Vermont Sports Betting Apps

Vermont sports betting apps

Vermont sports betting apps launched on Jan. 11, 2024. New FanDuel Sportsbook users have the opportunity to bet $5 and get $150 in bonus bets, win or lose. The current welcome offer from DraftKings Sportsbook is up to a $1,250 bonus + Daily NBA Playoffs No Sweat SGP. There are other great promos as well. Click “Play Now” in the banner below to sign up and claim your bonus.

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Vermont Sports Betting & Sportsbook Apps Update

Vermont legalized sports betting last year with the passing of H.127. This provided the pathway for legal sports betting apps launched in January 2024.

Vermont Info What We Know
Vermont Sports Betting Legal and live
Launch DateJanuary 11, 2024
Sports Betting AppsBetween 2 and 6
DFS Yes
Horse Racing Yes
College Sports Wagering Yes
Legal Betting Age 21+

Vermont Sports Betting Timeline

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

  • January 11, 2024: Online sportsbooks launch in Vermont. DraftKings and FanDuel are among the first sportsbooks to go live.
  • December 14, 2023: Vermont lawmakers approve sports betting catalog.
  • September 2023: Five sportsbook operators have submitted bids for mobile sports betting licenses in Vermont.
  • June 15, 2023: Gov. Phil Scott signed H.127, legalizing sports betting in Vermont.
  • May 4, 2023: The Senate gives final approval to H.127.
  • March 24, 2023: Vermont sports betting bill passes in the House, setting the stage to be read in the state Senate.
  • February 17, 2023: The House Committee on Government Operations and Military voted in favor of H.127 by a 9-3 vote.

Vermont Sports Betting Promos

Vermont is on the smaller side of sports betting markets, with between two and six skins, or operators, in the state. Upon launch, Vermont is home to just a handful of sports betting apps, including DraftKings and FanDuel. That doesn’t mean more won’t enter the state down the road.

FanDuel – Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets Win or Lose

FanDuel Sportsbook launched in Vermont on Jan. 11, 2024. New users who sign up for FanDuel can claim a bet $5, get $150 in bonus bets, win or lose. New users must deposit at least $10 in their account and make an initial wager of at least $5.

Remember, bonus bets do not function the same as cash. They cannot be withdrawn and must be used at the designated sportsbook. In addition, winning wagers made with bonus bets only pay out the profit, not the original stake.

DraftKings – Up to $1,250 Bonus+ Daily NBA Playoffs No Sweat SGP

DraftKings Sportsbook offers new users the chance to get up to a $1,250 bonus + daily NBA Playoffs No Sweat SGP. New users can claim a $50 Bonus Bet if they sign up for DraftKings, and deposit at least $5.

Customers who claimed DraftKings’ pre-launch offer are not eligible for this new user promotion.

Potential Future Vermont Sports Betting Apps

DraftKings, FanDuel, and Fanatics Sportsbook are the only confirmed sportsbooks launching in Vermont on Jan. 11. Other operators could claim licenses later. With this in mind, we see these operators (in no particular order) as top contenders to also launch a Vermont sports betting app:

  • BetMGM
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • ESPN Bet
  • BetRivers

Caesars Sportsbook: Even though they have yet to submit a bid, the Caesars Sportsbook name is live in just about every legal US sports betting market. Gamblers who prefer visiting Caesars Entertainment land-based properties will earn Caesars Rewards and tier credits for placing sports bets. The Vermont Caesars Sportsbook app could welcome new customers with bonus bets, profit boosts, and other bonuses.

BetMGM Sportsbook: BetMGM has submitted a bid for a Vermont mobile sports betting license. Besides the BetMGM brand being live in both Massachusetts and New York, MGM Springfield is within driving distance from Vermont. BetMGM Sportsbook commercials are hard to miss with a star-studded talent pool that includes Jamie Foxx, Vanessa Hudgens, and Kevin Garnett. Vermont BetMGM Sportsbook app users can build same game parlays (SGPs), take advantage of the Lion’s Boost, and score bonus bets if BetMGM launches in the state.

Who Can Bet On Vermont Sports?

Legal Age: Bettors aged 21+ can place sports wagers in Vermont.Mobile Betting Apps: VT sports betting legislation allows for between two and six sports betting operators to launch a sports betting app.Remote Registration: Sports bettors can register for a Vermont online sports betting account remotely.
Within State Lines: In order to legally wager on a Vermont sports betting app, bettors will need to be within state lines. Apps use geolocation services to determine a bettor’s location.Retail Sportsbooks: Retail sportsbooks are not expected to launch in VT. Vermont is not home to any casinos or racetracks. Taxable Winnings: Gambling winnings are taxed at 6% in Vermont. Winnings of over $5,000 will be subject to a federal tax rate of 25%.

How to Download Vermont Sports Betting Apps

Finding and signing up for a Vermont sports betting app is a painless process for new and experienced sports bettors. Follow the steps, and you’ll be on your way to making a legal real money wager in minutes. 

1. Select the sportsbook app you want to download

Now that Vermont mobile sports betting is live, you can go app shopping and download. You can also click the links on this page to go directly to the sportsbook and sign up.

iOS users can find the available Vermont sports betting apps in the App Store. Click on “get” then “open.” Android users will need to go through the Google Play store. Once you find your desired sportsbook, tap “install.”

