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Old 10-17-2019, 09:48 AM
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Where to place a bet online?


The title says it all. What is a reputable online site to place a bet? Do they all charge a "membership" fee? Thanks everyone.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:50 AM
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What kind of bet, and from which location(s) do you envision making such a bet? In the US, the laws vary significantly by state.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:02 AM
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The title says it all.
The title says almost nothing. I'm guessing that you probably don't want to place a bet on the upcoming presidential election in South Korea from McMurdo Station, but perhaps you could be a little more specific about where you are located and what sport you want to bet on.

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Old 10-17-2019, 10:29 AM
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I'm in Massachusetts and I wish to bet on the upcoming World Series.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:50 AM
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From https://www.bettingusa.com/states/ma/:
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Legal online betting in Massachusetts currently consists of horse racing, fantasy sports and games of skill. Online sports betting remains prohibited, but there has been a strong effort to change that with the introduction of multiple bills in 2019 that would legalize in-person and mobile betting.
(bolding mine) It looks like you are out of luck(sorry) for the time being.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:59 AM
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From https://www.bettingusa.com/states/ma/:
(bolding mine) It looks like you are out of luck(sorry) for the time being.
Looking at that site, and its information on the surrounding states, it looks like online sports gambling is legal in Rhode Island. If OP can get to Rhode Island, that might be a possibility.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:00 AM
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Well maybe I just saved $100. It was a one-off anyway. Just excited about my Nats.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:08 AM
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Very good article about travelling out-of-state to place an online bet.
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If OP can get to Rhode Island, that might be a possibility.
In order to get an account for online betting in RI you must first go in person Twin Rivers casino to establish your legal residence in RI, then be physically in the state when you place your bet. So unless the OP is planning to move it's not an option for them.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:57 AM
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In order to get an account for online betting in RI you must first go in person Twin Rivers casino to establish your legal residence in RI, then be physically in the state when you place your bet. So unless the OP is planning to move it's not an option for them.
I stand corrected (and I'm not surprised to learn that out-of-state bettors aren't allowed).
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I found the end of that article ironic and amusing. I think it would be hilarious if people are actually betting on which states will be the next ones to legalize betting
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