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Where is DraftKings Legal?

9 March 2024

Use this page to find out which states DraftKings is legal in as well as which states DraftKings is launching in soon!

DraftKings Sportsbook Legal States

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As of April 2024, DraftKings Sportsbook is available in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

To place an online wager with DraftKings Sportsbook, you must be physically located in one of the states listed above and 21 years or older (18+ in Kentucky).

Last updated: April 22, 2024

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Map of Draftkings Legal States

Map of where sports betting and DraftKings is legal

DraftKings Casino Legal States

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To play real money online casino games at DraftKings Casino, you must be located in any of the following states:

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DraftKings Casino States

🇺🇸 State🚀 Launch Date🎰 Retail Partner
ConnecticutOctober 2021Foxwoods Resort Casino
MichiganJanuary 2021Bay Mills Resort & Casino
New JerseyDecember 2018Resorts Atlantic City
PennsylvaniaMay 2020Hollywood Casino at Penn National
West VirginiaJuly 2020Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

So, where is DraftKings Legal?

DraftKings stands out as one of the most accessible sportsbooks and online casinos in the US. Technically, DraftKings can operate in 45 states, however, DraftKings is only licensed to offer legal sports betting in 25 states. DraftKings offers daily fantasy sports in 44 states, sports betting in 25 states, and online casino in 5 states.

More information on DraftKings' availability in your state can be found directly below.

DraftKings Legal States

StateSportsbookOnline CasinoFantasy Sports
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut


Delaware


Florida


Georgia


Hawaii


Idaho


Illinois



Indiana



Iowa



Kansas



Kentucky


Louisiana



Maine


Maryland


Massachusetts


Michigan



Minnesota


Mississippi



Missouri


Montana


Nebraska


Nevada


New Hampshire



New Jersey



New Mexico
✅ (in-person only)

New York


North Carolina


North Dakota


Ohio


Oklahoma


Oregon


Pennsylvania


Rhode Island


South Carolina


South Dakota


Tennessee


Texas


Utah


Vermont


Virginia


Washington
✅ (in-person only)

West Virginia


Wisconsin


Wyoming


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DraftKings DFS States

DraftKings DFS is allowed in every state not included in this list:

  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon

DraftKings Sportsbook States

DraftKings Sportsbook is available, either online and/or via retail locations in the following states:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi (retail only)
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico (retail only)
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington (retail only)
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

    DraftKings Sportsbook Notable Dates

    • March 2024 - DraftKings Sportsbook launched in North Carolina on March 11, 2024, the first day of legal online sports betting in NC.
    • January 2024 - DraftKings Sportsbook launched in Vermont on January 11, 2024, the first day of legal online sports betting in VT.
    • March 2023 - DraftKings Sportsbook launched in Massachusetts on March 10, 2023, the first day of legal online sports betting in MA.
    • January 2023 - DraftKings Sportsbook launches in Ohio on January 1, 2023, the first day of legal online sports betting in Ohio.
    • November 2022 - DraftKings Sportsbook goes live in Maryland on November 23, 2022, the first day of legal online sports betting in the state.
    • September 2022 - DraftKings Sportsbook launches in Kansas on the first day of legal online sports betting in the state.
    • January 2022 - DraftKings Sportsbook launches in Louisiana on the first day of legal online sports betting in the state.
    • January 2022 - DraftKings Sportsbook goes live on the first day of online sports betting in New York.
    • January 2022 - DraftKings Sportsbook replaces Scoreboard as Oregon's exclusive online sportsbook.
    • August 2018 - DraftKings becomes the first sportsbook in New Jersey.

    What states is DraftKings Sportsbook legal online?

    DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio

    • Online launch: January 1, 2023
    • Licensing partner: Hollywood Casino Toledo
    • Regulated by: Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC)

    DraftKings Sportsbook launched on the very first day of legal online sports betting in Ohio on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Maryland

    • Online launch: November 23, 2022
    • Licensing partner: Baltimore Ravens (NFL)
    • Regulated by: Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency (MSLGCA)

    DraftKings Sportsbook launched in Maryland on Wednesday, November 23, 2022!

    DraftKings Sportsbook Kansas

    • Online launch: September 2022
    • Licensing partner: Live at Boot Hill Casino & Resort
    • Regulated by: The Kansas Lottery and State Gaming Commission (KLSGC)

    DraftKings Sportsbook expanded its dominance in the US market by launching in Kansas on the very first day of legal sports betting in the state, September 1, 2022. Bettors need to be at least 21 years old, have a valid Social Security Number, and be physically located in Kansas to wager with DraftKings Sportsbook KS.

