States With Legal Betting: Where is Sports Betting Legal in the US?

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What States Allow Sports Betting Apps?

Legal online sports betting is available in nearly half of the US with more states legalizing betting each year. Louisiana is the most recent to join the roster of states with legal online sports betting. New York sports betting launched just three weeks before Louisiana.

The US map illustrates which states offer legal betting–at retail sportsbooks or via mobile sportsbook apps. See which states are getting set to launch sports betting, and read details below for each state. 

Here’s a running list of the status of sports betting in all 50 states and Washington, DC for easy tracking. For up-to-date information on sports betting handle by states, see our Sports Betting Revenue Guide.

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC

Legal Online Sports Betting Available

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Online Sports Betting Launching Soon

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Alabama

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation in April that would allow voters in the state to decide whether or not sports betting, along with a lottery and other gambling options, could be legal. 

The measure made its way to the Alabama Senate where it approved Senate Bills 310 and 319, permitting a referendum on the 2022 ballot. Unfortunately, the Alabama House failed to take up the sports betting legislation before the session ended at the end of May. 

  • Status Of Legislation: Failed to pass both chambers
  • Chance Of Legal Sports Betting Passing: No chance
  • When Could Sports Betting Launch: 2023 at the earliest, if action takes place in 2022

Alaska

Alaska’s two Class II tribal casinos have a $3.7 annual economic impact on the state with a $350,500 tax impact. Attempts to draw in additional revenue through sports betting have failed, most recently in 2020.

  • Status of Legislation: None
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Low 
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: Uncertain

Arizona

Arizona legalized sports betting under a 2021 state law signed on April 15 and launched sportsbooks on Sept. 9, 2021.

Twenty sports betting licenses are available under the Arizona sports betting rules. Half of the licenses were awarded to professional sports stadiums, PGA Tour host sites, and other approved sites located off Arizona’s tribal reservations. The other half were awarded to Arizona tribes for mobile sports betting. Tribes are also allowed to offer retail sports betting on their lands under the Arizona Gaming Compact.

Arizona sports betting–defined as “event wagering” under Arizona law–include but is not limited to single-game bets, teaser bets, parlays, over-under bets, money line bets, pools, exchange wagering, in-game wagering, in-play bets, prop bets, and straight bets. Wagers are prohibited on injuries, penalties, collegiate prop bets, and high school events.

  • Status Of Legislation: Signed into law April 15
  • Legal Sports Betting Launch: September 9, 2021

Arkansas

Arkansas opened its first retail sportsbook in 2019 after voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing sports betting and casino games in Nov. 2018. Gross gaming revenues from retail betting — including sports wagers — onsite at casinos exceeded $355.5 million last year. Sports betting is limited to casino premises.   

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: No
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2019
  • 2020 Sports Betting Handle: $32.9M

California

California voters will decide in November 2022 whether to legalize sports betting at tribal casinos and select racetracks under a multi-million-dollar ballot initiative organized by several tribal nations. The initiative became ballot-eligible in May 2021 when organizers collected more than the number of valid signatures required to put the issue to statewide vote.

If approved by voters, the combined initiated constitutional amendment and state statute would legalize sports betting at tribal casinos and in-person sportsbooks at privately-operated racetracks in select counties in 2022. Federal approval of an amended tribal-state gaming compact governing sports betting on tribal lands would also be required before tribal casinos could launch their sportsbooks.

  • Status Of Legislation: Eligible For Nov. 2022 Ballot 
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Medium
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2023 

Colorado

Sports betting at casinos, online, and by mobile app launched in Colorado in May 2020 after licensed commercial casinos were authorized to offer sports betting by the 2019 Colorado state legislature. 

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2020

Connecticut

Sports betting launched in Connecticut on October, 19 2021. The state legislature passed sports betting legislation in May. It allowed for the two tribal casinos in the state to operate their own sportsbooks, as well as various retail establishments throughout the state. Foxwoods Casino partnered with DraftKings and Mohegan Sun partnered with FanDuel. The Connecticut Lottery announced a partnership with BetRivers Sportsbook. These sportsbooks are now live in the state.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: Yes
  • Year Launched: 2021

Delaware

Delaware was the first state to legalize sports betting after the 2018 PASPA ruling. All bets are handled by the state’s three commercial casinos with oversight by the state lottery. Mobile betting is authorized, but not available, for online gaming which the Delaware Lottery has said includes mobile sports betting.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: No
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: Yes
  • Year Launched: 2018
  • 2020 Sports Betting Handle: $57.6M

Florida

Florida took steps toward legal sports betting in 2021 when both the Florida Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis signed off in May on an amended tribal gaming compact to allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to run sportsbooks in the state.

