Is It Illegal To Participate In Offshore Gambling?

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I am resident in Missouri and I was wondering If I could bet on sports on a website based in Canada?

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Generally speaking, it is not legal for you to bet on sports within Missouri. Under Missouri Revised Statutes Section 572.020, gambling is a criminal offense. The exceptions to this are “skills-based” games, like fantasy sports or poker, or if you travel to a neighboring state that does allow gambling. If you are caught betting on sports online, you could face criminal penalties, regardless of where the website is located.



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Author: House Attorney