USA Legal Sports Betting States, Sites & Revenue

With the ever-growing industry of legal sports betting in the United States, more and more states are adding legislation that allows for legal sports betting in their respective jurisdiction.

“Where can I bet on sports in the US, legally?” A question that bettors have all asked at some point, but an important one at that.

The following is a full chart of each state, and their updated status as far as sports betting goes. Included is whether or not a sports betting bill has been introduced in congress, whether or not a bill has passed, and launch dates for retail and/or mobile betting, varying by state.

 

 

Legal Online/Mobile Sport Betting Status By States

A look at the sports betting statuses of each of the 50 states and Washington, DC.

StateSports Betting Bill IntroducedSports Betting Bill PassedSports Betting Launch DateMobile Launch Date
AlabamaYesNo--
AlaskaNoNo--
ArizonaYesYesLate 2021Late 2021
ArkansasYesYesJuly 1, 2019-
CaliforniaYesNo--
ColoradoYesYes20202020
ConnecticutYesNo--
DelawareYesYesJune 1, 2018-
District of ColumbiaYesYes20212021
FloridaYesNo--
GeorgiaNoNo--
HawaiiYesNo--
IdahoNoNo--
IllinoisYesYesSummer 2020Summer 2020
IndianaYesYesSept 2019Oct. 1, 2019
IowaYesYesAugust 1, 2019Aug. 15, 2019
KansasYesNo--
KentuckyYesNo--
LouisianaYesYes20212021
MaineYesNo--
MarylandYesYes20212021
MassachusettsYesNo--
MichiganYesYes20212021
MinnesotaYesNo--
MississippiYesYesAugust 1, 2018-
MissouriYesNo--
MontanaYesYesOctober 1, 2019October 2019
NebraskaYesNo--
NevadaYesYes1949 (Grandfathered)
New HampshireYesYes20192019
New JerseyYesYesJune 14, 2018Aug. 1, 2018
New MexicoYesNoOct. 17, 2018 (Tribal Casino Only)-
New YorkYesYesJuly 17, 20192021
North CarolinaYesYesJuly 26, 2019-
North DakotaYesNo--
OhioYesNo--
OklahomaYesNo--
OregonYesYesAugust 27, 2019October 2019
PennsylvaniaYesYesNovember 17, 2019May 2019
Rhode IslandYesYesNovember 26, 20182020
South CarolinaYesNo--
South DakotaYesYes20212021
TennesseeYesYesSummer 2020September 2019
TexasYesNo--
UtahYesNo--
VermontYesNo--
VirginiaYesYes20212021
WashingtonYesYes2021-
West VirginiaYesYesAugust 30, 20182018
WisconsinNoNo--
WyomingYesYes20212021

 

USA Sports Betting Revenue By State

A chart that shows the sports betting revenue by state, total handle, and taxes generated.

StateBetting HandleBetting RevenueTaxes Generated
Arkansas$55,814,458$7,685,795$1,030,406
Colorado$1,779,207,287$109,430,551$4,492,674
Delaware$367,918,079$56,350,643$37,480,299
Illinois$2,973,967,641$208,833,858$33,712,887
Indiana$3,144,124,762$252,672,653$24,003,904
Iowa$1,242,044,933$93,418,553$6,356,833
Michigan$607,182,431$45,068,293$2,123,973
Mississippi$1,005,604,095$117,089,891$14,050,787
Nevada$13,881,507,631$870,535,000$58,761,113
New Hampshire$403,701,777$29,668,509$13,667,301
New Jersey$13,548,845,123$920,724,567$118,246,031
Oregon$328,054,511$29,554,089Not Reported
Pennsylvania$6,213,461,912$466,627,623$115,386,711
Rhode Island$555,425,715$48,178,105$24,570,834
Tennessee$699,944,523$61,944,908$12,343,918
Virginia$324,674,870$15,824,857$340,304
Washington DC$115,421,366$18,401,957$1,270,496
West Virginia$818,972,751$63,442,060$6,344,206

 

Delaware Sports Betting

The First State was also the first state to allow sports betting (other than Nevada), and has been live since June 2018. You can only wager at one of the state’s three casinos along with parlay cards at specific lottery retailers around the state. Online and mobile betting is legal and regulated, but there is no mobile betting offering as any app must be completed via the Delaware Lottery.

