Placing a Bet? Yup, There's an App for That

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Getting money down on your favorite sports team is getting a little easier in Nevada with the first-ever wagering application for smart phones.

It won't work in the U.S. outside the Silver State - the only place where sports gambling is legal - but its technology is sophisticated enough to let visitors from other states place bets while they're here.

American Wagering Inc. is launching the program for BlackBerry devices in time for the start of college football and the NFL regular season. The public company that operates nearly 60 Leroy's sports books throughout Nevada plans to launch new apps for iPhones, Droids, and Windows-based phones.

Here in the Reno/Sparks area, you can find Leroy's at the Alamo Travel Center and at Bordertown.

Vic Salerno, American Wagering's chief executive, says it took 14 months to develop the application and get it through.

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