State-by-State Overview of Sports Gambling Legalization in the United States as of January 2023
This is a state-by-state breakdown of the legal status of sports gambling in the United States as of January 2023. As of that time, over 30 states had legalized sports betting, with more states considering legalization. However, the specifics of legal sports betting, such as which operators are permitted and which types of betting are allowed, vary by state. Some states, such as Alabama and Alaska, do not have legal sports betting, while others like Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Louisiana do allow it. Other states, such as California and Kentucky, have proposed legislation to legalize sports betting but have not yet done so. In Georgia, bills to legalize sports betting failed to pass in the legislature in March 2023.
Kentucky has become the latest state to legalize sports betting, which is expected to draw business away from neighboring states and provide opportunities for major operators with a national presence, […]