U.S. Sports Betting – news in a post-PASPA world
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In May 2018, PASPA – a federal law the previously prevented sports betting in the U.S. (with a few exceptions) – was lifted, paving the way for the positive change we want to see in the world of U.S. gambling and betting.
Here is where sports betting is currently legal in the United States:
The state of Delaware authorized online gambling back in 2013 so entering the sports betting market is possible there. However, regulators (Division of Gaming Enforcement) are monitoring the live sports betting industry closely before approving casinos to offer sports betting. 888 is likely the first casino to get authorized.
In Nevada, sports betting, poker and casino games are all allowed. To be able to bet on sports you would have to register for an account at a casino first. Most of these casinos of live bets and online sports betting apps have been around since 2010.
New Jersey offers live betting in 9 separate locations and online sports betting is available. New Jersey was the second state to launch state-regulated sports betting in June of 2018 and the first legal sports bet was placed at Monmouth Park.
In New Mexico there is only one casino that offers sports betting: the Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel. There are no new state laws but as this casino is on tribal land, sportsbetting is allowed and offered here since October 16, 2018. No online betting available, though.
In Mississippi, 23 licensed casinos offer sports betting, but on-premise only. The first tribal casino to enter the sports betting market was the Pearl River Resort, run by the Choctaw Indian tribe.
Rhode Island sports betting is limited to only two casino: Twin River and Tiverton Casino. Here, all legal sports betting is run by the state lottery. To play on sports, you will have to be physically present in a casino until mobile betting is permitted – there are indications this will happen in the future.
In West Virginia the gambling industry is regulated by the state lottery, where online betting is legal but yet not launched by any operator. Three casinos operate sports betting: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, The Greenbrier and Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.