U.S. Sports Betting – State-By-State Information – Where You Can Make Legal Sports Bets

In some states, progress has been fast. In some states, progress has been slow. In some states, there has been no progress. Whether or not your state has adopted legalized sports betting, you should have options close by. If you don’t, just sit tight because more and more states are taking wagers with each passing year.

The landmark Supreme Court decision in Murphy v. NCAA that officially overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) opened the door for states to make their own decisions on whether or not they want to accept bets on sports events. Most states started with retail (brick-and-mortar) sports betting only, but then graduated to taking online and mobile bets via websites and apps shortly thereafter.

Policymakers and legislators in states across the country are considering the financial impacts of legalized sports betting on a daily and weekly basis in those jurisdictions that have yet to dive in. At present, 15 of the 50 states offer some sort of wagering, whether it is through the state lottery, through any number of operators, online, mobile, or retail. By the end of 2020, several more states and the District of Columbia are likely to be taking action. By the end of 2021, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility to say that more than half of the states will have some form of legal wagering and that number will only continue to grow.

Here at ATS, we cover the industry in a lot of different ways. Not only do we stay on top of the news and update our readers on the comings and goings of the betting business, but we also provide analysis, suggestions, and tips for upcoming sporting events and also provide some of the most comprehensive sportsbook reviews in the industry.

In this all-encompassing guide, we will take a look at the sports that accept bets on sports so that you can see exactly what that means for you as a resident of a state that takes bets, a resident of a bordering state, a resident of a state that is behind the times, but should be coming to its senses sooner rather than later, or a resident of a state that will never take bets, but we’ll tell you where you can go.

Where Can I Legally Bet On Sports In The USA?

We’ll start with the good and end with the bad. We will first highlight the 15 states that are accepting legal sports wagers in some way, shape, or form or have already approved sports betting to start in the not too distant future.

The “Who” are the operators that currently accept (or will accept) online and mobile bets in each state. The “When” is when the first legal sports wagers were taken. The “Where” is where the retail sportsbooks are in the state. The “How” is whether or not the states accept both retail and mobile wagers. Finally, the “What” is a little extra information on each state or its progress.

Color Map: Green = Online & Retail,  Yellow = Retail Only, Purple = Online Only, Light Blue = Not Legal

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC

Arkansas

Who: N/A

When: July 2019

Where: Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort (Hot Springs); Southland Casino (West Memphis)

How: Retail ONLY

What: Oaklawn Park is one of the top horse racing facilities in the country and also allows sports betting with a BetAmerica Race & Sports Book. Southland Casino has a betly sportsbook at the Sports Bar and Grill.

More on Sports Betting in Arkansas

Colorado

Who: FanDuel, DraftKings, William Hill, BetAmerica, PointsBet

When: May 2020

Where: Could be any or all of these casinos:

Central City: Century Casino (Circa), Doc Holliday Casino, Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino, Easy Street Casino, Famous Bonanza, Teller House

Black Hawk: Ameristar Casino Black Hawk, Bull Durham Saloon and Casino, Bullwhacker’s Casino, Canyon Casino, Fitzgeralds Casino, The Gilpin Casino & The Lodge Casino (theScore Bet), Golden Gates Casino & Golden Gulch Casino & Golden Mardi Gras Casino (FanDuel & DraftKings), Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel & Lady Luck Casino and Hotel (William Hill), Red Dolly Casino, Riviera Black Hawk Casino, Saratoga Casino Black Hawk (Betfred), Sasquatch Casino, Silver Hawk Saloon & Casino, Z Casino

Cripple Creek: Black Diamond Casino and Saloon, Brass Ass Casino of Cripple Creek, Bronco Billy’s Casino & Christmas Casino & Inn (BetAmerica), Colorado Grande Casino, Creeker’s Gaming Hall, Double Eagle Hotel & Casino (PointsBet), Gold Rush Hotel & Casino, Imperial Casino, J.P. McGills Hotel & Casino, Johnny Nolon’s Casino, Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino, Uncle Sam’s Casino

Ignacio: Sky Ute Lodge and Casino

Towaoc: Ute Mountain Casino Hotel & Resort

Twin River Holdings (FanDuel/DraftKings) also runs Arapahoe Park Racetrack in Aurora, CO

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: Colorado passed a state referendum to green light sports betting during the November election in 2019 and is set to go live in May 2020. Registration does NOT have to be done in-person and can be done from anywhere in the state of Colorado.

