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Online and mobile sports betting is now legal and regulated in more than a dozen states in the United States, but it can be confusing to know which sportsbooks are legitimate and how to place bets safely online.
With our free, independent guides, Sports Shield will help you choose a genuine sports book to bet on, understand why you should avoid illegal sportsbooks and teach you best practices to stay safe and bet responsibly.
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How To Pick A Legal & Safe Online Sports Site in the United States
Our independent, free guide will help you choose a legal sports book in your state. It can be confusing to know what is on offer, so here we have condensed all the information you need to get you started.
All The Responsible Gaming Tools At US Online Sportsbooks
Here we break down all the responsible gaming sports betting tools used to keep you safe when wagering online.
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Where is online sports betting legal and regulated?
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Why Should I Trust Sports Shield?
Sports Shield has been created by a team of industry professionals who have been working in the online gambling industry since the early 2000's.
Sports Shield might be new to the scene, but we have been living and breathing online poker, casino and sports for over a decade. Between all the members of the team we have over fifty years of industry knowledge.
We know why it makes sense to gamble using a legal site, why it makes it better for you, how it protects you at the tables and what you should look out for when choosing an online sports betting site.
Our free guides condense what we have learnt over the years to give you everything you need to sit down at the tables, legally and safely with peace of mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sports betting is legal in Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indianan, Iowa, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming.
We have great resources to help you learn everything you need to know about what is available in your state before you start playing. Check out our free guides for more information.
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Yes, most online sports books offer in built tools to help you gamble within your means. Check out our guide which goes into more detail on the kinds of tools available.
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