Most of the online sportsbooks that you will find on the Internet will not accept bets from gamblers in the United States. There are a couple of exceptions, however. The top rated sports betting website that allows Americans to place wagers is called Bovada.
Bovada is a clever combination of Bodog (the parent company of Bovada) and Nevada (the state where Bovada is based). Bovada will allow bets to be placed from players in most of the states in the U.S. There are a couple of exceptions, though. If you live in an extremely conservative state (most of the South and parts of the Midwest and Plains states), you may have state laws that forbid online gambling, thus forbidding you from participating.
Bovada Sports Betting
Bovada is the best source to place wagers on the following sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, UFC, Tennis, Golf, Boxing, Motor Sports, Horse Racing and more.
You will also find the most betting options to choose from. This includes the traditional Spread bets, Moneyline bets and Total bets. But, it also includes Player and Team Props (or proposition bets) and Futures betting as well.
If you are into betting on football, you will be happy to know that you can bet on the NFL, NCAA College Football and even other leagues such as the Arena Football League, the Canadian Football League and the United Football League.
Each game will have a Point Spread that offers you nearly even odds to bet on either side. You can choose to bet on the Moneyline if you only want to choose which team will win. The Total bets are for the Over/Under on how many points will be scored combined between the two teams.
Prop bets include NFL Team Props such as Over/Under on how many regular season wins a particular team will have during the regular season and odds on whether or not that team will make the playoffs. Once the regular season begins, there will be team props for each game including which team will score first and whether the scoring play will be a TD or a FG/Safety. This is just a small sample of these types of wagers.
Player Props include which player will win the NFL MVP award and which players will have the most yards at their own position. When the regular season begins, there will also be player props for individual games including whether a certain player will score a TD, whether the QB will throw for 300+ yards, whether a RB or WR will reach 100+ yards and so on.
In the Football Futures section, you can place a bet on which team will win the Super Bowl. In addition to that, you can bet on which team will win its own division. There are also odds for which NCAA Division I team will win the BCS National Title.
The other sports at Bovada have much the same format as the Football section of the website. There are different wagers that can be placed for a number of different sporting events.
Simply navigate the easy interface that is offered in the Bovada.lv sports section. All of the Betting Lines are listed in the sidebar on the left side of the screen.
In Play Betting
One of the unique features at Bovada is the ability to place a bet after the sporting event has already started. Before, you would be required to place any wagers at least 10 minutes before a sporting event has started. Now, you can place bets on the Spread, Line, or Totals in the middle of the game.
Of course, the betting lines will change as the game is progressing to match the likelihood that a team will win given the current score and time remaining. But, this is a really helpful tool for those players on the West coast who aren’t able to get up for the start of the early games on the East coast.