Sports Betting Legal Online Roar Digital gains “tentative approval” from Nevada regulator January 9, 2020 By Tim Poole The Nevada Gaming Control Board has granted Roar Digital tentative approval to operate digital sports betting within the Silver State. Roar Digital is the joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings. Its digital app, BetMGM, has already launched in New Jersey and the operator’s executives have previously suggested Nevada could soon follow suit. If the Nevada regulator grants final approval in late January, BetMGM will replace PlayMGM as the app currently in operation within Nevada. Roar Digital CEO Adam Greenblatt told the regulator Nevada will use a unique model, as MGM operates sportsbooks at 10 resorts in Las Vegas but will see Roar Digital operate online wagering. Greenblatt is quoted as saying by CDC Gaming Reports: "This will not be the model in every state. We’ll cater to whatever the market requires." Elsewhere, the Nevada regulator also approved billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s 17.55% ownership stake in Caesars Entertainment.