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How To Bet On The Super Bowl 2019 Online (Legally)

Even if you haven’t bet all year and wonder how to bet on the Super Bowl online legally have no further fears. The Super Bowl is the time to get on the action and for those who are less familiar with pro football betting, we can read our quick  Super Bowl Betting Guide to refresh their knowledge. No matter where you are in the country – there is a way to get a bet down and several options to do so. We’ll go over the possibilities, depending on your location inside the United States, and the legality of betting with each method.

The matchup for Super Bowl 53 is just a few weeks away. Last year we had familiar faces, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, the defending champion, New England Patriots, taking on the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. The Eagles won in dramatic fashion, in one of the most exciting games of the year. The 2019 Super Bowl stands to be just as exciting. If you’re new to sports betting placing bets can be a little overwhelming.

Super Bowl Legal Betting – Betting At NFL Betting Sites

legality of betting on super bowl 2019Running an online betting site that isn’t state licensed is illegal under federal law, but no law national law criminalizes the act of placing a sports bet on the internet, as an individual. Those running sites that take bets from American residents are running afoul of federal law, and the DOJ has made it clear that their operators will be prosecuted if they step foot on U.S. soil.

However, there is no focus on the individual Super Bowl bettor. Placing NFL bets online is not something that anyone has ever been prosecuted for, on the state or federal level. It’s always good to know your local laws before betting online, but even in Washington State, where online gambling is a felony – no one has ever been arrested, let alone prosecuted for gambling on the internet, in any form, including sports betting.

If you’re looking to make a bet on Super Bowl 53 at an online sportsbook – you have plenty of options. There are many top rated betting sites that offer players deposit bonuses, VIP programs, and an extensive list of betting markets. Lots of them will have also have special bonuses and promotions for the Super Bowl. Even in states where sports betting is regulated, like NV, NJ, and other states, bettors will still be able to bet at offshore sites. Mybookie.ag and  SportsBetting.ag accept residents of all 50 U.S. states and from around the world.

Is Using Local Bookies For Super Bowl Betting Legal?

betting on super bowl 2019 with local bookiesBetting on Super Bowl 2019 with NFL  local bookie is another option in areas where sports betting is not regulated, which is still the majority of the country. We still recommend online sportsbooks as the best option if you’re not in Nevada, but a reliable local bookie is undoubtedly a strong choice. Ideally, you have an online sportsbook account and a local option.

Just as the case with online sports betting, law enforcement, both nationwide and locally, is focused on the betting sites or bookies, rather than the player. Yes, there may be laws against placing a bet as an individual, but in most states, there are not. And again, even if these laws are on the books, they are rarely enforced. You can read more about offshore sports betting in our in-depth article.

These days, there are very few bookies that still accept bets over the phone. If you happen to find one of these bookies – they’re probably worth going after, because their odds will likely not be accurate compared to the ever-changing online betting market. Most local bookies these days use something called pay-per-head (PPH) websites. These are websites on offshore betting servers that accept bets and track wagers for bookies operating across the country. They charge a few dollars per user but don’t handle any of the collections or payouts.

Essentially, you’re betting at an offshore sportsbook, but you’re using someone locally for depositing and withdrawing. There are some advantages to locals over online super bowl betting sites. No paper trail, if you’re into that sort of thing and some more significant limits on specific markets, such as propositions. Of course, there are downsides too. Like, less trust than online sportsbooks, fewer markets, and the lack of any deposit bonuses, reload bonuses, or VIP or rewards programs.

Super Bowl Betting In Nevada

Las Vegas is the place to be in the United States if you want to bet on Super Bowl 53. The legal landscape has changed in the United States, but it’s still the place to bet if you’re betting on sports. Anyone over 21 can walk up to a betting window or kiosk and place a bet, but there is mobile and online betting in Nevada, as well.

betting on super bowl 2019 in las vegas Even if you’re just visiting Nevada as a tourist and you’re a nonresident – you can still sign up to bet on your mobile phone or laptop. Simply go to a sportsbook, have your identification, and provide them with your social security number. Depending on the book, you may also need to sign up for a player’s card. You must fund your account before you can bet, but after that, you’re good to go.

Sportsbooks in Nevada will rival offshore betting sites when it comes to betting markets, but there is one notable exception. Due to Nevada gaming regulations, all bets must be related to an official statistic, reported by the NFL. That means you can bet on how many tackles or touchdowns a player might score in the Super Bowl in Nevada, but you can’t bet on popular offshore markets, such as “Will Belichick wear a Nike sweatshirt?”

Originally published: January 22, 2018
Content updated: January 9, 2019
Joseph Falchetti

Joe is the author of the blog, most picks, and the majority of excellent content on SafestBettingSites. He's been mentioned on Forbes.com as a gaming analyst and his articles have been linked by larger publications, such as the New York Times.

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