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What States Allow Online Gambling

Online gambling has been steadily gaining traction across the U.S. Since legal sports betting and casino games are only currently offered legally in certain states, this article will explore which states allow legal online gambling with particular attention paid to which games can be found in each jurisdiction. We’ll also touch upon some states expected to legalize casino gaming soon enough.

Nevada currently leads the pack when it comes to state-regulated online gambling options, with DraftKings Casino and FanDuel Sportsbook both operating in its market, while BetMGM and Caesars operate here as well. Furthermore, Nevada boasts many physical casinos as well.

New Jersey was the pioneer state to launch legal online casino gaming in February 2013. While its launch wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, New Jersey set the precedent for other states across the nation to follow. More recently, Pennsylvania joined New Jersey and launched their iGaming market on March 20, 2021, with DraftKings and BetMGM teaming up with local casinos to provide wagers to Pennsylvania residents.

Colorado has been slow to adopt legislation regarding online gambling, though sports betting was legalized this year. With more than 30 land-based casinos and racetracks operating within its borders, it would make sense for Colorado’s next stage of iGaming evolution to include casino gaming.

Arkansas hosts several tribal casinos for residents to gamble at in person, but does not permit online casino gambling. A bill to change this was proposed in 2023 but failed to pass in its legislature.

Montana stands out as an extremely restrictive state when it comes to gambling, with both online sports betting and casino gaming being prohibited altogether. Though physical casinos exist here, even they are not permitted to provide table games.

Florida may boast numerous tribal casinos for residents to gamble at, yet has been resistant to legalizing online casino gambling. While several efforts have been made over recent years to legalize iGaming in Florida, legalization seems unlikely anytime soon.

Mississippi currently offers 23 retail casinos to its residents but does not permit online casino gambling. Numerous attempts have been made to introduce legislation allowing for this change; all have failed in their attempts.

As the iGaming industry expands, many experts anticipate more states following suit in coming years, particularly as more progressive-minded lawmakers enter office. While conservative states might remain opposed, eventually all 50 U.S. states could legalize gambling – for more information regarding US gambling laws please consult a licensed attorney.