Sports Betting: Legal Or Illegal?

Sports betting is a very gray area. For the most part, you cannot place bets on sports in person with "bookies" who do not hold gambling licenses and in states where such activities are illegal but there are no hard and fast rules about gambling online. In fact, there are not a whole lot of laws on the books that say anything at all about online gambling. It is difficult for federal and local agents/officers to police online betting and even more difficult for the government to regulate, so online bets are safe for gamblers.