Idaho Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

In 2018, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited online sports gambling, allowing each state to choose whether or not to regulate these practices. Since then, a majority of states have either passed or introduced legislation to legalize sports betting at retail locations, online, or both options.

Is sports betting legal in Idaho?

No. Sports betting is currently not legal in Idaho. There is currently no legislation introduced that would make sports betting legal in the Gem State.


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Idaho Online Gambling FAQ

Unfortunately residents of Idaho have almost no options to choose from when it comes to online gambling.

Are daily fantasy sports legal in Idaho?

No, daily fantasy sports such as FanDuel and DraftKings are not legal to residents of Idaho.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Idaho?

No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in Idaho. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of Idaho as clients. Although BettingBuck always recommends betting with legal sportsbooks, we do review a handful of offshore sites like Bovada, 5Dimes, and MyBookie.

Are other forms of online gambling legal in Idaho?

Idaho has a lottery, but it does not offer online games. Online poker or casino games are also illegal in Idaho, as well as traditional poker rooms.

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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.

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