Tomorrow Could Be Your Last Chance To Bet on Meaningful Pro Sports That Aren't Baseball Until September 9th: Be Sure To Know Which States You Can Legally Gamble In
I hate to make my fullish time return to the blog in such a controversial fashion, but just so the readers know, I am firmly anti-COVID. Idc who knows it... I'm not too fond of COVID; in fact, I can't stand that bicccch. If it were up to me, this whole pandemic situation would've tossed in the writers' room like post-October 20th Ringo Starr fan mail. Hard pass from Ole Dozo. Do you remember how good I looked in early 2020?
Despite a rough 15 or so months, as optimistic in training, I can admit there are undoubtedly some good things to come out of the big C. For example: In any other typical year, the NBA would've been long gone by now, and us sportz fans would be stuck with just MLB to watch/bet on.
Instead it's late-mid July and the 2021 NBA Finals have officially begun after the Bucks won Game 5 in Phoenix Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead. That means Tuesday's Game 6 in Milwaukee has the potential to be the last non-baseball professional sporting event in the U.S. until the NFL kicks off September 9th (August 5th for preseason).
With one, two games max left in the season, there isn't much time left to get in some NBA bets. Maybe you're new to the gambling game and want to jump into the wagerin' waters while you still can? Perhaps you've been taking advantage of loosened health and safety protocols and don't know what state you'll be in Tuesday night but are just itching to place a bet on Game 6? Well, this handy dandy guide will tell which states already legalized sports betting.
Of course, you'd assume that in the "home of the free," it'd be legal to bet on anything and everything in the sporting world in any of the 50 states that make up the U.S., but unfortunately, as of July 19th, that's only true in 21 states + Washington, D.C. Luckily, eight more states have passed some sort of sports gambling legislation and are just waiting on the approval of regulators and all that official mumbo jumbo.
All states are different; some offer in-casino and mobile gaming and some may only offer one of the two options. That guide is the perfect cheat sheet for a gambler, but as an educator, if you're a visual learner this graphic is for you.
Best of luck on whatever you wager as long as you're on the #Bucksin6 wagon.