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In 2018 the US supreme court finally passed the bill to allow legal sports betting across the USA, previously it had only been available in Nevada. More and more states are getting the legislation in place to start taking bets with New Jersey being the first across the line to legalize sports betting.
This means you can now bet lawfully on your favorite sports across the states, so we’ve been checking to find you the best apps to bet on. Whether you want to bet on the NBA, MBL, MLS, tennis or other sports – these are the apps for you!
The apps we feature are recommended for iPhone, iPad and Android mobiles and tablets. These may come in mobile sportsbooks or dedicated apps in the App Store or Google Play store. Follow our State by State guide to find where you can bet in your state.
Legal US Betting Apps – 2020 Update
More and more states have online sports betting now, below you will find the best app for your state (This is based on your IP when visiting this site)
If nothing apprears here, then do not worry! Read on for how you can still be on horse racing from almost every US state!
If you want to wager on the horses then you have an option in many states, as listed below with TVG. They accept customers from all the states and have a welcome bonus on offer.
States with fully legal sports betting
New Jersey is already up and running to accommodate US sports betting apps at venues and remotely throughout state lines. There are a number of casinos and bookmakers who already have their offerings live and available to bet on. You can check out which betting companies are currently open for online wagering from our New Jersey guide below.
New Jersey betting apps guide – Find the best apps and everything you need to know on how to bet in the state.
New Jersey is the real leader in the market currently will over 10 companies offering online and mobile sports betting in the state. The main sports teams have all picked up official gaming partners in the first 6 months. Sports Betting has very quickly become a main steam pass time.
Delaware is not quite ready yet for full online sports gambling, but like many states, online horse racing betting is permitted. As long as you are a Delaware resident and over the age of 18, you should be able to get an online TVG betting account. TVG is officially licensed to offer horse racing betting online across the States and offer prices you would expect to see from on-site betting establishments. If you like betting on the horses TVG is well worth checking out although you do have to be 21 to use TVG.
Nevada has offered US sports betting apps for nine years now and (for the obvious reason of PASPA) have the most experience of all states. Therefore Nevada holds the most choice in betting apps too. Apps such as William Hill, MGM, Atlantis Reno, Boyd, CG Technology, are all readily available to download. State users will need to register in person however to start wagering on these betting apps. It cannot be done currently directly from the app, like in New Jersey.
The US sports betting apps are available to both residents and non-residents as long as you are within the borders of state lines. Geolocation technology is used to pinpoint every user’s location, making it physically impossible to wager outside state territory. Some apps will not allow you to enter outside of the state. Others will, with the options to view the information only – taking away the facility to actually wager.
On the 1st of August 2018, Mississippi was the second state to go live and bets started being placed straight away. They had pre-approved legislation ready for when the federal ban was overturned. Currently, they do not offer mobile sports betting outside of the 27 land-based casinos in the state. We’ll keep you posted with any updates on any statewide changes to mobile betting.
Iowa has opened up its doors to mobile gambling within the state to residents and visitors aged 21 or over. The current legal setup requires those people who are looking to wager from their cell phones to register physically at a land-based casino first. Although this may sound like a bit of an inconvenience, it is only required the once and then users can freely wager from their favorite mobile devices, as long as they are within state lines.
Iowa betting apps guide – Take a look at the legal mobile betting options currently available.
Four of the twelve casinos across Pennsylvania are currently in the process of petitioning to offer online and mobile sports betting across the state. These are Parx, SugarHouse, Hollywood Casino and Harrah’s Philadelphia.
We are expecting more to come on board but as yet none have been approved. Approvals are expected to be handed out in the coming weeks. Once approvals are confirmed the casinos can then prepare their online sportsbook offering accordingly. This process is likely to take a while, especially with casino and poker being prioritized over the sports betting site.
We are anticipating online sports betting offerings to begin to become available some point into 2019. We’ll keep you updated throughout the legislative unravelling process so keep coming back to get the latest developments regarding sports betting throughout Pennsylvania.
On the 30th of August 2018, West Virginia joined the sports betting party with their own unique set of rules, which do allow mobile sports betting across the state. They offer betting on all sports apart from High School teams and any eSports events where any participants are under the age of 18. West Virginia became the third state live and operational with legal mobile gambling.
West Virginia betting apps Guide – keep up to date with all the latest gambling news from within the state of WV and find out which gambling apps warrant a place on your cell phone.
Headway is starting to be made in Rhode Island. There are encouraging signs of mobile gambling being operational throughout the state in the near future. Bills are in the process of being considered. As such, US sports betting apps could start to appear on the horizon this year. A fog of uncertainty still surrounds how the whole operation will work in relation to multiple vendors or not, but as bills start to pass, the clearer the picture will be.
The initial bill will require new customers to register in person, similar to how Nevada operates currently. However, New Jersey is doing a good job showing the nation that online registration is a plausible (and much more efficient) method of registration. We expect amendments to be made to the system as time progresses as people learn and mould this form of entertainment into the state culture. In short – the state’s not quite ready yet, but it soon will be. watch this space.
New developments have been made in the Federal law with PASPA being struck off, opening up the possibility of states outside of Nevada to offer Sports betting services. New Jersey has got the ball rolling, signing a new bill in June allowing gamblers in the state to start legally betting. Over 15 states have already started the process of writing similar bills to pass through the state legislative process in order to accommodate the abolition of PASPA and the allowing of regulating/taxing sports betting across the USA.
William Hill has now begun to offer their services at Monmouth Park from the William bar and The Borgata in Atlantic City have introduced sports betting and off-track wagering to their list of services. We expect many more establishments to crop up in the near future.
Online gambling is still prohibited for the time being, due to a stipulation of allowing 30 days from when the Bill passed (11th June) before any online gambling will be allowed in the State. We will keep you updated. It is also important to point out that in order to gamble in the State of New Jersey, you need to be aged 21 or older.
Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Mississippi should seem have been quickest here to get things moving so we will be expecting these states alongside New Jersey to be among the first to have a fully regulated system in place and for US Sports betting apps to appear. Keep tuned with us here at bettingapps.com and follow us on Twitter and we will update you on any further proceedings as and when they happen.
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