Here is our quick Las Vegas (NV) online sports betting overview. We keep you updated on the laws, betting sites, mobile apps, Nevada’s casinos and gambling locations in 2019/2020.
Can I bet online if I live in Las Vegas?
Yes, Las Vegas gamblers can enjoy sports betting online (only via mobile apps though). Regulated online sportsbooks are linked to existing online casinos and land-based establishments (MGM sportsbooks, Planet Hollywood Racebook) in Sin City. You can place bets via mobile apps (William Hill NV) for real money and earn deposit bonuses. In-play wagering and parlays are also permitted online.
Some of the greatest betting locations in Las Vegas in 2019/2020 include:
- MGM Grand Race & Sportsbook
- Caesar’s Palace Sportsbook
- Superbook at the Westgate.
- Planet Hollywood Racebook & Sportsbook
- MGM Mirage Sportsbook
- The Book at the Linq
- Wynn Race & Sports
- Venetian Sportsbook
- and more…
Sports Betting & Gambling Laws in Las Vegas
Las Vegas used to be one of the only places in the United States where sports betting was legal. In fact, Nevada was the first state in the union to legalize betting on sports and matches.
Sports betting in Las Vegas was already legal when PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) was passed back in 1992. The new ban on betting on single matches didn’t apply to Nevada plus several states who already had some form of legalized sports gambling.
Las Vegas gambling on sports was worth $314m in May 2019. And there are plenty of places to have a bet. The Westgate Las Vegas Casino covers almost 25,000 square feet and comes equipped with 4K monitors so gamblers can watch their bets come in.
What bets you can place in Las Vegas
You can make sports bets on dozens of markets (boxing, MMA, UFC, NFL and MLB are the most popular). If you live in Las Vegas you can bet on point spreads, point totals, props (proposition bets), and moneylines. In-play betting is also permitted on sports at brick ‘n’ mortar sportsbooks through the city.
Point spread: Choose the favorite to beat the point spread or back the underdog to lose by less than the spread.
Propositions: A novelty bet on an event taking place during a game.
Moneyline: A fixed odds bet on the winner of a game.
Totals: A bet on the total points during a period of the game, or the whole game.
Parlays: An accumulator bet on the outcome of several matches or games.
In 2019, Caesars Entertainment and TV network ESPN signed a wide-ranging deal including sports betting-themed content. A new studio will be created at Las Vegas’s LINQ Hotel & Casino for the venture and new material will be created for ESPN’s Daily Wager sports betting show.