While many states across the United States are now opening up to sports betting and other forms of gambling, each state has its own specific rules pertaining to different forms of gambling.
As we saw earlier this week when West Virginia legislation was passed to allow esports betting in the state, the different rules and regulations across the United States mean that in some states certain types of gambling are permitted and in others, they are not.
Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent in the realm of sports betting than when it comes to Collegiate sports betting.
And with the Final Four in the NCAA Basketball Tournament set to take place this weekend, it is probably a good idea for me to run through what the different regulations are for different states regarding betting on college sports.
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College Sports Betting – Where We Stand In Each State
It is fair to say that the status of college sports betting across the United States is mixed, but the good news is that reputable sportsbooks, such as FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings and BetRivers Sportsbook to name but three, all ensure that their sites adhere to the state rules regarding college sports betting.
So, that means you won’t ever be in breach of state legislations, provided you log in to your account normally and from where you are residing.
Let’s take a look now at what the rules are regarding college betting where you live.
Sports book sites in Arizona are now allowed to offer proposition wagers that involve college players or college teams.
Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Bookmakers in the states listed above are not allowed to offer college player proposition wagers.
Sports books cannot offer betting markets on any college sport or events that take place inside the states of shown above, nor are they permitted to offer bets on any game anywhere in the world that a college team based in the state is competing in.
Additionally, bookmakers in these states can’t offer college player props bets for any player from a school based in any of the states shown above.
Bookmakers in New Jersey cannot offer betting on any college event that takes place in the state, or any event in which a New Jersey-based college teams participates out of state.
Betting is not permitted on any college event in which a New York or Virginia based college team participates. The states also do not allow college player proposition bets.
In Tennessee, bookmakers can’t offer college player proposition bets or any in-play betting involving college team proposition wagers.
This Sounds Complicated…
Yes, it does, but the good news is that you don’t have to worry about making an illegal bet with any reputable bookmaker in the state in which you live.
Sportsbooks cannot and will not offer bets on college sports that are illegal in your state, so if there are any college sports bets available, you can be assured that they are legal for you to bet on within your state.
Of course, at the moment, the laws regarding betting in many states across the USA are being reviewed and amended and while this information is correct at the time of writing, there is a chance that these rules and regulations for each state could change in the future.