Unlike land-based gambling, online betting offers a multitude of conveniences. You can set up a betting account in a matter of minutes. You can also wager anywhere in the state. And, the funds you earn are safe.
Most states that offer legal sports betting also allow multiple online sportsbooks. These sites take PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, and ACH. Some also offer deep futures and props. Some states require in-person registration at retail sportsbooks, while others have no requirements. The Wire Act of 1961 is not applicable to digital wagering.
The first state to legalize online sports betting was Nevada. The state enjoyed a monopoly for decades. But, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was removed by the US Supreme Court in 2018. Now, Nevadans can wager on their favorite teams. They also have the option to bet on the NBA draft.
In September 2021, Wyoming launched a full-fledged online-only market. Its first operator, DraftKings, launched an app in the state. The state expects at least five apps in the beginning.
Massachusetts is also set to legalize sports betting in 2022. The Bay State’s legislature recently struck a last-minute deal to bring legal sports betting to the commonwealth. The state will also allow internet draws, which should be implemented soon.
The Gaming Division of the Department of Consumer Protection will oversee the new market. There will be at least seven online sportsbooks available by November 2022. Some have special promos for new users.