The best legal sportsbooks in the United States for NBA betting are those that are licensed and regulated by the state in which it operates (NJ, NV, PA).
These sportsbooks offer the safety and security of monies and wager data that are backed by gaming regulatory bodies in the United States.
Legal sports wagering is offered by less than 20 percent of the states in the United States (as of March 5). This percentage is rapidly increasing as individual states race to legalize sports wagering in their jurisdictions as a way to increase tax revenue.
Most of the current states offering sports wagering use brick-and-mortar (in-house, casino) locations, as well as, betting on mobile gaming apps or computer tablets and screens. Some companies also offer kiosk-style betting.
Determining the best sportsbook for each particular customer may be determined by what the customer is looking for.
Factors that customers at legal sportsbooks in the United States may use in determining which sportsbook is best likely are proximity, ability to wager via an app, rewards programs, customer service and ambiance (sportsbook).
However, the most important factor a bettor should consider is the sportsbook’s margins that are built into offered bets.
Larger, higher-volume sportsbooks may offer thinner margins than less-sophisticated competitors.
For example, a sportsbook may offer point-spread betting margins at just -105 on each side of an even wager. Whereas, a book with higher operating costs or less competition may offer even-money wagers at -110 on each side, or even higher on some variations of bets.
Often, sports betting customers will use more than one sportsbook in order to compare (shop) lines to ensure they can get more advantageous odds when available.