Sunday, 21 October 2018

Nevada Gaming Control Board Could Allow Sports Betting in Other States

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) is considering a regulation change which could open sports betting to more people in the US.

New reports have suggested that the NCGB is looking for new ways to expand its gambling opportunities and is considering changing its regulations regarding sports betting.

Doing so would allow gamblers from outside of Nevada to indulge in sports betting at licensed sportsbooks.

The change has been supported by MGM Resorts, Caesers Entertainment and Wynn Resorts but other companies aren’t thrilled with the announcement.

In an interview with Legal Sports Report, Scott Nielson, speaking on behalf of the Nevada Resort Association, said: “Generally, our members of our association are comfortable with the status quo in that, if you go through a marketing plan process, then you can sign people up for a wagering account on premises. So we are comfortable with that status quo.”

Currently, it’s still unclear whether the initiative will actually succeed but the NGCB is expected to continue discussing the idea before making a decision.

Sportsbooks in the United States

Sports betting has become a hot topic in the United States after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn an old ban on the activity.

The ruling has seen numerous companies launch their own sportsbooks including Caesers Entertainment and USBooking, who opened a sportsbook at the at the Santa Ana Star Casino in New Mexico.

Meanwhile, other companies have been forming partnerships to provide sports betting around the US. Earlier this month, MGM Resorts struck a partnership with the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC), a Native American tribe, to offer sports betting in California whenever it becomes legal.

Wynn Resorts announced a partnership with European mobile sportsbook company BetBull this month. According to reports, the companies formed an agreement in order to “pursue sports betting opportunities in the emerging US market.”

On top of that, Atlantic City’s Hard Rock International and Tropicana Entertainment casinos have both applied for sports betting licenses.