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Why Can’t I Bet on FanDuel & DraftKings for the 2022 Super Bowl?

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If you’re a sports fan, your TV and Twitter feed are probably flooded with ads and screenshots from sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings.

But if you try to access it, it’s more likely than not that you can’t.

That’s because online betting is only legal in about 20 states (depending on your definition of online; looking at you, Mississippi).

DraftKings is in 17 states; FanDuel in 14. That still makes up a modest percentage of the United States population.

Here is a full list of sportsbooks and all the state’s they’re in.

Do I Have Any Other Options?

Legal options? Sort of.

There are a few ways to get action down on the Super Bowl even if full online sports betting is not available in your state.

PrizePicks is a daily fantasy operator — meaning they’re available in more states (29!) than sports betting — that allows you to pick two or more player props together for real cash.

You’re playing against PrizePicks, not against other players like DFS contests on DraftKings or FanDuel.

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You can also play DFS on DraftKings or FanDuel if it’s available in your state.

If you’re not looking to bet online, you can:

  • Bet against friends
  • Join a Super Bowl squares pool
  • Fill out a prop sheet with friends

When Will Full Online Betting Come to My State?

We’re tracking every state’s online betting status here.

Some states like Ohio and Maryland will have online betting later this year. Others like Georgia and Kansas have varying chances to legalize this year, then launch in 2023.

Others like California and Florida have no real timeline due to legal holdups or opposition from tribes that oppose online betting.

Some states have in-person sports betting, but you must wager at a casino/sportsbook, and can’t do so online.

Sports betting has blown up in the last 18 months since sports returned from the COVID-19 pause, and it will be the first Super Bowl with legal online betting for the following states:

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