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Can I Bet the FIFA World Cup Online From Maryland Using Bitcoin?

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Jun/02/2018

For this year's FIFA World Cup, the best way to place bets online from Maryland will be with bitcoin using a cryptocurrency wallet that can be linked to one's banking account.  In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individual states can offer legalized sports betting but must first develop regulatory instruments before doing so.  For now, a few dozen of internationally licensed sportsbooks will accept wagers on this year's World Cup.


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WILL MARYLAND WELCOME SPORTS BETTING?

Maryland is not likely to get sports betting any time soon.  That’s because, while the House voted overwhelmingly to put a referendum on November’s ballot to authorize it, the Senate killed that idea. Both the House bill and a similar Senate version failed to get so much as a committee vote in the upper chamber.

A referendum may appear in 2020.

Needless-to-say, Maryland gamblers will need to rely on international websites to place all their World Cup bets

HOW TO USE BITCOIN AND OTHER CRYPTOCURRENCIES FOR BETTING THE FIFA WORLD CUP

The online betting site will simply have you send them the special address/token obtained from the Bitcoin wallet or exchange.

You would select either SEND (to deposit funds) or RECEIVE (to withdraw funds).

Some exchanges allow customers to link directly with their bank accounts or PayPal.  The Bitcoin can be converted into the currency of your choice then transferred into your account in as little as 24 hours. 

You will want to verify all your information (including personal identification) with the exchange prior to sending and receiving funds.  Typically they will suggest setting up an authenticator on your mobile device for added security.

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

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