There hasn’t been much activity on regulating South Carolina sports betting since early 2019.
A bill called HJR 3409 (link below) was the third piece of legislation to be introduced but none managed to advance in the legislature in this historically restrictive state. It envisioned betting on professional sports and legalized horse racing and casino games.
Previous bills from 2017 appeared to lay the groundwork for South Carolina sports betting legalization by amending the 1895 state constitution, but it now seems like 2022 or later will be the timeline.
Is sports betting legal in South Carolina?
No. But clearly there is interest and pressure from neighboring states, which we feel will inevitably see South Carolina sports betting legalization gain some traction. The state has been restrictive with all forms of gambling, with no casinos and a strong stand against poker as well. So this current inertia is not surprising, but eventually reality and tax dollars will prevail.
Where can I bet at South Carolina sportsbooks?
None at the moment, as bettors are forced to find offshore or overseas options for online betting.
What about mobile sports betting apps in South Carolina?
No sportsbooks, no mobile apps.