Legalized sports betting continues to expand across the United States. Some states that previously lagged behind are starting to gain traction, with legislators considering bills and, in some cases, even approving them. This are both for retail and mobile wagering.

Below, some states in the United States are legally accepting sports bets.
First is Arizona. Arizona passed its online sports betting bill in April 2021. It allowed the mobile versions of betting, as well as the in-stadium sportsbooks. The launched coincided with a time of peak interest for sportsbooks which was the start of the 2021 NFL. Arizona entered the top ten states for the most handle or total amount of money bet for the first time in March 2022.
Second, Arkansas. The Arkansas Joint Budget Committee finalized rules for online sports gambling in February 2022. Bettors in Arkansas can now wager on mobile apps for Oaklawn Racing Casino, Southland Casino, and Saracen Casino. Arkansas residents could only bet in person at those three locations before mobile betting legislation was approved.
Next is Colorado. It has become one of the major sports betting hubs since 2020, when it started accepting wagers. It also became one of the first states to record more than $200 million in monthly betting handle in September 2020. Aside from this, there are also 21 mobile sports betting apps which makes CO one of the most competitive markets in the country.
Connecticut figured out a deal with the state’s two influential Native American tribes in May 2021. This is to pave way for online sports betting in the state. In result to this, FanDuel, DraftKings, and PlaySugarHouse were all approved. These went live in October 2021. FanDuel partners with the Mohegan tribe and DraftKings with Mashantucket Pequot Tribe. The state lottery originally partnered with PlaySugarHouse. However, the partnership dissolved in 2022. It is still in the process of finding a new sportsbook partner. Currently, FanDuel and DraftKings are the only mobile options available in Connecticut.