Sports Connection is the mobile and online betting service offered by Station Casinos, owner of a chain of Las Vegas locals’ casinos. These properties include Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Texas Station and Fiesta.
How to Create a Sports Connection Account
Bettors can create a Sports Connection account at any Station Casinos sports book in Las Vegas. The company operates sports books at all of its properties, as well as one at El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas.
The location where the player creates the account will become his home sports book. This is where all deposits and withdrawals must be made. The minimum deposit is $100. The minimum withdrawal is $100 unless an entire account balance is being cashed out in its entirety.
Sports Connection Website
Sports Connection is the only Nevada sports betting company that offers a website for action. The Sports Connection website may be found at Sportsconnection.com. The website only operates in Internet Explorer and Firefox, but the Firefox version is so buggy that we suggest using Internet Explorer.
The website operates on an intranet. A computer logged into Sports Connection will be unable to access any other websites until the program is closed.
It takes a minute or two just to log into the website. Once logged in, the website still has a few bugs. One is how it displays wagers that have been selected. It places them in the right margin – this becomes a problem when multiple bets are placed. Players must scroll to the bottom of the screen to enter the wager amount. However, even with some annoyances, the website is easy to operate.
Sports Connection Mobile
Sports Connection is available for Android, iPhone and iPad devices. The app is easy to use and offers several features. Players may go back three months for graded wagers and view all pending wagers. There are also parlays and teasers available. There is a list that shows the games that are about to go off the board, allowing players to find action on last minute games. In-game wagering is also available.
Players can place wagers anywhere in Nevada, although there are some issues with players located within one mile of the border. Prepaid cellular phones are not allowed by Sports Connection.
What I like about Sports Connection
Sports Connection is the only Nevada betting company that has a website and mobile app. This allows players who do not have smart phones to wager from home. The app is simple and clean. Players receive $1 in Station Casino comps for every $500 wagered on a mobile device or the Sports Connection website.
What I don’t like about Sports Connection
Sports Connection has several annoyances. The website version is buggy and requires a player to log onto a separate intranet to wager. This blocks all other websites while logged in. The Firefox platform is unusable in my opinion. The Internet Explorer version works but is still not comparable to offshore websites. It is not available in Chrome.
The app does not accept wagers from mobile companies that do not require contracts. This rule excludes many popular cell companies in Nevada that allow customers to go month-to-month on a prepaid basis.
A player is tied to the casino where the account was created. If a player sets up the account at Red Rock, then that is the only place he may deposit and withdraw. This can become a problem if a player moves or needs cash when in different parts of town. Deposits and withdrawals can be accepted only by the sports book manager on duty. This can create unnecessary delays at the sports book during peak hours.