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When looking for the best legal and licensed online sportsbook, bettors may be overwhelmed by the number of options offered in their state. With many states offering more than a dozen options, it’s hard to tell the difference.

Gaming Today will only recommend legal online sportsbooks that are licensed and regulated in the state in which they operate. We do not recommend offshore or illegal sportsbooks, which we believe are not in the best interests of our readers.

Some brands, like DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, and BetRivers operate in many states with legal online betting. Other brands are more localized to their state. We continuously recommend a core group of top sports betting apps because they are licensed and regulated and are backed by big gaming companies you can trust.

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About the Author

Amber Hoffman

Amber is the Managing Editor of Gaming Today. She writes for a variety of websites in diverse industries, including gaming and travel and is a fan of international football (not "soccer") and Gaelic sports.

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