Can I Bet the Kentucky Derby From Washington State, Oregon?

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Dan Shapiro
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There are a number of online racebooks accessible from Washington State.  BetOnline offers a generous welcome bonus ($1000 max bonus) and 7% back on horse losses.

The US Supreme Court in May 2018 made sports betting legal nationwide but individual states would have to amend their own laws in some cases.  Nearly half have, including Washington.

The state allows for sports betting at in-state casinos but there are no mobile sites based inside Washington.  One will need to rely on established online sites based outside of Washington for that such as BetOnline.

Oregon has been a lot more liberal when it comes to sports betting but less inclined to offer it.  Even before the Supreme Court ruling, Oregon was one of a handful of states grandfathered in to allow gambling on sports.  It chose not to.  Even today, Oregon's lottery prohibits betting on ALL college games, not just the Oregon schools.  Here, too, one can still play with outside sites like BetOnline.

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