How Do I Start a Sportsbook From Alabama?

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:

Alabama has long been known as a college football haven but in recent years the state has made a name for itself in the world of college basketball.  In 2023, the Crimson Tide were rewarded the top seed in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.  Bettors are plentiful in this state as a result.


How to Start Your Online Mobile Sportsbook in Alabama

For a fee as low as $3 per head (per customer/player) per week, you will get a customized website for your players, 24/7 customer service (online and by phone), full odds service, live in-play wagering, betting on most international sports, full reporting, an online casino, a horse book and much more.  AcePerHead is currently running a FREE WEEK every month FOR LIFE promo.

There are no upfront costs such as the purchase of the software, etc...  Also no need to hire anyone other than the recommended accountant and perhaps an assistant.  Remember, you will be spending most of your time on the beach. 

Is Sports Betting Regulated in Alabama?

Sports betting is currently NOT regulated in Alabama but that doesn't mean residents aren't constantly exposed to commercials for DraftKings, FanDuel and others.  When individuals see these ads on television, their only option to place a bet is with an offshore book or a local bookmaker like yourself.

Benefits of Betting With a Local vs. Regulated Sportsbook in Alabama

There are no regulated sportsbooks in Alabama.  Local bookies provide anonymity, wagering on credit and typically accept customers 18 and up.  They also do not require extensive paperwork.  Pay per head businesses like also provide wagering on many events and options not available at regulated books.  They also feature an online casino and racebook.  Local bookies do not report your winnings to the IRS (you still need to file your taxes).


Never accept customers you have not fully screened beforehand.  You should either be familiar with your customers or they should contain references.  A pay per head has eliminated a number of elements of the bookmaking business once deemed to be illegal such as the operation of a wire room and the settlement of payments/collections via cash.  For example, bets are placed over a secure website with servers outside the United States.  Bets by phone are strongly discouraged

Pay per heads like AcePerHead also offer money transactions via Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that take place via the website.

Take That Extra Step:

  • Do not take bets over the phone.
  • Avoid taking on customers who reside outside your state.
  • Know your customers and check referrals.
  • Do not engage with individuals involved in any type of criminal activities.
  • Use cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin Tumblers provided by AcePerHead, for secure anonymous transactions.
  • Keep your customers information private.
  • Always file your taxes.

Today's pay per head businesses are regular sponsors on your favorite search engines so they enjoy maximum exposure, but not all pay per head businesses are the same.  AcePerHead is one of the most established in the industry.

Avoid those services that only offer the software for super cheap and nothing else.

Alabama Team Report (Updated March 31, 2023)

Alabama Crimson Tide Basketball - Congrats!  Your team was the number one seed in this year's tournament but bowed out in the Elite Eight.  Unfortunately there was some off-the-court drama that provided some distractions.  The team finished 26-5 Straight Up and two wins above the .500 mark Against The Spread.

Alabama Crimson Tide Football - The Tide have the second shortest odds of winning the 2024 College Football Playoff Championship with a payout of $500 for every $100 bet.

Auburn Tigers Football - They were being offered anywhere from 10-1 to 20-1 to win the 2024 College Football Playoff Championship. The 2021-22 squad finished flat.

Auburn Tigers Basketball - The Tigers finished the season stumbling but still made it into the tournament with a 20-11 record Straight Up and proved somewhat profitable for bookies as they were two games below the .500 mark Against The Spread.

- Aaron Goldstein,