Sports Betting in The US Virgin Islands
Sports betting is legal in the USVI. There are licensed betting shops as well as horse tracks. Horseracing enjoys particular popularity among residents of the USVI and provides a large betting market. American tourists also place bets on sports like baseball, basketball, ice hockey and American football at betting shops in the USVI.
Online Sports Betting in The US Virgin Islands
In 2011 the local government announced that it would issue licenses to sports betting sites. However, these sites must operate under US federal law, meaning that they can’t accept wagers from jurisdictions where betting is not legal.
Locals can legally place bets in licensed sports books. However, in accordance with US federal law they are prohibited from placing wagers with any foreign-operated sports books. Like in other parts of the US, however, illegal online sports betting is common.