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.
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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 December, 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.
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Where is Sports Betting Legal?
New states seem to be legalizing sports betting every month. As of December 2023, 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.
No (determining regulations)
Yes (starting March 2023)
Yes (offshore only)
Yes (starting in 2023)
Yes (while in casino)
Yes (tribal only)
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.
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. State regulators have announced that retail sports betting will commence on September 7, 2023. The legalization permits both online and retail wagering, making Kentucky the 37th state to legalize sports betting. We’re excited with these developments to see where Kentucky goes with sports betting. We don’t know which online sportsbooks will be available, but we’ll keep you updated when we find out. We’re pretty confident you’ll see the likes of DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars in Kentucky when it goes live.
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 late 2023 or early 2024. Vermont’s legislation permits up to six mobile sports betting apps, making it the 38th state to legalize this activity. This is fairly common when states legalize online sports betting. They have to get all of their regulations in order and allow sportsbooks time to get compliant.
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.
Chris Lollis is the founder and senior editor at Hello Rookie. He has over a decade of experience in the sports betting industry and has covered everything from the PASPA repeal to every state launch since. Chris currently contributes guides, reviews, and betting tips at Hello Rookie.
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