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Sports Betting Illegal for USA?

The answer is very hazy. Does anyone really know? It appears from all I've read on the internet that sports betting is illegal for USA residents. Referring to the Federal Wire Act, which states "Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering knowingly uses a wire communication facility for the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers or information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest".

It is claimed that point shaving and other illegal activity is a concern. If that is the case, then why is Las Vegas allowed to take sports bets?


There are many online sportsbooks. Below are the ones we feel are superior.


BetCris Sports Betting

CRIS in BetCris stands for Costa Rica International Sportsbook. An industry leader since 1985.

BetCris also provides poker, casino, horse racing and bingo, as well as sports.

Players in general are very happy with their experience at BetCris.



Canbet Sports Betting Canbet gives you better prices and bigger payouts. Canbet is a Member of IBAS (Independent Betting Arbitration Service) and UK licensed. Enjoy No Fees on most transactions. Canbet offers numerous depositing and withdrawal methods.

Customers from over 100 countries around the world wager at Canbet.


Victor Chandler

Victor Chandler Sports Betting

Free £100 Bet and £25 Casino Bonus at Victor Chandler.

Victor Chandler is a name you can trust. In the bookmaking business since 1946.

A massive array of betting and gaming opportunities is available to you at Victor Chandler.


Paddy Power

Paddy Power Sports Betting

Enjoy Daily Money Back Specials, 100+ Markets per Match and Live-in-play Betting at Paddy Power.

Paddy Power has a chain of retail betting offices throughout Ireland and the UK in addition to their online services.



Betsafe Sports Betting Receive 50% First Deposit Bonus at Betsafe up to €25.

Win on almost anything at Betsafe. Wager on your favorite sport or most anything.

Betsafe is an European Union member and is licensed in Malta.