Where Exactly Is Sports Gambling Legal? – Lifehacker

Where Exactly Is Sports Gambling Legal? – Lifehacker

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In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting, leaving wagering rules and regulations to the states. Since then, sports betting has taken off all over the country, but not in every state. Below is a list of where you can legally bet on a game and where you cannot.

States where sports gambling is legal both online and offline

In these states, it legal to bet on sporting events at retail gambling sites, as well as online, with a few special cases.

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware: Three Delaware casinos began operating sportsbooks in June 2021. Mobile betting is coming soon.
  • Illinois: Betting on in-state collegiate games is off limits in Illinois.
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana: Mobile sports betting isn’t offered in Louisiana, but it is legal. There is hope that it will be available early this year.
  • Maryland: Online wagering is legal, but it has yet to launch.
  • Michigan
  • Montana: Sports betting in Montana is governed by the state’s lottery, so its site is the only one you can use to bet.
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island: In-person betting is currently available at two casinos. Online gambling is legal, but is still on the way.
  • Tennessee: Tennessee is the only state with an online-only sports betting model, so there are no physical locations to place bets.
  • Virginia
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

States where sports betting is legal at specific locations but not online

  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi: Online betting in Mississippi is limited to bets placed while at a casino.
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico: New Mexico has no laws making sports betting illegal, so one tribal casino has set up a sportsbook. But it is, according to CBSSports,“not-outright-legal-but-also-not-technically-illegal.”
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin: Online betting is allowed only while at …….

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