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News The latest: Mobile sports betting will launch in Indiana on Oct. Oregon also went live a week earlier.
Darren Rovell caught up with two legal experts -- Daniel Wallach and Jake Williams -- to see when they expect online and physical sports betting to be legal in each of the 50 states. Updated on Oct. So where do we stand a year later?
What states are in business, and how are they doing? What states are imminently coming online? And what states are on the back burner? My conversations with Daniel and Jake came in the midst of a flurry of new states legalizing.
Voters approved a gaming expansion bill back in November, and Oaklawn was the first casino to be declared legal by the state. Expect more sportsbooks to launch ahead of football season. This spring, a bill popped up in the state legislature that would have legalized full mobile betting in the state, but it hit a snag with the inclusion of integrity fees for leagues.
Illinois Recently legal; no betting yet It took an extended weekend session by the Illinois legislature in early June, but the state surprised some by getting its sports betting bill to the finish line this year. We originally had Illinois projected for When Gov. Pritzker signed the bill into law on June 28, many expected the state would be up and running in time for football, but in an Aug.
There were 13 casinos accepting sports bets as of late September Mobile betting launched in the state on Oct. Rush Street Interactive, which will run the online book for French Lick Casino, was the first to get approved. Eight of the 19 casinos in Iowa launched on Aug.
That provision will remain in place until Jan. Montana Recently legal; no betting yet Signed into law on May 3. The state lottery will oversee everything.
Bettors will be able to place a wager inside licensed bars and restaurants via kiosks or on their phone, but mobile betting will not work outside of those bars and restaurants.
Stated goal is to have things up and running by football season. Chris Sununu signed it into law on July Daniel Wallach reported on Twitter that he expects the first legal wager to be placed in early There are no casinos or racetracks in New Hampshire, but the proposed law would allow for up to 10 retail sportsbook locations and five mobile operators.
New Jersey has seen a big lift from New Yorkers spilling over the border to place sports wagers on their phones, and as Massachusetts continues to consider legislation, its residents could do the same thing in New Hampshire.
New Mexico Only physical sportsbooks No bill passed, but Native American tribes have interpreted that their sportsbooks are legal under their state tribal gaming compacts.
Wagering officially launched on July It was within our grasp. It officially became law on July 26, when Gov. Roy Cooper graced the bill with his signature. While the bill does not permit any mobile wagering, the state is expected to launch a gaming commission to study the potential expansion of betting.
Perhaps most important to the college-sports-crazed North Carolinians, the bill will allow for betting on college sports teams within the state. The Chinook Winds Casino was the first book in the state to accept sports bets.
FanDuel is the only one of the four with its iOS app up and running. All four are live on Android devices. Rhode Island launched its mobile betting product just before the start of football season, becoming the seventh state to allow customers to bet outside of a physical sportsbook.
Tennessee Recently legal; no betting yet Gov. Bill Lee let a sports-betting bill become law without his signature in late May Washington D. Recently legal; no betting yet The D.
Council approved a bill in December that would allow for sports betting. It officially became law in late March. Mobile betting will not be available until January After the passage of the bill, controversy engulfed D. Council member David Grosso put it.
If it passes, sports betting can be legal by May Kansas Waiting for next legislative session Legislature got far down the road before session ended. Expect quick approvals when it returns in Kentucky Waiting on next legislative session Kentucky ran out of time to get something done this year, but given how much gambling on horse racing means to the fabric of the state, expect something to get done next year.
Louisiana Possible referendum required The Louisiana legislature tried to get some steam behind a sports betting bill in May , but the efforts failed in the House. Not long after, though, the Senate passed a new bill on fantasy sports regulation, which also includes some language around sports betting, according to AP reporter Melinda Deslatte.
That bill went no where. Maine Passed legislature, but currently in limbo A bill zoomed through the House and Senate on June 19, , as the legislative session neared its end. But Gov. Janet Mills opted not to sign it. Under Maine law, a bill that goes unsigned by the governor automatically becomes law three days into the next legislative session.
Important note: Mills could also choose to veto the bill within those first three days of the next legislative session. The earliest Maine could go legal is Jan.
That would be a welcome development for DraftKings, which is headquartered in Boston and the No. The framework of the bill would allow for sports betting online and in brick-and-mortar casinos. Missouri Still under consideration by legislature There are a couple bills in Missouri, some which include what is perceived by many to include fees that would be disadvantageous to operators.
North Dakota Two bills were introduced.