Which States Can You Legally Bet In?

Is betting legal in the State you live in?

While the betting industry is regulated nationally in many countries, the United States has adopted a State by State approach and that means the rules and regulations can differ from State to State. For example, while some States have legalized online sports betting, others have not.

So with leglislation varying from by State it can be a minefield to negotiate. Expert Picks is here to help though. Click on your state below to find out which forms of betting are legal where you are, and which bookmakers have a license to operate there.

Legal Betting FAQs

Is betting legal where I live?

US betting legislation is determined State by State, meaning the rules and regulations in one State could differ.

Is sports betting legalized where I live?

Sports betting has been legalized in Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa, Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Please not that not all of these States allow online sports betting, some are restricted to retail sportsbook only.

Is online sports betting legalized where I live?

Not all American States have legalized online sports betting. At present you can place online sports bets in the following States - Oregon, Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey. Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

When will sports betting be legalized where I live?

At present a decision on legalizing sports betting is pending in the following States - Washington, South Dakota, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.