Maine has finally legalized sports betting and is awaiting final details before opening it to the public. Efforts to regulate sports betting in 2020 and 2021 both failed, but a sports betting bill was finally brought into law in May 2022. At this point, residents can only wait, as Maine’s sports betting days are rapidly approaching.
Is it legal to bet on sports in Maine?
Yes, Maine has legalised sports betting, though it is not yet operational. They’re currently working on the laws and regulations that will govern everything. When sports betting starts, both mobile and retail betting will be available, and there should be a full slate of sports to pick from.
Is Sports Betting on DraftKings Legal in Maine?
No, while online betting will be available in Maine, the statute that was enacted gives all online sports betting rights to Maine’s tribes. As a result, the only sportsbooks offered at first will be through those tribes. That may change in the future, but it appears to be years away. If you wish to use the DraftKings Sportsbook app, New Hampshire accepts DraftKings bets lawfully.
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Why is sports betting prohibited in Maine?
All that remains for the government to do to completely allow sports betting is to iron out the kinks in their rules and launch sports betting. The length of the process varies in each state, so no one knows how long Maine will take. Legal sports betting for citizens, on the other hand, is just around the corner, and there will be at least four sportsbooks to select from when it launches.
When Will Sports Betting in Maine Begin?
Sports betting in Maine was expected to begin in August 2022, before the start of the football season. That month passed without any updates, so no one knows when it will be formally released. It appears that the rules are still being worked out, so it may be several months before Maine places its first bet.