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Rhode Island Sports Betting

Rhode Island Sports Betting Regulation News

Once the Supreme Court struck down PASPA in 2018, Rhode Island did not waste much time before implementing legalized sports betting.

In June 2018 the state budget, which included language that allowed legal sports betting, was approved. Five months later, on Nov. 26, the Twin River Casino in Lincoln accepted Rhode Island’s first official sports bet.

The state opened originally with just in-person betting only, but passed a bill into law in March 2019 that allowed for statewide mobile betting.

Is sports betting legal in Rhode Island?

Yes. Governor Gina Raimondo approved the 2018 state budget, which also allowed for legalized sports betting, and the first wagers were booked in November 2019 at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln. Rhode Island became the eighth state to approve sports betting.

Where can I bet at Rhode Island sportsbooks?

There are two locations where bettors can place in-person sports bets: the Twin River Casino in Lincoln and the Twin River Tiverton Casino, which offer bets through Sportsbook Rhode Island, which is powered by William Hill.

Online is also available and can be used across the entire state, while DFS games are also allowed and are offered from all the major operators.

What about mobile sports betting apps in Rhode Island?

Sportsbook Rhode Island approved mobile betting in March 2019 and is now fully operational, statewide.

What is the legal sports betting age in Rhode Island?

Currently, you must be 18 years old to place a bet in Rhode Island.

Who is allowed to offer Rhode Island sports betting?

Right now, sports betting is only allowed to be offered through Sportsbook Rhode Island, available only at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln and the Twin River Tiverton Casino.

Who regulates or licenses Rhode Island sports betting?

The ball got rolling on Rhode Island sports betting when HB7095 was put forth in January 2018. When PASPA was struck down months later, the state moved quickly to implement sports betting, formalizing it when the state budget, which included language that legalized sports betting, was approved.

The creation of Sportsbook Rhode Island, which is overseen by the Rhode Island Lottery, was initially on available in-person, but was expanded in 2019 with SB37 to include a mobile component as well.


What sports will be favorites of Rhode Island sports bettors?

Rhode Island does not have any major professional sports teams, but local bettors will certainly support the state’s NCAA programs, including the Providence College Friars in the Big East and the University of Rhode Island Rams, who play out of the Atlantic 10.