*Updated November 7, 2019.
The US sports betting industry is a rapidly expanding entity. Prior to the downfall of the Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), finding a sportsbook was simple. Given how the law was structured, only operators in Nevada were allowed to offer full sports betting options to those within state lines.
Now, however, things are very different. With New Jersey winning the battle to classify PASPA as unconstitutional, states are able to enact their own laws. Naturally, New Jersey has become the epicenter of change, but innovations are spreading across the US.
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For you as a sports fan, keeping track of the latest developments can be tricky so to help you understand how the land lies right now, we’ve collated the latest state options. Based on the lists below, you should be able to find a suitable sports betting vendor within your state or somewhere nearby.
Nevada Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Although Nevada was allowed to accept sports bets during the PASPA era, it’s now home to even more options. Virtually every major casino on the Las Vegas strip has a sportsbook while venues outside of the gambling capital, such as Reno, have live betting options.
Online, there are multiple desktop and mobile sports betting apps, including:
- Wynn Sports
- William Hill
- Westgate Superbook
- Treasure Island Sports
- South Point Sports
- Station Casinos STN Sports
- NV Sports
- PlayMGM Sports
- Golden Nugget Sports
- CG Technology (provides software for The Cosmopolitan, Hard Rock, The Venetian and others)
- Caesars Sports
- B-Connected Sports
- Atlantis Sports
New Jersey Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Going live on June 14, 2018, New Jersey’s sports betting industry is now one of the most lucrative in the US. In fact, during the early stages of 2019, the Garden State moved closer to Nevada in terms of revenue. This surge has been helped by the rise of live and online sports betting across New Jersey.
With activity on the up during 2019, another British bookmaker has made its way across the Atlantic. Regarded as a leading light in Europe, Bet365 had its soft launch on August 16. That move was almost in sync with theScore. The first media company to enter the US betting market, theScore’s launch is a testament to the growth and vibrancy of New Jersey’s online sports betting market.
New Jersey Live Betting Venues
- The Borgata Sportsbook
- William Hill at Ocean Resort
- Resorts Sportsbook
- FanDuel at Meadowlands Racetrack
- William Hill at Monmouth Park Racetrack
- William Hill at Tropicana
- The Book at Harrah’s
- Hard Rock Sports
- Wild Wild West Sportsbook at Bally’s
- Caesars Sports
- Golden Nugget Sportsbook
New Jersey Online Betting Sites and Apps
USBettingReport.com recommend the below online sportsbooks in New Jersey:
The full list of sports betting website is:
- FOX Bet NJ (Formerly BetStars NJ)
- DraftKings Sportsbook NJ
- FanDuel Sports NJ
- PlayMGM Sports NJ
- 888Sports NJ
- William Hill NJ
- PlaySugarHouse Sports NJ
- Caesars Sports NJ
- Hard Rock Sports
- Resorts Sports NJ
- Golden Nugget Sports NJ
- Unibet Sports NJ
- PointsBet NJ
- Bet365 NJ
- theScore Sportsbook NJ
- Parx Sportsbook
On September 5, the much-anticipated joint venture between FOX Sports and The Stars Group went live. Known as FOX Bet NJ, the online and mobile betting app replaced the previously active BetStars. In replacing The Stars Group’s old mobile sports betting app, FOX Bet was instantly endowed with a host of market-leading features.
However, in a bid to separate it from the pack, the developers included some unique innovations. By exploiting its links with FOX Sports, FOX Bet is able to offer a range of promotions that give consumers the chance to win more as the station’s broadcasters win.
Pennsylvania Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the Keystone State’s first official sports bet was placed on November 15, 2018, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Since then Pennsylvania has gradually introduced more live venues, including:
- SugarHouse Casino
- Parx Casino and Racing
- Rivers Casino
- Valley Forge Turf Club
- Valley Forge Casino
- South Philadelphia Turf Club
- Harrah’s Philadelphia
- Mount Airy Casino
- Mohegan Sun Pocono
- Presque Isle Downs
- Meadows Racetrack and Casino
As well as live sports betting, Penn online sportsbooks have been given the go-ahead by state officials. In late June of 2019, PlaySugarHouse became the first online sportsbook in Pennsylvania to launch. Since then several other casinos have exercised their ability to provide online sportsbooks that are available state-wide. The current online sportsbooks in PA are as follows:
- FanDuel Sportsbook (provided by Valley Forge Casino)
- FOX Bet PA (provided by Mount Airy Casino)
- DraftKings Sportsbook (through a partnership with Penn National Gaming)
With Pennsylvania online sports betting start to gain momentum, The Stars Group finally entered the market in September 2019. Bringing with it media conglomerate FOX Sports, the operator launched a new platform known as FOX Bet. Essentially Pennsylvania’s answer to BetStars, the desktop and mobile platform features a variety of innovations, including Spin & Bet.
