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  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • Arkansas voters approved 'Issue 4' on November 6, 2018, a constitutional amendment that will bring sports betting to four state counties. Arkansas is expected to have sports betting by the end of 2019.

  • Arizona's S 1158 bill would legalize sports betting under federally recognized tribes.

  • No sports betting expected in 2019. A constitutional amendment was introduced in 2018 which would legalize sports betting: ACA 18.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • Bills S 17 and S 665 were filed for the current legislative session and would legalize sports betting in CT.

  • Bill 22-944 would legalize sports betting.

  • On June 5, 2018, Delaware became the second state to implement legal sports betting following the decision of the United States Supreme Court to overturn PASPA.

  • No sports betting expected in the next two years. State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • Hawaii has introduced bill H 1107 which would legalize sports betting.

  • Iowa's 2018 legislative session closed without any vote on sports betting, but a number of bills have been introduced: H 101, H 102, H 103, S 1079, S 1080, S 1081, and S 1100.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • Bill S 176, called the "Sports Betting Consumer Protection Act", was introduced January 2018. The bill remains pending.

  • Three bills are on the table for the 2019 legislative session in Indiana: H 1363, S 439, and S 552.

  • Kansas introduced bills in January 2018 but ultimately no action was taken. A new bill was released in 2019 to legalize sports betting — H 2032, H 2068, and S 23.

  • A total of five bills have been introduced that would bring sports betting to Kentucky — H 12, H 171, H 175, H 190, and S 23.

  • Bills were introduced in 2018 but did not move forward: H 245, and S 266.

  • Massachusetts has a handful of legislation on the table for 2019 to legalize sports betting: HD 2628, HD 2629, SD 903, SD 908, SD 1110, H 68, and S 882.

  • Maryland has three pieces of legislation that did not move forward in the 2018 legislative session: S 836, HB 1346, and HB 1014.

  • Maine's 2019 legislative session includes bill S 553 which is a placeholder bill for proper oversight of sports betting.

  • Michigan introduced multiple bills in 2017 that were approved by state legislature, but ultimately vetoed by the state's governor. Bills as follows: H 4060, H 4261, and H 4926.

  • In April of 2018, Minnesota took a stab at introducing a sports betting bill, but the legislation adjourned in May without moving forward on the bill.

  • Missouri has a number of bills on the table which may pass in the 2019 legislative session: H 2320, H 2406, H 2535, S 767, S 1009, and S 1013.

  • Two Mississippi casinos owned by MGM Resorts accepted sports wagers on August 1, 2018. However, the Mississippi Gaming Commission ruled prior that all bets must take place in-person pending further legislation.

  • In early 2019, a new bill was introduced that would permit sports pools and tabs: S 25.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • North Dakota has two bills on the table for the 2019 legislative session: H 1254, and H 1295.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • New Hampshire introduced two bills that would legalize sports betting for the 2019 legislative session: H 480, and S 310.

  • New Jersey is credited by many as the state that opened the floodgates for the emerging USA sports betting market. NJ fought tooth and nail at every level in court before the US Supreme Court finally agreed that federal legislation PASPA should be repealed. NJ implemented sports betting on June 11, 2018.

  • On October 16, 2018, New Mexico's Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel accepted its first sports bet. While the state has not drafted specific sports betting legislation, a gaming compact with the state was made.

  • Las Vegas, Nevada is best known as being the hub of sports betting and casino gambling in the United States, but is no longer the only player in the market.

  • New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow is fighting to bring sports betting to New York. Bill A 3294 is co-sponsored by five Democrats.

  • Ohio has introduced placeholder bills expressing their intentions to legalize sports betting: H 717, and S 316.

  • Two bills were introduced in 2018 but did not move forward: H 3375, S 1175.

  • Oregon has long been one of the few states exempt from PASPA prior to its repeal, but a more expansive sports betting bill has been introduced: H 2288.

  • Pennsylvania approved sports betting legislation in October 2017 and the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race became the first casino in PA to offer sports betting.

  • Rhode Island became the eighth state to offer sports betting on November 21, 2018. Twin River Casino in Lincoln opened the first sportsbook in Rhode Island.

  • House Bill 3103 was introduced in 2017 but failed to materialize. New bill S 57 was introduced in 2019, along with H 3409, and study bill S 71.

  • South Dakota has SJR 2 on the table for the 2019 legislative session which proposes a constitutional amendment for sports betting.

  • Tennessee has introduced bills that would legalize sports betting via voter referendum: H 1, H 666, and S 16.

  • No sports betting expected within the next two years, though Texas introduced a 15-page bill on regulating sports betting on February 1, 2019: H 1275.

  • Utah has anti-gambling language in their state constitution. It is unlikely that Utah will offer sports betting in the near future.

  • Virginia introduced the "Virginia Lottery Law" in November of 2018 along with a number of related bills: H 1638, H 1890, H 2210, H 2536, S 1126, S 1238, and S 1356.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.

  • West Virginia became the fifth state to offer legal sports betting on August 30, 2018. Bettors inside state lines can wager on sports in-person and online.

  • State has laws prohibiting sports betting. Legislative action needed to repeal/amend prior to introducing sports betting bills.