Alabama brought daily fantasy back to the state in 2019, but wasn’t able to get legalized Alabama sports betting to the finish line that year.
But 2020 sees another push to “permit wagering on certain professional or collegiate sports or athletic events and other events” in Alabama. In parallel with those discussions, the Poarch Creek Indians – which currently manage three casinos in Alabama – have proposed expanding gambling on their properties with more games, sports betting and more.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has stated she wants a report on their plans and a study submitted by the end of 2020. Perhaps this could make it onto a November referendum in Alabama?
Is Alabama sports betting legal?
Not yet, although the wheels are in motion to bring legal sports betting to Alabama. Daily Fantasy was outlawed in 2016, then permitted in a 2019 ruling.
Where can I bet at Alabama sportsbooks?
There are no sportsbooks in Alabama, even though FanDuel and Draft Kings have returned to the state offering DFS services. In theory, those operators would be seeking mobile betting for their own sportsbooks if and when sports betting becomes legal.
There are several casinos and tribal casinos in the state now. In other cases, existing operators such as Indian casinos get first dibs on licenses.