    DraftKings Sportsbook New York

    • Online launch: January 2022
    • Licensing partner: del Lago Resort & Casino
    • Regulated by: New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC)

    DraftKings Sportsbook became one of the the first online sportsbook to accept legal bets in New York on January 8th, 2022, kicking off the NY online betting industry in the process. Bettors need to be at least 21 years old, have a valid Social Security Number, and be physically located in the Empire State to wager.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Oregon

    • Online launch: January 2022
    • Licensing partner: Oregon Lottery
    • Regulated by: The Oregon Lottery Commission (OLC)

    DraftKings Sportsbook became the sole provider of online sports betting in January 2022. The decision came when the Oregon Lottery Commission unanimously decided to replace SBTech's Scoreboard app with DraftKings Sportsbook.

    DraftKings Sportsbook New Jersey

    • Online launch: August 2018
    • Licensing partner: Resorts Atlantic City
    • Regulated by: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE)

    DraftKings Sportsbook became the first online option in New Jersey in August 2018, kicking off the US online betting industry in the process. Bettors need to be at least 21, have a valid Social Security Number, and be physically located in the Garden State to wager.

    DraftKings Sportsbook West Virginia

    • Online launch: August 2019
    • Licensing partner: Penn National Gaming
    • Regulated by: West Virginia Lottery Commission

    DraftKings’s second state launch took a whole twelve months to arrive. Access to the Mountain State came as a result of DraftKings’s partnership with Penn National Gaming. A dedicated mobile betting app and online website can be used anywhere within state lines when making a bet.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Indiana

    • Online launch: October 2019
    • Licensing partner: Ameristar Casino
    • Regulated by: Indiana Gaming Commission

    DraftKings was one of the first operators to go live in the Hoosier State in October 2019, and along with FanDuel, lead the way in terms of market share today. DraftKings’ Indiana Sportsbook operates under the license of Ameristar Casino.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Louisiana

    • Online launch: January 2022
    • Licensing partner: Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles
    • Regulated by: Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB)

    The Pelican State became the 17th state to offer DraftKings' online sportsbook. Bettors in LA can wager from a mobile device anywhere within one of the 55 parishes where sports betting is legal.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Pennsylvania

    • Online launch: November 2019
    • Licensing partner: Penn National Gaming
    • Regulated by: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB)

    DraftKings sportsbook operates under the license of Penn National Gaming and is available on mobile through the DraftKings betting app and online via the DraftKings Sportsbook website. Bettors need to be in PA at the time a bet is made but do not need to be a state resident.

    DraftKings Sportsbook New Hampshire

    • Online launch: December 2019
    • Licensing partner: New Hampshire Lottery
    • Regulated by: New Hampshire Lottery Commission

    DraftKings was chosen ahead of 12 other potential operators as the sole sportsbook operator by the New Hampshire Lottery in November 2019 and went live in the Granite State just a month later. Bettors can only use DraftKings to wager after the state decided against an open market and opted to have only one operator instead.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Iowa

    • Online launch: February 2020
    • Licensing partner: Wild Rose Casino
    • Regulated by: Iowa Gaming Commission

    In partnership with Wild Rose Casino, DraftKings became sportsbook number five in Iowa and DraftKings’s sixth live state. In-person registration had initially limited the market but this regulation expired on January 1, 2021.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Colorado

    • Online launch: May 2020
    • Licensing partner: Bally’s Corporation
    • Regulated by: Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission

    DraftKings was one of four sportsbooks that kicked off sports betting in Colorado in May 2020 and has captured a large portion of a highly competitive market. As in other states, bettors must be physically located in state lines to place a real money wager but state residency is not a requirement to bet.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Illinois

    • Online launch: August 2020
    • Licensing partner: DraftKings at Casino Queen
    • Regulated by: Illinois Gaming Board

    DraftKings was the second operator to get the go-ahead from Illinois Gaming Board and launch in the Prairie State. The issue of in-person registration for Illinois sports bettors has swung back and forth since DraftKings launched with the current situation leaving Illinoisans having to verify their identity and account at DraftKings Casino Queen in East St. Louis before they can bet.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Tennessee

    • Online launch: November 2020
    • Licensing partner: Tennessee Lottery
    • Regulated by: Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation

    The Volunteer State was DraftKings’ ninth state launch in November 2020. The lack of physical casinos in Tennessee means DraftKings operates under one of the online-only licenses issued by the Tennessee Lottery.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Michigan

