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FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Tried and tested brand
  • Excellent mobile betting
  • Lots of deposit options
  • Less withdrawal options
Welcome Offer
Best Mobile App
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Website: Founded: 2009
Owner: Flutter Entertainment (previously Paddy Power Betfair)Headquarters: New York City


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The New York-based company began life as a daily fantasy sports provider but now can claim to be the country's most popular sportsbook. According to BettingScanner, it enjoys the second highest brand awareness rate in the US (41%), and the highest number of active users of any sports betting site.

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BetMGM Sportsbook

  • Wide selection of bets
  • Official NFL provider
  • Easy to use App
  • In-game betting could be improved
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Great for Parlay Betting
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Website: Founded: 1993
Owner: MGM Resorts InternationalHeadquarters: Paradise, Nevada, United States


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BetMGM is owned by MGM Resorts International, and has expanded their vegas brand across the US, becoming on of the biggest betting sites in the country.

The iconic brand's transition into the online sports betting world has been seamless. Its NJ sports betting app is one of the most highly rated in the state.

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Caesars Sportsbook

  • Word-class mobile app
  • A wide selection of payment options
  • Excellent customer service
  • Outstanding welcome offer
  • No bet builder
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Easy to Use App
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Website: Founded: 1996
Owner: Caesars EntertainmentHeadquarters: Reno, Nevada, U.S.


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The company began its storied and glamorous existence under the bright lights of Las Vegas launching its online sportsbook in 2018.

In 2021, Caesars Entertainment bought William Hill, a move that sent shockwaves through the sports betting world. The British bookmaker is arguably the strongest betting brand globally and boasted a burgeoning sportsbook product in the US. However, initial scepticism over how Caesars' acquisition of such a mega-brand would play out has been resolutely quashed after the merger produced a superior product that appears to have benefited both parties.

This new-look Caesars Sportsbook has catapulted the company up our rankings. Previously it had only been active in two states and appeared to be struggling to compete with other big names such as FanDuel, DraftKings, but now the sportsbook has grown significantly in size and stature.

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DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Easy-to-use mobile app
  • Lots of payment options
  • Wide variety of bets
  • Misleading welcome bonus
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Great for Betting & DFS
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Website: Founded: 2012
Owner: Jason RobinsHeadquarters: Boston


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DraftKings is the largest fantasy sports operator in the US. Since 2018, they have established themselves as one of the country's most successful online sportsbooks. According to BettingScanner's 2020 survey, DraftKings can boast the country's highest brand awareness at 44%.

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Online Sport Betting in Tennessee

In late 2019 Tennessee announced that it was going to legalize sports betting in the state, becoming the twelfth state in the US to do so.

The decision surprised the sports betting industry, not only because it would make the state the first southern state to legalize online sports betting but also because there are no legal physical sports betting establishments in the state.

This means that, unlike in every other state which has legalised sports betting, online sportsbooks would be allowed to set up in the state without partnering with an existing casino.

In October 2020 the state finally pushed through legislation that allowed online sports betting. Then in November 2020, in time for the NFL season, FanDuel, DraftKings and BetMGM all launched products in the state.

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FAQS online sports betting Tennessee

Legal sports betting is a relatively new arrival to Tennessee, so it's likely that you have a few questions. Here are some of our readers most common queries.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Tennessee?

As of 2020, sports betting has been legal in the state of Tennessee. However, you can only wager with a licensed online sportsbook.

The following sportsbooks are now licensed in the state of Tennessee.

👍 Are there any online sportsbooks in Tennessee?

There are now a number of licensed online sportsbooks in Tennessee after sports betting was legalized in late 2020. You can now place an online wager with the following mobile sports betting operators:

🚫 What is the gambling age in Tennessee?

You must be 21 years or older to place a wager in Tennessee.

As it currently stands, you can only bet online - there are not physical casinos or sportsbooks - you will therefore need to provide a scan or copy of your ID.

✅ Are there legit sportsbooks in Tennessee?

Yes, there are a number of legal and licensed online sportsbooks in the state of Tennessee.

