Several states in the United States have adopted official betting. Some have gone the sportsbook route while others are taking the gambler route. The most comprehensive listing of sports betting laws and regulations can be found on the Gaming Commission website.
Connecticut took a longer route to launching an online sportsbook. The state’s sports betting regulation was delayed by a few years. Luckily for bettors, the state has a couple of sports teams in its portfolio, including the New York Jets and the New York Yankees.
Connecticut has a state-sponsored online sportsbook, powered by Rush Street Interactive. In addition to sports betting, the state also offers a few online casino games. Moreover, the state has a few official betting partners, including the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Cardinals. The Diamondbacks even have a partnership with Caesars Sportsbook Arizona.
Nevada, on the other hand, has a very small sports betting market. There are currently only 17 legal online sportsbooks. However, Nevada’s casinos are the largest taxpayers in the state. So, the state’s gambling industry is likely to grow in the coming years. In addition, a handful of operators were ready to go when the state decided to jump on the sports betting bandwagon. The state also boasts the biggest casino jackpot in the country.
The most recent state to legalize official betting is Iowa. This state is the most gambling friendly in the country. Several casinos have signed licensing deals to offer official betting, and the state’s legislature is considering allowing five land-based casinos.