    • Online launch: January 2021
    • Licensing partner: Bay Mills Resort Casino
    • Regulated by: Michigan Gaming Control Board

    DraftKings brought its sportsbook to the Great Lakes State courtesy of the company’s partnership with Bay Mills Casino. Bettors can use DraftKings on mobile or online to place bets on their favorite sports team and events but need to be located in state lines for a bet to be accepted.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Virginia

    • Online launch: January 2021
    • Licensing partner: Virginia Lottery
    • Regulated by: Virginia Lottery

    DraftKings further strengthened its availability in the US by launching in The Old Dominion in January 2021, to date, the sportsbook’s most recent market. Bettors in VA can only access DraftKings sportsbook on mobile and online and must be located in Virginia when betting.

    DraftKings Sportsbook Wyoming

    • Online launch: September 2021
    • Licensing partner: N/A
    • Regulated by: Wyoming Gaming Commission (WGC)

    DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona

    • Online launch: September 2021
    • Licensing partner: TPC Scottsdale
    • Regulated by: Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG)

    DraftKings Sportsbook Connecticut

    • Online launch: October 2021
    • Licensing partner: Foxwoods Resort Casino
    • Regulated by: Department of Consumer Protection (DCP)

    States Where DraftKings Is Not Allowed Yet

    While DraftKings continues to expand its presence in the US at a rapid pace, there are a handful of states where DraftKings is still illegal. The states where DraftKings Sportsbook is not yet legal include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

    Is DraftKings legal in California?

    Although technically not sports betting, it is legal to play daily fantasy sports on sites such as DraftKings in California.

    DraftKings Sportsbook heavily invested in the (unsuccessful) campaign to legalize online sports betting in California, which leads us to believe that if mobile sports betting is eventually legalized in the Golden State, DraftKings Sportsbook will be one of the first operators to launch in the state.

    Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal in Texas?

    No. Currently, DraftKings Texas is not legal yet.

    If and when Texas passes a sports betting bill, we fully expect DraftKings to be one of the first operators to go live in the state.

    How is DraftKings legal?

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    DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company whose Daily Fantasy Sports contests are governed by both federal and state law.

    In each legal state, DraftKings operates under the casino license of a land-based (retail) casino establishment, or casino company, as per state regulations.

    This includes Resorts Casino (NJ), Penn National Gaming (PA & WV), Ameristar Casino (IN), DraftKings at Casino Queen (IL), Wild Rose Casino (IA), Bally’s Corporation (CO), Bay Mills Resort Casino (MI), and del Lago Resort & Casino (NY)

    In New Hampshire, DraftKings operate sports betting in partnership with the New Hampshire Lottery. In Tennessee and Virginia, DraftKings operates directly under the license it holds with the Tennessee Lottery and Virginia Lottery - neither TN nor VA have physical casinos to partner with.

    DraftKings Sportsbook is regulated in each legal state by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, West Virginia Lottery Commission, Indiana Gaming Commission, New Hampshire Lottery Commission, Illinois Gaming Board, Iowa Gaming Commission, Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, Michigan Gaming Control Board, Virginia Lottery, Wyoming Gaming Commission, Arizona Department of Gaming, Department of Consumer Protection, the New York State Gaming Commission and the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

    About DraftKings

    DraftKings Sportsbook

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    Known initially as a Daily Fantasy Sports provider, Boston-based, DraftKings is now a major player in the rapidly developing US sports betting industry.

    DraftKings Sportsbook has gained market access in a number of online betting states since 2018 including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New York.

    DraftKings Sportsbook is among the best sports betting site for beginners and is ideal for bettors looking for a wide variety of sports to bet on and great parlay betting.

    DraftKings was founded in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matthew Kalish, and Paul Liberman. In addition to the company's HQ in Boston, the company has US offices in New York, New Jersey, California, and international offices in London, Dublin, and Malta.

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    FAQs about where DraftKings is legal

    Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal?

    Yes, DraftKings Sportsbook is legal in states where DraftKings possesses the license to operate.

    DraftKings is an authorized sports betting operator in the following states:

    • Arizona
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi*
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico*
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Tennessee
    • Virginia
    • Washington*
    • West Virginia
    • Wyoming

    *retail locations only

    Which states can you use DraftKings Sportsbook?

    You can legally use DraftKings Sportsbook if you are located in any of the following states - AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV, WY.

    Is DraftKings legal in North Carolina?

    Yes, DraftKings Sportsbook is now legal in North Carolina. DraftKings Sportsbook made its debut in NC on March 11, 2024.