MonthTotal handleTotal revenueCombined holdState revenue
June 2018$7,003,725$875,21612.5%$437,609
July 2018$8,214,765$461,2265.6%$230,614
August 2018$8,018,354$822,73710.3%$457,984
September 2018$23,257,965$5,971,96125.7%$4,118,974
October 2018$21,231,427$1,640,5937.7%$1,299,481
November 2018$24,206,090$1,608,3376.6%$998,477
December 2018$23,419,539$4,272,22118.2%$2,989,387
January 2019$14,130,069$2,094,84014.8%$1,311,863
February 2019$8,709,205($475,771)-5.5%($438,047)
March 2019$10,483,128$1,643,04315.7%$821,072
April 2019$6,088,183$614,83910.1%$307,046
May 2019$5,920,766$405,2956.8%$202,247
June 2019$6,325,464$466,0187.4%$232,733
July 2019$3,920,974$507,19912.9%$253,516
August 2019$4,745,747$493,10610.4%$241,770
September 2019$18,781,406$4,425,64023.6%$3,123,828
October 2019$16,066,023$3,388,77621.1%$2,358,625
November 2019$16,850,854$3,014,64817.9%$2,167,507
December 2019$20,466,561$2,972,11814.5%$2,032,440
January 2020$11,187,011$1,995,98017.8%$1,190,481
February 2020$7,279,650($303,120)-4.2%($337,668)
March 2020$3,877,068$570,44214.7%$284,802
July 2020$209,282$12,1145.8%$6,058
August 2020$2,957,634$367,11612.4%$183,559
September 2020$12,439,302$1,972,19815.9%$1,402,669
October 2020$17,086,034$3,483,04520.4%$2,534,638
November 2020$19,510,093$5,901,51530.2%$4,437,584
December 2020$15,696,681$3,097,11519.7%$2,341,189
January 2021$15,649,254$2,491,09715.9%$1,553,487
February 2021$7,519,710$595,6807.9%$254,200
March 2021$6,666,115$965,41914.5%$482,174

 

Indiana Sports Betting

The Hoosier State has had live sports betting since September of 2019, and has had mobile and online betting since October 2019. One of the few states to offer both in-person and mobile betting in the US in 2019. In the states first three months, they have raised just short of $3M in tax revenue, and now generates quite the return for the state’s budget.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
September 2019$35,215,416$8,558,97424.3%$813,103
October 2019$91,697,393$11,538,53312.6%$1,096,161
November 2019$147,276,912$10,593,3217.2%$1,006,365
December 2019$161,808,924$12,068,1147.5%$1,146,471
January 2020$171,049,250$12,223,2227.1%$1,161,206
February 2020$187,186,221$10,381,9545.5%$986,286
March 2020$74,818,802$5,495,6407.3%$522,085
April 2020$26,304,128$1,559,8845.9%$148,189
May 2020$37,334,940$3,179,9688.5%$302,097
June 2020$29,783,580$2,922,1089.8%$277,601
July 2020$70,876,622$6,658,4659.4%$632,554
August 2020$169,018,238$9,834,8815.8%$934,314
September 2020$207,450,106$14,283,7026.9%$1,356,952
October 2020$230,932,251$21,098,4609.1%$2,004,354
November 2020$251,403,994$25,332,12010.1%$2,406,551
December 2020$313,112,474$24,306,6957.8%$2,309,136
January 2021$348,244,676$29,330,0698.4%$2,786,357
February 2021$273,893,073$16,955,9046.2%$1,610,811
March 2021$316,717,762$26,350,6398.3%$2,503,311

 

 