Sports betting was launched for a brief period until a Federal judge ruled the compact went against Florida gambling laws. Hard Rock Sportsbook, which had launched its mobile betting app in the state, suspended taking bets. Now it looks as though legal sports betting will need to be decided by a vote from Florida residents.

One sticking point is the required federal approval of the amended compact.

  • Status Of Legislation: Law, with amended tribal-state gaming compact pending federal approval
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2024

Georgia

Sports betting in Georgia likely won’t be legal until 2025.

Bipartisan advocates had hoped 2022 would be the year to get legislation approved. Republicans control both chambers and hold the governor’s mansion. While some are opposed to increased gambling opportunities, the majority do support it as a source of revenue growth and economic development.

The Georgia General Assembly adjourned on April 4, 2022 without passing legal sports betting legislation.

  • Status of Legislation: Dead
  • Chance Of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Dead until 2023
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2025

Hawaii

Hawaii is one of only two states in the nation that bans any form of gambling (the other is Utah). But that could change this year with a bill that would exclude online sports betting from the definition of gambling under state law. Licensing would begin as a pilot program. The bill was still pending action in committee in February.

  • Status of Legislation: Pending 
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Low to Medium
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: It’s contingent on the pilot program, which would begin in 2021

Idaho

Idaho has no sports betting legislation pending action in the 2021 state legislature. The likelihood that there will be sportsbooks launched in the state is slim. Gaming is legal, however, at Idaho’s tribal casinos through pari-mutuel wagering, the state lottery, bingo, and raffles.

  • Status of Legislation: None
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Low
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: Uncertain

Illinois

Sports betting in Illinois was legalized in 2019 for professional sports and out-of-state collegiate games. Bettors can place bets at venues in-person and online, with the first wagers placed in March of 2020. 

Illinois has an online casino bill filed with the state legislature, though the bill must overcome multiple hurdles before it becomes law.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2020

Indiana

Sports wagering —  both in-person and by mobile app — has been active in Indiana since 2019. Bets are permitted on professional and NCAA Division 1 sports at the state’s casinos, racinos, and OTBs. Mobile and online betting is only legal in-state.  

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2019

Iowa

Iowa allows sports betting at its commercial and tribal casinos and through licensed mobile/online operators within state borders. In-state collegiate proposition bets are prohibited, along with bets on minor league sports or any interscholastic sports event.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2019

Kansas

Sports betting in Kansas could go live before the end of the year. The Kansas State Senate passed a bill to permit in-state casinos to operate sports betting apps, but the Kansas House wanted to expand sports betting to smaller licensees, including lottery operators. 

The current bill would bring legal mobile and retail sports betting to Kansas. It’s currently pending a signature from the Governor. Sports betting in the state will be overseen by the Kansas Lottery and the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.

  • Status Of Legislation: Pending signature from the Governor
  • Chance Of Legal Sports Betting Passing: High
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2022

Kentucky

Sports betting remains illegal in Kentucky. Legislation that would have allowed sports betting at horse racetracks and other locations with oversight from the state Racing Commission was DOA after it was filed in January. The bill – which also proposed regulation of fantasy contests and online poker — was one of several attempts to legalize sports betting in Kentucky in recent years.

  • Status of Legislation: Dead
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Low
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: Uncertain

Louisiana

Louisiana sports betting is now legal and available. Some of the top betting apps in the US launched on January 28, 2022 including DraftKings LA, BetMGM LA, Caesars Sportsbook LA, and more. Up to 20 sportsbook licenses–each with two mobile skins–and a lottery-run sportsbook both via mobile app and kiosk could be available in 55 parishes that authorized sports betting. 

