It was over two years since the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992. Until now, there are over 20 states legalizing the sports betting within their borders, and 17 states are already regulating local sports betting. It is expected that more states will legalize the regulations in the near future.
Each state has different regulations on sports betting. Some states only permit in-person betting, while most states allow both in-person and online sports betting. It means that people can travel to casinos and bookies to place their bets.
For example, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Montana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Rhode Island, and West Virginia are states which allow for legal sports betting.
Meanwhile, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia have already legalized sports betting and are waiting to launch betting operations. However, Tennessee is still working on revising the final regulations on the sports betting implementation. Notably, this state only allows legalized online sports betting.
It is different from New York, which only allows in-person sports betting. It is hard to tell whether mobile or online sports betting will be permitted in this state as the state government has not made legalized it yet. However, many people hope for a change, saying that mobile betting is now a preferred option for many.
New Jersey is proof of this situation as about 80%-90% of the state’s revenue from betting comes from the online market. Some reports showed that punters from New York are traveling to New Jersey to place their bets with their mobile devices. It is still a better option for sports betting players than driving to a licensed betting casino in New York./.