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Where Sports Betting is Legal Now

We’ve compiled a comprehensive look at the status of sports betting in all 50 states (plus Washington D.C.).

StateLegal Sports BettingOnline Sports BettingRecent LegislationStateLegal
AlabamaNoNoNo
AlaskaNoNoNo
ArizonaYesYesYes
ArkansasYesNoYes
CaliforniaNoNoYes
ColoradoYesYesYes
ConnecticutYesYesYes
DelawareYesNoYes
District of ColumbiaNoNoYes
FloridaNoNoYes
GeorgiaNoNoYes
HawaiiNoNoNo
IdahoNoNoNo
IllinoisYesYesYes
IndianaYesYesYes
IowaYesYesYes
KansasNoNoYes
KentuckyNoNoYes
LouisianaYesYesYes
MaineNoNoYes
MarylandYesNoYes
MassachusettsNoNoYes
MichiganYesYesYes
MinnesotaNoNoYes
MississippiYesYesYes
MissouriNoNoYes
MontanaYesNoYes
NebraskaNoNoYes
NevadaYesYesYes
New HampshireYesYesYes
New JerseyYesYesYes
New MexicoYesNoYes
New YorkYesYesYes
North CarolinaNoNoYes
North DakotaNoNoNo
OhioNoNoYes
OklahomaNoNoYes
OregonYesYesYes
PennsylvaniaYesYesYes
Rhode IslandYesYesYes
South CarolinaNoNoYes
South DakotaNoNoYes
TennesseeYesYesYes
TexasNoNoYes
UtahNoNoNo
VermontNoNoYes
VirginiaYesYesYes
WashingtonNoNoYes
West VirginiaYesYesYes
WisconsinNoNoNo
WyomingYesYesYes

When Sports Betting Became Legal 

Check out the timeline and history of legal sports betting in the United States.

Indiana Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Signed into law on May 8, 2019, and officially went live on Sept. 1, as the Indiana Grand Casino (just southeast of Indianapolis), Ameristar Casino (a half-hour drive from Chicago), and Hollywood Casino (a half-hour drive from Cincinnati) all started accepting legal wagers. There were 13 casinos accepting sports bets as of late September 2019. Mobile betting launched in the state on Oct. 3, 2019. Once mobile wagering gets launched, it will be set up similar to what we’ve seen in New Jersey, which has had the most sports betting the success of any state outside of Nevada since the Supreme Court overturned the federal ban back in May 2018. 

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New Jersey Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

After New Jersey fought the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA for a decade, the Supreme Court in May of 2018 ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unconstitutional and that New Jersey and every other state could legalize sports betting at its discretion. New Jersey quickly legalized and is the most advanced state in its online sports betting offerings as of early 2020. More than 80% of sports bets placed in New Jersey are online.

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Colorado Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Colorado became the 18th state to accept legal sports wagers on May 1, 2020. Its laws allow for full mobile betting, and it figures to be one of the most competitive markets for sportsbooks and one of the most consumer-friendly for bettors. DraftKings, FanDuel, BetRivers and BetMGM were the first to market on May 1, and several other big names — including SuperBook USA, Circa Sports and PointsBet, which is establishing a Western headquarters in Denver — have committed to launching operations in Colorado. All of this comes after a referendum vote in November 2019 narrowly passed in Colorado (50.7% to 49.3%), propelling the state forward to capitalize on the sports betting boom. Sportsbooks will be subject to a 10% tax rate and a low $54,000 operating fee in 2020.

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Arizona Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Arizona lawmakers passed a 2021 sports betting bill that will legalize statewide mobile wagering and potentially launch as early as this year. A coalition of the governor's office, professional sports teams, Native American gaming tribes and top sportsbooks led the charge, paving the way for one of the more anticipated legal sports betting markets.

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Pennsylvania Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Mobile sports betting officially launched in Pennsylvania in May 2019, but the first wave of sportsbooks weren't fully up and running until November. That didn't keep Pennsylvania from having a great start to legal sports betting, as the state took in nearly $1.5 billion in wagers last year, the third-largest amount in the country.

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Tennessee Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Sports betting is officially live in Tennessee, with DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM and Action 247 launching on Sunday, Nov. 1. The state has no limit on online sports betting licenses. Operators must pay $750,000 and a 20% tax rate, which are among the highest rates in the country. Some industry observers worry this might prevent some smaller players from entering the market. A mandatory 10% revenue hold, the only such requirement in the country, could be the biggest deterrent. Sportsbooks are required to keep at least 10% of revenue, even though sportsbooks typically only hold between 5% to 7%, or pay a fine. So far, Tennessee sportsbooks have not adjusted their lines or limited their offerings, but it could be an issue for current and future market participants.

