Playmaker Betting Guide: Legal Sports Gambling By State

Our newest installment of the Playmaker Betting Guide series revolves around informing readers of the states that allow legal sports gambling. Unfortunately, some states in the US don’t allow legal betting, including daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites. Even more confusing, there may still be restrictions on some forms of betting. For example, some DFS sites are restricted by a state that allows sports gambling.

Map Of Legal Sports Gambling States

Image provided by American Gaming Association

Pictured above, the American Gaming Association provides a cool interactive map. The map allows the user to look further into each state’s legal sports gambling status. If you don’t want to utilize the map yourself, I did the research for you. Below are the approved and restricted forms of betting for the 26 “live, legal” states (including Washington DC).

Arizona

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
10 Tribal casino operators and 10 professional sports venues/teams

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
Collegiate prop betting

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Barstool Sportsbook

BetMGM

Caesars Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbooks

TwinSpires Sportsbook

Unibet

WynnBET

Arkansas

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino and racino operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
Possible to ban betting on in-state professional teams and events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

NO LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Colorado

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino, tribal casino & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
Prop betting on all collegiate events that are not sanctioned by the relevant sports league

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Bally Bet

Barstool Sportsbook

Betfred Sports

BetMGM

BetMonarch

BetRivers

Betway

BetWildwood Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook

Circa Sports

DraftKings Sportsbooks

Elite Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbooks

FOX Bet

Play Maverick Sports

PlayUp

PointsBet Sportsbook

SBK Sportsbook

theScore

Sky Ute SportsBook

SportsBetting.com

The Superbook

Tipico Sportsbook

TwinSpires

WynnBET

Delaware

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
DE Lottery through racinos

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
In-state collegiate teams and events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

NO LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Illinois

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino, racetrack, sports arena & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
In-state collegiate teams

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Barstool Sportsbook

BetRivers Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbooks by William Hill

DraftKings Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook

PointsBet Sportsbook

Indiana

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino, racino, OTB & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
No prop bets on collegiate events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Barstool Sportsbook

BetMGM

BetAmerica Sportsbook

BetRivers Sportsbook

Betway

Caesars Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook

Unibet Sportsbook

PointsBet Sportsbook

theScore

WynnBET

Iowa

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino, tribal casino & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
Prop betting on in-state collegiate teams

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Bally BET

Betfred Sports

BetMGM

BetRivers

Caesars Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook

Elite Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook

Hard Rock Sportsbook

PointsBet Sportsbook

Q Sportsbook

theScore

Unibet Sportsbook

Michigan

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino, tribal casino & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
None

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Barstool Sportsbook

BetMGM

BetRivers Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook

FireKeepers Sportsbooks

Four Winds Casino Sportsbook

FoxBet

Golden Nugget Sportsbook

Play Gun Lake

PointsBet

TwinSpires Sportsbook

WynnBet

Mississippi

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial & tribal casino operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
None

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

PRR Sports App
The app is only accessible while on-premises at Pearl River Resort and Bok Homa Casino

BetMGM
The app is only accessible while on-premise at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica

Montana

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
MT Lottery through bars and restaurants that hold a liquor license, through a mobile phone at licensed locations

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
None, but the lottery director has the power to establish parameters on what sports and bet types.

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 18+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Sports Bet Montana

Montana bettors have to be within a retail sports betting location to bet on their phones.

Nevada

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
None

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Atlantis Casino Race and Sports Book App

BConnected Sports app

BetMGM

Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill

Circa Sports

CG Technology Nevada Sports Betting App

Golden Nugget Sports App

Nevada Sports Book

South Point Sports Betting App

STN Sports

Tipico Sportsbook

Westgate Superbook App

Wynn Sports Betting App

New Hampshire

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
NH Lottery through online and retail agents

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
In-state collegiate teams and events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 18+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

DraftKings Sportsbook

New Jersey

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino, racetrack & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
In-state collegiate teams and events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

