Alabama Sports Betting

AL Online Sportsbook Updates 2024

Alabama

Alabama sports betting is not yet legal.

Lawmakers tried to legalize sports betting two years ago, but were unable to pass either of two Senate bills before adjourning for the year. However, the recent approvals of HB 151 and HB 152 could set the Yellowhammer State on pace to legalize sports betting in 2025, after the Senate Tourism Committee decided to replace sports betting and casinos with a legalized lottery in Alabama.

Alabama is one of the only states without a lottery and historically its lawmakers have been resistant to gaming expansion. Two of Alabama's neighbors, Tennessee and Mississippi allow sports betting, though Mississippi restricts it to casinos. If and when Alabama legalizes it's reasonable to expect a model similar to Tennessee's, where only online betting is legal.

Alabama Sports Betting Updates:

  • March 6, 2024: The Senate Tourism Committee of Alabama removed legalized sports betting and casino gaming and replaced it with lottery only on the current gambling bill. If legalized, the lottery would include gambling in bingo halls and racetracks.
  • February 15, 2024: The House approves of the new online gambling package one day after the state's House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approval. The Senate is the next in line to approve this online and in-person gambling package.
  • February 14, 2024: Alabama’s House Economic Development and Tourism Committee advanced an amended version of HB 151 and HB 152 to the House for further approval. This amended version grants the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to open and operate their casinos away from tribal lands, which is unprecedented in the casino and sports betting industries.
  • February 8, 2024: State Reps Chris Blackshear and Andy Whitt introduce House Bill 152, which includes legalized sports betting, lottery, and casino gaming at state casinos. Gov. Kay Ivey has voiced her support for legalizing a lottery and online casino gaming. The proposed tax rate was set at 24% in the bill.

While there is no legalized sports betting in Alabama at this time, there is another alternative available to residents of the Yellowhammer State. PrizePicks, a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) provider, offers users an opportunity to bet on player props across a variety of sports leagues. In comparison to other DFS sites, though, users are not competing against one another, but instead, have to choose over/under totals on player stat lines for a given contest.

Recently, the leading DFS provider released their very own peer-to-peer fantasy game in late January 2024 called PrizePicks Pick 'Em Arena, where players can challenge one another. It's similar to PrizePicks, but this time your picks are grouped against players who have a similar skill level and whoever earns the most points (determined by your correct picks) wins!

Alabama Sports Betting Background and Tips

โš–๏ธ Is sports betting in Alabama legal?

No, Alabama sports betting is not legal yet. Recent developments could lead to sports betting becoming legalized in late 2024 or 2025.

๐Ÿ’ธ What are the requirements to bet online in AL?

When the state legalizes sports betting, you must be 21+ years of age and physically in the state (verifiable by your mobile device's geolocation tech or a downloadable desktop plugin) to place wagers from your phone.

๐Ÿ“’ What mobile sportsbooks are available in AL?

No sportsbooks are legal just yet. But for now, users can sign up for PrizePicks, Underdog Fantasy, OwnersBox Fantasy, Pulsz Casino,  High 5 Casino, and WOW Vegas Casino, and Chumba Casino.

๐Ÿˆ What sports can I bet on in Alabama?

It is expected that you'll be able to bet on all the major American league sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL) and more such as European basketball leagues, cricket and rugby when sports betting launches.

Residents and visitors in Alabama can play PrizePicks, a DFS provider that is currently available in 30+ states and Washington D.C. Players simply select their favorite players like Tre Young or Zion Williamson, choose an over/under player prop, and they're entered in to win cash prizes.

How to Sign up for PrizePicks in Alabama

  • Step 1. Download the app or navigate to the desktop site. PrizePicks promo code ACTION6 is required when signing up.
  • Step 2. In the app (or on your desktop), select the “Sign Up” button in the top right corner of the page. 
  • Step 3. Submit deposit. Once the deposit is submitted and credited to your account, you’ll automatically be given the promotional value matching your initial deposit (up to $100).

Where to Play: Legal Alabama DFS Platforms, Sweepstakes, & Social Casinos

Although sports betting is not legal yet in Alabama, there are DFS and social casino options available for residents and visitors.

DFS in Alabama

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PrizePicks is a good DFS choice for those looking for an alternative and legal betting option in Alabama. Over/under totals are created daily for players. Users only have to pick their lineups for a chance to win. More specifically, users in AL can play PrizePicks Pick 'Em Arena, where players can challenge one another (with similar skill levels) to earn the most points (determined by your lineups) to win!

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Underdog Fantasy is another great option for Alabama users. It offers pick'em props like PrizePicks and fantasy drafts.

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OwnersBox Fantasy is another great DFS option that offers Lightning Lineups and SuperFlex DFS features.

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Alabama Social Casinos

As casino legislation continues to be under debate, here are some social casinos that users can play in Alabama.

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The vast social casino offers over 750 games for users to enjoy. Sign up today to redeem the welcome offer below!

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High 5 Casino

High 5 is a massive social casino that is available in over 40 U.S. states. The exciting social casino features 1200+ Games, Slots & Live Dealer Games, FREE Daily Rewards Authentic brand, (Made in the USA All Pragmatic Games), and offers the highest RTP in Sweeps.

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The free-to-play social casino offers more than 500 casino-style games for AL users!

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Chumba Casino is another growing social casino option for Alabamans.

