Online betting is a great way to make money while watching your favorite sport. Many sites allow you to do this by signing up for free, so you don’t have to pay any fees to start using them. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be able to view a menu of betting markets. From there, you can choose the sports you’re interested in betting on and choose a betting line. There are different types of lines available, including moneyline, over/under, parlays, and props.
The best online sportsbooks should offer a full menu of bet types. You’ll find standard bet types like sides and totals, but you can also bet on future events like race horse races, golf tournaments, and eSports. The futures market is also a growing trend, as bettors place wagers on events that are yet to occur.
Sports betting in Illinois became legal on June 18, 2020. Until that time, bettors were required to visit a land-based sportsbook to place their bets. The state was the 13th state to approve sports betting. Since then, more than $7 billion has been placed in bets. The state’s law allows more than 40 sportsbooks to operate. In total, there are currently 13 licensed online sportsbooks in the state.
While Wyoming is the newest state to allow sports betting, it’s a slow process. The first sports books to open in the state will be DraftKings and FanDuel. Other online sportsbooks are expected to follow soon. Meanwhile, Washington, DC has a two-tiered system for online sports betting. While the DC Lottery’s Gambet is available online anywhere, privately-operated sportsbooks are only available in a few counties within the District. And West Virginia’s sports betting law allows mobile sports betting, poker play, and online casinos.