Masters Golf Betting Guide For 2017
Teeing off in 1934 and running strong ever since, the Masters is the crème de la crème of the big-four PGA major championships, standing atop the other three in profile and viewership, and even in money accrued via gambling: the U.S. Open, the Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. Signified by the famous green jacket the winner wears, the Masters is broken down into four separate 18-hole rounds, which is really compressed even further into two main 36-hole rounds, which leaves a thinner field after the first round and only players who make the cut get to advance.
For golf fans, the format is pretty straightforward. For those unfamiliar with golf, or even those who simply like golf due to its betting options, the Masters can be a little difficult to explain. For the purposes of this piece, we'll be speaking specifically about the Masters and how to place low-risk, high-reward bets throughout the April annual tournament.
Is it Legal to Bet on the Masters Golf Tournament?The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act combined with the Federal Wire Act effectively prohibits US based sports betting in most of the United States. The exception is the four regions exempted from PASPA, which are Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon. Nevada is the only area legally offering US based betting lines on the Masters golf tournament. American residents do have another legal option though, provided by legally licensed and regulated online sportsbooks that are based outside of the Untied States. There are no federal laws that prohibit US sports fans from enjoying offshore sports betting as long as the sportsbook at which they are betting is legally operating within the industry, such as the ones listed in this guide. You can check out our legal US golf betting guide or our legal US sports betting guide for more detailed information.