They include:

💵 Can I use PayPal with sportsbooks in Tennessee?

Yes, all the major online sportsbooks now accept PayPal in the state of Tennessee, both as a deposit and withdrawal method.

⛔ Is PointsBet active in Tennessee?

PointsBet is not yet licensed in the state of Tennessee.

It is legal to download the PointsBet app in Tennessee. However, to wager, deposit or withdraw cash with PointsBet you must be within a state where the online sportsbook is licensed. These states include New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois and Colorado.

TN Sportsbooks 2023

Tennessee was the first state to launch sports betting only online.

Every other state that has legalized online sports betting has required new sportsbooks to partner with an existing casino.

However, Tennessee did not have any existing casinos to partner with, so the state had to create entirely new legislation.

The state has opted to make this legislation as easy as possible for the customer, doing away with many of the requirements, such as in-person sign-ups, that exist in other states such as Nevada.

TN Sportsbooks: The Rules
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What are the rules for customers?

  • Mobile wagering only
  • In-state bets only
  • 21+ age restriction
  • 10% hold (payouts capped at 90%)
  • College bets allowed (in-game restricted)

What are the rules for sportsbooks?

  • $800,000 annual license fee (of which ($50,000 is an application fee)
  • 20% tax rate for sportsbooks
  • All sportsbooks must be licensed with the Tennessee lottery Corporation

There is one thing that customers should really be made aware of and that is the 10% hold requirement. This effectively means that sportsbooks are required to hold 10% of the money accepted in wagers.

A holding requirement is a normal regulation to ensure a sportsbooks financial liquidity. However, Tennessee's rate is about 5% higher than other states. This means that sportsbooks will have to push some of this cost onto bettors. However, the difference will be negligible for those placing small to mid-sized bets. If you are wagering thousands of dollars then you may notice that your winnings will be impacted by the hold requirement in comparison to other states.


A license This is an absolute must. It is incredibly risky to sign-up for an offshore sportsbook as it is not liable, and therefore your money is not secure. All sportsbooks we list are legal and licensed.

High-value odds If you want to make some real money, you will need odds that offer you some real value.

Wide selection of bets Different sports and events call for different types of bets. If you really want to maximize your sports betting, then you really experiment with various forms of sports betting like parlays, point spreads and futures.

A generous welcome bonus Sportsbooks are eager to pick up new customers, so they are offering some truly amazing welcome offers.

An honest welcome bonus This eagerness to pick up new customers can sometimes result in slightly misleading claims. So make sure you read the terms and conditions before you sign up for a new welcome bonus.

A user-friendly product Your sportsbook must offer a product that is easy to use, especially if you plan on placing an in-play wager.

Deposit & withdrawal options Unfortunately, sportsbooks and the US banking system go together like chalk and cheese. We list the sportsbooks which offer the best alternatives to normal Visa and Mastercard transactions.

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How to set up a sportsbook account in Tennessee

Since the state of Tennessee never had any physical, bricks and mortar casinos, racetracks or sportsbooks everything has been designed from scratch with mobile wagering in mind.

This means that there are no frustrating in-person sign-up regulations that exist in some states like Nevada and Illinois.

All you need to do is follow the following steps.

  1. Select a sportsbook you would like to wager with and click on the green claim button. This will redirect you to the sign-up page which includes your welcome offer.
  2. Enter your personal details, including your full name, address, DOB and e-mail address.
  3. Create a username and password.
  4. Provide proof of identity.
  5. Select your preferred payment method. In most cases, we would recommend PayPal.
  6. Transfer your first deposit and collect your welcome bonus.
  7. Place your first wager!

Remember you will need a valid social security number and cell phone number in order to sign-up with a Tennessee sportsbook.

Best TN Sportsbook Odds

Online sports betting is still relatively new to the state of Tennessee, so it is an incredibly competitive market - with the few online sportsbooks licensed in the state doing everything to pick up new customers.

This means that there are two things working in your favour. First, you can find some of the best welcome bonuses in the country. Secondly, and most importantly, you can find some very high-value odds.

