $100 minimum deposit for first time players and a $50 reload minimum.
The Golden Nugget is one of the top spots for old downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street. It too is independently run with their own mobile service, which launched back in 2017.
One thing to note about this sportsbook is you can expect some different odds available for the NBA, as the owner of this chain also owns the Houston Rockets. The sportsbook can not accept any wagers on the Rockets and must adjust odds to make up for this limitation.
Treasure Island is another independent operation that uses the standard Miomni app. The big thing to note is that this sportsbook has some of the lower limits, which makes it undesirable for the professional gamblers.