Alabama Sports Betting

Alabama sports betting

Alabama sports betting is becoming a hot topic in the Yellowhammer State. However, there is still a long road ahead before the path is clear to legalize real-money sports betting apps. As far as when this will happen, the answer remains TDB.

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Alabama Sports Betting

Alabama’s legalization of sports betting apps remains a work in progress. As of February, the House voted in favor of HB 151 by a 70-32 vote. Along with HB 152, online and retail sportsbooks will be approved. The bills still need Senate approval and a constitutional amendment to clear the legalization path for the best sports betting sites.

We will update this page as new information becomes available, including details regarding potential operators looking to join the Alabama sports betting market. 

Alabama Info What We Know
Alabama Sports Betting Illegal
Launch DateTBD
Sports Betting AppsTBD
DFS Yes
Horse Racing Yes
College Sports Wagering TBD
Legal Betting Age Most likely 21+

Can You bet on sports in Alabama?

Legal Age: It’s expected that bettors aged 21+ will be permitted to place sports wagers in Alabama.Mobile Betting Apps: Currently, there is no AL legislation regarding Alabama sports betting licenses or sportsbook apps, as the market is illegal. Remote Registration: It seems reasonable that remote registration will be available if Alabama approves mobile sports betting apps.
Within State Lines: If approved, sports bettors must be located within state lines To legally wager using an Alabama sports betting app.  bettors will need to be within state lines. Apps will use geolocation services to determine a bettor’s location.Retail Sportsbooks: Retail sportsbooks could eventually launch in AL. Alabama is home to three tribal casinos owned by the Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama. Taxable Winnings: Gambling winnings are taxed at 6% in Alabama. Winnings of over $5,000 will be subject to a federal tax rate of 24%.

Alabama Sports Betting Timeline

Below are some key moments in Alabama’s sports betting timeline:

  • Feb. 15, 2024: Alabama sports betting Bill HB 151 and HB 152, focusing on expanded gambling within the state, advance out of the House. 
  • Jan. 11, 2024: Nick Saban retires as the Crimson Tide’s football coach after 17 seasons and six national championships in Tuscaloosa.
  • Jan. 1, 2024: No. 4 Alabama loses to eventual national champion Michigan in the CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl (27-20 in double overtime). 
  • May 1, 2023: Any plans to legalize Alabama sports betting remained on hold because no bill was introduced during the 2023 session.
  • March 24, 2023: Alabama, the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region, is eliminated in the Sweet 16 by San Diego State, 71-64. 

Will Sports Betting Promos Be Available in Al?

Once the guidelines are set, sportsbooks like BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel, and others will decide whether or not they will invest in the market. Initial sports betting promos, such as Bonus Bets, could be available during the pre-launch sign-up period. 

POTENTIAL FUTURE Alabama SPORTS BETTING APPS

Since it’s still extremely early in the Alabama sports betting game, operators are not talking about the market yet. Looking at legal online sports betting jurisdictions across the US, we will speculate which operators are likely candidates to consider the Alabama market. 

DraftKings Alabama

The DK DFS product is available in Alabama, so adding an online sportsbook would be a logical next step. Besides giving DraftKings the ability to convert the current customer base into sports bettors, the brand continues to expand into new markets like Kentucky and Vermont. 

FanDuel Alabama

FanDuel is another brand with an established customer base from its daily fantasy sports offering. Being one of the top sportsbook operators in North America, there is no doubt FanDuel will be a serious contender to launch an Alabama sports betting product if and when the market becomes legal.

BetMGM Alabama

BetMGM is an established and successful sports betting brand that is available across the US. Having one of the biggest names in the gambling industry also helps. The strong brand recognition includes having Kevin Garnett, Jamie Foxx, Tom Brady and others appear in commercials.

Caesars Alabama

The global gaming giant is constantly evaluating potential new sports betting markets. Besides having strong name recognition, sportsbook customers have the ability to earn Caesars Rewards tier credits from their college football and March Madness bets. 

HOW TO DOWNLOAD Alabama SPORTS BETTING APPS

Once Alabama online sports betting launches, users can expect the registration and deposit process to be seamless for new and experienced bettors. Follow the steps below, and you’ll start making legal real money wagers in minutes. 

1. Select the sportsbook app you want to download

Once Alabama sports betting is live, online sportsbooks will be available for download. We will include links on this page to help users begin the download process. 

iOS users will eventually find Alabama sports betting apps in the App Store. Click on “get” then “open.” Android users will need to go through the Google Play store. You will need to click “install.”

2. Register for an account

Like in Kentucky and Tennessee, where online sports betting is legal, registering should only take a few minutes. You should be prepared to provide the following information when signing up for an Alabama sports betting account:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Home Address
  • DOB
  • Gender
  • Last four digits of SSN
  • Create a password

3. Set up two-factor authentication

Regulated online sportsbooks require users to set up two-factor authentication, and in the process, will provide an extra layer of protecting a player’s account and reduce fraud risk. After logging in, customers will be asked to enter a unique six-digit code provided via an authenticator app or text message.

4. Claim your new user offer and enter promo code

Once Alabama sports betting gets closer to its launch date, TheLines’ sportsbook promo codes page will be your source for finding the best sign-up offers available to new users, including bonus bets or bet credits. These deals are usually only available with your initial deposit, so it’s important to look over the available offers when registering for an account. Sportsbooks often have a playthrough requirement before site credits or bonus funds can be withdrawn. Bonus Bets will have an expiration date after they appear in your account. 

