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Nevada Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

Want to bet on the Golden Knights, Las Vegas Raiders, or other pro sports teams? Then you’re going to need an online sports betting account.

While Nevada has been the premiere gambling state for decades (it became legal in Las Vegas in 1931), online sports betting has only been around since 2010. Today residents of the Silver State can legally bet on sports at brick-and-mortar casinos, on mobile phones and computers.

This guide breaks down the best Nevada sports betting sites by comparing the total number of sports and bets offered, odds, live betting features, mobile apps, educational resources, ease of use, as well as current bonuses and promotions.

Best Online Sports Betting Apps in Nevada 2021

  • BetMGM – Best Overall
  • William Hill – Good Odds
  • Caesars – Best for Caesars Rewards Members
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Great Mobile App
4stars
Make no mistake, despite being a casino-based brand, MGM is all-in on online sports betting. The BetMGM app provides users with a wide collection of sports and bets to wager on, in addition to a full suite of casino and poker games (if available in your state). Read full review

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Good Odds
4stars
William Hill combines excellent odds and new customer bonus offers with an above-average mobile app. While I wish the sportsbook offered more education and ongoing promotions, there is a lot to like about William Hill. Read full review

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Best for Caesars Rewards Members
3.5stars
Unless you are already a Caesars Rewards member who visits Caesars brick-and-mortar casinos, the Caesars Sportsbook struggles to compete with competitors that offer a wider variety of bets, better mobile apps and education, and higher quality promotions. Read full review


Best Betting Odds in Nevada

To determine which Nevada sports betting sites offer the best odds, we recorded and analyzed data from hundreds of games for spread, moneyline, and total bets. The sportsbooks that provide the best odds for each sport are listed below.

Feature BetMGM William Hill Caesars
NFL Moneyline Average Good Good
NFL Spread Below Average Average Average
NFL Total Below Average Average Average
NBA Moneyline Average Best Best
NBA Spread Average Average Average
NBA Total Average Average Average
NHL Moneyline Average Good Good
NHL Spread Worst Best Best
NHL Total Below Average Average Below Average
Soccer Moneyline Good Average Good
NCAAF Moneyline Average Good Best
NCAAB Moneyline Good Best Best
Odds 2.5 5 5

Deposit Options

Here is a comparison of deposit options among top Nevada sports betting apps.

Feature BetMGM William Hill Caesars
Minimum Deposit $10 $5 $10
Total Deposit Methods 8 5 7
Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card $0/Varies $20/$1,000 Varies
Deposit Min/Max - PayPal $10/Varies $5 Varies
PayPal No Yes Yes
Deposit - Debit/Credit Card Yes Yes Yes
Deposit - Online Bank Transfer (ACH) Yes Yes Yes

Withdrawal Options

Here is a comparison of withdrawal options at top Nevada sports betting apps.

Feature BetMGM William Hill Caesars
Minimum Withdrawal $10 $20 $10
Total Withdrawal Methods 6 6 5
Withdrawal Min/Max - PayPal $10/Varies $20 $10/Varies
Withdrawal - Online Bank Transfer (ACH) Yes Yes Yes
Withdrawal - PayPal Yes Yes Yes
Withdrawal - Prepaid Gift Card Yes Yes Yes


Nevada Online Sports Betting Timeline

Nevada, specifically Las Vegas, has been the gambling capital of the United States for decades. Grandfathered in from old laws, Nevada has hundreds of casinos, many of which offer retail sportsbooks. The birth of online betting apps in Nevada is relatively new by comparison:

  • 2010 - Online sports betting becomes available to Nevada residents in 2010. Unfortunately, users are required to first register at a casino with a valid ID before placing bets online.
  • 2013 - Online poker and online casino games becomes available to Nevada residents.
  • 2021 - There are 14 sportsbooks offering online sports betting in Nevada. Most companies provide trimmed-down versions of what you would find in other states, mostly because there is a casino on every corner in Nevada that also offers sports betting.

Best Nevada Sportsbooks Summary

Below is a summary of the best online sportsbooks currently available in Nevada.