Iowa Sports Betting

In Iowa, sports betting has been live since August 2019. In the state, you can bet in-person and online on your favorite mobile devices, as both were rolled out simultaneously. Iowa is one of the leaders in sports betting across the country for mobile sportsbooks.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
August 2019$8,756,246$2,161,68825.2%$145,914
September 2019$38,528,921$4,956,34712.9%$334,553
October 2019$46,500,443$5,658,24312.2%$381,931
November 2019$59,344,806$3,599,7506.1%$242,983
December 2019$59,258,838$2,904,2574.9%$196,037
January 2020$58,027,141$3,234,7945.6%$218,349
February 2020$56,920,783$755,3341.3%$50,985
March 2020$19,576,985$1,171,1646.0%$79,171
April 2020$1,568,497$150,3319.6%$9,502
May 2020$6,976,637$501,0627.2%$32,111
June 2020$12,711,201$620,7404.9%$42,033
July 2020$22,859,622$2,244,0219.8%$151,919
August 2020$50,313,674$3,003,9036.0%$202,316
September 2020$72,397,241$5,167,8197.1%$348,828
October 2020$81,902,416$9,098,99511.1%$612,967
November 2020$87,169,919$8,144,0969.3%$549,726
December 2020$104,815,630$7,537,0047.2%$508,748
January 2021$149,524,789$11,343,3037.6%$765,673
February 2021$143,615,170$7,708,1485.4%$520,444
March 2021$161,439,561$13,454,1588.3%$908,011

 

Mississippi Sports Betting

In Mississippi, there are 25+ sportsbooks and has been live since 2018. You cannot bet online or on mobile devices unless you are “on campus” of the casinos. In person betting has been legal and live for the duration of the legislation. Despite being much larger than other states and having nearly 30 sportsbooks, Mississippi has earned FAR less in taxes. Mobile betting would help this state.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
August 2018$6,270,128$645,05710.3%$77,407
September 2018$31,770,270$5,503,79317.3%$660,455
October 2018$32,837,334$1,178,3433.6%$141,401
November 2018$44,499,883$1,674,2503.8%$200,910
December 2018$41,762,048$6,174,22414.8%$740,907
January 2019$35,190,774$2,793,2387.9%$335,189
February 2019$25,148,135$2,756,43911.0%$330,773
March 2019$32,421,264$4,898,72615.1%$587,847
April 2019$19,188,763$2,057,83410.7%$246,940
May 2019$17,438,288$1,191,9676.8%$143,036
June 2019$15,190,666$1,625,11310.7%$195,014
July 2019$13,383,383$1,053,7767.9%$126,453
August 2019$19,876,370$2,884,34814.5%$346,122
September 2019$37,870,989$5,631,58314.9%$675,790
October 2019$48,019,481$12,295,35725.6%$1,475,443
November 2019$56,369,036$3,784,0716.7%$454,088
December 2019$49,076,433$3,478,9197.1%$417,470
January 2020$45,190,371$4,637,96710.3%$556,556
February 2020$34,462,821$2,105,7806.1%$252,694
March 2020$10,749,403$648,6476.0%$77,838
April 2020N/AN/AN/AN/A
May 2020$236,503$87,69737.1%$10,524
June 2020$1,575,859-$62,231-3.9%N/A
July 2020$7,916,665$1,335,76316.9%$160,292
August 2020$40,489,135$3,748,7329.3%$449,848
September 2020$52,220,289$6,598,93112.6%$791,872
October 2020$61,192,425$8,769,60014.3%$1,052,352
November 2020$54,443,370$8,108,10214.9%$972,972
December 2020$55,298,807$7,762,54214.0%$931,505
January 2021$67,707,628$9,114,48313.5%$1,093,738
February 2021$47,807,574$4,606,8409.6%$552,821

 

