We're close. And we're getting closer.
Closer, that is, to having the ability to bet on a Lakers/Celtics clash, or an Astros/Yankees tilt, or a Niners/Ravens nailbiter in every state in the country.
But we're not quite there yet. So for now, wouldn't it be cool to know where you can or can't wager on your game of choice?
Look no further, because below is the status of betting in every state in the U.S., as of January , 2020. Hopefully your state will land in the plus column at some point in the verrrrrrry near future.
Hoosier State natives were able to bet on sports via the state's casinos beginning in September of 2019, with three online skins available per casino. Which begs the question, are Colts fans dropping wagers on the next tome Andrew Luck will select for his book club?
Online and land-based betting are available through the state's 19 casinos, which can offer up to two online skins each. Note: registration must be in-person. Other note: According to Bleacher Report, Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller was the best Iowa-born athlete in history.
One of the four states that was already legally permitted to offer sports betting before the revocation of PASPA, Nevada offers both online and in-person sports betting. Aaaaaand...GO RAIDERS!
As one of the first states to legalize sports betting following the PASPA decision, Joisey boasts a booming online and in-person sports betting industry. For that matter, there were points during 2019 when New Jersey overtook Nevada in terms of total betting handle. Also in 2019, out in East Rutherford, Giants QB Daniel Jones threw a lot of interceptions.
The first sports bet was placed in Pennsylvania on November 15, 2018, and since then, the Keystone State has added a whole heap of new physical and digital sportsbooks.
Online and in-person sports betting operations are only offered by the Oregon Lottery. And quality NBA rapping is only offered by Dame D.O.L.L.A.
Rhode Island is one of the smallest betting markets in the United States. In order to place a bet, you have to live within the state boundaries, plus you must register at your local neighborhood casino in order to use its sports betting app.
What do Jerry West, Randy Moss, and Brad Paisley have in common? They're all natives of West Virginia, a state that was one of the first to embrace regulated online sports betting.
Arkansas went live in 2019, but only with land-based offerings. For the natives, waiting for the online betting go-ahead must feel like 40 minutes of hell.
Delaware lawmakers want their casinos to adjust to offering sports betting before they take the next step towards online availability.
At this moment, there's no legislation prohibiting online sports betting...but there's no framework that allows for it either. While we're waiting for the decision-makers to make a decision, let's revisit the Mississippi State/Ole Miss barnburner that was the 2019 Egg Bowl.
Sports betting in New Mexico is regulated by the Native American tribes and is only available on tribal land.
Although online sports betting is on the agenda in New York, it's unclear when the bill will eventually pass, and for now, only in-person bets can be placed. Once online betting opens up, one of the safest wagers will be that Yankees fans will continue to hate the Red Sox.
Colorado will offer land-based sports betting through the state's casinos, featuring one online skin per casino. In honor of the state's evolving betting stance, feel free to watch every home run that the Rockies hit in 2018.
Both online and land-based sports betting will soon be legalized, with online-only licenses to be allowed alongside licenses for the state's casinos, tracks, and stadia.
Online and in-person sports betting operations will soon be offered by Montana State Lottery.
The NH Lottery is set to be the only sports betting provider in the state for both online and in-person wagering. And if you win the NH lottery, know that the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats have some wonderful season ticket plans.
Michael Jordan's home state will soon offer land-based only sports betting via the state's tribal casinos.
Tennessee will be a strictly online affair. Its first sportsbooks are set to go live towards the early part of 2020. When that happens, locals will stop singing, "Take me to another place."
Land-based and online sports betting will be permitted via the DC lottery and private bodies that wish to apply for a license. When that all goes down, there'll probably be a freakin' parade.
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