The Official Offshore Betting Guide

The Best Of Florida Gambling & Sports Betting

Florida Sports Betting

There is a lot to like about Florida. The sun, the beaches, the nightlife. Not to mention many of the great sports that they have to offer. At the top of that list are the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. And with that, the popularity of betting on these teams is high obviously if you are on this page, betting on the NFL has piqued your interest. You have stumbled onto the right spot. Get information on betting lines, as well as how to make those bets. And if you are one wondering where you can bet on a particular Florida Sports Team, we have all of that information for you below

Weekly odds will be available throughout the course of the season for every game that the Florida teams plays. Odds makers will be all of NFL betting odds, as they are the most popular of any sports in the United States. So you can bet that Dolphins, Jaguars and all Florida teams games will be covered.

State flag of Florida

Top Online Sports Books

Bet online using the following OOBG recomended online sports books

Stadiums and Nerby States

The state of Florida has over 40 stadiums with both college and professional tenants in every major sport.   This map lists the top 10 sporting venues by capacity.   The largest with seating for 101,000 is the Daytona International Speedway.   Explore the map to learn more about the largest sports stadiums in Florida or for a table showing more information we recommend reviewing the World's Stadiums Florida Page.

For Gambling Information and more sports betting information in neighboring or nearby states check out these areas.

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi
  • South Carolina

Professional Major League Teams of Florida

Florida has teams in all of the major league sports

Florida Major Teams

Florida now has teams in every major league,   This includes the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL along with MLC.    Initially Florida only had two National Football Leagues in the early 80’s, but now has two National Basketball League teams and two hockey teams.   In the 90s Florida added two Major League Baseball Teams and now boasts the most recent addition is the Orlando City Soccer team which cam into existence in 2015.   For more information on betting or gambling strategies OOBG is preparing in depth pages on each.   Below are the primary teams links for you to explore.   

Jacksonville Jaguars - NFL

Miami Dolphins - NFL

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - NFL

Miami Heat - NBA

Miami Heat Venue: American Airlines Arena Founded in 1998

Orlando Magic - NBA

Orland Magic Venue Amway Center, Founded in 1989

Miami Marlins - MLB

Miami Marlins Venue: Marlins Park Founded in 1993

Tampa Bay Rays - MLB

Tampa Bay Rays Venue: Tropicana Field Founded in 1998

Tampa Bay Lightning - NHL

Florida Panthers - NHL

Orland City - MLS

Florida Launch - MLL

College Football

Interest on college football betting in Florida is dominated by 5 primary teams

Florida Gators - SEC

Florida State Seminoles - ACC

Miami Hurricanes - ACC

UCF Knights - American

South Florida Bulls - American

Online Casinos, Gambling and Sportsbooks

Florida Residents and Gambling Questions

Casinos:  The Seminole Tribal lands are home to the Hard Rock Casinos and many more.   Casinos are legal in Florida on tribal lands.    Yet another option are Florida’s ‘cruises to nowhere’ which allow gaming in international waters and include more table games than even the largest land based casinos.    Slots can be found in casinos in a few different counties including Miami-Dade and Broward.    

Online Casinos: All major online casinos accept accounts from Florida residents.   YouWager, BetPop and 5 Dimes are some are our favorites but check out the full list at the top of this page.   

Live Poker Games: Yes, there are card rooms associate with the Tribal casinos and with racetracks. With maximum bets going up from $2 to $100 in 2008, poker has flourished and Florida now hosts some prestigious tournaments and tours alongside regular cash-games. You can play home-games, though the provisions for social games are strict. In addition to the standard US-wide rules about nobody making a profit or rake from the games, there is a maximum win of $10 in place. This is very much a provision for ‘penny ante’ games – complete with a list of the card games allowed.

Poker in Florida:   Tribal casinos and racetracks do have live card rooms and live poker rooms.   Bets will range from $2 to $100 dollars.     A variety of prestigious tournaments and tours are becoming popular in Florida.    Home games are also permitted as long as there is no rake and the pot maximum is $10.     Poker rooms and online poker sites do accept accounts from Florida residents.   

Sports Betting:   Again, the leading sports books do accept accounts from Florida residents and you will be able to find every major game from Florida’s profession teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins to popular college teams like the Gators and Seminoles.    

Summary on Gambling in Florida

Florida offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy casino games, bingo and poker for it’s residents and the cruises offer an offshore alternative.    Legalities regarding online poker and online sportsbooks are ever changing and legislation  is becoming progressively more relaxed.    It seems most of opposition to these online casinos and sportsbooks comes from the racetracks and tribal casinos that would like to keep you coming in their doors as opposed to playing from the comfort of your own home.     While OOBG does not pretend to offer legal advice on Florida gaming laws, we were unable to find a single case where an individual was targeted or prosecuted for utilizing one of the online casinos, sports books or poker rooms available to Florida residents.   For more information on the laws regarding Florida Gaming you can review the legal code here.   


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