    Is DraftKings legal in Vermont?

    Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook began accepting online sports wagers in Vermont on January 11, 2024.

    Is DraftKings legal in Massachusetts?

    Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook began accepting online sports wagers in Massachusetts on the morning of March 10, 2023.

    Is DraftKings legal in Kentucky?

    Yes, DraftKings Sportsbook is legal in Kentucky, where it offers sports betting and daily fantasy sports.

    Is DraftKings legal in Maryland?

    Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook began accepting online sports wagers on November 23, 2022.

    Is DraftKings legal in Ohio?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal in Ohio, where it operates its DFS and online sportsbook. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Ohio on January 1, 2023, through its licensing partnership with the Hollywood Casino Toledo.

    DraftKings has also been offering Ohio residents daily fantasy sports since 2017.

    Is DraftKings Sportsbook legal in Kansas?

    Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook is now officially legal and operational in Kansas. DraftKings Sportsbook began accepting online sports wagers in Kansas on September 1, 2022. In order to use DraftKings Sportsbook to bet on sports in the state of Kansas, you must be at least 21 years old, per the regulations set by The Kansas Lottery and State Gaming Commission.

    Is DraftKings legal in NY?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and online sportsbook in New York. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in New York in January 2022 through its licensing partnership with del Lago Resort & Casino.

    Is DraftKings legal in New Jersey?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS, online casino, and sportsbook in New Jersey. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in New Jersey in August 2018 through its licensing partnership with Resorts Atlantic City.

    Is DraftKings legal in Michigan?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS, online casino, and sportsbook in Michigan. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Michigan in January 2021 through its licensing partnership with Bay Mills Resort Casino.

    Is DraftKings legal in Arizona?

    Yes, DraftKings is live with sports betting in the state. DraftKings operates its DFS, online sportsbook, and a retail sportsbook in Arizona. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Arizona in September 2021 through its licensing partnership with TPC Scottsdale.

    Is DraftKings legal in Illinois?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and sportsbook in Illinois. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Illinois in August 2020 through its licensing partnership with DraftKings at Casino Queen.

    Is DraftKings legal in Louisiana?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and sportsbook in Louisiana. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Louisiana in January 2022 through its licensing partnership with Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles.

    Is DraftKings legal in CT?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its online casino, DFS, and sportsbook in Connecticut. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Connecticut in October 2021 through its licensing partnership with Foxwoods Resort Casino.

    Is DraftKings legal in Indiana?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and sportsbook in Indiana. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Indiana in October 2019 through its licensing partnership with Ameristar Casino.

    Is DraftKings legal in Oregon?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its online sportsbook in Oregon. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Oregon in January 2022 through its licensing partnership with the Oregon Lottery.

    Is DraftKings legal in PA?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS, online casino, and sportsbook in Pennsylvania. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Pennsylvania in November 2019 through its licensing partnership with Penn National Gaming.

    Is DraftKings legal in Tennessee?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and online sportsbook in Tennessee. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Tennessee in November 2020 through its licensing partnership with the Tennessee Lottery.

    Is DraftKings legal in Virginia?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and online sportsbook in Virginia. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Virginia in January 2021 through its licensing partnership with the Virginia Lottery.

    Is DraftKings legal in Colorado?

    Yes. DraftKings is legal and operates its DFS and online sportsbook in Colorado. DraftKings launched its online sportsbook in Colorado in May 2020 through its licensing partnership with the Bally’s Corporation.

    is DraftKings legal in Nevada?

    Nevada is one of the few states where DraftKings is not legal to use. Nevada has not allowed DraftKings to operate it's online sportsbook, online casino, or Daily Fantasy Sports.

    Is DraftKings legal in New Mexico?

    No, DraftKings is not legal in New Mexico because online sports betting is not legal in New Mexico. The state never legalized online sports betting, and none of the five tribal casinos that offer sports betting in the state are set up to provide sportsbook apps.

    Is DraftKings legal in Oklahoma

    Yes. Daily fantasy sports (DFS) players in Oklahoma can use DraftKings. However, DraftKings Sportsbook is not legal in Oklahoma, as there is no legal online sports betting in the state.

    Where is DraftKings located?

    DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, 222 Berkeley St, United States, and has 10 office locations all around the globe, including the following cities:

    • BOSTON, MA.
    • DUBLIN, IRELAND.
    • HOBOKEN, NJ.
    • LAS VEGAS, NV.
    • LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.
    • NEW YORK, NY.
    • PLOVDIV, BULGARIA.
    • SOFIA, BULGARIA.
    • TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

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