About Us

Usalegalbetting.com was founded by a group of university friends that are committed to covering every aspect of the sports betting industry.

Our goal is to deliver transparent and unbiased coverage of the legal online sports and casino industries in the U.S.

We provide legal gambling news and legislative and regulatory updates on a state-to-state basis. We also cover and review legal sports betting sites, legal sportsbooks, legal online casinos as well as horse racing and fantasy sports.

Our mission is to provide users with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information so they can make informed decisions.

All our data is research-based. We use the knowledge and experience of our experts to provide reliable and impartial information.

You can learn more about our team, reviews, and information services here.

Meet Our Writers

Richard Janvrin

Richard Janvrin

After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. His first freelance writing opportunity was with Gambling.com. Since then, Richard has covered sports and iGaming for notable outlets such as Bleacher Report, Forbes, The Game Day, Pro Football Focus, and more.

Outside work, Richard enjoys planning trips with his family, going to his 12-year-old son’s football games, making YouTube content about heavy metal music, and streaming on Twitch; and he’s also a musician who was once in a band but is now creating his own music.

Grant Mitchell

Grant Mitchell

Grant is a sports and sports betting journalist who prides himself in his up-to-the-minute reporting on the latest events in the industry. A member of Virginia Tech’s 2021 graduating class, he has quickly put together an impressive portfolio since moving to the professional world full-time.

Grant’s favorite sports to cover are basketball and both types of football (American and soccer), and he is pushing written, audio, and video content. He has been employed by companies as highly regarded as Forbes and continues on a great trajectory in the industry.

When he’s not on the clock, you can find Grant at the gym, looking for adventures, or hanging out with his family.

Shauli Zacks

Shauli Zacks Pic

Shauli Zacks is a big sports fan from Detroit, MI. He grew up playing hockey, basketball, football, and baseball with dreams of being a sports radio host. While that dream didn’t work out, he has enjoyed a long career as a content writer specializing in the gambling industry. Shauli has played at and reviewed many different online casinos and sportsbooks. He used his understanding of sports and casino games to write tutorials on how to play casino games, betting tips, and strategies.

Although he left Detroit a few years ago, Shauli still watches the Lions, Pistons, Tigers, Red Wings, and Wolverines whenever he can. When he isn’t playing basketball or watching sports on TV, he likes to hang out with his wife and 5 kids. His hobbies include running, swimming, watching TV, and skiing when he gets the chance.

Michael Savio

Michael Savio picMichael is an avid sports fan and a veteran bettor from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He learned the trade from his grandfather in Las Vegas as a kid. As an adult, Michael started picking games for a small sports betting site and has built it into a career. His experience allows him to provide tips and information to help other bettors improve their game.

Michael cheers for all Wisconsin pro teams, the Arizona State Sun Devils (his alma mater), and the Ottawa Senators. He specializes in baseball betting but has extensive experience in football, basketball, and hockey. When he isn’t pouring over stats, he’s spending time with his two young children or hiking and enjoying the outdoors.

Rowan Fisher-Shotton

Meet the newest wordsmith on the block, Rowan - Your go-to guy for all things sports, betting, and casino excitement. With a passion for the game that rivals the energy of a game-winning buzzer-beater, he brings a unique blend of insightful sports analysis, riveting commentary, and in-depth reviews to the pages of USA Legal Betting.

Rowan’s heart beats loudest for the NBA, NFL, and NCAA (both football and basketball), but he’s an avid sports fan through and through. As a die-hard fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Toronto Raptors, he bleeds blue and red. When he’s not dissecting the latest matchups, you'll find him soaking up the great outdoors, breaking a sweat at the gym or nose buried in a captivating read.

Bryan Zarpentine

Bryan Zarpentine picBryan Zarpentine is a freelance writer and editor. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and has worked as a freelance writer in the sports and sports betting industries for over a decade. Bryan’s past work has covered a wide array of sports, including MLB, the NFL, college football, college basketball, the NBA, and world soccer.

