Sports betting is a common daily thing for many people you can walk into a shop near you, check the odds, place your bet and enjoy the game with a particular interest more than just entertainment. This is the reality for many people in different places around the world, the list of countries where gambling is permitted is robust, in other countries gambling, including sports betting is ran by a government monopoly. It is only very few countries where betting is prohibited.
In the United States things are very interesting. Only in Nevada are there bookies that are licensed to legally take bets. In every other state bookmaking is illegal. Those who take bets while in one state, to another state, are violating federal law. Those booking within a state are in violation of that state’s bookmaking laws. What many are surprised to learn is that: most states do not have laws against sports betting (only bookmaking). So with that said here are the 3 possible ways to bet.
Using a Local Bookie
Local bookies operate illegally. Also, in most state gambling debts are not enforceable as contracts. What this means is there is no recourse whatsoever if you are not getting paid.
Today many bookies are technologically advanced. Locals will often refer you to a website to place your bets, and then you settle in cash with them each week.
There however still some old fashion ones that use the newspaper.
Betting with Nevada Bookies
This is obviously a viable option for those living in Nevada or those living in surrounding states that can cross the border or while on holiday to say Las Vegas or Reno.
Betting Online with Offshore Companies
The easiest way to bet online is with offshore betting sites. Here it is important to choose one that is reputable. There are many under financed startups based in Latin American countries, most of those governments do not license or regulate sports betting sites, these operate legally, but without any regulation or auditing. This can be a major risk. There are however very reputable companies.
Heritage Sports is a fully licensed sportsbook providing a reliable and secure sports betting service to millions of satisfied online betting customers worldwide since 1994.
The steps for Sports Betting online are simple:
- join the website online and
- 2) make a postup deposit. The deposit can be made with credit card, or cash transfer through Western Union or MoneyGram.
The amount you post up is your betting balance. When you make a bet the money is removed from your account (placed on hold). If the bet wins that hold is released and the winnings are added too. If at any time you want to cash out all or part of your balance you can request this online. There are several options for getting paid of which paper check is the most popular.