More on sports betting in Colorado

Delaware

When: June 2018

Where: Delaware Park (Wilmington); Dover Downs (Dover); Harrington Raceway & Casino (Harrington)

How: Retail ONLY

What: The Delaware Lottery Commission oversees sports betting operations, but has partnerships with William Hill and Scientific Games. Delaware originally started taking only parlay wagers, but now takes single-game bets on several different sports leagues.

More on sports betting in Delaware

Illinois

Who: BetRivers

When: March 2020

Where: Casino Queen (East St. Louis), Grand Victoria (Elgin), Harrah’s Joliet & Harrah’s Metropolis (Caesars), Argosy (Alton) & Hollywood Aurora & Hollywood Joliet (Penn National), Jumers, Par-a-Dice, Rivers Casino Des Plaines (BetRivers), Hawthorne Race Course is with PointsBet

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: Illinois is one of the states that requires users to sign up in-person in order to get access to the apps. That restriction will last for 18 months. More and more operators will be partnering up as things really get moving in Illinois, but online-only operators (like DraftKings, FanDuel) are not allowed to begin operations for 18 months in deference to the brick-and-mortar companies.

More on sports betting in Illinois

Indiana

Who: BetRivers, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetAmerica

When: September 2019

Where: Ameristar Casino East Chicago (DraftKings), Belterra (Florence) & Blue Chip (Michigan City) (FanDuel), Caesars Southern Indiana (Elizabeth), French Lick Resort Casino (BetRivers), Harrah’s Hoosier Park (Anderson), Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, Horseshoe Casino Hammond, Indiana Grand Casino (Shelbyville), Rising Star Casino Resort (Rising Sun) (BetAmerica), Tropicana Evansville (William Hill), Winner’s Circle Clarksville & Indianapolis & New Haven

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: Indiana has a lot of operators vying for the gaming dollars in the state. Not listed are PointsBet, Fox Bet, and theScore, who all have various partnerships with the Penn National Hollywood property in Lawrenceburg. Operations have yet to start online for those, but are likely to come soon. Caesars has yet to begin operations through its two properties, but that should come soon as well.

More on sports betting in Indiana

Iowa

Who: William Hill, PointsBet, DraftKings, Hard Rock

When: August 2019

Where: Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs, Casino Queen Marquette, Catfish Bend Casino (Burlington) (PointsBet), Diamond Jo Casino (Dubuque) & Diamond Jo Worth Casino (Northwood) (FanDuel), Grand Falls Casino (Larchwood) & Rhythm City Casino (Davenport) & Riverside Casino & Golf Resort (Elite), Hard Rock Sioux City (Hard Rock), Harrah’s Council Bluffs (Caesars & Unibet), Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Isle Casino Bettendorf & Isle Casino Waterloo & Lakeside Hotel & Casino (Osceola) & Prairie Meadows (Altoona) (William Hill), Q Casino (Dubuque) (Q), Wild Rose Clinton & Wild Rose Emmetsburg & Wild Rose Jefferson (DraftKings)

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: Iowa is one of the states that requires in-person registration through the end of 2020. Caesars and Unibet are not online as of yet and appear to be waiting until 2021 for the end of the in-person registration requirement.. Elite Sportsbooks are also partnered with Bet.Works. DraftKings went live in February 2020 through the Diamond Jo properties to add Iowa to its list alongside Indiana, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

More on sports betting in Iowa

Michigan

Who: N/A

When: March 2020

Where: Bay Mills Resort & Casino (Brimley), FireKeepers Casino Hotel (Battle Creek), Four Winds New Buffalo & Hartford & Dowagiac, Greektown Casino Hotel (Detroit), Gun Lake Casino (Wayland), Island Resort & Casino (Bark River), Kewadin Casino Christmas & Hessel & Manistique & Sault Ste. Marie & St. Ignace, Kings Club Casino (Brimley), Leelanau Sands Casino (Suttons Bay) & Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel (Williamsburg) (William Hill), Little River Casino and Resort (Manistee), MGM Grand Detroit (BetMGM), MotorCity Casino Hotel (Detroit), Northern Waters Casino Resort (Watersmeet) (PointsBet), Odawa Casino Resort Petoskey & Mackinaw City & Marquette (Fox Bet), Ojibwa Casino Marquette & Baranga, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (Mt. Pleasant)

How: Retail only now; Mobile soon

What: Progress has been all over the place in Michigan. MGM Grand Detroit actually started taking bets in time for the NCAA Tournament, but it was cancelled. The laws and regulations for mobile betting are already in place, which is good because most of the Native American casinos are upstate and a hike from population centers. Michigan will also have additional iGaming in the forms of casinos and poker, which is one reason why Fox Bet, of The Stars Group, was so adamant on getting in quick.

