SportsBetting.Legal is a joint effort to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding legal sports betting in the United States. We are a team of avid sports gamblers that promotes and participates in safe and responsible sports wagering. The United States has come a long way with their sports betting offerings and the US sports betting market continues to expand. Our mission is to inform US residents about what legal options are available to them. Our focus is online sports betting, though we have information on brick-and-mortar operators as well.
The legal status for domestic sports gambling in the US has dramatically shifted and we are seeing the industry expand across the nation. More and more states are beginning to push legislation out introducing legal betting options. We are not interested in convincing anyone they should or should not bet on sports. Our primary objective is to provide valuable resources that support individuals in making informed decisions about their level of involvement with sports betting. We do this by providing accurate and up to date information that is free of bias and ‘sales pitches’. We try to approach the topic of sports betting through down to earth and honest input.
Meet The Team
The SportsBetting.Legal team consists of die-hard sports fans that follow domestic and international sports leagues and organizations as well as the rapidly evolving legal landscape for the US domestic sports betting market. Our crew of professional writers, researchers and developers have one goal in mind - to provide American sports fans with the most accurate, current and relevant news and information concerning legal sports betting legislation and options in the United States. Our dedicated team understands the inner workings of the gambling industry, both online and offline and expends great effort in closely tracking sports gambling bills and legislation for each state.
C. Denise Coalson
Favorite Sport: MMA
Experience in Field: 20+ years
C. Denis Coalson's Professional Bio
Managing Editor & Author
Favorite Sport: Racing
Experience in Field: 9 years
Samantha Gordon's Professional Bio
Lead Web Developer & Author
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Experience in Field: 10 years
Luke Millinger's Professional Bio
Editor In Chief & Author
Favorite Sport: Football
Experience in Field: 10 years
Jacob Jennings's Professional Bio
Researcher & Contributing Writer
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Experience in Field: 4 years
Marcus Williams's Professional Bio
Researcher & Technical Writer
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Experience in Field: 3 years
Dave Bradstock's Professional Bio
This website includes information and statements which should be considered as opinion rather than fact. Any recommendations on this site are based on opinion and should not be considered as formal endorsements. Any advice provided by this website should not be considered as legal advice or professional advice in any way.
Accuracy of Content
Although our team works diligently to provide accurate and up-to-date information, SportsBetting.Legal cannot 100% guarantee the accuracy and total reliability of what you read on our site at all times. Like we said, the legal landscape surrounding domestic sports gambling changes often and quickly, and we will always do our best to keep you in the loop with the most current information.
Part of our content includes links to third-party operators and resources that we vet and recommend. However, we cannot be held responsible for the content on those sites since we are not the ones running them. We continue to search for top rated online sportsbooks that are USA friendly and will always keep making recommendations to our audience as well as provide links to supplemental information that we deem relevant to the content on our site.
Whenever players leave our site through a link we provide, we cannot be held responsible for the content found on those websites as we have no control over their content.
It is the responsibility of the user to ensure they meet the minimum age and regulatory requirements to gamble prior to registering for an account at an online sportsbook or any online sportsbooks we recommend. We cannot be held responsible for losses incurred as a result of using this website, or as a result of using any website linked from here.
While we provide accurate legal information on a state-by-state basis, it is up to you to determine the legality of sports betting in relation to your own proximity. We are not attorneys, nor do we have any formal training in interpreting laws or legislation.
The content you find on this site is intended for informational purposes only and is based on our research, personal perspectives, and extensive experience in the industry. If you are seeking professional legal advice, we recommend that you contact an attorney that specializes in gambling law.
SportsBetting.Legal will never collect, store or share any personal information disclosed with us to third-party operators. At no point will we ever ask for your financial information since we are strictly an information-driven site. All personal information disclosed with us remains confidential and is never sold or disbursed to any other entities.
It should be known that you leave a digital footprint on our site through your Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the form of your IP address, though this data is strictly used for Search Engine Optimization purposes with the goal of using that information to better your online experience while on our site. Your IP address does not contain any personal information like your name, address, email, age, etc. We pride ourselves on our transparency and data integrity and would never do anything to compromise that or our customers’ personal information.
