Sports betting was not legal in Vermont despite various attempts to pass a bill since 2019. A new bill, HB127 was introduced to the House in January and was eventually passed by a vote in March. When forwarded to the senate, the lawmakers at the upper chamber made several amendments until they finally passed the bill on May 4.
House lawmakers have also approved the amendment by the Senate and will now forward the measure to the desk of Governor Scott to sign the bill into law. The bill will keep sports betting revenue within Vermont and authorizes up to six online sportsbooks. Stakeholders believe that online betting could go live in January 2024.
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and Horse Racing betting are also legal in Vermont.