Currently, nearly half of the states in the United States are legalizing online sports betting. While the legality of betting on sports is a subject of contention, these states are well-equipped to offer fans a variety of options.
Nevada has a monopoly on in-person betting, but the state is a relative laggard when it comes to online sports betting. There are currently six retail locations open in Nevada, but the state’s small population and sparse economy haven’t piqued the interest of major betting operators.
New Jersey has more than 20 online sportsbooks. The state also has two of the country’s four major professional American sports leagues. This is a boon to the state’s overall well-being.
While sports betting is legal in New Hampshire, it’s still a small market with limited betting options. However, with the state’s legalization of online wagering, the future is bright.
Massachusetts is a likely target for the next big sports betting movement. If the state launches its mobile betting system, New Hampshire may suffer. Currently, sports betting isn’t legal in California. However, there are plans to launch online betting at several California casinos in the near future.
Maryland’s online sports betting market has a strange soft launch period. Operators went off all day Monday and Tuesday before relaunching Wednesday at 9 a.m. ET. However, the state’s operators did a surprisingly good job of launching the newest state-regulated betting system.
Delaware is a small state with a lottery-run sports betting market. The state’s revenue numbers are unimpressive, though. The state’s lottery also has a limited number of operators.