Online sports betting has become an integral part of the American gaming experience. The sports betting market in the United States has grown rapidly. Currently, there are at least a dozen states that offer online betting options. While some haven’t made progress toward legalizing the practice, a few more are expected to come online in the near future.
Some of the states that currently have sports betting options offer more than others. Connecticut, for example, allows for retail online gambling. New York has a couple of options as well. In addition to online, there are also three retail sportsbooks to choose from in the Empire State.
Nevada is home to more than a dozen online sportsbooks. However, the state doesn’t allow mobile sports betting. Until recently, you could only place bets at land-based casinos in the state.
Pennsylvania has a pair of online sportsbooks. As for the state that hasn’t yet passed legislation to legalize sports betting, that would be North Dakota.
Maryland is one of the most recent states to pass sports betting legislation. This state is home to the Capitals, who have played in the Stanley Cup two times.
Maryland voters passed a bill in December 2021 that permits state-regulated sports betting. It is expected to be a moneymaker for the state. Although the legislature has not officially determined a launch date for the service, it is a safe bet that it will debut in the near future.