Online Gambling in

Rhode Island

Legal online sports betting is officially up and running in the Ocean State. As of September 2020, RI players no longer need to register for an online sportsbook account in person and can now do so remotely!

Rhode Island

Legal online gambling options: Sports betting

Rhode Island Online Gambling - At A Glance

Online sports betting: Legal ✅

Online casinos & poker: Not Legal ❌

Land-based casinos & sportsbooks: Legal ✅

Remote sign-up: Yes ✅

Legal online gambling since: September 2019

Legal RI gambling age: 18+

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Your guide to Legal Online Gambling in Rhode Island

At UnitedGamblers, we strive to provide you with the best information about gambling in the state of Rhode Island. Whether you like to find a place for sports betting or info on casinos, we have you covered!

This year, a lot is happening in the Ocean State. Sports betting is up and running at the locations with online wagering waiting on deck and getting ready to roll.

Rhode Island Online Gambling FAQ

If you want to read more specific details about gambling in Rhode Island, we suggest you dig deeper into this text. Otherwise, here is a quick run-down of the most important pieces of info.

Is it legal to bet in Rhode Island?

Yes, casinos and sports betting are allowed in RI.

What sports can I place bets in RI?

Pretty much everything. Wagering is permitted on all professional sports as well as college and high school games.

Where can I go to a sportsbook in Rhode Island?

For the time being, two casinos are set up for sports betting in RI: Twin Rivers and Tiverton.

Do I need to live in Rhode Island to place bets?

No, you don't need to be a resident of RI to wager in land based casinos.

Is online sports betting available in Rhode Island?

Not yet. Bets can only be placed in person. Online sports betting has yet to be introduced.

How do I set up a betting account in RI?

You must visit one of the two casinos, Twin Rivers or Tiverton, in person to create an account.

What information do I need to provide to set up an account?

Personal details such as full name, address, email, phone number, plus payment info, credit or debit card.

What is the minimum gambling age?

18 years in the state of Rhode Island.

Online betting in Rhode Island

Rhode Island, with a population of just over 1 million residents, have followed Delaware in becoming the latest state to launch sports betting, becoming the eighth across the US to do so.

It has been far from seamless though.

The industry kicked off almost two months late, culminating in the state losing out on revenue from the much anticipated start of the NFL, as well as the chance for RI patrons to wager on Boston Red Sox in the World Series.

This is a blow to the original plans and predictions and surprising given the speed at which the lawmakers originally moved at to see Rhode Island become the first in New England to legalise the industry; once the Supreme Court had ruled in favour of individual states having the power to call the shots, the required law was enacted just five weeks later.

Though now up and running, the law does not cater for online sports betting as is also the case along the East coast, in Delaware. While the desire is there, of interest first and foremost has been guaranteeing the smooth introduction of sports betting.

Whether the industry is expanded fully to allow for mobile wagering is one to watch going into 2019 but the early signs appear positive, with the potential to launch sports betting online in the second half of the year. Just in time for the 2019/20 NFL season perhaps!

Snapshot

- Sports betting up and running in RI

- Two casinos: Twin Rivers and Tiverton set-up for wagering

- The RI state lottery to regulate industry

- 51% of casino revenue paid to the state

- Online wagering yet to be introduced

Laws & regulations for sports betting in the state
  • Sports betting in brick and mortar casinos permitted
  • Online sports betting permitted
  • Bets can be placed in person or online
  • You needn’t be a resident of RI to place real-money wagers
  • Minimum gambling age: 18+ years

How to set up a sports betting account in Rhode Island

Before you begin wagering, you’ll need to set up a betting account.

As long as you have the essential credentials, you should be up and running with a sports betting account in less than ten minutes. A registration form tends to consist of the following information:

· Personal details: Full name, address, cellphone number, email address

· Account information: Username and password

· Payment method: Credit/Debit Card (VISA, Mastercard)

How to bet on sports in Rhode Island

The Ocean State has waited patiently for the opportunity to combine its affection for sports with a desire to wager. Now we’re here, it’s good some light is shed on how to place wagers in Rhode Island.

Players in Rhode Island currently only have one online sportsbook available, which is run by The Rhode Island Lottery

For online sports betting, players in RI can use the one and only option currently available:

  • Sportsbook Rhode Island

For in-person wagering, players in RI can use either of the two casinos available:

  • Twin River Casino in Lincoln
  • Tiverton Casino Sportsbook

The sports teams of Rhode Island

As America’s smallest state, RI is home to a number of semi-professional teams but no major teams, not a shock considering its size. Providence Friars Basketball team of the Big East Conference receive the biggest following and manage to remain competitive year-on year.

But with Masachusetts and New York, two of the largest sporting states in the US, either side of RI, there’s no shortage of major teams to follow.

The first legal sports wager in Rhode Island went the way of the Boston Celtics of the NBA, the common sport of RI.

No drama if basketball isn’t your thing, you have the option of following the New England Patriots of the NFL and New England Revolution, who play in the MLS. MLB side Boston Red Sox are the greatest pull however, if baseball is your game that is. They stand as one of America’s greatest sporting sides and have a history of success dating back to 1903.

Popular forms of betting in Rhode Island

The casinos in Rhode Island will have a full quota of wagering options for you to select from for each sporting event. Certain wagers are more typical in a given sport though so it’s essential you know the best wagers for each.

Point spread: Select the margin of points in which you think the favored team will cover the point spread or whether the underdog will lose by fewer points than the point spread.

Money line: Pick who you think will win the game or event

Totals: Pick the total point scored in a particular period of the game. You will need to opt for Over or Under the line set by the bookmaker.

Propositions: Here, you’re betting on whether an occurrence in a game will or won’t happen. The options tend to center on individual players or teams.

Futures: Do you have a gut feeling this could be your team’s year? This option allows for a wager on an event to happen in the future.