The American Gaming Association (AGA) on Monday issued a list of the 46 legal, regulated sports betting operators in the US, calling on media to only cite these websites in their coverage ahead of college bowl game season.
In a statement, the main trade body in the country for the gambling industry warned that offshore operators regularly take advantage of the growth in legal sports betting without disclosing their illegal status, "which leads to consumer confusion and perpetuates the illegal market."
"Offshore gaming operators have been the subject of federal prosecutions for illegally targeting American consumers for decades. These sites are often vehicles for supporting nefarious activity and organized crime, as well as predatory behavior that may increase the risk of problem gambling for consumers," AGA concluded. The association offers an interactive map that outlines updated legal sports betting status in each state.
With legal sports betting’s launch in Maryland last week, 130M Americans can now wager on their favorite sports via the safety of the regulated market.— American Gaming Association (@AmericanGaming) December 16, 2021
Find state-by-state sports betting regulations and legislation status using our interactive map. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/9clGY6F143
The full list of legal sports betting operators is the following:
Moreover, AGA President and CEO Bill Miller recently submitted a letter to the US Department of Justice urging the federal government to target manufacturers of illegal gaming machines to help tackle unregulated gambling.
AGA seeks that the government uses a long-established law requiring any company that makes, sells, or ships a gambling device that is sent across state lines to register with the Justice Department, as those in the regulated gaming industry do. Violators of the law, known as the Johnson Act, can be fined up to $5,000 and face up to two years in prison, in addition to forfeiting the machines.
*This article was updated to remove Coral and other specific offshore sites after AGA's clarification that they were wrongly included in their release.