Federal sports betting

Legislative Tracker: Sports Betting

States can now legalize sports betting if they choose after the US Supreme Court struck down the federal ban in 2018. Interest in the legalization of sports betting has been ramping up in the US recent years, even prior to that decision.

2020 sports betting bills

There are now a variety of bills on file around the country and even some new laws on the books. Below is a look at current legislation by state. These states in particular are close to having legal sports betting:

  • North Carolina (Legalized July 2019)
  • Tennessee (Legalized May 2019)

States with legal sports betting

These states have legal, regulated sports betting industries:

In New Mexico, some tribes are now offering sports betting under an existing Class III gaming compact. Some Oregon tribes have also begun operating sportsbooks as well.

Here is a look via map (green = legal; yellow = pending launch):

The climate for sports betting legislation

Nearly two years after the US Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on legal sports betting, nearly 75% of US states have either legalized sports wagering or introduced legislation to do so. .

Legislative live streams

Want to follow along as a sports betting bill is considered in a hearing or legislative session. Here’s a guide to all the video and audio streams for US legislatures:

State Stream 1 Stream 2 Stream 3
Alabama House audio Senate audio Senate video
Alaska House and Senate
Arizona House video Senate video
Arkansas House video Senate audio
California Assembly Senate Cal Channel webcasts
Colorado House and Senate
Connecticut House and Senate
Delaware House and Senate
Florida House Senate House youtube
Georgia House Senate
Hawaii House and Senate
Idaho House and Senate
Illinois House Senate
Indiana House Senate
Iowa House Senate
Kansas House and Senate
Kentucky House and Senate
Louisiana House Senate
Maine House and Senate
Maryland House and Senate
Massachusetts House Senate
Michigan House Senate
Minnesota House Senate
Mississippi House and Senate
Missouri House and Senate
Montana House and Senate
Nebraska House and Senate
Nevada House and Senate
New Hampshire House and Senate
New Jersey House and Senate
New Mexico House and Senate
New York Assembly
North Carolina House and Senate
North Dakota House and Senate
Ohio House and Senate
Oklahoma House Senate
Oregon Oregon
Pennsylvania House Senate
Rhode Island House and Senate
South Carolina House Senate
South Dakota House and Senate
Tennessee House Senate Joint
Texas House Senate
Vermont House and Senate
Virginia House Senate
Washington House and Senate
West Virginia House Senate Audio-only both
Wisconsin House and Senate
Wyoming House Senate

Previous sports betting bills

Here is the recent history of bills related to sports betting in the United States:

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