How can I bet on Hockey
if I am not in Las Vegas?
Want to bet on hockey and you don’t live in Las Vegas? Well, 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.
Is Hockey Betting Legal?
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.
What Online Sportsbooks Should I Use?
Now back to the overriding question. How exactly does one go about placing a Hockey bet on the NHL or a game in Europe? 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:
All of these companies have been in business since the last century. Yes, online sports wagering has been around that long.
For the account opening and betting process lets look at the Bovada screen
Bovada Current Hockey Betting Lines
Bovada Login 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 is not only a busy day in Vegas but it is also a very busy day in the online sports wagering world.
Hockey Betting Menu
If you look at the NHL you will find 3 bets available. The side/total/puck line bets are currently available. Later in the day once lineups are closer to being released. Prop bets will go up on individual players.
There is more than NHL hockey to bet on. There are international leagues such as; Russia, Canada, AHL, and several more European Leagues to choose from
NHL Hockey Betting Slip
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. Always double check the bet. I have clicked the wrong side before and a quick look can save a lot of frustration later.
Can 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 * NHL Lines *
NHL Mobile Odds & Bonus