US Sports Betting Legislation Tracker - State by State

Legal and licensed apps:

Arvostelu 5/5

18+ | T&C Apply | Legally available in every US state except Washington. However, the residents of the states of AL, GA, ID, MN, MS, NV, SC, and WA are restricted from participating in the sweepstakes promotions and redeeming prizes.

Arvostelu 5/5

21+ | T&C Apply | Please Gamble responsibly.

Arvostelu 4/5

21+ | Real-money betting available only in OH & MA | Free-to-play app available in 48 states (excluding NV and WA) | T&C Apply | Please gamble responsibly.

Arvostelu 4/5

21+ | T&C Apply | Please Gamble responsibly.

Arvostelu 5/5

18+ (21+ where required) | T&C Apply | Please gamble responsibly.

Arvostelu 4/5

21+ | T&C Apply | Please gamble responsibly.

Arvostelu 5/5

T&Cโ€™s Apply | DFS: 18+ (19+ or 21+ where required) | DFS available in all US states excluding HI, ID, MT, NV, OR & WA. | Online sportsbook: 21+ | Available in AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, MS, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, VA, WV, & WY. | Please gamble responsibly.

Arvostelu 4/5

21+ | T&C Apply | Please gamble responsibly.

Arvostelu 4/5

RACEBOOK | 18+ (21+ where required) | T&C Apply | Available only in certain states or territories. Please gamble responsibly.

Arvostelu 5/5

T&Cโ€™s Apply | DFS: 18+ (19+ or 21+ where required) | DFS available in all US states excluding HI, ID, LA, MT, NV, & WA | Online sportsbook: 21+ | Available in AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV, & WY.

In which US states is sports betting legal? Where can you bet legally online on websites or with mobile apps? What is the current situation of gambling law and betting legislation in my home state, and are there some legislative changes looming? And of course, what are the top sportsbook apps in my state? This section dedicates to answering all of these questions and much more.

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Betting on sports in the US

Mobile or online sports betting is not allowed in all US states, and for example, some states allow in-person wagering, or betting on horse races, but placing bets online is still considered illegal. So, even though the market is steadily opening up in the US, the overall gambling-related legislation might be still unclear for many sports fans.

To bet on sports online, you need to download a sportsbook app to wager in most states, as geo-fencing is usually used to limit mobile gambling within the borders of a particular state. Therefore, these sports betting apps function only in the states that have legalized this type of online gambling. In other words, you don't have to be a permanent resident of the state that has legalized sports betting, but you still have to be physically in that state to place wagers online.

In the states that allow sports wagering, you can place a bet on almost every sport in the US and wager on all professional leagues worldwide. However, betting on high school, college, or non-sport events is still illegal in some states. For example, Nevada and New Jersey specifically restrict wagering on amateur events like high school sports, and few states do not even allow bets placed on college sports.