Online sports betting is now legal in 23 states. You can legally place bets online in New York, Illinois, Connecticut, Michigan, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Vermont, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Nevada, Washington, DC, and Ohio.
When you sign up for an online sportsbook, you’ll be able to place bets on a variety of different sports and events, including college basketball, NFL football, and the NHL. Some sites offer more than others.
The US sports betting market is a growing one. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the rules of online gambling in your state before you open an account.
One of the first sportsbooks to go online was DraftKings. They are currently based in New Hampshire and operate just one retail location.
Another is BetRivers. In August, they launched their online sportsbook. A third was FanDuel, which launched in West Virginia just a few months later.
The state of Massachusetts is expected to be the next to roll out legal online sports betting. The state’s Gaming Commission recently approved six Category 3 licensees. This may happen as early as February or March of 2022.
Unlike Nevada, the other states that offer online sports betting don’t offer any of the big three verticals, so you’ll likely have to settle for a smaller selection of options. Thankfully, you can also bet on golf, soccer, motorsports, and college football.
Sports betting can be fun, but it can also be a gamble. Before you begin, consider how much you are willing to wager and make sure that you have the funds available to support it.