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While we await any news on the legalization status of sports betting in Alabama, here's the state's gambling background and tips you should know to be prepared when the day comes.

Alabama Sports Betting Background

Lawmakers have tried for years to legalize sports betting, but a myriad of obstacles, including the lack of a state lottery and religious opposition to gaming, have made it a difficult task. The recent introduction of HB 151 could set Alabama on pace to legalize sports betting in 2024 or 2025.

They got close this past year after the Senate Tourism committee advanced two separate sports betting proposals, one that would have brought the question of legalization before voters on the November ballot. But ultimately it failed to get enough support for a floor vote. Lawmakers hopeful for gaming will likely try a similar approach next year.

Whenever Alabama legalizes sports betting it will likely be regulated by the Alabama Education Lottery and Gambling Commission.

There is speculation that future legislation is more likely to be successful than past attempts as several of the states bordering AL have already begun passing sports betting bills. In addition, studies have recently been commissioned by the state to estimate the approximate revenue to be made through legalized sports betting.

Alabama Legalization Timeline

  • March 6, 2024: The Senate and Tourism Committee have amended the gambling bills to include a legalized lottery only instead of sports betting and casinos. The House is next to approve or deny these gaming bills.
  • February 15, 2024: The House approves of the new online gambling package that was introduced in early February 2024. HB 151 was approved 70-32 and HB 152 was approved 67-31, which shows that the House is heavily in favor of passing these bills. The Senate is the next in line to approve this online and in-person gambling package.
  • February 14, 2024: The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved of the amended version of the legal gambling bills (HB 151 and HB 152) that were introduced in early February. Notably, the amended version included the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate gambling away from tribal lands, which has never been done before. The House is the next in line to approve this package that includes a lottery, in-person and online sports betting, and up to 10 brick-and-mortar casino licenses.
  • February 8, 2024: State Representatives Chris Blackshear and Andy Whitt introduce House Bill 152, which includes legalized sports betting, lottery, and casino gaming at in-person casinos.
  • April 7, 2022: The Alabama legislature adjourns for 2022 without voting on a sports betting bill.
  • March 10, 2022: The Senate Tourism Committee approves two bills to bring the question of legal sports betting to the November ballot.
  • March 3, 2022: Sen. Greg Albritton introduces two bills that would put legal sports betting to a ballot vote.

Alabama Sports Betting Tips

Basketball icon Sports Betting for Potential Bettors

Sports betting isn't currently legal in AL. Want to get ahead of the curve? Check out our sports betting tips for beginners so you can get started, whether you want to bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide or Auburn Tigers.

Baseball icon Sports Betting Glossary

The sports betting lexicon is vast and sometimes confusing, especially to new bettors. Check out our sports betting glossary to get up to speed with every term you might need to know before placing a parlay or prop bet on your favorite AL college football and basketball teams.

Football Icon Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

Betting on your favorite teams like the Auburn Tigers might seem like a no-brainer, but you need to be careful if you’re going to stay healthy all around in the sports betting world.

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Alabama Teams

Alabama Teams to Bet On

While the Yellowhammer State has no professional sports teams to bet on, there's no shortage of college and minor league teams. Here are the most popularly bet on teams from AL:

  • Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Auburn Tigers
  • UAB Blazers

College Sports Teams in Alabama

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College Football Betting in Alabama

College football continues to be a historic tradition in Alabama, led by the Crimson Tide.

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The Alabama Crimson Tide finished their last season with a 12-2 record atop the SEC West and took down Auburn and Georgia before eventually being defeated by Michigan in the Rose Bowl. However, with Saban's retirement, we'll see if new coach Kalen DeBoer has what it takes to lead the Tide. Alabama plays their home games at the Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL.

 Crimson Tide Odds

Auburn Tigers logo Auburn Tigers Football

Hugh Freeze and the Auburn Tigers football program finished with a 6-7 record last season, marking their third consecutive losing season. The Tigers play their home games at the iconic Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn Tigers Odds

South Alabama Jaguars logo South Alabama Jaguars Football

Coach Major Applewhite and the South Alabama Jaguars finished last season with a 7-6 record and a win against the EMU Eagles in the 68 Ventures Bowl. The Jaguars host their games at the Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, AL.

Jaguars Odds

University of Alabama Blazers logo University of Alabama Blazers Football

The UAB Blazers finished last season with a 4-8 record and are coached by Trent Dilfer. Playing their home games at Protective Stadium in Birmingham.

UAB Blazers Odds

College Basketball Betting in Alabama

Like football, college basketball is a fan favorite in Alabama. Here are the leading basketball programs in AL.

Alabama Crimson Tide logo Alabama Crimson Tide Men's Basketball

Alabama is coached by Nate Oats and play their home games Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Crimson Tide Odds

Alabama Crimson Tide logo Alabama Crimson Tide Women's Basketball

The women's Crimson Tide basketball franchise is coached by Kristy Curry and also play their home games Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa.

If you would like to bet with insight on college basketball, check out these resources:

Alabama Locations

Alabama Sporting Locations

Action will provide updated sports betting locations for Alabama once legislations has passed and locations have been established. Stay tuned!

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Steve Petrella runs The Action Network’s written content team, which specializes in industry news, betting advice on specific games and slates, betting education and more. He got his start betting about 10 years ago, and got his first job in the sports betting media industry since 2015. Prior to joining Action in 2018, he worked for Sporting News, MLB.com and Cox Media Group.

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