Many more operators, like DraftKings and FanDuel, are sure to move into Michigan once a clearer timetable for online and mobile wagering is set.

More on sports betting in Michigan

Mississippi

Who: N/A

When: August 2018

Where: 1st Jackpot Casino (Robinsonville) & Ameristar Casino (Vicksburg) & Boomtown Casino (Biloxi) & Hollywood Gulf Coast (Bay St. Louis) & Hollywood Casino Tunica (Robinsonville) & Island View Casino Resort (Gulfport) & Isle of Capri Casino & Resort (Lula) & Lady Luck Casino (Vicksburg) & Palce Casino Resort & Silver Slipper Casino (Bay St. Louis) & Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel (Biloxi) & Trop Casino Greenville & WaterView Casino & Hotel (Vicksburg) (William Hill), Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi) & Gold Strike Casino Resort (BetMGM), Bok Homa Casino (Heidelberg), Fitz Casino Hotel (Robinsonville), Golden Nugget (Biloxi) (Golden Nugget), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Biloxi) (Hard Rock), Harlow’s Casino Resort (Greenville) & Riverwalk Casino and Hotel (Vicksburg) (BetAmerica), Harrah’s Gulf Coast (Biloxi) (Caesars), IP Casino Resort (Biloxi) & Sam’s Town Casino (Robinsonville) (FanDuel), Magnolia Bluffs Casino (Natchez), Scarlett Pearl Casino and Hotel (D’Iberville) (DraftKings)

How: Retail only; mobile on site

What: Mississippi was one of the earliest states to go live, so a lot of operators wanted to dip a toe in the pool with so many gaming establishments in Biloxi and Tunica. Unfortunately, Mississippi is a retail only state, so none of these books are available with online or mobile wagering, at least for now. Mississippi legislators introduced a bill that would allow the state’s sportsbooks to go online, but it failed to gain much traction in Q1 of 2020.

We should expect them to try again in 2021, so don’t forget about online betting in Mississippi if you live there or in a nearby state.

More on sports betting in Mississippi

Montana

Who: N/A

When: March 2020

Where: Bars, taverns, other approved locations – there are 180 approved locations

How: Retail ONLY

What: Montana launched sports betting just before the coronavirus caused the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament and the postponement of just about all other sports. Sports betting is done through the Montana State Lottery on the Sports Bet Montana app.

More on sports betting in Montana

Nevada

Who: Everyone

When: 1949

Where: Literally everywhere

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: The epicenter of sports betting in the United States.

More on sports betting in Nevada

New Hampshire

Who: DraftKings, BetAmerica (horses only)

When: December 2019

Where: Retail locations and anywhere in the state of New Hampshire

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: New Hampshire has one sports betting operator and it is DraftKings. All operations are overseen by the New Hampshire Lottery, who awarded the partnership contract to DraftKings.

More on sports betting in New Hampshire

New Jersey

Who: FanDuel, DraftKings, PointsBet, William Hill, 888sport, SugarHouse, BetRivers, Unibet, BetAmerica, BetMGM, Fox Bet, Borgata, Resorts, Hard Rock, Golden Nugget, Caesars

When: August 2018

Where: The Meadowlands (FanDuel), Resorts Casino (DraftKings), Monmouth Park & Tropicana AC & Ocean Casino (William Hill), Bally’s Atlantic City & Harrah’s Atlantic City (Caesars), Hard Rock Casino (Hard Rock), Golden Nugget AC (Golden Nugget), The Borgata (Borgata)

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: The East Coast epicenter of sports betting. New Jersey was the state that challenged PASPA and won. New Jersey actually has more operators than Nevada and all of them are online for mobile and computer wagering.

We have reviews of all of these sportsbooks here at ATS, so make sure that you check out what each book has to offer and find the one that works best for you.

