Sports Betting in United States Casual sports betting has always been popular in the US, from office pools to friendly wagers among friends. Organized sports betting, however, is limited by law. In the United States, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 makes it illegal to operate a "betting, gambling or wagering scheme", with the exception of Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana.
The only state to challenge this “federally legislated discrimination” has been New Jersey, when it allowed sports bets to be placed at its horse racing tracks and in casinos, invoking outrage from all major sports associations. The matter is expected to ultimately play out in the US Supreme Court in 2013 or 2014, setting a precedent for other states either way.
Online Betting in United States The four states where bookies are legal have various facilities where sports betting enthusiasts can wager using the latest technologies. Nevada punters may also sign up for online and mobile betting in person, after which they may place their bets over the internet.
Apart from these limited options Americans can also resort to one of many internet sportsbooks that are in other countries and actually accept punters from the US.
The move of US sports betting to the internet has definitely increased its popularity. Major events like the Superbowl are huge draws for gamblers and fans alike, and millions of dollars are bet on it every year. Online sportsbooks make it even easier, and even allow for live betting – bets that are placed play-by-play while games are in progress. In the end, as long as the US has sports, it will have sports betting, and the internet is a great place for it.
Online Sportsbooks in USA
There are 3 American online sportsbook sites that offer gameplay in English and accept wagers in US Dollars