Is Bookmaker Legal to Bet on From California?

Written by:
Ean Lamb
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It is technically legal for Bookmaker.eu to operate in California though they do not have a state license to do so.  Bookmaker is one of the largest and most established online sportsbooks in the world and endorsed by Gambling911.com.  Be sure to claim your up to $1000 signup bonus.

*Up to $2000 welcome bonus
*Payouts in just a few hours with certain funding methods
*Highest betting limits on the Web
*Accessible from most US states (prohibited in NJ)
*Best in-play betting all NBA, NHL Playoffs games
*In business since 1986

Bookmaker.eu has been in business since 1986. It has operated in Costa Rica since 1997 and prior to that the Dominican Republic.

Bookmaker, not surprisingly, enjoys very high search volume as a result of ranking number one for the term "Bookmaker".  It receives some 12,000 searches per month.

In May 2018, the US Supreme Court overturned decades of sports betting prohibition and ushered in an era where folks across the country can now place sports wagers legally.

California is not likely to license sportsbooks any time soon, however.  This is mostly a result of conflicting agendas between the powerful Tribes and lawmakers.

California teams have been especially successful in recent years (think Golden State Warriors).  The Warriors were off to a poor start in 2019-20 but the Lakers and Clippers are more than making up for that.  Both were favorites to win the NBA Championship.

BetOnline opened futures on all California teams.  As of December 9, 2019, these were your odds (still betable):

Los Angeles Lakers 5/2

Los Angeles Clippers 5/2

Los Angeles Dodgers 6/1

San Jose Sharks 30/1

San Diego Padres 40/1

Los Angeles Rams 80/1

Anaheim Ducks 80/1

San Diego State Aztecs 80/1

San Francisco Giants 200/1

Golden State Warriors 500/1

Los Angeles Kings 500/1

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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