For the sake of total transparency, we do sometimes receive a commission from a site when you visit them through our links, though bear in mind there is no obligation to use these sites if you navigate to them. We are not paid for our reviews or comments about any gambling site, and only receive a commission for growth in their customer acquisition. We stand by our recommendations regardless of whether you decide to use them.
Even though we receive this type of payment, we are not paid by any other party to provide specific content or to do reviews of any sportsbook. All of the sports betting website reviews found on SportsBetting.legal reflect information based on our assessments, experiences, points of view, and opinions.
We are not paid to speak favorably or unfavorably about any sportsbook brand. Our commissions do not dictate what we say about a site either. In addition, we may allow the brands we’ve approved to purchase ad space on SportsBetting.legal, but this will not impact the way we review or characterize that site.
What We Look For In An Online Sportsbook
There are many different online sportsbooks out there on the market. We here at SportsBetting.Legal have a thorough screening process that is used with each online sportsbook we come across. If the sportsbook does not meet our quality assurance standards we do not promote it to our audience. Below is a breakdown of what we look for in our online sportsbooks reviews:
Legal Licensing - Operators need a license from a respected government in order to be considered legitimate. This licensing can come from the federal, state or international levels. There are very few exceptions to this standard, but they do exist. There are trusted sportsbooks that legally rely on the credentials of their parent company that has obtained legitimate licensing in one or more jurisdictions and has a history of reputable service and stability in the industry. We do not have a problem including these bookmakers in our recommendations providing they successfully meet the standards of our intense review process.
Regulations - Regulations are what keep sports betting operators in check. With proper regulatory oversight in place, you can rest assured that the site you are using is a legal entity.
Betting Line Selection - There are a lot of sports out there and we want to make sure these sites offer a wide spectrum.
Wagering Type Variance - From point spreads to props, we require that our sportsbook recommendations offer a solid range of wagering types.
Strong Security Profile - We verify that our recommended sportsbooks employ advanced data encryption protocols to safeguard your personal and financial information.
Reliable Customer Support - We only recommend sportsbooks with phone, email and live chat support accessible 24/7 from a responsive and knowledgeable customer service team.
Generous Bonus Incentives - We require that any sportsbook included in this guide present wagering requirements and terms and conditions that are reasonable, attainable and in line with industry standards.
Accommodating Banking Suite - We check to see if these online sportsbooks provide USA friendly deposit methods and that transactions are handled securely and efficiently.
The SportsBetting.Legal Commitment
The legalities of sports betting are complex and include certain licenses, regulations, stipulations, and legislation. SportsBetting.Legal promises users that every effort is made to ensure the information provided on this site is accurate and reflects the current state of legal sports betting in the USA.
We believe that regulations and compliance with those regulations promote safe and legitimate online sports betting opportunities, which is what we are striving to support. All of the recommended sportsbooks featured on this site have been screened for both proper licensing and regulations and will provide a safe betting experience.
Keeping In The Know With U.S.A. Legal Sports Betting
Things happen fast with US sports betting legality. Anticipating and following the repeal of PASPA, the first few months of 2018 proved momentous for sports gambling legalization. Multiple states have passed legislation introducing legal betting options and that list continues to grow. We have a News section that provides updates with the ongoing legalization efforts ranging from state to state. Be sure to check our News Section frequently as there are constantly updates added.
Clarification On Offshore Legality
You will often see the phrase “offshore sportsbooks” throughout our content. The reason why we push these offshore sportsbooks so heavily is that they are the only viable legal online sports betting option for people in lots of states throughout the US. We only recommend offshore bookmakers that are operating legally within the industry and that have established themselves as a trusted, reputable brand over time.
Responsible Gambling Practices
Every member of the SportsBetting.legal team believes that responsible gambling is absolutely the only safe way to approach betting entertainment either online or offline. We strongly encourage compliance with all relevant gambling laws as well as a healthy, responsible approach to participation in betting entertainment. We believe that underage gambling is detrimental to all involved and that legal gambling ages should be enforced.
We promote responsible gambling and will never knowingly support a gambling addiction. If you or someone you know is struggling with gambling addiction or is struggling with problem gambling, we encourage you to seek out help through the National Council On Problem Gambling, a local chapter of a gambling addiction support group or a professional treatment center. The NCPG can be reached anonymously online: www.ncpgambling.org or by phone: 1–800–522–4700.