Sports betting was in the state of Tennessee was officially legalized in May 2019. Currently, state representatives continue to work on the framework for the regulation of sports betting. One of the key statutes of this law requires that every county has to hold a special election to give locals the power to have the last say on whether sports betting operations should be allowed within the county borders.
Interactive Sports Betting in Tennessee
Through the newly enacted law, residents are now to bet on sports both online and through retail betting kiosks both of which must be locally regulated by the county. This makes Tennessee the only state in the country to solely legalize sports betting and ban other forms of gambling.
Tennessee is very strict about not having any casino within its premises. Whether it is a land-based casino or an onshore interactive operator, the state has prohibited all casino gambling. That being said, no onshore casinos exist to open sportsbooks for the residents of Tennessee as is the case in other gambling legal states in the USA
Daily Fantasy Sports Betting
This has been a much-debated topic in Tennessee, especially given that the states Attorney General deemed DFS illegal but the Governor went ahead and signed the practice into law. Currently, residents over the age of 21 can participate in fantasy sports games.
Horse Racing Betting
The Volunteer state locals can place bets on horse racing activities through simulcast and pari-mutuel betting. Moreover, only two counties in the state allow live pari-mutuel betting, but there are no active racetracks in the state.