At this moment in time, the number of states offering legal domestic sports betting is 19. In addition, US players are permitted to access offshore sports betting sites in most states except in Washington where lawmakers have established state laws outlawing access to all forms of online gambling.
As of early 2021, online sports betting is legal in Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Michigan, Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia, Oregon and Montana. There are a few other states where it is legal but not available online.
AGA’s interactive sports betting map provides state-level detail on the types of wagering allowed, key regulatory details, legal retail sportsbooks and online/mobile, and more. “Live, Legal” denotes states where single-game sports betting is legally offered to consumers through retail and/or online sportsbooks.
Michigan got on board in early 2021 with the launch of online sports betting, poker, and gambling. Legal sports betting has expanded as well thanks to a 2018 Supreme Court decision striking down the federal prohibition.
Most of theses states are still in the first stages of considering legal sports betting. But situations vary and you may be in for a surprise when it comes to your own state's status about online sports betting. California; Florida; Kansas; Kentucky; Maine; Minnesota; Missouri; Oklahoma; States With No Meaningful Sports Betting Legislation
The legal lottery and pari-mutuel betting age is usually 18 (19 in Alabama), but varies wildly when sports betting online. Kentucky, Montana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming allow 18 year-olds to bet, in the rest of the states it ranges from 19 to 21.
Since it has no casinos, Tennessee is the only state that has online-only sports betting. The conservative state’s unlikely launch of an uncapped, digital sports betting market excited industry stakeholders, but other restrictions could hurt its potential. Tennessee is also the only state that makes the operators return a 10% hold.
The Tennessee state legislature approved a sports betting bill in the spring of 2019 that will only allow betting online and on mobile apps. The state expects to launch its gambling operations no ...
West Virginia (Full selection of betting options) Washington D.C. (Limited betting options) In addition to these states, some states have legalized sports betting, but have yet to institute the proper infrastructure for it. These states include Connecticut, Louisiana, Maryland, South Dakota, Washington, and Virginia.