Each state has the power to legalize sports betting due to the Supreme Court overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. This decision was made in May of 2018. Since then New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Mississippi, and New Mexico have all legalized sports betting to some extent. Another 30+ states have introduced some form of legislation to legalize sports betting
Is sports betting legal in Oklahoma?
Sports betting is not legal in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is one of a select few states to have no legislation in place regarding sports betting.
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When will sports wagering be legal in Oklahoma?
Sports wagering in Oklahoma will likely not be legal until the early to mid-2020s. The current Governor does not appear to have any interest in getting sports betting started.
Oklahoma Online Gambling FAQ
Are daily fantasy sports legal in Oklahoma?
For those unfamiliar, 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 Oklahoma?
No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in Oklahoma. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma?
Oklahoma has a lottery, but it does not offer online games. Online poker or casino games are also illegal in Oklahoma.