Although it took a while to happen, many states in the US have now legalized sports betting, much to the excitement of many sports betting operators and casinos. This is big news to the American betting industry, as a considerable number of opportunities have now arisen.
The US Supreme Court struck down the federal law back in May, meaning that the various states were free to choose whether or not they wanted to legalize sports betting.
Our friends from a casino review site called NJgames have prepared an infographic analyzing the US betting market and future trends. The infographic you’ll find below is basically a rundown on where does each state stand when it comes to sports betting and gambling in general.
New Jersey was the state that initially challenged the federal law on this matter, and they were one of the first to legalize this sort of gambling after the federal law had been dashed. After it was formally legalized in June, the first bets came just a few days later!
Delaware was the first state outside of Nevada to have legal game wagering. However, at the moment, it is only permitted in the state’s three racetrack casinos. Nevada, of course, has had legal betting for decades thanks to the many casinos in Las Vegas.
If you want to know more about the brave new world of sports betting, and what it could mean for both the sports and gambling industry in the US, take a looked at the fact-filled infographic below.