By virtue of a November 2018 referendum, Arkansas fully legalized sports betting. Now, the Natural State is just hammering out the regulatory details.
What still needs to happen?
Arkansas regulators are in the final countdown to begin accepting license applications from operators. By law, they must begin doing so by June 1, so something has to happen soon.
Projected Arkansas sports betting launch date
Sometime in the second half of 2019. Based upon the fact that BetLucky Sportsbook appears to have already begun setting up, a launch prior to the end of summer is not a ridiculous notion.