Is It Legal to Bet In Minnesota?

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

When Will It Be Legal To Bet In Minnesota?

Sports betting bills have been considered in Minnesota in recent years, but nothing has been passed.

Attempts face opposition from the Indian tribes that operate casinos within State boundaries.

They are concerned the introduction of sports betting, especially online, would have a negative effect on the industry in Minnesota.

At this point it appears that sports betting will not be legalized in the State any time soon.

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

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 one of Minnesota’s neighboring States allow both in-person and online betting – Iowa.

Minnesota Betting FAQs

Can I bet legally in Minnesota?

No. Bills have been considered previously but have not been passed.

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

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

Is online sports betting available in Minnesota?

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 Minnesota betting laws?

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