More on sports betting in New Jersey

New Mexico

Who: N/A

When: October 2018

Where: Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel (Bernalillo), Mountain Gods Casino (Mescalero) (William Hill), Hilton Buffalo Thunder (Santa Fe), Isleta Resort and Casino (Albuquerque)

How: Retail ONLY

What: New Mexico may be moving towards online wagering at some point, but only offers retail at this point in time. There are a ton of tribal casinos in New Mexico, so more sportsbooks may be popping up. It is possible that Michigan will be a test case for how online wagering works for the tribal casinos, but that is also a state with a much larger population.

More on sports betting in New Mexico

New York

Who: N/A

When: July 2019

Where: Rivers Casino & Resort (Schenectady) (BetRivers), Tioga Downs (Nichols) (FanDuel), Del Lago Resort (Waterloo) (DraftKings), Resorts World Catskills (Monticello) (Bet365/Resorts), Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona) & Point Place Casino (Bridgeport) & Yellow Brick Road Casino (Chittenango) (Caesars)

How: Retail ONLY

What: For whatever reason, New York has yet to legalize online sports betting, so thousands and thousands of dollars go from New York City across the border to New Jersey to bet on sports. If and when New York does legalize online wagering, BetRivers, FanDuel, and DraftKings already have a hold in the state.

Additional casinos owned by the Seneca Nation of Indians in Salamanca (Seneca Allegany), Seneca Niagara (Niagara Falls, NY), and Seneca Buffalo Creek (Buffalo) are also likely to start of sports betting operations in the near future.

It should only be a matter of time for New York, but we’ve been saying that for more than two years now.

More on sports betting in New York

North Carolina

Who: N/A

When: Q2 or Q3 2020

Where: Harrah’s Cherokee (Cherokee) & Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River (Murphy) (Caesars)

How: Retail ONLY

What: North Carolina gave the green light to sports betting at the two tribal casinos up in the mountains of Cherokee, NC and Murphy, NC. They are both Harrah’s properties. For now, the bill is for retail sportsbooks only. While this may attract some weekend warriors going for a drive, this is a hike from just about every population center other than Asheville. There will likely be minimal impact, but, hey, it’s another state on the list.

More on sports betting in North Carolina

Oregon

Who: N/A

When: August 2019

Where: Chinook Woods Casino (Lincoln City)

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: Oregon sports betting runs through the lottery via the ScoreBoard app powered by SBTech. Online betting is available for anybody within the state, but it is only done through the ScoreBoard app.

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Pennsylvania

Who: BetRivers, SugarHouse, FanDuel, DraftKings, Fox Bet, Unibet, Parx, BetAmerica

When: November 2018

Where: Harrah’s Philadelphia (Chester) (Caesars), Hollywood Casino at Penn National (Grantville) (William Hill), Mohegan Sun Pocono (Wilkes-Barre) (Unibet), Mount Airy Casino (Mt. Pocono) (Fox Bet), Parx Philadelphia (Parx), Presque Isle Downs (Erie) (BetAmerica), Rivers Casino (Pittsburgh & Philadelphia) (BetRivers), South Philly Race & Sportsbook, SugarHouse Casino (SugarHouse), The Meadows (Washington) (DraftKings), Valley Forge Casino (King of Prussia) (FanDuel)

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: Pennsylvania is only behind New Jersey and Nevada as far as choices for interested bettors. William Hill will be online very soon and we should see Caesars also join the mix through its Harrah’s property. As things currently stand, there are a lot of operators, including the biggest names in the business. We have reviews of all of those sportsbooks here at ATS and encourage Pennsylvanians or those in nearby states that can go across the border and place bets to read through those and see which sportsbooks work best for them!

More on sports betting in Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Who: N/A

When: November 2018

Where: Tiverton Casino Hotel & Twin River Casino Hotel (Lincoln) (William Hill)

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: Rhode Island’s sports betting operates through the Rhode Island Lottery, with William Hill as the sole partner. In-person registration is required at one of the two retail sportsbooks, but then you can bet online from anywhere in the state through the Sportsbook Rhode Island app. Unfortunately, it is not a true William Hill app, but the retail sportsbooks run through them.

More on sports betting in Rhode Island

Tennessee

Who: N/A

When: Q2 or Q3 2020

Where: Online only. Tennessee does not have any retail locations.

