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 Online 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 (PASPA) that effectively banned sports betting. 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.
Unibet Sportsbook is now available in Pennsylvania. Launching in November, it features a Kambi-backed platform and an excellent signup bonus.
Read more about Unibet 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 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.
FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana
FanDuel Sportsbook is now available in Indiana. It is expected to compete with DraftKings, which launched earlier in the state.
Read more about FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana.
Iowa became the 11th state to legalize online sports betting back in May 2019.
Arizona online sports betting is the most recent market to join the party. Going live in early September, Arizona is a state online sports gambling pundits have anticipated for quite some time.
Tennessee online sports betting is now live, and college football fans couldn’t be happier. It’s the first SEC-area state to officially go live, with plenty more states soon to ultimately follow.
Read all about Tennessee online sports betting at Saturday Down South.
Although Virginia doesn’t technically house any professional sports teams from the classical sense, there are plenty of D.C. teams that should fetch the state much more attention. In any event, Virginia has been at the forefront of the online sports betting movement.
This Big Ten-focused state officially turned the online sports betting lights on at the right time (December 2019). Now, it’s reaping the rewards that come with its college football and professional sports riches.
Read all about Michigan online sports betting at Saturday Tradition.
Although Illinois’ recent pas with online sports betting has been a bit tricky—in-person registration has been required—the idea that the state is live is a refreshing one.
Read all about Illinois online sports betting at Bleacher Nation.
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.
FanDuel is a daily fantasy leader and was an obvious entrant into sports betting. Now, the company is Crossing Broad’s preferred online sports betting app. They led the betting market in New Jersey for the first time in February 202, according to BetNewJersey.com, and continue to lead the market to this day. FanDuel has a partnership with Valley Forge Casino and Resort for PA online sports betting.
Read our FanDuel Sportsbook review.
DraftKings Sportsbook has been one of the undisputed leaders 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.
SugarHouse launched its sportsbook inside its PlaySugarHouse.com app, which had existed in New Jersey for a few years. They were the first online sportsbook 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.
Get a FOX Bet promo code.
Caesars is one of the leading sportsbooks in New Jersey.
Read our Caesars review.
BetMGM Sportsbook relaunched in September with an all-new platform and a renewed focus on its online app.
Read our BetMGM review.
Unibet is now available in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
888 is a lesser-known app based out of Israel. They have struck a partnership with the Jets in the past.
Read our 888sport review.
Parx launched its sportsbook in PA in 2019.
Read our Parx Sportsbook review.
Sports Betting Updates
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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.
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 casino.
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.
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Unibet Online Casino
One of the best online casinos, Unibet offers a ton of slots along with Blackjack, Roulette, video poker, Jackpot games and more. It is one of our favorite online casino apps.
Read more about Unibet Online Casino.
Esports betting is becoming increasingly popular as the sport itself grows. With sites like DraftKings offer esports related contests, it seems only inevitable the widespread betting on esports will follow. Hence, this is a large growth area, with seemingly limitless content 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.