There was a National ban on sports Gambling in the United States from 1992 to 2018 Beneath the Skilled and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).
The 1992 law granted immunity to four countries that had previously permitted sports gambling inside their boundaries. Those states are Nevada, Delaware, Oregon, and Montana.
New Jersey’s state contested the legality of PASPA. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in late 2017. On May 14, SCOTUS issued a decision reversing the ban, striking down PASPA in full by a vote of 6-3. Thanks to the decision, These countries now offer legal sports gambling:
Delaware — Launched June 5, 2018
Sports Betting at New Jersey — Launched June 14, 2018
Mississippi — Launched Aug. 1, 2018
West Virginia — Launched Aug. 30, 2018
Sports Betting in Pennsylvania — Launched Nov. 16, 2018
Rhode Island — Launched Nov. 26, 2018
Arkansas — Launched July 1, 2019
States that have passed sports gambling legislation, but haven’t launched it yet:
Tennessee — April 30, 2019
Montana — May 3, 2019
Indiana — May 8, 2019 (get a full FAQ here)
Iowa — May 13, 2019
Illinois — June 2, 2019
Delaware was actually the first into the expanded marketplace. The state used the current sports betting law on its publications, established single-game wagering regulations, and began taking stakes on June 5, 2018.
A property in New Mexico also started booking legal wagers on Oct. 16. Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel signed a deal with USBookmaking in early October to launch a sportsbook.
What makes New Mexico an intriguing case is that Santa Ana is a tribal home. Mississippi was the first state to start tribal sports betting, but it was performed in tandem with a state legislation. In Santa Ana’s case, sports betting is still prohibited everywhere in the state, but the tribe can accept stakes on its land.
The Pueblo of Santa Ana Gambling Regulatory Commission regulates the casino wagers.