Best Legal U.S. Sports Betting Sites & Promo Codes

Dec 17, 2019, 04:25 PM EST

What are the best legal sports betting sites to use, and which sportsbooks offer the best bonuses? Here are promo codes for the top sportsbooks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia.


Best Legal U.S. Sports Betting Sites & Promo Codes

Legal Sportsbook Reviews

PointsBet
Rating: A-
Pros: PointsBet is among the most aggressive books with promotions. It starts from your first deposit and continues daily with odds boosts, bad beat refunds and juice-free/reduced-juice bet offerings. And while some promos for New Jersey books are somewhat hidden, PointsBet’s are easy to find. The book also offers more bet-types for individual games than most shops.
Cons: There’s no search functionality within the app, a major drawback when you’re looking to place a bet quickly. The layout also isn’t easy on the eyes. The book’s “PointsBetting” product is something no one else has, but it’s difficult for regular bettors to understand.
Location: NJ

FanDuel
Rating: A-
Pros: Easy functionality when you’re looking to make a bet: A pop-up window automatically appears on the screen, where you can enter your risk amount. Live betting is easy to access, and they offer lots of alternative live markets for each game. Nice visuals when odds change — flashes red when odds get shorter and green when odds get longer. Offers a ton of prop bets.
Cons: App loads relatively slowly. Some of the scoreboards are clunky. Their promotions aren’t as creative as others, but that might be because as one of the leaders, they don’t need to be as aggressive. Site is very basic, and the lack of a search functionality makes it a little hard to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Location: NJ, IN, WV, PA

William Hill
Rating: A-
Pros: Very easy to navigate from sport-to-sport with vertical nav. Search functionality is helpful in finding bets that might be somewhat hidden for specific games. The design of the app might not be the most modern, but the big buttons for each bet type make it much easier to not fat-finger a bet on accident.
Cons: Leagues are lumped together under each sport (example: NCAA and NFL are both under Football), which can make it difficult to find what you’re looking for. William Hill’s live betting isn’t very robust, and when you’re ready to make a bet the experience is a little clunky: Your pending bet goes to the Betslip tab, rather than populating on your screen.
Location: NJ, IN

DraftKings
Rating: A-
Pros: Very easy interface to use. The search functionality works well, and the quick links at the top are helpful. Live betting interface and scoreboard are really clean. Like how odds flash when they change. Can easily view additional bonuses you’re eligible for within your profile.
Cons: Initial bonuses aren’t quite as lucrative as other sites. Some bet types can be very hidden under specific sports. Features some one-way prop bets that are a disservice to the bettor. Betting payout includes your original bet amount; this should be assumed.
Location: NJ, IN, WV, PA

bet365
Rating: A-
Pros: The popularity of live betting is only increasing and these guys are the absolute pros. You can “watch” Gamecasts of tennis and soccer while in-game betting. Unlike some sites, which have long pauses long in between plays, Bet365 moves at light speed. It also lets you bet play by play, a feature that most American operators haven’t prepared for.
Cons: It’s a platform for experienced and professional bettors. It’s a no-frills environment with flashing numbers and little attempt to explain what is going on for a less experienced audience.
Location: NJ

Sugar House
Rating: A-
Pros: Sugar House features numerous different bet types/prices. Like PointsBet, you can pick your own line for the offered price. Sugar House also has lots of offerings for those looking to bet games live. If you like to bet player props, you should check out Sugar House. They have more options than almost any book.
Cons: The app could be smoother and less cluttered. It’s a little slow to load and hard to find what you’re looking for, but their search functionality really comes in handy. Wish you didn’t have to make an extra click into a game to see the most basic odds. Why the extra step?
Location: NJ, PA

Bet Rivers
Rating: A-
Pros: Bet Rivers is owned and operated by Rush Street Interactive, which is the same entity that also runs SugarHouse, so their functionality is basically identical, except with different branding. Bet Rivers has lots of offerings for those looking to bet games live. If you like to bet player props, you should also check out Bet Rivers. They have more options than almost any book.
Cons: The app could be smoother and less cluttered. It’s a little slow to load and hard to find what you’re looking for, but their search functionality really comes in handy. Wish you didn’t have to make an extra click into a game to see the most basic odds. Why the extra step?
Location: IN, PA

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