Sports Betting Laws and Regulations

Whether you’re placing a bet on the latest NFL matchup or an international rugby clash, it’s important to know your state laws and regulations. These rules can affect your eligibility to place a bet or limit the type of wager you can make. If you’re unsure, it’s best to contact your state’s gambling commission or legal department.

In the United States, sports betting is currently legal in 10 states. These include Colorado, New Jersey, Oregon, and Nevada, with all three allowing in-person and online sports betting. Iowa and Kansas are among the other states that have made it legal to bet on sports. In both, however, collegiate sports are not allowed to be wagered on.

While the NHL doesn’t officially take a position on sports betting, its players are allowed to engage in it. The league also has sponsorship agreements with several bookmakers and can provide its own betting data to them.

The NHL also has a code of conduct for its players that prohibits them from seeking, offering, or accepting a bribe for fixing a specific match or event within a match. It’s also against the code to misuse inside information that could reasonably be used for fixing purposes or provide any benefits for that purpose.

A permit holder may use official league data to settle tier 2 bets on professional sports events if the sports governing body notifies the Director that it desires the use of the data according to forms and procedures prescribed by the Director. The Director shall notify each permit holder of the sports governing body’s notification within five days after the date of receipt.