When it comes to legal online sports betting in the USA, things are changing fast. That’s because the US Supreme Court made a landmark decision to lift the federal ban on sports betting, paving the way for each state the authority to regulate its own sports gambling markets and laws.
Sports betting is legal in more than two dozen states in the United States, though many have only in-person betting. We're tracking all 50 states (plus Washington D.C.) to see how legalization is progressing, both retail and online. Updated Nov. 3, 2021. It’s been more than three years since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting, allowing states to legalize it if they wish.
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Legal Guide to US Online Sports Betting. In May 2018, the Supreme Court lifted the 1992 Federal ban on sports betting by declaring the existing law unconstitutional. The law was called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) or Bradley Act of 1992.
Sports betting is currently legal in 20 states, along with Washington DC. Of those 20 states, 15 are currently offering some form of sports betting to people located within the state at some combination of in-person and online sports betting facilities.
In 2020, the state put legalizing sports betting under consideration. Arizona: Legal. Sports betting became legal on April 15, 2021. The legislation in place permits 20 operators in Arizona.
Sports betting is officially legal after Gov. Jay Inslee put pen to paper and signed the bill through. The Evergreen State is the 21st to authorize legal sports betting and the first of 2020. But the market comes with its limitations - sports wagering can take place at tribal casinos only.
You would think that would mean that sports betting is now legal everywhere. But, you’d be wrong. The reality is that the final decision comes down to the individual states. As such, sports betting is still illegal in many areas.
Mobile and retail sports betting are legal in New Hampshire. DraftKings is live with sports betting in the state online and with our retail partners The Brook (DraftKings Sportsbook at the Brook) and Filotimo Casino (DraftKings Sportsbook at Manchester). Check out our New Hampshire Sports Betting page to learn more. Bet Now.