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The basics of mobile sports betting in Las Vegas

Updated January 18, 2023 - 7:20 pm

Sports bettors in Nevada don’t need a physical ticket to cash a ticket.

Mobile betting has grown steadily over the past decade, and virtually all casino sportsbooks have a mobile app to allow betting on the go.

These are the basics of mobile betting (casino rules may vary):

1. Bettors must sign up for accounts in person. They will need a player’s card with the casino and photo ID and must fill out an application and tax form.

2. Once approved, bettors can make their first deposit over the counter. Amounts vary by casino, but the initial deposit usually must be at least $100. The various casinos offer various bonuses for new sign-ups.

3. Bettors then can download the relevant app and start placing wagers. Apps are available for iPhone and Android users.

4. Bettors do not have to be Nevada residents, but all bets must be made while the bettor is in the state. Geolocation must be turned on bettors’ phones for verification. Tourists can sign up for a mobile account, use it while they are in Las Vegas, then withdraw the money before returning home.

There are 10 mobile apps available in the Las Vegas Valley. (Note: William Hill operates its own app and Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill; the offerings and lines are identical):

Boyd Sports (Boyd Gaming)

— Affiliated casinos: Aliante Hotel, California Hotel, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Fremont, Gold Coast, Jokers Wild, The Orleans, Sam’s Town, Suncoast.

BetMGM (MGM Resorts)

— Affiliated casinos: Aria, Bellagio, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, The Mirage, New York-New York, Park MGM.

Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill

— Affiliated casinos: Bally’s, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah’s, The Linq Hotel, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort, Rio.

Circa Sports

— Affiliated casinos: Circa, The D Las Vegas, Golden Gate, The Pass.

Golden Nugget

— Affiliated casino: Golden Nugget.

South Point

— Affiliated casinos: Rampart Casino, South Point.

STN Sports (Station Casinos)

— Affiliated casinos: Boulder Station, El Cortez, Green Valley Ranch Resort, Palace Station, Red Rock Resort, Santa Fe Station, Sunset Station.

Resorts World

— Affiliated casino: Resorts World.

Westgate SuperBook

— Affiliated casino: Westgate.

William Hill

— Affiliated casinos: Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, Circus Circus, Downtown Grand, M Resort, Oyo Las Vegas, Palazzo, Plaza, Sahara Las Vegas, Silver Sevens, Silverton, The Strat, Tropicana, The Venetian.


— Affiliated casinos: Encore, Wynn Las Vegas.

Contact Jim Barnes at jbarnes@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0277. Follow @JimBarnesLV on Twitter.

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