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The Gem State has not shown an interest in legalizing sports betting despite being increasingly surrounded by state which have.

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Idaho online sports betting

Idaho is lagging behind many of its neighbours when it comes to sports betting legislation. In fact, they are one of the few states to have not even proposed or discussed in any detail a sports betting bill.

So until that discussion begins it is very hard to predict when sports betting will arrive in the state.

Idaho borders Nevada which allows sports betting. It also borders Oregon which has now legalized online sports betting.
Betting in ID - what you can and can't do

Bet on sports in-person ❌

Bet on sports online ❌

Register with a sportsbook online ❌

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ❌

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ❌

Bet on high/school sports ❌

FAQs online sports betting in Idaho

It looks like we are someway off legal sports betting in Idaho. Here are your most common questions.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Idaho?

No, sports betting is not currently legal in Idaho.

🤔 Are there any sportsbooks in Idaho?

No, there are currently no sportsbooks in Idaho. If you are based in Idaho you will need to travel to either Oregon or Nevada to place a bet on sports.

⌛ When will online sports betting be legal in Idaho?

There has not been a proposal made in either the House or Senate, so it is difficult to predict when the state will allow sports betting. We can be sure that it will not happen before 2021.

❓ How can I bet on sports in Idaho?

You cannot currently bet on sports in Idaho. You will need to travel across the state border with Oregon, where you can wager on your mobile. Alternatively you can place a bet at a Nevada based sportsbook.

Online Sports Betting in Idaho

The Gem State is certainly not planning to legalize sports betting any time soon. Almost every other state in the US has at least considered a sports betting bill after the Federal ban on sports betting was removed by the US Senate in 2018.

The State already has ten tribal casinos and it is bordered by two states that offer some form of sports betting.

It does some surprising that the state has not felt any pressure to bring up the topic of sports betting considering Oregon has allowed online sports betting. This means that residents of Idaho's capital and largest city, Boise need only take the short drive over the state border before they can wager on their mobile with the Oregon state sportsbook.

We believe the fact that the state will be losing potential sports betting revenue to its neighbours will eventually persuade someone in the state congress to propose a bill.

Sports Teams in Idaho

With no major league sports team, it is really college sports that rule the roost in Idaho.

The Idaho Vandals Basketball Team are particularly popular team in the state. They represent the Universtity of Idaho, located in Moscow and play in the NCAA Division I.

The Idaho Vandals Football Team also play their games at the university's Moscow campus. They play in the Big Sky Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision.

The Boise Hawks are a minor league baseball team and they play in the Class A-short season Northwest League.

The Idaho Steelheads are a minor league hockey team based in Boise and they play in the ECHL.