Whether you’re looking for online betting markets or mobile betting options, there’s plenty of information to help you navigate the waters. Here’s a look at the latest news in legal online sports betting in the United States.
Several states have already begun offering legal online betting, including Nevada, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan. The list is expected to grow. There are many different types of betting available, from horse racing and football to poker and sports eSports.
Kentucky launched its first mobile sportsbook in January of 2022. This was followed by retail sports betting in September of 2021. Both of these were part of a new gaming compact with the state’s tribes. The Compact allows for both retail and online betting.
Mississippi has only one legal sportsbook and does not offer legal online betting. However, residents can place wagers in person at the state’s commercial casinos.
Oregon, meanwhile, had limited sports betting legality in the past. This has since been discontinued due to a lawsuit. A judge ruled that the agreement between the state and the Seminole Tribe was illegal.
New York has one of the highest tax rates in the country. It’s not surprising, then, that the state was beaten to the online betting market by its neighboring states. But in 2019, the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, added sports betting to the state budget.
Rhode Island also passed legislation in June of 2020, allowing for both online and retail betting. This was followed by Maryland, which started testing its online and retail betting market two weeks later.