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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.

Gaming Today ranks sports betting apps by examining the below set of predetermined factors that have been deemed important to bettors. Staff members involved in the ranking process include experienced researchers, industry analysts, and sports betting experts – all of whom operate at their sole discretion and are not beholden to any outside entity or organization.

  1. Odds: We compare sportsbook odds to help bettors find the best value for their wagers. Sportsbooks balance expected profit and risk differently, so bettors can find better odds on different parts of the line.
  2. Bonuses: Some bettors want to know how many free credits they can get up front. They may stick with a sportsbook that offers a generous welcome bonus in the beginning. We compare the best bonus offers and offer advice on how bettors can make the most of new offers.
  3. Navigation: Reviewing any online sports betting app takes the app itself into account, too. Some apps are easier to navigate than others, which impacts a new bettor’s chance of using it successfully and with ease.

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About the Author
Amber Hoffman

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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