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How Florida Sports Betting Compares
Here's how FL sports betting lines up against other states:
Mobile Betting Options: TBD
Along with the rest of sports betting, mobile betting is not yet live in Florida.
We'll have to see how deposits are set as the FL sports betting market takes shape.
Fair Pricing: TBD
Fair pricing evaluation is still pending overall legalization progress in Florida.
Sport Offerings: TBD
We don’t know exactly what sports will be offered as betting options in Florida yet, so we're waiting to grade.
Is it even legal to gamble in Florida?
Broadly, no, but there are enough exceptions that enable gambling to thrive in the state of Florida, including:
The Lottery. The State Lottery is a popular, legalized gambling format for in-state and national options like the 'Mega Millions.' You cannot, however, buy tickets online - only in person.
Seminole Tribe Casinos. Within the Seminole Tribe casinos, it is legal to gamble. We've listed details on some of these below.
Poker. Poker is legal in Seminole casinos and a few race tracks. Small stakes games are legal in social settings.
Cruise Ships. As a state broadly wrapped in the coastline, this is a creative way Floridians are getting around gambling regulations. By heading into international waters, gamblers are able to wager and have it technically be ok, as state laws are circumvented.
Greyhounds & Horse Racing. There are a few licensed facilities where this is legal in the state of Florida.
More information on Florida's sports betting legislation positives coming.
More information on Florida's sports betting legislation negatives coming.
Florida Sports Betting FAQ
Can you bet on sports in Florida?
Sports betting is not legalized in Florida yet.
Does Florida allow online gambling?
Florida doesn't regulate online gambling. However, because the state's laws don't explicitly prohibit online gambling, it is technically legal to gamble with offshore-based sports betting sites.
How old do you have to be to gamble in Florida?
You need to be 18 years old.
Sports Betting for FL Beginners
If you’re new to sports betting in Florida, you likely have questions: Where should you be betting on the Miami win totals? How do you find the best odds for a Panthers game?
Our betting education hub can help you make savvier decisions come game time.
Sports Betting Glossary
Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology. It can all be a bit overwhelming and intimidating for newer betting enthusiasts, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions of all the main terms.
Sports Betting Mistakes for Floridians to Avoid
Whether you’re betting on Miami Heat game totals or Jacksonville Jaguars futures, sports betting isn't easy.
If you stay true to our nine mistakes to avoid, your sports betting experience will be a much more enjoyable one.
Florida Sports Betting Timeline
Florida Teams to Bet on
There are plenty of teams to bet on in Florida, both college and professional. Here are some of the key teams in the state.
Betting on College Football in Florida
The Florida Gators football program represents the University of Florida in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference.
The Miami Hurricanes football team represents the University of Miami in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
UCF Knights Football
The UCF Knights football team represents the University of Central Florida in the East Division of the American Athletic Conference.
NCAA DI Basketball & Football
NCAA DI Basketball
Pro Sports Teams
MLB Betting in Florida
NBA Betting in Florida
NFL Betting in Florida
Florida has three professional football teams:
NHL Betting in Florida
In addition to traditional sporting events around Florida's College and Pro teams, there are other fun happenings in the state for sports fans:
The Orange Bowl - College Football
The Orange Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in Miami. 2021's Capital One Orange Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium.
DAYTONA 500 - Nascar
The 'DAYTONA 500' is a NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.