Nevada Sports Betting

Nevada has been grandfathered in for as long as anyone alive can remember. Sports betting has been offered for decades, and people have routinely traveled to the state to place bets. Since other states have offered sports betting starting in June 2018, Nevada has still brought in a ton of money taxes. Mobile and in person betting is allowed in Nevada, who has just a 6.75% tax rate, which dwarfs other states. It is no longer known as the “king” state of sports betting, as New Jersey takes that crown.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
June 2018$286,548,295$20,173,0007.04%$1,361,678
July 2018$244,638,554$4,061,0001.66%$274,118
August 2018$247,622,790$12,604,0005.09%$850,770
September 2018$571,034,483$56,304,0009.86%$3,800,520
October 2018$528,568,873$29,547,0005.59%$1,994,423
November 2018$581,070,664$ 27,136,0004.67%$1,831,680
December 2018$561,859,873$ 44,106,0007.85%$2,977,155
January 2019$497,482,993$14,626,0002.94%$987,255
February 2019$458,591,549$ 35,816,0007.81%$2,417,580
March 2019$596,752,294$32,523,0005.45%$2,195,303
April 2019$328,121,212$21,656,0006.60%$1,461,780
May 2019$317,380,282$11,267,0003.55%$760,523
June 2019$322,077,670$16,587,0005.15%$1,119,623
July 2019$235,659,955$10,534,0004.47%$711,045
August 2019$287,757,296$18,733,0006.51%$1,264,478
September 2019$546,358,867$52,068,0007.39%$3,514,590
October 2019$543,552,781$47,887,0008.81%$3,232,373
November 2019$614,118,812$31,013,0005.05%$2,093,378
December 2019$571,179,245$36,327,0006.36%$2,452,073
January 2020$502,543,641$20,152,0004.01%$1,360,260
February 2020$489,105,725$38,064,0007.78%$2,569,320
March 2020$141,108,201$1,455,0001.03%$98,213
April-May 2020$56,263,737$2,669,0004.74%$180,158
June 2020$78,152,387-$483,000-0.62%N/A
July 2020$165,552,030$6,295,0003.80%$424,913
August 2020$474,948,414$16,985,0003.58%$1,146,488
September 2020$575,144,025$32,895,0005.72%$2,220,413
October 2020$659,899,331$42,388,0006.42%$2,861,190
November 2020$609,376,849$61,807,00010.14%$4,171,973
December 2020$588,486,999$41,113,0006.99%$2,775,128
January 2021$646,491,632$52,381,0008.10%$3,535,718
February 2021$554,058,173$31,846,0005.75%$2,149,605

 

New Jersey Sports Betting

Despite going live with betting after Delaware, New Jersey is seen as the “pioneer state” after Nevada. This is what happens when mobile betting is allowed, as New Jersey has had well over 80% of all bets placed via mobile applications or computers. The state of New Jersey is the betting capital of the United States, with an absurd amount of betting handle and revenue generated.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
June 2018$16,409,619$3,458,66821.1%$337,077
July 2018$40,682,237$3,845,8809.5%$377,015
August 2018$95,634,048$9,198,2729.6%$1,038,073
September 2018$183,948,404$23,775,36612.9%$2,883,517
October 2018$260,711,301$11,686,1194.5%$1,536,282
November 2018$330,748,563$21,243,8656.4%$2,730,521
December 2018$319,173,548$20,814,2226.5%$2,695,290
January 2019$385,279,662$18,777,5824.9%$2,532,619
February 2019$320,368,087$12,732,7404.0%$1,817,553
March 2019$372,451,342$31,669,3878.5%$4,180,051
April 2019$313,719,562$21,215,7476.8%$2,817,206
May 2019$318,940,677$15,536,3844.9%$2,135,704
June 2019$273,222,975$9,701,9253.6%$1,258,541
July 2019$251,371,272$17,884,7907.1%$2,367,745
August 2019$293,594,862$25,210,3428.6%$3,327,589
September 2019$445,563,503$37,883,3758.5%$5,017,875
October 2019$487,924,504$46,393,5379.5%$5,662,148
November 2019$562,675,543$32,895,5465.9%$4,460,461
December 2019$557,786,161$29,424,8845.3%$4,016,635
January 2020$540,113,452$53,561,6269.9%$7,328,175
February 2020$494,813,807$17,000,9283.4%$2,377,923
March 2020$181,908,529$13,181,1017.2%$1,732,276
April 2020$54,593,092$2,634,0504.8%$356,726
May 2020$117,821,281$9,912,0628.4%$1,303,244
June 2020$165,014,553$12,639,2827.7%$1,652,950
July 2020$315,118,805$29,551,9879.4%$3,671,891
August 2020$667,979,150$39,507,1815.9%$4,919,340
September 2020$748,588,349$45,083,1786.0%$5,604,501
October 2020$803,096,172$58,508,6477.3%$7,440,873
November 2020$931,620,415$50,554,5355.4%$6,233,822
December 2020$996,300,794$66,386,5166.7%$8,269,676
January 2021$958,717,526$82,640,9798.6%$10,362,389
February 2021$742,953,328$46,213,8646.2%$5,800,343

