Following the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), each individual state is responsible for the decision to legalize sports betting. While a number of US states have already moved to make sports betting legal, some states are still in the process of developing sports gambling legislation. Here at Compare.bet, we’ve put together a quick rundown of every US state and where it stands when it comes to legal sports betting.
Each state profile features five categories:
Legal – Legal and regulated sports betting is available in this state.
Pending launch – Sports betting has been approved by state governments and is in the process of being launched in this state.
Partial law – There are legal provisions in place that would allow some form of sports betting. The state of New Mexico, for example, has yet to legalize sports betting, but tribal casinos in the state can offer sports betting under tribal-state compacts for Class III gaming.
Legislation introduced – Legislation has been filed and is being considered by state government.
No action – The state has not taken any action towards the legalization of sports betting.