Is Legal in Texas?

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Don Shapiro
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The US Supreme Court abolished sports betting prohibitions in 2018, thus making way for legalization at the state level.  Not all states see sports wagering as a good thing.  Texas is one such state.  For now, and likely for the forseeable future, the Lone Star State has chosen not to amend its own laws.  Those looking to play on websites like and our personal favorite, BetUS, can still do so.  BetUS offers a generous welcome bonus (up to 125% what you fund your betting account with).


Best Signup Bonuses for Texas Residence

BetUS (in business since 1994) is perhaps the most aggressive when it comes to offering top bonuses heading into the new football season.

Depending on how you choose to fund your online sports betting account, BetUS bonuses include 125% FREE Money or a 200% signup bonus up to $2000.

College Football 2024-25 (to Win College Football Playoffs Championship)

*Odds as of Jan 27, 2024

Texas 15/2

Texas A&M 35/1

The complete Texas Longhorns schedule:

The complete schedule is:

    Aug. 31 – Colorado State
    Sept. 7 – at Michigan
    Sept. 14 – UTSA
    Sept. 21 – ULM
    Sept. 28 – Mississippi State
    Oct. 12 – at Oklahoma (Dallas)
    Oct. 19 – Georgia
    Oct. 26 – at Vanderbilt
    Nov. 9 – Florida
    Nov. 16 – at Arkansas
    Nov. 23 – Kentucky
    Nov. 30 – at Texas A&M

MLB 2024 to Win World Series

Houston has the 2nd shortest odds to win the World Series at 9-1 while the Rangers come in at 11/1.

College Basketball Tournament 2024

Houston Cougars (January 27, 2024) - After suffering its first two losses of the season, Houston got back on track with two blowout wins and two elite defensive performances, holding Texas Tech and UCF to a combined 96 points. The 57-42 win over UCF was a masterclass at that end of the floor. The Knights shot 15.9% from the floor and 13% from inside the arc. Their seven made field goals and three made 2-pointers were the fewest in a Division I game this season. That 15.9% shooting percentage was also the worst in Big 12 history (from ESPN).

Baylor Bears (January 27, 2024) - Baylor hasn't been great on the road this season, losing by 24 to Michigan State in Detroit, struggling to beat Oklahoma State in early January and then losing to Kansas State and Texas last week. Those last two losses were by a combined six points, though, so there's no need to ring any alarm bells. The defeat to Kansas State did feature Baylor's worst offensive performance of the season, and the loss to Texas was the Bears' worst defensive performance of the campaign. One stat of note: Baylor is No. 1 in the country in 3-point percentage for the season at 42.1% -- but in Big 12 play the Bears are 11th, at 30.6% (from ESPN).

- Don Shapiro,

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Is PrizePicks Legal in California?

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