Is It Legal To Bet In Maine?

    Is It Legal To Bet In Maine?

    NO! Sports betting - either in-person or online - has not yet been legalized by the State.

    When Will It Be Legal To Bet In Maine?

    A sports betting bill was vetoed by governor Janet Mills due to her being “unconvinced” over the desire for sports betting in the State.

    She also voiced concerns about the bill did not do enough to ease concerns over problem gambling.

    However, an attempt to override her veto of the bill almost won and that suggests another attempt to legalize sports betting in 2021 could be successful with some adjustments.

    Can I Bet In Other States While It Is Banned In Maine?

    Most States that allow in-person and online gambling do not require you to be a resident in order to place a bet. However, you must register and place your bets within State lines, and you must also be aged 21 or older.

    At present Maine’s neighboring State, New Hampshire, allows for both in-person and online sports betting.

    Maine Betting FAQs

    Can I bet legally in Maine?

    No, but there are signs that it could be legalized in 2021.

    How old do I have to be to bet in Maine?

    Betting in Maine is not yet legal, but to bet in legalized States you must be 21 or older.

    Is online sports betting available in Maine?

    No. Online sports betting remains illegal in the State.

    What can I do if I feel I have a betting addiction?

    You can call the National Council of Problem Gambling helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or text 1-800-522-4700. You can also live chat at ncpgambling.org/chat.

    Can I bet legally in other States?

    Check out our State-by-State guide to betting in the United States of America by clicking on the link.

    Where can I learn more about Maine betting laws?

    Visit the official website for the Maine State Government for more information on Maine betting laws.