Tennessee has recently made online and mobile sports betting completely legal for over-21s. However, the state lags behind when it comes to casinos.
There are no brick and mortar casinos in Tennessee and no prospect yet of any online casinos being regulated.
However, with sports betting now on the statute books, could Tennessee online casino gambling follow?
Current Gambling Laws in Tennessee
Since the Supreme Court overruled on the legitimacy of the PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) in 2018, it’s been open season for states wanting to push ahead with legal sports betting.
Tennessee joined a long list of states in 2019 when it passed the Tennessee Sports Gaming Act. Though it became law in July 2019, the first legal sportsbooks aren’t expected until October 2020.
And with no land-based casinos or retail sportsbooks in Tennessee, gamblers will have to make bets on their mobile phones or online.
Timeline of TN Online Casino Legislation:
- 2002: Lottery legalized in Tennessee
- April 2019: Online sportsbooks made legal
- 2019: Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports contests
- 2020: BetMGM signs gaming deal with NFL team, the Titans
- October 2020: DraftKings sportsbook begins accepting new customers
- 2020/2021: More sportsbooks expected to appear
Top Casinos in Tennessee
There are currently no brick and mortar casinos in Tennessee. That means anyone wanting to place sports bets must do it via their laptops or mobile phones.
Potential Online Casino in Tennessee
- BetMGM Casino
- bet365 TN
Looking ahead, what major online casino operators could launch in Tennessee? DraftKings already has a presence in the state, as does BetMGM. But with no brick and mortar casinos in Tennessee, online casinos would have to act alone without a land-based partner.
Casino Games to Play in Tennessee
Casino games are currently prohibited in the conservative state. But could legalized TN sportsbooks pave the way for regulated casino gaming? Expect to find one or all of these games when online casinos are regulated in Tennessee:
- Table games
- Video poker
Tennessee online caisno FAQs
Can I play online casino games in Tennessee?
No. There are no laws regulating casino games in Tennessee in 2020. However, you can make legal sports bets via mobile or PC at a number of licensed sportsbooks.
How old do I have to be to play casino games?
Casino games are not legal in Tennessee in 2020. To place legal sports bets you must be 21 or over. Tennessee also operates a lottery and is open to gamblers aged 18 or over.
Yes! You can place wagers at legal sportsbooks using your smartphone or tablet. You must be aged 21 or over to register a new account through a download app.