SportsbookMinimum DepositSports & Bets OfferedOddsMobile BettingBonuses & PromotionsLive BettingOverallVisit Site
BetMGM$10 4.5 Stars 2.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4.5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars N/A
William Hill$5 4 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 3.5 Stars 4 Stars N/A
Golden Nugget$10 4 Stars 4 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars 4 Stars N/A
Caesars$10 3.5 Stars 5 Stars 3 Stars 3.5 Stars 3 Stars 3.5 Stars N/A


BetMGM 4stars

BetMGM

Make no mistake, despite being a casino-based brand, MGM is all-in on online sports betting. The BetMGM app provides users with a wide collection of sports and bets to wager on, in addition to a full suite of casino and poker games. Read full review

Minimum deposit: $10

Why choose BetMGM?


  • Ability to edit open bets. BetMGM is one of the only sportsbooks that allows bettors to modify an open wager. This type of flexibility is a cool feature for those who enjoy live betting.
  • Bonuses: Promotions change throughout the year, but typically BetMGM offers a risk-free bet up to $600, as well as an array of ongoing seasonal promotions. Keep in mind there are typically rollover requirements attached to each bonus.

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William Hill 4stars

William Hill

William Hill combines excellent odds and new customer bonus offers with an above-average mobile app. While I wish the sportsbook offered more education and ongoing promotions, there is a lot to like about William Hill. Read full review

Minimum deposit: $5

Why choose William Hill?


  • Good for spread bettors. For 2019 – 2020, William Hill offered the No. 1 odds on MLB and NHL spread bets, the No. 2 odds on NBA moneyline bets, and the No. 5 odds on soccer and NFL moneyline bets. (These results are based on data we collected from 21 sportsbooks.)
  • Bonuses: Promotions change throughout the year, but typically William Hill offers risk-free bets up to $500 for new bettors. Keep in mind there are typically rollover requirements attached to each bonus.

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Caesars 4stars

Caesars

Caesars rewards members who are familiar with the Caesars brand and enjoy racking up rewards points. The Caesars sportsbook isn't shy about how many online casino games it offers, which is okay. Still, users sticking solely to sports betting should consider other options. Read full review

Minimum Deposit: $10

Who should consider Caesars Sportsbook PA?


  • Sports bettors who also enjoy casino games. Caesars offers hundreds of online slots and casino games such as roulette, blackjack, and video poker.
  • MLB and NHL bettors. Caesars offers the best odds on NHL moneyline bets, the second-best odds on NHL spread bets, the second-best odds on MLB spread bets and the third-best odds on MLB moneyline bets.
  • Bonuses: Promotions change throughout the year, but typically Caesars offers a 100% first-time deposit match up to $300. Keep in mind there are typically rollover requirements attached to each bonus.

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How do I bet online in Nevada?

  1. 1. Create an account. Every online sportsbook has an online website as well as a mobile app. To create an account on the app or website, you will need your name, address, phone number, and email address. Some sportsbooks might ask for more information such as social security number; which is normal.
  2. 2. Fund the account. Deposit money into your newly created account. In Nevada, standard banking methods include credit/debit cards, PayPal, ACH (e-check), Bank Transfers, Play+ Cards, and PayNearMe.
  3. 3. Add your bet(s) to the betslip. To do this, click on the bet that you want to place.
  4. 4. Select the wager amount. Enter the amount of money you want to wager. The bet slip will display your total wager and potential payout. Keep in mind, the potential payout includes the money that you are wagering. For example, in the screenshot below, you are betting $10 to win $8.80. Thus, the potential payout is $18.80 (total wager $10 + potential winnings $8.80).
  5. 5. Finalize the bet. Place your bet and set an alarm for game time!

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    What types of gambling are legal in Nevada?

    Nevada has quite a selection of online gaming products to choose from. Here are the forms of gambling that are legal in Nevada:

    • Online Sports Betting - Legal
    • Online Horse Betting - Legal
    • Daily Fantasy Sports - Legal
    • iGaming (online slots) - Not legal
    • Online Poker - Legal
    • Online Lottery - Not Offered
    • Offshore Sportsbooks - Not legal

    Nevada Online Poker

    All online poker in Nevada is run through the World Series of Poker (WSOP) app. WSOP is the only legal app in the state, and individuals must be within state lines to play for real money. Anyone who is 21 years of age or older is able to play online poker. Since Nevada has joined the Multi-State Internet Gaming Association, Nevada residents can play poker with residents of Delaware and New Jersey.

