Tennessee is officially sports betting state! Both houses of government passed a bill in May that allows the Volunteer State to offer sports betting to citizens and visitors. The bill went unsigned by Gov. Bill Lee but it became a low without his signature anyway.
Projected TN sports betting launch date
The new law specifies that each county must hold a special election in order to allow sports betting to proceed inside its borders. Conducting those elections will take some time.
Additionally, operators will need to receive their licenses and build their infrastructures before they can begin accepting wagers. Based on the timeframes from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, sportsbook operators can usually go from license application to launch in about 3 months.
It’s unlikely that Tennessee will be accepting bets by the time college football starts on Aug. 24 and the NFL season begins on Sept. 5, but it is probably a good guess that the first Tennessee sports bets will be taken by Jan. 1.