Vermont is not the one place where sports betting offshore is legal John Holden, Legal Sports Report · February 13, 2020 at 6:14 pm Whether in Vermont or elsewhere in the United States, betting with offshore operators is fraught with legal questions. At the end of January, this year the Vermont Free Press ran an article that suggested a person located within the Green Mountain State placing a bet offshore might not be doing so illegally. This type of question has been circulating not just in Vermont, but states across the country. The answer, in short: sports betting offshore is not legal under US law. If you have listened to sports talk radio or searched sports betting online in the past 20 years, you have probably have been exposed to an advertisement for an offshore sportsbook. You might not have even realized it. Sometimes the ads will advertise a website ending in “.lv,” which you might think means Las Vegas.