USA Sports Betting: State Tracker with Legalization Dates, Rules and Featured Sportsbooks in Legal States

Below you can find all states either with legal sports betting or who have passed legislation and are currently moving towards regulation. Along with rules and information about their legalization.

Clicking on any of the states will take you to that state’s page, where you can find all of the necessary information, news, online sportsbooks and betting apps in that state. 

Colorado Sports Betting

Launched: May 1, 2020

Overseer: Colorado Division of Gaming

Featured online sportsbooks in Colorado:

Colorado Sports Betting Rules

  • Revenue from sports betting will be taxed at 10%. 
  • The operators in Colorado will first need to buy “official data” from major professional sports leagues before offering live betting. 
  • Each casino in Colorado has the ability to assign one sportsbook operator to their brand. 
  • High school athletics, e-sports and prop bets on college events are prohibited. 
  • With Colorado sports betting come three new classes of licenses: Master license, Sports betting operator, Internet sports betting operator. 

Professional Teams

Denver Broncos (NFL), Colorado Rockies (MLB), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Denver Outlaws (MLL), Glendale Raptors (MLL).

Collegiate Teams

University of Colorado- Boulder, Colorado State University - Pueblo, Colorado State University.

Illinois Sports Betting

Launched: March 9, 2020

Overseer: Illinois Gaming Commission

First Bet: Rivers Casino

Featured online sportsbooks in Illinois:

Illinois Rules 

  • Physical and online sports betting will both be legal in Illinois

  • Sportsbooks and professional sports leagues can request that bets on certain events not be accepted

  • Betting on in-state college teams is prohibited

  • Sports betting is taxed at 15%

  • Sports stadiums may also offer sports betting 

Professional Teams

Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB), Chicago Bears (NFL), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Fire (MLS), Chicago Bulls (NBA)

Collegiate Teams

Illinois University, Illinois State University, DePaul University, Northern Illinois State University, Northwestern University, Western Illinois University

Indiana Sports Betting

Launched: October 3, 2019

Overseer: Indiana Gaming Commission

First Bet: Indiana Grand Casino

Featured online sportsbooks in Indiana:

Indiana Sports Betting Rules 

  • Division 1 betting is allowed in Indiana, but universities and colleges may request geofencing technology to prevent betting from the live events. 
  • High school, amateur and esports betting are not allowed. 
  • No renewal fee needed. All registered sportsbooks and affiliates must only pay a one-time fee of $500.
  • Operator License is restricted to 13 premier casinos in the state.
  • Sportsbooks will be taxed at a rate of 9.5%.

Professional Teams

Indiana Pacers (NBA), Indianapolis Colts (NFL), Evansville Otters (Frontier League), Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL), Indy Fuel (ECHL)

Collegiate Teams

Butler, Indiana University, Indiana State University, Notre Dame, Purdue University, Ball State.

Iowa Sports Betting

Launched: August 15, 2019

Overseer: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission

First Bet: Prairie Meadows Casino

Featured Online Sportsbooks in Iowa:

Iowa Rules 

  • Each player must first register in person at one of the licensed locations in order to open and use a mobile account until January 2021.
  • Iowa casinos will be able to track betting activity so that no one is able to place bets outside of the state.
  • Establishments looking to offer sports betting must pay a first-time license fee of $45,000 and a renewal fee of $10,000 every year.
  • Making prop bets on collegiate teams located in the state of Iowa is not allowed.

Professional Teams

Iowa Wild (AHL), Clinton Lumberkings (Midwest League A), Cedar Rapids Kernals (Midwest League A), Quad City River Bandits (Midwest League A), Iowa Cubs (Pacific Coast League AAA) 

Collegiate Teams

University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University Northern Iowa, Drake. 

