It is no secret that Utah is our nation’s most conservative state and legal online gambling never has much of a chance. This is definitely true when it comes to sports betting. In fact, while other states push for legal sports betting, Utah fights it the whole way on the federal level. It’s safe to say you won’t be seeing any sportsbooks in Utah anytime soon. 2020?
As with sports betting, casino gambling is also out in Utah with almost zero chance of ever happening.
The laws in Utah are so strict, in fact, off-shore sites for poker don’t even exist in the state.
No lotteries. No scratch-offs. No raffles or bingo. Strict anti-gambling laws indeed.
It’s rather fitting that the only legal gambling you can participate in while in Utah is with fantasy sports. DFS sites are now considered games of skill and not chance so sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings are able to operate freely in the state.
Back to reality. All forms of horse racing betting, whether in-person or online, are strictly prohibited by Utah state law.