Sports betting in the U.S.

Interactive map as of 05.01.21

Our interactive sports betting map breaks it down by state including current legal/legislative status and wagering modalities.
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Legal - Already running

Legal - Rolling out

Pending Legislation

No legislation

Dead

Legal - Already running (21)

State
Bill/Legislation
Mobile
Retail
Arkansas
Retail sports betting went live in July 2019.
X NO
√ YES
Colorado
Colorado online and retail sports betting went live in early 2020.
√ YES
√ YES
Delaware
Grandfathered under PASPA; no new legislation deemed necessary
x NO
√ YES
Illinois
Well, they did it. SB 690 was the vehicle. The first legal bets were accepted at Rivers Casino Des Plaines on March 9th, 2020.
√ YES
√ YES
Indiana
Went live in September 2019.
√ YES
√ YES
Iowa
Retail and online sportsbooks launched together in August 2019.
√ YES
√ YES
Montana
Bill passed in May 2019 to legalize through the Montana Lottery in bars and taverns.
x NO
√ YES
Michigan
Retail sports betting began in Michigan on March 11, 2020. Michigan online sports betting and casinos went live in January 2021.
√ YES
√ YES
Mississippi
Retail sportsbooks went live in August 2018 and have been a success. They’ll take another shot at mobile wagering in 2020.
x NO
√ YES
Nevada
Mecca of sports betting since 1949 or so.
√ YES
√ YES
New Hampshire
Went live in December 2019.
√ YES
√ YES
New Jersey
Went live in June 2018.
√ YES
√ YES
New Mexico
There’s sportsbooks operating at five tribal casinos currently. The state AG has interpreted the tribal-state compacts as allowing sports wagering.
x NO
√ YES
New York
Regulations approve in-person sports betting. A state-run, online sports betting structure was approved in 2021. Early 2022 seems a likely timeline for the debut of online betting.
x NO
√ YES
North Carolina
Retail sports betting is now legal and live in the state of North Carolina. Betting is only available at a pair of tribal casinos: Harrah’s Cherokee and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River. Mobile wagers will have to wait.
x NO
√ YES
Oregon
The first retail sportsbook opened in August 2019. Online wagering began shortly after in October, run by the Oregon Lottery.
√ YES
√ YES
Pennsylvania
Went live in June 2019.
√ YES
√ YES
Rhode Island
Legalized in 2018 at the state’s two casinos, Twin River in Lincoln and the Tiverton, which launched in late 2018.
√ YES
√ YES
Tennessee
Online only sports betting went live in mid 2020
√ YES
x NO
Virginia
Virginia online sports betting went live in early 2021. Retail sports betting coming in the future.
√ YES
√ YES
West Virginia
Went live in August 2018.
√ YES
√ YES

Legal - Not fully operational (6)

State
Bill/Legislation
Mobile
Retail
Arizona
Arizona is happening. The state senate passed the bill and once Governor Ducey signs, as expected, Arizona will be on its way to statewide mobile and retail betting. Legislation leaves the door open for as many as 20 online sportsbooks, plus retail betting sites. Both pro sports teams and state tribes will have access.
√ YES
√ YES
District of Columbia
The Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 legalized sports betting in D.C. The Council voted in February to bypass an RFP process and award a sole-source contract to Intralot to roll out the city’s only mobile sportsbook. Capital One Arena will be the nation’s first retail sportsbook inside of a professional sports venue.
√ YES
√ YES
Maryland
Get ready, MD! 10 mobile sports betting licenses will be up for grabs, all tied to brick-and-mortar gaming facilities. 30 retail-only licenses for restaurants, bars, and other interested parties are also included. Expect online sports betting in MD sometime in the fall of 2021.
√ YES
√ YES
South Dakota
Gov. Noem put pen to paper in March, legalizing sports betting in Deadwood, SD. The law is retail only, and only in the city of Deadwood. September 1 is the current launch target.
x NO
√ YES
Washington
Washington officially legalized sports betting on March 25, 2020. The law permits sports betting in-person, at tribal casinos within the state. Wagers on professional and collegiate athletics are permitted, though in-state college teams are off limits.
x NO
√ YES
Wyoming
Wyoming was the first state to legalize sports betting in 2021. Like TN, Wyoming is going to be online only. Notably, the minimum age to play will be just 18 years old.
√ YES
x NO

Pending - Legislative process (14)

State
Bill/Legislation
Mobile
Retail
Alabama
A sports betting bill that included mobile predictably failed in 2019. The Governor has appointed a team to study gambling in the state. They have until the end of 2020 to produce a recommendation. New bills aren’t likely until they’ve finished.
√ YES
√ YES
California
In early 2020 California published a ballot initiative put forth by the state’s 18 Native American tribes that would legalize sports betting, in addition to roulette and dice games, at tribal casinos. In order for it to make an appearance on November’s ballot, the tribes will need to acquire the necessary number of signatures by June 25th.
x NO
√ YES
Connecticut
Several bills are on on table but a tug-of-war between stakeholders and tribal-state compacts have stalled progress.
x NO
√ YES
Florida
There’s been some chatter and one bill on the matter but ultimately, the Seminole Tribe will likely play a big role in how and whether legal sports betting proceeds
TBD
TBD
Kansas
In February ’20 the Kansas Senate passed a bill that would permit sports betting online, and in person at the four state-owned casinos. There is some pushback from those who think the bill is too casino-friendly, but its progress thus far is promising.
√ YES
√ YES
Louisiana
Bill has passed state senate to legalize on casino premises. Vote would ultimately have to go to parish-by-parish vote.
x NO
√ YES
Maine
Maine came close, but will have to regroup after its House voted in February ’20 to kill the most recent bill.
TBD
TBD
Massachusetts
Whole lot of bills on table and a governor in support. There’s a decent chance for it to happen in 2020.
√ YES
√ YES
Minnesota
2019 efforts didn’t pan out, though there is still optimism. Legislators will try again in 2020.
x NO
√ YES
Missouri
Discussions, hearings, but no consensus. It’s unlikely 2020 will be the year for Missouri.
√ YES
√ YES
Nebraska
Spurred into action by Iowa’s sports betting success, Nebraska introduced LB 990, the Adopt the Games of Skill Act, in early 2020 which defines sports betting, DFS, and poker as such. The bill would pave the way for the legalization of each. The proposed legal gaming age is set at 19, and it would include in-state college bets. We’ll see how it progresses.
TBD
TBD
Ohio
An updated version of HB 194 is moving forward in Ohio. The bill allows for casinos, tracks, VFWs, and other fraternal organizations to seek sports betting licenses. The Ohio Lottery will serve as the regulatory body. This progress is very promising, expect additional updates soon.
√ YES
√ YES
Texas
Texas has once again presented a sports betting bill that seeks to authorize and provide a framework for domestic sports betting. HB1121 was introduced on Jan 14, 2021.
TBD
TBD
Vermont
Legislature has seen a few bills but none yet with traction.
TBD
TBD

No legislation (7)

State
Bill/Legislation
Mobile
Retail
Alaska
No action.
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Georgia
No action.
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Hawaii
No action.
– – –
– – –
Idaho
No action.
– – –
– – –
Oklahoma
Holding pattern.
– – –
– – –
South Carolina
No action.
– – –
– – –
Wisconsin
No action.
– – –
– – –

Dead (3)

State
Bill/Legislation
Mobile
Retail
Kentucky
No action.
– – –
– – –
North Dakota
Dead. Session expired.
– – –
– – –
Utah
Dead/Never.
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