Last Updated on May 22, 2020

Legal Sports Betting Sites
As more states open up regulated and licensed sports betting each month, the American Gaming Association has a major point to address with the media coverage of sports wagering.

Not all sportsbooks are created equal.

AGA President and CEO Bill Miller says that the media should leave out offshore sportsbooks from their coverage of sports wagering in the United Sites per His reasoning is that bettors, particularly novice ones, may not be able to comprehend specific and key differences between offshore sites, and those that are legitimately licensed and regulated.

“This becomes especially difficult when mainstream publications continue to legitimize the dangerous illegal market, blurring the lines between legal, regulated sports betting and the predatory, unregulated offshore market,”


How Can This Problem Be Addressed and Solved?

As of May, 2020, 22 states including D.C. now have legal sports betting, with Colorado being the latest to join the fold.

Miller says that with PASPA being overturned more than two years ago, the time to raise issues with offshore unrelated sportsbooks is now:

“PASPA never came close to doing what policymakers intended. Instead of protecting competition, the failed law perpetuated a massive, $150 billion-a-year illegal marketplace that left athletes and consumers vulnerable,” 

Sites such as DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM and FOXBet all provide frequently asked questions, along with lists and maps of where legal sports betting is accepted.

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