What is Official Betting?

Official betting is a form of sports wagering that takes place only at sanctioned, legal betting sites. After the US Supreme Court struck down PASPA, states quickly passed laws to authorize sports betting and launched online platforms. The types of bets available range from standard football, basketball and baseball wagers to specialized esports bets.

The NHL does not prohibit players or team personnel from gambling on any game, but it does ban them from betting on league-related events when they are at home or at league facilities. That rule is spelled out in the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement and its constitution. It also applies to anyone who works for a team or the league.

Players have been punished for placing bets on their own teams, even if they were not at the bookmaker. For example, the NFL has suspended several players who placed bets on their own games. In one case, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus was given an indefinite suspension for allegedly betting on his own team’s games.

To begin betting on Kentucky Reds games, sign up for an account at an approved KY sportsbook. You can do this by entering your name, date of birth, residential address and email address on the site’s registration page. You’ll then need to verify your identity by providing the sportsbook with scans of documents that prove your identity, such as a valid driver’s license or utility bill. Once you have verified your identity, you can deposit funds into your account using a credit card or mobile wallet.