Is It Legal To Bet In Utah?

    Is It Legal To Bet In Utah?

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

    When Will It Be Legal To Bet In Utah?

    It is tough to say, but there are suggestions that Utah may never legalize gambling due to the State’s criminal code:

    According to chapter 10, part 11 of the state’s criminal code titled Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Welfare, and Morals:

    "If any federal law authorizes Internet gambling in the states and that federal law provides that individual states may opt out of Internet gambling, this state shall opt out of Internet gambling in the manner provided by federal law and within the time frame provided by that law."

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

    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 two of Utah’s neighboring States allow both in-person and online betting – Colorado and Nevada. For the latest rules & regulations for those two States please click on the following links:

    Utah Betting FAQs

    Can I bet legally in Utah?

    No. The State’s criminal code suggests that betting may never be legalized in the State.

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

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

    Is online sports betting available in Utah?

    No. The State’s criminal code suggests that betting may never be legalized 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 California betting laws?

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