How can I bet on Basketball if I am not in Las Vegas?

I Want to bet on Basketball when I am not in Las Vegas?

How can I bet on basketball if I am 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 can I bet on basketball if I am not in Las Vegas.

How can I bet on basketball if I am not in Las Vegas?

How exactly does one go about placing a Basketball bet on the NBA or a college basketball 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:

Bovada Sportsbook
MyBookie Sportsbook
SportsBetting Sportsbook

For the account opening and betting process lets look at the Bovada screen


online sportsbook registration screen

online sportsbook registration screen

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.

Basketball Betting Menu

Basketball Betting Menu

If you look at the NBA line you will find 34 bets available.  The game has already started and those 34 bets reflect the sides/totals/money lines and all of the prop bets available on an NBA game. Just click on your picks and move to the betting slip.

basketball betting slips

basketball betting slips

basketball betting slips

The next step would be for me to fill in the amount of the bet and then to confirm my bet. Once I click yes to send my bet I will be given a confirmation number for the wager. All of this takes place on your computer or on your smartphone.

Can I bet on my phone?

Can I my phone to bet on basketball if I am not in Las Vegas? 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 * NBA Lines *
NBA Mobile Odds & Bonus