Rhode Island Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues.
One of the smaller US sports betting states, Rhode Island jumped on the bandwagon in November 2018. As you’d expect from a region that only spans just over 1,200 square miles, Rhode Island’s betting options are limited. However, if you are within state lines, you can bet on sports inside Twin River Casino, Lincoln, and Twin River Tiverton Casino and Hotel, Tiverton.
You can also use the online sportsbook known as ‘Sportsbook Rhode Island’. This mobile betting app can be used to put real money down on sports so long as you are located within the borders of Rhode Island. You have to be 18 years or older to use it and you will have to first register in person at one of the Twin River Casino locations.
West Virginia Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
West Virginia was one of the first states to embrace regulated sports betting. Under the current legal framework, both live and online betting are permissible. However, operators are limited to a maximum of three online skins. Additionally, sportsbooks can’t take bets on high school events.
Prior to August 2019, only one sports betting app had gone live in West Virginia. However, after running into issues with its software supplier, BetLucky Sportsbook was taken offline in March 2019. Following the demise of the state’s only online sports betting site, it looked as though locals would have to wait until 2020 for any positive changes. Fortunately, FanDuel and DraftKings weren’t willing to give up on West Virginia.
In August, FanDuel launched a totally unique, standalone sports betting app. Going live on August 26, the app is ring-fenced in order to comply with local regulations. That means it’s slightly different to those available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, despite this difference, FanDuel Sports’ West Virginia betting app gives locals the chance to wager money on football, basketball and more.
Two days after FanDuel went live, DraftKings West Virginia followed suit. Coming just in time for football season, the app provides pre-event and in-play betting on the NFL, NBA, NHL and many more popular sports.
If you’re in West Virginia, you can bet on sports in the following live venues:
- Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort
- Hollywood Casino Charles Town Races
- The Greenbrier
- Mardi Gras Casino & Resort (operations currently suspended)
- Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack (operations currently suspended)
For a digital experience, you can use the following West Virginia sports betting apps if you’re aged 21+ and within state lines:
- FanDuel Sports West Virginia
- DraftKings Sports West Virginia
Mississippi Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Mississippi has always been a gambling-friendly state. Even when regulations prevented casino gaming in certain parts of the US, Mississippi kept up traditions by offering riverboat gambling. Today, sports betting is fully regulated in the Magnolia State.
Within the legal documents there are no specific clauses that prohibit online betting. However, there are also no provisions for it. Because of this uncertainty, operators have focused primarily on retail sports betting. Today, there are 23 venues accepting bets:
- Fitzgerald’s Tunica
- Boomtown Casino Biloxi
- Gold Strike Tunica
- Ameristar Casino Hotel
- Golden Nugget Biloxi
- Beau Rivage
- Hard Rock Casino Biloxi
- Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort
- Harlow’s Casino Resort
- Harrah’s Gulf Coast
- Palace Casino
- Magnolia Bluffs Casino
- 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica
- Riverwalk Casino Hotel
- Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast
- IP Casino Biloxi
- Island View Casino
- Silver Slipper Casino
- Isle of Capri
- Sam’s Town Tunica
- Hollywood Casino Tunica
- WaterView Casino and Hotel
- Treasure Bay Casino
Delaware Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Under the terms of PASPA, Delaware was allowed to offer parlay betting. Buoyed by this, the state moved to offer all forms of sports betting in June 2018. Governor John Carney placed the first wager on June 5 and, today, Delaware’s three casinos – Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and Harrington Raceway – have helped generate north of $100 million in revenue.
For online gambling fans, the First State has three active platforms:
- Delaware Park Online
- Dover Downs Online Gaming
- Harrington Online
New Mexico Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
In reality, New Mexico isn’t a true US sports betting state. The local government hasn’t passed any specific laws permitting live and online betting. However, under a tribal gaming pact, Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel has been able to offer sports bets since October 2018. Although that doesn’t technically make it legal, it’s also not illegal. Therefore, if you’re in New Mexico, you can place bets at Santa Ana Star without any problems.
Other tribal casinos have also started to open sportsbooks in New Mexico. In addition to the Santa Ana Star, you can also go to the Sportsbook At The Inn Of The Mountain Gods, Hilton Buffalo Thunder Sportsbook, or the Isleta Resort & Casino Sportsbook for all your NM sports betting needs. Because the state hasn’t passed an official sports gambling bill, these casinos are limited to land-based sports betting only and can not offer mobile sports wagering apps.
Illinois Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Following House and Senate votes in June 2019, sports betting in Illinois was given the green light. As per SB690, those within state lines will have the option to place bets online and offline. Casinos, race tracks, and professional sports stadiums were all granted the ability to offer sportsbooks in Illinois. Although Illinois sports betting is still in its infancy, you can expect some of the country’s leading operators to go live in the future.
