Question: Can You Bet Online Legally?

There is NO prohibition against gambling online, and that includes betting on sports.

It’s not explicitly legal, but it’s not explicitly illegal either.

The UIGEA makes it illegal to process financial transactions relating to online gambling.

There are no federal laws that specifically make it illegal to bet online.

What states can you bet on sports online?

Efforts by states to get sports betting

  • California.
  • Kansas.
  • Oklahoma.
  • Missouri.
  • Kentucky.
  • Michigan.
  • South Carolina.
  • Maryland.

Yes, Bovada can legally operate in the US. The US federal law doesn’t state anywhere that playing poker or casino games is illegal. It is, however, illegal to run a business that accepts bets or is involved in processing online gambling payments. Hence, the Bovada casino is located offshore.

Is it illegal to place a bet for someone else?

In general, it is not illegal, in the sense that you will not be arrested or prosecuted for it. Effectively, having another person manage your betting account is not much different from using a paid tipping service and so on – there is no law that prevents you from doing this.