If you love betting on sports, there are many different types of online sports betting. You can place a side bet on a specific outcome, or you can bet on a total or futures market. There are also in-play wagers, which are wagers placed during a live game. These bets can include point spreads and money lines.
In states where legal sports betting is available, you can place your bets using your mobile device. In most states, you can bet on a game regardless of whether you’re a resident or a visitor. Nevertheless, your real-money wagers are still limited to within state lines. In addition, you won’t be limited to a mobile device, since most operators offer a desktop version.
The most common type of sports bet is a straight bet. This type of bet is the simplest and most popular. The point spread is the difference between the total and the actual score. In the case of a football game, the over/under is the difference between the total and the score of both teams.
The legalization of sports betting in some states has led to the opening of retail sportsbooks and online sports betting. But these states have not yet achieved the level of legalization that neighboring states have reached. For example, Illinois legalized sports betting in March 2020, while New Hampshire approved the practice on January 28, 2022. It also allowed the launch of mobile sportsbook apps. As a result, there are now almost twelve legal mobile sportsbooks in the state.
In the US, Nevada was the first state to allow online sports betting. Initially, Nevada had a monopoly on the business. However, that changed in September 2021. Several sportsbooks began operating in the state, including BetMGM and DraftKings. Additionally, two sportsbooks were opened at stadiums in the Phoenix area.
Legal sports betting sites require patrons to prove their identity before betting. Legitimate sportsbooks invest in their tech side. These sportsbooks are much more secure than illegal sportsbooks. A simple search on Google can reveal information about the operator. If you’re worried that a particular sportsbook isn’t legal, you can try another one.
Virginia legalized sports betting in 2021. Its residents voted to allow five land-based casinos. However, sports betting in Virginia remains legal only online. In September 2021, Wyoming is expected to launch an online-only market. DraftKings was the first to launch in the state. The online-only market is expected to expand to at least five new apps in the state.
Legal sports betting in the United States was first legalized in Pennsylvania. When PASPA was thrown out by the Supreme Court, the state legislature created a sports betting law that would allow legal online sports betting in the state. The state’s Gaming Control Board then licensed online sportsbooks, requiring a $10 million license fee. Now, the state has around a dozen licensed online sportsbooks, and it’s legal to wager on most sports.