Michigan Sports Betting

Launched: January 2021

Overseer: Michigan Gaming Control Board

First Bet: MGM Grand Detroit Casino

Featured Online Sportsbooks in Michigan:

Sports Betting in Michigan Rules

  • License preference will be given to tribal gaming communities as well as three downtown casinos 
  • Both online and on location betting will be allowed
  • Michigan sports betting will be taxed at 8.4% 
  • All 26 casinos and Tribal establishments will be available for licensing 

Professional Teams

Detroit Tigers (MLB), Detroit Lions (NFL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Detroit Pistons (NBA)

Collegiate Teams 

Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans 

Nevada Sports Betting

Launched: 1949

Overseer: Nevada Gaming Control Board

Nevada Rules

  • Legal to bet on collegiate teams including colleges located in the state of Nevada. 
  • In order to create a sports betting account in Nevada you must be 21 years of age or older. 
  • Placing bets with sportsbooks in Nevada must be done within the state’s borders. Most mobile applications will track user’s locations before allowing the player to log in. 
  • All betting revenue will be taxed by the state at 6.75%. 

Professional Teams

Las Vegas Raiders (NFL), Las Vegas Golden Knights (NHL), Las Vegas Aviators (MiLB AAA-PCL). 

College Teams

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Southern Nevada

New Jersey Sports Betting

Launched: June 14, 2018

Overseer: New Jersey Racing Commission 

First Bet: Monmouth Park

Online sportsbooks reviews in New Jersey

New Jersey Rules 

  • High school and collegiate events taking place in New Jersey or containing teams from New Jersey is not allowed
  • Sportsbooks will verify the player’s location whenever attempting to use the service to make sure that the player is inside the state’s borders 
  • Licenses are limited to racetracks and casinos within the state

Professional Teams

New Jersey Devils (NHL), Jersey Express (ABA), Trenton Thunder (MiLB -AA), Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League (MiLB-A) 

College Teams

Seton Hall, Monmouth University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Princeton Tigers, Rutgers.

Pennsylvania Sports Betting

Launched: May 31, 2019

Overseer: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

First Bet: Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racetrack

Featured online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Online Sports Betting Rules 

  • Any wagering on high school and amateur athletic events is prohibited. Betting on out of state college athletics will be permitted. 
  • Persons must be 21 or older and not be significantly associated with any teams or leagues in order to bet. 
  • Casinos and sportsbook operators will track their users to make sure that they are betting within the state lines. Both on location and mobile sports betting is available.
  • Licenses will cost a one-time fee of $10 million and will be taxed at 36%.

Professional Teams

Philadelphia Phillies (MLB), Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB), Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), Philadelphia union (MLS). 

Collegiate Teams

La Salle University, Lafayette Leopards, University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris university, Temple University, Villanova University.

Tennessee Sports Betting

Launched: November 1, 2020

Overseer: Tennessee Education Lottery

Sportsbooks who have already announced plans to have an online presence in Tennessee:

Tennessee Rules

  • The state has no cap on the number of licenses that can be given. 
  • With a bizarre addition to its rules, Tennessee mandates that all sportsbooks in the state hold a 10% margin, effectively capping all payouts for winning bets to 90%. 
  • Tennessee plans to forgo a physical sports betting location, opting instead to only use mobile betting statewide. This will allow for mobile apps, but not sports betting in casinos, stadiums, etc.
  • In order to place a bet in the state of Tennessee, the player must be at least 21 years of age. 

Professional Teams

Nashville Predators (NHL), Tennessee Titans (NFL), Memphis Grizzlies (NBA).

Collegiate Teams

University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, University of Memphis, Middle Tennessee State University. 

West Virginia Sports Betting

Launched: August 30, 2019

Overseer: West Virginia Lottery Commission

First Bet: Hollywood Casino

Featured online sportsbooks in West Virginia :

West Virginia Rules

  • No integrity fees will be payed to any leagues
  • Mobile betting only allowed within the state
  • The state will have the sole authority to operate and legalize casinos and sports betting offices
  • Licenses issued for five years with a $100,000 renewal fee
  • There is no betting on high school teams or amateur competitions

Professional Teams

Bluefield Blue Jays (Appalachian League), Princeton Rays (Appalachian League), West Virginia Power (South Atlantic League), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). 

Collegiate Teams

Marshall Herd, West Virginia Mountaineers, Shepard Rams, West Liberty Hilltoppers, Fairmont State Falcons

Arkansas Sports Betting

Launched: July 1, 2019

Overseer: Arkansas Racing Commission

First Bet: Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

Arkansas Rules 

  • Casino revenue will be taxed at 13% on the first $150 million and 20% on everything beyond.
  • Betting on sports in Arkansas will be restricted to the state’s two racetracks as well as two currently unnamed locations. 
  • Right now there is no current legislation allowing for the legalization of online sports betting. 
  • If mobile betting is legalized, it will first be restricted to on-site betting. 
  • The minimum age to place a sports bet in Arkansas is 21. 

