How To Bet On 2018 World Cup From Arizona, Colorado or Utah

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup gets started this week in Russia.  The World Cup is the most bet on sporting event worldwide every four years and I expect many new bettors to be interested in placing bets on the World Cup online.  For this reason, I’ve added this simple “how to” guide for residents of Arizona, Colorado and Utah looking to bet on the World Cup.

Follow the 3 steps outlined below to get bets in on the FIFA World Cup within minutes.

Step 1. Visit and Open An Account

Click the above link and fill out the short form on the home page to open your account.

BetOnline is our top rated betting site for American residents looking to bet on the World Cup.  They are an offshore betting site that has served the American betting market since 2004 and offers a wide variety of World Cup bets with fair odds.  Here’s our full review.

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Step 2. Deposit

After logging into your account click on the green ‘Cashier’ button in the top right corner of the screen.  Choose a deposit method and complete the steps to fund your account.

Use bonus code BOL1000 when making your deposit to opt-in to the 50% up to $1000 first deposit bonus offered by BetOnline.

Step 3. Place Your World Cup Bets

To bet on any of the World Cup matches click on ‘World Cup’ from the ‘Soccer’ drop down menu in the BetOnline sportsbook.  Check out our soccer betting section for an explanation of the popular bets you can make on a soccer match.

You can also bet on futures & props on the World Cup, such as betting on which team will win the tournament.  You can find these betting lines by opening the ‘Futures’ drop down menu and selecting ‘Soccer Futures’.  Here’s a screenshot of the odds to win the World Cup at the start of the tournament:

Sports Betting Legality in the USA

At the current time it’s not legal to run a sports betting operation in the majority of United States.  That said, there it is not illegal for USA residents to place bets with offshore betting sites such as

Arizona Sports Betting

Arizona seems to be open to the possibility of allowing sports betting at the state level in the future.  That said, lawmakers in Arizona will have to propose and vote on the legislation allowing sports betting, which means there likely won’t be state-run sports betting in Arizona until 2019 at the earliest.

Colorado Sports Betting

It is likely that Colorado will offering state-run sports betting in the future.  That said, the earliest there could be sports betting in Colorado is 2019, and it’s more likely that it could take until 2020 before there is a state-run sports betting option for Colorado residents.

Utah Sports Betting

Utah does not seem open to offering sports betting anytime in the near future.  For Utah residents, offshore betting sites will remain the only option for the foreseeable future.

**In the meantime everyone from Arizona, Colorado and Utah can place their World Cup bets online at, which is licensed and regulated in Panama.

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