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Sports betting in Alabama 2024

There is no legal sports betting in Alabama, with lawmakers yet to ratify sports betting, despite the successful repel of the PASPA ruling over five years ago. There have been significant efforts to get legal sports betting sites in Alabama, including pushes in 2019, 2021 and 2022. There is again a big push to launch sports betting sites and betting apps in Alabama in 2024, but so far, sports wagering has been excluded from a gaming bill working its way through the state legislature.

Our top Alabama betting sites for 2024 are:

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An introduction to AL sports betting and gambling

Like many USA states, most forms of gambling in Alabama are illegal.

There are no racetracks in the state, no online sports bookmakers and online poker rooms and casinos are not available. Alabama is also one of the few US states that does not have a state sanctioned lottery.

Despite these strict gambling laws surrounding sports betting, there are many offshore betting sites that target and accept punters from Alabama. This has lead to many politicians taking a pragmatic approach and supporting bringing in legal sports betting sites.

There are three land-based Native American casinos in Alabama: the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery, and the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka.


Sports betting in Alabama

Technically, in Alabama sports betting is still illegal, but that may change and may do so in the not-too-distant future.

In 2018 the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling and because of this it will give the states the right to make sports betting legal.

There are several land-based casinos in Alabama on native American tribal land, but there are no sportsbooks there. The state of Alabama is pretty lax when it comes to prosecuting their residents when they gamble online whether it be betting on sports, poker, or an online casino.

Usually, players that bet online only have to be 18 years of age while at casinos around Alabama at land-based establishments they must be 21. Alabama has had an issue with sports gambling considering that college football is so popular in the state on the college level.

Top online sportsbooks for Alabama

Even with the Supreme Court striking down a federal law making it possible for sports betting to be legal with state laws it is still not legal in Alabama.

The best online sportsbooks for Alabama are based in places like Curacao and do not have US licensing, which means that we choose not to advertise these sites on BettingPlanet.

However, when regulated online sportsbooks reach Alabama, we will cover all aspects of them, including their free bet offers, bonus bets, promotions, payments and more.

If you choose to bet with offshore betting sites, proceed with caution and your homework on a brand, before depositing your money into an account.

Top betting apps in Alabama

Betting apps are arguably the most popular way people wager via in 2024, with these most companies having downloads for Android and iOS smartphones.

However, because of the current gambling laws in Alabama, you will not find betting apps available for either of the big telephone software companies.

Once sports betting is legalised in Alabama, betting apps will appear in the iOS app store, and will become the primary way people wager.

Android betting apps, much like their rivals, will then either become available in the Google Play store, or directly from AL betting sites.

Betting on horse racing in Alabama

Horse race betting is illegal in Alabama and there are no tracks where you can wager on races.

The state has a law that is a little quirky, as the law states that there can be a referendum for cities that have over 300,000 people to determine if horse racing is legal at the tracks located in that city.

However, there are no cities in Alabama that have over 300,000 people.

Online Poker in Alabama

While online poker is illegal in Alabama it is in the same boat as online sports betting and online horse racing betting. There are many online poker rooms that accept players from Alabama. All types of poker games are available at these poker websites, which are great for high rollers and low stakes players alike.

Online Gambling Laws in Alabama

As stated before online sports betting may be legal in the near future with the federal law that was recently struck down. According to the Alabama Code Title 13A. Criminal Code most forms of gambling are illegal with the exception of gaming on Native American land and greyhound racing and pari-mutual wagering, which must be run licensed by the state as well as run through a gambling commission.

Many US states, other than Alabama, are in the throes of legalising sports betting with Alaska (Alaska online betting), Florida (FL betting sites) and Kansas (Kansas betting sites).

Online betting timeline in Alabama

2020: Alabama’s push to get sports betting regulated in 2020 failed, with covid-19 delaying its movement through the legislature.

2024: Legislation is working its way through the Alabama legislature, however this bill has now had sports betting stripped from it. It will however, create a gaming commission and launch a lottery and give permission for up to seven casinos to open. There remains strong support among politicians for legal sports betting sites to launch.

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