Las Vegas Sports Betting Apps
Sports betting in Nevada has also made its way to being available on apps for your smart phone. This serves a major convenience for any resident that doesn’t feel like getting over to the nearby casino. Or if you live in a “middle of nowhere” section of Nevada and have to travel a distance to go to any casino. Or if you just came to Vegas for a few days but knew you would be tied up for too much of it to get over to the sportsbook and place the bet yourself.
The Sign-up Process
Creating the account is pretty easy. It needs to be done in person, but you can be up and running in short order. You can do this without being a Nevada resident, or even a USA Citizen. You just need to be 21. You have to provide your social security number along with all of your basic contact information. It’s all pretty standard stuff you’ve probably already done a million times. There are no surprises. And any withdrawal you eventually make you also have to do at the casino.
How the Apps Work
After you’ve opened the account, the next step is adding the app to your smart phone. At the sportsbook, you’ll have been given an account number along with a PIN which serves as your password. Once you’ve logged in, now it’ll just feel like you’re in the sportsbook again. The board comes up with all of the sports. After you’ve clicked on the sport, the next screen shows what different types of bets you can make. Straight bet, teaser or parlay, etc. It’s very easy and convenient.
Once you’re done submitting your bets, it will show you a screen of everything you just selected, confirming this is what you really want. In other words, you essentially get to click “yes” twice. This will keep you from screwing up your bet because once it’s in, it can’t be taken back. If you leave Nevada, it won’t work. You can still log in and look at the lines, but a locator will determine if the app is or isn’t being used within Nevada boundaries. If you are not, it will simply deny your bet and informing you that you are out of state.
Where You Can Open Accounts
There are 7 different companies operating sports betting apps in Nevada. Listed below are who is who, specific details about each one, and which casinos are linked to them. All of these apps can be used on iOS or Android.
William Hill: This is the largest sportsbook operator in Nevada, and William Hill has now introduced kiosks available for deposit. There are a lot of locations in the Las Vegas/Henderson area. They are: Railroad Pass, Casino Valle Verde, Club Fortune, Longhorn, Skyline, Emerald Island, The D, Tuscany, Hooters, Four Queens, Binion’s, SLS, Alamo, Golden Gate, The Westin, Downtown Grand, Ellis Island, Silver Sevens, Casino Royale, and the Plaza. Dispersed around Vegas are also dozens of bars called PT’s or Sean Patrick’s which also allow deposit.
William Hill also allows PayNearMe as a deposit option. You can access this at any 7-11 in Nevada. Your first deposit has to be $100. If you are deposit again, and are at a kiosk, you can deposit as little as $5. The minimum bet is $2. Players get cash back too. For every $500 bet on parlays or teasers, you get $1. For straight bets it is for every $1,000. The William Hill app accepts bets on all of the major sports you would normally see. In game betting is also an option for NFL, NBA, the big college football games, and college hoops.
NV Sports Books: South Point is the main leader for NV Sports Books. But you can also open an account at Cannery, Eastside Cannery, and Rampart. The app is the same as William Hill’s, but not the lines. NV Sports also offers a wide selection on props bets. Its lines however are independent, and there are all sorts of exotic prop bets you can make too. One thing to note is wherever you opened your account becomes your home location, and is the only place you can withdraw or deposit. Deposits start at $100, and you can cash out any amount you want. If you redeposit, they start at $50. The minimum bet is $2. No comps.
Boyd Gaming: This app is called Miomni. Everything you see on the board at Boyd Gaming sportsbook is also on the app. Tp an open an account you go downtown to the Fremont or California. Other locations around Las Vegas are at Sam’s Town, the Orleans, the Goldcoast, or the Suncoast. What’s nice about this one is you can download the app and see the lines before taking any other steps to open an account. This probably draws in a lot of customers if they happen to have the best line on a particular game. The minimum deposit is only $50, and you can withdraw whatever. The minimum bet is $2, and if you redeposit, that number stays at $50. You cannot bet greater than $500 and there are no comps, or prop bets you can make. It’s fairly limited, but the freedom to view its lines at no expense of time or money makes it stand out.
Aliante Casino: They also use Miomni, but their lines are independent. Every line at the casino is on the app. Aliante offers you an enticingly cheap deal on parlays and teasers. It is better than there anywhere in Las Vegas. The payouts on futures are also better. They offer -104 lines on baseball, which is the best deal you can get in all of Nevada sports betting. For regular season games it has eight cent lines too. You can also view the lines on the app without an account or an active balance. This is all because they are a bit out of the way in North Las Vegas. If they didn’t give you a strong incentive to go up there, you wouldn’t. The minimum deposit is also $50, as is the case if you redeposit. You can with withdraw anything you want and the lowest bet allowed is $2. No comps.
CG Technology: The main betting house for CG is at the M Resort. Accounts can also be created Palms, Silverton, Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock, Tropicana, Venetian, and Palazzo. To deposit or redeposit is $100, and you can cash out any figure. It’s a $100 minimum to deposit with no withdrawal minimum. The minimum bet is $2, and it also permits in game betting. Everything on the board at the said casinos are on the app. All your typical major sports, and even Arena Football. You can also bet on teasers and parlays, as well as futures. Some of the more complex teaser cards you find at the sportsbooks are also on the app. No comps.
MGM: MGM has finally gotten in on the sports betting apps. Their app is called PlayMGM . You can open your account at every MGM property sportsbook which can be found at the Bellagio, Circus Circus, Aria, Excalibur, Luxor, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, The Mirage, and Mandalay Bay. In game betting is available. The minimum deposit is $100 and you can redeposit with $50. The minimum bet is $2. PlayMGM also does not have to take your bet and could potentially suggest you bet something else in the event they don’t. You can of course refuse the counter offer and stick with your original pick. No comps.
Station Casinos’ Sports Connection: The one major feature that no one else allowed is the website that takes bets from those who registered. You do this at Sportsconnection.com and Cox has to be the Internet provider. While logged in, you will not be able to use the Internet for anything else. Every bet you can make on the app you can also make on the site. The comps are you get $1 for every $500 bet and you can use these for slots or food.
You can deposit at any of its locations which are Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock, Palace Station, Boulder Station, Sunset Station, Texas Station, Santa Fe Station, or any casino owned by Wildfire or Fiesta. Another option is using a prepaid card issued by Station Casinos. You can add money to the card with either your credit card or with your bank. This makes life a lot easier if you are a rest of Nevada but currently outside Las Vegas. Or if you just do not care to schlep down to the casino that day. In addition to the normal major sports you can bet on, a lot of the complex teaser and parlay cards you see inside the casino is on the app as well, and in game betting is also available. Your first deposit must be $100, and you can redeposit with $50. Withdrawals can only be as low $100, unless you have less than that. The minimum bet is $2.
Other than Boyd Gaming, the typical max bet for these apps is $3,000. If you are trying to go bigger than that, talk to the sportsbook supervisor where you opened the account to see if they can grant your request. Also, and, this probably goes without saying, but be extra careful when submitting your bets. Just make sure you are getting the exact odds you wanted at whatever spread you expected. Once you make the bet, it is a done deal that cannot be repealed. They tell you to check your ticket for accuracy after you have made a bet inside the casino, but that is a mistake that can be rectified if you notice it in time, unlike with the apps.