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Photo: Wpadington (Shutterstock) A ton of people are going to bet on the Super Bowl this Sunday. Sports betting is legal in some form in 30 states, and 31.4 million Americans are expected to put down a total of $7.61 billion on the game, according to projections from the American Gaming Association . But before you join the throng, take a few minutes to make sure you’re not being scammed or mislead. As Carmen Million with the Better Business Bureau put it , “everybody wants to get on board, everybody’s excited about it, but you have to take a moment and investigate before you invest.” Here are some things to look out for to avoid being scammed when betting on sports online. Determine whether and how you can bet in your state Gambling laws vary from state to state, so look into the legalities before you place any bets anywhere. If you live in a state where sports gambling is illegal, you shouldn’t bet. Even “ social gambling ” is illegal in some places, so unless you fully understand the intricacies and accept the risks of illegal (or quasi-legal) gambling, don’t bet on the Super Bowl…or anything else. Bet with state-approved bookies only If you live in a state where sports gambling is legal, you can try to avoid illegitimate and criminal betting scams by evaluating betting sites and apps individually. But instead of taking that defensive approach, play offense: Go with “white-listed” sports books that have been approved […]