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What makes a good sports betting app? We rate for user-friendliness, range of sports to bet on, initial bonus offer, variety of betting types and reliability of banking options.

After weighing up these factors, this is our sportsbook ranking table:

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Online Sports Betting – Your Questions Answered

Is Online Sports Betting Legal?

Yes, in 2018 the US Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports betting allowing individual states to legalize and regulate sports betting.

How Do I Get Started?

Each state has a different selection of legal sportsbooks to choose from. You can sign up for a new account on your chosen sportsbook’s website or via their app (links provided above). The apps are available for both iPhone and Android users.

How Do I Choose a Sportsbook?

It basically comes down to personal preference. There are no bad choices as each legal sportsbook will have gone through a stringent process before being granted a license to operate. It’s worth trying out several apps before deciding which one is your favorite. Having multiple accounts also gives you the advantage of picking the best odds/lines on a given event between the competing sportsbooks.

What Are These Bonuses All About?

Legal sports betting is a relatively new industry in the U.S. and the sportsbooks are competing to attract new players. As a result, they offer a variety of bonuses for new account registrations. We keep track of these on our Free Bets page.

Additionally, each state has a regulatory body (a Gaming Board or Division of Gaming) that oversees the industry. This ensures the absolute safety of customers’ money and data on the sites.

How Do I Get Money On and Off the Apps/Sites?

This varies by sportsbook and state but there are a wide variety of options available. The most common deposit method is credit/debit card although not all banks allow transactions with sportsbooks yet.

Other methods include eWallets such as PayPal or Skrill, direct Bank Transfer, Prepaid Cards, Cash at the Cage and PayNearMe. Electronic and traditional paper checks are still one of the most popular choices for cashing out.


All apps reviewed on this site are licensed and regulated by their state’s gaming authority

Is It Safe?

Yes, every sportsbook must go through a comprehensive vetting process to get a license to operate in each state. Only the most established and trusted companies are being allowed to operate in this relatively new industry. That’s why you see the big names like MGM, Caesars, Bally’s, DraftKings, FanDuel, William Hill, 888sport, PointsBet, PlaySugarHouse, Bet365 etc. behind the apps.

Additionally, each state has a regulatory body (a Gaming Board or Division of Gaming) that oversees the industry. This ensures the absolute safety of customers’ money and data on the sites.

What Sports Can I Bet On?

It’s pretty much a case of, you name it – you can bet on it. The biggest sport by wagering volume is NFL and the two biggest events in the sports betting calendar are the SuperBowl and the NCAA Basketball Tournament aka March Madness. Then there is NBA, MLB, NHL, college football, college hoops, soccer, tennis, MMA, boxing, Nascar and other motorsports, rugby, cricket, Australian Rules football… the list goes on.

There are minor differences between sportsbooks in the sports offered but the major American sports and biggest international events will certainly be covered. Additionally, there are some minor restrictions on college sports depending on the state you are in; you can check your individual sportsbook for details.

What are the Different Types of Bets?

Moneyline, Point Spread, Totals, Parlays, Teasers/Pleasers, Props, Futures, Round Robins, In-Play Betting and PoinstBetting are among the most popular forms of sports bet.

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