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How do I bet online on cricket matches in the USA?
Sports betting in the USA is a muddy area. Until recently it was subject to a federal ban – imposed via the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which was scrapped by the supreme court in 2018. States are steadily beginning to offer sports books as a result but there are still obstacles for the keen gambler to overcome.
And while the red tape is almost always associated with the gambling company and not the individual, it’s worth clueing yourself up on the rules, regs and indeed laws that govern the process.
Companies which do accept American punters are to be found offshore – ie outside of the those there United States – and even those betting outlets might find that American banks are not overly keen to work with them (thanks to the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act).
There are bookmakers who do offer cricket markets, though.
Check out BetAmerica, Bovada, BetOnline and 5Dimes. The opportunities to have a flutter on cricket at each are varied but the opportunity is at least there.
And it’s better than the old way of having to go to Nevada to place a few dollars on the outcome of a game.
Please remember, however, the ultimately the responsibility remains with the gambler and you should do your research before laying down your money. And don’t risk what you cannot afford to lose.