Professional Teams

Arkansas RiverBlades (ECHL), Arkansas Glaciercats (WPHL), Arkansas Travelers (Texas League AA). 

Collegiate Teams

University of Arkansas, Arkansas, State University, Harding University, University of Central Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Delaware Sports Betting

Launched: June 5, 2018

Overseer: Delaware Lottery

First Bet: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Delaware Rules

  • It is prohibited to place wagers on any team based in Delaware, including high school, college and professional teams. 
  • The player must be 21 years of age or older in order to place bets. 
  • Although mobile betting is allowed in the state, no Delaware sportsbooks have officially launched their sports betting on mobile devices. 

Collegiate Teams

University of Delaware, Delaware State University

Mississippi Sports Betting

Launched: August 1, 2018

Overseer: Mississippi Gaming Commission

First Bet: Gold Strike, Beau Rivage

Mississippi Rules

  • There will be no necessary integrity fee to be paid out to professional leagues. 
  • The tax rate for all betting revenue is set at 12 percent. 
  • All sports betting must take place at a physical, legal sportsbook even if the sportsbook also offers a mobile app. 
  • There is no limit to the number of casinos that can offer sports betting. Currently there are are around 30 locations with sports betting.

Professional Teams

Jackson Bandits (ECHL), Mississippi Seawolves (ECHL) 

Collegiate Teams

Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Delta State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Alcorn State University.

Montana Sports Betting

Launched: Expected Early 2021

Overseer: Montana State Lottery

Montana Rules

  • Lottery state agents will need to pay a $50 fee included as part of the application process. Upon doing so, they will be eligible for 6% of all of the wagers that their sportsbooks accepts. 
  • There will be no physical establishments accepting sports wagers in Montana, instead the transactions will be done through sports betting kiosks.
  • Players can register for a sportsbook using a mobile device, however they must be within the vicinity of one of the state’s kiosks. 
  • If an account remains unused for 18 or more months the state’s lottery will immediately close the account. 

Professional Teams 

Billings Mustangs (A), Butte Copper Kings (A), Great Falls Americans (AWHL), Bozeman IceDogs (AWHL), Missoula Osprey (A). 

Collegiate Teams

University of Montana, Montana State University, Montana State University-Billings, Rocky Mountain College.

New Hampshire Sports Betting

Launched: December 30, 2019

Overseer: New Hampshire State Lottery

Featured online sportsbook in New Hampshire:

New Hampshire Rules

  • Players can start placing bets at the age of 18. 
  • Bets on college sports located within the state is prohibited. 
  • The state allows for 15 total licenses, 10 for online and five for retail. 
  • DraftKings Sportsbook was awarded a complete monopoly providing the sportsbook numbers for all mobile and retail sites. In return, Draftkings will give 51% of its online revenue and 50% of retail revenue to the state lottery. 

Professional Teams

Manchester Monarchs (ECHL), New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Eastern League AA). 

Collegiate Teams

University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce University, Dartmouth College, Southern New Hampshire University.

New Mexico Sports Betting

Launched: October 16, 2018

Overseer: New Mexico Gaming Control Board

First Bet: Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel

New Mexico Rules

  • Placing sports bets is strictly limited to being done on the premises of licensed casinos, racetracks or sportsbooks. 
  • Bets on local teams, including high school, college and professional teams is not allowed. 
  • Betting can be done at one of New Mexico’s tribal casinos or at a legal offshore bookmaker like Bovada or BetOnline. 
  • Sports betting is legal in the state under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, allowing for three different classes of licenses.
  • New Mexico sports betting operates under the Indian Regulatory Act. 

Professional Teams

Albuquerque Isotopes (Pacific Coast League AAA), New Mexico United (USL), Albuquerque Bullsnakes (ABA).

Collegiate Teams

University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, Eastern New Mexico University.

