Betting on the horses online is now legal in the majority of US states. The reason for the success and prevalence of horse racing gambling is due to the parimutuel system, which was first introduced in Kentucky in 1906 with New York and Maryland swiftly following suit. Various states have followed suit and now over 40 states in the union accept betting on the horses.
Whilst most are watching with eager excitement the legalization of sports betting in various states, the Horse Racing industry has long been reaping the rewards of legal gambling. Recent reports indicate than over $11bn is wagered annually on horses in the United States.
Should you be interested in joining all these people who are enjoying placing bets on horses but aren't sure of the legal situation, we have for a definite list below of what states will allow you to bet on the horses.
However if you reside in any of the following states, you may find your options limited as TVG for example do not accept any players in these states:
The following states do not allow legal betting on horses online: