How To Sports Bet When Visiting A Legal Gambling State

Currently, 25 states have legalized sports wagering and you do not have to live there to enjoy their services. As long as you are physically in that state you can make wagers. However, once you leave you can’t continue gambling but you can withdraw.

As the rules for sports gambling differ in each location we are going to give you some tips and tricks to help you effortlessly make wagers the next time you travel!

Minimum Age For Sports Gambling

To legally place wagers in nearly every part of the US you must be 21 or older. However, in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Montana you can place a wager as long as you are 18 years or older. Remember to always have your ID on you no matter where you are gambling.

Where Online Wagering Sites Are Legal

Did you know that you can wager on sports online in 10 US states with another 2 launchings soon? Here is where you can wager legally today:

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa 
  • Michigan (legalized but yet to open online wagering sites)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia (legalized but yet to open online betting sites)
  • West Virginia
  • Washington D.C.

You do not have to live in the above locations to make bets. As soon as you cross the border you are able to bet online. However, in Nevada and Iowa, you must register in person at a casino before you can create an online account.

States Where You Can Wager On Sports At Land Based Venues Only

Some areas are a little bit behind the times and only offer in-person sports gambling. These states allow you to back your favorite team at casinos, kiosks, racinos, and other wagering venues. These locations include:

  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • Delaware

Tips And Tricks Bettors On The Road 

If you want to have not only an amazon holiday but a great gaming experience ensure you pay attention to these tips.

When creating a sportsbook online account you must use your real home address. Do not use an address in the area you are visiting. This helps the site easily identify you and speeds up the process when you deposit and cash out your winnings.

Do not try to create an account before you cross the border. Sportsbooks are aware when you are accessing the site from a blocked location and may shutdown your account. To avoid this problem simply wait until you have actually arrived at your travel destination. As it only takes 5 minutes to create an account waiting until you arrive shouldn’t affect your ability to place wagers.

Time To Place A Wager While On The Road!

Now you know everything about betting when traveling, it is time to do some research on the best bets and get ready to place your wager when you hit the road!