Sports betting is legal in 19 states in one way or another.
Those states are: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Other states will come online sometime in 2022. Some are a longer way off. In-person betting also exists in multiple states across the country, but the fastest growing part of the sports betting industry is in the online arena.
Here is a list of other legal online sports betting states.
Here's what you need to know about legal online sports betting in Nevada:
Can I legally bet online in Nevada?
Yes; if you are 21 or older. Online sports betting became legal in Nevada in 2010 with the launch of the first sports betting app. But gambling has been legal in the state since 1949.
How do I bet?
Sports betting accounts in Nevada must be created in person at a casino or sportsbook associated with the app you wish to play/bet with. A sports bettor in the state must all make a deposit with the casino to start wagering. Once you fill out the application, you can bet on sports anywhere within the state of Nevada by downloading the associated sports betting app to your application on your smartphone/mobile device/computer/any online device. You can also place bets at physical sportsbooks, of which there are plenty in the state.
Where can I bet?
Anywhere within the state’s boarders. You don’t need to be a resident of the state to sign up for an online account, but you do need to be in the state to place a bet – your smartphone or desktop plugin will use geolocation (“geofence”) technology to verify that your location when placing a wager. If you are a Nevada resident physically in another state, you will be blocked from placing a bet.
What can I bet on?
If it’s a sport, you can bet on it.
Who can I bet with?
Nearly every major casino brand in Nevada has an online sportsbook app. For a full list, visit PlayNevada.com.
Who oversees betting in Nevada?
The Nevada Gaming Commission.
-- FrontPageBets Staff
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