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States With Legal Betting Update As Of October 2019

The sports betting industry continues to grow in the United States, with new states joining the party each month. There are currently 14 states that have legalized sports betting and have already launched the new industry. Let’s take a look at the complete list, with a little bit of info about each state.

States With Legalized Sports Betting

Arkansas: July 1, 2019, marked the official launch date of sports betting in the state of Arkansas. Mobile and online betting has not been approved, and there are no plans to do so.

Delaware: Delaware was the first state to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the federal ban on sports betting. It was quickly joined by a number of states around the country.

Indiana: Indiana has been live since the fall of 2019, and it is expected to grow in the coming months with mobile betting becoming available earlier this month.

Iowa: One of the most recent states to go live, Iowa has no shortage of sportsbooks or casinos. Mobile and online wagering is alive and well in Iowa.

Mississippi: Mississippi has a huge number of physical locations that offer sports betting. Mobile betting is legal, but it must be done on the property of a casino.

Nevada: Nevada, and Las Vegas, has been able to lay claim to being the sports betting capital of the world for quite some time, but that is changing in a hurry. The sports betting industry is still doing well in this state, but they are losing out on some business with new states being added all of the time.

New Jersey: New Jersey has emerged as the leader in sports betting in this country. The market is filled with huge sports betting companies, and online betting is bringing in huge revenue numbers.

New Mexico: There are two casinos that offer sportsbooks in New Mexico, but the state has yet to make a ruling on the legalization of sports betting.

New York: New York has changed laws multiple times in recent months, but sports betting is up and running. Currently, mobile/online betting is off the table, but that could change in 2020.

Oregon: Oregon was one of the few states where sports betting was legal before the Supreme Court’s ruling, but they haven’t really done much with that power, though a mobile sports betting app was launched this week by the Oregon Lottery.

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania launched sports betting in November 2018, and online betting launched at the end of May. There are a large number of sportsbooks up and running in the state.

Rhode Island: Sports betting has been legal in Rhode Island since 2018, but the state just recently voted to legalize mobile/online betting to take advantage of that market.

Tennessee: Tennessee just recently launched sports betting, but they do not have any physical locations. All sports betting must be done online or via a mobile device.

West Virginia: West Virginia launched sports betting in 2018, but it was quickly shut down. There have been a few sportsbooks to re-launch in the Mountain State, and sports betting is here to stay.

Legalized But Waiting to Launch

Illinois, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina: These four states have all legalized sports betting, but they have yet to launch the industry within state borders. There are different reasons for each state’s delay, but they are all expected to launch sometime early in 2020, if not sooner. The total number of states with legalized betting will be up to 18 when these four go live.

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