888 Sport NJ

Barstool Sportsbook

Bet365

BetAmerica Sportsbook

BetMGM

Betway

Borgata Sports

Caesars Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook

FOX Bet

Golden Nugget Sportsbook

Hard Rock Sportsbook

Play SugarHouse

PointsBet

TheScore

Resorts Sportsbook

Tipico Sportsbook

Unibet Sportsbook

Wynn Sports

New Mexico

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Tribal casino operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
N/A

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

NO LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE

New York

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Upstate commercial & tribal casino operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
In-state collegiate teams and events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Commercial casinos: 21+
Tribal casinos: 18+

NO LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

North Carolina

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Tribal casino operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
N/A

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

NO LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

North Dakota

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Tribal casino operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
N/A

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

NO LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Oregon

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
OR Lottery through kiosks, retailers & online; tribal casino operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
Lottery: All collegiate teams and events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Oregon Lottery Scoreboard

Pennsylvania

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino, racino OTB & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
None

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Barstool Sportsbook

Betfred Sportsbook

BetMGM

BetRivers Sportsbook

Betway

Caesars Casino & Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook

FOX Bet

Parx Sportsbook

Play SugarHouse

TwinSpires Sportsbook

Unibet Sportsbook

Rhode Island

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
RI Lottery through commercial casinos & online

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
In-state collegiate teams and events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 18+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Sportsbook Rhode Island

South Dakota

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial & tribal casino operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
In-state collegiate teams and events, prop betting on all collegiate events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

NO LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Tennessee

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
Prop betting on all collegiate events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Barstool Sportsbook

BetMGM

Caesars Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbooks

FanDuel Sportsbooks

Tennessee Action 24/7

TwinSpires

WynnBet

Virginia

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
In-state collegiate teams and events and prop betting on all collegiate events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Barstool Sportsbook

BetMGM

BetRivers Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbooks

FanDuel Sportsbook

Unibet

WynnBET

Washington

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Tribal casino operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
In-state collegiate teams and events

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 18+

NO LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

West Virginia

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Commercial casino, racino & online operators

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
None

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 21+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

Betly Sportsbook

BetMGM

BetRivers Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook

DraftKings Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook

PointsBet Sportsbook

Wyoming

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Online operators that operate in at least three U.S. regulated jurisdictions

RESTRICTED BET TYPES
None

AGE REQUIREMENT
Must be 18+

LEGAL ONLINE/MOBILE SITES

DraftKings Sportsbook

BetMGM

Although Washington DC is not a state, it has seperate betting laws than the state of Maryland. According to an article by Rebecca Hanchett of Gaming Today Washington DC has the following sports betting overview.

The nation’s capital has had live sports betting through the DC Lottery since 2020. Bettors today can access the DC Lottery run GambetDC app as well as William Hill. They must place bets at the Capital One Arena, or within a few blocks of it. Bettors can look forward to sports wagering at Audi Field and Nationals Park later in 2021. BetMGM partnered with the Nationals to open a retail sportsbook at the ballpark. 

  • Online Sportsbook Apps: Yes
  • Retail Sportsbooks: Yes
  • Legal Online Casinos: No

If you don’t see your state of residence, or one you frequent on this list, don’t worry there is still hope for some. There are currently six states where sports betting is legal, just not operational yet. Below is the list of those states that will be up in running in the near future.

Connecticut

Florida

Louisiana

Maryland

Nebraska

Wisconsin

When things are finalized for these states, we will update this article to reflect those changes. Furthermore, two more states have active legislation which looks promising that they will gain approval. Those states are:

Massachusetts

Ohio

Unfortunately, the remaining states, sixteen, have either no legislation filed or what is referred to as “dead legislation”. Meaning there is no bill on the floor for legal sports gambling, or that any bill brought forth has not garnered the support it needs to pass and become law. If any legislation is filed we will update this article accordingly.

As you can see, there is a lot of variance state-by-state when it comes to legal sports betting. Please use this guide so you know what to expect if you live in or frequent one of these states and want to legally wager on sports.

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