Official betting is the act of placing a wager on a specific outcome of a sporting event. This can range from placing a bet on a team to win the game to betting on a specific player to score a touchdown or field goal. Regardless of the outcome, sports betting is a fun and exciting way to participate in a sporting event.

New to sports betting? Our Beginner’s Guide to Sports Betting can help you get started.

The Kentucky Derby is a national event that attracts millions of fans each year to watch and bet on the race. As the popularity of horse racing continues to grow, so too does its role in a variety of forms of gambling. But just how legal is it to bet on the Kentucky Derby?

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that opened sports gambling to individual states, Ohio was among the first to pass a law allowing sportsbooks. The first retail and online sportsbooks opened in October 2021, led by DraftKings and FanDuel, along with sister sites like SugarHouse.

The NHL has no official policy on where or how players can place a bet, but it does state in its collective bargaining agreement that players and employees cannot gamble on any NHL games. This prohibition is enforced whether the individual is at home or on the road with their team. Additionally, anyone who works for a NHL team or league is subject to postseason gambling screening that checks for criminal charges and convictions related to betting on sports.