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West Virginia Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Mobile betting had some initial hiccups in West Virginia, but it's been fully live since August 2019. A third mobile operator, BetMGM, joined incumbents FanDuel and DraftKings early in 2020. West Virginia took in $129.6 million in bets from September to December 2019.

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Illinois Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

It took an extended weekend session by the Illinois legislature in early June 2019, but the state surprised some by getting its sports betting bill to the finish line this year. When Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law on June 28, many expected the state would be up and running in time for football, but that did not materialize, as the state ended up launching on March 9, 2020, just ahead of March Madness. Illinois' bill is unique in this it gives its brick-and-mortar operations — casinos, racetracks and sports venues — an 18-month head start over online-only operators like FanDuel and DraftKings. The licensed brick-and-mortar operations can offer mobile betting right away, but it's been a roller-coaster process, as online registrations have been turned on and off several times. Under the bill, sports stadiums such as Wrigley Field (Cubs), the United Center (Bulls), Soldier Field (Bears) and Guaranteed Rate Field (White Sox) could apply to have betting kiosks.

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Virginia Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Virginia online sports betting went live on Jan. 21 when FanDuel accepted the commonwealth's first legal wager, the first of a wave of sportsbooks intended to go live ahead of Super Bowl LV. FanDuel got an early start thanks to its partnership with the Washington Football Team, which is headquartered in the D.C. suburb of Ashburn. Other partners, such as the state's two NASCAR tracks, will see additional sportsbooks. Additionally, the state's 2020 sports betting law also allowed up to 12 untethered mobile operators. The future sportsbooks (and even the number of eligible sportsbooks) remain to be seen, but Virginians will have at least four partnered with brick-and-mortar casinos in Bristol, Danville, Norfolk and Portsmouth, all of which were backed by voters in the respective municipalities in 2020. The state's lottery is in charge of approving licenses for online-only operators. Bettors can't wager on Virginia college sports teams.

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Connecticut Sports Betting
  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Connecticut is nearing statewide mobile sports betting after Gov. Ned Lamont and the state's two gaming tribes agreed to a groundbreaking mobile sports wagering and casino bill. Though it needs final sign-off from the legislature, Connecticut sports bettors could have legal wagering before the end of 2021. The bad news is it appears there will only be three mobile operators. The good news is that's the most of any New England state; New Hampshire and Rhode Island only allow one operator apiece and the other regional states have no online sports betting options.

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Iowa Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Iowa's sports betting law was signed on May 13, 2019, and the state started accepting bets on Aug. 15. For nearly two years, Iowans had to register in person at a casino or sportsbook, but as of Jan. 1, 2021, that rule has been lifted. Bettors in the state can now sign up, deposit and bet online from anywhere within state lines.

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Louisiana Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Louisiana voters in 55 of the state's 64 parishes approved legal sports betting in a 2020 ballot referendum. When - or how - Louisiana sports betting begins will remain to be seen. After several years of trying to pass a sports betting bill, lawmakers instead agreed to a parish-by-parish voter referendum that will require them to flesh out key details for parishes that approved legal wagering. Critically, legislators will have to determine if online wagering will be permitted in parishes that approved it, as well as tax rates, operator access, licensing requirements and a host of other issues. This won't be an easy process. Lawmakers are divided about how sports betting should be permitted in their state - and many still oppose all forms of gambling, to begin with. Elected officials will also have to deal with a host of other issues when they return for the 2021 legislative session in April, meaning sports betting is, at best, not likely until 2022. The good news for Louisiana bettors is that 95% of the population could live in a parish with legal sports betting. The states' roughly two-dozen commercial casinos, horse tracks and tribal casinos will also almost assuredly be able to open retail sportsbooks, whether or not lawmakers approve online wagering.

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Michigan Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Michigan sports betting is now legal at retail and Native American sportsbooks. Statewide online wagering began Jan. 22, 2021 with 10 operators, a few weeks ahead of Super Bowl LV. At least five and as many as 10 more sportsbooks could take bets later in 2021. In December 2019, lawmakers legalized sports betting and fantasy sports, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed it into law nine days later. Michigan launched in-person wagering at the MGM Grand Detroit just ahead of March Madness 2020 and, after more than a year of regulatory preparations, took its first legal online bet in January 2021.