 

New Mexico Sports Betting

The only sports betting offerings in New Mexico are at tribal casinos, and those numbers are not available.

 

New York Sports Betting

You could not bet via mobile devices in New York as of early 2021 but that changed in 2021. The only retail sportsbooks offered in the state are upstate and some tribal casinos. The state will rival New Jersey and Nevada in terms of betting handle, as mobile betting has unlocked a massive sports population.

MonthRevenueTaxes
July 2019$349,468$34,947
August 2019$828,152$82,815
September 2019$2,283,865$228,387
October 2019$2,233,227$223,323
November 2019$1,308,296$130,830
December 2019$780,418$78,042
January 2020$1,943,361$194,336
February 2020-$179,593$ -
March 2020$99,514$9,951
September 2020$1,403,543$140,354
October 2020$2,623,464$262,346
November 2020$2,619,676$261,968
December 2020$2,258,771$225,877
January 2021$3,569,855$356,986

 

Oregon Sports Betting

The state of Oregon has been live in sports betting since August of 2019, but that was only tribal casinos. The state lottery began to offer its own platform for all residents in October of 2019. The table below does not include tribal sports betting numbers, but does include all from the application created by the Oregon Lottery.

MonthHandleRevenueHold
October 2019$5,605,244$220,3963.9%
November 2019$17,115,416$960,7145.6%
December 2019$22,551,453$1,743,2317.7%
January 2020$21,151,604$1,773,7578.4%
February 2020$20,899,825$1,481,1977.1%
March 2020$9,007,680$937,75010.4%
April 2020$4,430,648$392,7678.9%
May 2020$7,290,190$598,0618.2%
June 2020$7,921,864$777,9039.8%
July 2020$14,042,425$1,003,0377.1%
August 2020$25,845,403$1,662,4066.4%
September 2020$26,174,303$1,527,2435.8%
October 2020$29,455,228$2,751,1479.3%
November 2020$25,039,884$4,116,31416.4%
December 2020$26,987,303$3,050,78511.3%
January 2021$34,935,891$3,872,60411.1%
February 2021$29,600,150$2,684,7779.1%

 

