United States of Sports Betting In Final Months Of 2021

  • Four more states are on the list to launch sports betting markets in 2021.
  • Connecticut, Louisiana, Maryland, and New York all could have live sportsbook industries before the end of the year.
  • Connecticut should be rolling out next week while New York might roll over into 2022 for the Super Bowl.

NEW YORK – Although 2021 saw a pandemic, it also saw the passing of legislation in various states in regards to regulated sports betting markets. Most of the states that passed their individual laws on the subject all had one date for launch in mind; the NFL season or any time before it.

There are still four states that haven’t launched but are nearing the time to go live with their regulated sports betting industries before the time clock clicks down for 2021.

What Four States Want To Be Live For NFL Action?

Connecticut should be launching its first retail sportsbook at the Mohegan Sun Casino next week. This sportsbook will be a FanDuel operation and the occasion will mark the first state-affiliated sports betting venue in Connecticut’s history. Two other operators, DraftKings and Rush Street Interactive (RSI) should go live with their retail locations in the state soon with mobile sports betting applications to launch not long after.

Louisiana’s sports betting industry is trying to hurry along with its industry rollout. The 55 of 64 parishes that voted in favor of sportsbooks for their towns are all hoping to get sports wagering operations off of the ground in November. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) has implemented an emergency clause to allow for temporary licensure because of how long it’s taking to make a list of permanent rules and regulations. However, residents can expect to have some turkey with a side of sports betting on Thanksgiving if the state keeps moving at this pace.

Maryland will have 17 land-based sportsbooks and as many as 60 mobile sports betting applications. FanDuel is ready to launch and Caesars is as well. While the original date was set for football’s season opener, Maryland believes they should begin opening their sports gaming platforms before the end of the year so that they’ll be able to take part in NFL sports betting as the M&T Bank Stadium will be home to a Caesars’ Sportsbook and not just the Ravens.

One Might Happen In Early 2022

Last on the list is New York. New York has four upstate retail sportsbooks but earlier in the year, they finally approved mobile sports wagering platforms for gamblers to use statewide. This will hurt the revenue of New Jersey because New Yorkers have crossed the bridge to place their bets using the Garden State’s mobile apps but the Empire State believes they will have their mobile sports gaming market up and running for the NFL Playoffs or the Super Bowl in February at the latest.

Lawmakers are hoping to have a launch before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve in the state but should it not, 2022 will start off with mobile apps to wager on sporting events in New York, making them last on the list of states that will launch and when for the remainder of 2021 year.

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