The Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting in 2018, and now states can decide for themselves how they will regulate the industry. This includes determining which types of bets can be placed and setting minimum and maximum wager amounts. It also covers which data sportsbooks can use to make their bets.
As new laws are implemented, savvy bettors are looking for the best online sportsbooks to place their wagers. The best sites will have a variety of payment methods, fast payouts and secure gambling zones. In addition, they should offer multiple customer support options, including FAQ articles and live chat. In addition, they should offer helpful tools for responsible gambling, such as links to support services and a tool that allows bettors to self-exclude themselves from the site for a certain period of time.
Massachusetts: The first legal sports betting apps go live today at 10 a.m. The apps will be available through the following operators: Barstool Sportsbook, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings and FanDuel. Those with existing accounts on those sites will be able to sign in and start placing bets. The state has a new “geofence” that will allow anyone within it to use the apps, but it doesn’t include sovereign Wampanoag tribal land.
Colorado: This sportsbook has a huge catalog of college and professional sports, and it is licensed by the state’s gaming commission. But it does have some restrictions: It’s only legal to bet on in-state professional and collegiate teams, and wagering on single games involving those teams is prohibited. The state is working on a new law that would change that.