How: Online / Mobile

What: Tennessee became the first state to approve online only sports betting in July 2019. The Tennessee Lottery Corporation will oversee everything, but various operators like DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, William Hill, BetMGM, BetAmerica, Fox Bet, theScore Bet, and Unibet could all try to get involved.

More on sports betting in Tennessee

Virginia
Who: N/A

When: Q2 or Q3 2020

Where:

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What:

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Washington D.C.

Who: N/A

When: Q2 or Q3 2020

Where: Approved locations and online; Washington D.C. does not have any casinos; but kiosks are expected to be put at sports venues and could be placed in bars or restaurants. The app will only be through the D.C. Lottery.

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: Like most things coming out of Washington D.C., there is a lot of uncertainty and grey area. Capital One Arena (Capitals & Wizards) is expected to be one place with kiosks. Nationals Park is another. Beyond that, we’ll have to see exactly how the bill plays out and who gets approved for certification.

More on sports betting in Washington DC

West Virginia

Who: DraftKings, William Hill, FanDuel, BetMGM

When: August 2018

Where: Hollywood Casino Charles Town (DraftKings), Mardi Gras Casino (Cross Lanes) & Wheeling Island (Betly), Mountaineer Casino (New Cumberland) (William Hill), The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs) (FanDuel & BetMGM)

How: Retail AND Online / Mobile

What: West Virginia was actually one of the first states to adopt legalized sports wagering, but there were bumps in the road. The Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island sportsbooks shut down for a time. The others have been running pretty smoothly throughout and the Mountaineer State offers retail and online betting through DraftKings, FanDuel, and William Hill.

More on sports betting in West Virginia

 

What About the Other States?

Even though the United States has made a ton of progress on legalized sports betting, the majority of states still do not take bets. That means that residents in nearby states either need to wait or make a trip across the border to place their wagers.

Here are quick notes on the 35 states that currently do not allow sports betting on the progress that they have made or haven’t made:

Alabama

Alabama has had several hearings to determine whether or not the state legislature can come to an agreement that the governor will sign off on. A 2019 bill fell well short. A 2020 bill could be coming later in the year now that a team has been assigned to study the financial and societal impacts.

Alaska

Alaska has made no progress on sports betting and probably never will.

Arizona

Arizona is under some pressure given the state’s borders with New Mexico, which takes retail bets, and Nevada, which has taken bets for over 70 years. Arizona does have casinos, including some on tribal lands. A bill that failed in 2019 has been followed up by a bill that appears likely to fail in 2020, but the state is moving forward little by little.

California

There is a chance that legislation is offered on the November ballot for an expansion of gaming. The focal point of the bill is tribal casinos, but a provision is also in there for legalized sports betting. If the signature requirements are met by the June deadline, the bill would appear on the ballot in November.

Connecticut

Connecticut is another state receiving a little bit of pressure from adjacent states, but lawmakers have yet to come to an agreement. Connecticut would have both retail and mobile betting if a bill was to be signed.

Florida

The only hope in Florida is that the Seminole Tribe makes a move. To this point, there has been some token interest, but nothing of great substantive value. If there comes a day when the Seminole Tribe does put forth a big effort, there would be a good chance that it would pass.

Georgia

Georgia looks to be a state that will allow legalized sports betting sooner rather than later. There have been hearings and proposals over the last several months and the public sentiment is that there would be support for anything that was put on the ballot or on the governor’s desk.

Hawaii

There has been next to no progress in Hawaii and probably will not be much anytime soon.

Idaho

The state of Idaho has not really explored sports betting with a small population and likely minimal interest.

Kansas

The state of Kansas is likely to follow suit with Iowa and Illinois in the not too distant future. The Kansas Senate agreed to a bill in February 2020, but it still has to make it through the House and the other channels. The bill would allow for both retail and online betting. This one should come through sooner rather than later.

Kentucky

It is rather curious that one of the most notable horse racing states would not have sports betting, but Kentucky does not have its own casino. Therefore, the racing industry would have to share gambling dollars with sports betting, which has met a little bit of opposition. A bill has been discussed in the Senate with the blessing of the governor, but there has not been a decision to this point.

