Bloomberg Tax
Feb. 7, 2022, 9:45 AM

Online Sports Betting Rollout Delayed Over a Year in Some States

Sam McQuillan
Sam McQuillan

More than a year after voters legalized online sports betting, Louisiana has just begun taking bets. In Maryland, the wait continues.

It’s been 14 months and counting since betting ballot initiatives passed in those two states, and eight months since Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a law legalizing betting. While some in-person betting options are available, a combination of regulatory and legal hurdles has delayed more lucrative online betting—which makes up 86% of wagers in places where both are legal according to the American Gaming Association, the industry lobby.

Meanwhile Arizona, Connecticut, and Wyoming have since legalized betting, launched ...

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