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Where can I place a bet on a sports event?

Sports betting is legal now in more than two dozen states, and more are likely coming. Some require in-person betting, while others allow online bets if the bet is placed from somewhere inside the state.

The Supreme Court of the United States lifted a federal ban on sports betting on May 14, 2018. Since that ruling, many states have legalized some form of sports betting or are moving towards legalization. Status of legal sports betting (as of February 16, 2021) is as follows:

Arkansas
Only physical sportsbooks located in a licensed land-based casino.

Colorado
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

Delaware
Only physical sportsbooks

Illinois
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

Indiana
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

Iowa
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

Michigan
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

Mississippi
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators (but bets may be placed only while inside a casino)

Montana
Sports betting app run by same company as Montana State Lottery; bets must be placed while inside licensed gaming properties.

Nevada
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

New Hampshire
Physical sportsbooks plus one licensed online betting operator

New Jersey
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

New Mexico
Only physical sportsbooks

New York
Only physical sportsbooks

Oregon
Physical sportsbooks plus one government-run online betting option

Pennsylvania
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

Rhode Island
Physical sportsbooks plus one licensed online betting option

Tennessee
Online only licensed online betting operators (no physical sportsbooks)

Virginia
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

Washington D.C.
Single government-run mobile app

West Virginia
Physical sportsbooks plus licensed online betting operators

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