Nevada will see some new expansions from the famous sportsbook William Hill. There are seven new properties set to bring this bookmaker giant on board. William Hill already has 107 properties in Nevada and will increase to 114 with these additions. This move is a result of additional freedoms implemented by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that reversed the Wire Act of 1963 directly affecting how the federal government and each state handle sportsbook laws.
Because of this rollback – even though Nevada was already a legal state for sports betting – William Hill can now accept online wagers from players living in other states. That alone gives the online sportsbook industry additional revenue streams to afford these brand new properties that will stretch across Nevada.
A couple of the properties that will host William Hill are the Stratosphere in Las Vegas and the Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin. Other cities that will see new William Hill properties include North Las Vegas and Reno. The bookmaker will also make some appearances in the infamous Golden Entertainment casinos.
The most anticipated part of the expansion will be along the California border that yields a new revenue stream from Californians who would like to game without traveling far distances to Reno or Las Vegas. The expansion mirrors the Eldorado property that has become a partner with William Hill in early September 2018.
These approvals were made possible by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB). Members met and passed an amendment by unanimous vote, and this is one of the reasons William Hill can take out-of-state bets.
Although the amendment passed, authorities made it clear that this rule is only for sports betting and that any “amateur sport,” “athletic,” or “virtual” event still has to get approval. As betting on sports becomes legal in other states, we expect William Hill to continue to expand its footprint.