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. Furthermore, 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.
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.