Welcome to the world of legal sports wagering in the United States. In May 2018, the Supreme Court struck down PASPA, the federal law banning single-game betting. Each state can set its own rules for online sports wagering unless Congress passes a new law.
However, not all that allow legal sports wagering will choose to use online or mobile betting platforms. Some have rules allowing online and mobile betting anywhere within state lines, while others only require all bets to be placed inside a casino. Therefore, an app which is legal in one state doesn’t mean it will work in the others. Online apps will verify your location within a legal wagering area before allowing you to bet. You will be rejected from wagering if outside the legal borders.
So, where can we place a legal online sports bet?
New Jersey sports betting sites
New Jersey sports wagering started in June 2018, about one month after the fall of PASPA. Online sports betting officially became live in this state in August 2018 as DraftKings Sportsbook launched. Three weeks latter, FanDuel Sportsbook also launched its mobile app.
Up to now, there are 13 New Jersey sports betting apps on the market.
Pennsylvania sports betting sites
Finally, online sports betting has arrived in Pennsylvania. In May 2019, the first app went live via SugarHouse Sportsbook Pennsylvania. Within two months latter, Parx, BetRivers, and FanDuel Sportsbook PA followed suit.
Nevada sports betting sites
Legal sports wagering in Nevada didn’t change after the Supreme Court decision. A lot of Nevada casinos feature online sports betting platforms that allow you to bet anywhere in the state.
Geolocation technology on your mobile device will ensure that you are in the state before allowing you to bet. Wagerers also have to first establish an account in-person, including verification of identification and a minimum cash deposit of from $50 to $100, at a physical casino location before wagering online.