Sports Betting & Esports Betting in the US by State June 2024

Find the latest updates on sports betting and esports betting in the US by state. We cover the latest news, legislation, and legal sportsbooks in each state.

Online sports betting has seen a surge in legalization across the United States in recent years. As of now, more than 30 states have live, legal legislation for single-game sports betting through legal retail and/or online and mobile sportsbooks. Each state has its own set of rules and regulations, with oversight typically provided by a state gaming commission. However, it's important to note that even where sports betting is legal, restrictions may apply, such as limited authorized operators, few permissible bet types, and minimum age requirements.

States where online sports betting is legal

The following states have legalized online sportsbetting. For a full overview of all states and their current legislative status, see here.

Arizona

Sportsbetting in Arizona was legalized in April 2021, marking a significant milestone in the state's gaming history. The law allows both online and retail betting, with professional teams partnering with companies like Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel, and Barstool Sportsbook.

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Arkansas

Sports betting in Arkansas was legalized in November 2018 after voters passed the agenda on their midterm ballot. The legislation allows for both land-based and online sports betting, making it convenient for bettors. Currently, up to four locations in the state offer land-based sports betting. In early 2022, mobile betting was approved, allowing both online and land-based sportsbooks in Arkansas to be regulated.

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Colorado

Sportsbetting in Colorado was legalized in 2019 through Proposition DD. The law, effective from May 2020, allows all 33 casinos in the state to offer sports betting. However, betting on high school events, collegiate proposition bets, and unsanctioned esports events is prohibited. The rise of online platforms like DraftKings and FanDuel has significantly contributed to the industry's growth.

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Connecticut

Sportsbetting in Connecticut was legalized in May 2021, with the law taking effect after approval of new compacts by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. The legislation allows for both online and retail betting, with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, and Mohegan Tribe being key operators. Notably, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe has partnered with DraftKings, and the Mohegan Tribe with Kambi. Revenue from sports betting contributes to the state’s problem gambling programs.

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District of Columbia

Sportsbetting in the District of Columbia was legalized in 2018. The D.C. Lottery oversees sports betting in the District, with both online and retail betting options available. The law permits betting on a variety of sports, including professional and collegiate events. However, it is important to note that the District of Columbia is unique in that it operates its own sports betting platform called "GameBet DC." The revenue generated from sports betting contributes to the District's general fund and supports various public initiatives.

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Illinois

Sportsbetting in Illinois was legalized on June 28, 2019, with the first legal wager placed on March 9, 2020. The law allows for both online and retail betting, with individuals aged 21 or older eligible to place wagers on a variety of sports. Notably, eight sportsbooks, including DraftKings and FanDuel, have been licensed as of 2021. The state collects a 15% gross revenue tax from all licensed sports betting operations, contributing significantly to its economy.

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Indiana

Sportsbetting in Indiana was legalized in 2019, allowing both online and retail betting. The law permits individuals aged 21 or older to place wagers on a variety of sports. Since the legalization, several sportsbooks, including major ones like FanDuel, have been licensed to operate in the state. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to Indiana's economy.

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Iowa

Sportsbetting in Iowa was legalized in 2019, allowing both online and retail betting. The law permits individuals aged 21 or older to place wagers on a variety of sports. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission regulates sports betting in the state. Notably, the state allows statewide online/mobile betting with an in-person registration requirement until Jan. 1, 2021. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to Iowa's General Fund and Sports Wagering Receipts Fund.

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Kansas

Sportsbetting in Kansas was legalized in 2022, with the Kansas State Lottery overseeing both online and retail betting. The law permits individuals aged 21 or older to place wagers on a variety of sports. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission also plays a role in regulating sports betting. Notably, a significant percentage of net betting revenue is allocated to a fund established for securing a professional sports franchise in the state. Sports betting is set to launch in Fall 2022.

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Louisiana

Sportsbetting in Louisiana was legalized in 2022, with the law allowing both online and retail betting in 55 out of 64 parishes. Individuals aged 21 or older can place wagers on a variety of sports, excluding high school sports and athletes under 18. The Louisiana State Lottery oversees sports betting, with casinos, racetracks, and bars serving as key operators. A significant portion of the revenue from sports betting is allocated to K-12 schools, programs for people with intellectual disabilities, and early childhood education programs.

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Maryland

Sportsbetting in Maryland was legalized in 2021, with both online and retail betting allowed. The Maryland Gaming Commission oversees sports betting, with key operators including casinos, racetracks, and sports facilities. Notably, the law permits betting on a variety of sports, excluding high school sports. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to the state's economy and is used for various public initiatives.

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Massachusetts

Sportsbetting in Massachusetts was legalized in 2023, with both online and retail betting allowed. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission oversees sports betting, with key operators including casinos, racetracks, and sports facilities. Notably, the law permits betting on a variety of sports, excluding Massachusetts colleges and individual players. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to the state's economy and is used for various public initiatives.

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Michigan

Sportsbetting in Michigan was legalized in 2019, with both online and retail betting allowed. The Michigan Gaming Control Board oversees sports betting, with key operators including casinos, racetracks, and sports facilities. Notably, the law permits betting on a variety of sports. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to the state's economy and is used for various public initiatives.

