Press Release

Assessing State Sports Betting Structures

In the four years since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to set their own laws regarding sports betting, the majority of states have enacted legislation legalizing gambling on sports. In a new insight, Director of Regulatory Policy Dan Bosch provides an update to past AAF analysis on the different state sports betting regimes and assesses which models seem to be working – and which do not.

Key points:

  • The number of states with legalized sports betting continues to grow, with 33 states and the District of Columbia enacting enabling laws.
  • Because there are no federal laws standardizing sports betting, states are experimenting with a multitude of regime structures and no two states have identical setups.
  • While the legalized sports betting industry is still in its early days, initial assessments show benefits to both states and bettors in states where a competitive marketplace has been established and internet and mobile betting is allowed.

Read the analysis