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Sports Betting In Providence

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  • Online Sports Betting Available In Providence Via Offshore Sportsbooks
  • In-Person Domestic Sports Betting In Rhode Island Is Legal
  • Legal Mobile & Online Sports Betting In Providence Via Mobile Apps & Web

Rhode Island is not known for its sports, and that extends to its capital city of Providence. Despite the lack of professional and college teams residents of Providence still enjoy betting on sports. Residents can place bets on their favorite teams through domestic physical sportsbooks and in the meantime, licensed offshore online sportsbooks.

You can find a list of the best available sportsbook on this page here, which was created specifically for Providence, RI residents. You will find information on Rhode Island sports betting, federal gambling laws, and how these online sportsbooks operate.

Is Sports Betting Legal In Providence, RI?

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There are 2 major US federal gambling laws applicable to sports betting. These laws encompass multiple facets of the domestic sports gambling market, including online sportsbooks and banking.

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was a federal ban effective in 46 states, including Rhode Island, that restricted any sort of regulated betting forms. PASPA was repealed by the SCOTUS in May 2018. Today states have the right to enact laws if they want to allow domestic sportsbooks in their state.

The Federal Wire Act blocks all US-based gambling businesses from accepting wagers, betting information, and data across state lines. Passed in 1961, this is the oldest of the sports betting laws. It was at one point thought to apply to all forms of Internet gambling, but was ruled to pertain to online sports wagering thanks to a Formal Opinion from the US Department of Justice.

However, in 2019, the ODJ reversed their opinion making the Wire Act apply to all domestic gambling forms - this opinion is currently being challenged in court.

The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act checks all banks and other financial institutions, specifically how they handle transactions with online gambling websites. Licensed offshore sportsbooks are not mentioned anywhere in PASPA, the Federal Wire Act, and the UIGEA. If the online sportsbook is licensed and regulated by a respected government outside of the US, Providence residents are free to use them.

Most Trusted Sportsbooks That Accept Providence, RI Residents

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Our team of online sports wagering experts has sifted through the results and compiled the best available sportsbooks accepting Providence residents into the table below. In testing a potential brand for legitimacy, we look for the following items:

  • Legal licensing
  • Regulation
  • Betting line selection
  • Wagering type variance
  • Strong security profiles
  • Reliable customer support
  • Generous bonus incentives
  • USA-friendly banking options
  • Mobile/live betting capabilities

Each one of the brands listed in the table has been in the business for at least 10 years. They accept millions of wagers daily from around the world.

 Site NameCurrent BonusAgeU.S.Visit Site
Top Rated #1 IconBovada Sportsbook50% Max $1,00018+USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site Review
2BetUS125% Max $3,12518+USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site Review
3Betonline Sportsbook50% Max $1,00018+USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site Review
4sports betting logo50% Max $1,00018+USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site Review
5MyBookie Sportsbook50% Max $1,00021+USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site Review
6xbet logo50% Max $50021+USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site Review

Providence, Rhode Island Sports Betting FAQs

Sports Teams In Providence, RI

There are no major professional or college teams anywhere in the Providence area. Residents should be happy to learn that these offshore sportsbooks do not limit betting options to teams in your state. You can place a bet on the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB odds, and NCAA sports.

There are also international betting lines for those who follow sports abroad.

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