Online Sports Betting

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Online betting has become a major part of American culture and lifestyle. A recent survey showed that 23.2 million Americans planned to place $4.3 billion worth of bets during the Super Bowl. Among these, 7.6 million people plan to make their bets online. By the year 2023, the U.S. sports betting market will have generated $1 billion in revenue and it is expected to increase by six times by then. As legal sports betting continues to gain momentum, the U.S. market for betting will surpass $19 billion a year. Legalized sports betting will also create multi-billion dollar marketing niches for the sports betting industry, as media and tech startups fight for consumer attention.

Online betting sites charge a commission to handle wagers, called vig or juice. This commission can mean the difference between profiting and losing a bet. The standard for points spreads and totals is -110, so any book that charges more is probably expensive. Generally, though, sportsbooks that consistently offer odds of -105 are considered value bets. And if you’re unsure whether or not a book is legitimate, check its reputation.

The Washington Capitals are an NHL team that plays in Washington, D.C. The Capitals played their home games in Baltimore but have since moved to the Capital One Center in Washington. They’ve won 12 division titles and two Stanley Cups, winning the trophy in 1998 and again in 2018. Maryland legal sportsbooks offer hundreds of different wagers on the Capitals games. With this much competition, online betting is likely to be highly competitive and fun. A good sports book will provide a user-friendly platform and solid odds. Finally, a good sportsbook will have good customer service and an easy withdrawal process.