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  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Gov. Dunleavy requested both chambers to analyze the bills to legislate sports betting for a Lottery corporation during the current legislature.

    Timeline
    2020/01 Bill HB246 introduced
    2020/01 Bill SB188
    Introduced

    Notes:
    Not a clear scenario to predict a launch date.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Alabama is currently not showing any advance on behalf of sports betting, a bill was introduced but got stuck.

    Timeline
    2019/04 Bill HB354 filed
    2019/04 Bill HB336 pending committee action
    2020/02 O79 established a study
    2020/03 H418 & S282 bills introduced
    Notes:
    Not a clear scenario to predict a launch date.
  • Retail Sports Betting

    On July 1st. 2019, sports betting became legal in Arkansas. It allowed citizens to bet on sports through retail sportsbooks located in land-based casinos, online sportsbooks and mobile sports betting apps.

    Timeline
    2018/11 State voters opted to legalize Retail Sports Betting.
    2019/04 Retail Sportsbook started operations


    Notes:
    Online Sports Betting expected 2020
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  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Efforts to bring sports betting to Arizona are moving forward in conjunction with the state and tribes.

    Timeline
    2019/01 Bill SB1158 filed
    2019/01 Bill was read
    2020/02 Bill SB1525 filed by Sen. Borrelli and Sen. Pierce


    Notes:
    Expected by 2021.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    There are two different positions in the State of California. On one side, tribes are pushing forward to include a question in the upcoming ballot to allow sports betting only at Indian casinos and race tracks. On the other side, Sen. Dodd is pushing to open the market by including other ways to offer sports betting state-wide.

    Timeline
    2019/06 ACA-16 introduced
    2019/06 Read first Time
    2020/01 First hearing


    Notes:
    It is expected that after hearings, a bill will be introduced by June 2020 to be able to vote yes so it can be included on the November 2020 ballot. Sports betting being launched before 2021 is an unlikely scenario.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Colorado approved legal sports betting. A close margin of voters agreed to accept the amendment that allows sports betting in the state.

    Timeline
    2019/04 Bill 19-1327 was introduced
    2019/05 Bill approved, but required to be voted by citizens
    2019/11 Bill got approval during the referendum
    2019/12 CDG launched emergency rules
    2019/11 CDG application process began
    2020/01 CDG started receiving license applications
    2020/05 Colorado Sports Betting Kick off.

  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Gov. Lamont has been trying to have conversations to move forward with negotiations between the State, tribes and local lottery to pursue the idea to legalize sports betting in Connecticut.

    Timeline
    2019/03 Bill HB7331 referred to join Committee
    2019/05 Bill referred by House to Committee on Finance
    2020/02 Bill SB21 referred to join Committee
    2020/02 Bill HB5168 introduced


    Notes:
    It is expected by end 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting
    Legal but not operating yet.

    After an amendment sent to the Columbia Council, legislators approved it, allowing the DC Lottery to operate sports betting.

    Timeline
    2018/09 Sports betting amendment introduced
    2018/12 Legislators approved the amendment.
    2019/06 Amendment became effective

    Notes:
    Expected by March 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting

    On June 5, 2018, Delaware became the first state to allow sports betting. The state was prepared since 2009.

    Timeline
    2009 Sports lottery resurrected
    2018/06 Retail Sportsbook started operations


    Notes:
    No Online Sports Betting is expected soon.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Efforts have been made by Sen. Brandes to bring sports betting soon and change the scenario in Florida.

    Timeline
    2019/01 Bills S968, S970, S972 Filed
    2020/01 Bills introduced as journal S73

    Notes:
    Florida requires a lot of negotiations between the state and the tribes.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    A poll from ACJ.com showed a good environment from voters to include sports gambling into the ballot.

    Timeline
    2019/02 Bill HR380 introduced
    2019/03 Bill HB570 introduced
    2020/02 Bill SB403 filled.


    Notes:
    Bills yet to be passed.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Not many effects in Hawaii after the surprise introduction of a bill to allow sports betting in the state.

    Timeline
    2019/02 Bill HB1007 introduced

    Notes:
    This bill was carried over to the 2020 Sessions.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Iowa did a great move by authorizing retail and online sports betting in one shot, turning them into the 11th state with legal sports betting legislation and the 5th with state wide coverage.

    Timeline
    2019/04 Senate file IA617 passed
    2019/05 Senate file signed by Gov. Reynolds
    2019/08 Sports betting operations started.

