Online Sports Betting in Texas

Welcome to safe and legal sports betting in Texas!

Famous for the gas and oil industry, Texans are known to be incredibly kind and good with business. We have some news for you if you are based in The Lone Star State and looking for information on what betting alternatives are available.Texas sports betting

Unfortunately, legal betting is not available yet in Texas.

Currently, gambling is prohibited in Texas except for the state-run lottery and a few horse and dog racing tracks. The state will discuss new possibilities for betting regulation in its 2024 legislative session.

Popular sports in Texas

With Rodeo being the adopted state sport of Texas, we can only hope that betting on Rodeo will be available if gambling becomes regulated in The Lone Star State. Right now, betting is not legal in Texas, so we must enjoy the sports as they are.

Baseball and Basketball are two of the largest sports in the state. The Astros and the Texas Rangers are both from Texas and belong to MLB. And with 3 NBA teams, many Texans also prefer Basketball, like the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, and Houston Rockets.

Bet on sports in Texas 2024

No legal betting sites are currently available in Texas. We highly advise against betting on any sites available in TX, as these sites are not safe and legal. A legal site requires you to use a geolocation program to verify that you are in a legal state, which Texas is not. By playing on an illegal site, your personal and financial information may be used or sold to third parties. Your winnings may not be paid out, and there will be no consumer protection from the state. We highly advise only playing on legal and regulated sites for your safety.Texas sports

By playing legally, tax revenues will directly go to the state communities to support education, infrastructure, and much more. If you are over 21 years old and can travel from Texas to place a sports bet, these are the closest legal states:

Louisiana: In-person betting is legal. Mobile betting is also legal.
Arizona: In-person betting is legal. Mobile betting is also legal.
Oklahoma: Not legal with mobile or in-person betting yet.
New Mexico: In-person betting is legal. Mobile betting is not legal yet.
Colorado: In-person betting is legal. Mobile betting is also legal.
Mississippi: In-person betting is legal. Mobile betting is not legal yet.
Missouri: Not legal with mobile or in-person betting yet.
Kansas: In-person betting is legal. Mobile betting is also legal.

Responsible Gambling in Texas

If you are in the Lone Star State, and your gambling is out of control, you can call the National Problem Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700. The call is anonymous, and the phone hotline is available 24/7/365. You can also text the number 1-800-522-4700 or enter the website chat here. Help is always possible from NCPG, even if you have played at an illegal site.

Want to learn more about online casinos and sports gambling? Follow our Online Gamblers Academy to learn how to have fun responsibly!

Gambling is illegal in Texas, with the exceptions of lottery, horse and greyhound racing, and bingo.

Unfortunately, legal betting is not available yet in Texas.

Sports betting is not legal in Texas.

Popular sports in Texas include baseball, basketball, and rodeo, with teams like the Astros, Rangers, Spurs, Mavericks, and Rockets.

If you’re over 21 and in Texas, you can travel to nearby legal states like Louisiana, Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, Missouri, or Kansas.

If you’re in Texas and struggling with gambling, you can seek help from the National Problem Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700, available 24/7 via call, text, or website chat.


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Catie Di Stefano has worked in the gambling industry since 2011 for major brands like Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Gaming Innovation Group and Betsson Group. She started in customer support at age 19 and has since worked her way through VIP, CRM and Marketing. Today, Catie is passionate about educating players on consumer rights and the best approaches for legal play in the United States as the Director of Community Marketing at Catie was born in Indonesia but grew up in Sweden. Currently, she resides in Spain with her two daughters.