North Dakota Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

Last year the Supreme Court overturned a law that placed a federal ban on sports betting. This ruling has given states the ability to legalize sports betting, both online and at retail locations (casinos).

North Dakota had a bill that passed the house that would legalize sports betting under new terminology. The bill was voted down 38 - 7 by the Senate in March of 2019.

Is Sports Betting Legal in North Dakota?

No. Sports betting is currently not legal in North Dakota. There is current legislation that would legalize sports betting if passed, however, the Republicans in the Senate oppose sports betting.

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North Dakota Online Gambling FAQ

Aside from online sports betting, there other forms of gambling available to North Dakota residents.

Are daily fantasy sports legal in North Dakota?

Yes, Daily Fantasy Sports, such as FanDuel and DraftKings are legal in North Dakota.

Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS, is a cross between fantasy football and legalized gambling. On a broad level, DFS contests are a subsection of fantasy sports. Players compete against their friends, or more often strangers to build a team of professional athletes under a given salary cap, and try and to outscore their opponents. Daily fantasy sports differ from traditional fantasy sports by having contests that last for an evening or the weekend, as opposed to having the same team for months.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in North Dakota?

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

Does North Dakotahave an online lottery?

No, the North Dakota Lottery does not offer online games.

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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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