Gambling Online in the US

After the Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on sports betting in 2018, states have been able to legalize it and start offering online wagers. Some have opted for competitive multi-sportsbooks, while others have focused on one or two sportsbook brands to control the market.

BetMGM is a big-name bookmaker with a lot of sports coverage, especially on the more obscure events. Among other things, it offers bets on alpine skiing, Aussie Rules, biathlon, badminton, cricket, cycling, darts, Gaelic sports, handball, lacrosse, pool, rugby league, rugby union, table tennis, water polo, and volleyball. In fact, it covers more sports than most rival online sportsbooks.

The site features a variety of promotions, including a No Sweat First Bet of up to $1,000 that rebates your initial bet in bonus bet credit (with a 1x playthrough requirement) if you lose. You can also get a free Team USA World Cup 2023 bet credit for every win, plus odds boosts and free-to-play contests.

Unibet is a European brand that made the jump to US online gambling. Its US sportsbook is centered around soccer, but it does offer bets on basketball and baseball games, too. Its US site also features “matchday specials,” which are similar to odds boosts, but usually cut the price of a specific bet instead of increasing the odds.

Several sportsbooks have recently sprung up in the US, including Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio, and West Virginia. Those are just the latest additions to a growing list of states that have legalized sports betting. In addition, the Washington DC sportsbook GambetDC is now live.

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