    Notes:

    Iowa's law requires in-person registration until 2021.
  • Sports betting is Illegal

    Idaho's legislation does not have any space to legalize sports betting, it will require an amendment but as of today no one is making that move.

    Notes:

    A legalization process is not expected to take place any time soon.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting (pending)

    Illinois legislature passed a broad gaming bill that allows for both online and in-person sports betting.

    Timeline
    2019/06 Gaming bill passed
    2019/12 Gov. Pritzker signed bill S516
    2019/12 1st gaming rules draft released
    2019/12 Licensing process began.
    2020/01 2nd Gaming rules draft released
    2020/01 First 3 licenses issued
    2020/03 Retail Sports Betting Launched
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Indiana approved and implemented law 293, which allows retail and online sports betting statewide.

    Timeline
    2019/05 Bill HB1015 Passed
    2019/05 Gov. Holcomb signed gaming bill
    2019/07 Emergency Rules Launched
    2019/09 Retail Sports betting launched
    2019/10 Online Sports betting launched
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Kansas is coming with a strong sports betting proposal that among others, is projected to allow remote registration.

    Timeline
    2020/01 SB 283 introduced
    2020/02 Bill approved by Senate

    Notes:
    Expected by 2020, even though there is a lot of opposition in the senate, while a different bill has been working at the House.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Many bills were introduced during 2019, expecting a quick approval process when the legislature returns in 2020.

    Timeline
    2019 Bills HB12, HB171, HB175, HB190 and SB23 introduced
    2019/12 Bill HB37 Introduced
    2020/01 Bill HB137 passed the house committee
    2020/03 Bill HB137 returned to the Licensing Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee.

    Notes:
    Expected by 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    After several efforts to pass bills during 2018 & 2019, Louisiana expects to approve a sports betting law in 2020. The Legislative sessions will begin on March 9.

    Timeline
    2018 Bills HB245 & SB266 introduced with no success
    2019 Bill SB153 introduced did not pass
    2020/02 Bill SB66 introduced
    2020/02 Bill SB130 introduced
    2020/05 Bill SB130 passed

    Notes:
    Waiting for Gov. Edwards signature to be vote by November 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Massachusetts is one of the states where sports betting is still not legal. Several bills have been introduced for retail and mobile betting but none have moved forward yet.

    Timeline
    2019/01 Bill HD2628 Introduced
    2019/01 Bill HD2629 Introduced
    2019/01 Bill SD903 Introduced
    2019/01 Bill SD908 Introduced
    2019/01 Bill SD1110 Introduced
    2019/01 Bill H68 Introduced
    2019/01 Bill S882 Introduced

    Notes:
    Expected by 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Within the inclusion of two new bills during this 2020 legislation, Maryland chambers are analyzing to leave the decision to voters.

    Timeline
    2018/07 Bill HB1346 Introduced
    2018/07 Bill SB0836 Introduced
    2018/07 Bill HB1014 Introduced
    2019/12 Bill SB58 Prefiled
    2020/01 Bill HB0169 Introduced
    2020/02 Bill HB0225 Introduced
    2020/03 Bill SB4 passed the budget and taxation Committee
    2020/03 Bill SB4 passed at the senate unanimously.

    Notes:
    Expected not earlier than 2021. It will require to be approved in a referendum by November 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    After months of being approved by both chambers, Gov. Mills vetoed the bill that was giving Maine a legislation to operate sports betting.

    Timeline
    2019/01 Bill S553 introduced
    2019/06 Bill passed
    2020/01 bill vetoed by Gov. Mills

    Notes:
    Expected by 2021.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    After several failed attempts and/or vetoes, Michigan legislators passed a bill that allows sports betting in the state.

    Timeline
    2017 several bills were filed but did not pass
    2019/10 Bill HB4916 get introduced
    2019/12 Bill passed
    2019/12 Gov. Whitmer signed the bipartisan legislation legalizing sports betting
    2020/01 Emergency rules launched
    2020/03 Sports Betting Launched
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Even though Minnesota tried to move forward in 2018, nothing has happened, even after the insertion of two new bills. Legislators are still not convinced yet.

    Timeline
    2018/04 Bill Introduced
    2019/02 Bill HF1278 introduced
    2019/02 Bill SF1894 introduced

    Notes:

    No accurate data to provide a date to be launched yet.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Missouri has several bills on the table. After numerous hearings at the Missouri House's Special Interim on Gaming, having sports betting in the future looks possible based on the reports.

