Millions of people each year bet on the Super Bowl, and this year, more states than ever will allow you to bet legally on the Big Game. Currently, legal Super Bowl betting states include over half the country (including Washington, DC), but that doesn’t mean it all looks the same.
Some areas only have in-person betting while some have online wagering. Other states with online sports betting will require you to register for it in person. This post will break it all down for you.
States With Only In-Person Sports Betting For Super Bowl LVI
Many Super Bowl betting states have passed regulations allowing it, but you have to wager in-person at a brick-and-mortar property. While it is a lot more inconvenient than wagering online, it still provides an option for those who want to get a bet down on the Big Game.
For some of these states, betting is restricted to certain properties on tribal lands.
States that are limited to in-person betting only include:
- Louisiana (online sports betting pending launch potentially before Super Bowl)
- Mississippi (can bet online but only on casino grounds)
- Montana (can bet online but only on casino grounds)
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- Washington (can bet online but only on casino grounds)
Louisiana currently only offers retail sports betting, but regulators are doing their best to launch online sports betting in the state prior to the Super Bowl. Residents in the state can expect to see big-name operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM when mobile goes live.
States With Full Online Sports Betting
To date, over a dozen (and Washington, DC) are considered full mobile Super Bowl betting states with no restrictions.
This means you can sign up to wager from anywhere within state lines as long as you are 21 years of age or older. You do not have to be a resident in order to bet online, you just need to be physically located within the state when you place a wager.
Some states have upwards of twenty mobile sports betting platforms to choose from while others only have one, but nevertheless, all of these states have online sports betting with mobile registration.
- New Hampshire (only DraftKings)
- New Jersey
- New York
- Oregon (only through Oregon Lottery, now using DraftKings as provider)
- Rhode Island (only William Hill)
- Washington, DC (GamBet plus William Hill- only in Capital One Arena)
- West Virginia
It’s worth mentioning that Florida also launched online sports betting in 2021, but legal challenges have since halted operations in the state. It is unclear when the market will be back up and running again.
States With Online Sports Betting Via In-Person Registration
Two big markets, Nevada and Illinois, offer a wide variety of online sports betting operators to choose from, but you have to register for these operators in person.
However, things are going to change soon in Illinois. Back in December, Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law an amendment to Illinois’ sports betting bill. This amendment allows for remote registration beginning March 5.
So while you won’t be able to register remotely in time for the Super Bowl, you will be able to if you want to bet on March Madness.
Nevada, on the other hand, is keeping things status quo. You will still need to visit a casino in order to sign up for a mobile sports betting account in the state. This likely won’t change anytime soon.