Pennsylvania Sports Betting

The Keystone State makes a ton of money on taxes for sports betting, with an incredibly high tax rate of 36% plus a $10M licensing fee, any casino that looks to operate in Pennsylvania will be paying a hefty fee to offer to one of the largest betting demographics in the United States. Since going live in November 2018, and mobile betting activated in May of 2019, PA brought in the most money in taxes of any state. Local PA sports blog Crossing Broad offers a list of the best sports betting sites available in PA.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
November 2018$1,414,587$508,99736.0%$183,239
December 2018$16,173,090$2,007,59212.4%$722,733
January 2019$32,011,839$2,607,2158.1%$938,597
February 2019$31,500,742$1,946,8176.2%$700,854
March 2019$44,527,575$5,519,34012.4%$1,986,962
April 2019$36,769,145$4,221,48211.5%$1,519,734
May 2019$35,934,215$2,861,8528.0%$1,030,267
June 2019$46,334,244$3,126,3806.8%$740,455
July 2019$59,331,959$5,079,6338.6%$1,026,769
August 2019$109,038,051$9,887,7389.1%$2,201,406
September 2019$194,504,622$19,334,8169.9%$5,359,994
October 2019$241,186,066$19,116,7777.9%$5,381,370
November 2019$316,468,264$20,570,7726.5%$5,299,447
December 2019$342,560,389$17,459,0915.1%$4,094,813
January 2020$348,381,708$31,580,8039.1%$8,222,829
February 2020$329,765,782$11,432,0973.5%$1,700,0911
March 2020$131,330,059$8,606,1206.6%$2,480,132
April 2020$46,015,988$3,202,6807.0%$1,038,050
May 2020$77,510,033$5,918,6977.6%$1,738,436
June 2020$89,002,562$7,959,7908.9%$2,397,657
July 2020$164,782,229$13,651,8658.3%$2,933,093
August 2020$364,985,422$27,593,6777.6%$6,578,668
September 2020$462,787,392$18,277,5663.9%$2,257,158
October 2020$525,802,524$47,834,6479.1%$13,239,694
November 2020$491,910,713$48,500,4439.9%$11,226,836
December 2020$548,590,065$45,344,3488.3%$12,261,434
January 2021$615,294,827$49,305,2688.0%$12,229,343
February 2021$509,547,820$33,171,1206.5%$5,896,731

 

Rhode Island Sports Betting

The smallest state in the US offered sports betting in November of 2018, but there is no “taxes” in the state as Rhode Island elected to receive a share of revenue, rather than taxing it.

Mobile sports betting is legal, and Rhode Island has taken home millions in revenue.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldState Revenue
November 2018$682,714$72,99710.7%$37,228
December 2018$13,087,999$957,9137.3%$488,536
January 2019$19,051,125$159,9780.8%$81,589
February 2019$20,686,618-$890,623-4.3%-$454,218
March 2019$23,582,716$1,548,2306.6%$789,597
April 2019$16,859,818$1,970,11011.7%$1,004,756
May 2019$18,900,152$899,1654.8%$458,574
June 2019$14,736,667$2,149,99914.6%$1,096,499
July 2019$8,321,947$827,5799.9%$422,065
August 2019$10,060,066$851,7888.5%$434,412
September 2019$22,195,789$2,516,05911.3%$1,283,190
October 2019$28,281,024$2,457,1368.7%$1,253,139
November 2019$31,465,062$2,745,5188.7%$1,400,214
December 2019$31,670,511$2,571,7558.1%$1,311,595
January 2020$26,939,692$3,279,24112.2%$1,672,413
February 2020$28,147,862$2,323,4328.3%$1,184,950
March 2020$8,949,157$841,7679.4%$429,301
April 2020$591,377$27,3814.6%$13,964
May 2020$1,533,114$163,47210.7%$83,371
June 2020$2,032,803$101,3285.0%$51,677
July 2020$6,738,626$351,4255.2%$179,227
August 2020$23,116,965$1,423,3916.2%$725,929
September 2020$31,293,150$2,352,7887.5%$1,199,922
October 2020$34,704,413$4,388,84112.6%$2,238,309
November 2020$35,098,445$6,281,32117.9%$3,203,474
December 2020$22,770,472$2,533,09011.1%$1,291,876
January 2021$39,817,327$3,717,2009.3%$1,895,772
February 2021$34,110,104$1,555,8244.6%$793,470

 

 

West Virginia Sports Betting

West Virginia has been ready for sports betting for quite awhile, as one of the first to pass the law to allow betting in the state. Mobile and in-person betting can occur in the state, and West Virginia has taken nearly a billion dollars in bets.

