By TheNuts - Jan 25, 2020
Where is Sports Betting Legal in the USA?
In May 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that the 1992 federal ban on sports betting violated states’ rights. So, where are we today?
2019 ended with 14 states offering some form of legal sports betting: Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island & West Virginia. And while sports betting in these states is technically legal, each state has their own restrictions. For example, Delaware only allows physical sportsbooks, while New Hampshire only allows mobile wagering. Nine states allow both.
In January 2020, 6 more states came onboard: Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina & Tennessee, plus D.C. As of this writing, none of these states (or D.C.) has gone “live”, but Colorado is scheduled to this May.
So what about the other 30 states? Most of them are talking about it, with one exception: Utah. Utah’s opposition to gambling will be tough to overcome, as their anti-gambling attitude is written into their constitution.
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