Why Can’t I Find Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Betting Odds at DraftKings, FanDuel & Other Sportsbooks?

Why Can’t I Find Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Betting Odds at DraftKings, FanDuel & Other Sportsbooks? article feature image

Updated Oct. 14, 2023

Jake Paul will fight Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia at around 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, and many bettors will go looking for it on their favorite sportsbook app. Where it is listed, Paul is about a -140 favorite, giving him about a 55% chance to win.

But in many states, it's not offered, even at legal sportsbooks. For example, BetMGM has a line posted in Arizona but not New Jersey. If you can't find it at books like DraftKings or FanDuel, you're not crazy — it's just not offered in your state. If it is, you'll see it right at the top of the boxing page. This decision is made at the state level, not necessarily by each individual sportsbook. We'll explain why below.

The same applies to the two big bouts on Oct. 14 — Logan Paul vs. Dillon Danis and KSI vs. Fury. They're not sanctioned as professional fights, so they're not offered by legal U.S. sportsbooks.

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Why Paul vs. Fury Isn't Offered in Your State

For certain events, each state's gaming commissions must allow sportsbooks to offer betting action. They don't usually comment on the specific reasons for allowing or not allowing bets, so we don't exactly know why they didn't approve it.

Regardless of their specific reasons, it's likely their commissions either didn't approve the Paul vs. Fury fight in time, or did not want sportsbooks to offer it. In New Jersey for example, the line popped up briefly this week, then went away a few hours later, likely because it hadn't been approved by the NJ Department of Gaming Enforcement.

And boxing often falls into a grey area of approval. Boxing matches must be sanctioned in the U.S. to rise above exhibition status, hence why there were no legal betting odds for Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather in June of 2021. The skill level disparity was too great for Florida's governing body to approve.

Paul vs. Fury is a WBC fight, and even shares Sunday's fight card with a WBC Cruiserweight title bout — Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack. It is a legit boxing match.

”Jake has dedication and respect to the sport, and The WBC will not tolerate discrimination against anyone, he deserves the opportunities that any other boxer has," WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman told SunSport. "He demonstrated punching power and improved skills as well as a solid chin, Tommy Fury represents a clear challenge to Paul in a battle of two undefeated professional boxers."

But even if a fight is sanctioned by one of boxing's many governing bodies, states don't have to allow sportsbooks to offer odds on something — it's a decision each jurisdiction makes in accordance with its own appetite. New York for example is always much more restrictive in what it offers than Colorado, hence why you can't even bet on the NFL MVP in NY.

States Where Paul vs. Fury Is Available to Legally Bet

If you want to bet the fight itself, here's a list of where we know Paul vs. Fury is offered, and where it's not, as of Sunday morning.

New JerseyNo
New YorkNo
West VirginiaNo

Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Odds

Paul Odds
Fury Odds
6.5 (-142 / +112)
Diriyah Arena (Saudi Arabia)
Approx. 5 p.m. ET
ESPN+ Pay-per-view
Odds as of Sunday and via BetMGM

This is the smallest favorite Paul has been, but our experts like him to knock out Fury at close to 3-1.

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