Tennessee is the Latest State to Regulate Online Sports Betting

By  //  May 27, 2021

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The United States isn’t yet a country where all forms of gambling are regulated, therefore accessible to local players in a legal way. There are still plenty of states that refuse to embrace any form of gambling, but many more willing to open up to casino games, sports betting and poker.

Sport fancy enthusiasts who reside in Tennessee can consider themselves lucky, as their state has joined those where online sports gambling is legal.

All bets are on in Tennessee

November 2020 was the month anticipated by the thousands of enthusiastic punters from the state of Tennessee. On Sunday, a new chapter was opened, as people were allowed to engage in an online only sports gaming program that is different from anything that exists across the US. This type of online gaming entertaining is regulated by the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation and this project was unveiled earlier this year, in April.

At the time of writing there are four sports books licensed to provide people from Tennessee with legal sports betting action and are listed here. Players can visit their websites to bet straight in the browser or download the dedicated apps and gamble on smartphones and tablets. Convenience is guaranteed, as they can use iOS and Android powered gadgets to bet on sports at bookmakers that have secured the coveted license. The timing was perfect for the NFL season fans, as well as those waiting for the 2020 Masters Tournament.

What should Tennessee residents expect?

This is an important moment for the sports betting community in Tennessee, but only those who are above 21 years old can place a bet. It is not allowed for the bookmakers to create any type of service station for punters to visit locally and wager. Their activity is restricted to the online environment, but there are dozens of sports for players to choose and hundreds of markets. There are also a few restrictions, such as the fact that punters can bet on collegiate sports with certain limitations. It is not allowed for bookies to provide their members with live betting opportunities on individual actions, statistics or events.

Granted college sports are popular in Tennessee, there are plenty of other exciting sports where special betting markets are accepted. Online bookmakers offering traditional sports betting services are happy with the new provisions of the law, but fantasy sports operators are not disappointed either.

Major companies such as FanDuel and DraftKings have prepared well for this moment and they provide their members with classic betting options. They already have a wide customer pool and it is likely that plenty of more residents of this state will jump on the bandwagon to bet on sports.

Tennessee has set an example worth following by other US states and it is expected that in early 2021 more will follow their lead. Some sports and markets might be restricted, but overall, punters will still have sufficient options to prefer this legal way of gambling to alternative offshore operators.