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New York Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

New York sports bettors are hoping 2021 is the year mobile betting (finally) comes to the Empire State. Officials approved statewide mobile wagering in April 2021, but many questions remain unanswered - most importantly, when wagering can begin. After years of dismissing legal mobile betting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo shocked the sports betting world in January 2021 by supporting online sports betting as a small piece of the state's budget shortfalls. But, critically, Cuomo endorsed a single or limited operator model opposed by nearly all industry stakeholders. This created an ongoing standoff between Cuomo and fellow Democrats in the legislature over how to best approve online betting. Lawmakers in both the Assembly and Senate have introduced mobile bills permitting as many as 14 operators, but in the final deal struck with the governor and signed into law by Cuomo in April 2021, there will likely only be four total skins. In the meantime, New Yorkers have a handful of retail betting options at brick-and-mortar casinos upstate but these have done little for the state's betting handle. New Jersey now sees around $1 billion in bets each month, the vast majority of which comes online - and an estimated 20 percent or more coming from New York residents.

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Wyoming Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Wyoming unexpectedly passed its statewide mobile sports betting bill in April 2021. Wagering could begin with five or more sportsbooks as early as fall 2021.

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Arkansas Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Legal sports betting in Arkansas officially launched on July 1, 2019, at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort. Voters approved a gaming expansion bill in November 2019, and Oaklawn was the first casino to be declared legal by the state. Sports betting in Arkansas is all over-the-counter, meaning there’s no mobile wagering whatsoever. A bill popped up in the state legislature that would have legalized full mobile betting in the state, but it hit a snag with the inclusion of integrity fees for leagues.

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Delaware Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Delaware was the first legal state after the Supreme Court’s ruling, ahead of New Jersey, which brought the PASPA case to the forefront. But Delaware’s lack of mobile betting and its decision to have the lottery run the show has made it one of the least successful legal betting states.

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Maryland Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Maryland lawmakers passed a bill that will allow as many as 60 online and more than 30 retail sportsbooks. Maryland voters overwhelmingly backed a 2020 sports betting ballot measure. Officials will still need to approve each sportsbook applicant, but legal sports betting should be finalized and possibly live by the end of 2021.

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Mississippi Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Mississippi, which legalized betting in 2018, has mobile wagering, but it's very restrictive, only permitted while inside a casino.

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Montana Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Montana officially legalized betting on May 3, 2019. The state lottery will oversee everything. Bettors will be able to place a wager inside licensed bars and restaurants via kiosks or on their phones, but mobile betting will not work outside of those bars and restaurants. The state initially wanted to get up and running for the start of the 2019 NFL season, but it took until March 2020 for Montana to get up and running.

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Nevada Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Nevada, the gold standard of in-person betting, still hasn't quite mastered mobile wagering. It requires bettors to come into a casino to register in person before being able to place bets via the Internet.

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New Hampshire Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a sports betting bill into law on July 12, 2019 and mobile wagering will officially launch on Dec. 30 with DraftKings making a leap in the state. DraftKings will be the only mobile operator in the state besides the New Hampshire Lottery. Retail sports betting will also be coming, but not until a bit later.

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New Mexico Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

New Mexico doesn't have a bill passed, but Native American tribes have interpreted that their sportsbooks are legal under their state-tribal gaming compacts.

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Oregon Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

No bill passed, but Oregon was one of four states to be grandfathered into legal sports betting prior to the passage of PASPA and on Aug. 27, 2019 it became the 12th state to offer legal sports wagering. Mobile betting, which is run exclusively by the Oregon Lottery, officially launched on Oct. 16 after multiple delays.

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Rhode Island Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Yes
  • Can you bet in person? Yes

Rhode Island has been offering legal sports betting since 2018. The state, which is the only one to allow people to bet at age 18, runs its mobile betting product through the lottery.

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Alabama Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey hasn't come out in stark opposition to legalized sports betting, which is a start, but nothing substantial is likely to happen anytime soon. Alabama requires that a law be approved by both the legislature and the voting public.

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Alaska Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Alaska is pretty much nowhere on sports gambling. The 49th state might actually be the 49th to legalize it.

