Alabama Sports Betting: The Top Sportsbooks in the State

Alabama Sports Betting Quick Facts
Sports Betting StatusNot Legal
Expected Legalization Date2025
Alabama Sports Betting

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Sports betting in Alabama is not currently permitted, with previous attempts to legalize it having failed since 2019. 

There are no commercial casinos in the state, with only tribal casinos operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians available. 

On top of all of that, there is no lottery system in place, making Alabama one of just five states without such a system in the US.

Despite this sports bettors in Alabama can hop across the border into Mississippi to place their sports wagers.

What about online sports betting in Alabama?

Nope. All sports betting and sportsbooks are prohibited in the Cotton State.

Many sportsbooks have an online presence such as DraftKings or even FanDuel, but they also have safeguards in place to prevent those in states where they’re not licensed from placing bets.

As we mentioned, though, you can always jump across the border into states such as Tennessee and place legal bets. Keep in mind, however, that Florida and Georgia do not allow sports betting of any kind — yet.

When we believe Alabama will legalize sports betting.

We really would love to see sportsbooks and the like take off in Alabama. After all, they have such a rich sports history especially when it comes to college football.

However, if we’re being honest, we don’t see it happening any time soon. The state doesn’t even have a lottery, so our hopes are dashed for sports betting. 

Let’s just say, though, we’re being optimistic. The earliest we would see legal sports betting in the Cotton State would be 2025. That is everything goes right with their legislature.

As always, we’ll keep our ears to the ground and update you whenever something changes in Alabama.

Is sports betting legal in Alabama?

Sports betting is currently not legal in Alabama. Despite multiple efforts to legalize it over the past few years, all attempts have been unsuccessful.

Are there any casinos in Alabama?

Yes, there are three tribal casinos operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians located in Alabama.

Does Alabama offer a lottery system?

No, Alabama is one of just five states that does not have a lottery system.

Does Alabama allow online gambling?

No, just like retail gambling, it’s not allowed in the state.

Matt Brown

Head of Sports Betting and DFS

Matt’s love for sports betting and daily fantasy sports, coupled with a deep understanding of football, hockey, and baseball, shapes his innovative thoughts on Hello Rookie. He has a B.S. in Aeronautical Computer Science and a M.S. in Project Management.