Is Sportsbetting Legal in the United States?

Is Sportsbetting Legal in the United States?

This is the most common question I receive on Twitter. The short answer is that the only state where gambling is regulated is Nevada. The long answer is that Americans from every other state can still safely bet online with sportsbooks located in countries where gambling is legal (mainly Costa Rica). I will go into more details below, but for those of you who want a quick answer, you will not get in any trouble gambling in the United States.

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Is there any danger with offshore betting?

Tens of thousands of Americans wager using offshore betting sites each day. While 

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Are Offshore Betting Sites Trustworthy?

While the majority of offshore sportsbooks run a clean operation, it is important to check the reviews for the betting sites that you are considering. This is why sites like AmericanBetting exist; to provide an honest and unbiased breakdown of every offshore sportsbook. While some are better than others, you will never have trouble getting your money 

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How will deposits appear on your credit card statement

All credit card transaction statements that appear on your bill will be discrete. This means that it will not show up as an online betting site, but rather as if you purchased goods from a company. Since offshore sportsbooks use third-party payment processors

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How do I get paid?

The most common payment method with offshore betting sites is via check. These can arrive in anywhere from three days to three weeks depending on the type shipping you request. All checks come via anonymous FedEx packages. The checks will typically come from a Canadian or European bank. Similar to the shipping package, these will also have no indication that you are receiving funds from an offshore betting site. There will typically be a brief hold on your funds, but you will not have a problem depositing them into your bank account.

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