Tennessee legal online sportsbooks have continued their incredible start by motoring to an incredible 38% increase in December 2020 in what was only the second full month of legal sports wagering in the Volunteer State. It comes on the back of the state of Tennessee recording the biggest ever debut month by any legal online sports betting state in November 2020. Naturally, that makes it the best two-start ever for any state in U.S. sports betting history.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is sponsoring the latest push to bring legalized online sports betting to the Bay State with the Governor’s HD 678 bill allowing for statewide online sports wagering and to hand regulatory power to the state’s gaming commission, which would eventually become the sports betting industry regulator.
Virginia joined Michigan in the final days of January as the nation’s latest legal sports betting states, with the Old Dominion State beginning with just two sportsbooks in FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings in operation.
It feels like it has been a long time in coming following the launch of land-based sports betting back in March 2020, however, Michigan finally welcomed online sports betting and online casinos on Friday, 22 January 2021.
Having got the state’s tribal casinos onside with his plan to legalize sports betting, Arizona State Governor Doug Ducey wants to open the door to allow all Arizonans 21 years-of-age and older to place legal sports wagers on the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Suns, and perhaps even the Sun Devils and Wildcats.
Pennsylvania online sportsbooks did not take long to return to their record-setting ways. After a relatively disappointing sports betting handle result in November, the Keystone State’s sportsbooks generated a record high of $548.6 million in sports wagering in December 2020, edging October 2020’s previous high-water mark of $525.8 million.
Virginia had been on record as announcing it was on course to launch its online sports betting industry before the Super Bowl. However, what no-one expected was that Virginia would launch more than 2 weeks earlier than anticipated.