Is Bovada Legal to Bet on From California?

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It is technically legal for Bovada to operate in California though they do not have a state license to do so. While Bovada is good, there are better options available, including BetOnline with their welcome bonus of 50% up to $1000)


March Madness Representation

San Diego State and Saint Mary's both made it into this year's NCAA Men's College Basketball tournament.

Last year's Aztecs team made it all the way to the Championship game but fell to UConn.

They were set to play the Huskies in a rematch having made it to the Sweet 16.

Saint Mary's were knocked out prior to the Sweet 16.

In addition to betting odds, props and futures on these two teams, you can find every bet under the sun on all the March Madness participants (as well as the nonparticipants) here.

San Diego State March Madness Appearances Thus Far:

NCAA tournament runner-up
NCAA tournament Final Four
NCAA tournament Elite Eight
NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen
2011, 2014, 2023
NCAA tournament round of 32
1975, 1976, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2023
NCAA tournament appearances
1975, 1976, 1985, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023

Saint Mary's March Madness Appearances Thus Far:

NCAA tournament Elite Eight
NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen
1959, 2010
NCAA tournament round of 32
2010, 2017, 2022, 2023
NCAA tournament appearances
1959, 1989, 1997, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2022, 2023

49ers Back in the Super Bowl Again

Not only were the San Francisco 49ers back in Super Bowl 58, they were also a 1 to 2 point favorite against what's becoming a sports dynasty, the Kansas City Chiefs.  They would go on to lose in only the second Super Bowl to go into overtime.  Certainly one of the better Super Bowls of these modern times.

Here is a sampling of the hundreds of Super Bowl prop bets that were offered at BetOnline:

  • 1st Half Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • 1st Quarter Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • 2nd Half Props - Chiefs/49ers    
  • Cross-Sports Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • Exact Score Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • Halftime Show Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • Kelce and Swift Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • Main Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • MVP Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • National Anthem Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • NFL Records Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • Novelty Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • SB LIV Repeat Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • Score Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • Special Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • Sports Drink Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • TD Score Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • Team Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • TV Advertisement Props - Chiefs/49ers
  • TV Broadcast Props - Chiefs/49ers

Status of California Sports Betting

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.

While it is indeed possible the powerful California tribes could opt to allow sports betting, most have zero plans to offer mobile outside the reservation.  Their rationale is that once folks can start betting from their own living rooms, there will be little incentive to come to the casino itself.

A more recent proposal called for statewide mobile but with in-person registration that would force individuals to visit a casino at least once.  But just because the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is for such legislation doesn't mean the other tribes are.  For the better part of ten years, the tribes could not agree on legalizing online poker.  The special interests, in particular PokerStars, ensured the fate of Web cardrooms in the state.

A tribal initiative that would have legalized retail wagering only at Indian casinos and four racetracks has already qualified for the November 2022 ballot.

Both referendums failed miserably in the end.

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- Ean Lamb,

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