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You’ve seen the commercials on TV. You’ve gotten the emails in your inbox. You’ve even had that random uncle at Thanksgiving bringing it up incessantly. Yes, online sports betting is now legal in numerous states across America. But which ones? And how do you get started?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below is a state-by-state guide to legal online sports betting in the United States. Just find your home state and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about placing legal bets on your favorite sports.



Sorry, folks. Gambling of any kind is illegal in the state of Alabama. That includes online sports betting, casino games, poker, and even bingo. So if you’re looking to place a legal bet on your favorite team, you’re out of luck if you live in the Heart of Dixie.



Much like its neighboring state to the South, gambling of any kind—online or otherwise—is illegal in Alaska. So whether you want to bet on the Super Bowl or spin the roulette wheel, you’re out of luck if you reside in The Last Frontier State.



Arizona is one of a handful of states that have explicit laws banning online gambling. However, there is a silver lining for sports bettors in AZ; while online sports betting is not explicitly legal, there are no laws that make it illegal either. So while you can’t find any legal online sportsbooks based in Arizona, there’s nothing stopping you from placing bets with off-shore books. Just be sure to use one that’s reputable!



Similar to Arizona, Arkansas has laws on the books outlawing most forms of gambling. However, there is no language specifically prohibiting online gambling which means that residents are free to place bets with offshore books. Just be sure to find a reputable one!



California is one of the few states that has yet to legalize any form of online gambling. That includes online sports betting, casino games, poker, and anything else you can think of. lawmakers have been trying to pass a bill legalizing and regulating online poker for over a decade but have so far been unsuccessful. Until then, residents will just have to stick to playing at land-based casinos and card rooms.



Online sports betting is live and available statewide! Colorado was one of the first states to legalize and launch wagering following the repeal of PASPA back in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since.

As more and more states continue to legalized online gambling (including sports betting), this list will only continue to grow. Be sure to check back often to see if your state has been added! For now though, these are the only states where residents can legally place bets on their favorite teams and players without having to worry about breaking any laws.. Thanks for reading!