Can you do Matched Betting in the US?


Before tackling the Matched Betting situation in the US, I would like to give some context.

President Bush Jr. signed a law in 2006 which banned US Banks from processing Internet gambling activities affecting around 12 to 20 million gamblers and smart bettors. This spawned a downward spiral of federal bans, that left gamblers stranded, forcing them to find ways of juking the rules and establish gambling networks abroad.

Nowadays, the situation has shifted, the bans have been lifted and as of 2018 any state that wishes can legalise sports betting. We are seeing a natural increase in the number of states that accept it.

Betting websites that offer registration bonuses

Due to the fact that the laws in the US are basically decentralised, every state has the liberty to legalise at their own pace, and conditions may vary depending on your location, I recommend that you get information regarding the specific laws of the state that you want to bet from.

This further means that I cannot access all the bookmakers from 1 state, but rather just recommend the most important bookies that offer nice bonuses for you to play with.

List of bookies:
DraftKings - $1050 free
WilliamHill - $30 of free bets
PointsBet - $500 free bets
BetNow - 100% up to $500
BetMGM - $600 risk-free bets
BetRiver - $250 deposit match
Unibet - 100% deposit match up to $25
FOX Bet - $500 risk-free bets
SugarHouse - $250 deposit match
Bovada - 50% up to $250
MyBookie - 50% up to $1000
BetUS - 125% up to $2500
intertops - 50% up to $200
22bet - 100% up to $122
BetOnline - 50% up to $1000
Borgata - 500% up to $100
888sport - 300% up to $30

*Be advised, the bonuses are subject to change.

Deposit options

The most common deposit options for US online Bettors are: Visa, Mastercard, Debit Cards, PayPal, e-Check, Wire Transfer, Play+ PrePaid Card.
Less common: American Express, Discover, Check, PayNearMe, Online Bill Pay, Skrill.

Can you do Matched Betting in the US?

The answer is YES, you can definitely use Matched Betting strategies in the US. But the main issue is that you will need access to Bet Exchanges which work restrictively. Currently Betfair is used only in Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey through its subsidiaries called TVG.

The US laws can be incredibly restrictive in some places, diminishing the feasibility of successful strategies. There are of course situations where you could utilise off-shore based bookies, but be aware as it might be deemed a violation of certain laws. There are some states in which internet providers prohibit off-shore websites.

The industry is booming at the moment, experts are calling it the new “El Dorado”, be sure to jump on the train and make some nice money and also try staying on the safe side of potential risks by correctly informing yourself. Also take note, that due to the fact that the industry is only just starting to reach a new legal level, there are many aspects that are subject to change.
Matched betting in the USA is a total mess for 2 reasons.
1. The cost of living and the average salary is so high that makes it almost unbearable to create a net like the rest of the countries.
2. Legal problems all over that comes with an additional cost. And the USA is not a country you can play with.
I 'd stay away. Only the individual level can make money, but still #1 is a discouraging factor.