TN Sports Betting Sites are now live! Tennessee is approaching online sports wagering in a different way to other states which have allowed legal sports betting sites. Without any brick and mortar casinos in Tennessee, legislators were free to focus purely on legalizing online sports wagering and operators won't need to worry about forming agreements with land based partners. Head here to see the Tennessee sportsbook promos.
Anyone over 21 can now register at an online sports betting website or through a mobile app and will just need to be within the state boundaries of Tennessee when placing wagers. This opens up legal online sports betting not just for the 6.8millions residents of the Volunteer state, but for those near the borders in the eight neighbouring states as well as visitors to TN.
Whilst sports betting sites have also come to Virginia, the states of Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama and Missouri have no form of legal sports betting whilst Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina do not allow online sports wagering. Across the US as other states have allowed online sports wagering we have seen large numbers of people cross state lines to place wagers.
Online sports betting has been legal in Tennessee since July 2019. Perhaps a surprise to many, with there not being any land based casinos or racetracks in the state. The next part of the process is to finalize the regulations around legal sports betting in the state.
The first mobile wagering in Tennessee went live on 1st November 2020
The first sports books live in TN are
Unlike other US states, there is no limit to the number of sports betting websites or apps that could go live in Tennessee.
With sports betting in TN an online-only opportunity, a taxation rate at an ok 20% and with a population of 7m, the prospects for competitive online sports betting industry in the state look good.
In addition, those living in the states surrounding TN without legal sports betting may make the journey over the border to place legal wagers. We have seen this happening in huge numbers throughout the US as other states have gone live with legal online sports wagering.
It is very likely that all the major US wide sports betting operators will apply for licenses in Tennessee. Without the need to tether with a brick and mortar casino, paying fees or sharing revenues, the access costs for TN are relatively low for the big sports wagering brands.
These are sports betting sites that we expect to see in TN at some point
|BetMGM Sportsbook Review
||Live||NJ, IN, CO, WV, NV, TN, IA, PA, MI, VA
|William Hill Sportsbook Review
||Live||NJ, CO, WV, IA,NV, TN, IL, MI, IN, Washington DC, RI (sportsbetRI)
|Unibet Sportsbook Review
|Pointsbet Sportsbook Review
||Pending||NJ, IN, IL, IA, CO, MI
|BetRivers Sportsbook Review
||Pending||PA, IN, CO, IL, VA, IA, MI, NJ (as Sugarhouse)
|FoxBet||Pending||NJ, PA, CO
Tennessee will allow legal wagering on most major sports which will be very pleasing to sports fans in the state.
Home to major professional teams; Tennessee Titans in the NFL, Memphis Grizzles in the NBA and the Nashville Predators in the NHL, these sports are likely to be especially popular amongst Tennessee sports bettors.
Proposition betting on collegiate events are restricted in Tennessee. So bear this in mind when looking at March Madness Betting this year
Sports betting online in Tennessee is still new at this stage so we only have limited data in the table below.
However, if other states like NJ, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Indiana are anything to go by, then growth will be exponential.
|Year||Month||Betting Handle||Tax||Handle growth|
|2021||September||Data is not yet available as of 06Jan22|
There is no in-person requirement for Tennessee for either new account online registration or funding.
You can create a new account online from your mobile or home as long as you are located within the state and are 21+ years of age.
You can also make deposits and withdrawals and all account management actions from the websites or apps.
To welcome you as a new customer many sports betting sites will offer TN free bets and welcome bonuses. Compare the best TN free bets to find which fits the best for you, remembering to read the terms and conditions and understand any wagering requirements required for the bonus funds.
To become a customer and use a sports betting site in the state of Tennessee you have to be aged 21 years or over. You will need to verify your age at the registration section when signing up
You can both register and make your first deposit to a sports betting site in TN 100% online, with no requirement to make an in-person visit to register or fund your account.
There are currently 4 online Sportsbooks with licenses to operate online sports wagering. These include BetMGM, Fanduel and Draftkings