5. Deposit funds

Expect Alabama sportsbooks to offer numerous deposit methods that can be completed minus the stress. Common options in other jurisdictions include:

  • Credit/debit card
  • ACH
  • PayPal
  • Gift card
  • Venmo
  • ApplePay

In most cases, your funds will appear in your wallet almost immediately. The minimum deposit amount is usually $10. Before using a credit card to bet on sports, it’s a good idea to research whether or not you will not be hit with any cash advance fees.

An ACH acts like a direct deposit into your account from your bank account. Other quick, fast options include PayPal and Venmo.

6. Place a wager

Now it’s time to have some fun with Alabama sports betting. The moneyline (picking the winner of a game or match), point spread (selected team needs to win by a set amount of points), and over/under or total (the final score must fall over/under the total number) are three of the most common types of wagers. For those new to sports betting, don’t worry about risking $100 for Alabama to cover the spread versus Georgia, as bets can be in the $5 to $10 range.  

7. Withdraw winning funds

When it comes time to collect your winnings from an Alabama sports betting app, in most cases, the process can be completed via your deposit method. Additionally, most deposit options listed above can be used for withdrawals. Sportsbooks will list the minimum amount of funds customers can take out. Refer to our fastest payouts page to see if instant withdrawals are available via your sportsbook of choice. 

What can you bet on in Alabama? 

Once wagering in Alabama is approved via legislative branches and a public vote, the Alabama Gaming Commission will create a list of approved sports betting events. We expect Super Bowl betting and College Football National Championship odds will be included. Guidelines regarding betting on in-state teams such as the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers are still to be determined.  

The list below will be updated once Alabama finalizes its sports betting rules and regulations. 

Event Yes/No
NFL betting TBD
NBA betting TBD
MLB betting TBD
NHL betting TBD
NCAA basketball TBD
NCAA football TBD
NASCAR racing TBD
PGA Tour TBD
MMA TBD
Presidential ElectionsNo
Auburn University GamesTBD
Crimson Tide in CFPTBD
High School Sports No

Popular Sports Teams In Alabama

Like Mississippi, Arkansas, and South Carolina, Alabama has no major pro sports teams. However, if and when sports betting becomes legal, Alabama will still offer NFL betting odds and March Madness betting

College Sports Teams In Alabama

The Heart of Dixie is home to several top Division I schools, including the Alabama, Auburn, and UAB-Birmingham. 

WHY GEOLOCATION IS IMPORTANT FOR Alabama SPORTS BETTING APPS

Every Alabama sports betting app will use geolocation technology to confirm you’re located within state lines when placing a wager. This means if you are using a sportsbook with an Alabama license, bets will not be accepted if you try placing them from Georgia. 

Alabama SPORTS BETTING RULES AND REGULATIONS

As of early 2024, potential sports betting rules and regulations are TDD. This includes age restrictions. If and when legislators and voters clear the current hurdles to legalize Alabama sports betting, several more steps will need to be completed before sportsbook apps can go live.

RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING IN Alabama

Once the market becomes legal, you can expect sports betting apps in Alabama will have several responsible gambling tools, including:

  • Access the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) website.
  • The National Problem Gambling Helpline Network is available 24/7. The toll-free helpline is 800-522-4700.
  • Gamblers Anonymous – another national self-help organization with a 12-step program centered around helping individuals address problem gambling.
  • Alabama Council on Compulsive Gambling also has several resources available, including counseling services and workshops. Additional information is available via the organization’s website.
  • We also expect Alabama sports betting apps will be required to include the Responsible Gambling logo. This will verify the app is approved and being monitored by state regulators. Illegal offshore operators do not offer the same level of protection.

AL sportsbook apps + RG tools

Once approved, Alabama sports betting apps will include built-in features to protect customers.

Sportsbook AppPermanent/Temporary self-exclude Minimum/Maximum Deposit Limits Minimum/Maximum Betting Limits Cool-Off Period Reality Check/Time Limits
DraftKings SportsbookYYYYY
Caesars Sportsbook YYYYY
FanDuel Sportsbook YYYYY
BetMGM YYYYY

ALABAMA SPORTS BETTING FAQ

Is sports betting legal in Alabama?

No. Sports betting in Alabama is not legal yet. 

When is sports betting in Alabama expected to launch?

Currently, Alabama sports betting is not expected to launch this year.  

Which sports betting apps can we expect to see in Alabama?

Because Alabama is still in the early stages of legalizing sports betting, operators have yet to announce plans for the Yellowhammer State. We expect top brands like Caesars, BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings, bet365, BetRivers and others will continue to monitor the situation. 

Is retail sports betting being considered in Alabama?

If the current measures are approved, retail sportsbooks will likely launch in Alabama. 

Will betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the national championship be allowed? 

Once signed into law, regulators will determine if futures on the Crimson Tide winning the College Football Playoff will be permitted. 

What neighboring states currently offer legal sports betting?

Tennessee, Florida, and Mississippi are the three neighboring states to Alabama where some form of sports betting is legal. Like Bama, Georgia is in the process of trying to pass sports betting legislation.