New York Sports Betting

Launched: July 16, 2019

Overseer: The New York State Gaming Commission

First Bet: Rivers Casino

Featured legal sportsbooks in New York:

New York Rules

  • Mobile wagering is currently prohibited throughout the state. Therefore, in order to place a bet within the state you must be physically located at the sportsbook. 
  • Betting revenue will be taxed at 10%.
  • The minimum age required to bet on sports in New York is 21. 
  • The ability to offer legal sports gambling is limited to four casinos in upstate New York, as well as the state’s tribal casinos. 

Professional Teams

Buffalo Sabres (NHL), Buffalo Bills (NFL), New York Yankees (MLB), New York Mets (MLB), New York Rangers (NHL), New York Islanders (NHL), Brooklyn Nets (NBA), New York Knicks (NBA), New York Giants (NFL), New York Jets (NFL), New York City FC (MLS), New York Red Bulls (MLS). 

Collegiate Teams

Syracuse University, University at Buffalo SUNY, St. John’s University, Colgate University, Stony Brook University, University of Albany. 

North Carolina Sports Betting

Launched: 2021

Overseer: The North Carolina Lottery (unconfirmed)

North Carolina Rules

  • The state’s Cherokee tribe will have sole ownership of sports betting in the state, adding to it’s monopoly on gambling. 
  • Right now, mobile betting has not been included in the bill and is unavailable. 
  • Betting on professional and collegiate sporting events is allowed, including those located within the state. 
  • In order to place a bet in North Carolina, the player must be 21 years of age or older. 

Professional Sports

Carolina Panthers (NFL), Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), Charlotte Checkers (AHL), Charlotte Hounds (MLL), Charlotte Knights (International League AAA), Durham Bulls (International League AAA). 

Collegiate Teams

University of North Carolina, Duke University, Appalachian State University, Wake Forest University, North Carolina State University.

Oregon Sports Betting

Launched: September 2019

Overseer: The Oregon Lottery

First Bet: Chinook Winds

Oregon Rules 

  • Oregon tribes have the sole right to offer casino gaming, including sports betting, in the state. 
  • Betting on any college sports is not allowed in Oregon. 
  • Sports betting in Oregon has been legal even before the Federal Ban was lifted. The state even debuted a betting-style game in 1989 called “Sports Action”. 
  • In order to place bets, users must be 21 years of age and located within the state at the time of betting. 

Professional Teams

Portland Timbers (MLS), Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League).

Collegiate Teams

University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Linfield College, Reed College. 

Rhode Island Sports Betting

Launched: November 26, 2018

Overseer: The Rhode Island Lottery

First Bet: Twin Rivers Casino

Rhode Island Rules

  • Betting on any team located in the state, whether it be college or professional, is not allowed
  • Prior to making mobile bets, the player must first register at a state approved location
  • Smoking allowed at all casinos and off-track betting sites
  • Offshore online sportsbooks will still be legal in addition to the state’s casinos/ online bookmaker

Professional Teams

Rhode Island Rams (Basketball), Providence Bruins (AHL), Providence Sky Chiefs (ABA), Newport Gulls, Providence Red Sox (Triple-A). 

Collegiate Teams

Providence College, University of Rhode Island, Bryant University, Brown University. 

Washington D.C. Sports Betting

Launched: Expected Early 2021

Overseer: DC Lottery

Washington D.C. Rules 

  • Sports betting operators will be taxed at ten percent. 
  • Both land-based and mobile betting will be permitted. 
  • There will be two forms of licenses (provisional and full) distributed. One to each of the city’s four major sports arenas and the other to bars, hotels and restaurants who apply. 
  • For a provisional license, the sportsbook applying will need to be in one of the listed jurisdictions. These include six states with legal sports betting as well as British Columbia. 

Professional Teams

Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Nationals (MLB), Washington Redskins (NFL), Washington Wizards (NBA), D.C. United (MLS).

Collegiate Teams

George Washington University, Georgetown Hoyas, American University, Howard University. 

U.S. Sports Betting and Online Sportsbooks: How and Where Betting Became Legal

As 2021 continues on, online sports betting has come a long way in the United States. Since the fall of PASPA on May 14, 2018, there have been more than 15 states who have fully legalized and regulated sports wagering in their states. 

The monumental decision came down to The Supreme Court, who ruled in favor of discontinuing the federal restrictions laid out by PASPA. The final vote was 6-3 declaring the ban unconstitutional and effectively leaving all further decisions to the states. Before PASPA came to fruition in 1992, Nevada was the only state with legal sports betting. 

