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States With Legal Sports Betting
No states have moved to clamp down on gambling to any major degree in recent years, but many states have instead chosen to expand legal gambling options for their citizens. As new developments take place in the US, we will update our state-by-state pages to keep you informed and up to date. Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts to legalize it the last couple years. Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a bill initiative in the 2020 election.
Lawmakers have considered statewide mobile legislation but this could still be a difficult sell in one of the nation’s more politically and culturally conservative states. A handful of sportsbooks went live Sept. 9, the first day of the 2021 NFL season, with 10 more to follow in the coming weeks.
Both DraftKings and FanDuel made their bones as sportsbook operators, rather than simply DFS companies, in the Garden State. In addition, New Jersey was the first place in the US to experience the cashout option and one of the first states to explore the possibilities of live betting and Oscars betting. Michigan Gaming Control Board does allow bets on in-state college teams and has given the OK to Oscars betting, too. However, there are no prop bets on college sports at Michigan sportsbook apps. The state is also home to several commercial and tribal casinos, most of which are centered in the gambling cities of Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek. As such, the state also has more than a dozen retail sportsbooks up and running.
Online play may come down the pipeline in the future once South Dakota sees that betting can be done in a safe, regulated environment. In November 2020, voters in South Dakota chose to allow legal sports betting, but only in Deadwood. Deadwood is a gaming town in the Black Hills region of South Dakota and home to most of the state’s casinos. Legal sports betting in the Volunteer State was approved by lawmakers in May 2019. Since there are no land-based casinos in the state, the plan was to go online from the start. BetMGM Tennessee got the ball rolling Sunday, November 1, with several other sportsbooks following its lead.
Our map of the legal status of sports betting in each state has the latest information on each of these states, as they attempt to be the next state to accept a bet for the first time. At this point in time, there are already 15 states where some form of legal sports betting is up and running. In this guide to legal sports gambling, find out which states have been able to parlay that freedom into legalized sports betting, which states are close to doing so, and what is required to get to that point. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has backed a new bill that will throw the online sports betting wide open, taking away the monopoly Scorecard currently enjoys. Real-money sports betting is limited to users who are 21+ and physically located in the state of New York.
The Tennessee state legislature approved a sports betting bill in the spring of 2019 that will only allow betting online and on mobile apps. The state expects to launch its gambling operations no later than November 1, 2020. In 2019, a bill was proposed that would have legalized sports gambling at the state’s two horse-racing tracks, its 21 tribal casinos and potentially through mobile devices. Iowa legalized sports gambling in 2019, with multiple sites beginning to take bets at the end of that summer. Closely entwined with the Mormon faith it’s one of five states in the US that doesn’t have a state lottery.