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In April 2021, the Governor of Arizona Dough Ducey signed into law House Bill 2772, which legalized both online and in-person sports betting in the state. Since the law took effect on September 9, 2021, licenses have been granted by the Arizona Department of Gaming (AZDGC) to 17 different sportsbooks…

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The legalization of online sports betting started in November of 2019 when Colorado voters approved Proposition DD, which legalized the regulation and taxation of both online and in-person sports betting in the state. In 2020, the Colorado Division of Gaming (CDG) began to accept applications for sports betting licenses and on May 1, 2020 the first online sportsbook launched in Colorado…

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Online sports betting has only been around in Connecticut for a short time. In May 2021, the Governor of Connecticut Ned Lamont signed a bill into law that legalized both online and in-person sports betting. On October 19, 2021 the law took effect…

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Governor J.B. Pritker signed a bill into law that legalized both online and in-person sports betting in June 2019 with the law taking effect on March 9, 2020. The first online sportsbook launched on Jun 18, 2020…

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Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law that legalized sports betting in the state on May 8, 2019. The first online sportsbook in Indiana launched the following October 1, with BetMGM and FanDuel. Four more sportsbooks launched in the state by the end of the year…

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Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law on April 15, 2019 to legalize sports betting in the state. The first online sportsbooks in Lowa launched on August 16, 2019 with BetMGM, FanDuel, and DraftKings. There are currently a total of 11 online sportsbooks in the state, including PointsBet, WynnBET, Caesars, BetRivers, and more…

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After the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018, Kansas lawmakers began considering legislation to legalize sports betting. In 2020, lawmakers passed SB84, which legalized sports betting in the state. On May 12, 2022 Laura Kelly the Governor of Kansas signed SB84 into law…

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Five years after the US Supreme Court overturned the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), Governor Andy Beashear’s signed HB 551 on March 31, 2023 into law. HB 551 legalized sports betting in the state. This marked a milestone as Kentucky joined the ranks of 37 states embracing sports betting…

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Louisiana voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize sports betting in the state on June 20, 2021. That following October 20, Louisiana Governor John Bel Ewards signed HB683 into law. This established the regulatory framework for sports betting in the state…

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One of the most recent states to allow online sports betting. Massachusetts online sports betting began on March 10, 2023. Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill authorizing sports betting in the state on December 20, 2022…

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Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize sports betting in the state on December 6, 2018. A year later on December 20, 2019, the Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the legalization of sports betting into law for the state. Another year later, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) awarded the first 10 online sports betting licenses to online sportsbooks…

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Online sports betting began in New Jersey on July 1, 2018 when the state’s first two online sportsbooks, BetMGM and FanDuel, launched. The industry has grown rapidly in the state, with 27 more operators now offering online sports betting…

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill authorizing sports betting in the state on April 19, 2021. On January 8, 2022 New York launched online sports betting. There are currently nine operators that are licensed to offer sports betting in the state, including FanDuel, Caesars, BetRivers, and more…

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Ohio is one of the newest states that allow sports betting in the United States. It started in December of 2021 when Governor Mike DeWine signed the bill that authorized legal online sports betting in the state. The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) began accepting applications from companies interested in operating sportsbooks in the state on June 1, 2022. On January 18, 2023, the OCC granted the first licenses to operate online sportsbooks in the state…

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On May 20, 2017 the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for online sports betting. They awarded 14 licenses for online sports betting to 12 companies on June 29, 2017. Almost a year later on May 14, 2018 the first online sportsbook launched in the state of Pennsylvania…

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Online sports betting in Tennessee began on November 1, 2022 when the state’s first six online sports books, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, WynnBET, Caesars, and BetRivers, launched. Since then, the industry has grown rapidly, with 11 more operators now offering online sports betting in the state…

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Governor Ralph Northam authorized sports betting in the state of Virginia on March 2, 2020. The Virginia Lottery began accepting applications from companies interested in operating sportsbooks in the state on January 21, 2022. They awarded licenses to 11 companies on April 1 of the same year, and on May 21, the first online sportsbook launched in Virginia…

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On December 18, 2020 Governor Jim Justice signed a bill authorizing sports betting in the state of West Virginia. They became the fourth state to legalize online sports betting. The West Virginia lottery began accepting applications from companies interested in operating sportsbooks in the state on March 8, 2021. Two months later on May 8, the West Virginia Lottery awarded licenses to 10 companies to operate sportsbooks in the state…

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Wyoming became the 24th state to legalize online sports betting when Governor Mark Gordon signed House Bill 133 into law on April 5, 2021. The Wyoming Gaming Commission was tasked with regulating the industry. They began accepting applications from companies interested in operating sportsbooks in the state on May 1, 2021…

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