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How to bet on the Big Game online without breaking the law

When is the Big Game this year? It’s going down on Sunday, Feb.12th, and we’re ready to party hard. Online sports betting is a popular way to make things more interesting. It’s not legal in all states, however. If you’re not careful, you might run into trouble.

Keep reading to find out where sports gambling is legal and how to do it safely.

Where can you gamble on sports legally in the U.S.?

This list is a broad breakdown of online betting state by state. Your own state’s rules may come with specific caveats, so we advise you to check out this site for more info.

In addition to Washington D.C., residents in any of the following states may enjoy regulated betting on their favorite sports:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington state
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • Wisconsin

Below, you’ll see all the states that either delayed legalization or openly plan on keeping the practice outlawed for good:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont

In places like North Carolina, New Mexico, and Nebraska, gambling of any kind is limited to casinos located in politically independent reservations or those otherwise affiliated with the state. College and mobile sports betting in South Dakota and Wisconsin are still illegal.

Other states appear to be in limbo. Florida is one complex stand-out, as online sports betting in the state was previously legal and is now being disputed in court.

The best places to bet on the Big Game this year

Want to win big? You should always bet responsibly and choose a sportsbook that keeps your cash and privacy safe. Here are a few top picks for betting online:

  • DraftKings
  • FanDuel
  • Caesars Sportsbook 
  • BetMGM Sportsbook 

No matter where you take your business this month, we hope you enjoy the game. Go, team!

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