The state of Nevada has been taking bets on sports since roughly 1949. Las Vegas, in particular, is viewed as the epicenter of sports betting and the sportsbooks are always abuzz for major events like the Super Bowl and March Madness, but cheers and jeers and applause and boos can be heard on a daily basis, whether you are there for an NFL Sunday, a college basketball Saturday, or a random weeknight.
It doesn’t matter what is going on. Sports are almost always on TV and betting is almost always being done by people in the state of Nevada. Nevada offers both retail betting with kiosks and betting windows in every casino that has a sportsbook. Mobile and online betting are also allowed from anywhere in the state.
In the post-PASPA world, Nevada still remains the king, but its stranglehold on the market dwindles from time to time as New Jersey has become the East Coast King of betting. There is still something special and romantic about Vegas and all of the sportsbooks and the big amphitheaters for watching games, but there are a lot more options than there used to be and that is good for the consumer.
It has also forced sportsbook operators like Circa, Westgate Superbook USA, and South Point to be more aggressive and stand out among the other competitors. Many of the names that you know and are familiar with from Las Vegas are also present in other states and that will only continue to grow as more and more states adopt legalized wagering.
How Do I Bet on Sports in Nevada?
You can bet on sports just about anywhere and everywhere in the state of Nevada. Operators like William Hill, BetMGM, and Caesars are international brands and there are several other local operators like Circa, Westgate, South Point, and more. To this point, Nevada has been able to keep out operators like DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, and the other European companies like 888sport that have made it into the market in other states. The casino corporations still hold a large amount of pull in Nevada.
All in all, there really isn’t much that needs to be said about Nevada. It is a mature market without a lot of new faces that remains the heart of sports betting in the United States. That market share obviously isn’t what it used to be in the age of legalized sports wagering across the country, but Nevada is still the crème de la crème for taking bets.