Louisiana

Louisiana has an interesting setup in that parishes are able to vote individually on matters. That could be a potential hurdle with regards to sports betting and its availability to all of the citizens of Louisiana. Nevertheless, the state Senate did pass a bill to legalize retail sports betting that has yet to make it through the House or the other channels.

Maine

It doesn’t seem like a huge priority in the state of Maine, but legislation got stopped in the “red zone”, as it were, as the House of Representatives stopped a bill that appeared to have a little bit of momentum.

Maryland

Maryland looks like a state that could potentially have sports betting by the upcoming college basketball season. SB 4 made it through the state Senate in early March and the House of Delegates will now deliberate to see if it goes to a public vote in November. At that point, it would be a favorite to pass. It would include both retail and online betting.

Massachusetts

Another ‘M’ state looks like it will have sports betting in 2020, joining Maryland and Michigan. The Massachusetts governor is in favor and most of the discussions now are just about the semantics of the bill. Massachusetts is a favorite to have betting by the end of 2020 and maybe even by the start of the season for the New England Patriots.

Minnesota

Minnesota has yet to pass any sort of sports betting legislation, but not from a lack of effort. Eventually all sides will get on the same page, but this looks more like a 2021 type of thing.

Missouri

Missouri probably needs to move on sports betting sometime in the near future. Kansas City and St. Louis are two cities close enough to bordering states that the Show Me State is losing money to Illinois and Iowa. It does seem like Missouri will not make it over the goal line in 2020, but 2021 looks like a real possibility.

Nebraska

Interestingly, Nebraska has been discussing legislation regarding “games of skill”, like sports betting and poker, so there is a good chance that we see a major expansion of gaming in the Cornhusker state when all of this goes through. Furthermore, the legal age in the most recent bill was just 19, so that differs greatly from the 21 in every other state in the nation. If that stays, it will be very, very interesting to see the support.

North Dakota

North Dakota doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of incentive to get sports betting through the legislature, but there have been attempts. They just haven’t gone very far. This is likely to take a while, if it happens at all.

Ohio

Ohio may not get there by 2020, but 2021 is a pretty good bet. The chief disagreement between the state Senate and the state House is whether or not sports betting will fall under the purview of the Ohio Lottery Commission or the Ohio Gaming Commission. The Senate and the governor prefer the Gaming Commission. Eventually, that should win out, though the lottery has its hands in the racinos across the state. Either way, Ohio is losing way too much gaming money to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana again, which was the case up until 2009 when the state finally approved its first casinos.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma hasn’t moved a whole lot. The gaming centers in the state are predominantly on tribal lands and those tribes have not shown a great interest to this point.

South Carolina

South Carolina does not have any casinos, but sports betting isn’t as long of a shot as one might think. It will still take a long period of time to come to fruition, but there is a chance that it someday happens, which is more than we probably could have said the day that PASPA was overturned.

South Dakota

Unlike their neighbors to the north, it looks like the South Dakota legislature is starting to move forward. A sports betting bill has navigated the Senate and has been sent to the House. If it passes the house, it will be presented to voters in the general election in November. If it makes it through that, South Dakota will be on the list for 2021.

Texas

Nope. Not gonna happen, at least not anytime soon. Legislation hasn’t even gotten off the ground yet.

Utah

While there are no locks in betting, it is as close to a lock as you can get that Utah will not have sports betting.

Vermont

Vermont is moving pretty slowly, much like the syrup that leaks out of the trees. It could happen in the Green Mountain State eventually, but don’t hold your breath on it happening anytime soon.

Washington

Washington is moving ever so slowly, but it could be possible soon. Of course, Washington could follow suit with Oregon, in that there will be some betting on tribal lands, but the lottery will ultimately oversee everything. If it happens, it seems like it will be pretty limited and restrictive.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin faces an uphill battle. Like Michigan and several other states, there are a lot of tribal casinos. In order to get betting through, tribal support is necessary. There are also holdups with the state constitution. Wisconsin won’t go live anytime soon.

Wyoming

There are a handful of casinos in Wyoming that are spread all over the state. A bill was discussed in February 2020 that would bring online-only betting to Wyoming on pro sports. College wagering was not part of the proposal, but pro sports were and so was a legal betting age of 18. We’ll see if that gets any steam and maybe some success in Colorado would push Wyoming in the right direction.

Stay tuned right here at ATS as we continue to update you on everything going on in the United States with regards to sports betting.