Oklahoma currently has the third-most casinos of any state in the country, all of which are run by Native American tribes, but legalized sports betting does not seem on the horizon.
While it is an important topic for state legislature, Oklahoma has an even more pressing issue to deal with first: the 15-year gaming compact between the state and Oklahoma tribes, which expired at the beginning of 2020.
The tribes filed a lawsuit against the state, arguing that the compact automatically renewed, while Oklahoma contends that the compact must be re-negotiated. In March, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt sent a proposal to the tribes, which included the authority to implement sportsbooks, with a 2 per cent fee on all sports betting transactions paid to the state, but the tribes rejected the offer.
The compact was eventually signed with Comanche and Otoe-Missouria tribes to run sportsbooks at their casinos, but the Oklahoma Supreme Court vetoed it. The local casinos would have hosted the sportsbooks.
No other legislature has been proposed to create legalized sports betting in the state, so sports betting will have to wait – at least – until the gaming compact issue is resolved.
Is sports betting legal in Oklahoma?
No. There has not been any legislature proposed regarding legalized sports betting in Oklahoma and the state’s tribes rejected a potential new gaming compact, which would have included the option to offer sportsbooks at all casinos.
Where can I bet at Oklahoma sportsbooks?
As of right now there are no locations in Oklahoma that offer sportsbooks. DFS play is permitted within the state, offered from all major operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo.
What about mobile sports betting apps in Oklahoma?