The legality of betting on sports is a subject of debate, but a few states have begun to permit the sport. Sports betting is legal in Iowa since 2019, both online and offline. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission supervises the industry, and the licensing fee is paid by the online operator. In Michigan, sports betting is legal online as well as in casinos that are retail. The program was first introduced in three casinos in March 2020 just before the Coronavirus pandemic. Mississippi has also played around with betting on sports but hasn’t yet embraced mobile wagering.

The repeal of PASPA resulted in a surge of business and legislative momentum. In the last few days, four major American sports leagues have partnered with operators of sports betting. Some have even launched official sports booking channels. Thor is an notable exception. Payouts for sports betting have always been based on the results. PASPA has banned both in-person and online sports betting, with the exception of Nevada. However, betting apps for sports help users by processing payments, registering betting decisions, and acting as digital clearinghouses for payouts and bet calls.