Using an online sportsbook offers a wide variety of advantages over visiting a sportsbook in person. One of the biggest benefits is that you don’t have to be tied down to just one sportsbook. You can place bets on a variety of different sports and markets, as well as place bets live. This gives you a better chance of making a profit if the outcome of the game turns out to be in your favor.
Legal online sports betting began in New Hampshire on Dec. 30, 2019. It’s limited to one mobile operator, DraftKings, but there are several retail betting locations that have opened or are in the planning stages. Maryland voters approved online sports betting in November 2020, but the state has yet to go live. However, the state expects it to be up and running by late 2022 or early 2023.
Other states are making strides to legalize sports betting. In May, Gov. Laura Kelly signed legislation that made online sports betting legal in the state. As a result, Kansans can now bet on online sports games. However, a few states are not as welcoming to sports betting as others. While gambling is generally legal in the 48 states, there are also some states that are opposed to the practice, such as Hawaii, Utah, Idaho, and New York.
Although sports betting is not legal in every state, it is growing in popularity in a number of states. Six states have legalized sports betting, while twenty-two others have passed laws allowing it. In regulated states, sports betting is available on mobile devices and desktop computers.