Online sports betting for us players:
Online sports betting for american players have been quite a tricky question since the current regulations were set in place. It’s illegal to operate as a bookmaker in the US except for in the states of Nevada, Oregon, Delaware and Montana.
Now with this mind you might ask yourself why doesn’t just online sportsbooks seek their online gambling license in those states? Well the answer is simple and it’s because of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA for short). The implications of this act is simple; basically it means that it’s unlawful for banks in the US to receive and send transactions related to online gambling. Following this act many big operators in the gambling industry pulled out from the american market in order to avoid all the hassle of having to set up special transaction methods for us gamblers.
Then how does us friendly sportsbooks and casinos operate?
Casinos and bookmakers that accept players from the USA has as a result of this been forced to look at alternative transactions methods. Usually this means that there are additional transaction fees for american players but thankfully there are some that are on par with the european standards.
This isn’t completely terrible for us players as it means that the casinos and bookmakers that do accept american players have started to cater towards that market. I.E: Most american friendly bookmakers cover almost all the us sports markets, even WNBA, UFC and college sports.
US friendly casinos and sportsbooks:
For more information about bookmakers and online casinos that accept american players feel free to check out our us friendly pages in the links below, which also includes arbitrage betting for american players.
- US friendly sportsbooks
- US friendly casinos
- US friendly surebetting
Bitcoin casinos and sportsbooks.
Currently the best and most efficient way for american players to do their online gambling transactions are through bitcoins.
- Bitcoins is a virtual currency which isnt tied to a specific country.
- Once you get used to using bitcoins the transactions are simple and easy to make.
- Bitcoins transactions carry no deposit/withdrawal fees on most casinos/bookmakers
- Be vary of the bitcoin rate as it fluctuates quite often
The viking recommends the betting partners group for american players looking to play online with bitcoins and thus avoid both expensive fees and hassle. This group includes:
Will online sports betting ever be completly legal in the us?
Online sports betting for us players is something which is sure to change after the upcoming election. With all the us friendly sites finding loopholes in order to offer their services to us players the government is sure to take action and loosen up on the regulation in on way or another.
The biggest factor here will be if the republicans win the next election as Donald Trump has stated that he is pro online gambling and should he win then online sports betting for us players is sure to become a lot easier and on par with the rest of the world. If Hillary Clinton should win then we’re likely to see a more state focused view on online gambling, with online gambling sites owned by states in order to regulate players and protect them from gambling addiction.
Can us players bet on the presidential election?
American players can bet on the presidential election on several us friendly sportsbooks, the viking has actually wrote an article about where to find the odds for this here in our US presidential election betting prediction. It’s quite ironic actually that you as an american can bet online on the future of online sports betting.
US presedential election odds:
These are the updated odds on the us presidential election as of 2016-07-29:
Hillary Clinton @ -215 over at Bovada
Donald Trump @ +175 over at Bovada
When will sports betting be legal in the US again?
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