- Sports betting remains illegal
- All quiet on sports betting law reformation
- Buckley’s chance of any change in the near future
Top 3 Idaho Sportsbook Online
Idaho Online Sports Betting
Unbeknownst to many, online sports betting has been occurring for many years. Idaho sports betting turnover for 2019 was $3.7 million, wagered via online sport betting sites. These online sport betting sites are offshore only and are open accept US players.
Is this illegal?
It is a gray area. The current state laws do not clearly articulate whether gambling offshore online is illegal or not. Therefore, you will find many online sports books (and online casinos) accepting US players from states that have ambiguous gambling laws – Idaho is one of those states.
Is it dangerous?
There are two aspects to this question.
Firstly, will you get caught or fined?
I highly doubt it. Till this day, there has been no precedence of anyone being charged with breaking the law for playing at offshore online sports betting books or offshore online casinos.
Secondly, are offshore sports betting books trustworthy and reliable?
Very much so. They have been operating in the market for many years and sports betting is a clear cut outcome (when compared to online casino games). It’s therefore extremely difficult to argue that an outcome of a sports bet is wrong.
How can I find an online Sports Book?
The most popular offshore sports book is Bovada. It is the largest and has a long standing history of operating a sports book for US citizens.
Do NOT place a bet at an unlicensed sports book operating offshore. Unlicensed sportsbooks may not be reliable. Although they may offer great Welcome Bonuses, their promise to pay any winnings may be empty. Keep with the trusted, big brand names.
How can I place a Sports Bet onshore?
It is illegal to run a sports book or place a sports bet within the borders of Idaho. Other than placing a sports bet at an offshore online sports book the only other option is to travel interstate where sports betting has been legalized.
Idaho Popular Sport Bets
- NFL – Idaho has no NFL teams.
- NBA – Idaho has no NBA basketball teams.
- MLB – Idaho has no Major League Baseball teams.
- NHL – Idaho has no NHL ice hockey teams.