Despite the fact that legal gambling is illegal in most states, a number of states have taken the plunge in recent years. These states have either opted to offer online betting or have a handful of land-based casinos and sportsbooks to choose from.
The official state of Nevada has a long gambling history and the state’s casinos are the largest taxpaying entities in the state. Nevada’s online sports betting market is a good example of how casinos can take the best part of a land-based product and put it online. The state has five land-based casinos and two state-of-the-art sportsbooks.
While the Nevada state legislature has yet to act on a proposed bill to legalize sports betting, Nevada has been one of the leaders in the gambling expansion post-PASPA. The state has already seen a few online sports betting providers emerge and will likely see more in the future. It is also home to the largest gambling expo in the country, the annual Vegas Golden Gate Show.
As you may know, Nevada has a long list of gimmicks. The state’s official state-of-the-art sportsbook has a number of amusing features, such as the “Tequila” tv commercial. The state also has a slew of promotions for both sports and non-sports bettors.
The biggest surprise is how Oregon’s venture into the world of sports betting is not just another gimmick. Oregon’s nifty spiel was a short-lived series of parlay games. The state also has a triumvirate of sports betting apps. The most notable is the FanDuel Sportsbook app, which launched in April of this year. The app is a great way to place a wager on your favorite NFL team, MLB team or NHL team. The app’s user-friendly interface will have you betting on your favorite sport in no time.