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Mississippi

Sportsbetting in Mississippi was legalized in 2018, with both online and retail betting allowed. However, mobile betting is restricted to casino premises. The Mississippi Gaming Commission oversees sports betting, with key operators including casinos and racetracks. Notably, the law permits betting on a variety of sports. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to the state's economy and is used for various public initiatives.

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Nevada

Sportsbetting in Nevada has a long history, being legalized as early as 1949. Both online and retail betting are allowed, with mobile betting available through various apps. The Nevada Gaming Commission oversees sports betting, with key operators including casinos and racetracks. Notably, the law permits betting on a variety of sports. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to the state's economy and is used for various public initiatives.

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New Hampshire

Sportsbetting in New Hampshire was legalized in 2019, with both online and retail betting allowed. The New Hampshire Lottery Commission oversees sports betting, with DraftKings being the exclusive operator. Notably, the law permits betting on a variety of sports, excluding in-state collegiate teams. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to the state's economy and is used for various public initiatives.

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New Jersey

Sportsbetting in New Jersey was legalized in 2018, with both online and retail betting allowed. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement oversees sports betting, with key operators including casinos and racetracks. Notably, the law permits betting on a variety of sports, excluding New Jersey-based collegiate teams. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to the state's economy and is used for various public initiatives.

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New York

Sportsbetting in New York was legalized in 2019, with both online and retail betting allowed. The New York State Gaming Commission oversees sports betting, with key operators including casinos and racetracks. Notably, the law permits betting on a variety of sports, excluding New York-based collegiate teams. The revenue generated from sports betting contributes significantly to the state's economy and is used for various public initiatives.

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Ohio

Sports betting in Ohio was legalized in December 2021, with the Ohio Casino Control Commission regulating the industry. As of January 2023, Ohioans aged 21 or older can bet on professional, college sports, and esports. The legislation authorizes three types of sports gaming licenses, opening up a lucrative market with potential for massive profits.

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Oregon

Sports betting in Oregon was legalized in August 2019, with the Oregon Lottery administering the process. The legislation allows for betting on professional sports, but not on college games. However, Senate Bill 1503 aims to legalize betting on college games, facing opposition from tribal representatives and anti-gambling organizations. The bill also proposes that an unlimited number of operators can apply for a bookmaker's license. Currently, the only online sports betting app available in Oregon is Scorecard, which is run by the Oregon lottery.

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Pennsylvania

Sports betting in Pennsylvania was legalized in 2018 following the repeal of PASPA by the US Supreme Court. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) regulates the industry, with both land-based casinos and race tracks offering sports betting services. The state also has several online sportsbooks, including FanDuel and DraftKings. Bettors must be at least 21 years old and physically located within the state when placing bets. Betting is allowed on both professional and college sports, making it a popular activity among sports enthusiasts in the state.

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Rhode Island

Sports betting in Rhode Island was legalized in 2018 following the repeal of PASPA by the US Supreme Court. The state allows sports betting in person at its two casinos, Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino Hotel. However, online and mobile betting were not initially included in the legislation. In 2019, online and mobile betting were legalized, but residents must register in person at either of the casinos to bet online. The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation oversees the operations, ensuring a safe and regulated betting environment.

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Tennessee

Sports betting in Tennessee was legalized in 2019, making it one of the few states to allow online and mobile betting without the requirement of a brick-and-mortar establishment. The Tennessee Lottery oversees the industry, ensuring a safe and regulated betting environment. The legislation includes a unique provision where sportsbooks pay a 1.85% tax on the total amount wagered, rather than on revenue. This approach sets Tennessee apart from other states and is expected to generate significant tax revenue. Bettors must be at least 21 years old to participate in sports betting in the state.

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Virginia

Sports betting in Virginia was legalized in 2020, with the Virginia Lottery overseeing the industry. The legislation allows for online and mobile betting, making it convenient for bettors. However, one unique aspect of Virginia's sports betting legislation is that betting on in-state college teams is not permitted. This restriction is in place to protect the integrity of college sports and to prevent potential manipulation. Despite this, the sports betting industry in Virginia is thriving, with several online sportsbooks available for bettors.

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West Virginia

Sports betting in West Virginia was legalized in 2018, with the West Virginia Lottery overseeing the industry. The legislation allows for both retail and online sports betting, making it convenient for bettors. Currently, five casinos in the state have licenses for sports betting: Hollywood Casino Charles Town, The Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Mardi Gras Casino, Wheeling Island Casino, and The Casino Club at The Greenbrier Resort. Several online sportsbooks, including DraftKings, BetMGM, and FanDuel, are available for bettors in the state.

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Wyoming

Sports betting in Wyoming was legalized in 2021, with the Wyoming Gaming Commission overseeing the industry. The legislation allows for online sports betting, making it convenient for bettors. Currently, four sportsbook operators are licensed in the state: DraftKings, BetMGM, PointsBet, and FanDuel, with Barstool Sports and Caesar's expected to be licensed soon. Since its legalization, sports betting has seen significant participation, with over 28,000 residents trying online sports betting.

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States where online sports betting is not yet legal

Alabama

Alaska

California

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Kentucky

Maine

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Carolina

North Dakota

Oklahoma

South Carolina

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Washington

Wisconsin