Nevada was the first state and only to have legal sports betting for over half of a century and was the US gambling hub for a long time. Nevada has four major casino areas headlined by Las Vegas. Nevada has over 200 casinos and allows mobile and in person sports betting.
The second state to legalize sports betting. However there are some restrictions within the state. There is no online sports betting permitted and you can not bet on in state collegiate athletic events. There are only three casinos in the state.
New Jersey followed after Delaware legalizing sports betting in person and mobile only 6 days after Delaware. There is no betting on in state collegiate events. There are nine casinos in New Jersey all residing in Atlantic City.
Mississippi allows in person sports betting with no restrictions. Mississippi is in the process of legalizing mobile sports betting. It is home to 29 casinos.
West Virginia was the second state to allow mobile and in person sports betting with no restrictions. West Virginia holds five casinos within its borders.
New Mexico allows in person sports betting. There is no betting on in-state collegiate events and there are over thirty casinos in the state.
Pennsylvania like Nevada and West Virginia allows in person and mobile sports betting. Pennsylvania is home to 12 casinos with no in state restrictions.
Rhode Island -
Rhode Island allows in person and mobile sports betting. It has restrictions of no betting on in state collegiate events. With Rhode Island being the smallest state in the country it is only home to 2 casinos.
Arkansas is one of the stricter states. It only allows in person sports betting and does not allow wagers to be placed on in state collegiate events. Along with these restrictions, Arkansas is only home to 3 casinos.
New York only allows in person sports betting. It prohibits betting on in state collegiate events. Although no mobile betting there are a plethora of in person betting options with 28 casinos.
Iowa allows in person and mobile betting. However Iowa prohibits prop bets on in state collegiate events. Iowa is home to 23 casinos.
Oregon allows in person and mobile sports betting. Oregon prohibits gambling on in state collegiate sports betting except for at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Oregon is hosts 10 casinos.
Indiana allows in person and mobile sports betting. Like Iowa, Indiana prohibits gambling on in state collegiate prop bets. Indiana is home to 14 casinos.
New Hampshire allows mobile sports betting. New Hampshire prohibits gambling on in state collegiate events. New Hampshire is home to zero casinos along with Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.
Illinois allows in person and mobile sports betting. Illions prohibits gambling on minor league sports and in state collegiate events. Illinois is home to 10 casinos.
Michigan allows in person and mobile gambling. Michigan has no sports gambling restrictions. Michigan is home to a significant 27 casinos.
Montana only allows in person sports gambling. Montana has no sports gambling restrictions. It is home to 13 casinos.
Colorado allows both in person and mobile sports betting. Colorado has no restrictions on sports gambling. Colorado is home to a whooping 35 casinos.
Washington D.C. allows in person and mobile betting. D.C. prohibits gambling on any collegiate event with schools from the district. D.C. like New Hampshire does not have any casinos.
Tennessee only allows mobile sports betting. Tennessee has no restrictions on sports betting. Like Washington D.C. and New Hampshire Tennessee has no casinos.
Louisiana, South Dakota, and Maryland all just have had the bill passed to legalize sports betting
North Carolina and Washington are the two next closest states in the process of getting sports gambling legalized.
Oklahoma, Maine, Nebraska, Connecticut, Florida, Alaska, Texas, Kansas, Arizona, California, Vermont, Georgia, Massachusetts, Ohio, Alabama, South Carolina, and Wyoming are all in the early stages of legalizing sports betting.
Idaho and Wisconsin have not taken any steps in the direction of legalizing sports gambling.
Unless sports gambling becomes federally legal it is unlikely Utah will ever legalize it. Utah has a strict anti gambling policy that even prohibits lottery tickets.