moneyline betting


Alabama Sports Betting Legalization News

Alabama brought daily fantasy back to the state in 2019, but wasn’t able to get legalized Alabama sports betting to the finish line that year.

But 2020 sees another push to “permit wagering on certain professional or collegiate sports or athletic events and other events” in Alabama. In parallel with those discussions, the Poarch Creek Indians – which currently manage three casinos in Alabama – have proposed expanding gambling on their properties with more games, sports betting and more.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has stated she wants a report on their plans and a study submitted by the end of 2020. Perhaps this could make it onto a November referendum in Alabama?

Is Alabama sports betting legal?

Not yet, although the wheels are in motion to bring legal sports betting to Alabama. Daily Fantasy was outlawed in 2016, then permitted in a 2019 ruling.

Where can I bet at Alabama sportsbooks?

There are no sportsbooks in Alabama, even though FanDuel and Draft Kings have returned to the state offering DFS services. In theory, those operators would be seeking mobile betting for their own sportsbooks if and when sports betting becomes legal.

There are several casinos and tribal casinos in the state now. In other cases, existing operators such as Indian casinos get first dibs on licenses.

What about mobile sports betting apps in Alabama?

None so far. But the state should realize that online betting appears to be key to generating meaningful profits, at least according to other states.

What is the legal sports betting age in Alabama?

Currently, you must be 19 years old to place a bet in Alabama.

Who is allowed to offer Alabama sports betting?

Currently nobody, which is why Alabama bettors have relied on offshore and overseas sportsbooks over the past decades. Proposed legislation would establish an Alabama Sports Wagering Commission to decide which groups would be allowed to apply.

Who regulates or licenses Alabama sports betting?

A February 2020 proposed bill called HB 336 would create a Alabama Sports Wagering Commission to manage ad regulate the industry.

What sports will be favorites of Alabama sports bettors?

Alabama sports is synonymous with the Alabama Crimson Tide, college football’s most famous team. When Alabama sports betting becomes a reality, you can be sure the Tide will enjoy plenty of backers. One of their fiercest rivals, the Auburn Tigers, are perennial challengers in the tough SEC football conference. The Troy Trojans and South Alabama Jaguars are also contenders in the Sun Belt conference in football.

In college basketball, the UAB Blazers of Conference USA, Samford Bulldogs of Southern Conference, Jacksonville State Gamecocks of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), North Alabama Lions of the Atlantic Sun Conference, and two schools from the SWAC (South West Athletic Conference) are well-known among sports and betting circles (Alabama A&M Bulldogs and Alabama State Hornets).