  • Online Sports Betting Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportbooks: Yes
  • Status of Legislation: Live

Maine

Maine is taking another shot at legalizing sports betting after Gov. Janet Mills vetoed a sportsbook bill approved by the state legislature last year. This year’s effort is LD1352, a bill that would tie sports betting apps to existing gaming facilities.  The measure is now pending final passage in the Senate. If it makes it through both chambers, the bill will go to Gov. Janet Mills to (hopefully) be signed into law. 

  • Status of Legislation: Pending Final Passage 
  •  Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Good 
  •  When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: TBD

Maryland

Maryland will put 100 or so sports betting licenses up for grabs under a state law signed by Governor Larry Hogan in May. Sports betting may not be available in the state, however, until 2023.

Here is how the 100+ licenses will be allocated, according to the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency:

  • 17 licenses will be issued to professional sports stadiums, casinos, horse racing tracks, off-track betting facilities and bingo halls with at least 200 electronic instant bingo machines;
  • 30 licenses will be set aside for smaller OTBs, bars, and restaurants;
  • 60 mobile/online licenses will be issued.

Maryland bettors have been anticipating a launch for months now. Many were hopeful for a 2022 launch; however, we may not see legal betting in the state until next year.

  • Online Sports Betting Apps: Expected late 2022 or 2023
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: Now

Massachusetts

Massachusetts sports betting is back on track to legalize betting. After a nine-month wait, the Senate Ways and Means Committee heard a sports betting bill. The bill will now move to the House, where it will agree with changes made by the Senate before July.

  • Status Of Legislation: Pending
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Medium
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2022

Michigan

Sports wagering and online gaming were legalized in Michigan in 2019. The first retail sports wagers were accepted by tribal and commercial casinos in 2020 and online and mobile sportsbook options launched in 2021. Bets on sport or athletic events at the high-school level or below are prohibited.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: Yes
  • Year Launched: 2021

Minnesota

Minnesota’s chances for live sports betting this year hinge on pending bills that would allow in-person wagers at casinos and racetracks. If that is legalized, online sports betting through casinos could follow. A Minnesota sports betting bill passed through the House in May 2022. Minnesota’s state legislators and tribal gaming operators don’t yet agree on how to approach sports betting, so there’s no telling how the Senate will receive it in its current form. 

  • Status of Legislation: Pending
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Low
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2023

Mississippi

Mississippi was the third state to legalize sports betting after SCOTUS struck down a federal ban on state sports wagering regulation in 2018. Sportsbooks in Mississippi launched in August 2018, in-person at licensed commercial and tribal casinos. Amateur restrictions are few, with betting allowed on most pro and college sports including Ole Miss and Mississippi State games.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: No
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2018

Missouri

Missouri sports betting has had a rough road to legalization. Bills that would legalize sports betting in the state on excursion gaming boats and online for in-state bets have been introduced in the Missouri Senate to no avail. Missouri bettors won’t see betting apps in the state this year.

  • Status of Legislation: Dead
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Low
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: Unknown

Montana

Sports betting was launched in Montana in March 2020. Sportsbooks are open in bars and restaurants through Intralot kiosks regulated by the state lottery. Mobile and online sports betting is available onsite only, with no statutory or regulatory limits on amateur sports wagers. All mobile betting is operated by the state lottery and Intralot. The state also limits wagers to $250 at a kiosk or $1,000 on the website. 

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes (Lottery Run)
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2020

Nebraska

Retail sportsbooks are headed to Nebraska, following the passage of LB 561. The law approves the construction of six new casinos in the state, plus physical sportsbooks at those locations. 

  • Status of Legislation: Passed
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Passed (Retail Only)
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2022

Nevada

Nevada’s full menu of legal sports wagering makes it a formidable competitor, but mobile sports betting could be its kryptonite. There are indications that legal sports betting in other states is cutting into Nevada’s market share. Still, with a commercial sports-betting handle of over $8 billion in 2021, Nevada doesn’t have too much to worry about.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 1949

New Hampshire

Sports betting launched in New Hampshire through mobile platform DraftKings in 2019 and at retail sites in 2020. Wagering is allowed statewide on professional and college sports. There are some amateur restrictions in place — no bets can be wagered on New Hampshire collegiate teams or other collegiate games played in-state that are not affiliated with an interstate tournament.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: Yes
  • Year Launched: 2019

