Gambling online is perfectly legal here in the UK. That includes betting in casinos, whether we are talking conventional bricks and mortar buildings online casinos, or betting websites.
Unlike many other countr around the world, sports betting and live sports betting is also quite lawful. It means that if you want to bet on say, UK soccer when you are abroad, you will have to check whether or not you will be permitted to do so.
Until recently sports betting was illegal in the USA. But when in May 2018 the US Supreme Court endorsed New Jersey’s assertion that the betting ban that was put in place back in 1992 was an infringement of civil liberties, it signalled the potential for a nationwide legalising of sports gambling.
Before gambling started to become allowed in some states in the USA the illegal betting scene was estimated to be worth approximately $150-billion per annum. it was not therefore surprising that research carried out by the American Gaming Association revealed that eight out of ten people believe in making sports-gambling lawful in their states.
This coming weekend sees the 53rd Super Bowl taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. The forecast is that 23-million US citizens will be wagering a staggering $6-billion on this single event. When you consider that this is approximately the same sum that bet in the whole of 2018 it is quite staggering.
If you want to bet on this event from here in the UK, you won’t have a problem. But if you were holidaying in May in some US states which are yet to legalise gambling, you wouldn’t, for example, be able to bet on the outcome of the English FA Cup final.
There were eight US states in the US at the end of 2018 that had already legalised sports betting, and there are a further 12 set to do so in 2019. You can click here for a summary of where the various states are at in terms of gambling legality.
If you do travel abroad and you want to be able to place a bet of some sporting event or another, the place to start regarding checking out whether or not you will be able to do so, is with your chosen betting platform. For more information about betting while away from the UK follow this link.
You are probably sick and tired about hearing the ins and outs of Brexit. There is no finite agreement of course. In addition, remember that the gambling industry across the EU is not centrally regulated. So we will just have to wait and see what the outcome is going to be on a country by country basis.
If you would like to read up a little more about this, you’ll find some helpful information on the Onlinebetting.org.uk website.