North Dakota officially legalized sports betting at the beginning of December, 2021, with an official launch expected before the end of the year.
Sports betting can legally only take place in tribal casinos in the state. There are currently three tribal casinos which are owned and operated by the Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise. Currently, in-person retail sports betting is all that is allowed, as the laws that legalized sports betting did not address mobile betting.
Is sports betting legal in North Dakota?
Yes. Laws to legalize sports betting in North Dakota came in effect in December, 2021. While sports betting has been legalized bets can only be made in-person at one of the three tribal casinos in the state.
Two bills were introduced to legislature in 2019, one which would allow full legalized sports betting and one just for professional sports. But both failed to gain any traction, with HB1254 passing through the House, but falling in a landslide 38-7 vote in the Senate.
Where can I bet at North Dakota sportsbooks?
The only legal sports books in the state in the Dakota Nation Sportsbook found at tribal casinos. There are three tribal casinos in the state, owned and operated by the Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise. They include the Dakota Magic Casino and Hotel in Hankinson, the Dakota Connection in Sisseton and Dakota Sioux in Watertown. Mobile sports betting has not yet been legalized in the state.
What about mobile sports betting apps in North Dakota?
Mobile sports betting remains illegal in North Dakota. All sports betting must take place in-person in a tribal casino.