Although unconfirmed, the following online bookmakers may soon make an appearance in Illinois:
As well as online options, the state’s racetracks are permitted to offer sports betting. The companies already licensed to offer Advanced Deposit Wagering (ADW) and, therefore, likely to offer some form of general sports betting provisions are:
- Club Hawthorne
- NYRA Bets
- Twin Spires
Finally, the following Illinois racetracks should soon have active sportsbooks:
- Arlington Racecourse
- Fairmount Park
- Hawthorne Racecourse
- Trackside Chicago
Tennessee Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Tennessee sports betting will be an online-only affair. Although there may be scope for that to change in the future, those within the Volunteer State can expect a selection of online sportsbooks to go live at some point either in late 2019 or early 2020. Although there isn’t a definite date as to when the first Tennessee sports betting apps will start accepting bets, things will move fairly swiftly when they do.
Looking forward, it’s possible to speculate on the operators that may offer services in Tennessee based on what’s out there already. If we’re placing bets, we’d put our money on one or more of the following to go live in the coming months:
- William Hill
Montana Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
The one thing we know about Montana’s sports betting bill is that it creates a monopoly. In simple terms, HB725 authorizes the Montana State Lottery to operate and oversee all sports betting within the state.
Had SB330 been passed, third-party operators would have been able to apply for a Montana sports betting license. However, as that didn’t happen, you can expect any websites, mobile apps and offline bookmakers to be owned by the Montana State Lottery.
Indiana Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Indiana sportsbooks have been legal since May 2019 thanks to successful House and Senate votes. Operators that receive a sports betting license are subject to a 9.5% tax but can offer pre-event, live, single and multiway wagers to anyone within state lines aged 21+.
The only major restrictions customers will notice is that operators can’t offer odds on eSports and amateur competitions where the competitors are under the age of 18.
Despite early predictions suggesting the first legal sportsbooks in Indiana would go live in early 2020, things got started on September 1. The state is full of live venues ready to offer legal wagers. As it stands, you can bet on sports in Indiana at the following casinos and racetracks:
- Caesars Southern Indiana
- Harrah’s Hoosier Park
- Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City
- Indiana Grand Casino
- Tropicana Evansville
- Horseshoe Casino Hammond
- Belterra Casino
- French Lick Resort Casino
- Ameristar East Chicago
- Rising Star Casino Resort
- Majestic Star
- Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg
- Winner’s Circle Clarksville, Indianapolis and New Haven
Although we can’t say which online operators each one of the above will partner with, many of the big brands will likely want to join the mix. So far, DraftKings launched an online sportsbook in Indiana through their partnership with Ameristar Casino and Rush Street Gaming launched its online/mobile platform through their partnership with French Lick Casino. FanDuel Sportsbook is the latest to launch an online sportsbook in Indiana through the company’s partnership with Blue Chip and Belterra Casino.
With a population of 6.6 million, liberal sports betting laws and plenty of local interest in the NBA, NFL and more, the market could be lucrative. With that being the case, 888sport, William Hill, Caesars, PokerStars, GVC and others could all be looking for a live counterpart over the coming months.
New York Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
The New York Gaming Economic Development Act of 2013 made sports betting legal within the Empire State. However, it wasn’t until July 2019 that the first New York sportsbooks went live. Owing to a lack of local casinos, the state had all the necessary legal provisions in place but none of the necessary infrastructure.
But following the opening of Rivers Casino Schenectady and Tioga Downs Casino, sports fans finally had somewhere to speculate on baseball, football and more. As well as the two casinos that kicked things off in July 2019, sports betting is now available at Del Lago Resort and Casino, and will eventually be available at Jake’s 58 Hotel & Casino and Seneca Niagara Casino.
Additionally, tribal casinos within New York State are also allowed to host legal sportsbooks. The Oneida Nation is the only tribal group that has launched sportsbooks at their casinos. Those gaming venues include Turning Stone, Point Place, and Yellow Brick Road casino. The Seneca Tribe also plans on opening three sportsbooks of their own in the near future.
With New York sports betting venues thriving, the newest player to join the market came in September 2019. Located in Madison County, Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango also became the state’s largest live sportsbook. Featuring 9,000-square-foot of betting space, the venue gave New Yorkers another way to wager money on their favorite sports.
Just a day after Yellow Brick started to shine, Resorts World opened its doors to locals. Officially known as Resorts World Catskills, the new sportsbook is located near Monticello. To mark its grand opening, Resorts World Catskills ran a promotion that allowed one patron to win $1 million by spinning a bonus wheel.