    Popular Nevada Sports Teams

    Nevada is fortunate to have two professional sports teams and college powerhouses such as Nevada and Nevada State. Residents of Nevada can bet on all professional and collegiate teams , which includes the following professional teams:

    What sports leagues can I bet on in Nevada?

    Almost all domestic and international leagues are available to bet on with Nevada sportsbooks:

    • Football - NFL, NCAA, CFL
    • Basketball - NBA, NCAA, WNBA, International Leagues
    • Soccer - English Premier League, MLS, International Leagues
    • Baseball - MLB + International Leagues
    • Hockey - NHL + International Leagues
    • Golf - PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, International Leagues
    • Tennis - All Major U.S. Tournaments + International Matches
    • Other Sports - UFC/MMA, Motor Sports, Boxing, Cricket, etc.

    How to Read Odds

    Odds represent the likelihood of an outcome occurring. In sports betting, each team is assigned odds that represent the likelihood of them winning the game. American odds are what you will see displayed on every U.S. sportsbook and sports betting app.

    The first thing you will notice when reading odds will be that:

    • Odds have either a plus or minus in front of them.
    • Odds are in terms of 100.

    Betting Odds are written in terms of 100 as an industry standard. The easiest way to think of the plus and minus signs is as follows: If it is a plus, you will receive more than a $100 payout on a $100 bet. If it is a minus, you will have to bet more than $100 to win a $100 payout.

    Thankfully, you can view your potential winnings on each bet before placing it at an online sportsbook. That said, it is beneficial to understand the betting odds.

    Keep in mind for both spreads and totals, if the game ends in a draw for the bet, you get your stake back but do not win or lose any additional money.


    What is a Moneyline bet?

    A moneyline bet is a wager on which team will win the game outright. Both the favorite and the underdog are given odds to win the game. View sample bet slip.

    Moneyline Odds How to Read it What it Means
    Lions +130 Lions plus 130 By betting $100 you will win $130 if the Lions win
    Packers -150 Packers minus 150 To win $100, you must wager $150 on the Packers to win

    What is a Spread bet?

    A spread bet is a wager on which team will cover the spread or point spread. Underdogs will be given additional points with the spread, while the favorite will have to win by a certain amount of points to cover the spread. View sample bet slip.

    Spread Odds How to Read it What it Means
    Lakers + 5 (-110) Lakers plus 5 points at minus 110 odds The Lakers must win the game, or lose by less than 5 for you to win your bet
    Rockets -5 (-110) Rockets minus 5 points at minus 110 odds The Rockets must win the game by more than 5 points for you to win your bet. A tie is a push, meaning you don't win or lose.

    What is an Over/Under (Total) bet?

    An over/under bet focuses on how many points are scored, regardless of who wins the game. After a total point score has been set, bettors can wager whether the game's actual score will be over or under the preset point score. View sample bet slip.

    Total Odds How to Read it
    Over 7 (-115) In order to win $100, you must bet $115 on the overall combined run score to be higher than 7
    Under 7 (-110) In order to win $100, you must wager $110 on the total combined run score to be less than 7

    More of a visual person? Here's a YouTube video covering moneyline, spread, and total bets.

    What is a Parlay bet?

    A parlay bet is a group of bets, typically spread, moneyline, or total bets, combined into one bet to increase the payout odds. Every separate bet must win to win a parlay bet. View example bet slip.


    What is a Future bet?

    A futures bet is a bet on an event that takes place in days, weeks, or months. The most common future bets are placed on what team will win the finals before the season starts. View example bet slip.

    What are Bonus Rollover Requirements?

    Rollover requirements are requirements bettors MUST fulfill before they can withdraw the bonus money. Each type of bonus has different terms and conditions, which you should examine before accepting.

    Rollover requirements for sports betting often range between 1X-10X, with some extreme requirements going all the way up to 15X. For example, let’s say you deposit $100 and receive a $50 bonus with a 5X rollover. Before you can withdraw the $50 in bonus funds, you have to wager $750 (($100 + $50)x5). Clearly, the $50 bonus is a lot harder to obtain if you don’t bet frequently.

