The Nevada Gaming Commission, the state regulatory body that governs gambling in Las Vegas (and the rest of the state, of course) has given a thumbs-up to the BlackBerry application known as “Leroy’s App”.

This little piece of software genius enables users to place sports wagers from any mobile devices that use the RIM BlackBerry operating system, obviously. Android users, never fear — the Gaming Commission is expected to approve the app for Android’s OS any time now.

This may not seem like big news to readers from Europe and Asia, who have had mobile sports betting options for several years now. However, it’s a first for the US, which is notoriously prohibitive towards anything gambling-related.