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).

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Arkansas Highlights

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Arkansas Sports Betting Timeline

  • December 2021

    Arkansas Racing Commission adopted new rules that would expand gaming to allow for mobile and online sports betting

  • July 2019

    Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort accepted the first sports bets in Arkansas

  • November 2018

    Voters approved retail sports betting in Arkansas at in-person locations

Arkansas Sports Betting

How Arkansas Sports Betting Compares

We graded Arkansas on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

Arkansas Sports Legislation TBD


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We'll evaluate Arkansas 's sports betting bill as it becomes available.

Sports betting bill analysis TBD. 

Arkansas Sports Betting Tips

Sports Betting for Beginners 

New to sports betting? Check out our 11 sports betting tips for beginners so you can get started, whether you want to bet on the Arkansas Razorbacks or other Arkansas college teams 

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 a parlay or prop bet.

Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid 

Betting on your favorite teams like the Arkansas State Red Wolves 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. 

Here are nine mistakes to avoid.

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:

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas Stars

Texas Rangers

Tennessee Titans

Memphis Grizzlies

Oklahoma City Thunder

Kansas City Chiefs

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans Saints

Arkansas College Sports Teams