New Jersey Battles for Legal Sports Betting

New Jersey is that state that receives most, if not all of the credit for legal sports betting and legal online sports betting in America. The battle between the Garden State and the right to offer sports betting dates all the way back to 2009. 

However, the big kick-off point was when, in 2014, New Jersey attempted to operate around the federal law by allowing sportsbooks and racetracks to allow sports wagering. At the time this right was exclusively available to Nevada. 

Former Governor Chris Christie was then taken to court by the top five sports leagues (NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL, NCAA) in the US, all of whom had expressed their opposition to sports betting. It is worth noting that outside of the courtrooms leaders from each of the leagues (other than the NFL) had shown various degrees of support for the newly proposed motion to end PASPA.

After the vote was down and PASPA was struck down, representatives from the top leagues all released statements regarding the recent decision.  They all accepted the decision with hesitation, though a few still expressed their desire for a federal regulatory framework of the activity. 

Both sides had compelling arguments, however New Jersey would end up losing battles in both the District Court as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Surprisingly, The Supreme Court agreed to take the case, and on May 14, 2018 voted in favor of New Jersey. It had been a long shot, but sports wagering was finally legal nationwide. 

Online Sports Betting Landscape

The decision was huge, as the untapped US market was expected to be extremely profitable. Before the ruling, the American Gaming Association had estimated that Americans illegally wagered $150 billion on sports every year. 

The potential numbers for the US now that legal sports betting had arrived was not lost on casinos and sportsbooks. So far, America has seen several big-name sports betting sites have presented their own brand of sports betting in multiple states. 

New Jersey took almost no time in legalizing its own brand of sports betting. Less than a month after the federal decision, Governor Phil Murphy signed the bill allowing legal and regulated sports betting in New Jersey. Since then, many more have either passed bills or are moving towards full legalization.

Casinos and online sportsbooks have been working together from the beginning to bring a new aspect to the gambling layout. This includes the building of multiple new sportsbooks in famous casinos, and has also expanded to venues such as sports stadiums and race tracks. 

The Layout of USA Sports Betting

When the federal ban was lifted, each of the 50 states were left with important decisions on how to go about regulating this new industry within their respective borders. Therefore, each state will have their own limitations and rules that they set for sports betting.

The states with legal sports betting including both online and in person sports betting can be found at the top of this page. These will include the main rules surrounding the market, as they will vary between states.

Certain states will allow players to make bets on college events, whereas others simply do not allow any betting on collegiate events that take place within their state. Specific rules for each state have been collected and listed on this page as an added precaution for the player selecting a sportsbook in their state. 

One research firm predicted that if PASPA were to be overturned and sports betting were to become legal, that 32 states would have legal sports betting within five years.

Approaching more than two years now, around 30 states are either fully legalized and taking bets right now, moving towards regulation of their sports betting or have bills waiting to be passed allowing for the activity to come to their states. The phenomenon of legal sports betting has not disappointed in the United States, as the numbers constantly show in the money bet. 

Where Can I Make Online Sports Bets

StateLaunch DateOnlineIn-Person
ColoradoMay 1, 2020
Yes ✅Yes ✔
IllinoisMarch 9, 2020
Yes ✅ Yes ✔
IndianaOctober 3, 2019
Yes ✅Yes ✔
IowaAugust 15, 2019
Yes ✅Yes ✔
MichiganJanuary 2021
Yes ✅Yes ✔
NevadaExempt from RestrictionsYes ✅Yes ✔
New JerseyJune 14, 2018
Yes ✅Yes ✔
PennsylvaniaMay 31, 2019
Yes ✅Yes ✔
TennesseeNovember 1, 2020
Yes ✅No ❌
West VirginiaAugust 30, 2019
Yes ✅Yes ✔

USA Sports Betting FAQs

Which sportsbooks will be available in the United States?

Although there are different sportsbooks in each state, there is already a large selection of top legal sports betting sites to choose from. As of right now, there are many sportsbooks that are already available in multiple states.

Where can I find online sports betting? 

Online sports betting, although not available in all states, can be done in most states. North Carolina, Delaware, Arkansas, New York, and New Mexico do not currently have options or legislation allowing for legal online sports betting.

