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 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.
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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?
Yes, Arkansas finally made online sports betting legal in February of 2022. Online sportsbooks can start accepting bets as early as March 4, 2022. However, there has been no official launch date set.
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.