2. Register for an account

After downloading a Vermont sportsbook app, the registration process should only take a few minutes. New customers should be prepared to provide the following information:

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

3. Set up two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of protection sportsbooks use to protect 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

TheLines’ sportsbook promo codes page provides the best sign-up offers currently available to new users, including bonus bets or bet credits. These offers are usually only available following 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.

5. Deposit funds

Vermont sportsbooks offer numerous deposit methods that can be completed without any stress. Common options include:

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

With many of the options listed above, you will see the funds almost immediately. Most sportsbooks have a minimum deposit requirement, usually $10. Before using a credit card to bet on sports, check with the bank that the card is associated with to make sure you will not be hit with any 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 comes the fun part – placing your first bet using a Vermont sportsbook app. 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. No matter which sportsbook you choose, you can start small by making a $5 or $10 bet.

7. Withdraw winning funds

The process is quick and painless when you’re ready to withdraw funds from a Vermont sports betting app. Most of the deposit options listed above also are available to make a withdrawal. Operators also list approximately how long the withdrawal will take before the funds appear in your bank account or credit card statement. Regarding timing, debit cards take <24 hours, while a check by mail can take up to two weeks. There are often minimum withdrawal amounts.

What can you bet on in Vermont? 

The Vermont Division of Liquor and Lottery (DLL) provided a list of approved and non-approved Vermont sports betting events. We do know pro sporting events, like Super Bowl betting and Stanley Cup Playoffs, are permitted. College football and basketball betting will be permitted unless the event is taking place in Vermont or includes a collegiate team from the state.

Event Yes/No
NFL betting Yes
NBA betting Yes
MLB betting Yes
NHL betting Yes
*NCAA basketball Yes
*NCAA football Yes
NASCAR racing Yes
PGA Tour Yes
MMA Yes
Political ElectionsNo
University of Vermont No
Vermont collegiate teams/eventsNo
High School Sports No

Popular Sports Teams In Vermont

Vermont, like several other states from the New England area, does not have any pro sports teams. The New England Patriots, who play home games in Massachusetts, and Buffalo Bills are the closest NFL teams. However, Vermont will still offer NFL betting odds, just in time for wagering on the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl 58.

College Sports Teams In Vermont

The University of Vermont Catamounts is the only Division I team located within state lines. Should the team make the 2024 NCAA Tournament field, Vermont sports betting apps will not offer March Madness odds on their games. The sports betting legislation prohibits wagering on any Vermont-based collegiate teams or events. Catamounts will enter next season as the defending America East men’s basketball champions. Vermont lost to Marquette in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

Why Geolocation Is Important For Vermont Sports Betting Apps

Vermont sports betting apps use geolocation technology to confirm that a bettor is located within Vermont state lines when a wager is placed. This rule only applies when making the actual bets. If you’re using a sportsbook that is licensed in Vermont and try placing the bet while vacationing in Maine, the wager will be declined.

Vermont Sports Betting Rules And Regulations

Vermont is one of those states where casinos and racetracks do not exist. While betting on horse races is legal, bets can only be placed by using an app like FanDuel Racing. The legal gambling age is 21. Keep in mind, if you’re looking to bet on the University of Vermont puck line versus UConn, those odds will not be available. The same rule will apply to the men’s basketball game versus Dartmouth.

Legislators still have several steps to complete before Vermont sportsbook apps can go live.

Responsible Gambling in Vermont

Vermont sports betting apps have several responsible gambling tools, including:

  • Access the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) website.
  • The National Problem Gambling Helpline Network, which 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.
  • Vermont’s problem gambling resource center. Full details, including counseling services through the Howard Center, are available on the problemgambling.vermont.gov website.
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Vermont sports betting apps will include Responsible Gambling (RG) and DLL logos. This will verify the app is approved and being monitored by state regulators. Illegal offshore operators do not offer the same level of protection.

VT sportsbook apps + RG tools

Vermont sports betting apps 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

Vermont + Sports Betting FAQs

Does Vermont have legal mobile sports betting?

Yes, Vermont online sports betting went live on Jan. 11, 2024.

When will online sports betting launch in Vermont?

Vermont online sports betting launched on Jan. 11, 2024.

Which sports betting apps will launch in Vermont?

DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook will both launch in Vermont on January 11, 2024.

Can you bet on college sports teams in Vermont?

No. If the college sporting event takes place in Vermont, sports betting apps will not be permitted to post betting odds for those events. The same rule will apply if the University of Vermont or any other collegiate team from the state is playing.

Will there be retail sports betting in Vermont?

There is currently no retail sports betting in Vermont.

Can you place mobile sports bets from the Vermont ski slopes?

Since the ski slopes are within Vermont state lines, placing a wager using a Vermont sports betting app is perfectly legal. There might be an issue with finding a strong enough signal for the bet to go through. We don’t advise trying to place a bet while skiing at Killington, Okemo Mountain, Stowe, or any of the other popular Vermont ski resorts.

Does every state in the New England area have legal sports betting?

Vermont is the last state from the New England area to launch sports betting. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut offer retail and online sports betting. Maine launched online sports betting in November 2023.