Which US States is Matched Betting Legal in? An A-Z

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39% of Americans have some form of side hustle today. So it's no surprise that matched betting has become as one of the fastest growing side hustles in the United States. Matched betting has reached almost all corners of the country in recent years.

The process involves turning sportsbook promos into guaranteed cash at zero risk, so it isn’t hard to see why matched betting has taken the nation by storm.

But people have questions and we're here to answer them.

Is Matched Betting Legal in the US?

Before we dive in, let's first answer the most obvious question, is matched betting legal in the US?

This question is one that we get asked often, but YES, ABSOLUTELY!

Matched betting and the dutching process it uses is completely legal in the US, but to access it you must live in a state in which online sports betting is legal. Should sports betting be legalized in your state and a sufficient pool of online sportsbooks exist, making money with matched betting is 100% legal and achievable.

Matched betting platforms are commonplace in the UK and Australia and are growing rapidly here in the United States. As more states open their doors to sports betting in the coming years, we only expect matched betting to continue to boom.

Read More: What is Matched Betting? A Beginner's Guide


Which States Allow Matched Betting? A-Z

The 31 states that allow online sports betting (and therefore matched betting) include:

  • Arizona 
  • Arkansas 
  • Colorado 
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois 
  • Indiana 
  • Iowa
  • Kansas 
  • Kentucky 
  • Louisiana 
  • Maine
  • Maryland 
  • Massachusetts 
  • Michigan 
  • Nevada 
  • New Hampshire 
  • New Jersey 
  • New York 
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio 
  • Oregon 
  • Pennsylvania 
  • Rhode Island 
  • Tennessee 
  • Vermont
  • Virginia 
  • Washington D.C. (though technically a district, not a state) 
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

As mentioned, this is a list of the states that allow matched betting to take place. However, as covered by CBS Sports, the number of sportsbooks available in each state can differ, making it easier to make money matched betting in some states than others.

The ProfitDuel Map: How Much Can you Earn in Your State?

Though matched betting is still in its infancy here in the United States compared with Europe (making the sportsbook offers over here much more generous), as a side hustle, it has grown rapidly over the past 12 months with the expansion of sports betting as a whole.

Now, the number of states that permit sports betting (both online and offline) stands at 38, up from 28 in June 2023. As this number grows (with states including Oklahoma, Georgia, Minnesota and Missouri supposed to join the party in 2024), the popularity of matched betting will continue booming.


Do I Have to Live in a State to Matched Bet There?

The short answer is NO!

It is perfectly acceptable to convert a state's matched betting opportunities even if you're not a resident of that state. The only requirement is that you have to be present in that state at that time. GeoComply technology is used by sportsbooks to detect your location, so as long as you are located within the state borders, you're good to get started.

Let's say you live in Florida (where sports betting is only available through one sportsbook), it's perfectly legal to take the trip up the coast to New Jersey for the summer and work through the state's generous sportsbook promos and come back with $11,000+ in your pocket, all without risking a dollar.

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Is Matched Betting Gambling?

Before we get into the ‘how’, it's probably worth answering one of the biggest questions surrounding matched betting after ‘is matched betting illegal?', and that's ‘is matched betting gambling?’

Though it has ‘betting’ in the name, by definition the matched betting is not gambling. Why? Because when followed correctly, with matched betting you do not gamble a single dollar of your own money.

Matched betting process asset

Unlike traditional sports betting where you place a wager on a side to win a game and cross your fingers, with matched betting all outcomes of a game are covered, eliminating risk.

In doing this, you unlock a sportsbook promotion, the most common being free bets and risk-free bets. These can then be used when the process is repeated to guarantee yourself a profit, no matter the final result.

So is matched betting gambling? Absolutely not. When followed correctly, it's a safe, legitimate, risk-free side hustle that can contribute towards that car, wedding or vacation you've been saving for.


Is Matched Betting for Me?

As we've touched on, matched betting is not gambling. It is perfectly legal (provided you're in a state where sports betting is) and is widely accessible across the US.

If you live in the USA, have access to the internet, and are looking for a side hustle that can earn you thousands per month in your spare time, matched betting is absolutely something you should consider.

You don't have to have any betting experience, be a math wizard or have tons of hours to burn a week to make money matched betting. At ProfitDuel we do that all for you. We provide all of the software, strategies and support to help you earn thousands per month from home risk-free.

Just ask our members! We've had over 400,000 people in the USA and Europe who'd agree.

So if you'd like to give America's fastest growing side hustle a try, sign up for the ProfitDuel 7-day $1 trial. In this, we've included a welcome offer that can earn you a guaranteed $100.

Want to learn a bit more about the process before you start you trial? Fear not, we've created a free guide outlining the five steps to earning your first $100 with ProfitDuel.

Happy profiting!

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