The Vermont Legislature passed Act 63 in June 2023, becoming the last state in the Northeast to legalize sports betting. Now, after several months of reviewing sportsbook operators, setting up responsible gambling solutions, and finalizing the details, January 11th, 2024, has officially been announced as the launch date.
The DraftKings and FanDuel mobile betting apps were made available in Vermont beginning on December 13th. This gave residents an opportunity to set up their accounts, learn about how the apps work, check out promo offers, so they’ll be prepared to make real money bets come January 11.
Governor Phil Scott has been a long-time proponent of legal sports betting and he’s excited to see it finally coming to fruition. “I first proposed legalizing sports wagering in 2019 and the legislature finally agreed this year and I signed it into law. We know many Vermonters already have been involved in sports betting for quite a few years. We also know every one of our neighboring states has already legalized. By legalizing it and bringing it above board not only does it allow the state to gain revenue but it also allows us to put consumer protections in place and support addiction prevention initiatives.”