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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 casino, online poker, online lottery and horse racing. We provide progress updates on legislation in each state, industry partnership, interviews and more.
We provide opinion pieces and editorial articles on the industry. We cover odds and analysis for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA and a number of other sports. Our latest addition is an eSports news category.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.