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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

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

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 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.

Indiana

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.

BetRivers 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

Iowa became the 11th state to legalize online sports betting back in May 2019. 

Arizona

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.

Read all about Arizona online sports betting.

Tennessee

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.

Virginia

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.

Michigan

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.

Illinois

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

Delaware offers legal sports betting, but only at three state-backed casinos. Read all about Delaware sports betting.

Mississippi

Mississippi offers legal sports betting, but only a handful of casinos. To date, Mississippi has not approved online sports betting.

West Virginia

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

New Mexico offers limited sports betting.

Rhode Island

Sports betting is legal in Rhode Island, but casinos have had a tough time and mobile betting is not yet live.

 

Online Sportsbooks

FanDuel Sportsbook

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21+ and present in NJ, PA or IN. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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

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

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 Sportsbook

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STATE
SIGNUP BONUS
PENNSYLVANIA
$250 DEPOSIT MATCH

Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. Only 1x Wager Applies, Playable in PA Only

STATE
SIGNUP BONUS
NEW JERSEY
$250 DEPOSIT MATCH

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

STATE
SIGNUP BONUS
PENNSYLVANIA
$250 DEPOSIT MATCH
STATE
SIGNUP BONUS
INDIANA
$250 DEPOSIT MATCH

Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. Only 1x Wager Applies, Playable in PA Only

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.

FOX Bet

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STATE
SIGNUP BONUS
PENNSYLVANIA
$1,000 SIGNUP BONUS
STATE
SIGNUP BONUS
NEW JERSEY
$1,000 SIGNUP BONUS

Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler. Only 1x Wager Applies, Playable in PA and NJ Only

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 Sportsbook

Caesars is one of the leading sportsbooks in New Jersey.

Read our Caesars review.

BetMGM

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STATE
SIGNUP BONUS
NEW JERSEY
$1000 RISK-FREE BET

Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.

BetMGM Sportsbook relaunched in September with an all-new platform and a renewed focus on its online app.

Read our BetMGM review.

Unibet

Unibet is now available in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

888sport

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 Sportsbook

Parx launched its sportsbook in PA in 2019.

Read our Parx Sportsbook review.

 

Sports Betting Updates

 

NFL Betting

NFL

The NFL is unquestionably the most popular league to bet on. Get NFL odds and Super Bowl odds.

 

Tips

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.

Teaser bets

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.

Live betting

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.

 

Online Casino

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.

Get a DraftKings Casino promo code.

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

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.

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