MonthTotal handleTotal revenueHoldTaxes
September 2018$7,322,255$2,129,23529.1%$212,924
October 2018$9,735,874$1,010,24610.4%$101,025
November 2018$16,045,602$1,161,3757.2%$116,138
December 2018$13,322,131$2,247,15216.9%$224,715
January 2019$22,431,187$1,746,2337.8%$174,623
February 2019$16,609,597$171,0891.0%$17,109
March 2019$13,850,999$1,597,52111.5%$159,752
April 2019$10,334,722$554,8805.4%$55,488
May 2019$10,704,030$937,0658.8%$93,707
June 2019$7,634,979$379,2285.0%$37,923
July 2019$5,851,318$682,21311.7%$68,221
August 2019$12,656,911$1,549,58512.2%$154,959
September 2019$25,620,078$3,755,76014.7%$375,576
October 2019$37,022,626$3,156,8308.5%$315,683
November 2019$32,968,353$2,289,0566.9%$228,906
December 2019$30,342,334$2,322,9157.7%$232,292
January 2020$44,253,798$3,651,2738.3%$365,127
February 2020$39,618,767-$626,470-1.6%-$62,647
March 2020$14,705,300$1,101,4547.5%$110,145
April 2020$2,965,302$155,0585.2%$15,506
May 2020$4,971,928$541,18810.9%$54,119
June 2020$6,338,618$567,8369.0%$56,784
July 2020$15,853,463$1,573,8459.9%$157,385
August 2020$45,897,001$2,337,2295.1%$233,723
September 2020$76,951,429$4,603,8116.0%$460,381
October 2020$44,633,016$3,742,7798.4%$374,278
November 2020$48,532,442$4,407,5769.1%$440,758
December 2020$70,134,202$6,466,1329.2%$646,613
January 2021$50,700,483$3,976,3587.8%$397,636
February 2021$38,212,775$1,364,1613.6%$115,954
March 2021$42,751,230$3,889,4479.1%$330,603

 

Arkansas Sports Betting

Arkansas is new to sports betting compared to other states in the first rush, but as one of the few southern states to offer in the beginning of the sports betting “boom”, they have done quite well. Mobile betting would help this state, as well.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
July 2019$416,160$76,88518.5%$9,995
August 2019$778,249$58,8587.6%$7,652
September 2019$2,252,196$183,0448.1%$23,796
October 2019$2,216,369$380,00617.1%$49,401
November 2019$2,978,235$181,4976.1%$23,595
December 2019$2,633,806$455,36817.3%$59,198
January 2020$2,587,732$254,8119.8%$33,263
February 2020$4,294,366$411,5899.6%$67,494
March 2020$1,588,403$222,37314.0%$38,310
April 2020$ -$ ---$ -
May 2020$509($115,000)-22.6%($15)
June 2020$1,189$100.8%$1
July 2020$179,315($19,633)-10.9%($2,552)
August 2020$1,008,992$69,6256.9%$9,051
September 2020$3,958,748$397,09510.0%$51,622
October 2020$6,559,859$940,51414.3%$122,267
November 2020$6,288,249$975,98415.5%$126,878
December 2020$6,415,446$1,054,27216.4%$137,055
January 2021$7,187,194$1,388,25819.3%$180,474
February 2021$4,469,442$655,35614.7%$92,922

 

Colorado Sports Betting

After launching in 2020, Colorado has become one of the sports betting havens of the United States. With a ton of licenses available, many operators have entered the state which gives bettors plenty of choices to wager.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
May 2020$25,621,762$2,565,72910.0%$96,538
June 2020$38,136,949$3,484,0149.1%$217,023
July 2020$59,183,620$5,196,5998.8%$241,867
August 2020$128,646,209$7,519,5995.9%$189,462
September 2020$207,655,943$4,166,3342.0%$69,772
October 2020$210,719,821$17,402,4098.3%$824,700
November 2020$231,238,842$18,354,6557.9%$793,820
December 2020$284,551,472$17,151,8676.0%$531,490
January 2021$326,903,462$23,144,5357.1%$1,195,774
February 2021$266,549,207$10,444,8103.9%$332,227

 

 

