Many across the United States are overjoyed to see so many parts of the country embrace legal gambling since the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was repealed in 2018.
It was a decision that brought the U.S. into the 21st century as far as its sports betting opportunities are concerned, although mobile betting is a different kettle of fish.
Not as many regions in the United States have been quite as quick to legalise sports betting apps, while others are hard at work as they seek to bring the practise to their borders.
While it’s largely positive to see so many states now offering mobile betting in its numerous forms, it can now be difficult to keep up to date with who provides what and where—not to mention whether it’s legal.
A key crop of sportsbooks has used the past few years to plant their flags as the pioneers of sports betting in the United States. Some are prominent across many U.S. territories, while others have localized their business to specific parts of the country.
Appeio has broken down some of the best in the business to see which sportsbook apps can be accessed from most U.S. states, complete with a number of relevant betting promotions.
DraftKings serves as a perfect illustration as to why mobile app integration is and will remain a prominent factor in attracting the modern gambler to one’s wares.
The app is sleek and easy to navigate, not to mention DraftKings offer the increasingly popular live-betting mechanism, which runs more smoothly than many of its competitors.
The sportsbook recently suffered a significant setback in regards to its position on the stock exchange, though investment from Morgan Stanley paints the forecast for a resurgence:
DraftKings has been hugely successful in translating its daily fantasy sports empire into becoming a legitimate player in the sports betting market, with an elite app to match.
Legal in: AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV and WY
Level alongside DraftKings as the most readily available sports betting app in the U.S., BetMGM is currently accessible in a joint-high 15 states across the country.
New York is one of the latest major markets to join in the legal sports betting craze, and BetMGM acted early to ensure it was ready for action prior to launch:
Along with a bevy of lesser-known markets, BetMGM’s app offers an expansive range of markets on the major leagues and teams, with numerous franchises partnered up with the company.
Promotions and bonus offers
Legal in: AZ, CO, DC, IN, IA, MI, MS, NJ, NV, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV and WY
Another former giant of the daily fantasy sports business who has made a hugely successful jump into the sportsbook biz, FanDuel also clearly takes great pride in the user experience.
The app makes it extremely easy to build bets, jump from one category to another, and it’s no longer just the DFS functions that stand out as top of the range.
FanDuel is only slightly off the pace compared to its competition in terms of functionality, currently in operation across 13 states and with more likely to join in 2022.
Legal in: AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA and WV