Two of the sharpest sports wagering apps in Nevada are once again operational. The Westgate SuperBook and South Point have activated their respective sports betting apps ahead of their brick and mortar casino openings.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered casinos to close in March to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Only four Nevada sports wagering apps – BetMGM, Caesars, Circa Sports, and William Hill – kept their apps operating.
Last week, PlayNevada reported that the Westgate SuperBook would open its app in time for the huge UFC fight card this weekend. This week South Point announced its sports wagering app would return as well.
Existing customers for the four sportsbooks operating in March and April have been able to wager on games and fund their accounts with their mobile devices. However, since new mobile sports wagering accounts must be established in person in Nevada there was no way for someone to open a new account. That’s no longer the case for some sportsbook apps.
Restaurants throughout Nevada have made the best of the current situation by offering curbside pickup for customers looking for a meal cooked by someone else. Multiple sportsbook operators have now decided to offer curbside services for their customers as well.
The South Point sports wagering app announcement came with a unique way for guests to open new accounts and fund existing accounts. Sign-ups for new South Point sports wagering accounts and deposits for existing customers are now available daily from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the property’s valet entrance. Customers will be able to sign-up or make a deposit without leaving their car, to ensure safety and social distancing.
Circa Sports is offering a similar drive-up service for its customers at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino valet daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Existing customers can fund their accounts in person. New customers can open a sports wagering account and make a deposit. If a bettor has a winning sports wager ticket they can visit the Golden Gate and deposit the winning money into their sports wagering account. Additionally, customers can sign up for Circa Sports Millions and Circa Survivor contests.
William Hill is offering a drive-thru service for new and existing customers at four locations in Nevada on May 8 and 9:
- Alamo Casino Parking Lot: 8050 Dean Martin Drive Las Vegas, NV 89139
- Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Parking Lot: 4575 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89121
- Arizona Charlie’s Decatur Parking Lot: 740 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
- Sierra Sid’s Casino Parking Lot: 200 N McCarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431
William Hill is also offering a special “UFC Pay Per View” bonus this weekend for both new and existing users:
- New users are eligible for a $65 cash bonus. They must initially deposit and wager a minimum of $100 on UFC 249.
- Existing users re eligible for a $65 cash bonus when wagering a total of $249 on UFC 249.
The bonus of $65 is the cost to buy this weekend’s UFC Pay Per View on ESPN+.
Funding Mobile Accounts Without Visiting A Casino
Curbside and valet account funding is a useful service for many sports bettors. However, once an account is established most Nevada sportsbooks can be funded without visiting a casino. The South Point is the only currently operational sports wagering app where players cannot deposit and withdraw funds using Play+ account.
Setting up a Play+ account from the individual sports wagering apps is simple:
- Go to the “My Account” in the appropriate sports wagering app
- Select deposit or withdraw
- Join Play+
- Enter the date of birth and social security number
- Read terms and conditions
- Click agree and the account is set up to withdraw or fund an account
Nevada has mobile sports wagering deposit and withdrawal rules that are different from most other states. While it may be more convenient to manage sports wagering funds from a mobile device, the service comes with fees.
There is no fee to have an account or deposit and withdraw funds. However, each sportsbook has different fees that can be almost 3%. The individual sports wagering apps have details on which fees are applicable.