Currently, there are sportsbooks that are legal in the states of Connecticut, Arizona, Kansas, and West Virginia. There are also legal sportsbooks that are legal in the state of Ohio.
Legalized sports betting in Ohio
Until 2009, Ohio residents were limited to horse racing and bingo. But thanks to the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), gambling on sports has become legal in most states. Now, Ohio is poised to jump into the action.
The state will soon begin to allow sports betting in land-based casinos and sportsbooks. In addition, Ohio residents will be able to place wagers online. Several major sportsbooks are expected to begin offering services to Ohio residents once the state’s sports betting regulations are set in place.
Legalized sports betting in Arizona
Despite a longshot odds, Arizona sports betting is poised to become a large player in the U.S. In January, the state of Arizona reported more than $491 million in wagers. This is just the beginning. There will be more sports betting operators in the state, increasing the number of wagers placed on the state’s sports teams.
In Arizona, you can place bets on sports games in the state or online. You can do this from your computer, mobile phone or tablet. You need to be over 21 years of age, have a valid identification card and a high-speed internet connection.
Legalized sports betting in Connecticut
Several bills have been thrown around to legalize sports betting in Connecticut, but none have been passed yet. However, the state has a few ways to go before it can take a shot at legalizing gambling.
The Connecticut legislature has been considering sports betting legislation for several years. It’s likely that the state is trying to beat the odds and get ahead of the competition in New York, the state that has been the leader in legalizing sports gambling. However, the debate in Connecticut is not entirely one-sided.
Legalized sports betting in WV
Whether you want to bet on professional or collegiate sports, or if you’re a fan of esports, you can do so in West Virginia. Sportsbooks are licensed by the state, and all are available to anyone 21 and older.
West Virginia sportsbooks handle more than a quarter million bets every year. These sportsbooks offer wagering on professional and college sports, and many offer a wide range of betting options for both mainstream and less popular sports.
Betting is available online, as well as at brick-and-mortar casinos in West Virginia. All five of the state’s brick-and-mortar casinos are approved for licensing. These casinos can host up to three sportsbook brands. Each brand can offer different betting options.
Legalized sports betting in Kansas
Almost one year after legalized sports betting in Missouri, Governor Laura Kelly announced that her state would soon follow suit. She spoke at Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, and then cut a red ribbon with a giant scissors.
The Kansas legislature passed the bill, SB 84, last week. Kelly signed the bill into law. This will allow Kansas to offer sports betting. She publicly announced that it would begin in September.
Kelly said her wager was in honor of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ number, 15. It was a $15 bet on the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl 57. The wager had odds of 10-1.