Latest Betting News

We provide daily sports betting news for the United States market. We cover the news relevant to the legality of betting in the United States. We focus on online sports betting but also cover daily fantasy sports, online casinos, online poker, online lottery, and horse racing. We provide progress updates on legislation in each state, industry partnerships, interviews, and more.

We provide opinion pieces and editorial articles on the industry. We cover analysis for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA and a number of other sports. You can find all thew news regarding the best sportsbooks in North America

Sports Betting Handle in New Jersey Continually Declining
Tennessee Sports Betting Showing Significant Year-Over-Year Growth
California’s Proposition 27 Receives More Support
Illinois Closing Second-Place Sports Betting Gap Nationally
NFL Futures Friday: Ravens Primed for Massive Bounce-Back Season
Profitable Q2 for FanDuel Leads To Flutter Stock Jump
Gov. Charlie Baker Officially Confirms Massachusetts Sports Betting
California Education Groups Announce Opposition to Proposition 27
Ohio Grocery Stores Apply For Sports Betting Privileges
BetMGM Links With NFL Canada Weeks Before Season

Betting News FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sports Betting Online Legal in the US?

Yes, but only in some states. Mobile betting is legal in Colorado, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Some states have partial mobile betting available like Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, and Nevada. In those states, regulations vary and many bettors need to register for an account in person.

Is Online Poker Legal in the US?

Similar to online sports betting, online poker is only legal in select states. People can play online poker in Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Also, Michigan has made huge strides in online poker legalization over the last few years.

Is Online Casino Legal in the US?

Online casino is legal in the U.S. The laws surrounding online casinos vary on a state by state basis. For example, a state like Pennsylvania is known for its online gaming. However, Alabama has more conservative roots, and make it difficult for Alabamans to play online casino games despite being legal.

Is Bovada Legal from the US?

Yes, U.S. bettors are allowed to use Bovada. They are an online sportsbook located in Costa Rica. Since the rise of the internet, sports betting law surrounding the U.S. have been in a grey area around offshore sportsbooks. Right now, there are no laws making it illegal for U.S. citizens to use sites like Bovada.

Who makes betting laws in the US?

In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act legalizing sports betting in the U.S. Since then, the Federal Government has left it up to the states to determine sports betting laws in the U.S. Each state decides how they want to govern sports betting in their state.

What states is it legal to bet on sports?

There are currently 18 states that have legalized sports betting including Washington D.C. Those states are throughout to the U.S. They are New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon. Sports betting laws vary from state to state.

Is it possible to make money?

Yes, but it is very difficult. A lot of casual sports fans believe they have the knowledge and understand the sports betting market. However, bookmakers are very good at their jobs (have you seen the Las Vegas Strip?). Sports bettors can make money in the long term if they stay focused, patient, and understand the market they are betting in. Only three percent of sports bettors make a profit.