South Carolina Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

In May of 2018, the Supreme Court overruled a law that placed a federal ban on sports betting. This decision has given each state the power to legalize sports betting.

South Carolina is behind most states in the process of legalizing sports betting. The Palmetto State has a joint resolution filed to create a Gambling Study Committee to examine issues related to regulating gambling. The joint resolution was referred to committee in January of 2019 and has not seen any movement since.

Is Sports Betting Legal in South Carolina?

No, Sports betting is currently not legal in South Carolina. There is not any pending legislation that would legalize sports betting anytime soon for South Carolinians. Residents will likely have to wait two to five years before any serious talks of legalization begin.

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South Carolina Online Gambling FAQ

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

Are daily fantasy sports legal in South Carolina?

Yes, Daily Fantasy Sports, such as FanDuel and DraftKings are legal in South Carolina.

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 South Carolina?

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

Is online poker legal in South Carolina?

No, unfortunately, residents of the Palmetto State have nowhere to play poker. Legal poker is unavailable online, as well as at casinos.

Does South Carolina have an online lottery?

No, the South Carolina 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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