BetUS (established in 1994) is one of a handful of sports betting sites accessible to those living in the great state of Minnesota to place bets on this year’s Super Bowl. The site offers a generous welcome bonus (max bonus $3125) and will feature hundreds of prop bets on the big game.
Minnesota is one of a number of US states now considering regulating and licensing books to operate from within its borders. Currently residents have access to sites located outside the Gopher State. Benefits of in-state licensing include the ability for gamblers to use apps (sites based outside of Minnesota are web-based and unavailable on app stores) as well as some protections from unscrupulous operators
Two lawmakers on January 27, 2021 announced plans to introduce sports betting legislation in Minnesota. The measure is sponsored by Democratic Sen. Karla Bigham and Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo. It would allow on-site sports wagering at tribal casinos for the first year, then mobile betting for those who sign up for an account at a casino. Minnesota is one of the states with strong tribal influences when it comes to gaming.
The lawmakers argue the bill would provide additional tax revenue and consumer protections to individuals who are gambling anyway. Minnesota tribes oppose the proposal. And top legislative leaders have expressed disinterest. Attempts in past years failed to gain support.
State-licensed Michigan online sportsbooks are now live just in time for taking bets on this year’s Super Bowl, but remember that the apps trace all your activity and will be reported to the IRS once you meet a specified threshold. A number of popular offshore sportsbooks are also accessible to Michigan residents, with the benefits including the lack of tax reporting, often more competitive lines due to the lack of overhead (state fees), more generous bonuses, and the ability of those 18 and up to place bets. State-licensed betting apps prohibit those under the age of 21.
– Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com