STN Sports

Online Sports Book Review

Overall Rating: 4.1/5

The Station Casinos STN Sports betting app is available to iOS and Android users in Nevada. The app, which will be referred to as STN Sports for the rest of the review, is partnered with Station Casinos, which is the largest player in the Las Vegas locals gaming marketing. STN Sports was one of the first betting apps on the market when it was launched in 2010. All of the odds on the STN Sports app are the same that are posted at the Station Casinos sportsbooks. There is not currently a desktop or mobile browser version of STN Sports.

Pros:
  • Users do not have to visit a brick-and-mortar location to sign up
  • Wide variety of sports to bet on
  • Lowest minimum deposit in Nevada at $50
Cons:
  • Fees associated with the Station Casino prepaid debit cards
  • App does not work when device is plugged into a USB

FAQs

Are my winnings taxable? 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.
How do I get started?

New users can sign up directly on the app. The signup process is standard and will require the user’s name, gender, date of birth, email, last four digits of their social security number, and a few other items of basic information. There will also be a geolocation search run on the app to ensure that the user is in Nevada.

How do I deposit and is there a minimum?

To deposit, users have two options. Their first option is to use a prepaid debit card that is issued by Discover. These cards can be bought online and funded through bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. The second, and preferred, option for depositing is to use cash at a Station Casinos sportsbook. These deposits can be made at Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch, Texas Station, Santa Fe Station, Palace Station, Boulder Station, Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Wildfires, Wild Wild West, El Cortez, and Baldini’s. The minimum deposit amount is $50.

Is there a deposit bonus?

There is first-time deposit bonus that is a $50 match paid in a free bet.

How can I withdraw my winnings? And how long does the withdrawal process take?

To withdraw money from an STN Sports account, players can use either the STN sports prepaid debit cards or receive a cash deposit at one of the following sportsbooks: Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch, Texas Station, Santa Fe Station, Palace Station, Boulder Station, Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Wildfires, Wild Wild West, El Cortez, and Baldini’s.

Pros

One of the biggest pros for STN Sports is its ease of use. It is one of the simplest apps on the sports betting market to use thanks to its crisp design and clean layout. STN Sports encourages users to place wagers on parlays and teasers and even has some that are exclusive to the site. These are easy to find, and the betslip highlights opportunities to combine multiple wagers into teasers and parlays. The app has a wide variety of sports to bet on including boxing, auto racing, golf, and tennis, not all of which will be found on some other apps. STN Sports has the lowest available minimum deposit of all Nevada betting apps at $50. This allows inexperienced users to try out the app without having to make a large financial commitment. Another deposit benefit with STN Sports is that users do not have to make their first deposit in cash at a sportsbook. Users can sign up for a Station Casinos prepaid debit card that allows them to deposit onto the card through a bank account or credit card. STN Sports also offers a rewards loyalty program and $1 in free bets for every $500 wagered (with that number increasing to $1 for every $200 on horse bets and exotic wagers). This might not sound like a lot, but it is more than other Nevada sports betting apps are currently doing.

Cons

The biggest thing currently affecting the STN Sports app is the lack of Station Casinos brick-and-mortar locations in northern Nevada. If a user is not close to Las Vegas, they will have to rely on the Station Casinos prepaid debit cards to start and fund their accounts. These prepaid debit cards were listed in the “pros” section for their ease of use, but they are also being listed in the “cons” because they are attached with extra fees. These fees include ATM fees for withdrawals. These are not a reason to avoid the app, but it is something to look out for when deciding which sports betting app to use in Nevada. Another con for STN Sports is that their minimum bet is $5. Most other apps have a minimum bet of $2, but the $5 minimum can be more of a commitment, especially on low risk, high reward parlays. The STN Sports app also has the issue of not working when it is plugged into a USB. Even if the user is just recharging their phone, the app will not work.

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 Los Angeles Chargers moneyline against the Los Angeles Rams, 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

The first step when using the STN Sports app is to sign up for an account. One of the things that makes STN Sports unique in Nevada is that users do not have to visit a brick-and-mortar location to sign up. The signup process is standard and will require the user’s name, gender, date of birth, email, last four digits of their social security number, and a few other items of basic information. There will also be a geolocation search run on the app to ensure that the user is in Nevada.

To deposit, users have two options. Their first option is to use a prepaid debit card that is issued by Discover. These cards can be bought online and funded through bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. This is not the preferred option because it can come along with bank or credit fees, but it is a good option for those that do not live by a Station Casinos sportsbook. The second, and preferred, option for depositing is to use cash at a Station Casinos sportsbook. These deposits can be made at Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch, Texas Station, Santa Fe Station, Palace Station, Boulder Station, Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Wildfires, Wild Wild West, El Cortez, and Baldini’s. The minimum deposit amount is $50, and the first deposit comes with a $50 match. This is processed as a free bet. Users are free to withdraw any winnings from that bet, but the bet itself cannot be cashed out. To withdraw money from an STN Sports account, players can use either the prepaid debit cards listed above or receive a cash deposit at one of the sportsbooks listed above.

Conclusion

There are certainly a lot of benefits in choosing the STN Sports app over some other Nevada based apps. They offer lower deposit amounts, decent rewards and have one of the easiest apps to use. They also offer users the ability to add and withdraw money from their account without having to be physically present at a sportsbook which can be a big draw for people that do not live near Las Vegas. However, there are some drawbacks to the app as well, including higher minimum wagers, prepaid card fees, and not being able to use the app when plugged into a power source. Overall, this is a solid online sports betting app that is worth trying.

  • Reputation and Licensing: 4/5
  • Game Variety: 4.5/5
  • Game Quality: 4.5/5
  • Bonuses and Promotions: 3/5
  • Deposits and Withdrawals: 4/5
  • User Experience: 4.5/5
Overall Rating: 4.1/5