Utah 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 Utah?

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

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When will sports betting be legal in Utah?

With Utah being one of the strictest gambling states, sports betting will not likely be legalized for many years to come, if ever.

Utah Online Gambling FAQ

Unfortunately residents of Utah have very few options to choose from when it comes to online gambling.

Are daily fantasy sports legal in Utah?

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

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 Utah?

No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in Utah. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of Utah 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 Utah?

Having stricter gambling laws than most, Utah does not offer a lottery system, online poker, online casinos, or online horse racing.

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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. 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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