Arkansas Sports Betting

Arkansas Sports Betting

A complete breakdown of the legal landscape surrounding sports betting in Arkansas.

Sports betting has been legal at the Oaklawn Sportsbook in the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort for a full year now. Will the state expand to online and mobile sports betting in the near future? This page breaks all things Arkansas sports betting.

Arkansas Sports Betting Details

Start Date July 1, 2019
Legal Age to Bet 21
Online/In App Betting No
Maximum Bet No Limit
Corresponding Bill SB669
Eligible Sportsbooks Only those located in Arkansas casinos.

Arkansas Sports Betting Options

At the moment, Arkansas does not allow online wagering for their residents and visitors. While a bill did present last year, it was unable to get through, and AR residents will have to wait another year before the likes of FanDuel, DraftKings, and PointsBet make their way into the state.

SportsBook Casino Launch Date
Oaklawn Sportsbook Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort July 2019

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Arkansas Sports Betting FAQ’s

We get more questions about Arkansas sports betting than many of the larger states we cover. The reason is simply that there is so much misinformation out there regarding what is and isn’t legal in the state.

Is sports betting legal in Arkansas?

Yes, sports betting is legal in Arkansas. The state passed bill SB669 in November of 2018 legalizing sports betting, and the first bet was placed at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in July of 2019.

Is online wagering legal in Arkansas?

Unfortunately, AR has been unable to pass legislation to make online sports betting legal in the state. The most recent attempt failed in April of 2019, but we will likely see another push to legalize online wagering prior to the start of the 2020 NFL season.

What are the requirements to be able to bet on sports in Arkansas?

You have to be at least 21 years of age and physically located at an Arkansas casino in order to bet on sports in the state.

What sports are legal to bet on in Arkansas?

You can wager on any of the major sports in Arkansas, and yes, that does include Razorbacks football. Additionally, bettors may place a wide variety of bets that include prop bets, straight bets, moneyline bets, teasers, parlays, and more.

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