Caleb Tallman

Calleb Tallman PicA huge sports fan; locally, many know me as the guy who does the PA for our high school football team on Friday nights. Having grown up in Michigan, I am a sports fan of all the Detroit teams, and at the college level, I love Michigan State sports. I have covered sports betting, iGaming and casino industry news for many well-known websites.

Information We Provide

Our website is divided into different sections related to the sports betting industry. They are as follows:

  • State Sports Betting and Casino Gambling Legal Information: This section of our website is devoted to all of the legal rules that exist within each state’s sports betting and casino markets. These are also split into two pages and focus on laws, legislative debates, gambling news, outlooks, projects, and plans for market development. We also list the available sportsbooks and casinos in each state, updated regularly as news breaks

  • Betting Site/Sportbooks Reviews: This part of our site is devoted to informing consumers which legal betting websites are available to them and providing details on how each works. We will share our thoughts on what every option has to offer and compare their selling points. You will find thorough reviews of every legal sportsbook in the U.S. from the national mega-corporations to the smaller up-and-comers. We will share each company’s history, market position, future outlook, and much more to help you decide which sportsbook best fits your gambling desires.

  • Sportsbook Promotions: Learn about the opportunities that exist when to earn, in some cases, up to thousands of dollars when you sign up with any legal sportsbook. We will also provide information about terms and conditions and restrictions that apply to each offer to help you figure out which is the best deal

  • Online Casino Reviews: Lean about the online casino options that are available to you. We will share what games are available on different sites and where you can find the best blackjack and roulette games, slots, and everything else known and loved by casino-goers

  • Betting Guides: You need to check this out if you are looking to develop into a smarter and more accurate sports bettor. We will tell you about all of the different types of wagers, such as traditional markets, parlays, and teasers, as well as different betting odds, methodologies and more

  • Payment Methods: Learn about the inner workings of each site and payment processor. Here, you will discover how fast your payments and deposits will be processed and the fees that go into each option, if any exist

Our Review Process

Our review process is thorough and helps us create the most in-depth collection you can find.

We spend hours pouring every detail of legal U.S. sportsbooks and online casinos so that you don’t have to.

Our steps include:

Signing up and getting started with different sites. During that process, we utilize promo codes and welcome bonuses to see which site offers the best deals, the restrictions, and how easy it is to receive rewards.

From there, we look at the different betting markets on sportsbooks, including live betting. This helps us determine if a certain sportsbook is best for niche bettors or attractive on a broad scale.

Similarly, we look at what sportsbooks offer best odds, which could also vary depending on the market they are in, or if they are live or not. How quickly sportsbooks update their odds with the balance of news and public pressure plays a crucial role in how they are perceived.

We also dive into the back-end processes, including depositing and withdrawing funds from an account. This often shows if a betting site has enough support to accommodate its customers.

On a related note, we talk to the support staff to assess their problem-solving and response time. We also look into their security measures and determine the level of safety each site has.

To finish off, we look at customer reviews to balance our interpretation of the site with the general public’s feelings to give you an unbiased, comprehensive review of different betting sites.

Gambling Responsibly

Responsible gambling is central to our philosophy as a company. Our combined experience in the field shows that gambling addiction is real and can be devastating.

The sportsbooks we recommend have the option for you to excuse yourself voluntarily. They can block you from having access to the sites. If this is what you want, just contact them, and they will handle it for you.

There are several ways to control your gambling. One way is by budgeting a percent of your disposable income and never withdrawing more than you are allowed.

Another is to gamble in units, or fixed amounts, to help track how far up or down you are. Gambling in units makes it easy to know how many successful or unsuccessful wagers you are away from the breakeven point.

Above all, seek help from someone if you are starting to lose more money than you can afford.

Gambling is a form of entertainment and should be viewed as such, not a method for gaining sustainable income. Managing your bankroll should be your top priority so that you don’t find yourself in a rut with no way to get out. Smart gamblers leave themselves enough cushion to fail and still be secure financially.

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