AR Online Sportsbook Launch Updates for Bettors 2022
Last updated: January 7, 2022
The Arkansas Racing Commission adopted new rules in December 2021 that would expand gaming to allow for mobile and online sports betting. A legislative review committee still needs to approve the rules once the legislature returns in early 2022 for things to move forward.
Arkansas Sports Betting Key Takeaways
|Is online sports betting legal in Arkansas?||No. Legal online sportsbooks and mobile apps have yet to go live in Arkansas, but the state's racing commission adopted new rules in December 2021 that would expand gaming to online and mobile apps.|
|Who will legally be able bet in Arkansas?||Once online betting is legal, you will have to be 21 years of age or older and physically in Arkansas (verifiable by your mobile device's geolocation tech, or a downloadable desktop plugin) to place bets on online sportsbooks.|
|What sports will you be able to bet on in Arkansas?||You'll be able to bet on all major sports (relative to other legal U.S. markets).|
Arkansas Sportsbook Offers
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Arkansas Sports Betting Timeline
Arkansas Racing Commission adopted new rules that would expand gaming to allow for mobile and online sports betting
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort accepted the first sports bets in Arkansas
Voters approved retail sports betting in Arkansas at in-person locations
Arkansas Sports Betting
How Arkansas Sports Betting Compares
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Arkansas Sports Betting Tips
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Arkansas Teams to Bet on
Pro Sports Teams
Unfortunately, Arkansas is just under the cutoff of most populated state in the country that may have at least one pro sports team. But there are still some neighboring states with pro teams that Arkansas native may root for: