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 nearly three years. The state has finally given the green light on online sports betting, so stayed tuned to this page for further details. This page breaks all things Arkansas sports betting.

Arkansas Sports Betting Details

Start DateJuly 1, 2019
Legal Age to Bet21
Online/In App BettingYes
Maximum BetNo Limit
Corresponding BillSB669
Eligible SportsbooksTBD

Arkansas Sports Betting Options

Arkansas recently approved online sports betting in February of 2022. It appears that popular sportsbooks like FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, and Caesars will launch in the state sometime before the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

SportsBookCasinoLaunch Date
Oaklawn SportsbookOaklawn Racing Casino ResortJuly 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?

Arkansas has recently legalized sports betting, with only three brick-and-mortar casinos being able to offer it initially. However, sweeping measures by the state legislature in the spring of 2022 allowed up to eight online sportsbooks to operate within the state.

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 within 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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