Welcome to our complete guide to legal sports betting in the US. Crossing Broad is your one-stop shop for news on the betting industry, reviews of legal US sportsbooks, and betting breakdowns and analysis from Crossing Broad’s team of experienced writers and, more importantly, bettors.
States where sports betting is legal
New Jersey became the first state to legalize sports betting following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a 1992 law which effectively banned. Read all about NJ online sports betting.
Pennsylvania already had a bill in the works when the Supreme Court’s decision came down and they have since legalized in-person and online betting. Read all about PA online sports betting.
FanDuel Sportsbook PA
FanDuel Sportsbook will launch in PA through a partnership with Valley Forge Casino and Resort. The online sportsbook is expected to launch across all platforms in July.
Read more about FanDuel Sportsbook PA.
DraftKings Sportsbook PA
DraftKings Sportsbook may be launching in PA later this. While DraftKings still doesn’t yet have a casino partner in the state, recent news regarding an acquisition SBTech indicates the company may have a path into PA.
Read more about DraftKings Sportsbook PA.
FOX Bet PA
The most exciting entry into the PA sports betting market is FOX Bet PA, which launched in September and has quickly rocketed to the top of our rankings.
Read more about FOX Bet PA.
The first online sportsbook in Indiana launched on October 3, 2019. Currently, there are two sportsbooks live in the state with several expected to follow soon. Read all about Indiana online sports betting.
DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana
DraftKings brought its popular sports betting app to Indiana and is now accepting bets in the Hoosier state.
Read more about DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana.
As the first online sportsbook available in the state, BetRivers becomes the the third Rush property to launch within the first month in a market. Betrivers accepts bets through the web, on Android, and through the mobile web on iOS.
Read more about BetRivers Indiana.
Delaware offers legal sports betting, but only at three state-backed casinos. Read all about Delaware sports betting.
Mississippi offers legal sports betting, but only a handful of casinos. To date, Mississippi has not approved online sports betting.
West Virginia has approved both in-person and online betting, however there have been problems between service providers that led to a prolonged outage and online betting options are limited at the moment.
DraftKings Sportsbook WV
DraftKings Sportsbook is one of the only online sportsbooks available in West Virginia. In partnership with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, DraftKings offers betting across the state.
Read more about DraftKings Sportsbook WV.
New Mexico offers limited sports betting.
Sports betting is legal in Rhode Island, but casinos have had a tough time and mobile betting is not yet live.
DraftKings Sportsbook has been the undisputed leader in legal online sports betting so far. They led the charge in New Jersey and have offered continuously inventive forms of action, including cash-out options, pools, bracket challenges and even AAF betting.
Read our full DraftKings Sportsbook review.
PointsBet is one of the best sports betting sites out there. They are new to the American market, launching in New Jersey with Allen Iverson as a spokesperson. They offer a unique “points betting” system that allows you to win (or lose) a multiplier of your bet up to 50x.
Read our review and get a PointsBet promo code.
FanDuel is a daily fantasy leader and was an obvious entrant into sports betting. They led the betting market in New Jersey for the first time in February, according to BetNewJersey.com. That probably had a lot to do with their 53-1 Super Bowl promo. FanDuel has a partnership with Valley Forge Casino and Resort for PA online sports betting.
Read our FanDuel Sportsbook review.
SugarHouse launched its sportsbook inside its PlaySugarHouse.com app, which had existed in New Jersey for a few years. They will likely be one of the first online sportsbooks to launch in PA.
Read our SugarHouse Sportsbook review.
Bet Rivers Sportsbook
Rivers is owned by the same company as SugarHouse, Rush Street, and will also be one of the first apps to launch in PA.
Read our BetRivers Sportsbook review.
The Stars Group owns FOX Bet (previously BetStars). They launched for sports betting in New Jersey in September and will launch in Pennsylvania sometime in 2019.
Read our FOX Bet review.
888 is a lesser known app based out of Israel. They have struck a partnernship with the Jets.
Read our 888sport review.
Parx launched its sportsbook in PA in 2019.
Read our Parx Sportsbook review.
William Hill Sportsbook
William Hill is one of the leading sportsbooks in New Jersey.
Read our William Hill review.
BetMGM Sportsbook relaunched in September with an all-new platform and a renewed focus on its online app.
Read our BetMGM review.
The NFL is unquestionably the most popular league to bet on. Get NFL odds.
To bet on sports effectively, you have to know what you’re doing. We’ve put together a full list of sports betting tips.
How to bet on sports
What is a spread? How do you bet the moneyline? We answer all those questions and more in our page how to bet on sports.
What is a point spread?
We put together a page dedicated to explaining what is a point spread.
This type of bet allows you to move a line in your favor, but also costs you in the juice. Read our page on teaser bets.
In Europe, more than 70% of the market is live or real-time bets, which allow you to place bets on a game while it is being played. Read our page on live betting.
Esports betting is becoming increasingly popular as the sport itself grows. With sites like DraftKings offer eports related contests, it seems only inevitable the wide-spread betting on esports will follow. Hence, this is a large growth area, with seemingly limitless contents and betting options. Integrity is a factor, as esports gamers typically don’t earn as much as major professional athletes. They are thus susceptible to being bought, so to speak. As sites begin to offering esports action, we will review those verticals specifically and provide you with detailed reviews of the offerings.
In addition to sports betting, online casinos are available in a number of states.
PA Online Casino
Pennsylvania now allows online casino games, including slots, table games, and Blackjack. Read all about PA online casinos.
SugarHouse Online Casino PA
SugarHouse is the market leader in the online casino game in PA. They offer a wide range of slots and Roulette, with a shard wallet with their sportsbook.
Read our SugarHouse Online Casino PA review.
DraftKings Online Casino
DraftKings offers the best online casino. Period. Available in New Jersey and coming soon to PA, DraftKings’ online casino features slots, table games, and live dealer Blackjack in their own branded studio.
Read our DraftKings Online Casino review.