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California Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Legalization in California has two hurdles: It would likely require a change to the state constitution, and all gaming is controlled by tribes. On June 27, we got a surprise: California assemblyman Adam Gray and State Senator Bill Dodd introduced a sports betting bill. The legislation calls for a November 2020 ballot question but would need two-thirds support from the legislature to be put on the ballot. And while 18 tribes said they would be interested in backing the measure, it still appears to be a longshot to happen in 2020, especially since one million signatures are needed for a ballot initiative and it's hard to get signatures during a pandemic. Update: The aforementioned California sports betting bill will be discussed in the Senate on June 2, 2020.

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District of Columbia Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? Pending
  • Can you bet in person? Pending

The D.C. Council approved a bill in December 2018 that would allow for sports betting. It officially became law in late March 2019. The plan was originally to have physical sportsbooks accepting bets by football season, but those efforts stalled amid controversy. Now, D.C. regulators say betting, including mobile wagering via the D.C. Lottery's app, will be up and running by March 2020.

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Florida Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Things looked dead in Florida after voters approved Amendment 3 in 2019, which allows Florida residents to exclusively authorize casino gambling within the state. But sports betting legislation expert Daniel Wallach said that the amendment would not stop the legislature from authorizing sports gambling. The issue is that, in order to do anything, the state needs the approval of the Seminole tribe and things are at a standstill.

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Georgia Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Georgia voters could approve statewide mobile sports betting in 2022 if a proposed constitutional amendment under consideration in the General Assembly is passed into law. Polls in Georgia say that voters are in favor of legalized sports betting. Executives from the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta United also came out in support of sports betting in late 2019. Even with the recent developments, it's far from certain Georgia will get legalized wagering any time soon. The state doesn't have casino gaming of any kind.

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Hawaii outlineHawaii Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Hawaii is one of just two states currently without gambling of any kind, so sports betting will not be coming to the state for the foreseeable future.

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Idaho Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

State laws as written are currently against gambling, save for horse racing. The state doesn’t allow fantasy.

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Kansas Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Two different sports betting bills were under consideration by the Kansas legislature before the Coronavirus caused the session to be postponed until April 27. While the bills aren't totally dead yet for 2020, it appears unlikely they'll necessary floor time as lawmakers focus on the pandemic. It looks like 2021 at the earliest for legal sports betting in the state. Kansas had previously introduced a bill in 2019 that would have called for a steep tax rate and the required use of official league data.

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Kentucky Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

A sports betting bill zoomed through a legislative committee in the Kentucky House in early 2020, but quickly hit a snag as Republican lawmakers called the issue "divisive," as lobbyists successfully killed the bill, despite it appearing to have majority support in both chambers. Kentucky will now have to wait until 2021, at least, for legal sports betting -- and in odd years, the state requires bills to get 60% support for them to pass, an extra hurdle to clear that wasn't present in 2020. The good news is that Gov. Andy Beshear is a big proponent of sports betting legalization.

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Maine Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

The Maine legislature voted to pass in-person and mobile sports betting legislation in the summer of 2019 and only needed Gov. Janet Mills’ signature to make it officially legal. But she officially vetoed the bill on Jan. 10, 2020, and a last-ditch effort from the legislature to attempt to overturn her veto failed. Maine is very unlikely to have sports betting in 2020.

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Massachusetts Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and multiple lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled legislature have pushed in-person and online sports betting legislation for years. After falling short in each of the past two sessions, backers are hoping 2021 could finally see legal wagering in the commonwealth. Massachusetts has a year-long legislative session, giving policymakers extra time to work through a bill. However, the lengthy session also can delay relatively minor legislation such as sports betting. Facing rising healthcare costs and dwindling tax revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Massachusetts has more incentive than ever to create a new revenue source (however minor) in sports betting, especially after neighboring Rhode Island and New Hampshire have already started taking bets. Key issues such as online license availability, tax rates and college sports betting eligibility have stalled prior efforts and remain stumbling blocks in the complex legislative process. That being said, with most elected officials and gaming stakeholders behind legal wagering, there's still hope a law could pass by the end of 2021.

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Minnesota sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

The state’s 11 federally recognized tribes do not want the expansion of gaming. That’s an issue.

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Missouri Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

In March 2020, two separate sports betting bills cleared the committee in the House and will now be heard on the House floor. Both of the proposed bills would allow for online and in-person wagering; the key difference between the two is their tax rate and whether they require the use of official league data. Missouri is attempting to keep up with neighboring Iowa and Illinois, which have legalized sports betting, and Kansas, which appeared poised to do so in 2020 before the Coronavirus struck. Now the odds are extremely unlikely that either Missouri or Kansas will make any moves in 2020.

