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WNBA draft betting approved; no wagers yet

Updated April 16, 2020 - 6:28 pm

The Gaming Control Board approved betting on the WNBA draft Thursday, but it was unclear whether Las Vegas sportsbooks would have wagers available before selections begin Friday.

The draft begins at 4 p.m. Friday and will be televised on ESPN.

None of the four sportsbooks still operating their mobile apps during the casino shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic — Caesars Entertainment, Circa Sports, MGM Resorts International and William Hill — had WNBA draft props posted Thursday evening.

There won’t be any props posted on specific players. The Control Board said those props must be halted within 24 hours of the start of the draft, a time frame that has already passed.

The Control Board also approved betting on the Call of Duty League on Thursday after several other esports competitions were approved earlier in the week.

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

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