Casino gambling in Nevada is legal under the Nevada Gaming Control Act. Although casinos can legally welcome players aged 21 or over, in 2019 there is a push to lower the legal age to 18.
Nevadans and visitors flock to Nevada and its iconic Strip to enjoy some of the biggest casinos and entertainment centers in the US. Virtually all forms of gambling are legal and regulated.
Here is our Nevada online gambling overview. We will update you on the development of the 2020 legislation.
As everyone in the world probably knows, sports betting in Nevada is alive and well and has been for decades now. There are legal sportsbooks located throughout the state and are such a catalyst in the business, it’s Nevada where point spreads and moneylines are born. They are constantly updating their offerings as well as online sports betting will be legal in the state sometime in 2019 or 2020.
Just as with sportsbooks, Nevada is famous for its casinos. There are literally hundreds of casinos operating in the state with new offerings popping up every month. These casinos are the high-water mark in the gambling industry and every state with casinos advertises them as “Vegas-style” for a reason.
Not only is Nevada home to the biggest live poker tournaments in the world, but they also offer online poker. All online poker sites must be licensed in the state and follow their specific regulations but there are plenty of options to do just that.
Oddly enough, in a state where just about everything is legal and regulated, lotteries are not. Slot machines are available in gas stations and at the airports, but not lotto tickets. Many think it is not to distract from their other gambling options. Whatever the reason, there is no lottery in Nevada and it doesn’t look like there will be any time soon.
Just as with the lottery, gambling on fantasy sports seems like a no-brainer for a state such as Nevada. However, the industry has yet to get a foothold in the state. This is mostly due to the online aspect of DFS. Online gambling on sports is not yet available in the state so the major players like FanDuel and DraftKings have moved on. For now. Some sportsbooks do carry DFS as it is legal in the state but it will take some time before complete access for players.
Horse racing betting is legal in Nevada but, once again, comes with a few limitations. There are three major tracks in the state including White Pine Horse Races and Summit Raceway. There are also Off-Track Betting options as well. However, online gambling is not yet allowed in the state and, although that looks to change, for now, you can only play the ponies in person.