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Nebraska Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Lawmakers in Nebraska have introduced three different bills, but they appear to be a longshot, especially considering the state turned down the right to expand casino gambling at its racetracks years ago. However, voters overwhelmingly backed a trio of casino expansion measures in 2020, that could possibly open the door for legal wagering in the future.

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North Carolina Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? Pending

North Carolina wasn’t on our radar at the beginning of 2019, but a bill easily passed the Senate in April 2019, and on July 15, the same bill passed the House with bipartisan support. It officially became law on July 26, when Gov. Roy Cooper graced the bill with his signature, but sports betting will remain restricted to the two tribal casinos for the time being.

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North Dakota Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

North Dakota lawmakers rejected a 2022 sports betting ballot referendum bill by one vote in 2021. Though it means legal sports betting interest is clearly there, it appears North Dakota voters won't even have a chance to approve legal wagering until November 2024 at the earliest.

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Ohio Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Nearly every state around Ohio already takes legal sports bets, so it’s no surprise that state lawmakers are still trying to advance legislation, but getting a bill passed has not been easy. Ohio sports betting backers have discussed legal sports betting since the Supreme Court struck down the federal wagering ban in May 2018, but have so far not been able to pass a bill to legalize wagering in the state. Backers seemed close in May 2020, when the Ohio House passed a sports betting bill, but it ultimately died in the Senate. Ohio has one of just a handful of state legislatures that meets year-round, giving renewed hopes a bill can come sometime in 2021. However, many of the same obstacles that thwarted prior efforts -- such as tax rates, operator access and regulatory authority -- still linger, and it remains to be seen if the Buckeye State can finally legalize sports betting.

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Oklahoma Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

If anything is to happen, it has to go through the tribes. So while we've seen lawmakers express interest in raising sports betting legislation in the past, it will always be harder to get it to the finish line compared to states without tribes.

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South Carolina Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Several bills have been introduced in the past in South Carolina, but none have gained any traction. This appears to be a longshot to happen any time soon.

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South Dakota Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? Unknown

South Dakota voters approved legal sports betting by a lopsided margin in a 2020 ballot measure, a surprising show of support in one of the nation's more politically and culturally conservative states. Now lawmakers - many of whom opposed sports betting - will have to pass a law that regulates legal wagering. The state constitution prohibits legal wagering outside of the historic gaming city of Deadwood or sovereign tribal lands. This means commercial casinos in Deadwood and tribal casinos will be able to open retail sportsbooks once the bill is passed, but it remains to be seen if lawmakers will approve mobile wagering (or if they're even allowed to). Backers argue online wagering is allowed as long as the computer servers are physically in Deadwood, but this could be challenged in the legislature and the courts, leaving the potential of statewide mobile wagering very much in doubt.

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Texas Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Texas lawmakers introduced a sports betting bill in 2019, but it didn’t go anywhere. Texas lawmakers have shown a hesitancy to support any kind of casino expansion legislation, but when they reconvene in January 2021, Wallach thinks there’s a good chance something gets done. There are few barriers in the way, and there is such a love of sports in the state, Wallach reasoned.

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Utah Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Sports betting is likely never coming to Utah. It's one of just two states currently without gambling of any kind.

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Vermont Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Early in 2020, Vermont lawmakers filed a mobile-only sports betting bill. The movement, unsurprisingly, comes on the heels of neighboring New Hampshire launching mobile sports betting at the end of 2019. Given a history of previous skepticism in the state surrounding sports betting — and Vermont’s lack of commercial gambling of any kind — don't be surprised if the state falls short of legalization in 2020

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Washington Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? Pending

Washington has some of the least gambling-friendly laws in the country, but in early 2020, lawmakers in both the House and Senate successfully passed a bill that would legalize sports betting in the state's tribal casinos. And on March 25, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law, making Washington the 21st state to officially legalize sports betting and the first to do so in 2020. The tribes lobbied for the bill, as it restricts mobile wagering to within their casinos. Bettors will not be allowed to wager on games involving in-state collegiate teams as part of this bill.

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Wisconsin Sports Betting

  • Can you bet online? No
  • Can you bet in person? No

Legalizing sports betting in Wisconsin would require a change to the state constitution. The process for doing so: Passage in the Senate, passage in the Assembly and voter approval in a statewide referendum. And even if all that occurs, the tribes in the state, which operate 26 casinos, loom as the ultimate wild card.

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