New Jersey

New Jersey opened its first sportsbooks in 2018 after winning the SCOTUS case that ended the federal ban on state-regulated sports wagering. Now the Garden State has one of the largest sports betting markets in the nation, with wagers accepted at commercial casinos, racetracks, and via online and mobile platforms statewide. Amateur restrictions are in place for in-state college teams and events.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: Yes
  • Year Launched: 2018

New Mexico

All types of Class III gaming — including sports betting — are allowed at tribal casinos in New Mexico per a 2015 tribal gaming compact. But no online or mobile sports betting is allowed, at least for now. State legislation is pending this spring that could create a gaming reform commission to propose changes to New Mexico’s gaming practices across the board.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: No
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2018

New York

New York mobile sports betting is now legal. Some of the top betting apps in NY launched in January 2022: DraftKings NY, Caesars Sportsbook NY, FanDuel NY, BetMGM NY, and BetRivers NY. The New York mobile sports betting launch happened just in time for the 2022 Super Bowl. New York retail sports betting launched in 2019 at eight upstate New York casinos.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Date Launched: January 8, 2022

North Carolina

Sports betting at two tribal casinos in far western North Carolina became legal in 2021. Mobile sports betting could come to the state in 2022, despite bills to legalize mobile sportsbooks in the Old North State stalling last year.

Proponents of expanding sportsbooks beyond tribal casinos say they are hopeful that the North Carolina General Assembly can have what some call a “serious discussion” about the issue.

“I think it is about time for us to step up and do it,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.

  • Status Of Legislation: Pending
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: 50/50
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2022

North Dakota

Sports betting won’t be coming to North Dakota anytime soon. In March the state Senate narrowly voted down House Resolution 3032 which would have put the issue before voters in 2022.

It’s possible the issue could resurface before the April 30 session deadline, but that remains unlikely.

  • Status Of Legislation: Failed
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Slim to None
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2023

Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine made clear he wanted legislation to pass last year, but it took until January 2022 to cross the threshold.  The Governor signed Ohio HB 29 into law to legalize betting on professional sports, college sports, and esports. We expect the licensing process to start midyear. We anticipate up to 40 mobile betting apps to launch in Ohio.

  • Status of Legislation: Legal; signed by Governor DeWine in January 2022
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: Before January 1, 2023

Oklahoma

Tribal-state relations will likely dictate when, and if, legal sports betting comes to Oklahoma. The future of sportsbooks in the state remains uncertain after relations between the state and its tribal nations took a recent downturn amid tribal gaming compact lawsuits. The state lost a major battle last year when a federal court allowed the renewal of existing tribal compacts for 15 years. Sports betting will likely be on hold until state-tribal relations thaw.

  • Status of Legislation: None
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Uncertain
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: Uncertain

Oregon

Oregon went live in 2019 with sports wagering through tribal casinos, followed by the state lottery. Bettors can wager on professional sports through the Oregon Lottery at kiosks, retailers, and via the lottery’s mobile Scoreboard app statewide. The mobile offering has been a great success – wagers for Super Bowl LV alone broke records with nearly $3.5 million in payouts.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2019
  • 2020 Sports Betting Handle: $218.2M

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of the largest sports-betting states with over $718 million in betting handle in March 2022 alone. Sports wagers are legal at commercial casinos and racinos, OTB venues, mini-casinos, and online by mobile app, with no collegiate betting restrictions on in-state or out-of-state games. Another commercial casino is expected to open in Pennsylvania this year, further increasing state revenue.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: Yes
  • Year Launched: 2018

Rhode Island

Sports wagering has been legal since 2018 at two casinos operated by the Rhode Island Lottery. Mobile and online betting launched the following year through SportsBook Rhode Island and is allowed statewide. Betting on in-state college teams and sporting events is prohibited, with little restriction on other college wagers.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2018

South Carolina

Video gaming was a thriving industry in South Carolina until 1999 when action by the state legislature and the South Carolina Supreme Court closed it down. Today, legal gaming in the Palmetto State is limited generally to the state lottery and casino boats. There is some legislative action this year that could lead to a Nov. 2022 constitutional amendment on pro sports wagers, pari-mutuel betting, casino games, and electronic gaming, although no action has been taken on the proposal since January.

