State-By-State Sports Betting Guide

Click your state to view current legal sports betting status. The legal sportsbook states are in dark gray whereas the states that do not have legal sportsbooks are in light gray. 

Legal Sportsbook States
No Legal Sports Betting

Nearly three years removed from the Supreme Court striking down a 1994 ruling that banned sports betting, it seems as if a new state legalizes sports betting every day. We got a slow start with New Jersey leading the way, but have since added nearly two dozen additional states.

Most recently Vermont and North Carolina legalized both in-person and online sports betting, and your state may be next! As of June, 38 states have legalized sports betting, another 4 have already passed bills, and several other states have pending sports betting bills. As the legal sportsbook states continue to grow, we’ll keep you updated.

Just because your state has passed a sports betting bill does not mean that sports betting is available in your state. In some cases there is a pending affective date, in some cases, the startup costs or tax rates were set unrealistically high. Click on your state below to find out where sports betting stands as of today.

Details for Sports Betting by State

Click on your state for a complete breakdown of all of the sports betting laws and which sportsbooks you can wager at within the state.

Alabama sports betting

Alabama Sports Betting

Alaska sports betting

Alaska Sports Betting

Arizona sports betting

Arizona Sports Betting

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Arkansas Sports Betting

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Colorado Sports Betting

illinois sports betting

Florida Sports Betting

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Illinois Sports Betting

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Indiana Sports Betting

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Iowa Sports Betting

Kansas sports betting overview

Kansas Sports Betting

Kentucky sports betting overview

Kentucky Sports Betting

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Maryland Sports Betting

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Massachusetts Sports Betting

Michigan sports betting

Michigan Sports Betting

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Mississippi Sports Betting

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New Hampshire Sports Betting

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New Jersey Sports Betting

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New York Sports Betting

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North Carolina Sports Betting

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Ohio Sports Betting

Oregon sports betting

Oregon Sports Betting

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Pennsylvania Sports Betting

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Tennessee Sports Betting

Vermont Sportsbooks and Sports Betting

Vermont Sports Betting

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Virginia Sports Betting

Washington sports betting

Washington Sports Betting

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West Virginia Sports Betting


Where is Sports Betting Legal?

New states seem to be legalizing sports betting every month. As of June 2024, there are 38 states that have legal sports betting. Of those 38, only 5 have not yet permitted legal mobile or online betting. Below is the complete list of states that currently offer legal sports betting.

StateLegalization DateMobile Betting
Maine8/8/2022No (determining regulations)
Massachusetts8/1/2022Yes (starting March 2023)
Montana5/3/2019Yes (offshore only)
New Hampshire7/12/2019Yes
New Jersey5/1/2018Yes
New Mexico10/16/2018No
New York6/10/2019Yes
North Carolina7/26/2019Yes (starting in 2023)
Rhode Island6/22/2018Yes
South Dakota9/1/2021Yes (while in casino)
Washington3/25/2020Yes (tribal only)
Washington D.C.3/1/2020Yes

When Will Sports Betting Be Legal in the Remaining States?

So, what about the other 12 states? The list below gives you a projected date for each of the states that has a sports betting bill in progress. If there are no prospects for legal sports betting in the near future you will simply see NA next to the state. Most of these states already have legal DFS through both FanDuel and DraftKings.

StateExpected Legalization
North Dakota2023
South Carolina2023

Latest Updates on Sports Betting in the United States

The sports betting industry is constantly evolving. With that, we like to keep you updated with the latest news about the industry.

Kentucky Sports Betting Updates

Kentucky has officially legalized sports betting, with Governor Andy Beshear signing the legislation into law on March 31, 2023.

Sports betting is officially LIVE in Kentucky!

  • Retail Sports Betting Launch: September 7th, 2023
  • Online Sports Betting Launch: September 28th, 2023

North Carolina Sports Betting Updates

No surprise to us, North Carolina has recently expanded its sports betting legislation, legalizing mobile sports betting on June 14, 2023. Governor Roy Cooper signed the bill into law, allowing both online and retail sports wagering across the state.

While in-person betting at three retail locations had been legal since March 2021, this new legislation paves the way for bettors to place wagers online, making sports betting even more accessible to North Carolina residents.

We’ll follow these developments closely.

Vermont Sports Betting Updates

Vermont has recently joined the growing list of states legalizing sports betting. On June 14, 2023, Governor Phil Scott signed a bill into law allowing both online and retail sports wagering. While sports betting is technically legal in Vermont, the system isn’t expected to go live until January 11th, 2024.  As of right now, we are tracking that the following sportsbooks will open their doors in Vermont.

Florida Sports Betting Updates

There’s some huge news coming out of the Sunshine State — Sports betting is once again legal in Florida. The court reached its conclusion on June 30, 2023, paving the way for the return of online sports wagering in the state. However, despite the legal status, there are currently no operational sportsbooks in Florida. The state is working through legal details surrounding the re-implementation of sports betting, with potential for further legal challenges.