Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama. Like Birmingham, there are no major professional sports teams in the metropolitan area. However, residents can participate in Montgomery sports betting via sanctioned offshore sportsbooks. Alabama hosts two significant college programs in the University of Alabama and Auburn University and fans can find betting lines on both teams, as well as any other team in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA through these online sportsbooks. This page was created exclusively for Montgomery residents and has information on the legalities of betting on sports, sportsbooks accepting Alabama residents and how these sportsbooks work.
Is Sports Betting Legal In Montgomery?
The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was a ban that blocked 46 states from allowing domestic sports betting. In May 2018, PASPA was repealed by the SCOTUS and now states have the option to pass domestic sports betting laws. So far Alabama has drafted a bill and is waiting for it to pass before they start domestic sports betting. Online sports betting is another issue. The Federal Wire Act monitors online sportsbooks and blocks any from operating within the United States.
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act handles the financial side of the business, specifically banks and other financial institutions and how they process transactions with Internet gambling sites. Per the UIGEA, online transaction methods are limited on gambling sites, but it does not make it illegal for a US citizen to gamble with a trusted site. There is no mention of offshore sportsbooks being illegal anywhere in the language of these laws. The sportsbooks listed in this guide are outside US jurisdiction because they are legally licensed and regulated by a respected international government. Alabama does not have any state laws barring residents from using licensed offshore betting sites either.
Most Trusted Legal Sportsbooks That Accept Montgomery Residents
Below you will find a table comprised of our top-rated offshore sportsbooks accepting Montgomery residents. These sportsbooks have been certified legitimate after passing our screening process. Sportsbooks must meet certain criteria before they can be considered legitimate by the US government. Our recommended sportsbook operators have at least 10 years of experience in the business. They accept millions of wagers on a daily basis from an international clientele. If you are interested in looking more into these brands, you can navigate to them via the links provided in the table. You are not required to place a bet or make an account with the sportsbook when browsing them.
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Montgomery Sports Betting FAQs
Can I Have Accounts With Multiple Sportsbooks?
Yes. There are no restrictions against having accounts with multiple sportsbooks. If anything, having accounts with multiple sportsbooks would be advantageous in that you would have more access to betting lines and bonuses.
Are The Odds Found In These Sportsbooks Fair?
Yes. The odds found in our recommended sportsbooks are similar to what would be found in a Las Vegas sportsbook. Betting lines are updates frequently along with the latest sports matches and fixtures.
What Wagering Types Are There?
Our recommended sportsbooks host standard point spread bets, moneyline bets, totals (over/under), parlays, teasers, pleasers, props, and futures. We recommend new bettors stick to point spread, moneyline and totals before moving over to parlays and futures.
How Can I Fund My Sportsbook Account?
Montgomery residents can make deposits using credit/debit cards, wire transfers, prepaid cards, and cryptocurrencies. Pay attention to the minimum and maximum deposit amounts for each method. Additional fees may apply, but these can sometimes be waived.
What About Sportsbook Bonuses?
Bonuses are free money given to bettors for use within the sportsbook. Our research shows the most common type of bonus is a match bonus, where an account holders deposit is percentage matched up to a certain dollar figure. For example, you may see something like, “45% of deposits matched up to $5,000.” Match bonuses are available on your first deposit and some sportsbooks feature them with every deposit. Other bonus types revolve around mobile and in-play betting.
How Can I Access Mobile Sportsbooks?
Our recommended sportsbooks feature a mobile component hosted on a web-based application accessible through your device’s browser. There is no app download required. The mobile sportsbook features all the same betting lines, wagering types, etc. Design and functionality are consistent across screen size dimensions thanks to responsive design technology. You can use any Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry device.
Sports Teams In Montgomery, AL
The city of Montgomery does not have any major professional sports franchises or Power 5 Conference college athletic programs. NFL Hall of Fame QB Bart Starr, who was a 5-time NFL champion, was born in the city and played high school football at Sidney Lanier High School.