New customers should remember that Tennessee requires 10% of all deposits to be held, compared to five to seven percent in other states. This means that the odds for new entrants may not be as favorable as in other states. However, since the state has just legalized sports betting, all major operators should be able to enter the market in the coming years. The state’s favorable taxation regime makes it a prime location for new operators to operate.
While gambling is legal in 48 states, there are still legal restrictions. For example, Utah has a high Mormon population, and its regulations are affected by this, as well as Hawaii’s concerns about how gambling may affect family relationships. While the US Supreme Court ruled that the Wire Act does not apply to online betting, many other states are open to it. In addition, states such as Idaho do not want to make online gaming illegal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play if you’re a legal resident of one of these states.
The Wire Act of 1961, which governs online gambling in the US, isn’t applicable to digital wagering. However, states are allowed to pass their own laws to regulate online gambling, including New Jersey. In January 2022, sports betting in New York could become legal. In Washington, D.C., the Governor of New York declared his support for online gambling, but he favored a single-source model run by the state lottery. The single-source model has been heavily criticized for the increased cost of sports betting to consumers.