How can I bet on MLB Baseball
if I am not in Las Vegas?
MLB baseball betting if your not in Las Vegas? I live in Nevada so for me this isn’t a problem. But, I meet many people who come to Las Vegas for one event and enjoy betting on sports. They almost always ask me how they can do the same thing when they get back home. Well, it is easier than they think.
Most of the money bet isn’t by large syndicates or some guy on a yacht calling his bookie. It is bet by average Americans and many of them never even go into a casino. It also might surprise some that the overwhelming majority of the bets in the USA do not take place in Las Vegas, but take place on a computer or smartphone.
The exact legal status of online sports betting is also complicated, with federal agencies offering shifting views. Sports wagering online has become even more complicated with the advent of daily fantasy football. Some States like Nevada, the one I live in has classified daily fantasy sports as a form of gambling. But, I can cross the border into California and there I can continue to play. Since I am not a legal scholar all I can tell you is how to open an account and how to get an online sports betting bonus if you should decide to open an account.
Now back to the overriding question. How exactly does one go about placing a Baseball bet on the MLB or a college baseball game? The first step is to find a reputable sportsbook. That was the greatest concern I had when I first decided to play online. After a lot of research I finally opened an account. With my research and personal experience I have come to know several online sportsbooks and I can recommend a few. First and foremost when I recommend a sportsbook. I want to make sure I get paid when I win. The next thing I look for is the size of the bonus. The third is the ease of use of the screen. Here are the ones I would be willing to have a family member open an account with:
MLB baseball betting online
For the account opening and betting process lets look at the Bovada screen
Online Sportsbook Registration Screen
Account setup Tip
The information is straight forward. Be ready to have a credit or debit card handy to make your first deposit. Don’t wait till the last second to open an account. It can take about 30 minutes for your account to bet set up and a deposit credited.
Choose from the Betting Menu
MLB World Series Odds
This is an example of a futures bet. Before the season begins you can bet on who will win the World Series. There are also odds on each Pennant, team win totals, and there will be prop bets available on individual players. To make a bet just click on one of the teams and it will be added to the betting slip
MLB Betting Confirmation Slip
In this example I chose to bet on the New York Mets to win the 2016 World Series. As of this writing, the Mets are 11×1 to win it all.
How do I bet on my phone?
The same way you bet on a computer. These same sportsbooks all offer mobile wagering on your smartphone. So, if your at home and open your account. You can go to the sports bar and make your bets, to work, or about anywhere you have a connection on your phone. Obviously, the screen is smaller so it is not as easy to navigate on your phone.
Take a look at the Bovada mobile interface * MLB Lines *