Mississippi became the fourth state in the United States to launch sports betting operations on August 1, 2018, when Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica Resorts and Beau Rivage in Biloxi started taking wagers. On August 30, West Virginia became the fifth state to launch sports betting, with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the first casino to offer sports betting. New Mexico became the sixth state to offer sports betting on October 16, 2018, with the launch of sports betting at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.
However, that number really needs to be significantly higher to make up for the loss of patronage. Sports betting is a new category of gaming that would be a new venture for many states. If the current law is changed, this would bring a new challenge to tribal gaming.
Is any type of sports wagering legal?
The agreement describes issues like what types of games will be offered, tax payments, regulations, and more. It is uncertain what type of gaming category that the sports betting would fall under and if that would be approved by the state. If it is not approved by the state, then the tribes cannot operate that type of gaming. If the court sides with New Jersey, then tribes and states would have the right to approve sports betting. If California’s future sports wagering legislation requires in-person registration, you’ll also need to drive to the casino with which your sportsbook is partnered and have them verify your identity before registration finishes. With luck, California legislators will require this, and you’ll be able to complete the registration process entirely from the comfort of your own couch. California could have four sports bettingballots in the November 2022 referendum, and one industry expert said it won’t be long until sports gambling is legal.