Nevada sportsbooks to offer betting on NFL draft for first time
NFL draft prognosticators, for the first time, will be able to put their money where their mouth is at Nevada sportsbooks.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently signed off on a request to offer propositions on the NFL draft. The Las Vegas Review-Journal first-reported the news.
The NFL draft will be held April 27-29 in Philadelphia.
For years, regulations prohibited Nevada's books from taking bets on events that didn't take place on the field, including things like the NFL draft. Offshore sportsbooks, on the other hand, have offered betting on the draft for years. Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman A.G. Burnett told ESPN on Friday that this week he signed the paperwork to approve the request from William Hill LLC, which operates 108 books in the state.