As of November 2019, online sports betting in New York was unavailable and a clear timeline on when it will go live had become a matter of much debate. A sports betting bill that would have legalized state-wide mobile sports betting in New York passed through the state Senate but it ultimately died in an Assembly Committee. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo argued that a voter referendum would be required to legalize mobile sports wagering in New York. State Lawmakers were divided on the issue but it could be put on the ballot next time New Yorkers go to vote.
New Hampshire Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
So far, New Hampshire has not launched any live or online sportsbooks. However, under the provisions of HB480, the state will eventually host up to 15 licensed operators. The New Hampshire Lottery will be in charge of licensing and regulation.
As per the breakdown of HB480, 10 offline venues will be able to offer legal sports betting, while five online operators can join the mix. Although there hasn’t been any indication as to which operators will apply for a license (at the time of writing), some of the likely candidates are:
- William Hill
Arkansas Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Arkansas sports betting fans won the proverbial battle to have legal bookmakers in their state back in 2018. Thanks to a referendum and a positive vote on Issue 4, sports betting became a regulated industry under the watch of the Arkansas Racing Commission.
When the deal was done, Oaklawn Jockey Club and the Southland Racing Corporation automatically received two of the state’s four sports betting licenses. At the time of writing, the Quapaw Nation was awarded the Jefferson county license, but the Pope County licensee has yet to be named. However, we know that they will have to pay an initial licensing fee of $250,000 as well as an annual level of 13%-20%.
Whichever companies seize the opportunity to become a legal Arkansas sportsbook, their venue will need to be within a two-mile radius of other Russellville or Pine Bluff.
Iowa Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Sports betting in Iowa became a reality in May thanks to SF617 and Governor Kim Reynolds. Tagged as the successor to SF366, the bill introduced a regulatory framework for licensed bookmakers as well as tax guidelines.
One standout clause that Iowa sports bettors will need to take note of is that all online accounts must be created in-person. As per the terms of SF617, patrons will have to visit an online sportsbook’s offline partner, fill in some paperwork and create their first account. This provision will remain in place until January 2021 and is designed to ensure only those aged 21+ can register.
In total, Iowa has 19 casinos that could all offer live and online sports betting. So far, eight have launched their own bookmaking services:
- Ameristar Council Bluffs
- Catfish Bend
- Isle Bettendorf
- Isle Waterloo
- Prairie Meadows
- Rhythm City
- Q Casino
- Grand Falls
- Diamond Jo
- Harrah’s Council Bluffs
- Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Of those with live sportsbooks, Riverside, Rhythm City, Isle Waterloo, Isle Bettendorf, Lakeside and Prairie Meadows also have online and mobile betting provisions. William Hill powers Isle Waterloo, Isle Bettendorf, Lakeside and Prairie Meadows. Bet.Works runs the sports betting operations at Riverside, Rhythm City as well as Grand Falls Casino & Gold Resort to offer legal online sports betting in Iowa.
Oregon Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
Oregon sports betting went live in late August of 2019. As per Oregon’s sports betting laws, the state lottery holds a monopoly over the industry. In practice, this means that the only online sportsbook in the state is controlled by the Oregon Lottery.
Owing to a selection process back in April 2019, SBTech is the official software supplier for the state’s online bookmaking site. The site and the mobile sports betting app in Oregon are called Scoreboard. The platform is available to anyone 18 years old or older and located within the state’s borders. As well as legal sports betting being available in venues controlled by the Oregon Lottery, tribal casinos are able to get in on the act.
With that being the case, Chinook Winds Casino was the first venue in the state to offer legal sports betting. With eight additional tribal casinos and other venues set to open, Oregon could be one of the most active sports betting states in 2020.
Colorado Sports Betting Sites and Live Venues
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Sports betting in Colorado was officially legalized on November 6, 2019. But, it had to go through quite a few hoops to become legal. A Colorado sports betting bill, HB19-1327 was introduced in the final month of the 2019 legislative session, and with bipartisan support, it was able to make its way to the governor’s desk in time to be signed by CO Governor Jared Polis.
However, passing the bill through the legislature was only the first step. The measure was put on the 2019 November ballot for voters in the state to decide.
The bill made it so that retail Colorado sportsbooks could operate in any casino located in Black Hawk, Cripple Creek, or Central City. It also made it so that those licensed casinos could partner with an online sports betting provider. Statewide mobile sports betting apps could be accessed by anyone 21 or older and in-person registration would not be required. Colorado sports betting taxes would be applied to casino operators at a rate of ten percent on their net revenue.
Once it came time to vote, CO residents barely approved Proposition DD with 51% of people saying yes and the other 49% saying no. In any case, the places to bet will be in those three traditional gambling towns and the soonest they can start to open CO sportsbooks will be May 1, 2020.
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