Since late 2018, Arkansas has had a law in place that makes sports betting legal. However, there was no mention of mobile sports betting in that bill. It’s been years since then, and the sports betting landscape has changed dramatically in that time. This is where Arkansas is right now.
Is it legal to gamble on sports in Arkansas?
Yes, Arkansas has legalised sports betting, and its three casinos have been accepting sports bets since November 2018. They legalised and introduced internet betting in the state in early March 2022. The agreement permitted eight mobile operators to enter Arkansas sports betting, although at a glacial pace. Betly and Oaklawn Sports are the only mobile sportsbooks accepting bets right now.
Is sports betting on DraftKings legal in Arkansas?
No, DraftKings sportsbook is not currently legal in Arkansas, though they appear to be on their way there. They were present in the Arkansas Racing Commission’s meeting at the end of 2021, in addition to their daily fantasy sports being a legal choice in Arkansas for years. DraftKings appears to be one of the safest choices as an online operator in Arkansas in the near future.
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Why is sports betting prohibited in Arkansas?
It’s illegal because you’re under the age of 21. Otherwise, Arkansas is now entirely legal in every way. They had kept mobile betting illegal in order to increase attendance and income at the casinos they opened, which included sports betting. While the increase in gaming revenue was welcome, the amount of revenue earned by other states from mobile sports betting was too lucrative to ignore permanently.
When Can Arkansas Sports Betting Begin?
Arkansas sports betting is open for business, despite the fact that the alternatives are limited and the major sportsbooks are not yet operational. You can visit any of their casinos that have retail sportsbooks, or you can download one of the various apps and place your bets from anywhere. When you wager in Arkansas, you will have access to a wide choice of sports and teams.
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