The US Supreme Court struck down PASPA in 2018 opening the door for individual states to make sports betting legal. Currently, 35 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized and offer sports betting. Each of these states follow rigorous licensing regimes and a number of additional regulations to ensure game integrity and consumer protection.
Pennsylvania was one of the first to roll out retail and online options. SugarHouse, DraftKings and BetRivers are among the top sportsbooks in the state. Indiana legalized in 2019, and the first retail and online options launched in September of that year. The state also allows for mobile sports betting.
Kentucky has been taking bets in person since 2023, while online sports betting launched on Sept. 7. Eight online sportsbooks are available in the state, including DraftKings and FanDuel.
Ohio was the second state to launch legal sports betting, in both retail and online form, with sites launching in December 2021. Eight online sportsbooks are available in the state, primarily through the iGaming platform of BetMGM.
The newest sportsbook in the US is Hard Rock Bet, which was named after its owner and launched on March 1 in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. Its app features a sleek interface and a variety of wagering options, including a large offering of player prop bets. The brand is owned by Seminole Tribe of Florida and operates under a license in these states. In addition, Hard Rock Bet is a licensed partner of the NFL and offers an official NFL betting market on its app.