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Wanna Bet? Here’s Where All 50 States Stand On The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

Governor Jay Inslee signed Washington’s sports betting bill into law on March 25, 2020. The new law permits sports wagering at Class III tribal casinos in the state. Mobile sports wagering is not allowed statewide, but is permitted when on-site at a licensed tribal casino. Betting on an “esports competition or event” is allowed, but the new law bans wagering on games involving in-state colleges or minor league professional events. The new bill delegates regulatory oversight to the Washington State Gambling Commission. There are many US states with legal sports betting in there legislation following the repeal of the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, better known as PASPA.

There is no concrete timeline for when retail sports betting will formally launch in NH. The only restrictions of the new sports betting law is no in-state NCAA team or game being played within state lines can be wagered on at state-licensed books. Collegiate games that include non-NH teams and which are played outside state borders can be wagered on at New Hampshire sportsbooks.

Wyoming joined suit and will be launching a similar market in 2021. States like Mississippi do permit mobile sports betting, but only when on the grounds of a tribal casino – severely limiting its purpose. Even if your state hasn’t regulated online betting yet, there are still licensed mobile sportsbooks available for all Americans.

A 2018 ballot measure that allowed the two sportsbooks and permitted two new casinos in the state passed, but a 2020 measure that would have allowed even more casinos didn’t make that year’s ballot. Budget shortfalls have many states re-considering sports betting, but more than a dozen will likely never get online sports betting because of political opposition or tribal relationships. Lawmakers will be tasked with setting up a regulatory scheme during an upcoming state legislative session. On July 1, 2019, the Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort booked the first legal sports bets in Arkansas. Two other retail locations opened sportsbooks in the subsequent months.

Tax revenue from sports betting will help fund various state water projects. Legal sports betting arrived in Iowa on Aug. 15, 2019, with multiple operators all opening their doors to customers on the first day. The move came three months after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into a law a comprehensive bill to legalize sports betting in the Hawkeye State. Operators must pay a $45,000 licensing fee and there is a 6.75 percent tax on revenue. Betting on college sports is permitted, but certain kinds of in-game prop bets involving college games are banned.

For example, Tennessee recently made sports betting legal and they are going with a mobile/online ONLY approach. You will need to check to make sure that your state has legal mobile bets, and you can find that information on Lineups.com. Click on a state on the map below and you will be directed to a guide on the state’s legal sports betting status. Each state page contains legal updates, news and rankings of the top sportsbook apps.

Lawmakers in West Virginia were vocal proponents of regulated sports betting in the US. The law to legalize West Virginia sports betting was passed in March 2018, with full-scale West Virginia sportsbooks launching in August 2018 after the May SCOTUS ruling. As the fifth state to launch legal sports gambling, WV could be considered an early pioneer of the industry.