    Timeline
    2017/04 Bill S767 introduced
    2018/01 Bill H2320 introduced
    2018/02 Bill S1013 introduced
    2018/02 Bill S1009 introduced
    2018/02 Bill H2535 introduced
    2018/04 Bill H2406 introduced
    2020/01 Bill HB2088 introduced
    2020/01 Bill HB2088 voted to pass

    Notes:
    Expected by late 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting (in-site)

    The Mississippi Gaming Commission released draft regulations, hours after the Supreme Court decided to repeal PASPA.

    Timeline
    2018/05 Draft regulation launched
    2018/08 sports betting became legal
    2019/01 Statewide online betting bill introduced
    2019/02 Bill declined
    2020/01 Bill HB172 introduced

    Notes:

    Rep. Burnett has introduced Bill HB172 to allow online sports betting state-wide. There are also 5 other bills that are related. Change is expected by 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Montana became the first state to legalize sports betting in 2019. This turned Montana into the 9th state with a sports betting legislation.

    Timeline
    2018/11 Draft bill HB725 filed
    2019/03 Bill start process
    2019/04 Approved by Senators
    2019/05 Signed by Gov. Bullock
    2019/11 Rules approved
    2019/12 Licensing process launched
    2020/03 Sports Betting Launched


    Notes:
    Expected by 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting
    Legal but not operating yet.


    North Carolina approved a sports betting bill that allowed sports betting only at tribal lands in Cherokee and Murphy.

    Timeline
    2019/02 Bill S154 was filed
    2019/07 Bill approved and ratified
    2019/11 Signed by Gov. Cooper


    Notes:
    Expected by 2Q 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Separate bills were introduced during 2019 sessions but nothing happened.

    Timeline
    2019/01 Bill HB1295 introduced and failed to pass
    2019/01 Bill HB1254 introduced failed to pass

    Notes:
    Not expected by 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Legislators are having conversations to allow sports betting in Nebraska as well as fantasy sports and poker-like games.

    Timeline
    2019/01 Bill LB990 introduced
    2019/01 Bill LB971 introduced

    Notes:
    Expected by late 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    New Hampshire passed a legislation that will allow retail and online sports betting state-wide.

    Timeline

    2019/06 Legislative body passed sports betting bill
    2019/07 Gov. Sununu signed the sports betting bill
    2019/12 NH Lottery designated the sports betting operator
    2020/01 Retail and online sports betting began operations
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    New Jersey is considered the epicenter of legal sports betting in the US, which is why it took only 3 months to start operations after PASPA was revoked.

    Timeline
    2018/06 Gov. Murphy signed sports betting bill into law.
    2018/06 Operations began for retail and online sports betting
  • Retail Sports Betting

    New Mexico’s tribes began operations under their existing Class II gaming compacts. No bills are approved so only retail sports betting can be offered.

    Timeline
    2018/08 Retail sports betting began operations
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  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Nevada was the first state to legalize sports betting over 70 years ago. For over 25 years the state was the only one allowed to handle single-game wagering.

    Timeline
    1949 First state to regulate sports betting
    1992 Became the only state allowed operating single-game wagering
    2018/05 Nevada’s monopoly on single-game wagering ended
  • Retail Sports Betting

    New York sports betting legislation was approved back in 2013, allowing only upstate casinos.

    Timeline
    2013 Legalized Sports Betting at its Casino
    2019/06 Retail sports betting began operations
    2020/01 Bills to approved online sports betting filed

    Notes:
    Online Betting is not expected before 2021.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    While states around Ohio are moving forward, Ohio legislators are still analyzing the bills.

    Timeline
    2019/03 Bill HB194 introduced, refer to Committee by Oct 2019
    2019/04 Bill SB111 introduced, refer to Committee by Apr 2019
    2020/05 Bill HB194 passed

    Notes:
    Waiting for Gov. DeWine signature, expected by 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Oklahoma is clear that any potential move will be through the tribes. This scenario within the latest news about the state-tribes relationship jeopardizes the option to offer sports betting anytime soon.

    Timeline
    2018/05 Bill HB3375 introduced, refer to Committee by Oct 2019
    2019/04 Bill S1175 introduced, refer to Committee by Apr 2019


    Notes:
    Expected by 2020
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  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Oregon’s tribes are the only ones allowed to offer casino gaming. By the nature of their business, they are also the only ones allowed to offer sports betting.