Illinois Sports Betting

The pandemic of 2020/2021 was oddly the same time that sports betting launched in Illinois. They changed their law requiring in-person registration for a short period of time which caused a massive boom in the legal sports betting handle in the state. Illinois is a top-tier state in terms of revenue with a massive sports betting population.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
March 2020$997,739$72,0287.2%$12,242
April 2020$ -$ -N/A$ -
May 2020$ -$ -N/A$ -
June 2020$8,281,803$368,6514.5%$59,446
July 2020$52,524,820$3,623,9856.9%$585,623
August 2020$140,065,649$7,233,3605.2%$1,176,754
September 2020$305,222,938$6,837,2892.2%$1,107,906
October 2020$434,567,103$42,200,3009.7%$6,807,284
November 2020$449,239,162$41,286,0279.2%$6,618,259
December 2020$491,720,536$23,873,1524.9%$3,823,629
January 2021$581,553,300$47,945,2988.2%$7,670,847
February 2021$509,794,592$35,393,7686.9%$5,850,897

 

 

Michigan Sports Betting

Michigan launched with Barstool Sportsbook and BetMGM, and it will surely rival some of the top sports betting states around as other platforms entered the state as well.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
March 2020$593,956$105,54817.8%$8,866
April 2020$ -$ ---$ -
May 2020$ -$ ---$ -
June 2020$ -$ ---$ -
July 2020$ -$ ---$ -
August 2020$15,744,256$1,977,05212.6%$166,072
September 2020$33,503,929$4,376,40713.1%$367,618
October 2020$46,120,824$7,596,97216.5%$638,146
November 2020$25,080,140$2,337,6389.3%$196,362
December 2020$9,720,393$1,883,24019.4%$158,192
January 2021$150,849,896$17,396,14411.5%$452,998
February 2021$325,569,037$9,395,2922.9%$151,884

 

 

New Hampshire Sports Betting

The state of New Hampshire only allows bettors to use DraftKings Sportsbook with how the rules are written, but bettors in the state have been able to wager since 2019.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldState share
December 2019$360,726$44,75912.4%$19,403
January 2020$16,834,974$1,643,7939.8%$713,311
February 2020$22,130,928$1,359,3956.1%$613,679
March 2020$8,768,769$818,6059.3%$394,229
April 2020$3,774,668$262,3937.0%$126,090
May 2020$7,180,450$424,9475.9%$187,743
June 2020$8,138,772$691,1038.5%$313,156
July 2020$11,623,208$1,268,68810.9%$602,156
August 2020$27,496,050$1,367,5165.0%$607,910
September 2020$41,373,620$2,290,3645.5%$990,885
October 2020$47,055,486$4,203,8758.9%$2,001,597
November 2020$46,523,447$4,770,45910.3%$2,323,843
December 2020$51,649,897$4,537,6538.8%$2,137,406
January 2021$59,795,433$4,197,0297.0%$1,866,506
February 2021$50,995,349$1,787,9303.5%$768,387

 

 

Tennessee Sports Betting

Tennessee is one of the newer states in relation to others in the US, as they launched in late 2020. As a large state with a heavy sports-driven population, it is one of the better states in terms of producing sports betting revenue.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
November 2020$131,444,523$13,244,90810.1%$2,363,918
December 2020$180,900,000$13,900,0007.7%$3,080,000
January 2021$211,300,000$21,800,00010.3%$4,300,000
February 2021$176,300,000$13,000,0007.4%$2,600,000

 

 

Virginia Sports Betting

Virginia was a surprise state to launch sports betting, but has been taking bets since early 2021 when FanDuel launched in the state. Given the proximity to many professional sports teams, Virginia sports betting is one to keep an eye on as the platform choices expand.

MonthHandleRevenueHoldTaxes
January 2021$58,896,564$3,586,0776.1%$39,710
February 2021$265,778,306$12,238,7804.6%$300,594

 

LEGAL SPORTS BETTING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Which states have legalized sports betting?

Sports betting in the United States is now legal in the following states: NV, NJ, PA, DE, RI, WV, MS, NM, NY, AR, OR, IA, IN, MT, TN, IL, NH, NC, CO, MI, VA, DC.

Which states have legal online sports betting?

Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, Virginia, Illinois.

Which states have the most revenue from sports betting?

Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are top states for sports betting revenue.