Online Sports Book Review
The B-Connected Sports betting app is available to iOS and Android users in Nevada. The app is associated with Boyd Gaming which is a national casino group and has brick-and-mortar locations all over downtown Las Vegas. All of these casinos offer that same lines and odds that bettors will find through their app, but the app has more betting options. B-Connected does not currently have a desktop or mobile browser version.
- Convenience of placing wagers at home
- Option to create a horse racing account through the site
- Large parlays and in-game, live betting options
- No desktop version of the app
- Users are required to have a B-Connected players club card at sign up
All Nevada online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. There is no state income tax in Nevada, so you will not have to report these winnings on your state tax return.
To get started on the site, new users must download the app and fill out the paperwork for B-Connected Sports. They then have to go to a Boyd Gaming brick-and-mortar location with a valid ID and social security number to complete the signup process.
The first deposits must be made at a Boyd Gaming sportsbook and can be done with either cash or casino chips. Subsequent deposits can be made in person or on the app with either Play+ or PayNearMe accounts. There is a $50 minimum on all deposits.
There are occasionally first time deposit bonuses for new users. All new users should enquire about deposit bonuses when signing up at a Boyd Gaming sportsbook.
Withdrawals are handled through a Play+ account or at a Boyd Gaming Sportsbook. Both of these options are immediate.
One of the biggest pros for users of the B-Connected Sports app is that they can cut down on the lines that are often found at brick-and-mortar sportsbooks. With the ease and comfort of bettors being able to place their wagers in their own homes, the app is a superior option to traveling to a sportsbook to place a bet. The app is very easy to use and makes placing wagers very simple. The color scheme of gold, black, and white is simple to look at and does not allow for confusion or accidentally placing a wager on an unintended outcome. B-Connected Sports betting app also allows users the chance to bet on horse races, which is an added bonus to some of the other online sportsbooks in Nevada. (As a note: horse racing bets have to be placed via a separate horse wagering account on the app). B-Connected Sports betting offers a wide variety of wagers including large parlays and in-play betting. The odds and lines for all of these wagers are fair compared to the other online sportsbooks in Nevada.
The biggest con currently plaguing B-Connected Sports is that it does not have a desktop version of the app. While most people have a smartphone, some still prefer to place bets using a desktop browser. To use the app, iOS and Android devices must either be plugged into a charging port or connected to WiFi. This can be frustrating for some users who want to place wagers while they are out of the house but are not connected to nearby WiFi or plugged in to charge. Since B-Connected Sports is so closely connected to their brick-and-mortar locations, most money exchanges have to be done in person, and accounts have to be created at a physical location. This is limiting compared to other states and sportsbooks where everything is done online. Furthermore, users are required to have a B-Connected players club card when signing up.
How To Place a Bet
In order to place a bet, the bettor must determine what they want to gamble on. If the bettor decides to place a bet on the Las Vegas Golden Knights moneyline against the Toronto Maple Leafs, they simply have to click the moneyline option for that game. Once clicked, the bet will appear on the betslip on the bottom of the page. The betslip can hold multiple bets, so a player can choose up to 10 different betting options and place money on them individually or in a parlay, round robin, or teaser bet. Once the bets are placed, the betslip is cleared and the player can place more wagers if they choose to.
How To Deposit and Withdraw
New users to B-Connected Sports will be able to download the app anywhere, but they have to sign up for an account in person at a Boyd Gaming brick-and-mortar. Boyd Gaming’s Main Street Station does not have a sportsbook, but users can go to Aliante, The California, Eldorado Casino (Henderson), Fremont, Joker’s Wild, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town, or Suncoast. The first deposit must also be made at one of these Boyd Gaming sportsbooks. First deposits have a minimum of $50 and can be made with either cash or casino chips. Subsequent deposits can be made in person or on the app with either Play+ or PayNearMe accounts. Withdrawals are handled through Play+ or at a Boyd Gaming Sportsbook. B-Connected Sports offers occasional first-time deposit bonuses. All first-time users should inquire about these bonuses with the casino teller they use to make their first deposit.
- Reputation and Licensing: 4/5
- Game Variety: 4.5/5
- Game Quality: 4.5/5
- Bonuses and Promotions: 2.5/5
- Deposits and Withdrawals: 3.5/5
- User Experience: 4.5/5