Legal sports betting states
Sports betting legalization has been a big topic in the United States. In 2018, the Murphy vs. the National Collegiate Athletic Association case changed the course of the history of sports betting in the United States. After years of prohibition, with only Nevada as an exception, things have changed. The Supreme Court decided in a 6-3 ruling that the prohibition was indeed unlawful. Therefore regulating sports betting should be up to each state individually. In other countries, the United Kingdom for example, this is not the case. Bookmakers and casinos in Britain can operate nationwide. In the US, each State has its own laws and legislation. Some states had been pushing for legalization for years, like New Jersey, so naturally, they finalized regulation real quick.
Sports betting is for now only legal in a limited number of states. In the dropdown bar above, you find the list of states where it’s legalized. We also provide updates when states are in the process of creating laws. Sports betting legalization is something which I personally believe to be good for America. It’s one of those things that people will do no matter if it’s legal or not, so then it’s preferred to have a government monitoring it and be able to get the taxes that will come to benefit the people.
Of course, not every state is as progressive as New Jersey or Nevada when it comes to sports betting. There are quite a number of states which are reluctant to follow up with laws. However, it’s predicted that in a matter of months or a year, all states will eventually get on board. Some states which were initially reluctant, quickly change their mind when neighboring states proceeded with legalization. That’s of course for the simple reason that they know they’ll be missing out on economic benefits!