Other states, such as Mississippi and Montana, require the player to be within a certain vicinity of the physical locations in order to wager online. Many online and sports betting apps will be using geolocation technology to ensure players are located in legal jurisdictions. 

Tennessee, will be the first and only state as of now to only feature online sports betting. This means there will be no physical locations, only mobile apps. This may turn out to be a smart decision, as states receive most of their revenue from online sports betting. 

How can I place online bets?

The rules for placing online bets differ in every state. Some states will require the player to first go to an approved location for sports betting such as a casino or kiosk, and provide documentation in person before creating a mobile account.

In mobile betting states the player can create a mobile account anywhere within the country. In retail only states you will have to remain at the physical location throughout the duration of your mobile bets. 

Online sports betting sites will use tracking technology to determine where a player is while using the device before they are allowed to bet on sports. No state will allow the player to make mobile bets from outside its borders. Remember, that you will need to adhere to the rules of the state that you are currently in at any given time. 

How can a player place a bet using a mobile device?

The steps for creating a mobile account may differ, however the process of placing a bet online will remain mostly the same no matter the company behind the app.

  1. Choose which online sportsbook you want to use
  2. Check to make sure the sportsbook or mobile app is available in your state
  3. Check all current promotions and promo codes if necessary
  4. Register an account with the app and provide all requested information
  5. Make a deposit into your new account  
  6. Start selecting different games and events and place your wagers

Sportsbooks will have different terms and conditions related to deposits, payouts, betting markets and just about everything else. Be sure to understand all of the terms and conditions related to your actions. This will help to ensure a more enjoyable and transparent experience. 

Where are the most robust sports betting markets?

As more and more states begin to dive into legal sports betting, the competition will inevitably become much tighter. However, as we sit, the real competition is only taking place between Nevada and New Jersey, with the latter even overtaking ‘The Gambling Capital of the World’ in some recent months. 

The leaders New Jersey and Nevada have remained largely unmatched even as other states have refined their sports betting.  With the emergance of Colorado, Illinois and Michigan the Midwest began to find its own place in the country's sports betting industry.

Though Las Vegas in the West and Atlantic City in the East continue to dominate the country and likely will continue to do so, other states have proven that the excitement over online sports betting is not limited to the major gambling capitals. 

Will a sportsbook’s margin be different in different states?

This is something that will depend on the sportsbook, however we have noticed a trend surrounding this question. Due to the different size of taxes imposed on gambling in different states, the answer would almost certainly be yes. However, we have found evidence to the contrary. 

Many sports betting sites will have the same odds in each state that they are located in. Therefore the margin remains the same. Important to note that bonuses often also remain the same. This is great news for players who travel a lot in other states but want to keep the same experience. 

Like most everything else, states will get to determine how much of a tax will be placed on sports betting revenue in their state. If the taxes for one state become too high, we could see some sports betting sites adjusting their margins accordingly, however as of right now the margins will remain the same. 

What is the sportsbook margin? 

The sportsbook’s margin is often called the ‘vig’ or the ‘juice’. This is the percentage of money that a certain sports betting site will take from every bet no matter who wins. The ‘vig’ is usually around six to eight percent. A good ‘vig’ will be lower than five percent with a bad ‘vig’ being higher than nine percent. 

It is important to remember that this margin will affect the overall quality of odds you get, so it should be one of the main things to look at when choosing a sportsbook. To find the average margins that each sportsbook offers, we use our unique formula which allows us to find the sportsbook's average margin percentage for each sport. 

Where can I place bets with the least restrictions?

The state with the least restrictions imposed on sports bettors is easily Nevada, with New Jersey a close, close second. Called Sin City’ for a reason, sports betting has been legal there since 1949. The new law that legalized sports betting on a federal scale may have taken away the state’s monopoly, but there is still plenty offered. 

The experience alone offered in Las Vegas is enough to set the state apart from other legal markets.

In addition to professional sports wagers you can bet on all college athletics in the state, even on teams located within the state like University of Nevada and UNLV. Betting on Olympic events is allowed here and mobile betting is available throughout the state.

If you are looking for a betting experience with almost no restrictions make your way to Nevada. 

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