Legal Sports Betting Bill Tracker

Is gambling illegal in my state, or is sports betting legal in my state? Where is US online sports betting legal or in retail locations? If you’ve come here wondering that, we’ve got you covered. Check below the map, too, for links to relevant information in your state.

When will online sports betting be legal in my state?

Hover over any state to find out what, if anything, is happening in terms of sports betting legalization there.


  • Green = Legal
  • Orange = Legalized but not yet live
  • Yellow = Legislation on the table
  • Blue = No meaningful legislation action

More info by state

AlabamaNo recent actionA sports betting bill that included mobile predictably failed in 2019. The Governor has appointed a team to study gambling in the state. New bills aren't likely until they've finished.TBD
AlaskaNo action
ArizonaLegalArizona sports betting is both legal and live. The state senate passed its bill, HB 2772, by a 23-6 margin in April 2021. The vote satisfied the need for a 2/3rds majority. Governor Deucy signed the legislation on April 15, officially legalizing both online and retail sports betting. After a clean rollout process, the state's first legal wagers were placed on September 9th, 2021, the first day of the NFL season.Both
ArkansasLegal Retail sports betting went live in July 2019. online sports betting began in March 2022.Both
CaliforniaNo actionCalifornia took proposition 27 to a vote in 2022. It didn't go well, suffering one of the worst election day defeats in history. California will have to go back to the drawing board in order to figure out a sports betting solution.Would have been retail only.
ColoradoLegalColorado online and retail sports betting went live in early 2020. Both
ConnecticutLegalOnline sports betting launched in CT on Oct. 19, 2021. Both of the state's tribal entities are involved, as is the Connecticut Lottery. Retail wagering is also permitted.Both
DelawareLegalGrandfathered under PASPA; no new legislation deemed necessaryRetail only
District of ColumbiaLegalThe Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 legalized sports betting in D.C. The Council voted in February to bypass an RFP process and award a sole-source contract to Intralot to roll out the city's only mobile sportsbook. Capital One Arena will be the nation's first retail sportsbook inside of a professional sports venue.Both
FloridaPendingHard Rock Sportsbook, owned by the Seminole tribe, went live for a few weeks in 2021 but was quickly shut down as legal challenges were presented. We're still waiting to see if it restarts.Both
GeorgiaPendingGeorgia is trying hard in 2023 to make legal sports betting a reality. SB 57, permitting 18 betting operators and a 20% tax rate, looks set to receive a vote. It's not the only proposal on offer, etiher. Stay tuned.Mobile
HawaiiNo recent actionA recent bill to study legal sports betting went nowhere.TBD
IdahoNo action
IllinoisLegalWell, they did it. SB 690 was the vehicle. The first legal bets were accepted at Rivers Casino Des Plaines on March 9th, 2020.Both
IndianaLegalWent live in September 2019Both
IowaLegalRetail and online sportsbooks launched together in August 2019.Both
KansasLegalKansas legalized sports betting with Governor Laura Kelly's pen on May 12th, 2022. The first legal online sports bets took place on September 1, 2022.Both
KentuckyNo recent actionTBD
LouisianaLegalLegislation was signed into law in 2021 that legalizes retail and mobile betting in the state. Online betting began in January 2022.Both
MaineLegal, not yet liveMaine legalized sports betting on May 2nd, 2022. However, it is currently in the midst of a long, long rollout. We expect betting to begin towards the end of 2023.Both
MarylandLegalLegal sports betting began in Maryland on November 23, 2022. Both online and retail betting are available throughout the state.Both
MassachusettsLegalMassachusetts launched retail sports betting on January 31, 2023, just in time for the Super Bowl. Online betting is set to begin in MarchBoth
MichiganLegalRetail sports betting began in Michigan on March 11, 2020. Michigan online sports betting and casinos went live in January 2021. Both
MinnesotaNo recent actionTBD
MississippiLegalRetail sportsbooks went live in August 2018 and have been a success. They will continue to work on online betting.Retail only
MissouriPendingMissouri came close in 2022, and are pushing hard in 2023 with multiple bills on the table. We'll keep our fingers crossed that one of them gains support, and consensus. Would be both
MontanaLegalBill passed in May 2019 to legalize through the Montana Lottery in bars and taverns.Retail only
NebraskaLegal, not yet liveSports betting was legalized in NE in 2021, but the regulatory process is ongoing. Stay tuned.TBD
NevadaLegalMecca of sports betting since 1949 or so.Both
New HampshireLegal Went live in December 2019.Both
New JerseyLegalWent live in June 2018.Both
New MexicoLegalThere's sportsbooks operating at five tribal casinos currently. The state AG has interpreted the tribal-state compacts as allowing sports wagering.Retail only
New York LegalRegulations approve in-person sports betting. A state-run, online sports betting structure was approved in 2021. Online mobile betting debuted in January 2022Both
North CarolinaLegalRetail sports betting is now legal and live in the state of North Carolina. Betting is only available at a pair of tribal casinos: Harrah’s Cherokee and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River. Mobile wagers will have to wait.Retail only
North DakotaLive, but not legalThe legislature has debated sports betting legalization for years, but has not authorized it. Two tribes in the state opened sportsbooks on their land without approval, operating in a legal gray area. Retail only
OhioLegalSports betting is finally legal in Ohio. Sportsbooks, online and in-person, began accepting wagers at midnight on January 1, 2023.Both
OklahomaPendingHouse Bill 1027 passed through an Appropriations Subcommittee in February 2023. Legislators will need to get the in-state tribes on board, but for the first time in a while there is movement in Oklahoma.Likely both
OregonLegalThe first retail sportsbook opened in August 2019. Online wagering began shortly after in October, run by the Oregon Lottery.Both
PennsylvaniaLegalWent live in June 2019.Both
Rhode IslandLegalLegalized in 2018 at the state's two casinos, Twin River in Lincoln and the Tiverton, which launched in late 2018.Both
South CarolinaNo action
South DakotaLegalGov. Noem put pen to paper in March, legalizing sports betting in Deadwood, SD. The law is retail only, and only in the city of Deadwood. Retail only
TennesseeLegalOnline only sports betting went live in mid 2020Online only
TexasPendingSeveral bills have been introduced during the 2023 session. There are proposals that center around the state's horse betting industry, and others that focus on licensing through in-state professional sports franchises. Texas remains in session through the end of May, we'll see how this develops.Would be both
VermontNo recent actionLegislature has seen a few bills but none yet with traction.TBD
VirginiaLegalVirginia online sports betting went live in early 2021. Retail sports betting coming in the future. Both
WashingtonLegalWashington officially legalized sports betting on March 25, 2020. The law permits sports betting in-person, at tribal casinos within the state. Wagers on professional and collegiate athletics are permitted, though in-state college teams are off limits. The state of Washington took its first legal bets on September 9th, 2021.Retail only
West VirginiaLegal Went live in August 2018.Both
WisconsinLegalTwo tribes opened retail sportsbooks in late 2021. More possibly to come.Retail only
WyomingLegalWyoming launched online sports betting on September 1, 2021. Like Tennessee, Wyoming only offers online betting. The minimum age to wager in the state is just 18.Online only
Brett Smiley

Brett Smiley

Brett Smiley is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Sports Handle, which joined forces with the US Bets team in November 2018. He focuses on the sports betting industry and legislation. He's a recreational sports bettor and DFS player himself, focusing on the NFL. In a past life, Smiley practiced commercial litigation in New York City and previously wrote for FOX Sports and He lives in New Jersey with his family.

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