Nevada was the first state where sports betting was legal and regulated before the rapid expansion of wagering that began in 2018. And now most Las Vegas casinos offer mobile sports betting apps, meaning that you can bet on sports from anywhere within the state. Learn more about what casinos offer which apps for mobile sports betting in Las Vegas.
When did online gambling become legal in Nevada?
Nevada lawmakers signed AB 114 into law on Feb. 25, 2013. The law legalized online poker and authorized the issuance of online poker operator licenses in Nevada.
Nevada was the second state to legalize online poker, behind Delaware. In May 2013, Ultimate Poker was the first poker site to offer regulated real-money poker games online.
Can I play online casino games or just online poker?
Currently, online casino games are not legal in Nevada. Only online poker sites are licensed to operate in Nevada.
Will online casino games come to Nevada at some point?
It’s highly likely Nevada online casino games will eventually join online poker sites in providing gambling entertainment to the residents of the Silver State.
In fact, the law that legalized and regulated online poker in the state also allows for casino gambling. It only requires authorization for Nevada lawmakers.
The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee has addressed the original concerns that online casino games might cannibalize existing land-based casino revenues. They reference the successful New Jersey casino market as an example.
The successful launch of online poker in the state complete with efficient and accurate geolocation software and stringent age verification processes ensures compliance with all state gaming laws.
Some opposition to online casino games in Nevada remains, but support is growing. Even so, several operators are waiting for the green light.
Do Nevada casinos offer online sports betting?
Yes. There are several online sports betting apps in Nevada available. Of course, bettors must be within state lines to bet at a Nevada sportsbook.
Sports betting apps currently operating in Nevada include:
- B-Connected Sports
- Caesars Sports
- CG Technology
- Circa Sports
- Golden Nugget
- MGM Resorts
- NV Sports
- Station Casinos
- South Point
- Treasure Island
- Westgate SuperBook
- William Hill
What companies offer online poker in Nevada?
The closure of Ultimate Poker in November 2014, left two online poker rooms in Nevada.
WSOP.com, the home of the World Series of Poker, is the only active online poker room in Nevada.
Real Gaming Online Poker, South Point Hotel‘s online poker room, exists but is currently not active.
Can I earn Nevada casino rewards playing online poker?
Yes. Online poker players at WSOP.com can connect their online Action Club loyalty program memberships with their accounts at Caesars Entertainment’s Caesars Rewards program, allowing them to earn comps at Caesars properties through online play.
Can I play the World Series of Poker online?
Yes. Players have been able to play for a WSOP gold bracelet through online events since 2017.
Since then, online bracelet events have grown in number every year. The 2020 WSOP had plans for 14 bracelet events before it was canceled.
In 2018, New Jersey joined the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA) with Nevada and Delaware, making players from that state eligible to compete for in gold bracelet events at WSOP.com
The WSOP released its 2020 World Series of Poker schedule before the closing of casinos due to the coronavirus pandemic. The WSOP will be rescheduled sometime in the fall. The original online bracelet event scheduled included the following:
|Day, Date||Buy-in||Event||Starting Chips||Re-entries|
|TBD||$800||Freezeout Knockout Deepstack NLH||40,000||0|
|TBD||$500||8-Handed NLH Turbo Deepstack||40,000||1|
|TBD||$500||Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em||20,000||0|
|TBD||$1,000||No-Limit Hold’em Championship||20,000||1|
|TBD||$1,500||No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed||20,000||1|
|TBD||$3,200||High Roller NLH 8-Handed||25,000||1|
|TBD||$10,000||Super High Roller Championship||30,000||0|
|TBD||$500||No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack||40,000||1|
|TBD||$600||6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em||15,000||1|
|TBD||$500||Summer Saver No-Limit Hold’em||20,000||1|
When I play online poker in Nevada, am I just playing against other players in Nevada?
No. The Nevada government allows the state to enter into agreements with other states offering legal and regulated online gambling to share player pools.
In fact, MSIGA is one such agreement. Nevada and Delaware signed the agreement in 2015. New Jersey signed the agreement in 2018. That means players in Nevada can sit down at a virtual poker table and be playing with players from any of those three states.