The reason for these two benefits is that online sportsbooks are eager to pick up as many customers as possible during these early phases of the legal sports betting market. In short - if a sportsbook offers a better welcome offer and odds than their competitors then they are more likely to get you as a customer, and as statistics show, once a customer is used to a certain sportsbook they usually remain loyal customer.

Fortunately, although there are not that many online sportsbooks to chose from in the state, there are some excellent alternatives to choose from.

FanDuel and DraftKings are both the two largest and most popular online sportsbooks in the country. BetMGM is the third most popular sportsbook and William Hill is one of the oldest and most trusted sportsbooks in the world. In short - you can't go too wrong!

However, all these sportsbooks have their strengths and their weaknesses and when it comes to moneylines we have found that there is one sportsbook that offers, on average, consistently higher value odds than its competitors.

FanDuel: Best Value Odds

Best Mobile App

FanDuel is currently the most popular online sportsbook in the state of Tennessee and for good reason.

The best odds

FanDuel consistently offers the best odds for moneyline wagers in a number of different categories. Of course, they do not always offer the best odds for every event, but on average we find them to be the best performer in this category.

High-value NFL moneylines

Football remains the most popular sport in the state. It is also the sport for which FanDuel offers the best value moneylines.

Widest selection of moneylines

FanDuel shares this accolade with its main rival, DraftKings. The two sportsbook giants offer moneylines for the largest number of events.

Moneyline Betting Explained
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What is a moneyline? This type of wager backs a team or an individual to win a match.

The Odds: Slightly confusingly the favourite will be assigned a minus (-) symbol and the underdog will be assigned a plus (+) symbol. If the rare case of both teams being assigned the same odds, both teams will be given minus odds.

The number that will be placed alongside the minus or plus symbol will determine how much you can expect to receive if you win your wager.

Reading a moneyline: In short - a positive moneyline shows you the amount you will win if you place a $100 wager, and a negative moneyline will show you how much you need to wager in order to win $100.

If your into math, then you can use the following:

+ moneyline formula: (your wager / moneyline odds) x100

- moneyline formula: (your wager x moneyline odds) /100

Best Online Sportsbook Welcome Bonus in Tennessee

If there was ever a time to sign-up to a Tennessean online sportsbook, it would be now.

It is a young market with huge potential and so sportsbooks are throwing all their weight behind marketing campaigns that will attract new customers.

One of the most popular campaigns is welcome bonuses. These are promotions you collect, almost always in the form of bonus bets, when you sign up and make your first deposit with an online sportsbook.

These welcome bonuses come in three main categories:

Deposit Bonus This type of bonus means that you will be provided with bonus bets equal to the same value as your first deposit. You will be provided with a minimum and maximum amount you can wager when you sign-up.

Second Chance Bonus This bonus works as a form of insurance on your first wager. If you win your first wager then nothing will happen, but if you lose your wager then your original stake will be refunded to you in the form of a bonus bet.

No Deposit Bonus This is the holy grail of bonuses and are incredibly rare. They are effectively free bets that you receive on signing up to a sportsbook. the difference between this form of bonus and others is that you do not need to put down any of your own money to receive them. It's equitable to walking into a store and being handed some vouchers for signing up for their loyalty program.

Sports teams in Tennessee

For a state with a population of less than seven million the state does pretty well when it comes to professional sports.

The state currently has three teams playing in the pro leagues:

  • Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
  • Nashville Predators (NHL)
  • Tennessee Titans (NFL) - sponsored by BetMGM

As we have seen in other states, sportsbooks will look to sponsor local teams. Due to the conservative nature of the state, we are not sure how this will play out, but the lure of big bucks may prove too much for the local sports teams.

The fact that there are three pro teams in the state will mean that there will be a high level of interest in mobile betting. In-play betting has proven hugely popular in the US since mobile betting was introduced and there is no better time to bet live than watching your local team.

Tennesseeans will be able to place in-play bets on their pro teams but not on college sports.