    Timeline
    1989 multi-game Parlay launched
    2007 multi-player parley discontinued
    2018/07 Oregon Lottery launched their mobile app
    2019/08 Retail sports betting began operations
    2019/10 Online sports betting began operations
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Pennsylvania was another state that was prepared for sports betting before the Supreme Court ended PASPA. Several efforts were made, trying to become the first State to offer sports betting before Nevada.

    Timeline
    2017/04 Bill H519 approved and signed by the HGOC
    2018/06 PGCB launched licensing process
    2018/11 Retail sports betting began operations
    2019/05 Online sports betting began operations
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Rhode Island has an expedited process that allows them to promote state-wide online sports betting.

    Timeline
    2019/03 Gov, Raimondo signed bill S37 allowing online sports betting
    2019/09 Online sports betting began operations
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Several efforts are in the chambers, looking for sports betting to become legal in South Carolina.

    Timeline
    2019 Bill S57 introduced
    2019 Bill HB3409 introduced
    2019 Bill S71 introduced

    Notes:
    Expected not earlier than by mid-2021.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    In 2019, South Dakota added a bill to the legislative session, which proposes a constitutional amendment for sports betting.

    Timeline
    2019/03 Bill SJR2 introduced
    2020/01 Bill SJR501 introduced
    2020/01 Bill SJR501 passed
    2020/03 Bill SJR501 moved forward to Gov. Noem for signature.

    Notes:
    Expected by mid-2021, as the amendment have to go over the November 2020 ballot.
  • Online Sports Betting
    Legal but not operating yet.


    Tennessee became the 4th state to approve a sports betting legislation during 2019, after a clear process at the house and senate.

    Timeline
    2018/12 Bill SB16 was introduced
    2019/04 Bill approved by the Senate
    2019/07 Bill became official law

    Notes:
    Expected by 2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    Texas introduced a bill to regulate sports betting, as well as a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize sports betting in this state.

    Timeline
    2019/02 Bill HB1275 introduced
    2019/02 Bill HJR61 introduced

    Notes:
    Expected by 2021, while as referendum is needed.
  • Gambling is Illegal

    Any type of gambling, retail or online, has been Illegal in the state for over 150 years. Many changes have to be done before something different happens, as it’s been prohibited since the first constitution.

    Notes:
    Nothing is expected in the upcoming years.
  • Online Sports Betting

    Legislators are moving faster this year trying to be able to finish this topic before March 7th, 2020.

    Timeline
    2018 Bills HB1890, HB2356, S1126 and S1356 introduced
    2019 Bills H1638, H2210 and HB1890 introduced
    2019/11 Bill H4 prefiled
    2020/03 Bills SB384 and HB896 passed both chambers

    Notes:
    Bill sent to Gov Northam for signature. Expected by late 2020
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  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    After a year debating sport betting, a new bill introduced January 2020 seems to be the one that fits the expectations of the legislators.

    Timeline
    2019 Bills S59, H0484 and H046 introduced and failed
    2020/01 Bill S213 introduced


    Notes:
    Expected by mid-2020.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting (in-site)

    Washington is moving faster this year. An amendment is required for faster results at this point.

    Timeline
    2019/02 Bill HB1975 introduced
    2020/02 Bill HB2638 introduced and passed the state house chamber

    2020/03 Bill HB2638 passed both chambers and was sent to Gov. Inslee to be sign.
    2020/03 Gov. Inslee signed the bill into law.

    Notes:
    It might require a referendum, expected by 2020.
  • Sports betting is Illegal

    Wisconsin's options to legalize sports betting require several negotiations between the state and tribes. At this point none of them have made a proposal.

    Notes:
    Legislative action needed. Nothing is expected in a near future.
  • Retail Sports Betting | Online Sports Betting

    West Virginia was one of the states with a regulatory environment before the Supreme Court decided to repeal PASPA.

    Timeline
    2018/03 WV legalized sports betting
    2018/05 Legislation became active after PASPA repeal
    2018/09 Retail sports betting began
    2018/12 Online sports betting began
    2019/03 Online sports betting ceased operations
    2019/10 Online sports betting resumed operations

  • Online Sports Betting

    Efforts to provide the state's online and mobile sports betting legislation are in the House of Representatives.

    Timeline
    2020/01 Bill HB0225 introduced

    Notes:
    Expected for 2021.