Big changes are happening in the southern state of Tennessee. After years of campaigning for it,Tennessee is set to become one of the few southern states with legal sports betting. Only neighboring states of Mississippi and Arkansas have legal sportsbooks, and those states are in-person betting only, online betting is not permitted at this time. Tennessee sports betting is set to take a different approach. In the proposed model, Tennessee is embracing technology and allowing for a more forward-thinking approach by only allowing online sports betting with no in person betting at brick and mortar establishments.
The sports betting bill was approved in April 2019, and though there was no set date for these sportsbook platforms to be allowed to open, many are set for November, 2020. Tennessee is the latest state in the US alongside Illinois to push into sports betting. This is a promising new industry for citizens and businesses alike and could potentially be a sign of legislation becoming more open to other types of gambling like casinos. There will soon be several great Tennessee online sports betting platforms available to all residents of the state.
Most of the first Tennessee online sports betting platforms will be branches of popular websites like DraftKings, BetMGM, or FanDuel. This is great for residents as these platforms are already successful and stable, meaning a straightforward and easy experience for patrons. These will be the top options for Tennessee sports betting because they already have the reputation and offer some great features like live betting, live streaming of games, daily fantasy picks and more. Each platform has its own features, so it’s best to decide what you’re looking for or try out a few sites and see which one best suits your playstyle and needs. Here is a quick explanation of what you can expect from the top Tennessee sports betting platforms.
DraftKings was founded in 2012 in the US as one of the first major fantasy sports platforms. As United States law considers fantasy sports a “game of skill” as opposed to gambling, DraftKings was allowed to operate across the country. In 2018, DraftKings had the honor of becoming the first mobile wagering app in the state of New Jersey, officially branching out from their standard fantasy sports offerings. They essentially beat out the local casinos and competitor platforms and became the first sports betting entity in the state. When Tennessee sports betting was first announced, everyone knew it was just a matter of time before DraftKings would show up.
After spending some time on the platform and experiencing everything they have to offer, you’ll find that DraftKings is one of the best all-around sports betting platforms. Their interface is smooth and easy to navigate, making finding your chosen sport and wager a breeze. The available odds are always competitive with the rest of the market and they have numerous different deposit and withdrawal options. In addition, they have gained a reputation for great sign up bonuses and contests like the NFL Pick ‘Em contest that will hand out $2 million in prizes this football season.
While platforms like FanDuel and DraftKings will have their own advantages, BetMGM certainly stands out by offering online casino games, sports betting, and online poker, all with the same login. This makes it a solid option for anyone that is looking for more than just sports betting. BetMGM has a great trust score and is known as a reliable and trustworthy platform to consider. It’s also worth noting that they are backed by the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel.
If it is important to you to have low withdrawal fees and many different deposit/withdrawal methods to choose from, BetMGM is a great platform to consider. Their list of available sports is adequate while not being exceptional, but all of the major options from baseball to football, soccer and MMA are there. Another aspect that really sets them apart is their live betting capabilities. Not only can you bet during active sporting events, but their options are really handy. First they have live streaming capabilities, allowing players to watch the game right from the BetMGM website or mobile app. There are also options for “instant betting” as in the next drive of a football game.
FanDuel is the main competitor to DraftKings and other fantasy sports websites. They are a successful brand with a huge budget behind them that has been helping them push into new states across the US, the most recent being Tennessee and Illinois. Over the years they have been active, FanDuel has paid out millions of dollars in prizes and contests to players across the US and it will quickly become a welcome part of the Tennessee gambling markets.
FanDuel has an especially efficient design layout that makes finding the section you want quick and efficient. Other sportsbooks have a way of cluttering everything but FanDuel prefers a straightforward approach. Normally, their signup bonuses are especially generous as well, with a free bet up to $1000 being the norm. As a giant in the fantasy sports and sports betting scene, there is a lot to appreciate on this platform.
As you may have noticed, most of the options for Tennessee sports betting are major businesses that have multiple branches across the US and the world. Action 24/7 stands to set itself apart by being a homegrown option that represents the community. Based in Nashville, TN, this platform will compete against other giants of the industry like FanDuel and DraftKings.
It’s not clear yet what promotions or services they will offer to their local clients, but they promise to have a streamlined and simplistic interface, as well as an increased focus on customer service. Their call center for these matters will also be located in Nashville so they can stay close to their roots. As time goes on, expect more of these smaller sportsbooks to pop up among all of the legal states in the US where sports betting is gaining traction.
As these Tennessee sports betting platforms are just getting started, there are only a few offers at the moment but there will surely be more once things kick off. Online sports betting platforms will all have their own offers to attract new users. Currently, DraftKings is offering a $50 free bet for all new Tennessee sports betting accounts. The best part is, no promo code is needed, it is automatically added when you sign up. BetMGM is another platform to look out for. They are offering a $500 free bet for new Tennessee accounts as well. FanDuel may not have any specific welcome offers for new Tennessee players yet, but their $1000 risk free bet is especially generous in this industry and certainly enticing for new players. Keep a lookout as more Tennessee gambling platforms become available for more bonuses and promotions.
Most Tennessee sports betting platforms will have their own dedicated sports betting apps that you can utilize. You will find that both DraftKings and FanDuel for instance are well known for their efficient and feature-packed mobile apps. These apps are great because you can follow the latest in sports betting odds, live scores, and news about your favorite sports. Fans of fantasy sports should already be quite familiar with using these mobile apps. For Tennessee mobile sports betting options, we can more than likely expect apps from platforms like DraftKings, FanDuel, FoxBet, William Hill, BetAmerica, BetMGM, and Bet365.
The official bill for Tennessee sports betting was passed in April of 2019. Though there is no official date for Tennessee online sports betting platforms to go live, many have already received their permits and are scheduled to open around November 2020.
Yes offshore sports betting is a legally acceptable part of Tennessee sports betting. There is no law prohibiting Tennessee residents from participating on sportsbooks platforms located outside of the US.
Yes, among the many Tennessee gambling options will be football. Other major sports will also be included like basketball, baseball, ice hockey, horse racing, and more.
All online gambling in Tennessee will be restricted to residents that are 21 and over. In addition to this, you must be physically located within the state while you are utilizing any Tennessee sports betting platform.
Yes, in Tennessee, mobile sports betting will be a main focus. Platforms like FanDuel are geared towards mobile betting as it is convenient for players.
Yes daily fantasy sports will be part of the available gambling in Tennessee. Many popular sportsbooks platforms that are opening here will have this option available.
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