Nashville is one of the best cities in America. The two pro sports teams get fervent support and the minor league baseball fan base for the Nashville Sounds is strong enough to have the city talked about for potential MLB expansion. Then there is the music. And the food. And everything that makes Nashville special for those that live there and those that go there to have fun.
For our purposes, another element of fun was added to Nashville on November 1, 2020 when sports betting officially went live. Tennessee is one of just 10 states without a casino and that number will fall to nine when Virginia’s first casino is completed. With no brick-and-mortar gaming facilities, Tennessee became the first state to adopt an all-online, all-mobile sports betting infrastructure.
Mobile sports betting is essential for any state that is hoping to raise a lot of tax revenue and have success in the post-PASPA world. You can bet on sports from anywhere in the state of Tennessee and from anywhere in Nashville. Home, church, work, a Broadway bar, a lecture hall at Belmont, the rec at Vanderbilt, BNA Airport, any surrounding suburb, any other bar. Anywhere. Literally anywhere.
And it doesn’t even matter if you are a resident of Tennessee, a music lover on a weekend trip, or in town on business. As long as you are within the state borders, you can sign up and legally bet on sports.
When it comes to available sportsbooks, Tennessee is still in its infancy to a degree, but three of the biggest and best in the business are in the Volunteer State.
How do I bet on sports in Nashville? We’ll tell you what to do, where you can bet, how to sign up, and how to bet on sports in Tennessee.
You’ll find helpful betting tips and breakdowns here at ATS. Most sportsbook sites also have helpful articles to help you understand the terminology and the different bet types. There are a lot of resources at your disposal. Use them.
Because BetMGM, DraftKings and FanDuel are everywhere in Tennessee, we could say those. There are no retail sportsbooks in Nashville. Everything is done online or mobile. If you want to full-on experience of walking up to a counter, announcing your bet, and plopping your cash down, you’ll have to do it somewhere else. But enjoy easy depositing options like PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and more!
Frankly, as a society built on technological convenience these days, just using an app or a website is the best way to place a bet.
The self-proclaimed King of Sportsbooks was one of four operators to launch on November 1, 2020 in Tennessee. BetMGM is known around the country and around the globe as a hub for all things sports betting. Casino resorts are placed around the world and around the US and being part of the BetMGM Sportsbook means that you are part of the M life Rewards program to get free or discounted rates, meals, and even free play.
All you have to do is download the BetMGM app or go to the BetMGM website to place wagers. With really fair odds and a great user experience, this is a top-rated sportsbook app.
BetMGM offers a 100% Deposit Match Bonus up to $500 and lots of Bet $1, Win $100 promotions for new users.
DraftKings Sportsbook also launched on Day 1 in Tennessee. Obviously DraftKings was known first for being a daily fantasy sports operator, but it has become so much more than that in the post-PASPA world. DraftKings offers extensive catalogs of betting odds for all sports and events and is one of the best for prop bettors and those that wager on futures like the Super Bowl, World Series, and NCAA Tournament.
DraftKings has a “dark mode” look with a lot of green and white text against a dark grey background. That might appeal a lot to a younger demographic of user. It matters that you are comfortable wherever you decide to bet and DraftKings definitely has a look and feel to appease a certain bettor.
DraftKings offers up to a $1000 sign-up bonus with a Risk-Free Bet and a Deposit Match Bonus.
FanDuel Sportsbook also launched on November 1, 2020 and had a strong presence in the sports gambling markets because of its DFS days. FanDuel has a much brighter color scheme with lots of whites and blues and a look that may appeal to more potential users. The ability to parlay lots of props together has also been a very popular endeavor for FanDuel customers.
This is the largest and most popular sports betting operator in the United States and it will continue to be as more states come on board. We’ve already seen its popularity on display in Tennessee and more and more users will make deposits and be happy with their decision to sit up at FanDuel.
FanDuel offers up to a $500 Risk-Free Bet as a sign-up bonus.
As the state of Tennessee continues to welcome more options for those in the Music City and everywhere else, we will keep you updated right here at ATS.io.