Sports betting in Nevada has been legal the longest of any U.S. state, since 1949. Nevada has the largest retail sportsbook market in the country with over 200 retail sportsbooks in the state. There are also 11 online sportsbooks, but excluding DraftKings and FanDuel. 

Nevada Sportsbooks Features & Promos

With Nevada being the mecca for sports betting, there are a lot options for you to consider before opening an account at a sportsbook. What is most important to you? Live betting options, bonuses and bet boosts, live streaming options? All of these factors should go into making your decision at one of the 11 online sportsbooks.

Nevada Sports Betting Legal Path

As mentioned off the top, Nevada has allowed legal sports betting for over 70 years and were exempt from the sports betting federal law (Amateur Sports Protection Act) in 1992 which was overturned in 2018.

Additional Nevada Legal Betting Path Details

Here are some key questions regarding Nevada's sports betting rules.

  1. how many sportsbooks operate in Nevada?

    There are 11 online sportsbooks in the state of Nevada.

  2. How old do you have to bet to bet in Nevada?

    You must be 21 years old or older to bet at a legal retail or online sportsbook within the state.

  3. Can you bet on College sports in Nevada?

    You can bet on professional and college sports teams based in Nevada.

  4. Can you play daily fantasy in Nevada?

    Daily fantasy sports contests are illegal.

  5. Do you have to go to a retail location in Nevada to Register A sports Betting Account?

    Nevada allows only in-person registration for sports betting, then you can bet from mobile phone apps.

  6. Can you bet on Entertainment in Nevada?

    Betting on entertainment events (Oscars, etc.) is currently illegal in Nevada.

  7. Can you bet on Esports in Nevada?

    Betting on esports is legal in Nevada.

  8. what is the sports betting tax rate in Nevada?

    Tax rate is 6.75% for sports betting.

Home Field Advantage 

As if being in the sports betting capital of the United States wasn't enough, but Nevada is also the home of three pro sports team that you could back if you're visiting the Silver State.

NFL: Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders, formerly of Oakland, relocated to Vegas in 2020 to play in Allegiant Stadium. Things haven't gone well in their new city, securing playoff spot just once thus far which was a short-lived Wild Card exit at the hands of Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in 2021. 

NHL: Las Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights’ season runs from early October through April, although it can be extended into May and June if the team makes the playoffs – which has been a frequent occurrence. The Golden Knights were an expansion team in the 2017-18 and ended up making the Stanley Cup Final. They won the Stanley Cup Final in 2023. They play their home games at T-Mobile Arena.

WNBA: Las Vegas Aces

The Aces’ season runs May-September, but they are usually in the playoffs. The Aces have won back-to-back WNBA titles and are looking for a three-peat this season. They play at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay.

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