    This table gives you an idea of how much you will have to wager before withdrawing your bonus at multiple rollover rates. We will assume each deposit made is $100.

    Bonus Percentage ($100 Deposit) Bonus Amount Bonus Withdrawal with 1X Rollover Bonus Withdrawal with 3X Rollover Bonus Withdrawal with 5X Rollover Bonus Withdrawal with 10X Rollover
    25% Deposit Match $25 (100+25)x1 = $125 (100+25)x3 = $375 (100+25)x5 = $625 (100+25)x10 = $1,250
    50% Deposit Match $50 (100+50)x1 = $150 (100+50)x3 = $450 (100+50)x5 = $750 (100+50)x10 = $1,500
    100% Deposit Match $100 (100+100)x1 = $200 (100+100)x3 = $600 (100+100)x5 = $1,000 (100+100)x10 = $2,000


    Is Sports Betting Legal in NV (Nevada)?

    Sports betting is legal in Nevada at brick-and-mortar casinos and online. (The first legal sports bet in Nevada took place in 2010. Before that, nobody saw nuthin’ .) Residents have to register for online sports betting at a casino before being able to bet on sports online.

    How old do you have to be to bet on sports in Nevada?

    Anybody who is 21 years or older can bet on sports in Nevada. As long as you are 21 and within state lines, you do not have to be a Nevada resident to bet on sports.

    If you live in Nevada and travel to a state that does not have legal betting, you will not be able to bet. Your phone or laptop uses geo-technology to make sure you are within state lines. The only people prohibited from betting on sports include athletes, coaches, refs, and other related personnel.

    Do you have to pay taxes on sports betting in NV?

    According to the IRS, “Gambling winnings are fully taxable, and you must report the income on your tax return.” Form W-2G is used to report gambling winnings and gambling losses, which may be deduced if adequately itemized.

    For online gambling winnings, residents must send in Form W-2G when certain winning thresholds are reached. For example, if you win more than $600 (or at least 300 times the wager amount), you must complete the form when you file your taxes.

    Does Nevada offer an online lottery?

    No, the Nevada lottery does not currently offer any online games or tickets.

    Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal in Nevada?

    DraftKings is not yet legal in Nevada.

    Is FanDuel Sportsbook legal in Nevada?

    FanDuel is not yet legal in Nevada.

    Is Bovada legal in Nevada?

    Bovada, BetOnline, and MyBookie are considered offshore sportsbooks and are illegal. These sportsbooks are not approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which regulates all legal Nevada sportsbooks.

    Methodology

    For Moneyline.com’s annual best online sportsbooks review, we collected more than 36,000 data points over five months from 20 sportsbooks that serve 11 states where full-scale mobile betting is legalized. Hundreds of hours were spent testing and scoring each sportsbook (mobile and online/desktop) in seven core categories: sports and bets offered, odds, live betting, mobile betting, education, ease of use, and bonuses and promotions. The results determined each sportsbook’s overall rating.

    Data from more than 1,700 bets (including moneyline, spread and total bets) was used to generate each sportsbook’s comparative odds ranking. Leagues and bet types collected include NCAA football moneyline bets, NCAA basketball moneyline bets, NFL moneyline, spread and total bets, NBA spread, moneyline and total bets, NHL moneyline, puckline and total bets, and soccer 3-way result (moneyline) bets. When collecting odds, we made sure to collect the same games at the same time for each sportsbook, ensuring data accuracy.

    About Moneyline.com’s chief sportsbook researcher, Joey Shadeck: I’ve been a hobby sports bettor for more than six years, placing hundreds of bets on my favorite sports (football, basketball, MMA) and teams (Packers, Spartans, and whoever is playing the Lions). Beyond sports betting, I’m known for saying “Wanna bet on it?” in almost any situation and that is how I found out I can eat 42 chicken nuggets in less than 20 minutes.

    As of February 2021, 22 different states have legalized sports betting to some capacity. Of those 22 states, the following 11 have legalized full-scale mobile betting: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada (must register in-person), New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.



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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is the lead writer for Moneyline.com and content strategist for Reink Media Group. He has closely tracked sports betting in the United States for the last two years, compiling hundreds of data points across dozens of sportsbooks. He has 6 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.




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