Alaska online sports betting apps are not available yet. But there are some alternatives.
Best Betting Apps in Alaska
Available Sports Betting Apps in Alaska Now: None available. No sportsbooks in the state to offer an app, only Daily Fantasy Sports betting mobile apps such as Draft, Fanduel, Draftkings, FantasyDraft, Yahoo.
Expected in 2020 and further: Currently no plans for Alaska licensed sportsbook apps in 2020. All major sports available to be on OSB apps, and dog mushing races are available for bet locally in Alaska.
Alaska Online Sportsbooks
Online Sports betting in Alaska is illegal so you will not be able to find any land-based sportsbooks or mobile-friendly sites to bet in the state. That said, while it is illegal to operate a sportsbook in Alaska online or on land, it is not necessarily illegal to place a sports wager.
Therefore, the only sportsbooks to utilize while in Alaska are of the off-shore variety. Betting available from Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Badger, College, Tanaina, Lakes, Wasilla, Sitka, Kalifornsky.
Some off-shore sportsbooks even offer promos and incentives for residents of Alaska, but it’s not the same thing as a state licensed sports betting app. Maybe in 2020?
Mobile betting in Alaska
The mobile sports betting scene in the state of Alaska is extremely limited, and they aren’t really close to any major professional sports teams. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any die-hard sports betting fans in the state, and there has been some talks about legalizing sports betting.
Alaska is one of the few states in the country that does not have a state lottery, and there are currently no casinos in operation inside of the state either. Sports betting fans in Alaska can take advantage off off-shore sports betting apps, and almost all of them have mobile-friendly websites available for download.
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Alaska online sports betting development
Alaska traditionally has some of the most prohibitive gambling laws in the US. Some pari-mutuel betting is permitted at racetracks, while there is also a state lottery. But online casinos and sportsbooks have so far been banned.
That could all change if proposed Alaska gambling legislation goes through. Following 2018’s US Supreme Court ruling which freed up states to regulate sports betting online, Alaska has wasted no time in introducing its own laws. So far, however, only casinos and card games are being talked about.
Key is HB 103, which goes as far as establishing an Alaska Gaming Commission plus casinos with poker. But if it went to referendum, there’s no guarantee that Alaskans would favor a law change. In 2008, a state referendum was held on legalizing casino gambling. The ‘No’ vote won in a landslide.
There are already some tribal casinos and bingo halls in Alaska, run by tribes such as the Metlakatla Alaska Native Community. Bingo is available to players over 19, while slots can be played if you are 21 or over. Charitable games and pull tab cards are also permitted.
So, will Alaska legalize sports betting apps and online sportsbooks in 2020? It seems unlikely. There are only a handful of land-based horse racing venues in the state like TwinSpires and TVG but gambling is outlawed.
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