A Beginners’ Guide To Gambling In America Following The Supreme Court Legalizing Sports Betting

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While sports betting laws in the United States were completely flipped on their head last week, it’s sometimes not even clear to the high rollers what’s legal and what’s not in certain states. Some of the most influential names in sports have shown their support in legalizing sports betting, and the Supreme Court has now ruled it legal, but it’s still only currently allowed in all its forms in four states .There are also a ton of other state-centric laws around gambling which could mean your poker game breaks the law if you step over a state line.

That’s why the folks over at PlayUSA have put together an interactive guide designed to let you work out exactly what’s legal, illegal and possibly unclear in each state and when it comes to betting. Hopefully. this will help even the least experienced players better understand their chances throughout the country.

The Main Four Sporting Contenders

So while some states might still classify sports betting as illegal, or restrict it in some way, the good news is that there are four states that do allow you to be able to get in on a game or two. These states for include:

Delaware – While Delaware doesn’t offer conventional casino gambling everywhere in the state, it does, however, maintain several constitutionally exempt casinos, as well as sports betting and horse racing.
Montana – While the Big Sky state only classifies three forms of gambling illegal, including daily fantasy sports and an online lottery, it is one of the few that sees sports betting and horse racing as legal forms of gambling.
Oregon – Alongside Delaware and Montana, Oregon was one of the three states where sports lotteries were exempt from the 1992 Act preventing sports betting.
Nevada – The state that’s home to Sin City certainly has statewide gambling establishments (one of only two states). As well as the three states whose sports lotteries were exempt from the PASPA, Nevada’s licensed sports pools also went unbanned.

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