Many people are familiar with the term “sport gambling”, but what is the difference between betting on sports and sports betting? In the past, payouts for sports betting were based on the game’s results. Since Congress passed PASPA in 1992 in the United States, both online and in-person betting has been banned in the majority of states. Nevada is the only exception. Sports betting apps function as digital clearinghouses that take bets and pay outs electronically. Here are some examples of differences between traditional betting on sports and betting on sports apps.

Online sports betting is legal in Iowa from 2019. are required to pay fees for licensing as well as taxes. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission oversees online sport betting operations. Michigan allows sport betting in casinos that are retail within the state however, not online. The state’s sports betting program was first introduced in March of 2020, just before the Coronavirus Pandemic. Mississippi is another state that has experimented with sport betting, but isn’t fully accepting betting on mobile devices.