  • Status of Legislation: Pending
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Low
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2023

South Dakota

Governor Kristi Noem signed legislation in March that allows for sports betting in the city of Deadwood, as well as on tribal casinos in the state.

  • Status Of Legislation: Signed into law
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: High
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2021

Tennessee

Sports wagering online and by mobile app launched last fall in Tennessee. Sports betting is operated by the state lottery, but commercial apps have launched, including DraftKings, FanDuel, and a few others. Bettors can place sports wagers anywhere in Tennessee with specific restrictions: prop betting on all NCAA football or basketball games is illegal.

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: No
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2020

Texas

While all eyes have been on New York this year, Texas lawmakers didn’t want to be left out of the sports betting explosion that seems to be taking hold in 2022. 

Sportsbooks, pro teams, and even retired athletes have lobbied the state hard to push for the referendum, but in 2021, the legislative session came to a close on May 31 without any resolution or movement.

Now with elections coming to Texas this year, there’s renewed interest in the topic of Texas sports betting. 

  • Status Of Legislation: On hold
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Low
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2024

Utah

Utah bans all forms of gambling, including state lotteries and sweepstakes. There is no proposed legislation to lift the ban.

  • Status of Legislation: None
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Low
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: Uncertain

Vermont

Legislation has been introduced in the Vermont General Assembly to approve sports betting, but movement has been static. While lawmakers have until May, it remains unclear if sports betting will be a top priority this year.

  • Status Of Legislation: Pending
  • Chance Of Legal Sports Betting Passing: 50/50
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: 2023

Virginia

Virginia began offering online-only sportsbooks in 2021 after its state lottery approved a permit for FanDuel, the first app to launch in the state. The state will eventually allow a maximum of 12 mobile sports-betting permits per a 2020 law that legalized online sportsbooks. 

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: No
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2021

Washington 

Washington state legalized in-person sports betting at tribal casinos in 2020 and it took nearly a year to launch. Bettors are able to visit brick-and-mortar sportsbooks; however, online sports betting is prohibited in the state, even under this law. 

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: No
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Pending
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2021

Washington, DC 

Washington, DC, the nation’s capital has had live sports betting through the DC Lottery since 2020. Bettors today can access the DC Lottery run GambetDC app as well as Caesars Sportsbook. Bettors must place bets at the Capital One Arena, or within a few blocks of it. Bettors can wager at Audi Field and Nationals Park. BetMGM partnered with the Nationals to open a retail sportsbook at the ballpark as well. 

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No
  • Year Launched: 2020

West Virginia

Sports betting launched in West Virginia at retail casinos in 2018. Today, bettors can place sports wagers in-person and online through any number of sportsbooks including DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, and Golden Nugget through agreements with commercial casinos, racinos, and online operators. The Mountaineer State also offers online casino games and poker. 

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: Yes
  • Year Launched: 2018

Wisconsin

Wisconsin does not have legal sports wagering yet, and no bills are pending to allow it. Bettors are being invited across state lines to wager in Illinois, which launched sports betting in 2020. 

  • Status of Legislation: None
  • Chance of Legal Sports Betting Passing: Uncertain
  • When Could Legal Sports Betting Launch: Uncertain

Wyoming

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises in 2021 was the passage of sports betting legislation in Wyoming. Sports betting is now live in the state. It launched on September 1, and DraftKings and BetMGM were the first to go live. The state expects more sportsbook apps to launch in the future.

Canada

Single-event sports betting has arrived in Canada aka the Great White North. Ontario sports betting is now live. The move comes after legislation to end the prohibition on single-event sports wagering in Canada cleared Parliament in 2021. Royal assent (approval) of the legislation was granted on June 29, 2021, allowing legal sports betting end-to-end. Individual provinces can pass their own laws that create a regulatory framework for the operation of single-event sports betting. So far, BetMGM Ontario, BetRiver Ontario, and Caesars Sportsbook Ontario are among the top betting apps live in the province.

About the Author

Rebecca Hanchett

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Rebecca Hanchett is a political writer based in Kentucky's Bluegrass region who covers legislative developments at Gaming Today. She worked as a public affairs specialist for 23 years at the Kentucky State Capitol. A University of Kentucky grad, she has been known to watch UK basketball from time to time.

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