Hawaii Sports Betting

HI Sports Betting Legalization & Mobile Sportsbook Updates 2022


Action Network check mark Updated March 24, 2022

We hope for more Hawaii sports betting information to come out sooner rather than later, but for now, the state remains one of two in the U.S. without any forms of gambling at all, joining Utah. Hawaii is missing out on approximately $11.7 million in revenue each year.

Bill 1815 was introduced earlier this year which looks like a step in the right direction. The bill proposes a 55% tax rate, which would be even higher than the likes of New York and Pennsylvania.

Whether you live in Hawaii or are there vacationing during the NFL Playoffs or March Madness, don't expect to be placing any bets there for the foreseeable future — we're talking 2023 to 2024 and beyond.

HI Sports Betting Overview, Timeline and Background

Hawaii Legalization Timeline


  • Lawmakers introduced Bill 1815, which would bring sports gambling to the state. The bill would also include a 55% tax rate — this would be the highest rate among states with legal sports betting across the country. 

Hawaii Sports Betting Grading Card

Hawaii Grading Card

Action will evaluate the Aloha States' sports betting legislation once it becomes legal in the future...

Hawaii Sports Betting Tips

Icon basketball Sports Betting for Beginners 

If you’re new to sports betting in Hawaii, you likely have questions: How much should you be betting? Where should you be betting on the Rainbow Warriors win totals? How do you find the best odds for a Hawaii game? Every sport and bet type comes with different nuances

Check out our sports betting tips for beginners so you can get started. 

Icon baseball Sports Betting Glossary 

The sports betting lexicon is vast and sometimes confusing, especially to new bettors. Before HI sports betting is legalized, you have time to brush up on betting terms so you'll be completely prepared to place all different kinds of wagers that will become available in the Aloha State.

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.

Icon football Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid 

Whether you’re betting on a Rainbow Warriors game totals or futures, sports betting isn't easy. It’s important to be responsible and not overextend yourself.

Here are some sports betting mistakes to avoid.

Hawaii Teams

Hawaii Teams to Bet On

Hawaii logo Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Football | Basketball

Hawaii has no professional teams and just one D-I college team to bet on — the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Competing in the Big West Conference in basketball and the Mountain West for football, the Warriors have to do more traveling than most teams considering they have to take a plane for every away game. That can be grueling over the course of a season, but they've made it work. The men's basketball team made it to the second round of March Madness for the first time in school history back in 2016, while the football program has made it to five bowl games in the last six seasons.

Recommended Resources: How to Bet on Football Guide | How to Bet on Basketball Guide

Steve Petrella is a senior editor for The Action Network covering college football, among other things. He’s a Penn State grad now based in Atlanta who enjoys great punting, clock-killing drives and turnovers in the red zone.
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Hawaii Sports Betting FAQs
Commonly asked questions about sports betting in The Aloha State.
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