Online Sportsbooks in
North Dakota

The issue of legalizing sports betting is not high-up on the agenda for North Dakota, but it will likely be considered in 2021.

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North Dakota is expecting to take action soon when it comes to legalize Online Sports betting & Online Casino

North Dakota online sports betting

The Peace Garden State currently has a lottery, charitable gaming locations and several tribal casinos. However, it does not have any sportsbooks.

In 2019, the House considered an act which would allow sports betting in the state, but very little has happened since then. It was not even discussed in the 2020 legislative session.

One bone of contention would be a conflict of interests between the state and the existing gambling establishments. Considering how sparsely populated the state is, it would make sense it terms of tax revenue to allow mobile betting. However, this would allow outside actors to enter the market.

Betting in ND - 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 North Dakota

Here are your most frequently asked questions about sports betting in North Dakota.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in North Dakota?

No, sports betting is not currently legal in the state of North Dakota.

🤔 Are there any sportsbooks in North Dakota?

No, there are not legal sportsbooks in North Dakota. There are many online sportsbooks that claim to offer online sports betting. However, these are offshore sportsbooks and are not legal. Do not use these sportsbooks.

⌛ When will online sports betting be legal in North Dakota?

The legislative session in 2020 has now passed. We expect that the subject of sports betting will be raised in the House in 2021 with a potential referendum in November 2021.

❓ How can I bet on sports in North Dakota?

You cannot bet on sports in North Dakota. You will have to wait until at least 2021 when the House will look to raise the issue of legalizing sports betting.

Online Sports Betting in North Dakota

North Dakota is a sparsely populated state with a lower than average interest professional sports. This means that the issue of legalizing sports betting has not been a priority for North Dakota compared to other states.

There are currently a number of tribal casinos and a lottery that offers gambling but not sports betting. In Jan 2019, the House considered a new bill which would allow these establishments to offer sports betting. However, the House failed to push the act through. It was certainly not a priority in 2020 as the legislative session came to end without even a mention of sports betting.

With South Dakota, looking to put the issue to vote in 2020, we expect it to be back on the agenda for early 2021.

Sports Betting in North Dakota: The situation in short
  • The US Supreme Court deems the PASPA act unconstitutional in May 2018.
  • In Jan 2019, House Bill 1254 which would 'establish sports betting as a game of chance' was introduced but did not make it to the Senate.
  • The legislative session in 2020 passed without any mention of a sports betting bill.

Sports Teams in North Dakota

North Dakotan's like their Southern neighbours tune into pro sports much less frequently that almost every other state.

If there was one sport that is more popular than the rest it would be pro football, in part, due to the popularity of the Minnesota Vikings.

College Hockey is also popular in the state, with the University of North Dakota's team the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.