Sports betting

Nevada considering allowing out-of-state mobile betting

Amendments to registration and bet validity periods also being considered

Nevada’s gaming control board (NGCB) is considering new regulations to allow customers situated in other states to place mobile bets with Nevada bookmakers.

In a workshop on Tuesday, the NGCB met to discuss amendments to existing Nevada regulations, with regulators discussing the authorisation of: “out-of-state sports, non-pari-mutuel, and other event wagers if such wagers are legal under the other state’s law and federal law.”

If passed, the amendment would allow punters from eight states to place mobile bets with Nevada sportsbooks, if their own state laws allow such betting to take place.

Among other proposed amendments is the clarification on the types of bets which Nevada’s sportsbooks can accept.

Regulators are also considering removing the requirement that a player registering for an online gaming account in Nevada must sign up in person.

All sportsbook would also be required to honour winning bets for a year after the conclusion of the sporting event on which the wager was placed, instead of the current standard 30-day period.

New rules would allow the chair of the NGCB to authorise betting on other events subject to the event organisers providing a full description of the event, how it will be supervised and whether measures exist to preserve its integrity.

Several non-sporting events are currently on the regulators list of accepted betting in Nevada, but betting on the results of elections will remain prohibited under state law.

In related news, William Hill US has penned a letter to the NGCB calling on it to change regulations to allow the chair “to use discretion in rescinding wagers where an obvious error has occurred; for example, with obviously erroneous pricing.”

The letter follows FanDuel refusing to pay a New Jersey punter $82,000 in winnings after an “obvious pricing error” that was “inadvertently generated”, giving the punter odds of 750/1 on a $110 bet.

FanDuel initially refused to honour the bet, which was within its rights thanks to its approved house rules, but later paid out as a gesture of goodwill.

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