Online Betting Guide

Gambling in the USA

Gambling in the USA is hard to get your head around largely because many of the 52 states have their own incarnations of the Federal laws. For instance much of the USA has banned all forms of sports betting and online betting, but some states, including Nevada have overruled these laws and run regulated industries.

The below table reveals the legalities of each form of major online gambling in the states of the USA. Just because they are technically illegal, does not mean we can’t do these types of gambling, it just means we’ll be playing at offshore sites, or ones based in another country.

For more information on any of the following please follow the links in the table.

State Sports Betting Racetrack Lottery Online Casinos Online Poker
Alabama  No No  No No No
Alaska No No No No No
Arizona No No Yes No No
Arkansas No  Yes Yes No No
California No Yes No No
Colorado Yes Yes No No
Connecticut No Yes No No
Delaware  Yes Yes Yes  Yes Yes
Florida  No Yes No No
Georgia  Yes Yes No No
Hawaii No No No No
Idaho No Yes No No
Illinois  Yes Yes No No
Indiana Yes Yes No No
Iowa Yes Yes No No
Kansas No Yes No No
Kentucky Yes Yes No No
Louisiana  Yes Yes No No
Maine Yes Yes No No
Maryland Yes Yes No No
Massachusetts Yes Yes No No
Michigan Yes Yes No No
Minnesota Yes Yes No No
Mississippi No No No No
Missouri  No  No No No
Montana Yes No Yes No No
Nebraska No Yes No No
Nevada Yes No No No Yes
New Hampshire  No Yes No No
New Jersey Yes Yes Yes Yes
New Mexico Yes Yes No No
New York  No Yes Yes No No
North Carolina No Yes No No
North Dakota No Yes No No
Ohio  Yes Yes No No
Oklahoma Yes Yes No No
Oregon  Yes No Yes No No
Pennsylvania  Yes Yes  Yes Yes
Rhode Island Yes Yes No No
South Carolina No Yes No No
South Dakota No Yes No No
Tennessee No Yes No No
Texas No Yes No No
Utah No No No No
Vermont No No No No
Virginia  Yes Yes No No
Washington  No Yes No No
West Virginia  Yes Yes No No
Wisconsin  No Yes No No
Wyoming Yes Yes No No