Resource: Legislative Tracker: Sports Betting

Published 13 May 2024

  • Currently, 38 states (plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico) offer legal sports betting in some format. There are 30 states that have online sports betting via either smartphone apps or websites. Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico also allow online betting.
  • In 2018, the Supreme Court struck down PASPA, the federal ban on sports betting. This decision allows each state to determine whether it wants to legalize sports betting within its borders.
  • Nearly every US state legislature has at least introduced a sports betting legalization bill at some point since 2018. More are expected to revisit or introduce new legislation in 2024.
  • This page monitors sports betting bills at every step through their legislative journey from introduction through passage or failure.

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